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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.

  • Technology Integration

    Research-Based Tech Integration Strategies

    Even when students are working with apps and devices, their learning should be social and connected to the world around them.
  • Classroom Technology

    Lessons for 21st-Century Learners

    Three ideas for fostering collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity with easy-to-use apps and tools.
  • Apps

    Finding the Right Balance in Tech Use

    Students engaged in a five-week app design process in part to examine their own use of technology.
  • Formative Assessment

    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.
  • Technology Integration

    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.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    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.
  • Technology Integration

    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.
  • Creativity

    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.
  • Classroom Technology

    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.
  • Technology Integration

    Note Taking With Technology

    Despite arguments to the contrary, computers can be effective for note taking—if we adequately support students in using them.
  • Technology Integration

    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.
  • Apps

    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.
  • Mobile Learning

    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.
  • Apps

    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.
  • Formative Assessment

    Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

    Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.