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Recommended Apps

These are apps that have been reviewed and recommended by your peers.


Math:

Farkle Deluxe (dice games)

Math Bingo (addition, subtraction, multiplacation & division)

My Math App (stacking math - so more of a drill for older children)

Slice It! (fractions & can get tricky, so for older children)

Communication:

Dragon Dictation (speech to text app)

FaceTime (great possibilities for author/expert visits, communication with students who are overseas, etc)

Writing/Spelling:

abctrace (letter formation for early childhood use)

iChalkboard (just what it seems like - practise formation on a chalk board)

Spelling Test (create spelling tests to be stored and used one to one on the iPad)

Toontastic (storytelling, creating your own drawings, as well as adding your own voice recording)


Reading:

iBooks (a way to purchase and read e-books on the iPad)

Kindle (e-reader)

Moving Tales (beautifully animated books for the iPad.  So far, they all seem to be original content.)


Geography:

Stack The Countries (Geography games featuring countries by shape as well as geography facts.)

Stack The States (Geography games featuring states by shape as well as geography facts.)


Science:


Anatomy Lite (for older children and more of a review, also app is for iPhone so it comes in small)

BrainPop (an interactive kid friendly encyclopedia of sorts.)

Levers (physics simulations and challenges.)

Science360 (stunning imagery and movies about scientific topics.  Browse or use keyword searching)


Memory:

MatchAnimals (early childhood - may want to turn the sounds off)


Languages:

iStart Spanish! (pronunciation, alphabet and other beginning skills)

iStart Chinese! (pronunciation, alphabet, and other beginning skills)


Art:

Brushes (create on the go)


Navigation:

Google Earth (Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth)

HistoryMaps (ads at bottom, but not too distracting, maybe a good lesson about online purpose)

Maps  (great for planning routes for field trips.  Directions, satallite imagery, street photos)


Typing:

TapTyping (learn how to type without a physical keyboard)




      

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