iPad Apps in the English Language Arts Classroom (K-5)

Objectives: Participants will...
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...review productivity apps (note-taking, word processing, presenting, annotating)
...review iTunes & the App Store
...ask clarification questions
...discuss iPad care & maintenance
...explore apps for the K-5 ELA classroom & their integration
...participate in discussion of other apps that they have discovered



Welcome Activity: Think-Pair-Sharethink_pair_share.png

Think about the productivity apps (note-taking, word processing, presenting, annotating) that are most helpful to you.
Pair up as instructed.
Share your thoughts on apps:
  1. What apps are the most useful to you?
  2. How do you utilize them?
  3. What needs do you have to make the iPad more efficient to use?
    (What do you still need apps to be able to do to increase your productivity?)



Activity 2: Review- Using iTunes & the App Store

Checklist: Do you know how to...
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...download new apps using the App Store on the iPad?
...download new apps using iTunes on the computer?
...update the iPad's operating system?
...update apps?
...locate & download educational books?
...locate & subscribe to podcasts?
...use iTunes U


Activity 3: Q&A-

  • iPad Care & Maintenance
  • Clarification from topics of previous sessions


Activity 4: Explore-

Apps for Productivity, Reference, Presentation, & Annotation

Apps for Learning to Read

Apps for Learning to Write

Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Text

Apps for the ELA Classroom K-5:
Name
Grades
Description
ABC Magic
PreK-K
Students learn the sounds of letters with matching phonetic photo image.
ABC Phonics Animals Writing
PreK-K
Students write letters (upper & lower cases) & words of animals pictured/said.
Alphabet Tracing
PreK-K
This teaches students to write the alphabet.
Analogies for Kids
PreK-3
Students learn pattern recognition.
Andersen’s Fairy Tales
3-5
This app provides audio (only) of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales.
Blackboard Site Words
PreK-3
Students learn high frequency vocabulary.
Bluster!
2-4
This allows students to build their vocabulary.
Cambridge AL Dictionary
5-12
Students can use as a reference tool to increase/improve their vocabulary.
Complete the Word for Kids
K-1
Students learn how to write & spell basic words.
The Cat in the Hat
K-2
This app has the 1st 10 pages of Dr. Seuss’ classic.
Curious George’s Dictionary
K-2
This is an illustrated dictionary.
Dictionary!
5-12
This app is a dictionary/thesaurus for student reference.
Dictionary.com
5-12
This app is a dictionary/thesaurus for student reference.
Dr. Seuss’ ABC
PreK-1
This app has the 1st 10 pages of Dr. Seuss’ classic.
GoodieWords
PreK-K
Students interactively learn vocabulary.
iBooks
K-12
Students access free & purchased books on this app.
iWrite Words
PreK-K
Students learn how to write simple vocabulary words.
Kids Word Match
PreK-1
This app teaches basic words using visuals.
Little Speller
PreK-K
Students learn to spell 3-letter words.
MeeGenius
K-3
This app has several classic books for free. Students can be read to or read books on their own.
Miss Spell’s Class
3-5
Students practice their spelling skills.
OverDrive Media Console
K-12
Download eBooks & audiobooks from local libraries.
Preschool Books- I Like Summer
PreK-K
This app allows students to not only read & listen to the story but also to record their voices & change the story.
Read Me Stories- Children’s Books
PreK-1
Students listen to and/or read books by topic. Stories are $.99 each.
Shape Puzzle Word Learning
PreK-K
This app lets students develop their visual memory.
Sight Words by Photo Touch
PreK-K
Students learn high frequency words with visuals & record their own voices while saying the words.
Story Maker HD
K-12
Students create their own avatars & digital storybooks.
Story Wheel
K-3
This app lets students record their own stories. They can spin the wheel for pictures that guide their stories (characters, settings, etc.)
Storykit
K-5
Students write their own stories, illustrate/take photos, & record their voices.
Textropolis
3-5
Students work on spelling & vocabulary in this game.
TouchyBooks for Kids
PreK-3
This app has over 70 interactive stories in 5 different languages. Most of the stories are $1.99 to $2.99.
1st Grade Reading “I Like Writing”
K-1
This app allows students to not only read & listen to the story but also to record their voices & change the story.

Other Apps by Subject Area


General Education Apps
Name
Grades
Description
BigRedBuzzer
K-12
This app turns the iPad into a 4-person quiz show.
BrainPOP
3-12
Students can view educational videos on a variety of subjects.
Caster FREE
K-12
This app allows students to create & share podcasts.
CHALK_BOARD
K-12
Students can write, paint, & draw in chalk. Via Bluetooth, students can connect & work on projects together.
eClicker
3-12
Via W-iFi, students respond to quiz questions generated by the teacher. This must be used with eClicker Host.
Facts
3-6
There are various facts on various topics in this app.
Google
K-12
This is the mobile version of Google.
Kid Apps13 in 1
K-2
Students learn vocabulary & math.
National Geographic Kids
2-5
This free app gives access to purchase National Geographic Kids magazines.
PBS KIDS Video for iPad
PreK-2
Students can watch PBS shows, like SuperWhy!, Curious George, Sesame Street, & Dinosaur Train.
Replay Note
2-12
Teachers & students can record instructional videos on the iPad & share them.
ShowMe
2-12
Free app with online resources: Teachers & students can record instructional videos on the iPad & share them.
Timer+
K-12
Teachers & students can set countdowns for activities.


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Closing Activities: