Perfect for children learning to form sentences, Sentence Maker from Grasshopper Apps gives students clear visuals to boost comprehension. This free app supports English Language Learners in addition to early elementary school students. One cool feature – teachers and parents can record their voice saying “Excellent” and “Great Job” for when their students answer correctly!
Great for early learners exploring different shapes, Shape Village is a free app that lets children interact with squares, triangles and more. They’ll create a village as they put the pieces of the town together.
Pinterest is such a fantastic resource for teachers!
- Find lesson ideas!
- Locate new apps!
- Keep favorite blog posts in one place!
Have you used their app for the iPad and iPhone? It’s an easy way to keep all of your pins organized and find great ideas on the go!
This app is also available for Android devices.
Endless Alphabet is one of my favorite apps for early learners and Endless Reader is the perfect companion! This app helps children build sight words by spelling each one out and watching them come to life. The first few letters are free and the whole alphabet is yours with in-app purchases. Definitely download and try out today!
Have students create a visual model using virtual base ten blocks and take a screenshot of their work. Add the screenshot to a ScreenChomp creation and have students record themselves as they explain their thinking!
There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today!
- Virtual Base 10 Blocks
- Meerkat Math Fact Fun
- Hopscotch for Coding
- Math Champ Challenge
- MyScript Calculator
- Learning to Round on iPads
- Long Division iPad App
- Math vs Zombies for Fluency
- Coordinate Grid for iPads
- No More Rubber Bands: Virtual Geoboard
It’s often the simplest apps that pack the biggest punch and that is definitely true of Comparative Adjectives. This app presents clean, crisp images to children and asks them to identify the largest, smallest, most colorful, etc., item on the screen. Great for early elementary schoolers and English Language Learners!
If you only have one or a few iPads in your classroom, interactive story apps are great for stations and partner activities. Goodnight Safari is a beautifully illustrated interactive book that children can explore independently.
The Opposites is a wonderful cartoon app that helps children identify antonyms. With a combative brother and sister spouting off words, players need to identify pairs of opposite words. This free game has different levels that will challenge both elementary and middle school students.
If you update a class blog that contains information on each night’s homework try using Siri! By using this feature in combination with the WordPress iPhone app, simply “tell” Siri the homework and update your classroom blog with a quick tap on the screen.
This 3D picture book definitely pops off of the page! Children can interact with characters on the screen as they read Little Red Riding Hood all by themselves or listen as it’s read aloud. The graphics of this app alone are worth exploring.
The iTunes Store is full of great apps that are perfect for early elementary and preschool students, check these out!
- Learn With Homer to Teach Reading
- ABC House for Early Elementary
- Pocket Phonics for Literacy Instruction
- Early Elementary Math Practice on iPads
- Speakaboos for Storytime
- iPad Coloring Books
I love math games and am a big fan of Tangrams and anything geometry. Dragon Geometry is a fantastic app for teaching children about shapes. This engaging, colorful game is great for elementary school students!
Teaching geometry? Try out my Common Core aligned lesson plan – great for stations!
Perfect for children who love to “strike a pose” this app presents kids with scenes from a comic strip. They can act out each scene, snap a picture and create a customized story. FriendStrip Comic Creator is a wonderful app for teaching children about telling a story in sequence and has plenty of free options to choose from!
This app is available on Android devices.