Word games can be a great tool for students to practice problem solving through word play. Wooords is a free app with optional upgrades that lets players build words using a set amount of letters. They’ll manipulate each one to form new words and get points based on complexity and speed. Check out my Common…Details
Math fluency apps are wonderful for reinforcing foundational skills. MathLands it’s full of problem solving and critical thinking games that are completely free. This app is great for students at a variety of levels.
A terrific app for increasing student vocabulary is ABC House. For early elementary and English Language Learners, this free app uses pictures for vocabulary acquisition. Audio and video support will help students learn words in context.
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I’ve shared some engaging apps for students to practice math fluency and Meerkat Math is one to add to your list. The free version lets players test their addition skills at a range of levels. The quicker questions are answered, the faster the meerkat runs! Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for using…Details
It’s so important for students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept and screencasting is a wonderful alternative assessment. Have students take screenshots in an app like Geoboard – they can create different shapes and snap pictures of their work. Then students can import these pictures into Educreations (they’ll be automatically saved to the iPad…Details
When you’re kicking off a one-to-one iPad program even the smallest things can make a big difference. I love using reference charts in my classroom and here’s another way that you can keep students organized. The nametag on each student’s desk has the device number assigned to that child written on the upper right hand corner.…Details
Scribble My Story is a great free app for publishing. Students can create their own story book, record their own voice, and illustrate each page. This app is easy to use, has clean, crisp graphics and extra features if you choose to upgrade.
The iTunes Store is full of apps that can help take your students on virtual field trips. Museums of the World brings thousands of museums from around the globe to your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for contact information for local institutions or for details on exhibits hundred of miles away, this app is full of…Details
Prime numbers can be tricky for students and there is a simple, free app that can help them check their work. Get Primes lets users set a range for searching prime numbers and with a quick tap it will show students if they’re on the right track. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans…Details