All posts by "Sandra Fleming"

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Smart Spark-Ignite Your Child’s Learning Potential will help most families and even some teachers to analyze their child’s and their own learning style and to better understand how to best take advantage of everyone’s strengths to achieve more academic success.
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Verbs for Kids-Part 1 would be a useful tool to help students of English and perhaps special needs students hear examples of acceptable English grammar and pronunciation, as well as see clear animated illustrations of 180 verbs and sentences. It does have some flaws, however, ...

Sam Plays Saxophone is a pleasant e-book with a small selection of activities to supplement the story, but it may not live up to the levels that the price might lead one to expect.
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Astro Nora: Addition & Subtraction Maths for 4-7 Year Olds is a fun and simple app that provides practice on addition and subtraction from basic combinations through problems with three digits and regrouping. Children are likely to enjoy the app’s theme and reward system for ...
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Pock & Palam makes a gentle and simplified introduction to many types of standard arcade and game system games, and will help young children feel like they are “part of the action” as they play a game that just may entertain older children as well.
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Box Drop Math Addition Game provides addition facts in order of increasing difficulty and encourages players to build speed at basic addition combinations. A simple but fun arcade game challenges them to stack falling boxes to earn extra points.
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Letter Cross-Tracking is a serviceable app that will help children remediate letter reversals and inversions and help them build skills in the areas of visual tracking, attention to detail and position in space, but they may need outside motivation to complete assigned work so they ...
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Monkey Party Learn Algebra makes an entertaining and valuable introduction to basic early algebra concepts, including balancing equations, combining like terms, using negative numbers, multiplying with fractions, and introducing the concept of graphing lines based on equations.

Crazy Times Tables is one of the most perfect multiplication fact practice apps available. It offers repetition and choice of facts made enjoyable by creative and visually interesting special effects.
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Elkonin Boxes is a digital version of a highly-effective teaching strategy that will help beginning and struggling readers build vital skills for phonemic awareness, which is foundational to success in phonics.
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I Got This: An Interactive Story is a wonderful example of a high-quality public education ebook that is designed to appeal to the target age group, provides vital health information and does so in an engaging and memorable way.
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The Pronoun Party is a bare-bones, repetitive source of practice sentences with pronouns and gender words that will help young children practice understanding these words in spoken sentences and responding to them appropriately.
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Letter School is a fun app that will help kids practice forming capital letters, lower case letters, and numbers in any of three common early elementary writing styles, and it will provide them with opportunities to hear letter sounds and key words as well.

My Felt World opens up four imaginative scenes and provides children with a wide selection of felt characters, animals and props to encourage creative visual play.
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The Everything Machine offers a great combination of programming practice, logic skills, and sequencing as well as a healthy dose of creativity by giving users tools to access the Apple device’s input and output features with switches, timers, and even transmitters.

Sparky’s Brain Busters is a fun game that will entertain middle elementary students while they review concepts from fire safety and Common Core literature, math, science and social studies.
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EDNA is a practical and easy-to-use mind mapping system that is perfect for middle and high school students who need to organize essays, reports, and other longer pieces of writing because it easily converts graphic idea webs into traditional outlines that make writing a breeze.
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Action Graphing is an innovative, interesting and effective tool to teach basic concepts about velocity graphs to students with a creative and unique hands-on, experiential approach.
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MathLab for Grade 2 is a fun math practice app that will give lots of mixed practice to students on vital skills, many of which are not commonly seen in other second grade level math apps.
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Sticker Story-the Storybook Creativity Kit for Kids is a fun and creative way to nurture self-expression and story-telling in children from preschool through middle elementary grades.
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Wonster Words: Spelling with ABC and Phonics by Puzzlingo is an amusing and entertaining way to help children practice reading and spelling words that review basic phonics skills such as word families, rhyming, consonant digraphs, and more.
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Little Big Car Factory: Spelling Game is an outstanding example of a fun and flexible app that adults can customize with the exact words students need to study or learn to spell.
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Juana la Iguana en la Granja is a great app to introduce a preschool child to conversational Spanish while reviewing basic readiness skills such as matching, counting, colors and the Spanish alphabet.
special needs apps

Sometimes finding apps that meet your student’s learning challenges can be nearly as difficult as school, but these app developers have really come through for students, parents and teachers.  This selection of recommended apps will help with communication, organization, social skills, reading problems, and much ...
high school apps

In high school, students are getting down to business, and they need apps that will support their learning.  Bells and whistles of entertaining educational games often (but not always!) give way to practicality as kids focus on the job at hand. Our selection of recommended ...
8th grade apps

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 8th grade offer review of middle school science concepts, inspire kids to start writing as well as quiz them on verbs, nouns and adjectives, work on foundational concepts in Algebra, and provide a homework planner to help students stay ...
7th grade apps

The seventh grade year is often a year of big changes-changing classes, new teachers, and higher educational expectations.  It’s also time to begin planning ahead for high school challenges.  These recommended apps will help your student learn and grow with the best.
6th grade apps

High quality educational apps for 6th grade can be a little harder to find in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps include world geography, middle school vocabulary prep, a comprehensive math practice tool, a tower defense geometry game and a graphic ...
5th grade apps

The apps we’ve chosen for our reviewed and recommended list for 5th grade include basic fraction concepts, searchable math video tutorials, visual and written creativity while creating professional-looking books and word analysis practice covering multiple concepts.
4th grade apps

There are so many great educational apps in the App Store for elementary school-aged children, we couldn’t narrow it down to our top 5 reviewed and recommended apps for 4th grade. Our list covers apps for encouraging creative writing and self-expression, text and visual design, ...
3rd grade apps

Finding just the right apps for your elementary-age child can be time consuming. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps for 3rd grade can make finding the right app for your child easier. The apps featured focus on a number of important areas, including building ...
2nd grade apps

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 2nd grade include a wide variety of apps such as logic puzzles, apps for creativity and self-expression, building language skills and math.
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Robot School gives kids a chance to rescue a stranded robot while learning basic computer programming skills and developing a better understanding of how computers work. Along the way, they will build logic skills, observation skills, attention to detail, and other important life skills.
1st grade app

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 1st grade develop literacy and numeracy skills, place value concepts, geometry, thinking and logic skills, cause and effect skills, and more.

Cato’s Hike is an entertaining and engaging app that will teach players concepts about creating computer programs. It encourages problem-solving, logic, attention to details, and many more vital skills that will be needed by adults no matter what career they may choose.
kindergarten apps

Kindergarten apps are plentiful in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps for Kindergarten will help narrow down the best educational apps for your child or classroom. The apps we have recommended cover important skills such as developing high-level thinking and spatial ...
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Shape Gurus is a delightful romp through shapes and colors that toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy again and again while they learn to recognize green circles, red squares and purple triangles.
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Social Stories Creator and Library for Preschool, Autism and Special Needs is a great tool for designing your own social stories for learners of any age group, ability level, or condition.
preschool apps

Apps for Preschool-aged children are pretty easy to find in the App Store. With so many available it can be difficult to decide which will help your preschooler develop important skills such as sequencing, patterning, building language skills and developing problem solving skills. Our list ...
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MARTi is an innovative and outstanding tool that will improve quality of life for individuals struggling with learning problems, dementia, cognitive challenges, autism, traumatic brain injury and many other conditions that impair reasoning, memory, sequencing and other vital skills.