Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Top Ten Terrific Teacher Apps

I don't know about you, but I'm addicted to technology in the classroom, particularly our iPad. The whole iPad thing can be a double edged sword because there are so many apps to sort through. To give you a little help in this area I give you my
Top Ten Terrific Teacher Apps
 ALL the Math Adventures Math Slide games, even the free versions have tons of levels (the upgrades have even more, enough to differentiate for EVERY kid in your class) the biggest perk is that four kids can play at once FOUR... as in a whole math group... or four kids at a math center.
Go to iTunes to download

Running Record Toolbox which was created by the much loved and admired Teacher Tipster of YouTube fame is the most amazing companion for the pencil and paper running record ever. It calculates everything!! The creator says it best in his YouTube video so I'll let him speak for himself!

Bits Board is an amazing literacy/vocabulary/language learning app. It has boards that teach almost any subject. I even use it to practice my Spanish. My struggling kiddos love the success they find with this app. Go to iTunes to download

4. Montessori Crossword is a great literacy app for pre-k and primary kiddos!
It helps kids learn to read and spell decodable words in a extremely engaging way. When they get a word right they're rewarded with an almost mesmerizing visual feature.
Go to iTunes to download

5. Number five is Face Talker, not to be confused with Face Talk. This is the app we use to create and upload and upload videos of our writing to YouTube. It does have a creepy moving mouth feature, but we just move the mouth out of the way to make it work for us!
Follow the link to check it out

6.  Qrafter

is my QR code app, every teacher needs a QR code app, I use mine to create codes that link to our YouTube channel, and create self checking task cards for Daily Five, and Math Workshop. You can also create codes that link to safe private pages where you can post pictures of kids for parents only access. To begin "Qrafting" download the app

7. Spelling city is an amazing website, and now it's an amazing app where students can practice
spelling and vocabulary in fun and engaging ways. There are tons of lists for offline use, but you can also create an account and login to access even more great features.  To start the fun download now

8. My kiddos would put Word Wonderland in their top 5, and yours probably will too. This app makes phonics fun and has several levels which makes differentiating easy.
Check it out here

9. Coming in at number nine is a whole family of apps called Alligator apps.
These apps contain a fun new spin on old school flash cards that can quiz your kids when you can't. They can review all kinds of flash cards as many times as they need to in order to learn them! Get their apps here

 10. Number 10 is just for fun... it makes me laugh!
Mibblio lets you pick one free interactive song book where you can read, sing, and play along with songs like On Top of Spaghetti and Monster Mashed Potatoes. There more books available, and it is just plain fun. I bet it will make you laugh too so give it a look

Happy "apping"

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