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Mary Frazier, Integration Technology Specialist, Buhler #313
Cyndi Bowman, Media & Tech Specialist, Buhler #313
There are thousands of apps available for the iPads. The greatest task is sorting them out and finding what is best for enhancing student learning. Evaluating apps is much like evaluating software. It seems if there is a need, there is 'an app for that!'
Check out Bridger's video.
And Virginia's video!
Apps for Buhler's KDG
Apps for Buhler's 1st and 2nd Grades
How to Get Apps from the App Store without Using a Credit Card
Pritchett First Grade
- this is a blog which not only lists the apps but tells how they used the apps.
Trailblazing with iPads in First Grade
- this is not a collection but fabulous ideas on using the ipads for balanced literacy.
First Graders Rock the iPads at Burley
- subscribe to the teacher-created videos of sight words.
Burlery's first grade list of apps
iPad Apps for K/1st
- only the best tried and tested apps.
5 Great Apps for Early Childhood Teachers
- awesome blog by a kdg teacher
Coin Jar($1)- practices estimation and coin counting
Tell Time($2)- practices analogue time skills
Bubble Clock Time ($1)- pop the bubbles to practice telling time
Make Change($1)- practice in giving correct change
Kids Math 1st through 4th grade ($2 each)- leveled math practice
Easy Chart HD ($1)- gather and easily graph information
Pattern Recognition Prek-1st ($1 each)- make, name and continue patterns
Everyday Mathematics by McGraw Hill ($2 each)- fun games to practice facts, and fractions
Rocket Math (free)- practice money, shapes, and facts in outer space with rocket designed by you
A Second Grade Teacher's Blog
- Patti shares her list as she's just starting using iPads with her second graders.
5 Great Apps for K-2
Math Spin(free)- addition facts
UnderSea Math ($2)- addition and subtraction practice
Sum Stacker ($1)- build stacks to equal correct totals, can practice with number words, Spanish, roman numerals, dice, etc.
Mrs. Peterson's Third Grade
- So far she only lists apps for 3rd grade Math.
5 Great Apps for 3-5
Pizza Fractions ($1)- comparing fraction practice
Motion Math ($1)- fun ball dropping game to practice fractions
Strategy & Creativity
Faces iMake (free)- design faces using imagination
iChess Lite (free)- play a game of chess with partner or against computer
Four In A Row (free)- Connect Four
Tangram Pro (free)- great for both the left and right side of brain
Cut the Rope ($1)- fun problem solving
Lego Creations (free)- visual and spatial
Lemonade Tycoon (Free)- build your empire one glass at a time
RoboFree (free)- plan how to move your robot to the right ending spot
Monster Mix and Match ($2)- promotes critical thinking, creativity and problem solving, design monster for fun writing assignment
Social Studies and Science
United States Puzzle Map ($1)- race to beat the best score on puzzle of USA, has other maps, too
Stack the States ($1)- answer trivia to play a Tetris like stacking game with the states
Planets (free)- space
Science Glossary (free)- user friendly and easy to read
Science Facts (free)- for the brainy fact finder, the info will amaze
Solar Walk ($3)- explore space with amazing pictures that will capture anyone’s interest
Geo Walk ($1)- explore the world through amazing images, just click the city
Star Walk ($3)- hold up to the sky to line up the stars and see the constellations.
Magic School Bus ($8)- Explore the ocean with interactive book, really neat!
Brain Pop (free)- watch a new educational movie a day
Oregon Trail ($1)- figure out how to survive while traveling west
Proloquo2go ($190)-assistive communication that includes augmentative and alternative communication, easy to use.
Model Me Kids(free)-videos for modeling social skills
Language Builder ($4)- record ESL students talking about the given photograph
E Touch English Lite (free)- great for building ESL vocabulary
eCove SPED (free)- timers, checklists, counters and scales.
English for Kids (free)- teach English using this Rosetta Stone style leaning game
Play2Learn ($2)- available in several languages, click pictures to hear the word
Student- Language Arts
A Story Before Bed ($30 yearly subscription)- read stories to your class using webcam
Hangman(free)- traditional Hang Man game
Wordventure (free)/Mad Lib (free)- grammar practice
Word Quiz (free)- record your voice giving spelling test and student’s type answers
AccelaStudy (free)- vocabulary practice
Miss Spell (free)- commonly misspelled word practice
Chicktionary (free)- use letter to make words against the clock
Free Spelling Practice Apps- Graffiti, Dragon Dictation, Draw, PegLight, Sketchmania, PuzzleBaby, Glitter Draw, Glow Draw, Audio Note, Whiteboard, Light Signals, ASL-American Sign Language
Teach Me Kindergarten and First Grade ($1 each) – sight words, math skills, phonics, tracks progress
Time Reading K-12 ($2)- Fluency stories leveled K-12, tracks progress
Sentence Builder ($4)- match the words to pictures to generate and read
Story Builder ($4)- record your answers to the questions asked on photo to hear your own story
Tales to Go (Free)- huge listening library with no tape player mess
Voices 2 ($1)- record students reading to practice fluency then change their voice 30 different ways
Read Me Stories (free)- books read out loud with words, adds a new book each day it is used
Textropolis (free) – build a city by piecing together words
Grammar Up (free)- practice reading tests 10 ten grammar areas
LAZ Level Library ($7each)- sets of 12 books on given level. Reading A-Z Levels AA-Q
Free App Tracker (free)- Lists all the current discounted or free apps
Dropbox(free)- allows you to save at school computer and access on iPad
OnThis Day(free)- Tells you important historical information about dates
Google(free)- voice activated search engine
AR Finder ($2)- find the level for most books
eCove General (free)- teacher tools such as Bloom’s checklists and hand raising counters
Best Apps for Learning Math
(Elementary) by Appinions
Maths iPad Apps
by Apps in Education
iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs
10 Excellent iPad Apps for Teachers
iApps for Teachers
TechChef4U - Appy Hour
Back to School: 15 Essential iOS Apps for Students
iPad Apps in Bloom's Taxonomy
Mrs. Alline's Apps Lists
A Catalog of iPad Apps for Teachers and Students
TCEA Recommended Apps
iPads in the Content Areas
These are spreadsheets to use to recommend apps to be evaluated. Please add any apps that you have heard about that you think would be appropriate to sync on the iPads. Please choose the appropriate spreadsheet for the age.
Use the App Evaluation Form (thanks to Kathy Schrock!) to evaluate the apps on the above spreadsheets. This evaluation will be used to determine if the app is age-appropriate and content-appropriate.
iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano at
This is the handout you received at the iPad workshop on June 12th.
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