Useful Apps for the k-6 Classroom
5 Educational Mobile Apps - Jenna Logan
Pizza Fractions 1
Available through apple app store (free)
Designed for grade levels 2-5, Pizza Fractions provides introductory practice with fractions in an approachable game-like environment. (Description retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id374084320?mt=8)
This app would be very useful because it introduces students to and gives them practice with a variety of different fractional activities for different skill and age ranges.
Available from apple app store (free)
Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family on ToonTube, the app's global storytelling network for kids. (Description retrieved from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic/id4046...)
This app could be used to help students bring the stories they create to life. They could share their stories on a global level.
Star Walk HD
Available through apple app store (Cost $2.99)
Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find. (Description retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id363486802?mt=8)
This app would help students during the astrology unit. They could investigate where celestial bodies are while also learning different facts. This app would help students prepare for in class activities and discussion about celestial bodies.
Student Clicker - Socrative
Available through apple app store(free)
Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or build a premade activity for your whole class. (Description retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id477618130?mt=8)
This app can be used to create, share, and have students participate in online quizzes, discussions, and questionnaires.
Lifecards - Postcards
Available through apple app store (Cost: $1.99).
With Lifecards you can use up to 4 of your photos to design your own imaginative postcard directly on your phone. While you edit the card you can freely zoom and pan to get the important details right. You can insert, move, scale, and rotate photos from your photo-album, and you can also insert texts and select font, color, size, and alignment. (Description retried from: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id304401787?mt=8)
This app would be very useful in the science and social studies units. Students could create postcards based on different animals and communities/countries that are studied in class.