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Apps with Friends: Language Arts


Continuing my “series” on great apps for the classroom….

Here are the top apps suggested by my friend who teaches 6th grade Language Arts:

1. Notability  It took me less than two weeks to become a huge fan. It was hard to get used to writing on the iPad, but I’m improving every day.

2. Educreations Students can record their voice in a whiteboard style video.

3. iTooch 6th grade Language Arts (They have this for different subjects and grades.)

4. Animoto I am interested in what this app can do, but don’t have the time to take it on right now. Seems like something Tweedle Dee can learn for me.

5. Grammar Up

The next two apps are great ways for students to create their own stories. Ian entertained himself with Toontastic during an hour meeting.

6. Puppet Pals
7. Toontastic

8. Pages A personal favorite even though it costs $9.99. I like this app on my iPad….not a fan on my MacBook Air though???

9. iMovie I am determined (in my free time???) to learn how to use iMovie in 2013.

10. Nearpod – The math teacher I work with, Captain Algebra, uses this in math class too.  “The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students’ iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.”

11. QR Reader – I am still not quite sure how QR codes work.  Something else to add to my 2013 Technology Bucket List.

12. Prezi – Tweedle Dee learned how to use this in 7th grade science for a biome project. Some snowy afternoon I’m going to have her give me a lesson.

13. Sticky Notes – Virtual post-it notes!  I use a similar app called Infinote Pinboard which cost $2.99 but is a must for a traveling teacher like myself.  I keep all my notes for inclusion, as well as many To Do lists in this app.

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3 responses

  1. I love Prezi! I have a ton of unit intros with video clips intermingled. The kids love it.

    1. I’d love to hear some of your ideas!!

  2. Thanks for the tips. I love this stuff!

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