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Earthlapse

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FREE for a limited time – Earthlapse, turns your iPad/iPhone into a window aboard the International Space Station. The app comes with 7 views of Earth (aurora borealis, a tropical storm, Canadian arm of the ISS, the cupola of the ISS, Earth & clouds, Canada & northern USA, and aurora australis) captured by NASA astronauts. It also has 8 relaxing space soundtracks. Love the music! When you touch the screen, you can control what you see with your finger. You can also enable a clock and/or worldwide weather – a nice feature if you want to use it as a screen saver. It would be great to Airplay this app on a big screen in your classroom when kids were doing creative writing about space, living on the ISS, etc. 🙂

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/earthlapse/id522003167?mt=8&uo=4

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Stage Pro

stage proFREE for a limited time – Stage Pro: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera, a teaching/demonstration tool for students and teachers. Stage Pro uses the iPad camera to display live videos, textbooks, student work, imported PDFs, etc. You can also use images from your photo library or the app’s free backgrounds: whiteboard, blackboard, graph paper, music, ruled, maps. Once your content is displayed, you can: sketch on it, take notes, add labels, etc. There’s even a laser pointer for you to use. Saving your work is easy with Stage Pro. With one click, you can take a screen shot that is saved to your photo library. You can also easily create video recordings with the ability to pause, resume, and/or save. Saved videos can be moved from your photo library into programs such as iMovie. There are so many ways you could use this app for classroom sharing. Pairing Stage Pro with Airplay gives you the flexibility to move around the classroom and get all of your students involved. Save $4.99 and check out Stage Pro while it’s FREE!

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stage-pro-interactive-whiteboard/id714477455?mt=8&uo=4

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Writing Wizard – Kids Learn to Write Letters

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On sale for limited time – Writing Wizard for Kids, a fun educational app that teaches kids to write manuscript letters. The app teaches kids to print letters using 9 common fonts including Zaner-Bloser,  D’Nealian, and Handwriting Without Tears. Kids start by tapping a letter. That letter is named and its sound is given. The app then demonstrates how to trace the letter. Then kids trace the letter using animated stickers with sound effects. After tracing the letters, they can interact with them. The app can be customized for the child’s level in a variety of ways – letter size, difficulty, show/hide model, allow to stop between key points, etc. It also provides detailed reports for teachers/parents which include the ability to replay and export the child’s tracings to view kids’ progress! But the BEST part of this app is the ability to create your own word lists (and record audio for each word) – a perfect way to practice spelling and handwriting at the same time! This app is fantastic for so many reasons – highly recommended!

Direct Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/writing-wizard-for-kids/id631446426?mt=8

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PBS KIDS Apps on Sale

Eight apps from popular PBS KIDS series are on sale for only $.99 each!

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Play at Home with Daniel

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daniel-tigers-neighborhood/id553211336?mt=8

Daniel Tiger’s Day and Night

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daniel-tigers-day-night/id690106176?mt=8

Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daniel-tigers-grr-ific-feelings/id899193797?mt=8

Super Why ABC Adventures: Alphabet for iPad

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-why-abc-adventures-alphabet/id546688555?mt=8

Super Why! Power to Read

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-why-power-to-read/id362179828?mt=8

Wild Kratts World Adventure

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wild-kratts-world-adventure/id844517266?mt=8

Wild Kratts Creature Math

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wild-kratts-creature-math/id585747376?mt=8

Dinosaur Train A to Z

Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dinosaur-train-a-to-z/id804766670?mt=8

 

 

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Everyday Math® APPS: Addition Top – It, Beat the Computer, Squeeze Monster, Equivalent Fractions, Divisibility Dash

FREE again!!!

5 educational apps from McGraw Hill’s Everyday Math® – If your school system uses this program to teach math, you may want to take advantage of these offers. 🙂

Everyday Math’s Addition Top-It app for iPhone/iPad is a two player game. It is fun easy way for kids to practice basic addition facts from 1 – 10 and greater than/less than.

Common Core Standards met:

  • 1.OA.6 – Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
  • 2.OA.2 – Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Everyday Mathematics® Addition Top It - McGraw-Hill School Education Group

Everyday Math’s Beat the Computer app for iPhone/iPad is fun easy way for kids to practice basic multiplication facts. They race against the computer to score as many points as they can.

Common Core Standards met:

  • 3.OA.7 –  By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

Everyday Mathematics® Beat the Computer™ Multiplication - McGraw-Hill School Education Group

Everyday Math’s Squeeze Monster app for iPhone/iPad is a two player game. Designed for younger students, it reinforces number line concepts and number comparisons.

Everyday Mathematics® Monster Squeeze™ - McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Everyday Math’s Equivalent Fractions app for iPhone/iPad is fun easy way to reinforce fraction concepts. Note: the app uses a digital version of the fraction cards from the Everyday Math third grade book.

Common Core Standards met:

  • 3.NF.3 – Explain equivalence of fractions and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line. Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Everyday Mathematics® Equivalent Fractions™ - McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Everyday Math’s Divisibility Dash app for iPhone/iPad is fun easy way to practice recognizing multiples of a number and applying divisibility tests.

Common Core Standards met:

  •  4.OA.4 – Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is prime or composite.

Everyday Mathematics® Divisibility Dash™ - McGraw-Hill School Education Group

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The Human Body by Tinybop

– HUman Body

Only $.99 for a limited time – The Human Body, an educational app for kids 4+. This app from Tinybop is first in a series – designed for kids & adults to play, learn, and explore together. The app has a recording mode to encourage questioning, listening, and responding to each other.

Basic human anatomy (skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems) are taught. The urogenital system is also available as an in-app purchase. Every body part is animated/ interactive for kids to explore – the heart beats, the lungs breathe, the eyes see, etc. The app uses the front camera to demonstrate vision, the microphone to show how hearing works, your photo/ music libraries to demonstrate brain function, and more. There is also a free online handbook (to guide you through the interactions & to provide you with facts) at  Tinybop : Discover our apps with your kids. It is available in 8 languages but the text labels (within the app) can be switched to 50 different languages.  

This app makes learning a natural extension of a child’s curiosity – encouraging kids to explore, question, listen, and discuss! Wonderful 🙂

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-human-body-by-tinybop/id682046579?mt=8&uo=4

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Stage Pro

stage proFREE for a limited time – Stage Pro: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera, a teaching/demonstration tool for students and teachers. Stage Pro uses the iPad camera to display live videos, textbooks, student work, imported PDFs, etc. You can also use images from your photo library or the app’s free backgrounds: whiteboard, blackboard, graph paper, music, ruled, maps. Once your content is displayed, you can: sketch on it, take notes, add labels, etc. There’s even a laser pointer for you to use. Saving your work is easy with Stage Pro. With one click, you can take a screen shot that is saved to your photo library. You can also easily create video recordings with the ability to pause, resume, and/or save. Saved videos can be moved from your photo library into programs such as iMovie. There are so many ways you could use this app for classroom sharing. Pairing Stage Pro with Airplay gives you the flexibility to move around the classroom and get all of your students involved. Save $4.99 and check out Stage Pro while it’s FREE!

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stage-pro-interactive-whiteboard/id714477455?mt=8&uo=4