Teachers working with elementary school students will want to check out Happy Numbers to support Common Core Math instruction. Happy Numbers has interactive activities directly aligned to the K – 2 standards. Children will move objects across their screen as they learn to count, bundle groups of tens, practice addition, and more. The activities address the math concepts outlined in the Common Core State Standards and give students an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in a traditional math lesson.
Happy Numbers lets teachers set up their own account with logins for each students. There are lots of math activities to choose from and teachers can pick which ones their students have access to. Happy Numbers makes it easy to find activities that align to your curriculum and keeps track of student progress. Happy Numbers can be accessed from any device with a web browser!
Storytelling is such an important skill and there are plenty of ways to turn your students into storytellers using a mobile device. These apps are perfect for kids of all ages and can be tailored to a wide range of activities and tasks. Search through this list to see which app is the best fit for your class.
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A fantastic English Language Arts app, World’s Worst Pet will help students increase their domain specific vocabulary – an important part of the Common Core. With this app children will be introduced to new words through games and an engaging narrative. Totally free, World’s Worst Pet is worth checking out if you’re working with upper elementary and middle school students!
Here are two Common Core lessons plans for the ELA classroom:
Explore Shakespeare from Cambridge University Press is a wonderful app for teachers and students working with these classics. Users can see pictures from different productions, tap on different lines of dialogue for clarification, and even listen to audio performances. This app lets you sample a few different selections before purchasing individual plays.
Here are some lessons for teaching English Language Arts with mobile devices!
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:
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: