Cool Apps for Your Engaging Classroom

Providing a treasure trove of ways to make learning fun, Apple-inspired educational apps are a great way to present subject subjects in a fascinating and interactive manner.  Check out the following apps for your students use on iPhone, iPod touch, Android- and iPad products.

Math Drills Lite.  Don’t even try to equate this with the old “drill and kill” of the past.  This graphically rich math driller is fun to use with an option to work with up to 10 students at a time.  Number lines, wooden block, facts and hints make this an entirely enticing experience with support as needed. Take tests, earn high scores and awards, and turn math into less of a chore and more of a video game.  Teachers can visually track student progress with accuracy and speed graphs. Free version for iPhone and iPad.


Read Me Stories.  Picture books that talk-won’t that be a practical tool for you to use in Reading/Listening Station?  Conduct small group instruction at Teacher Station while other students take in new concepts and ideas and learn how to pronounce and read the words that go along with them.  Get a new talking picture story every day you use this app.  Keep track of your students’ favorites, and click directly over to Amazon to purchase the print versions.  Free version for iPhone and iPad.

Wurdle.  A fun, flexible and fast-paced word game, perfect for partner work at stations. Students will find and trace as many words as possible before time runs out. Can’t find any more words? Shake the board to mix up the tiles! Customize Wurdle the way YOU like it, and see how your students measure up against their partners and the world with online high scores. Inexpensive app designed for iPhone and iPad.

CHILD TEAMS Essential Component: Students have frequent and equitable access to computers/technology.

More Free & Inexpensive Apps for you…

Disclaimer:   ISI assumes no liability for the content of these sites. Be sure to preview carefully before allowing students to use.

  • PBS Kids Video
  • Word Games for Kids-Futaba
  • Toy Story-Read Along
  • Chicktionary
  • Number Bubbles
  • Counting Coins
  • Counting Board
  • Mad Math Lite
  • Lobster Diver HD

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”                       

-John Dewey, 1950

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