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I use this app to take notes and save ideas, photos and websites for my NB organized in notebooks.
Evernote teacher Education/ Entertainment Free Cindy Geddes My favorite use of this app is to flip through my Google Reader. It is the easiest way for me to keep up with all the blogs I follow.
Create and organize to do list with your free account. It syncs with you computer and all your devices.
Wunderlist 1-5 Math Free Cindy Geddes I use this app for my students to practice addition and subtraction facts. It has features for +,-,x and ÷. Math Ninja Free
Language Arts - Storytelling
Toontastic lets students draw, animate and share their own cartoons through imaginative play.
Toontastic K-5 All - mindmapping Free (now only lite version is free) Jayme Linton Create a mind map with text and images. Color code popples to show connections or relationships.
Popplet K-5 All - annotate PDFs Free Jayme Linton Highlight, underline, and add sticky notes, stamps, and images to PDFs. Works great with PDFs in Reading A-Z and Science A-Z!
neu.Annotate K-1 Early literacy Free $0.99 Jayme Linton Choose 3 beginning sounds or let the app randomly select 3 for you. Find images that match those beginning sounds. Students get immediate feedback.
Sound Sorting: Beginning Sounds
Choose a letter, then listen to a chant that teaches the letter’s sound. Find words that start with the sound the letter makes, then trace and practice writing the letter.
Letter of Day K-2 Phonics Free Jayme Linton Play in teams (X and O) to answer phonics questions, like “What letters are missing from this word?” and “Which word has the same o sound as goat?”
Phonics Tic Tac Toe K-5 All Free Jayme Linton Practice spelling words, respond to short answer questions, do word sorts, etc.
Magnetic ABC K-5 All Free Jayme Linton Add sticky notes, text, and drawings to study or organize information. Great for word sorts: Once you create a word sort, iBrainstorm saves it to use again later.
ScreenChomp Teacher All Free Cindy Geddes
Works like an interactive whiteboard. Record writing or drawing on the whiteboard along with voice narration. Teacher: Use to record step-bystep instructions or model a process for students to review. Students: Use to show the teacher what you know. Students can solve a math problem while explaining what they’re doing, and teachers can quickly tell whether students have mastered the content.
Dropbox K-2 Science Free Cindy Geddes
You can use this app for so many things...to save pictures, videos, documents, etc. and to pull up things already saved in your Dropbox. Also so many apps sync to Dropbox to make saving and retrieving material easy. Explore how the world is changing by controlling the flow of time with your fingers.
Paint with Time 3-5 All Free Cindy Geddes Sign in with the Shuford username and password to gain access to all videos.
This app is just like Screen Chomp. I like this app because of the size of the screen when you play back your recordings.
Show Me teacher All Free Angie Sigmon This app will link to your dropbox and allow you to create and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
Cloud On 2-5 (maybe higher 1st grade students) MultiTouch Math Math free $1.99 Angie Sigmon This is a fun and challenging way to work out math problems (all operations). You are given a problem to work out. Once you know the answer, you have to make the number using only 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. For example, if the answer was 37, you would put 3 fingers on the number 10, 1 finger on the number 5, and 1 finger on the number 2. It is so much fun!! This app offers math practice on a huge variety of objectives. It also provides a board for the student to work out the problem. Some objectives only have a few math problems, but others offer 6 or more.
early literacy or group time
This app offers an internet radio. I uploaded a nursery rhyme station for Karsyn and it plays great songs.
Pandora Pre-K to K group time 1.99 Laura Hall The fish transfer themselves into letters, numbers and shapes
Fish School Pre-K- 2nd Typing Free Laura Hall Typing Bee keeps kids busy with and intuitive and innovative way to learn and practice their spelling skills.
Typing Bee K-5 Typing Free Laura Hall Action Typing is a typing game that will surely test and improve your typing proficiency.
This app explores all emotions...really cool! My little girl loves this app...she is in 1st.
YouTube Playlist Finder(with Kids Video)
iTube List is an app with YouTube playlists that are grouped videos usually related to a certain topic.
iTube List 2-5 writing Free Angie Sigmon Mad Libs app
Wordventure K-5 All $0.99 Angie Sigmon via Cindy Geddes 25 graphic organizers for students to organize their thinking while reading or preparing to write. This app covers all common comprehension skills.
Tools 4 Students
Students can take AR tests with this app. I love how it shows pictures of the covers of the books and at the end you rate the books by filling in stars. There is no teacher option with this app.
Accelerated Reader 1-3 Math Free Laura Hall This app is a fun and innovative way to practice math.
Pre-K to 2nd
Watch videos from your favorite PBS Kids television series anytime, anywhere.
PBS Kids Teacher Videos Free Laura Hall This app is a companion app to the www.WatchKnow.org website which provides educational videos for teachers, students and parents.
If you do not have a Netflix account and would ever need to show a movie in your class....they have tons of WATCH NOW movies.
Netflix 3-5 Reading Free Angie Sigmon This app uses a comic strip to teach fact and opinion.
Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion 3-5 Science Free Lynette Ryhal You can find the constellations, sun, moon, and even satellites from your exact location.
Sky View All Science Free Laura Hall Nature Tap App gives ability to engage users, kids and adults to enjoy nature and sounds
Scribble Press- a great app for students to create a book
Scribble Press All Science Free Laura Hall NASA App HD....Come and explore with NASA
NASA App HD All Videos Free Laura Hall Animoto- Turn your photos into a video with music and text.
Animoto All Social Studies Free Cierra Winstead You can take any picture or map and write and draw on it. You can use your own pictures or pictures from the web.
Students can make words with the dropping letters.
Mini Word All Social Studies Free Cierra Winstead With the Google Earth app you can look up any place. It shows students what that place make look like as if they are actually there. The visuals with the app are way better than they are on the computer. Math Zoom is a great app that teaches students the values of numbers. Students have to pop the bubble where it belongs on the number line. The levels go to decimals and a challenge level.
Google Earth All Math Free Cierra Winstead
Math Zoom 3-5 Math Free Cierra Winstead Times Tables Quiz lets students practice their times tables with different quizes.
Times Table Quiz 3-5 Math Free $0.99 Cierra Winstead Candy Factory- This games teaches students about fractions while using pieces of candy.
dy Factory K-5 Math Free Cierra Winstead Hungry Fish- This game goes from teaching kids how to match numbers to levels that are even challenging for adults.
Hungry Fish All Social Studies Free Cierra Winstead Early Jamestown-This is an interactive app that goes through the early town of Jamestown.
Early Jamestown 3-5 Social Studies Free Cierra Winstead Tap Quiz Maps- This app that lets students take quizzes about the placement of countries on a map from all over the world.
Tap Quiz Map All Math Free Cierra Winstead Kibaki-This is a card game that is just like War.
Wordlands HD- Kids slide their fingers on the letters to make words. Students can be timed or not timed.
Wordlands All Game Free Cierra Winstead Easy Bake Treats- You get to make your own cupcakes! I don’t think I need to say anything else!
Easy Bake Treats All Language Arts Free Cierra Winstead Dragon Dictation- The students can speak into the app and it will type what they are saying.
Dragon Dictation 1-5 Tests Free Laura Hall This is an application designed for the iPad that allows students to select from over 60,000 questions by subject and grade level, and create a customized test.
Testmaker Grades 1-12
Yes, I actually bought an app! Best $3 I ever spent. I can use the iPad with this app as a remote that will run Mimio, Active inspire flipcharts or flash through your laptop. Well worth the money!
Splashtop Remote Desktop K-5 Math Facts Free $2.99 Cindy Geddes This app has amazing graphics and is a fun way to practice your facts. You can pick degree of difficulty and what type of fact.
MathBlaster Hyperblast K-5 Puppet show Free Cindy Geddes Add puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-sync to your voice.
Sock puppets K-5 Puppet show Free Cindy Geddes Simple app. Pick out your characters and backdrops, drag them on to the stage and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time.
Puppet Pals HD
As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations and more, you touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. You try to carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line.
Stack the States Lite All Any Free Jennifer Lingle You can create your own dice with words or numbers. You can use one or multiple dice.
Make Dice Lite All Any Free Angie Sigmon via Julianne This game buzzer can used in any grade with any subject. You can divide the class in teams and then show flash cards, vocab words or ask review questions.
Game Buzzer Free All Any Free Cindy Geddes I use this app for students to practice spelling sight words. Students pick the color paper and pen. It sparkles and makes sounds as they write.
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