- Tellagami for Story Telling
- Film Your Own Persuasive PSAs
- Student Created Podcasts
- SnapGuide for How-Tos
- Pic Collage to Make iPad Posters
- Social Studies Slogans: Make Your Own Memes
- Toontastic for Story Telling
- Famous Faces: Funny Movie Maker
- Record Your Work Using Doceri
- iPad Project: Resume Builder
- Haiku Deck for Small Presentations
- TinyTap to Create Games
- Scribble My Story
- Show and Explain Your Work
Have students create a visual model using virtual base ten blocks and take a screenshot of their work. Add the screenshot to a ScreenChomp creation and have students record themselves as they explain their thinking!
There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today!
- Virtual Base 10 Blocks
- Meerkat Math Fact Fun
- Hopscotch for Coding
- Math Champ Challenge
- MyScript Calculator
- Learning to Round on iPads
- Long Division iPad App
- Math vs Zombies for Fluency
- Coordinate Grid for iPads
- No More Rubber Bands: Virtual Geoboard
If you only have one or a few iPads in your classroom, interactive story apps are great for stations and partner activities. Goodnight Safari is a beautifully illustrated interactive book that children can explore independently.
The Opposites is a wonderful cartoon app that helps children identify antonyms. With a combative brother and sister spouting off words, players need to identify pairs of opposite words. This free game has different levels that will challenge both elementary and middle school students.
This 3D picture book definitely pops off of the page! Children can interact with characters on the screen as they read Little Red Riding Hood all by themselves or listen as it’s read aloud. The graphics of this app alone are worth exploring.
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
- Early Elementary Math Practice on iPads
- Speakaboos for Storytime
- iPad Coloring Books
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 my Common Core aligned lesson plan – great for stations!
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 for teaching fractions! (For other math topics, click here!)
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 import individual student’s work into iMovie and combine them to make one class movie. it’s a great way to combine the power of both of these fantastic apps!
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.
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!
It’s so important for students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept and screencasting is a wonderful alternative assessment. Have students take screenshots in an app like Geoboard – they can create different shapes and snap pictures of their work. Then students can import these pictures into Educreations (they’ll be automatically saved to the iPad Camera roll). Using the record and narrate features in Educreations, your students can explain what type of shape they made and list its properties. It’s a great way to hold students accountable for explaining their thinking and can even be used in a digital portfolio.