Apps for Elementary Students

By Jana Tsu

Puppet Pals

Made for tablets, this app allows kids to create, share and tell their own stories.  Whether choosing or creating characters and backgrounds from the wide array of clip art provided or using your own photos, the possibilities are endless.  This app can help kids' imagination become real life animated videos while also teaching storytelling skills.

Martha Speaks Dog Party

This app contains a few games in one, all of which help kids to expand their vocabulary with the help of Martha; the animated talking dog from popular PBS Kids TV series Martha Speaks.

Star Walk

Great for the science astronomy unit, this app allows you to use your device to explore the night sky.  Simply point your device to the the sky with the camera and this device will help you to identify and map the constellation you are looking at as well as point out any other stars, satellites and constellations that may be in your view.

Math Bingo

Available on the computer and from your mobile device, this app offers practice with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the form of the fun game of bingo.  With different levels and user profiles and avatars to keep track of one's progress, this app was ranked number 1 in educational apps for 3 weeks.


This app provides its users with a daily featured animated movie that you can later test your knowledge on with an interactive quiz.  For $1.99/month users may upgrade to have the choice of a variety of math, science, social studies, engineering & tech, social studies, arts & music and health subjects as well.

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