Elementary School iOS mLearning Options

1. Math Ninja

What is it?

  • Math Ninja is an iphone and ipad game that allows students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students can practice their basic skills using their ipad or iphone in the classroom.

How can a teacher use it?

  • Teachers can use the app as way for students to practice their basic facts while having fun. If students finish quickly they can play the game, learn and have fun doing it.

2. The Oregon Trail

What is it?

  • The Oregon Trail is an interactive wagon adventure across the old west. Students play the game and learn about American History and how to survive disease. Students must make choices about how they wish to proceed across the west and survive.

How can a teacher use it?

  • Teachers can use this app as a way for students to practice decision making, problem solving and reading skills. Students enjoy playing role playing games because it puts them in the main characters position. This actively engages the student allowing them to focus and learn.

3. Mad Libs

What is it?

  • Mad libs is an ipad and iphone game that allows students to practice building mad libs in the classroom using their iOS device. Students can add their own picture to the story for a fun way to be engaged. The student can either write the words on their own or speak the word into the story.

How can a teacher use it?

  • Teachers can enjoy taking advantage of this app as it helps students develop their literacy skills. Students who struggle with writing are able to use voice commands to add their own words to the story. This is a fun, reusable and interactive alternative to paper mad libs.

4. iWriteWords

What is it?

  • iwritewords is an interactive writing tool that helps students practice their handwriting. It is easy and fun and allows the student to follow a crab as it moves.The moving of the crab is what allows the student to practice their handwriting.

How can a teacher use it?

  • More engaging method of practicing handwriting then simply rewriting the letters on paper. This is intended for a younger age group but it would still be helpful in the older grades of elementary as well.

5. Jungle time

What is it?

  • Jungle Time is an interactive game used for helping students to learn how to tell time. The game offers five difficulty levels for helping students to learn how to tell time in hours, minutes, and seconds. Students will also learn how to properly set clocks and adjust clocks for daylight savings times.

How can a teacher use it?

  • It is amazing how many students have no idea how to tell time because of the use of digital clocks. It is for this reason that Jungle time is an excellent app for helping students learn how to tell the time. Telling time is an important skill and often skipped over for other subjects. This app allows the skill to be practiced in a fun and efficient way.


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