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Science Apps for the Classroom

Time for another post in my series of “Long-overdue responses to questions that were worth blogging about.” It’s a mouthful to be sure, but it comes up more often than you might think. Today’s question comes from Allison.


I’m a student teacher right now in a ninth grade earth science class and I’d love to find more ways to involve technology in the classroom. Do you have any suggestions for iphone or ipod apps to use in a classroom at the middle school or high school level? (I’m focusing on Earth Science but all science apps are welcome).



Great question, Allison! Let’s dive right in by exploring my own phone. Here’s a screenshot of my “Science” apps folder on my iPhone. I have a 4S, but these should all work on any iPhone or iPod with a camera, compass, and GPS.  They’re not organized in any particular order, so I’ll just go through them from top left to bottom right.

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Making the best of a bad situation… Damn iPhone’s…

Let the mockery commence…

Yes, I was one of the hapless souls who purchased an iPhone 4 on launch day.

[I’m not an Apple fanboy, I swear! My secondhand iPhone 3G was the first Apple product I’ve ever owned, and I really liked it! That, combined with the fact my entire (long distance) family is on AT&T, made it pretty hard to justify jumping ship to Verizon, even if their 3G service is probably better.]

Little did I know that Big Stevie JJ had been attempting to hide a massive design flaw in this beautiful piece of industrial minimalism.

That’s right, you’ve heard about it… I’m talking about “THE GRIP OF DEATH!”

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