Foldify App

Foldify – What a FUN app to have!  Cost is $2.99.  Create 3D figures on the iPad.  Then print and fold them from paper.  This app makes creations come to life. Every action you take in Foldify is previewed in real-time 3D, without any delays or extra steps. mzl.mqufahhb.480x480-75

 Print using AirPrint Or E-Mail PDF.  Foldify includes a collection of figure templates. Many categories have stamps like eyes and mouths that make it easy to create high quality figures. Or you can always draw your own.  Share your creations with other users, browse and like Figures from around the world! You can also print all figures you see online!



Here is a video to show what this app can do:



Financial Football

Visa created sports themed games to teach financial terms and money skills to users.  Financial Football can be played single or double user.  It allows users to choose two opposing football teams and then answers financial questions to earn yardage and score points during the game.  The questions are leveled (easy, medium, or hard).  This game will engage students in learning.  Teachers can also find lesson plans and get free classroom materials by clicking the “Learn It” button at the top.

Below is an example of an “easy” question:

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 Financial Soccer  is a great game, too!

Build a Virtual Volcano

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Discovery Kids allows users to create a virtual volcano.  Just change the viscosity and gas levels to create different types of volcanoes. Click set conditions and the virtual volcano will form.  The part I found most fun was making my virtual volcano erupt.  This resource can be used to learn about the global location of volcanoes, various types of volcanoes, and what is inside a volcano.


EdCanvas makes it easy for teachers to organize , arrange, and share educational materials such as videos, images, documents, and text around any topic of your choosing   Edcanvas has built-in search tools so that you do not have to leave your Edcanvas account in order to locate resources. Below is a video that will show you how easy it is to create an Edcanvas canvas.

If you do have resources, you can upload them from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, or access your Bookmarks.  Check out this “Canvas” on photosynthesis.



Kindersay – Word Show Activities

Kindersay has over 500 word-show activities to help young students learn words from categories including animals, food, numbers, and colors, time, and shapes as well as many more.

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Each word has a video that says the word and a large text of the word at the bottom. Users can play individual words or start a word-show that cycles through all of the words in a category.

Thanks to Mr. Byrne for sharing this site on his blog: Free Technology for Teachers.

My Great Maps


My Great Maps offers a variety of maps that  students cant paint, draw, create lines on and add points of interest to. Users can choose from maps of the world, continents, the United States, countries, and flags.  This can be utilized as an assessment tool, for example – students could label the map of the Unites States with state and capitals.

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Behold – safe image search


Behold is a search engine that helps you and your students easily find images that can be used with classroom projects or lessons without fear of violating copyright law.  Behold searches for images in that are licensed under Creative Commons.  The Creative Commons license grants use of an image with some restrictions or requirements (which you need to carefully read with each image you use).