Free App of the Week: On This Day

Starting up a new feature this week with Free App of the Week. First up, we have the On This Day app, a free downloadable application that displays information on that day in history. Here are the features as seen on the app store: Display Events, Birth and Death dates Quickly select a specific calendar … Continue reading Free App of the Week: On This Day

5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

It seems like people have mixed feelings about Twitter: to use or not to use? I personally believe in the use of Twitter to grow personal learning networks, and I understand the capabilities for literacy learning it provides to students who are already familiar with the micro-blogging tool. While Twitter by itself provides some great … Continue reading 5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

5 Free Metronomes For Music Education

A close friend of mine who is a fellow educator recently asked me for help finding free resources for his music class. After a bit of research, I found some great apps that he can use with his class-set of iPads as well as some online resources. Over the next few days, I'll be sharing … Continue reading 5 Free Metronomes For Music Education

Free App of the Week: Mathmateer

This week's free app is Mathmateer, which is essentially a space-themed game for students to practice basic math functions. With tons of mathematic challenges in the free version, Mathmateer provides a robust application for engaging elementary-aged students with topics like counting, recognizing 3-dimensional shapes, telling time and working with money. As students complete challenges, they … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Mathmateer

Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!

Just like any other search engine, Quixey has a search bar where you can enter in your query. Except unlike other search engines, Quixey produces results of applications, of both the mobile and desktop variety, that match your search. The beauty of this website is that you can now easily find applications for all types … Continue reading Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!

Free Apps of the Week: Pizza Fractions

Another Monday, another free app for you to explore! This week, I wanted to share Pizza Fractions with you, which is exactly what it sounds like: an app that allows students to practice recognizing fractions with a pizza example. Designed for grade levels 2-6, the application has a game-like feel that randomly generates fractions for students to … Continue reading Free Apps of the Week: Pizza Fractions

Free Apps of the Week: Flashcards+

So I don't know if anyone noticed, but I haven't been active this weekend! I was out of town for some personal business, but not to worry - I'm back and raring to go! Let's begin the week with our free app, Flashcards+, which is exactly what it sounds like: a flashcard app. Essentially students can … Continue reading Free Apps of the Week: Flashcards+