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App Evaluation Subject Area: Language/Reading App Title: Word Magic App Price: $0.

99 Languages: English Rationale: This app helps Kindergarten to Grade One children learn to read. It teaches them vocabulary, and phonetic relationships. An image and type appear, and children fill in the missing letter to develop an understanding of how the word is spelled. Children can earn stars for multiple correct answers, and can move up to more complex words as they play. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Reading Standards K-5 Grade: Kindergarten Topic: Phonics and Word Recognition Item number and statement: 3c. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant. Ontario Curriculum Expectations Language: Reading for Meaning Grade: Kindergarten Overall Expectation: 3. use reading strategies that are appropriate for beginning readers in order to make sense of a variety of written materials Specific Expectation: 3.1 begin to use reading strategies to make sense of unfamiliar texts in print (e.g., use pictures; use knowledge of oral language

structures, of a few high-frequency words, and/or of sound-symbol relationships) Subject Area: Language/Writing App Title: Intro to letters App Price: $4.99 Languages: English, French, German, Spanish Rationale: Based on Montessori methodology, this app teaches students to identify and write their letters. Children develop fine motor skills by tracing letters, and develop an understanding of phonemic relationships. Arrows guide them on what direction to trace letters so that children learn the most efficient way to write. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Writing Standards K-5 Grade: Kindergarten Topic: Text Type and Purposes Item number and statement: 2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic. Ontario Curriculum Expectations Language: Reading for Meaning Grade: Kindergarten Overall Expectation: 4. communicate in writing, using strategies that are appropriate for beginners Specific Expectation: 4. write simple messages (e.g., a grocery list on unlined paper, a greeting card made on a computer; labels for a block or sand construction), using a combination of pictures, symbols, knowledge of the correspondence between letters and sounds (phonics), and familiar words

Subject Area: Language/ELL support App Title: iTranslate Voice App Price: 2.99 Languages: English, Arabic, Bokml, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish Rationale: This app helps ELL students understand English words, and hear English pronunciation. Students can type in a word, or say it in their first language, and the app says it back to them in English. This app does not require that students write in English, so it works for students of all ages and abilities. This app can also help the teacher to language-bridge in the classroom. Accessing prior knowledge of ELL students in this way support their success in the classroom. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Language Standards K-5 Grade: Three Topic: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Item number and statement: 3. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them). Ontario Curriculum Expectations Oral Communication Grade: Three Overall Expectation: 1. listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes; Specific Expectation:1.4 demonstrate an understanding of the information and ideas in a variety of oral texts by identifying important information or ideas and some supporting details (e.g., paraphrase a partners reflections after a thinkpair-share activity; paraphrase the important ideas in a play; engage in relevant dialogue after an oral presentation; create a poster/art work representing the important ideas in a poem or song)

Subject Area: Language/ELL support App Title: Sentence Builder App Price: 5.99 Languages: English

Rationale: This app is useful for teaching primary and ELL students how to build grammatically correct sentences. It also focuses on the connecting words that make up 80% of the English language. This is a perfect tool to help students understand syntactic structures of language. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Language Standards K-5 Grade: One Topic: Conventions of Standard English Item number and statement: 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations Writing Grade: One Overall Expectation: 3. use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively; Specific Expectation: 3.1 spell some high-frequency words correctly (e.g., words from their oral vocabulary, the class word wall, and shared-, guided-, and independent-reading texts)

Subject Area: Language/ Assistive technology App Title: Speak It To Me App Price: Free Languages: English

Rationale: This is a text to speech app that will read typed English. Emails, webpages, and any other digital type can be entered into this app to be read aloud. Students with visual impairments, and students who have disabilities that limit their ability to read text, may benefit from this app. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Speaking and Listening Standards K-5 Grade: Five Topic: Comprehension and Collaboration Item number and statement: 1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. Ontario Curriculum Expectations Language: Oral Communication Grade: Five Overall Expectation: 1. listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes; Specific Expectation: 1.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behaviour by adapting active listening strategies to suit a range of situations, including work in groups

Subject Area: Language/ Assistive technology App Title: SoundAMP Lite App Price: Free Languages: Any Language

Rationale: This app amplifies the sounds in the room. It allows those with a hearing disability to discreetly turn the volume up on the classroom. This app may be of interest to students who are sensitive about their disability and would prefer to wear their headphones/ear buds to traditional assistive devices. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Speaking and Listening Standards K-5 Grade: Five Topic: Comprehension and Collaboration Item number and statement: 1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. Ontario Curriculum Expectations Language: Oral Communication Grade: Five Overall Expectation: 1. listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes; Specific Expectation: 1.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behaviour by adapting active listening strategies to suit a range of situations, including work in groups

Subject Area: Social Studies App Title: Ted App Price: Free Languages: English Rationale: This app has a myriad of TEDTalks that provides context for the Social Studies that students learn in school. Much of the Social Studies curriculum asks that students understand the real world context for their study. TEDTalks does just that by having talks by innovators, scientists, and researchers who are invested in the problems and challenges of our world. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Speaking and Listening Standards K-5 Grade: 5 Topic: Comprehension and Collaboration Item number and statement: 5. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. New York State Learning Standards Geography Standard SS3 Geography: Students will study of the major social, political, cultural, and religious developments in world history involves learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups. Performance Indicator SS3. Students will analyze geographic information by making relationships, interpreting trends and relationships, and. Ontario Curriculum Expectations Social Studies: People and Environments Overall Expectation: 1. Use the social studies inquiry process to investigate Canadian social and/or environmental issues from various perspectives, including the perspective of the level (or levels) of government responsible for addressing the issues Specific Expectation: B2.1 formulate questions to guide investigations into social and/or environmental issues in Canada from various perspectives, including the perspective of the levels of government responsible for addressing the issues

Subject Area: Science App Title: Paper by Fifty Three App Price: Free Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese Rationale: This iPad app allows students to create multimodal diagrams and illustrations for anything from Science to Graphic Art projects. This tool is particularly effective for allowing students to develop their technological problem solving skills during mechanical demonstrations and experiments. It also develops their ability to understand and communicated information through text, graphics and diagrams. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Speaking and Listening Standards K-5 Grade: 6 Topic: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas Item number and statement: 5. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. New York State Learning Standards Science Standard Key Idea 6: Energy and matter interact through forces that result in changes in motion. Performance Indicator 5.2a Every object exerts gravitational force on every other object. Gravitational force depends on how much mass the objects have and on how far apart they are. Gravity is one of the forces acting on orbiting objects and projectiles. Ontario Curriculum Expectations Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Overall Expectation: 2. investigate ways in which flying devices make use of properties of air; Specific Expectation: 2.6 use a variety of forms (e.g., oral, written, graph- ic, multimedia) to communicate with different audiences and for a variety of purposes (e.g., using technological conventions, make a drawing of the flying device they constructed)

Subject Area: Math App Title: Khan Academy App Price: Free Languages: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese Rationale: This app allows you to access the Khan academy videos on your iPhone or iPad. Students can brush up on skills, or review lessons on their device. Math videos are available, as well as tutorial videos on many other subjects. This app also ties into the Khan academy website, and allows you to earn credits towards your online profile. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Speaking and Listening Standards K-5 Grade: 5 Topic: Comprehension and collaboration Item number and statement: 1a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. New York State Learning Standards Math Standard Students will recognize reasoning and proof as fundamental aspects of mathematics. Performance Indicator 5.RP.1 Recognize that mathematical ideas can be supported using a variety of strategies

Ontario Curriculum Expectations Math Mathematical Process Expectations Overall Expectation: The mathematical process expectations are to be integrated into student learning associated with all the strands. Specific Expectation: select and use a variety of concrete, visual, and electronic learning tools and appropriate computational strategies to investigate mathematical ideas and to solve problems;

Subject Area: Language App Title: BBCNews App Price: Free Languages: English Rationale: This app allows students to access current events for discussion and research. It also contributes to media literacy, as students get an alternate perspective on world events. Understanding different perspectives, and biases is essential for students to develop critical thinking skills about what they read. Standards: New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Standard Strand: Reading Standard for Information Text K-5 Topic: Craft and Structure Grade: Five Item number and statement: 6. Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent Ontario Curriculum Expectations Language Mathematical Process Expectations Grade: Five Overall Expectation: 1. demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts; Specific Expectation: 1.3 express opinions about ideas, issues, and/or experiences presented in media texts, and give evidence from the texts to support their opinions (e.g., explain why they think the coverage of an event by one media news source is more interesting and/or more reliable than the coverage of the same event by another source; defend an opinion about whether a media text that excludes groups such as girls or racial or ethno-cultural minorities is sending a harmful message)