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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom
I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps. 1) Content-Consumption Apps Class Dojo Free (Click for the web version) Decide Now $.99 Random Name Selector (Free) Note: Many of these apps have options in other languages Touch, look, listen $1.99 StoryToys apps $4.99/ea (all excellent) French words for Kids (Montessori) $3.99 Feed me (French) $1.99 JeuxPourLire $3.99 eFlash Apps for French $1.99 (turn on “Questions” mode in settings to make more challenging)

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