Category Archives: Elementary School

Moji Moji: Learn the Alphabet

Moji Moji: Learn the Alphabet by Gakko Digital Learning is the new kid on the block, bringing smart screen time for early-literacy learners on the iPad (ages 3-5). The app is engaging with real kid appeal as it's set in a stunning setting with delightful characters with engaging gameful play. Don't let that fool you there is lots of invaluable learning…
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The Importance of Teaching Kindergarten Kids about the Weather

  [caption id="attachment_79594" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Photo by Jonathan Bowers on Unsplash[/caption] The Importance of Teaching Kindergarten Kids about the Weather Did you know that the USA ranked tenth in 2016 in a list of countries most affected by the extreme weather with subsequent damages amounting to approximately US$ 47.7 billion? This is something hard for kids to…
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TeachersWithApps – 50+ Favorite Elementary School Apps

Rounding up the best and favorite elementary school apps is not an easy task, the market is saturated and there are so many standouts that cover the gamut of grade levels. Obviously, one of the first considerations we focus on when writing a review is, of course, the learning potential of an app. Another important…
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SpellNow Series by Education Curb

SpellNow Series by Education Curb - Want more confident spellers? Here is a new alternative for children that makes gameplay out of what could be mundane instruction. This new subscription app series has the same distinct signature of quality as their previous app releases SpellNow 1 and SpellNow 2 Challenge. Each level has its own unique gamified backdrop…
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Math With Gummii!

The Gummii app suite by Gummii Inc. was designed specifically for classroom teachers. The suite includes Gummii: Add!, Gummii: Multiply!, and Gummii: 3D!. Each app allows for multiple users—a benefit for teachers low on tablets.  Additionally, Add! and Multiply! use algorithms to find the ideal level for each user.  Beginning with simple addition and multiplication…
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Wonder Will Win You Over!

Wonder, the newest app by Wonder Workshop, is simply wonderful.  Wonder is used with one or both of Wonder Workshop’s programmable robots. Dash is the company’s larger, mobile, and more complex robot.  While Dot is smaller and stationary.  Combining both robots means they are able to interact with each other, but you do not need…
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3 Apps for Animating You!

The apps I describe here allow you to take pictures of yourself, use student-created artwork, or create digital likenesses of people and animate the images.  Most often, the apps in this category are considered solely for entertainment purposes. So, why am I discussing their relationship to education? As teachers, it is our job to teach,…
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LogicCity Jr.

  LogicCity Jr. is a brand new app from Minds on Play LLC, which is pure fun via logical play. By teaching kids to problem solve and reason by systematically ruling out alternative options, we teach them how to make good choices. Learning to examine facts, rules and the possibilities for creating order; we teach…
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