Hideout is a free iPad app developed by members of the education department at Brigham Young University. The app features six interactive stories based on the sounds and words created with the letter combinations “ap,” “en,” “it,” “op,” “ag,” and “et.” The narrator reads the letters to the student, explains the sound, then challenges the […]
Puzzle Kidz is a nice iPad app for creating jigsaw puzzles for kids. The app allows you to take pictures with your iPad and turn them into puzzles. You can also use stock images from Puzzle Kidz. The app offers three levels of puzzle difficulty to that you can create a puzzle whose difficulty isn’t […]
Monster Moogle is an iPad app that features an interactive story designed to teach students that “monsters” are fiction. The story is narrated by a friendly dog named Butch. In the story Butch tells kids about what people think monsters are. Throughout the story students can interact with the drawings on the page. Monster Moogle […]
ABC Minsters is an iPad app offering short lessons on recognizing letters of the alphabet, handwriting, and spelling. The app has four basic steps that students repeat to learn each letter of the alphabet. When students open ABC Minsters they can choose any letter of the alphabet to get started. The chosen letter will appear […]
Word Wizard is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to learn the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, sound-out words, and spell new words. The app has two primary modes to it. In the “Movable Alphabet” mode students can drag and drop letters on a board to try to create words. […]
From the developer of the popular story starter app Write About This comes a new iPad app called Tell About This (free and paid versions available). Tell About This is a fantastic new iPad app through which students can quickly create short digital stories. The concept behind the app is simple and well-executed. When students open […]
ChatterPix Kids is a free iPad app that you and your students can use to turn pictures into talking pictures. To create a talking picture just snap a picture with your iPad or import a picture from your iPad’s camera roll. After taking the picture just draw in a face and tap the record button […]
Today’s high temperature here in Woodstock, Maine is a crisp 4F. This is the perfect type of day to review a couple of winter-themed apps for pre-K students. Sago Mini Forest Flyer is a cute iPad app for toddlers. The app may be best described as a mini choose-your-own adventure story. Children drag the flying […]
Endless Reader is a fun iPad app from the same developers that brought us the popular Endless Alphabet iPad app. Endless Alphabet helps students learn the letters of the alphabet. Endless Reader picks up where Endless Alphabet leaves off and helps students learn to read and spell. Endless Reader shows students words for each letter […]
Spellyfish is a pair of iPad apps designed to help students learn phonics. Spellyfish Short A Words focuses on teaching students how to recognize and spell consonant-vowel-consonant words that contain the letter “A” and the short “A” sound. Spellyfish Short I Words teaches students to recognize and spell short consonant-vowel-consonant words containing the letter “I.” […]
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Play Magnus is a freemium iOS app that allows you to learn and play chess against chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. The app contains video lessons that...