Endless Alphabet is one of my favorite apps for early learners and Endless Reader is the perfect companion! This app helps children build sight words by spelling each one out and watching them come to life. The first few letters are free and the whole alphabet is yours with in-app purchases. Definitely download and try out today!
Use iPads to teach literacy! Try out one of my Common Core aligned lesson plans!
It’s often the simplest apps that pack the biggest punch and that is definitely true of Comparative Adjectives. This app presents clean, crisp images to children and asks them to identify the largest, smallest, most colorful, etc., item on the screen. Great for early elementary schoolers and English Language Learners!
Check out my favorite apps for teaching Common Core ELA!
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!)
There are lots of apps I love to use to teach literacy skills: Bluster, Sticky Notes, iPrompt, Idioms, Captions, Mad Libs, Jumbled Sentences and Synonyms.
McGraw Hill has a handful of apps to teach literacy skills at the primary and elementary level: Word Wonderland (primary and elementary) and Grammar Wonderland (primary and elementary). All have lite versions that are worth checking out!
Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan bundle for teaching ELA in the classroom! (Here’s bundle #2 and bundle #3!)
There are lots of great math apps I love using in my classroom, but my favorites are usually the ones that focus on one skill. The simply designed Oh No Fractions is an excellent free iPad app that focuses on one skill – comparing fractions using models. Perfect for reinforcing basic skills and helping students gain a conceptional understanding of fractions.
Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan using this app!
Check out my Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan bundle that includes a lesson using this app!
Math instruction has come to life in my classroom thanks to apps that allow my students to work together, create podcasts and identify factor pairs. Students of all ages need to be fast with their math facts in order to be successful.
Here are three math fact apps that are great for practicing fluency:
Check out my common core aligned lesson plan for teaching math with iPads!
Here’s another common core aligned lesson plan for teaching math with iPads!
One more common core aligned lesson plan for teaching math with iPads!
There are lots of great math fact apps for the iPad that turn the times tables into interactive flashcards. Sushi Monster gives you numbers to chose from (factors) to find the answer (product) when you multiply two numbers. This app goes beyond the times table – it’s engaging for students while helping them practice their math fluency.
Check out my common core aligned lesson plan using Sushi Monster in the classroom!