Today’s post took me much longer than most. I wanted to give one (hopefully, new) app that was content-specific. Since I was limiting myself to just one per subject, I wanted it to be the best one. That required more research and exploration than usual. I hope everyone finds something new to try and use in the classroom. As always, each underlined app is linked to the App Store for easy downloading. Enjoy!
Special Education – SpeakAll: Especially beneficial for nonverbal children or students with autism
FACS – How to Cook Everything: This app contains recipes, basic kitchen tips, how-to techniques, and more.
Art – Let’s Create! Pottery HD Lite: Digitally throw pottery on a wheel. The app gives you tips as you create, and even let’s you fire the project.
Music – iWrite Music: Music notation editor with a practical and intuitive interface
Science – Science Glossary: A glossary of scientific terms and short biographies that support science education
Language Learning (Spanish, ELL, Speech/Language) – BitsBoard: Flashcards, vocabulary, and curated lessons that are adaptive to meet individual student needs.
Photography – Snapseed: Intuitive photo-editing tools
Social Studies – Sphere: Gives the user a 360˚ view of places around the world
Math – Skill Builder Numeracy: Math fact practice. Settings allow you to limit operations and number of problems in each set.
English/Language Arts (for Elementary)- Grammar Jammers: A must-have for elementary classrooms. Teaches grammar through songs, videos, and games. Also great to use with Speech/Language.
English/Language Arts (Secondary) – iLetterz: Helps boost speed of thought, spelling, and vocabulary
Physical Educaiton – Virtual Trainer: Great for PE teachers to leave for a sub to do, but also good for general use. There are over 250 exercises. Students can creat and log their own routines, or choose from over 120 programs.
Ag Ed – LeafSnap: App for identifying flowers and leaves by snapping a picture. Also contains a library of high-resolution images of plant life’
All: Book Creator Free: Great way for students of all ages to create iBooks from their iPads