Tag Archives: Apps

I Am a Logophile: update (and more)

I Am a Logophile: update (and more)

One of my favorite vocabulary games: 7 Little Words has officially released its junior version: 7 Little Words for Kids. Like the original,  you must figure seven words from the clues, using the letter blocks.    The junior version, however, takes the elementary age players through various worlds, including a scuba adventure, space travel, dinosaur

Trivia Pursuit

While the other families were out playing football on a holiday afternoon, mine was inside playing Trivial Pursuit or other academic trivia games.  The fun of the play encouraged our interest — and thus our learning– of various subjects.  It can do the same for you and your students. A recent sampling of my Trivia

I Am a Logophile

A logophile is a lover of words (http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/logophile).   That is definitely me and it is not coincidence that I love to read also.   Vocabulary and reading certainly go together and help strengthen each other.  So what are some ways to strengthen vocabulary?  Here are a few ideas: Discovery Streaming includes vocabulary development as

Biology Blast!

Here are three apps that will help your students get a better understanding of some biology basics.  Each app allows the user to explore the topic with detailed, interactive graphics.  Best of all each app is free! HudsonAlpha iCell  (Free, available for both Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hudsonalpha.icell&feature=search_result  and iOS  devices https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hudsonalpha-icell/id364882015?mt=8 )  This app allows the user to explore the

Have Android; Need Apps

Got an Android OS based tablet and looking for great apps?  Here are some blogs and posts with helpful information. http://android4schools.com/   from Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers, this blog is one of the best resources http://mashable.com/2012/08/15/android-apps-school/  “short and sweet” post with 5 free apps to recommend http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/06/01/new-10-of-the-best-droid-apps-for-education-in-2012/   also check the link within the