Category Archives: Elementary School

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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Dentist Bird: A West African Folktale

Dentist Bird: A West African Folktale by Literary Safari Inc. is a wonderful story to share with young children and is a must have app for anyone teaching diversity, compassion, and empathy. The book was written and retold by Michael Richards and has been illustrated by David Wolobah, he applies oil paint to denim with knife and palette…
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Making Your Mark, Best Handwriting Apps 2014

Making Your Mark, Best Handwriting Apps Read the full review here. So much research is going into the neurophysiological importance of handwriting, and how it improves learning and cognition. Citing current research in her New York Times article, Maria Konnikova discusses how the art of gesture through writing not only facilitates memory but also helps drive cognition.…
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