Summer slide is a term that was coined by researchers at John Hopkins University who tracked students from 1st grade through age 22 in Baltimore, MD. Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward. According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association: “A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year…. It’s common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills.” RIF Post
Following are Suggested Apps to Avoid Summer Slide from Teachers With Apps Certified Program, all of these apps are stellar educational resources and if we get enough requests we will divide them into categories:
Teachers With Apps CERTIFIED:
Busy Shapes by Seven Academy
Drawp for School by Moondrop Entertainment
MarcoPolo Ocean by MarcoPolo Learning
Mini Monet – Creative Studio and Art Club for Kids by Sprite Kids
My First App – Vol. 3 Airport by appp media UG
StartDot Handwriting by TrishCO
Vincent the Anteater’s Space Voyage by El Pudu Studios
World’s Worst Pet Vocabulary by Curriculum Associates
TWA Certified Developers:
Avokiddo – Avokiddo’s apps are all about playful learning. They believe children learn best when they are engaged, immersed, involved, inspired, motivated, excited! We couldn’t agree more.
Dawn Publications – Their beautiful book apps inspire children to a deeper understanding and appreciation for all life on Earth. They aspire to awaken children to the discovery that they are part of something magnificent, and they do just that!
Kids Discover – The wonderful apps by Kids Discover cover topics kids need to learn, on the device kids love to use. Each of their apps focuses on a single nonfiction subject in either the natural or social sciences.
For additional information about the Certification Program visit Teachers With Apps online. Teachers With Apps offers a treasure trove of education app recommendations, as well as the latest trends and insights on education and technology.
We have several more pages of TWA Certified Apps which we will be adding throughout the next few days! Remember to visit often!
Below are links to previous Summer Slide Blogs: