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Recommended iPad Apps

Khan Academy

Khan Academy contains tons of educational videos on many subjects.  Most importantly, they have math videos targeted at every grade level (starting at kindergarten) for extra support.

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BrainPop is a favorite among many students for its educational videos on many subjects featuring Moby, the robot and Tim, his friend.  With the app, you can see the featured video of the day, but you can pay for a subscription to access all of them.  BrainPop Jr and BrainPOP Espanol are also available.

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Tween Tribune

Tween Tribune contains daily news articles written at a level for students to understand.  You can get TweenTribune Junior for grades K-4, or Tween Tribune for students in grades 5-8.  If teachers sign their classes up, they can leave comments and take quizzes.

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Best for younger students, this app features books, read-along videos, and educational songs.  It's format is very appealing and is enjoyable to experience.  Although there are many features available for free, there are also are in-app costs if you'd like to increase the library size.

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Read Me Stories

The Read Me Stories app already includes sample books but adds a different one each day.  The text highlights as it reads aloud. 

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Sono Flex

For students learning English, this app is very helpful.  It turns symbols into clear speech and provides students with vocabulary words they use on a daily basis.

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Based on Common Core standards, iTooch provides questions for ELA and Math across grade levels for students to practice in a nice interface.  In-app purchases allow you to access even more questions.

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Common Core ConceptBANK

This app is probably more user-friendly for parents rather than students.  Parents can search by grade and Common Core standard to look at sample questions.

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On this site, you can find information about recommended iPad apps that will enhance student learning.  In the left column, you will find video and reading materials.  In the middle, you will find highly-interactive apps, and in the right column, you will find math apps.  If you click on the icons, you will be directed you to the Apple website with more details.  Most of the apps are free, but some have more features if you make in-app purchases.  Several are also available on iPhones in addition to iPads.  I hope this is helpful.  Please feel free to send feedback and/or other suggestions.

-Erica Ruggiero, Carolyn Clark Instructional Coach



The links shown on these pages were selected because Clark staff members felt there was an educational benefit associated with their use.  However, due to advertising and constant changes to Internet material, Evergreen School District does not control the content, and therefore, does not accept any liability for the information contained within these pages.  We strongly advise that parents monitor students' technology usage. 

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation allows students to speak and records their voice in text format.  This is wonderful for students who struggle with writing as it helps them dictate their ideas and then provide them the opportunity to edit the text.

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Vocabulary and Spelling City

Vocabulary / Spelling City is a wonderful way to help students view vocabulary and spelling words.  They simply type them in, and then the app provides them with a variety of quizzes to test them.

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Instead of handwriting flashcards on index cards, you can create your own set on this app.  Although commonly used for vocabulary words, you can base the flashcards on any content.  It's easy to use and is a great tool for studying.

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Grammar Dragon

Unfortunately this is a paid app, but it targets learning standards.  In a game format, students have to identify parts of speech and can work at different grade levels.

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7 Little Words for Kids

This app received Honorable Mention for Best Educational Game in the 2011 Best App Ever Awards, so it's worth its price!  There is an regular version, but this one is made for kids because it has easier puzzles.

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Animator gives students the opportunity to easily create their own flip books.  It's easy to use and includes many tools for young artists.

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Puppet Pals 2

This fun app allows students to select from a variety of locations and characters to create little shows.  They can add their own voices and pictures to make them come alive.  

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Book Creator Free

There is a paid version of Book Creator, but this free version still enables students to use text, photos, and recorded sound to create their own stories and then export them.  They can also use freehand to draw and write.

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Number Bond Blasters

Number Bond Blasters is a great way for students to build their number sense as they use the concept of decomposing numbers.  It covers all operations and lets students practice as well as take a speed quiz.

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Sushi Monster

Somewhat similar to Number Bond Blasters, Sushi Monster is a way for students to practice fact fluency in addition and multiplication.  It is a game format that allows students to unlock levels as they are successful.

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Kakooma is a wonderful brain-teaser for students.  You can download one for practicing addition and one for multiplication.  It's a great challenge.

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Todo Math

Todo Math is best for kindergarten to second grade students.  It contains many activities within the mathematical strands for practice.

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Tap and Flash

This app was created by an Evergreen School District parent!  It is a great way for students to practice automaticity and memorization within all four math operations.  It also includes flash cards for U.S. Capitals and vocabulary words.

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Splash Math

There are different apps for each grade level for Splash Math, or you can obtain the whole package.  The app download is free, however, it only includes a preview.  In order to access the full version, you do need to pay for it.  It provides wonderful exercises for kids practicing important skills.

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Geometry 4 Kids

This app targets a variety of geometry concepts at differing grade levels.  Although it is a paid app, it contains learning models and practice.

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Virtual Manipulatives

Virtual Manipulatives helps students understand concepts of fractions, decimals, and percents and how they relate using visual tools.  It also provides a work space for students to use.

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There are many Tangrams apps available.  This particular app is free (though the in-app purchase option includes even more puzzles.)  It displays best on the iPhone ,but definitely works on the iPad.  It's the classic puzzle game using 7 shaped pieces.

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