Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Jungle is a playful app from the folks at Nosy Crow. Released this month, Flip Flap Jungle is one of a handful of apps from Nosy Crow that bring literature to life on your iPad screen.
This app gives students lots of options to interact with the text. Children can read along with the narration or read each page independently. Flip Flap Jungle is bright, colorful and definitely kid-friendly.
Visit the Apple App Store to learn more!
I spend a lot of time visiting schools and talking to teachers about accessing text from tablets. Blue Planet Tales is an app for iPads and Android devices that places interactive texts in the hands of students. Students can read along with the text and there are questions at the end of each book.
Blue Planet Tales is a great choice for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments with a mix of Android and iPad tablets. Students can access a variety of texts straight from their mobile tablet. This app is full of stories that connect to social studies and science topics. Topics include Apollo 11, Davy Crockett and Marie Curie. The app is free to download and each book is purchased individually – users all have the option to sign up for a subscription service.
Learn more about Blue Planet Tales by visiting the app store links above!
The Guggenheim Museum has an app for iPads that is perfect for a virtual field trip. It includes tons of images from the collection as well as informational text to explore. Students can learn about this historic building and all of the items on display.
Easy to navigate and full of interesting information, Guggenheim for iPad is a completely free app that is worth checking out. Students might show interest on this topic already or you may want to incorporate it into a study of landmarks.
Learn more about Guggenheim for iPad by visiting the Apple App Store!
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The portability of a tablet makes it easy to learn on the go. Students using their own personal device or spending time with an iPad in school can benefit from the many educational apps available in the Apple App Store. Children learning a new language can access tons of apps that support language acquisition. These apps combine visuals, audio cues, colorful images and games to grab the attention of students and help them understand the meaning of new words.
Kids’ Vocab – Mindsnacks
This app is engaging and addictive, with tons of games to help students master the English language. It covers 350 vocabulary words all grouped together into…
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The Kinder Corral is an interactive math game available for iOS and Android devices. This app included farm-themed games that explore math for Kindergarteners. The set of five games begins with tracing numbers and ends with greater than or less than comparisons. Geared towards students preparing for Kindergarten, The Kinder Corral includes bright colors, playful animation and a journey through a farm using real world experiences.
If you’re looking for an app that helps students build foundational math skills, The Kinder Corral is full of educational and engaging activities. Kids will count newly hatched eggs, see relationships between shapes at a farm, and compare vegetables. The Kinder Corrall has no in-app purchases or advertising and could be used for intervention or practice inside and out of school.
This totally free app is available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Visit The Kinder Corral’s website to learn more!
Osmo is an amazing company that has transformed the way educators use iPads in the classroom. Their interactive games let students combine tangible manipulatives with a digital device. I was introduced to Osmo when it first came out and now they have a brand-new app and toy called Osmo Numbers. Osmo Numbers turns math into an engaging, interactive experience that lets students explore number concepts. With real time feedback kids can learn from their mistakes and problem solve as they work to find the answer.
Playing with Osmo is really a must see to believe experience. As you move the number tiles across a table the iPad registers them and connects your movements to the game. The object of this underwater-themed game is to release the fish captured in bubbles by combining the numbered tiles to reach a matching sum. Watch this video to see how Osmo Numbers works. Osmo addresses a handful of skills including math sense where students learn from trial and error and collaboration as kids work together on a shared screen.
Visit Osmo’s website to learn more about Osmo Numbers and their other super fun apps!