Here’s a simple app for a last-minute Thanksgiving activity with elementary school students. Hand Turkey is a free iPad app that brings the classic elementary school art activity of drawing hand turkeys to the iPad. Students can use the Hand Turkey app to decorate turkeys, name their turkeys, and play a simple turkey game. The […]
Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun game designed to help students improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and words. Teach Your Monster to Read originally launched as a free web service (it is still available online). Recently, I learned from David Kapuler that Teach Your Monster to Read […]
Imagistory is a neat iPad app on which children can narrate picture books. The app provides children with a wordless picture books. Children are free to record themselves telling a story about the pictures in the books. Children can record and re-record stories as often as they like. Imagistory is easy to use. To get […]
TinyTap is one of my favorite free iPad apps for elementary school teachers. Through TinyTap you can create your own educational games to share with students. Throughout the month of August, 2014 TinyTap is running a game creation contest for teachers. Every week TinyTap will award an iPad Mini to the teacher who creates and […]
Alphabet Organizer is a free iPad app offered by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students learn the alphabet and learn new words. Once you have created a profile or selected a profile on Alphabet Organizer you are ready to start building alphabet charts and books. In the first screen you will […]
Each day this week I shared sets of 21 iPad apps for various grade levels. To wrap-up the week I have put all four of those sets in this post. Please feel free to make copies of these slidedecks and share them with your colleagues. To make copies click the gear icon at the bottom […]
The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. Today, I have 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. […]
Endless Numbers is a fun iPad from the same developers that brought us Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader. Endless Numbers introduces children to counting and basic addition. The free version of the app begins with the number 1 and continues through number 5 (numbers up to 25 are available through an in-app purchase). Endless Numbers […]
Gro Garden is an iPad app designed to help students learn about gardening. The app features a virtual garden in which children plant seeds then water and fertilize the seeds until they become plants. Once the plants pop-up through the dirt students have to continue watering and fertilizing until the plants are ready to harvest. […]
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 […]
JFK Challenge is a new iPad app designed to help elementary and middle school students learn about the Apollo missions and the Peace Corps. The free app...
Letter Way is a fun and free iPad app to use to practice recognizing and spelling words. The game presents you with a grid of letter blocks that you have to...