iPads can be a great motivator in the special education classroom. Many times I have my students work towards having an break in between work sessions and 9 out of 10 times they choose the iPad. They are great way to incorporate technology and fun into learning. Here are a few apps that we like to use.
(Note not all these apps are free, these apps are ones I use in my classroom and my are my opinion, not part of anyone else views nor do I get anything from mentioning these apps.)
1. Kids A-Z
2. Kids Trucks: Alphabet Letter Identification Game
There is also a number and preschool learning version as well.
4. Endless School Bundle
Endless Alphabet: learn the ABC's and vocabulary
Endless Reader: learn and play with 341 sight words
Endless Numbers: works on numbers 1-100, recognition, sequencing, quantity and counting
Endless Wordplay: spelling, phonetic patterns and rhyming
5. SnapTypePro- (see earlier post on this)
With SnapType, students can take a picture of their worksheets, or import worksheets from anywhere on their device. They can then use their iOS device keyboard to add text to these documents and print, email, or share their creations. It is the perfect solution for kids, and even adults, who struggle with their handwriting."
6. Phonics Tic-Tac-Toe Interactive Game
I love this game, I just used this after a guided reading lesson to work on phonics skills with my student! This game explores vowel sounds, syllables and more. May be hard for those who are not strong readers but if you are there and came help read them the questions then it sure will make learner a little more fun!
7. Everyday Mathematics Monster Squeeze
8. Count Money - Coin Matching Game for Kids
9. Sight Words Games & Flash Cards for Reading
Learn 220 Dolch sight words with this app plus the 94 Dolch noun words (YAY!!!!). Yo can choose Preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade categories and comes with 6 games to lay.
10. Sentence Maker
What apps do you use in your classroom that you find your student love? Write a comment and keep this thread going! Can't wait to hear from all of you! Until next time,