All posts by "Sandra Fleming"

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.
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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.
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Quizlet is a great tool for older students to use for memorizing and studying rote information from their own flashcards, their teacher’s sets, or even sets of flashcards created by other students in similar classes.
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Duolingo offers a positive and comprehensive language learning experience that most middle school, high school, and adult students will find engaging and fun. It features short, effective lessons and practice, motivational rewards, and a built-in goal-setting feature.
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Khan Academy’s app provides a comprehensive library of topics and skills that support Common Core goals. It includes a wealth of information particularly on middle school and high school classes, as well as useful topics for college students and adults.
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MyScript Calculator is a powerful scientific calculator that has the advantage of accepting hand-written input on the device’s screen. It simplifies entry of complex equations and has a number of great features that increase its usefulness.
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CK-12 offers a comprehensive system of review resources and practice questions that will help students get ahead in school. The app does a thorough job of covering vital ideas in elementary math as well as middle and high school high school math and science.
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Homework List is a handy tool that will help students get organized with school assignments and stay that way with minimal effort. The fact that it is digital should be appealing to most students.
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Geoboard, by the Math Learning Center is an outstanding app that will help students from middle elementary school through high school develop and improve their understandings of geometry, fraction concepts, and much more.
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Middle School Vocabulary Prep offers hundreds of words with definitions and parts of speech in learning, quiz, and test modes. It will provide middle and high school students with hours of productive vocabulary practice that will improve performance in class and on standardized tests.
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Middle School Science Pro 8th Grade is an engaging way to encourage students to review middle school science concepts. Two modes of play, the ability to earn banana tokens and unlock levels, and the potential to gather game enhancements will help many students stay more ...
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Story Chaser offers a fun way to sharpen and improve reading skills for teens and adults. Players will build their speed reading while having fun competing with themselves and with opponents and friends.
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Book Creator for iPad is a fantastic tool to encourage authors and illustrators of all ages and abilities to express themselves and share their work with family, friends and even the world if they wish.
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5 Dice: Order of Operations is a great game to practice a challenging skill, especially for middle and high school students working individually or in pairs or groups.
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Mad Libs, the word game that makes learning parts of speech worthwhile, is great fun for players of all ages and stages. There’s something timeless about nonsense, and this app hides significant learning beneath a layer of fun.
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Foldify Zoo - Create, Print and Fold Paper Animals! is one of those rare apps that reaches out into the real world and gets kids interacting beyond the screen of their devices. Let them enjoy creating animal figures in the digital world and with real ...
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TeleStory will keep kids of nearly any age entertained for hours on end as they take on the challenges of writing, directing and filming shows that will fire up their imaginations.
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Intro to Math, by Montessorium offers an important comprehensive look at foundational number concepts, including comparison, sequencing, units and wholes, even and odd, and symbols. It makes a great introduction to beginning math skills for young children.
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JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning is a great, all-purpose app that will entertain kids for many sessions and help them develop some of the skills they’ll need later for success at reading, math, and critical thinking.
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Alphatots is a fun ABC app with 26 interactive games. It is unusual among ABC apps and alphabet books because it uses verbs instead of nouns for the letter sound key words.
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Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words is an engaging and fun look at thirty common words that will help kids learn to read and spell while they enjoy the familiar characters and scenes from a favorite series.
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Tic Tac Math Trilogy is a simple, effective system that provides vital, practical practice with math skills from basic computation through algebra, and it even includes a massive section on operations with fractions for good measure.
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Young users will love exploring the amazing world of Alfie Atkins! With cool DIY vehicles, friendly creatures and people, and interactive animations around every bend, this app will keep kids busy for a very long time.
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Mini Prep is a low-key, gentle app that will help the very young practice basic skills of color matching, number matching and number order, letter matching and letter order. The app is simple to use and will help the young users feel very successful.
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Herbie the Hedgehog is a cute story with read-to-me, read-aloud and auto-play options to make it suitable for young children in a wide variety of situations. The easy choice of languages makes it a great way to introduce or expose youngsters to other ways of ...