The iPad is one of the easiest ways to create digital artwork. One way I use the iPad for homeschooling is to customize maps or to create a map outline using a drawing app. I use the SketchBook Pro for iPad app, but you can also use the free sketchbook express app. The only requirement for creating an outline map is that the drawing app has the ability to create layers.
To create an outline map just search for any map picture. Import that picture to your drawing app. Create a blank layer over the picture. Then you can trace the main map details on your outline map.
Once you have your outline then you simply delete the original map layer and then save your outline map to your photo roll. Now you can use the picture in a number of ways for school.
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Sky Fish Phonics by Knowbility is an app that some would consider more of a fun review game than a teaching educational app. It’s the closest app to a game that I have on the iPad. The goal of the game is to achieve different costumes for your fish. You get a new costume when you finish a level. You finish a level by shooting your fish through different obstacles. Some of the obstacles require you to choose the right sound or match words with sounds. The prize for finishing the level is a new costume for your fish.
There are several settings you can change.
Overall my boys had fun playing this game however it seemed like there was more entertainment than learning. I feel that the Phonics elements to the game were better then some games that claim to be based on phonics. Still I would recommend this game for reinforcing phonics but I would not use the app for a new learner.