iPod/iPad apps

So many apps,
so little time!

Below is a list of apps I am using in my first grade classroom.  My plan is to list how I am using these apps as well as providing the link to the iTunes store. Many of these apps are free or were downloaded when they were free.

*This is a work in progress and apps are in no particular order at this time.*

AppShopper - This a definite must have!  AppShopper keeps you up to date on the newest App Store apps, sales and freebies. I have gotten many of my paid apps for free by watching this site daily.

Dexteria - Dexteria is a set of therapeutic hand exercises (not games) that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.

LetterReflex - LetterReflex helps children overcome common letter reversals in a game format that is inviting, engaging, interactive and user-friendly. Excellent app!

Screen Chomp - *iPad only app*

Educreations- *iPad only app* Turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard

Voice Memos- This app comes on the iPods. I have my kids record their reading using this app for fluency checks. They record and reflect on their reading. How did they do? Was their reading choppy or smooth?


Sock Puppets - Students can retell stories and even make up stories of their own using this app

Bill Atkinson PhotoCard - This is an app for the iPod Touch and iPad. Thre is a lite version and a paid version. Students can write their own postcards and send them off through email. This is a great way for students to work on their letter writing skills.

Word Bingo -

ABC Notes - A note taking app that we use for practicing our spelling words. Would also like kids to eventually use this when reading~write a post-it with a connections, something you are still wondering, etc. Students can email their post-its to you.

Etch A Sketch - We use this app to practice our spelling words. Kids write their words and then email me their creation.

Ransom Letters- Another app that we use  to practice our spelling words. Kids write their words and then email me their creation.


Math Ninja- This app is great for practicing basic math facts. This link is for the free, lite version. The paid version gives you more levels. My kiddos quickly outgrew the lite version.