I am special educator and I use many apps to increase student achievement. These are great apps to increase basic skills in core areas. These apps are appealing to both regular education and special education students.
Jungle Coins – learn coin math
This app has many activities build into the app. You can practice identifying coins, counting coins, counting change, comparing money.
This is a great lower elementary app that focusses on building number sense. There are objects in which the students practice counting.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Another great app for lower elementary. This app offers activities to practice counting, matching, sorting,and many other beginning math skills. It is very fun and students love to use it.
iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)
This app is great for beginning handwriting skills. The students can practice lower case or capitals by tracing letters. The letters also form words so they are learning spelling as well.
Kids Reading Comprehension Level 1 Passages For iPad
This is a great app for reading fluency and comprehension. There are short passages with comprehension questions that go along with each story. The great thing is the app keep tracks of the students’ progress. It will tell you how many questions they got right and how many times they took the test.
Grammaropolis – Complete Edition
This app is packed with grammar. There are videos for parts of speech that the kids love to watch. There are also activities that the students can work through.
Stack the States™
This app helps the students learn about the our states. There are interesting facts about each state and the best part is students learn what the state looks like and where it is on a map.
This app is great for learning number sense. The students count and touch numbers in correct order. When you touch the number tiles- it will reveal pieces of a puzzle.
Star Walk ™ HD – The Astronomy Guide to View Stars, Planets & Night Sky Map
Starwalk is an awesome app that shows constellations and other objects that are in our solar system. It is very cool that the students can point the ipad in a certain direction and it will show the stars that are in the sky where the ipad is pointing. Very cool and they are coming out with lesson plans to use with this app.
This app color codes the parts of speech and the students puts the words in correct order to make a sentence. I love that students practice parts of speech and writing at the same time. There is also a picture that goes along with the sentence so students get a visual representation.