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!
Speed Reading Academy is a fun, educational app that helps young readers build their fluency and stamina. This interactive app is designed to help students increase their reading speed while playing along with the game. Speed Reading Academy works in English, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. While students make their way through each activity they will see simple words on the screen that increase in complexity.
As students move through the levels of Speed Reading Academy they’ll be introduced to new words and improve the reading ability by eliminating subvocalization (saying the words in their head). The exercises are designed to help kids recognize large chunks of words together the same way they internalize sight words.
Learn more about Speed Reading Academy by visiting the Apple App Store or watching this video!
Frolyc is a terrific platform for K-12 teachers and students. It lets users easily design interactive activities without the need to understand coding. In addition to their iPad app for students, Frolyc has now launched a browser-based app for students to interact with on Chromebooks, Macs and PCs.
With this new browser-based student app, Frolyc’s technology platform has become accessible within classrooms with access to desktops, laptops and tablets. Teachers can assign students activities they create, and can model academic creativity for students. Students can also become content creators as they design activities to explore and explain their learning.
Learn more about Frolyc by visiting their website and see how students can use their browser-based app!
When students are part of an active learning environment they participate in class and collaborate with each other. Imakiku is a real-time student response web-based tool designed to increase active learning in your classroom. The only thing a teacher and their students need is a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. With no extra devices or apps, classrooms can start to use Imakiku right away.
Imakiku lets students quickly answer your questions and view the responses and comments of their classmates in real-time. Used by over 300,000 students, this tool can work with students in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classrooms, or learning environments where students have access to a variety of devices.
Imakiku is free for everyone until 12/31/2015 and ClassTechTips.com readers can use the promotion code 20150408_MQPDUAJFMQ to extend this offer until 3/31/2016.
Visit to Imakiku.com to learn more!
Gamification is a powerful way to engage students in the science and math classroom. The Universe and More, a nonprofit company founded by a high school teacher, has released a new game called Action Graphing. This iPad app helps students understand key concepts related to graphing. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret graphs to model the motion of real objects. They’ll see how the slope of the line represents an object’s velocity and the y-intercept of the line represents the object’s position.
Action Graphing helps teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of individual students during graphing lessons. It’s a great option for students who need extra practice at home or for teachers to recommend to families during an Open School Night. Action Graphing has over sixty levels for students to move through and saves data to document student progress.
Visit Action Graphing’s website to learn more!