Scratch Jr, the popular programming environment for kids, is now available as an iPad app. Scratch Jr for iPad uses the same drag and drop programming principles used in Scratch. On Scratch Jr students can program multimedia stories and games. To program a story or game on Scratch Jr students select background settings for each […]
CyberChase Shape Quest is a fun and free iPad app from PBS Kids. The app contains three fun games for students from ages six through nine. All three of the games are designed to help students gain a better understanding of shapes, angles, and spatial relationships. The highlight of the app is Patch the Path. […]
Halloween will be here in ten days. If you’re looking for some Halloween-themed iPad apps for your elementary school students, take a look at these three free Halloween iPad apps. Math vs. Zombies is a free iPad game with a spooky theme. The game is has three virtual worlds each containing ten levels of basic math […]
Shiny Party is an iPad app created to help young students learn to recognize shapes. The app has a story mode and a game mode. In the story mode students help the story’s characters, Alice and Charlie, find presents and balloons for the party. In the story students have to identify the presents by their […]
Professor Garfield is a free resource developed in part by the Virginia Department of Education. Professor Garfield teaches students how to be safe online, how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, and how to decide if something is a fact or an opinion. These educational activities can be done online or on free Professor Garfield […]
Chore Cards is a simple iPad app that you can use to create custom, digital chore cards. Chore Cards for iPad allows you to record a child’s completion of tasks that you have assigned to him or her through the Chore Cards app. You can create profiles (name and image) for each of your children, […]
Kids First Words With Phonics is a nice iPad app designed to help children learn to read and spell. The app shows students a picture, reads a word to them, then asks the child to drag and drop letter to spell the word they have just heard. The preference settings allow you to specify how […]
Tiny Countries for iPad is one of the most fun apps that I’ve tried in a while. The purpose of the app is to help students learn the locations of 75 countries, their capitals, their notable cities, and some of their unique geographic features. Students learn this information in a game format. The scenario of […]
Draw Along With Stella and Sam is a fun app for kids of preschool and Kindergarten age. The app provides children with ten objects that they can color by using the drawing tools in the app. The drawing tools include three brush stroke sizes, twelve colors, and nine virtual stamps to apply to each drawing. […]
Marble Math is a fun mathematics game for kids to play on their iPads. The game has students practice basic multiplication problems through a maze layout. Students are given multiplication problems to solve by rolling their marbles through mazes that contain the correct answers. Students have to avoid the incorrect answers while moving their marbles […]
As I wrote on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today, Gooru has dropped the beta label and added new features. Included in that list of new features is an...
Last week OpenEd.io released an Android app called Common Core Quest. This week they have released the same excellent app on the iOS platform. Common Core...
Book Wizard is a Scholastic service that allows you to create and organize book lists according to reading levels and students’ interests. Book Wizard...