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1. ELA Reading App Subject Area: English Language Arts: Reading App Title: Booksy: Learn to read

1. ELA Reading App Subject Area: English Language Arts: Reading App Title: Booksy: Learn to read platform for K-2 App Price: Free Languages: English

Rationale: Students will engage in this app while learning how to read. The app allows them to practice and develop their reading skills. The app features books that are engaging and interesting and will keep children coming back. Booksy provides students with the opportunity to read wherever they are and follows the Ontario curriculum as well NYS Common Core Standards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

Empowered Learner 1.a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

ISTE Standards for Educators

Facilitator 6.b. 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 1-8

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Item Number and statement: 1.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Standard Strand: Language Standards 1-8

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Reading for Meaning

  • Item number and statement: 1.1 Variety of texts read a few different types of literary texts.

2. ELA Writing App Subject Area: English Language Arts: Writing App Title: Write About This App

2. ELA Writing App Subject Area: English Language Arts: Writing App Title: Write About This App Price: $2.99 3.99 Languages: English Writing

Rationale: This app serves as a tool to support and inspire student writing. It is a writing prompt app that helps students come up with ideas of topics to write about. By giving students 125 images and 375 different writing topics to choose from, it assists students to start the writing process, which is often the most difficult part. Introducing a topic is part of the Ontario curriculum and meets NYS Common Core Learning Standards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

Knowledge Constructor 3.a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

ISTE Standards for Educators

Designer 5.a 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: Writing Standards K-5

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Text Types and Purposes

  • Item Number and statement: 1. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Standard Strand: Writing Standards 1-8

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Developing and Organizing Developing Ideas

  • Item number and statement: 1.2 generate ideas about a potential topic, using a variety of strategies and resources

3. ELL/ENL App Subject Area: ELL/ENL App Title: British Council, LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime App Price: Free

3. ELL/ENL App Subject Area: ELL/ENL App Title: British Council, LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime App Price: Free Languages: English, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Rationale: This app serves as a platform to help student build upon and learn the English language. It helps develop and build their confidence in speaking and listening to the English language. It uses fun animated songs and stories to keep them interested and engaged. It helps children learn the proper pronunciation of words in English. The app is available in 4 different languages. The British Council provides children with the opportunity to develop English grammar, listening and speaking skills, which relates to the Ontario curriculum as well as NYS Common Core standards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

Knowledge Constructor 3.a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

ISTE Standards for Educators

Leader 2.b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards

Standard Strand: Literacy

  • 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.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations Standard Strand: Language Standards 1-8

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Writing 3. Applying knowledge of language conventions and presenting written work effectively.

  • Item number and statement: 3.5. use parts of speech appropriately to communicate their meaning clearly.

4. SWD APP Subject Area: Writing App Title: Dragon Anywhere Dictation App Price: Free with in-app

4. SWD APP Subject Area: Writing App Title: Dragon Anywhere Dictation App Price: Free with in-app purchases (monthly subscription) Languages: English

Rationale: This app was designed for students with disabilities that have problems writing. It uses voice recognition technology that allows students to translate their speech to text. This is extremely important to allow students, who would otherwise have difficulty, partake in the writing process. By being able to dictate into the app and having the app create text, students are able to fulfill the writing requirements that are part of the Ontario curriculum and meets NYS Common Core Learning Standards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

Empowered Learner 1.d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

ISTE Standards for Educators Leader 2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and

learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards

Standard Strand: Writing Standards K-5

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Text Types and Purposes

  • Item Number and statement: 3. Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequences events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Standard Strand: Writing Standards 1-8

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Using Knowledge of Form and Style in Writing

  • Item number and statement: 2.1 Form Write short texts using a few simple forms. 2.5 Sentence Fluency Write simple but complete sentences that make sense.

5. Content Area App #1 Subject Area: Mathematics App Title: Kids Math (Google Play) App Price:

5. Content Area App #1 Subject Area: Mathematics App Title: Kids Math (Google Play) App Price: Free Languages: English

Rationale: Kids Math is an app that helps strengthen children’s skills in math by offering three different ways to work on math. This educational game consists of math tests, sum finders, and math matching games. While using this app children will work on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, mixed operations, finding greatest and smallest numbers, and memorization of basic math problems. Kids Math is a good app for children to use because it relates to Ontario curriculum as well as NYS Common Core Standards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

Empowered Learner 1.c. 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 Educators

Leader 2.c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards

Standard Strand: Mathematics

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Work with addition and subtraction problems

  • Item Number and statement: 1. 8. Determine the unknown whole number in addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Standard Strand: Mathematics

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Number sense and numeration

  • Item number and statement: Solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of single-digit whole numbers, using a variety of strategies.

6. Content Area App #2 – Science Subject Area: Science App Title: Kid Weather App Price:

6. Content Area App #2 Science Subject Area: Science App Title: Kid Weather App Price: $1.99 Languages: English

Rationale: This app is designed to teach kids basic weather elements. It was actually designed by a 6-year-old boy and his father, who is a meteorologist. The app consists of various activities that allows kids to change the weather conditions to determine how they should dress. It also allows kids to calculate Fahrenheit and Celsius. There is a charting feature that allows a child to choose the day of the week and describe the weather and refer to it later. This is all part of both the Ontario curriculum and the NYS Common Core Learning Standards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

Knowledge Constructor 3.c. Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

ISTE Standards for Educators

Designer 5.c. Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards

Standard Strand: Science

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Earth’s Systems

  • Item Number and statement: K-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Standard Strand: Science Standards 1-8

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Understanding Earth and Space Systems - Daily and Seasonal Changes

  • Item number and statement: 2.4 use scientific inquiry/research skills including generating questions and knowledge acquired from previous investigations, to identify daily and/or seasonal changes and their effects. 3.6 describe how humans prepare for and/or respond to daily and seasonal changes

7. Your Choice App #1 Subject Area: Art App Title: Dinosaur Coloring Book Online Game App

7. Your Choice App #1 Subject Area: Art App Title: Dinosaur Coloring Book Online Game App Price: Free Languages: English

Rationale: Dino coloring book is an education app that stimulates children’s creativity. The app allows children to paint, doodle, draw and color using pencils and other drawing tools. Dino Coloring book will inspire children to be creative and have fun while using this app.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

Digital Citizen 2.b. 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 Educators Facilitator 6.b 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: Visual Arts

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts

  • Item Number and statement: 1.4 Students develop their own ideas and images through the exploration and creation of art works based on the theme, symbols and events.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Standard Strand: The Arts

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Visual Arts

  • Item number and statement: D1.1 create two- and three- dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by personal experiences

8. Choice App #2 Subject Area: Math App Title: Wonder Bunny Math Race: 1 Grade App

8. Choice App #2 Subject Area: Math App Title: Wonder Bunny Math Race: 1 st Grade App Price: Free with in-app purchases Languages: English

Rationale: This colourful app is filled with games that involve addition and subtraction at a first- grade level. It enables kids to learn how to add quickly as many of the games are in a “race” format. The gist of the game is that a mean bunnisher has stolen all of the carrots and vehicles from the Wonder Village and a little bunny needs your help to get them back on a race track.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students Digital Citizen 2.b. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

ISTE Standards for Educators

Designer 5.c. Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards

Standard Strand: Math

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Represent and solve problems in addition and subtraction

  • Item Number and statement: 1. Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknown in all positions

Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Standard Strand: Mathematics

  • Grade: 1

  • Topic: Operational Sense

  • Item number and statement: Solve a variety of problems involving the addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 20, using concrete materials and drawings