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40 Of The Best Elementary Learning Apps For Students. 40 Of The Best Elementary Learning Apps For Elementary Students Looks like this mobile learning thing might actually take off, eh?

40 Of The Best Elementary Learning Apps For Students

Just as we recently looked specifically at some of the best educational apps for iPad, now we give some love specifically to elementary students (and teachers) who have devices and want to separate the digital wheat from the digital chaff. Algebraic Thinking In Kindergarten. I work all year to teach my kids that learning through exploring is valued and appreciated in my class.

Algebraic Thinking In Kindergarten

I think that is important for all academic areas but especially for math. Kids seem to want to know the answer or mathematical process to use before they are willing to try a problem. Getting kids to buy into that philosophy is important for the success of higher level thinking activities. The math equation you see above is very challenging for most kindergarten kids because there is no obvious “starting point.”

More than likely their first idea will be wrong and who likes to play a game knowing that? This game starts in the beginning of the year with me simply writing a number on each table. After many months of building our understanding of math concepts, as well as learning that the process is the goal, we are able to really push our thinking. If you like this type of activity check out Starting With the Answer. Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom. Retelling on the iPad. Big Question: How do you listen to each student retell the story?

Retelling on the iPad

Can Apps Help Teach Young Kids to Read? We were pleased to see mention of our work in a new report out from the Campaign for Grade Level Reading last month.

Can Apps Help Teach Young Kids to Read?

In Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West, Lisa Guernsey, Michael Levine, Cynthia Chiong, and Maggie Severns examined top-selling products and digital content for young children that make claims about building reading skills. The researchers from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and the New America Foundation looked at products reviewed on our site (apps, software, websites, and games), those available in the iTunes App Store, and other places. They sought out model programs that engage parents and children in activities that encourage the development of language and literacy skills. They found thousands of apps on the market that are labeled educational, marketed to parents (& teachers), but with little to no information about whether or how these products work. 10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more! Have your Students Tell their Stories Digitally!

10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!

What is digital storytelling? Students can tell their story in a digital manner the same as they would orally or on paper. Using iPads During Math Stations ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog. I am continually trying to think of ways to use the iPads in a producing or student creation way, rather than a "lets play a game" kind of way.

Using iPads During Math Stations ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog

I am also trying to be as paperless as possible this year, so using the iPads is a win, win situation. I share the 20 iPads with another teacher so in all honesty, I only have 10 during math and I usually use 4 with my guided math groups, which leaves me 6 for math stations. Primary apps. Using the App Store for Persuasive Writing.

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading. As anyone with a toddler knows, iPads are addictive for children. They seem to have some sort of special radar that lets them know when an iDevice is within their reach, and they’ll do anything they can to get their hands on them. Resistance is futile, but instead of lamenting excessive screen time, you can make your child’s iPad addiction a productive one with educational apps, including those that promote early reading. With these 20 apps, children can learn how to write letters, improve phonics fluency, and even write their own books. Read on to find the very best iPad apps for developing young readers, and feel free to share your own favorites in the comments.

ABC PocketPhonics Kids can develop skills in letter sounds, writing, and first words with ABC PocketPhonics. 10 Fantastic Children's Book Apps for iOS. Summer vacation is here!

10 Fantastic Children's Book Apps for iOS

While the long hiatus is a welcome break for kids, the time off has also been proven to cause “brain drain” and undo as much as several months of the learning that's taken place during the academic year. SEE ALSO: 10 Kid-Friendly Subscription Boxes Parents Will Love. 107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8. Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems. Not surprisingly, student scores improve when they use iPads and their interest in school soars. I say not surprisingly because students love digital toys and in my experience work harder and longer if given the opportunity to do so with any of the digital offerings (ipods, laptops included).

In my school, we have been rotating one set of Pads this year through K-8. Drawing AirSketch Free–Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Geography Health Human Atlas (lite)–With this free download you can experience just some of the power of the Blausen Human Atlas. History Maps Math Algebra Intro–Free. Mind Mapping–Thinking.