Tag: apps

Math Learning Center Apps

The Math Learning Center is a non-profit organization that grew out of a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the teaching of mathematics. They have created free apps that can be used on iPads, Chromebooks, and on the web on a computer. The district App Review Committee has reviewed and approved seven Read More …

App-Smashing with Book Creator

The iPad app Book Creator is one of the App Review Committee’s Recommended apps, in part for its versatility in creating books. Students as young as kindergarteners for the most part find it intuitive to make a book. Within the app, users just press the plus sign to add photos, writing/drawing, text, or sound to their Read More …

BrainPOP can blow your mind!

Post by Abby Rodriguez, Assistive Technologist (arodriguez@d181.org) Have you seen that jet commercial, you know, the one where people’s heads literally explode with purple smoke at seeing the phenomenal prices of products? Have you had a moment like that? Where your mouth hangs open and your brain stutters for a moment, attempting the process the Read More …

Word Clouds

Word clouds are visual representations of the frequency of a word, words used more frequently are larger. Yes, these are very cool to look at, but they also have real educational uses in the classroom. Students can paste the text they are analyzing into a word cloud generator and pick out the main ideas by Read More …