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Apps

Teaching with tablets? Find and share recommendations for apps and advice on how to integrate them throughout the school day.

  • Tools for Creating Digital Student Portfolios

    Portfolios are a good way for high school students to see and share their learning growth over time, and digital tools make it easy to set them up.
    Mary Beth Hertz
  • 5 Worthwhile Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools

    Interesting—and free—ways to use AR and VR in the classroom to create engaging learning experiences.
  • A Litmus Test for Making Tech More Inclusive

    A once-shy student is now a teacher working to make sure all students, even those who are quiet by nature, feel productive and included.
  • Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

    Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.
    Vicki Davis
  • 10 Student-Tested Chrome Extensions

    Many teachers and students use Google Chrome, and it’s easy to customize with these extensions that really benefit students.
  • 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

    Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.
  • 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

    If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools, sites and apps that require no coding background or expertise.
  • 11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

    Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.
  • Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

    Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.
  • The Epic BYOD Toolbox

    We’ve collected dozens of apps and tools for your bring-your-own-device classroom, with options for student writing, presentations, screencasting, assessment, and more.
  • 5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

    With digital tools like Nearpod, Classkick, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Seesaw, teachers can leverage student-centered, personalized learning in whole-group instruction, guided and independent practice, and reflection.
  • Lessons for 21st-Century Learners

    Three ideas for fostering collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity with easy-to-use apps and tools.
  • Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

    Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
  • 6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

    Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.
  • 10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized

    Choose from among these options—all free!—to develop a system for staying on top of student work, lesson plans, and resource ideas.