Android Apps

Blue Planet Tales: Interactive Storybooks for Tablets

I spend a lot of time visiting schools and talking to teachers about accessing text from tablets.  Blue Planet Tales is an app for iPads and Android devices that places interactive storybooks in the hands of students.  Students can read along with the text and there are questions at the end of each book. Interactive Storybooks […]

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The Kinder Corral: Free Kindergarten Math Game for Tablets

The Kinder Corral is an interactive Kindergarten 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.  It is for students preparing for Kindergarten. The Kinder Corral includes bright colors, […]

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Get Parents Involved in Your Classroom with SimplyCircle

Earlier this summer I wrote about SimplyCircle, a free, safe and simple way to communicate with parents. Now they have apps for iOS and Android that are perfect for quick, on-the-go communication. It’s a great tool to get parents involved this school year. Get Parents Involved Sending photos.  Families love seeing their kids’ photos and artwork. With SimplyCircle’s […]

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Hello Talk Language Learning App for Students

With a unique take on a language learning app, HelloTalk provides high school and college students with an opportunity to practice their skills in an authentic environment.  This language learning app connects speakers from different languages who want to practice their skills.  HelloTalk is easy-to-use and lets students work at their own pace.  This language […]

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Explain Everything on Chromebooks for Students

You can now use Explain Everything on Chromebooks in your classroom! One of my favorite mobile apps to share with tablet teachers is Explain Everything.  This powerful screencasting tool lets students record their thinking using audio, drawing and a variety of features. When I present to teachers on digital storytelling, apps for content area instruction, and must-have tools […]

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Master Basic Math Skills App with Numbie

Numbie is a mobile math skills app for iPads and Android tablets that offers over 1,200 math challenges for students.  Aligned with first grade Common Core skills, Numbie is designed for children aged four to seven years old.  This colorful app has different chapters and levels that take students through a variety of topics.  They’ll […]

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Personalized Digital Learning with Istation Math

Istation Math uses game-like formative assessments and an adaptive online curriculum to address the needs of individual students.  This personalized digital learning platform can screen students in your class to identify the areas where they need extra help.  Through interactive lessons with guided and independent practice, students can certainly work to master foundational math skills. Using […]

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New from ClassDojo: Class Story for Family Communication

ClassDojo is popular classroom tool that can help motivate students and keep track of behavior.  Parents can stay in the loop with ClassDojo Messaging which lets families see their child’s progress anytime and anywhere.  Class Story is a new addition to ClassDojo that makes it even easier to share the story of your day.  Teachers can […]

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Imagination Playground 3D Builder App

On tablets students have the opportunity to create their own worlds.  With the 3D Builder App for iPads and Android devices, students can play with an endless supply of blocks and tools.  This app from Imagination Playground was designed to help students increase their play time and support child-directed play.  Students can work freely and use […]

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PicsArt Art App for Kids Using Android Devices

PicsArt for Kids is a new art app for kids on Android devices designed for children ages 3-8.  Kids can access animation tools that let them create pictures straight from their tablet.  This app can help spark imagination and creativity among students. It is certainly a great choice for use inside and outside of the classroom. […]

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