I am involved in an iPad pilot project in SD61 and have been reading blogs, exploring and purchasing apps, and organizing them in age appropriate home screens. Here is my top 5 free picks for iPad apps that are age appropriate for primary age students (K-2) in classroom settings.
1. School Coloring book – Get 72 free educational coloring pages for different subjects including the following coloring books with pictures: Lower Case Alphabet Upper Case Alphabet, Numbers, Continents, Planets, US Presidents, zodiac Signs, Occupations, Great Inventions, Ethnic Wear and more. There are other free apps from the same developer are a very useful too.
2. Motion Math Zoom – have fun with a number line and help students understand place value in an interactive way. Students learn side to side scrolling and precision pointing.
3. Doodle Buddy – Have students finger paint, write their name on it, insert backgrounds or even photos in this app.
4. Shape Puzzle – a great jigsaw puzzle app that says the object once completed and adds it to a whole scene.
5. SpellingMagic- this app is great for the early speller. Various levels are settings can expend this app across a variety of letters, words, and difficulty levels.
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Great work Mr. S.Thanks for your efforts !, the children will love to interact with the computer, practice and learn new skills.The wizard inside you is really smart and he has been very busy !Cheers ,Ms Gaete, Gr One Teacher