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 […]
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 […]
Teach Your Monster to Read is a great game environment in which students can develop the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and...
McGraw Hill has put the classic Country Mouse and City Mouse into an interactive format for iPads. The Country Mouse and City Mouse iPad app gives students the...
When it comes to creating videos in elementary school there are some qualities needed in an iPad app that aren’t needed in apps for older students. For...