A super nice member!
This is a great resource for encouraging children to read! Some stories read aloud while others are just ebooks. Books are visually appealing and they’re common trade books.
Easy way to create Venn Diagrams, especially when you have more than 2 circles.
Practice identifying and solving math problems with money. Count, match, and make change with coins up to quarters and bills up to $20.
This app allows students to write answers to math questions with their fingers! There are beginner, intermediate, advanced and extreme levels to choose from!
Upload a photo or image from the web into Facetalk and let students narrate the audio! Students can write a first person script then make their characters come to life. This is also great for helping historical figures come to life!
This app allows students to express their number sense in different ways – by drawing, filling in a ten frame, using a number line, and more. There are audio options available to read the word problem to students. Great for modeling different strategies to use when solving a problem!
Great tool for manipulating letters to form words and using icons to form patterns. It’s helpful that you can lock the letter rotation in Settings to prevent the letters from constantly rotating.
Our students are excited to “read the news” every morning in News-o-matic! The topics are child-friendly and encompass a wide variety of interests.
Great tool for beginning readers! The music is engaging, as are the activities. Useful app for practicing word families.
Aligned to Common Core State Standards, this tool puts an emphasis on citing evidence in text. It’s difficult to use in a shared iPad situation since the app does not sync between devices. All answers stay on the individual iPad.
This app is only useful if you have the paid subscription to “More Starfall” which can be found here: http://more.starfall.com/. There are lots of early learning activities for children to interact with.
Easy to use interface and customizable options that can be turned on/off depending on the skill you’re practicing. CVC words can be turned on/off according to vowel sound, letters can be uppercase/lowercase, and these are only a few options! You can modify the CVC word lists as well!
It’s difficult to get work off of shared iPads in a school setting. WebDav ties right into your network shared drive so students can save files (mostly items from the camera roll) in their network folder then access later from an iPad OR desktop. In the free version, users can only add one item at a time (difficult if a student needs to add multiple images). Also, we’ve found that it doesn’t accept videos longer than 45 seconds (not sure if this is a result of the app or our network). I recommend WebDav if you don’t have any other cloud storage solution for getting student work off of shared iPads.
Imagine refrigerator magnets that are impossible to lose! This app allows children to drag letters on board to compose words. Children love changing the colors of the letters, which is a great way for a teacher or parent to assess understanding.