There's an App for That

With the large number of portable devices that are available to teachers and students (both district issued and personal use at home), it is a great learning opportunity to use these devices for practice and reinforcement of learned skills.  As with any program/application, we encourage parents to look at the application/program to make sure it does what the student needs it to do and that it is on the appropriate level for the student.  Technology is a wonderful tool, but it does not need to be a source of frustration.

Below is a list of applications for iPads and iPhones which can be used to reinforce skills taught during the day.  We encourage parents to locate apps for their children, too.  Remember, while some apps do cost, many can be downloaded for as little as $0.99 or FREE!


Creative Writing

Sock Puppets
Story Kit
Toontastic
Idea Sketch
Puppet Pals
Voice Thread

Reading

Kindle
Stanza
Wild Fables
Storia by Scholastic
Alphabet Zoo

Math

Easel Algebra
Motion Math
Wolfram Alpha
Quick Graph
Cash Cow
Glow Burst Lite

Science

Science 360
Elementals
Molecules
Sky View Free
3D Cell
Video Science
Science Glossary
NASA
NASA TV

Social Studies

Sphere
Google Earth
Smithsonian Mobile
National Geographic
Fingerprint
Know Your USA
StrataLogica

Organization

Better Do
EasyNote
Evernote
Notes

General

iTunes U
Khan Academy
Magic Paint
Word Abacus
Dragon Dictation
Ace the ACT
Red Laser
Masterpiece!

Apple has programs called Pages, Numbers, and Keynote which allow word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations to be created.  They are very functional, but be aware each of these costs a minimum of $9.99.