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Course: EDU 571

Technology for the Elementary Classroom


Student: Kim Park
Professor: Mary Beth Scumaci

Assignment: App Recommendations


1. ENL/ ELL Reading App
Subject Area: English Language Arts: Reading
App Title: The Sight Word Adventure
App Price: $3:99
Languages: English

Rationale: The sight word adventure app is a great resource to get ENL and ELL students
familiar with sight words. The app has 5 levels which corresponds to prekindergarten to Grade 3.
With this app, a cute kangaroo invites you to play hide and seek. Once you find the kangaroo,
she introduces a new sight word for your vocabulary. Sight words promotes confidence, reading
comprehension and fluency. These are key skills and aspects with the Ontario and NYS
Common Core Learning Standards.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
1b. Empowered Learner: Build networks and customize their learning
environments in ways that support the learning process.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
2a. Designer: Use technology to create, adapt, and personalize learning experiences
that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
New York State P-12 Common Core Standards
Standard Strand: Reading Standards for Foundational Skills (Phonics) K5 [RF]
Grade: Kindergartners
Topic: Phonics and Word Recognition
Item number and statement: 3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and
word analysis in decoding words. 3c) Read common high frequency words by
sight.
Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: Reading Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Reading for Meaning
Item number and statement:3.1 Reading Familiar words
Automatically read and understand some high-frequency words and words
of personal interest or significance, in a variety of reading contexts.
2. Science App
Subject Area: Science
App Title: The Magic School Bus: Oceans by Scholastic
App Price: $3.99
Languages: English

Rationale: This app is ideal for students between the ages of 6 and 8 years old who love
scientific facts and are curious explorers. The app is in the form of an interactive story book
filled with scientific facts, pictures, games, and videos. It promotes investigative skills and
enhances scientific inquiry which are embedded in the Ontario Science Curriculum and NYS
Science Standards.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
3d. Knowledge Constructor: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-
world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and
solutions.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
3b. Citizen: Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical
examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
New York State Elementary Science Standards
Standard Strand 1:Anaysis, Inquiry and Design
Grade: 1
Topic: Scientific Inquiry
Item number and statement: S1.1 Ask why questions in attempts to seek
greater understanding concerning objects and events they have heard about.
S1.1a) Observe and discuss objects and events and record observations.
S1.1b) Articulate appropropriate questions based on observations.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations 1-8: Science and Technology


Standard Strand: Investigate the needs and characteristics of plants and
animals, including humans.
Grade: 1
Topic: Developing Investigation and Communication Skills
Item number and statement:2.2 investigate and compare the basic needs
of humans and other living things, including the need for air, water, food,
warmth, and space, using a variety of methods and resources.
3. Students with Disabilities App
Subject Area: All Subject Areas: Social and Emotional Management
App Title: Zone of Regulation
App Price: $4.99
Languages: English

Rationale: The Zone of Regulation app is based on the book and curriculum Zones of
Regulation designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control especially with students who
have certain disabilities. Designed using a questionnaire format, it presents situations that helps
kids understand and define their feelingsforcing them to consider their behavior options and
strategies for maintaining appropriate behavior. This ties in with both the Ontario curriculum and
meets NYS Social Studies curriculum on individual development, roles, and responsibilities.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
2b. Digital Citizen: Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior
when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked
devices.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
3c. Citizen: Mentor students in a safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools
and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
New York State K-8: Social Studies Framework
Standard Strand: Individual development and cultural identity
Grade: 1
Topic: A citizen is a member of a community or group. Students are citizens
of their local and global communities.
Item number and statement: 1.3b Traits of a responsible ciizen include
respecting others, behaving honestly, helping others, obeying rules and laws,
being informed and sharing needed resources.
Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: Our Heritage and Identity: Our changing roles and
responsibilities
Grade: 1
Topic: Continuity and Change
Item number and statement: A1.1 Describe how and why a persons role
may change in different places or situations at different times.
4. Math App
Subject Area: Math
App Title: School Zone Time, Money & Fractions On- Track
App Price: $4.99
Languages: English

Rationale: This interactive app caters to students between the ages of 6 and 8 years of age. The
app is equipped fun sound effects and animated characters that keep children entertained while
they also learn how to understand coins and money, read an analog clock, and explore why a 1/3
is less than a 1/2. These fundamental concepts are in both the Ontario and NYS common core
math curriculum.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
6c. Creative Communicator: Students communicate complex ideas clearly and
effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations,
models, or simulations.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
6a. Facilitator: Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning
goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
New York State P-12 Common Core Standards Mathematics
Standard Strand: Numbers and Operations-- 3NF
Grade: 3
Topic: Develop understanding of fractions as numbers
Item number and statement: 3. Explain the equivalence of fractions in
special cases and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. 3b)
Recognize and generate simple equivalence fractions.
Ontario Math Curriculum Grades 1-8
Standard Strand: Number Sense and Numeration
Grade: 3
Topic: Quantity Relationships
Item number and statement: Divide whole objects and sets of objects
into equal parts and identify parts using fractional names.
5. ELA Vocabulary App
Subject Area: English Language Arts: Writing and Reading
App Title: Balloony Word
App Price: $1.99
Languages: English

Rationale: With this app you will discover Dolch sight words, science terms and a variety of
animal and fruit names. The balloony word app is designed like hangman. You have 7 chances to
make the correct guess of a word/ phrase by tapping on the balloons. If you make the wrong
selection, the balloon will pop and the Gorilla will not stay afloat. Vocabulary extension and
spelling are the primary goals of the app. These also align with the Ontario Curriculum and NYS
Common Core Learning Standards.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
1a. Empowered Learner: Students articulate and set personal learning goals,
develop startegies leveraging technoogy to achieve them and reflect on the learning
process itself to improve larning outcomes.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
6b. Facilitator: Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in
digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
New York State P-12 Common Core Standards
Standard Strand: Reading Standards for Foundational Skills (Phonics) K5 [RF]
Grade: 1
Topic: Phonics and Word Recognition
Item number and statement: 3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and
word analysis in decoding words. 3a) Know the spelling-sound
correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: Writing Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Applying Knowledge of Language Conventions and Presenting
Written Work Effectively
Item number and statement 3.1 Reading Familiar words
Automatically read and understand some high-frequency words and words
of personal interest or significance, in a variety of reading contexts.
6. ELA Reading App
Subject Area: English Language Arts: Reading
App Title: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
App Price: $3.99
Languages: English

Rationale: This classic story book is now an interactive and playful app with lots of learning
activities. It is also aligned with the kindergarten level ELA teaching standards for reading and
comprehension. It also includes activities for rhyming, spelling, and phonics. These concepts and
skills are embedded in both the Ontario and NYS Common Core Curriculum standards and are
the building blocks of literacy.
Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
1c. Empowered Learner: Students use technology to seek feedback that informs
and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
6a. Facilitator: Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals
and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
New York State P-12 Common Core Standards
Standard Strand: Reading Standards for Foundational Skills (Phonics) K5 [RF]
Grade: 1
Topic: Phonics and Word Recognition
Item number and statement: 3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and
word analysis in decoding words. 3a) Know the spelling-sound
correspondences for common consonant digraphs. 3b) Decode regularly
spelled one-syllable words.
Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: Reading Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Reading with Fluency
Item number and statement: 3.1 Reading Familiar Words
automatically read and understand some high-frequency words and words
of personal interest or significance, in a variety of reading contexts.
7. Science App
Subject Area: Science: Environment and Habitats
App Title: Habitat the Game
App Price: Free
Languages: English

Rationale: Habitat the Game is a great app designed to educate its users about the effects of
climate change on different animal species through the completion of virtual tasks to keep the
animal alive. It also includes real world actions such as turning off lights and conserving water-
actions that promote conservation of energy and caring for the environment. The concepts and
skills addressed in this fun app are also addressed in the Ontario and NYS Science Curriculums.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
3d. Knowledge Constructor: Students build knowledge by actively exploring
real-world issues and problems developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers
and solutions.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
4c. Collaborator: Use collaborative tools to expand students authentic, real-world
learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams, and students, locally
and globally.
New York State P-12 Common Core Standards
Standard Strand: Elementary Science Core Curriculum K-4
Grade: 1
Topic: Key Idea 4: Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms
change energy is conserved.
Item number and statement: Performance Indicator 4.2. Observe the way
one form of energy can be transferred into another form of energy present in
common situations (e.g., mechanical to heat energy, mechanical to electrical
energy, chemical to heat energy).
Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: Science and Technology 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Charecteristics of Living
things
Item number and statement: Relating Science and Technology to
Society and the Environment. 1.1 Identify personal action that they
themselves can take to help maintain a healthy environment for living
things, including humans.
8. ELA Writing App
Subject Area: English Language Arts: Writing
App Title: abc Joined Up
App Price: $2.99
Languages: English

Rationale: The abc joined up writing app is considered to be one of the best apps used to
develop a students handwriting. In developing proper handwriting, children also develop fine
motor skills, streamline mental development, and improve reading fluency. These fundamental
skills are also goals within the Ontario Curriculum and NYS Common Core Learning Standards
as necessary benchmarks for students.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
6d. Creative Communicator: Student publish or present content that customizes the
message and medium for their intended audiences.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
6d. Facilitator: Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate
ideas, knowledge or connections.
New York State P-12 Common Core Standards
Standard Strand: Writing Standards K-5
Grade: 1
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. 1a) Print
some upper-and lowercase letters (e.g. letters in their name).
Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: Writing
Grade: 1
Topic: : Applying Knowledge of Language Conventions and Presenting
Written Work Effectively
Item number and statement:3.1 Spelling Familiar Words Spell some
high-frequency words correctly. 3.2 Spelling Unfamiliar Words Spell
unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies that involve understnding
sound-symbol relationships, word structures and word meanings.
9. Art App
Subject Area: Art
App Title: Paint Kid Pro
App Price: Free
Languages: English

Rationale: The paint kid pro app caters to students between the ages of 5-11 years of age. It is a
simple and easy to use painting application which permits kids to doodle freely after the
selection of the paint brush size and color. Another feature allows kids to import personal photos
to paint and create unique pieces of art work. Creative expression is encouraged and is
recognized within the Ontario Curriculum and NYS Common Core Learning Standards as
important as a childs development.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
6d. Creative Communicator: Student publish or present content that customizes the
message and medium for their intended audiences.
ISTE Standards for Teacher
6d. Facilitator: Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate
ideas, knowledge or connections.
New York State P-12 Common Core Standards
Standard Strand: Learning Standard for the Arts
Grade: 1
Topic: Standard 1- Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts
Item number and statement: Visual Arts 1. Students will make work of art
that explaore different kinds of subject matter, topics, themes and metaphors.
Students will use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums and
techniques for creating and exhibiting visual art works.
Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: The Arts 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: : Visual Arts
Item number and statement:D.1 Creating and Presenting. D1.1 create
two-and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas
inspired by personal experiences.