Apps



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Free
Reading
Accelerated Reader lets kids take AR quizzes from the iPad! No more waiting for computers to boot! They also get all the info - books and words read, points, etc. My students take more quizzes simply because it is so much easier and immediate.
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NASA
Free
Science
A nice source for images, news and videos about anything NASA. Good for 3rd and 5th science.
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Toontastic
Free

Toontastic is a creative Learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons through imaginative play. Storytelling.
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Rover
Free

Rover allows you to use Flash sites on your iPad. The creator is responsive to emails. Rover was created for education so the ads and sites are restricted. (Camille Johnson)
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Story Creator
Free
LA - All Content areas
A simple to use app that allows students to create books on their iPads. Drawings and photos can be added to their books, along with audio. My first graders were able to begin using this app after a five minute intro where I shared a three page book I had created. Glitch: The only way to share the books is via email. But the VERY responsive creators are adding other methods to share in their December upgrade. (Camille Johnson)
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Sushi Monster
Free
Math
Crazy name, but great math app! Requires students to compose and decompose numbers (hello Common Core standards!) to "feed" the Sushi Monster. Includes both addition and multiplication. Highly motivating. Best for solid first graders and up. (Camille Johnson)
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Sticker Sudoku
Free

Sudoku for the primary set! Students move animal "stickers" to fill in a 4 by 4 sudoku grid. Highly addictive for adults! (Camille Johnson)
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AppCrayon
Free
Penmanship
Basic handwriting app. Requires students to form the letters correctly to move on. Best with a stylus. Printing only. (Camille Johnson)
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Touch and Write
$2.99
Penmanship
Fancy handwriting app. Want to write your letters in paint, ketchup, whipped cream? All are options on Touch and Write, along with many more. This app also has sight words and word families for students to write as the app reads the words to them. Requires students to form letters correctly to move on. Best with stylus. Printing only. (Camille Johnson)
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Sock Puppets
Free with optional upgrades

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice. We have used this for digital citizenship lessons, role playing and other student demonstrations. It does not currently interface well with apple TV and you can't save them to the device without an in app purchase OR upgrading to Sock Puppets Complete for $3.99. From Camille: My first graders use this app as we work on characters and setting. VERY easy for them to use!(Sandy Mac and Camille Johnson)





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ShowMe
Free
Math - All content areas
Allows the iPad to function as a whiteboard. Students write and record their voices at the same time. This app can be used as a tool in any subject. Great for math talks, spelling, beginning writing ... (Camille Johnson)
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Scribble Press
Free
LA - All content areas
Allows students to create story books. It also has 50 story templates, markers, stamps, stickers, and the ability to take pictures. The students create books and continue to add pages as they more about the topic. This app is very easy to use. (Lorena Karayannis)

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Phonics Awareness
Free
Reading
This app. allows students to work on word segments, blends, and vowel sounds. There are more of these but they are not free. (Lorena Karayannis)

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Story Kit
Free
LA - All content areas
Great for creating a vocabulary word book. You can take a picture, draw pictures, type text, and record your voice. I have the students write the word, include a picture, define it, and use it in a sentence. Each of the items has their voice recorded next to it. The recordings helps the students who struggle with spelling.
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Spelling
Free
LA
Students create a test with the words missed during the Monday Spelling Pre-Test. Those that made it to challenge select 7 words. They type the word and then record it using this format. Word, use the word in a sentence, then the word again. (Lorena Karayannis)

Fluency
Free
LA
Used daily to practice reading their 1 minute fluency. This app. has the abiilty to email the recording. I have not used this capability. (Lorena Karayannis)
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Stack the States Lite
.99
Social Studies
Great for learning state capitals and important landmarks. I introduce this app. to all the students but usually 3 or 4 really use it. It is really an upgrade grade app. Those who use it like it because this use google maps to help them find the answer. Great for students who like to challenge themselves and solve problems. (Lorena Karayannins)
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WeatherWise
Free
Science
A weather week forecast presented in a visual form with simple data. Animated themes ( 3 are free) and moving landscapes replace cliché clip art and overused icons in this imaginative app touting weather with rain falling on a tree while a lantern blows gently or swings wildly with the wind velocity. We are studying weather and this is a nice visual representation of the local weather. ( Debbie)
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Starfall Learn to Read
$2.99
Reading
This app contains phonics readers, games and videos. It is organized by phonics skills (example: short a). The content is said to be the same as the Starfall website. Very easy to use for both my kinders and my first graders! (Camille Johnson)
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Hungry Fish
1.99
Math
Students feed the hungry fish by combining numbers. Great app to work on mental addition. Perfect for my first graders. (Camille Johnson)
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Hungry Guppy
$3.99
Math
Introduces addition by having students combine bubbles to feed a very hungry fish. Similar to Hungry Fish, but this version uses dots in the bubbles instead of actual numbers. I used thisi app to introduce my kinders to addition. (Camille Johnson)
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DoddleBuddy
Free
Math - All content areas
My "go to" app. This is a drawing app that turns the iPad into a whiteboard. I use it mostly for math. When my kinders were working on patterning we used this app. Now that we are working on making numbers in a variety of ways, we use this app. There are two versions; I prefer the first because it is easier for the children to erase their "whiteboards".
(Camille Johnson)
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Vocabulary Spelling City
Free
LA
Students can play a variety of games and take tests on spelling, vocabulary or sight words. I purchased the Premium Membership and have added my own spelling and sight word lists. If only one student uses the iPad, this app allows Spelling City to remember that child so no more usernames or passwords need to be typed in.
(Camille Johnson)
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Edmodo
Free

I love this app! If you are the sole user of the iPad, you no longer have to type in your user name or password. Life just became so much easier! (Camille Johnson)
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Subitize Tree
99 cents

Allows students to pick from three levels and a variety of images to subitize. This app was created by the infamous Teacher Tipster and is great for working on the skill of subitizing (being able to immediately recognize quantities). Camille
P.S. If you aren't familiar with the Teacher Tipster, quickly check out his site: TeacherTipster.com

Lesson Plans

Story Creator - An explanation of how I introduced Story Creator to my first grade students. Camille Johnson