A fantastic app to help student writers is Write About This. Children can access writing prompts and use pictures as inspiration. This app makes it easy to publish and share student work and the free version gives kids access to more than a dozen writing prompts.
Here are two of my favorite lesson plans for teaching ELA with mobile devices:
If you’re studying shapes, geometry or spatial reasoning with students try out this free app from PBS Kids. CyberChase Shape Quest! includes games and puzzles that will help children explore these concepts. This app connects to the PBS series and also features an augmented reality activity!
Teaching Common Core math in elementary school? Check out some of my resources!
A wonderful introduction to grammar topics, Grammaropolis will get students excited about different parts of speech. With this app kids can access videos, music and tons of resources. The free version gives you all of the content related to nouns but the other parts of speech require in app purchases.
Looking for lessons to teach grammar topics? Here’s two that may work for you:
Math Word Problems – Addition is a wonderful app for kindergarten and first grade students. This app provides multiple ways for children to model their computation and supports them in finding the answer. There is audio support and lots of ways for students to find a solution. The first level of this app is free with download.
Here are two Common Core math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices:
Animal Math Games for Kids is a super fun app for early learners that will help them work on counting, number sense and patterns. This app is bright, colorful and aligned to kindergarten Common Core Standards. Free to download and play, this app offers some upgrades to unlock the full version.
Working with numbers in your classroom? Here are a few of my favorite Common Core lesson plans for teaching math in grades 3-6!