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Recommended Math and ELA Apps to Enhance Summer Learning- PreK-8

Happy summer everyone!

Regardless if you are a teacher or parent, job well done this school year…thank you for all your efforts!

Educating our children can be a thankless job at times and it is important that those of us who play a role in the lives of children to take time to say, “thank you.” An attitude of gratitude goes a long way. It is important to recognize all the effort made by parents who juggle the many tasks placed in the ever over-scheduled schedules of daily living and for those teachers who “choose” to work in the classroom to make a difference.

Positive collaboration between parent and teacher is the essential key to establishing a sound academic foundation and developing a love of learning in our children. Having gratitude for one another and our given roles is always a good place to start to build this collaborative relationship.

Below is a list of recommended apps from an amazing Educational Resource Team, enjoy!

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things~

Denise

The following is a list of apps recommended by St. Regis Educare Team to support and reinforce classroom curriculum.

Language Arts

Name of App Description Grade Level
Bob Books Activities that correlate with Bob Books series Emergent readers
Sight Words Practice sight words by playing fun games; two levels Early Elementary
Sight Word BINGO Click on words as they are read aloud; try for a BINGO Early Elementary
Phonics Tic-Tac-Toe Answer phonics questions and win your square; get three in a row   for tic-tac-toe Early Elementary
First Grade PhonicsSecond Grade Phonics Practice phonics skills by reading, spelling, matching and   sorting words Early Elementary
Scarecrow Word Puzzles Various word puzzles Early Elementary
ICanWrite 2 Arranging words to make sentences Early Elementary
Mini Word Game for making words Elementary
Reading Comprehension Practice Read short passages and answer comprehension questions Elementary
VocabularySpellingCity, Spelling Tutor, or Spelling Star Vocabulary and spelling activitiesUse lists provided or your own Elementary
Tools4Students Graphic organizers galoreFor writing, note-taking, comprehension, etc. Upper ElementaryAcademy
ReadNRespond Questions that can be used with any work of literature;   correlated to Bloom’s Taxonomy Upper ElementaryAcademy
Zombie Grammar Force Parts of Speech Game Upper ElementaryAcademy
Verb Mayhem or Adjective Mayem Fun game to practice identifying adjectives and verbs Upper ElementaryAcademy

Math

Name of App Description Skill Addressed
MathEdge; Math Drills; or Fast Facts Timed calculationsAdd, subtract, multiply, divide Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
Math Splash or Penguin Math Games for practicing basic operations Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
Math Slide Multiplication and Division Game for two to four players Multiplication and Division
Monkey Drills or Division Wiz Practice division Division
Bills and Coins Count money, make change Money
Tell Time Game or Learn Time Practice telling time Time
Pizza 1 or Fraction Monkey Fractions games Fractions
Equivalent Fractions Equivalent fraction activities Fractions
Fractions Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions Fractions

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iPad Apps for Creative and Fun Learning Presented by Local Teacher

I was listening to one of my teachers present today to my faculty of 40 and thought that the apps shared were so good that I would share them with our Unlock the Teacher blog readers.  I feel blessed to work in a building with such creative energy and passion for teaching and work with a professional development team at Unlock the Teacher LLC that I sometimes have to pause…and remember to whom much is given, much will be expected.  Thank you to all the teachers out there who sacrifice and share their time and talent for our children…our future!

Classroom Management

Class Dojo: www.classdojo.com (FREE App)

Showing Student Growth

ThreeRing: www.threering.com (FREE App)

  • Capture student work in a virtual portfolio
  • Take a picture, audio or video
  • Share with parents and peers
  • Students can upload various works

Quizlet: www.quizlet.com (FREE App)

  • Set up vocabulary flashcards
  • Students can access cards from any SMART device
  • Do NOT need access to Internet once cards are downloaded

A+Pro: www.A+Pro.com (FREE App)

  • Similar to Quizlet
  • Flashcard application
  • Cards can be placed in groups or topics…great for vocabulary or research papers 🙂
  • Cards can be separated into “know”, “unsure” or “don’t know” piles to help with memorization

Educreations: www.educreation.com (FREE App)

  • Ability to make presentation videos with voice over…FUN!
  • Great to use when student is absent from a class
  • Students can create presentations to demonstrate mastery…THINK Bloom’s Taxonomy

If you have some great apps for learning, please share.  It is in the collaborative process that we all learn! When we share what we know, the students benefit.

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,

Denise

P.S. Thank you Karina for allowing me to share with our Unlock the Teacher readers. Mucho Gracias! 🙂

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