2015 Edition: Best Apps for Back to School – 7th Grade

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.


iBiome-Wetland is a hands-on, experiential look at three types of wetlands. Players can “design” each from the ground up by adding environmental factors, plants and animals.

Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Middle School Confidential is a series of print books written by teen expert and anti-bullying activist Annie Fox and illustrated by Matt Kindt. Electric Eggplant, founded by Annie and husband, David, has successfully brought Book 1, Be Confident in Who You Are, and now, Book 2, Real Friends vs. the Other Kind to iTunes. Middle School Confidential apps are iPad only.

Though the series has been developed for kids ages 8-14 some chapters can be used with younger children. Book 2 addresses relationship issues; such as making friends, resolving disputes, dealing with gossip, exclusion and cyber bullying. Not only do the books contain thought provoking situations, but just as importantly, offer possible solutions the kids could use.

Quick Fractions

Quick Fractions offers four levels of practice with each of seven basic fractions skills, including conversion, inequalities, and all four operations. Problems also include comparisons and conversions among improper fractions, mixed numbers, decimals and percents.

Civil War Interactive

Civil War Interactive is a multimedia resource about the American Civil War. With hundreds of photos, paintings, recordings and videos, it offers a museum-quality experience in your own home.

SAT Vocab-MindSnacks

SAT Vocab by MindSnacks is an entertaining way to increase your vocabulary whether studying for SATs or just for fun.

The Right Word

The Right Word offers several types and levels of practice with a huge list of word pairs and groups that many people find confusing. It includes a handy reference tool, and offers practice with various fill-in activities that force the user to use context clues to answer correctly.