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Ebooks of Lesson Ideas for iPad Apps in the Classroom

This is reblogged from my post on FreedTech4Teachers.

iPads have entered classrooms at an unprecedented rate. In response to the prevalence of this device in schools, Apple has released a series of free eBooks outlining lesson plans for various apps. What makes these especially powerful is that they harness iPad’s unique feature of being a mobile creation device. All of the eBooks are free and the apps, if not free, are heavily discounted under Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Educational Institutions.

Each of these eBooks focuses on a specific app and outlines a series of lesson plan ideas by grade level and subject matter. A quick note for educators, many of these Apps have iPhone and Android Options so these eBooks could be used for other platforms as well.

SketchBook Express Lesson Ideas

SketchBook Express allows students to draw, paint, and draft using just their fingerprints! Not just for art…

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Open Culture – Free Cultural & Educational Resources for Children

Open Culture is a free repository of cultural and educational resources on the web. You can find free online courses, free movies, free ebooks, free audiobooks, free language courses, and more!

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Check out their K-12 Educational resource page for selections geared towards students and teachers. The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Anne of Green Gables are but a small selection of free texts available. Check out lesson resources for math, history, science, geography, art, etc.

It is an excellent resource for students, parents, and educators!

Gettysburg: Insights & Perspectives

Thure de Thulstrup, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Thure de Thulstrup, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began in Pennsylvania. It is one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. The Fall edition of History Now, the quarterly online journal published by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, highlights and explores and the battle from leadership, urban impact, and the pivotal speech by President Abraham Lincoln.

The publication is free to students and teachers. In addition to scholarly articles, it provides numerous educational resources. If you are interested in American History, it’s a great publication.

A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet: Teaching Tolerance to Our Students

I first heard about The Southern Poverty Law Center from my aunt. She told me all the things they were doing to rid the world of hate and injustice. Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded SPLC in 1971 and the organization is known globally for “tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.”  SPLC’s project, Teaching Tolerance, offers free magazine subscriptions to teachers, as well as free film kits, which include DVDs (and accompanying teacher’s guide) about bullying,…

A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet: Teaching Tolerance to Our Students.