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There are lots of tools out there that claim to be a “new and innovative way of using the iPad,” but when you look at them closely they are often just a modified version of what we have seen before. The Osmo, however, is actually something truly new and innovative. The Osmo is a piece of technology hardware that allows you to connect the iPad with physical play. The Osmo includes an iPad stand and then a clip on mirror that attaches to the top of your iPad. Depending on the kit you purchase, the Osmo also comes with tangram pieces and letters for to be used in the learning games. The Mirror attachment allows the table space in front of the iPad to connect with the screen so you can actually place objects in front of the iPad to play the game and complete challenges. For example, in the tangram game, the Osmo app provides you with puzzles and the students place the tangrams on the table in front of the iPad and their work shows up on the screen. Check out their website to see videos that explain some of the other amazing things you can do with the Masterpiece, Words, and Newton apps.