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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

iPad Apps

I decided to compile a list of free apps that I use in my classroom on the iPad Mini.

General Classroom Use:

  • BrainPOP: quick videos on various topics with quizzes at the end

  • YouTube: so many videos. . . 

  • KeyNote: PowerPoint equivalent for iPad

  • Doceri: Drawing and notes tool

  • Educreations: Drawing and notes tool that has a website.  Videos you create can be emailed and shared online

  • Science 360: Current news articles and videos with an eye catching display

  • ClassDojo: Allows teachers to track student behaviors and generate reports

Earth Science:
  • QuakeFeed: Shows current earthquakes on globe with magnitude

  • EarthNow: Shows current statistics for the globe such as temperature and ocean surface salinity

  • Planets: Current locations of planets and constellations by moving the iPad around

  • The Weather Channel: Need I say more?

  • My Radar: Current radar maps

Life Science:

  • Pangea Safari: Simple simulation of ecology with producers, herbivores, and carnivores

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Biomes Foldable

I had way too much fun making this.  My students are going to be learning about these biomes next and I created this example of the finished product and one with the pictures/words without the cuts.  I photocopied the sheet and shrunk it to 75%.  The students will cut it out, fold down the extra space on the left side, and glue it in their notebooks.  Underneath each tab, they will write characteristics of the biomes.

I am clearly on a foldable kick!  Thank you snow days. :)