Someone asked me for a couple of math apps for a 3rd grader to use this summer, well, I accepted that fine challenge and created a list of 29 free math apps for grades K through about 5th. Some could definitely be used by upper levels as an intervention or to drill math skills.
I broke them down into six categories, Math Skills, Fractions, Measurement, Money, Shapes, and Time. All the apps are listed in a Google Doc and contain links to the app in the App Store.
MATH APPS: Focusing on Elementary
I hope that you can find these useful and have a great end of the year!
SoundCloud allows you to record audio with amazing ease. Using this app you can record sound snippets from students or yourself to place on a website or presentation. Imagine instead of just uploading a image of student work to your classroom webpage, you could also have a link to a audio clip of a student describing what they did or something interesting they learned.
This could also be helpful in helping students that have a fear of public presentations or speech issues. Students could record their speech in private only to be listened to later by the rest of the classroom. There are many great possibilities for this gem of a free app.
Bonus: Check out my blog, The Web, to see how SoundCloud can be used on a regular laptop or computer.
In surveys of people's sleep habits when people asked what woke them up, right after #2 Cats was personal electronic devices. Okay, that survey may have been made up, in fact, it may just be my personal experience. But if I were a gambling man, I would guess that a couple of you have been awoken in the night by your iPad or iPhone making sounds.
Well, this will never happen again if you learn to use the Do Not Disturb feature. This feature can be turned on manually or be scheduled to automatically turn on and off. You can also use this for meetings, movie theaters, or during meals.
Check out the video below to see how easy it can be!
A great way to show students relationships and patterns are concept maps. Sometimes also called mind mapping, concept maps can easily be made on any iPad using Lucidchart. Lucidchart as has the distinction of being integrated with Google Apps. These concept maps are very easy to make and can be saved and edited multiple times. This means as students learn more on a subject, the concept map could grow to incorporate new ideas and lessons.
As you can see these Lucidchart concept maps can also be embedded into websites and presentations using the sharing options on Lucidchart.com.
Watch the brief tutorial below to see the creation and editing of a Lucidchart concept map on a iPad.
Paper is a great app to create journals, books, drawings, and quickly jot down ideas. In the video below I give some ideas how it can be used in a classroom with only one iPad or in a room with iPads for all.
Paper could be used for anything from Exit Tickets to having students create the journal of a historical figure!
Watch the brief walk-through below to see some of the great uses for Paper!