Educational Apps

DIYSunScience  Start astronomy lessons with a bang with this interactive astronomy app. Don’t miss the sun cam, which allows kids to view live images from a NASA satellite on their mobile devices.

Mt.Multiplis teaches complex multiplication strategies to students in 3rd to 5th grades.  Students practice multiplication while building bridges from one level to the next.

SpellingCity  gives students access to vocabulary lists and offers six types of practice activities. The activities are Teach Me, Test Me, Match It, Word Unscramble, Hang Mouse, and Which Word. In the Teach Me activity,  the words and their spellings are read to students. if you register and log into SpellingCity you can create custom lists that are read to your child when they use the Teach Me mode on their iPads.

Sushi Monster! is a free iPad Scholastic game  app to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency.   Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. Earn points with each correct answer.

 Word Mover is a free  app from Read Write Think. It  is designed to help students develop poems and short stories. When students open the Word Mover app they are shown a selection of words that they can drag onto a canvas to construct a poem or story.

 Rocket Speller is a fun iPad app designed for students in Kindergarten through grade two. The purpose of the app is to help students learn to spell  simple words that are three to ten letters long. As students progress through the levels of the app they get stars. After they get three stars students pick out the parts they want to use to build a rocket ship.

 Stumpy’s Alphabet Dinner is a fun app in which students feed letters and shapes to cartoon characters. The letters and shapes that students feed to the characters have to match the letter or shape displayed on the character’s stomach. If the child makes an incorrect match the character spits out the letter.