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 […]
I love having students use reader view when looking at a text from an Internet browser. Another great way to use this tool is when you’re printing out content from the web to share with students. Informational text is such an important part of the Common Core and I use current events in my classroom […]
Doceri is one of my favorite free screencasting apps and is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. They can show their work solving a math problem on the screen and explain their thinking by recording their voice. Doceri allows user to save their creations to the iPad camera roll. This means you can […]
If you love Toontastic as much as I do you have to check out Toontastic Jr. Shrek Movie Maker. Children can recreate scenes from the animated adventure or use characters from the film to make their own. This app is free to download and great for teaching students about story elements! Check out my Common Core aligned […]
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 […]
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. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan for creating math superstars! Read this post in Spanish!
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. Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching vocabulary with mobile devices!
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 […]