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Top Apps and Beyond Kristi Watters Kindergarten Teacher Center Grove Elementary School Greenwood, Indiana iPads in a Primary Classroom Martha Andersen Kindergarten Teacher Pleasant Grove Elementary School Greenwood, Indiana
Top Apps There are a lot of apps out there! The problem is finding the best and what meets the needs of your students. Apps reinforce skills previously taught Apps offer differentiation for students at all levels Students are engaged and excited to practice skills using their iPads. Don’t forget there are more ways to use the iPad besides just apps
Language apps Little Sky Writers Letter of the Day Sound Sorting iWrite Words Phototouch Sight Words Learning A –Z Smarty Pants School ABC Magic series Rocket Speller Montessori Crosswords Word Ball Letter Detective Sentence Magic Read on Sight Howie Finding Vowel
Math apps Tally Tots Montessori Numbers Phototouch Concepts Kids Numbers and Math Butterfly Math Math Bingo Games – A Racing Game for Kids Addition and Subtraction for Kids Kindergarten Math Drills
General Ed apps Teach Me Kindergarten Teach Me First Grade Story Wheel Writing Pad Scribble Press Kindergarten 21 in 1 Pack Little Solver – Preschool Logic Corkulous
Just for Fun apps Doodle Buddy Doodle Buddy – more than just fun! Toontastic Pocket Zoo Dr. Seuss Band Lorax Lego Kid Blocks PBS Kids Google Earth
And Beyond Shape Hunt – use camera to take photos of shapes in the environment Noun/verb Hunt – same as above. Students followed a checklist and performed the verbs while recording as video Tree Journal – documented the changes in a tree throughout the year with photos Animal Research – QR codes/webcams Zoo Book – used Pocket Zoo to research an animal and used Doodle Buddy to draw a picture of the animal. Teacher assembled the drawings into a class book.
And Beyond Alphabet Video Where Do We Live? –Google Earth Video Recording (student reading) Gingerbread Hunt Skype Apple TV QR Codes Create web link shortcuts Brainpop, Big Universe,
Tips and Tricks Specify rules from the beginning Students and parents must sign contract Make iPads easily accessible – this is a gradual process Scavenger Hunt for learning the basic use of the iPad Recharge weekly Installation of apps Share your apps with parents Update apps every 2 weeks Search under App store to see what has been purchased Deleting apps Beware of the free (lite) versions. You don’t always get the extra features.
QR Code Activity Make sure you have a scanner such as Best Barcode Scanner or I-nigma on student iPadsBest Barcode Scanner I-nigma Find a website you wish your students to link to or paste a photo of an app. Create the scanner code using and print this out. You will copy and paste a web address into the code maker. Students bring up the scanner on their iPads to scan the code. It will automatically take the student to the website you have entered.