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 TinyTap Early Elementary Math Practice on iPads Speakaboos for Storytime iPad Coloring Books Check out this post with 13 Gotta-Have iPad…Details
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 one of these fun apps!
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…Details
There are lots of reasons that Educreations is one of my favorite iPad apps and a new update has added a fantastic feature that I never knew I always wanted! Now users can swipe up and down on the screen to increase the white space available to them instead of having to add a new slide.…Details
Tune Train is a wonderful free app that children can use to create their own music. By manipulating different objects on the screen kids can find harmony, pitch and rhythm. Complete with a teacher’s guide, this free app is perfect for musical stations in an elementary classroom. Not teaching music? Try out one of my…Details
There are lots of ways to read books on iPads or create your own). Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs allows children read an interactive storybook by themselves, with help, or simply listen to it read aloud. Children need to experience read alouds regularly. This iPad app is a great way to empower students to…Details
One of the most memorable parts of my experience at the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute in Austin this past July was using virtual whiteboard apps to find people with similar interests. We wrote out a topic of interest on our favorite whiteboard app and silently walked around a room to see whose screen looked like…Details
If you’re looking for a simple app to teach parts and wholes, Pizza Fractions is for you! With three different levels and straightforward instructions, you’ll find that this app is perfect for early elementary school students or children who need a little extra help naming fractions. Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan…Details
There are great timer apps for the iPad that help students practice their stamina and pacing while reading, and can help teachers manage a classroom. With the iOS 7 update, the iPad clock has a timer with a great visual that shows how much time has progressed (similar to the Hourglass Timer). You can even…Details
If you missed my recent presentations at EdTechNJ or the University of Delaware’s iPads in Education Conference, check them out here:
Download: Teaching Common Core Math on iPads