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Old 07-31-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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Hey there! I love searching for apps and websites but if you are like me, you can get overwhelmed by the vast number of educational resources now available. So I thought I would ask the experts.... What is your favorite app or website?

I will go first. ABCya and Iknowthat.com are both really good, although Iknowthat.com is a paid site. They both cover multi-grade and a wide variety of skills.

Please share and thank you for your time and suggestions.


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Hi, my phone is acting up, but I'll try to type as best I can. I went to a workshop and learned about Say Hi, a translation app. Freerice.com is my favorite sute because the kids get to match vicabulary words and see a plate filling wuth rice for people around the world. Other sites are

Pbslearningmedia.org
Teacherspayteachers
Nbclearn
scigirlsconnect
Readworks
Spellingcity
Theeducationcenter.com
Throwafish
Storylineonline.net
Mensaforkids.org
Schooltube
Teachertube
Tarheelreader


I hope a lot of people post on this thread so we can have a good list. I don't know much about apps because my iPads were given to a k teacher, but if you know of some apps, feel free to share!
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Wisechoice,

Thank you for the list of websites. I, too, hope more post so we can have a good list. Thanks again for responding and sharing.
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I am always looking for new websites and apps. Below is a list of my favorites. I love having technology options.

Websites (some have apps, too) for students:
  • starfall.com
  • abcya.com
  • RazKids-paid subscription
  • SpellingCity-I use free version, but there is a paid version.
  • PebbleGo.com-is a safe online database students can use for research. It is a paid subscription. My K students loved it because the articles can be read to them, too. They used the site when writing informative reports and for Listen to Reading during Daily 5. You can bookmark the website on the iPad to make it easier for students to find it.
  • Khan Academy-math tutorials *Free

This was our first year using iPads. Each classroom had two student iPads. This is the list I came up with from memory.
Apps for K students:
  • Write My Name-you add students names so they can trace with finger. They can also trace and write letters, numbers and words.
  • Starfall app-is not free
  • RazKids-part of subscription to website
  • Tell About It app-great for kinders. Get the paid subscription. Can add your own photos and prompts. Students practice oral language skills.
  • Write About It app
There were several more apps that I can't remember the names. One was a sight words app that worked on sight words from the Dolch List. Students worked with five words at a time. They traced the words and did activities to go along with the words. The free version has only 25 words. We did the paid version that has 100 words. There was another paid version for 300 words. I think the app was from Teacher Created Materials but I can't remember the name. There were several apps for identifying sounds, writing the letters or picking letter tiles for the sounds and then blending and making the words.
  • *Educreations app-teachers and students can create tutorials
  • Telligami-You create avatars. Then record messages. Students could use it to do book reviews. I used it to send important reminders to parents. *I teach K. The avatars are grown ups so I didn't like that part. If the avatars were more kid-friendly for little guys, I would have had them use it more.
  • 30 Hands or Voice Thread for projects


Websites for Teachers (Math Resources):
Websites for Teachers (Literacy Resources):

Websites for Teachers (Writing Resources):
Science
Technology:
I follow a lot of teacher blogs-especially K teacher blogs like Kindergarten Crayons, Chalktalk, Sprinkles to Kindergarten, A Differentiated Kindergarten, A Digital Kindergarten... Julie Lee, Deanna Jump and DeeDee Wills. I got many ideas from Jessica Meacham's site and Shari Sloane's site. Heidi Songs is great for little guys. Here are some other blogs I follow:
Check out these for 21st century teacher resources, information on best practices and research:
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Thank you for taking the time to respond. I can't wait to take a look at the resources you listed. Thanks again for sharing!


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Here are a few of our favorite apps for 4th grade:

7 Little Words for Kids
Accelerated Reader
ClassDojo
Educreations
Front Row
Google Earth
Kakooma
Math Bingo
Quento
Quizlet
Raz-Kids
Spelling City
Stack the States
STAR reader
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Thanks for sharing your favorite apps. I look forward to investigating them.
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Turtle Diary is awesome! Free to register and the kids love it!
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There is also Education.com and Adaptedmind.com There are plenty of websites that can be used and most have the same aspects but from the ones I have seen posted they are all useful and I have used or visited most of them before.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:32 PM
 
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Repeating a bit here, but more votes are always good.
I don't use a lot of game apps any more, but we use a lot of creativity things daily on the iPad
Explain everything
Book creator
Google apps
Comic life
Tiny tap
IMovie
Fotobabble
Doink animation and green screen
Pic collage
The Lego movie maker app, it's stop motion

Websites
Coggle
Tagul
Google drawing
Kahoot

Plus the kids are loving study ladder and sumdog for home practice


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IXL hasn't been mentoned yet. It is really good: multigrade (Math is PreK thru Precalculus); includes math, Language arts, science, and social studies;
It is not free but educators can sign up for a free short term subscription. Our school just began purchasing this app this school year.

Reading bear is also good. Free. Takes students through each concept and then gives quiz options.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:55 AM
 
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Thank you all so much!
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