Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 5

Game

Description

Age
Leve
l

Usefulness

Technolo Appropriatene
gy
ss
Needs

Amazing
Coin

This app practices


identifying,
counting, spending,
and making change
with coins. It takes
place underwater in
the ocean.
Characters help
make the app
visually appealing.

6-8
years
old

On this app,
students see the
question and hear
the question. It is
useful to teach
students the value
of money.

iPads with the


free
downloaded
app install by
district IT

This game is now on my


iPad for my 1st grader to
play. It is very
appropriate for the
targeted age group and
even older students.

Skyfish
Phonics

This app practices


letter sound
recognition. The
fish are shot
through cannons in
the air while
collecting stars.
Every 3-4 cannons,
students see a
letter, hear its
sound, and choose
the picture that
begins with the
same sound.

6 and
under

Students are able


to touch the letter
to hear the sound
as many times as
necessary. If
wrong, they cannot
advance until they
hear/see the
correct answer.

iPads with the


free
downloaded
app install by
district IT

I downloaded this app


to play. It is eye
catching and the
Kindergarteners and 1st
graders at my school
will love it. As students
progress through the
letters, they get new
costumes for their fish.
Awesome motivation!

Reading
Eggs

Hooda Math

Sight Words
Games & Flash
Card for Reading

This app teaches


and practices
phonemic
awareness.
Students pretest
and enter into the
program at their
individualized level.
The game also
teaches spelling,
sight word,
vocabulary, fluency
and
comprehension.
This app is called a
math game, but I
feel that it has a
deceiving name.
These are more
math LOGIC games.
Many of the games
use geometric
shapes and
strategies to
accomplish the
objective.

4-8
years
old

6-10
years
old

This is a useful app


because there is a
variety of games
that all come with
the download of
the free app. (A
public school
teachers dream)

This app is a very


bright, colorful, and
active way to learn
sight words,
spelling, and letters

6-8
years
old

Teachers can
manage the word
system for more
advanced students.
The words can be

I would
use this
for
older
struggli
ng
readers
as well.

Teachers can
monitor student
progress at
anytime from
anywhere. There
are scheduled skills
checks and
assessments.

There is a free
4 week trial
for teachers
and their
classes.
Students must
login on the
iPad with the
teachers
information.
There is a
licensing cost
for the entire
school.
iPads with the
free
downloaded
app install by
district IT

iPads with the


free lite
downloaded
app install by
district IT. The

I have seen this game


in action. 28 first
graders engaged for
over 30 minutes speaks
for itself. The
characters are quite
inviting and child
friendly. Teachers give
very little help after
login. Students are
virtually rewarded for
their successes.

If the teacher
previewed all of the
different games in this
app, it would be very
appropriate for 1st to 5th
graders. The teacher
would have to limit her
class to the games
there were suited for
her students. I found
some of these games to
be useful for problem
solving and logic.
There were some that I
could not figure out due
to lack of clear
direction.
I have played the lite
version of this app with
1st graders. These
games have very clear
oral directions.

Success

through interactive
games like gears,
bingo, memory, and
the word machine.

I Learn With
Boing

This is actually a
group of apps on
various topics such
as: math, literacy,
science and
language. There is
a different app for
each strand. The
animated
characters are
delightful while
teaching students
the building blocks
of education.

AB Math

This is app is 100%


math drills. It lacks
much visual
stimulation, but it
definitely gets the
job of practicing
flashcards done.
Students are timed
while answering
their math facts.
They can adjust the

manipulated with
capital and lower
case letters.

full version of
the app is
$1.99 per
iPad.

Students can press a


sight word as many
times as they want in
order to complete the
assigned task. S

3-6
years
old

These apps are


super easy to
manipulate.
Successes are
rewarded and
students are
allowed to buy
accessories for
their avatar
characters.
Students must
master a skill
before moving
along.

iPads with the


free
downloaded
app install by
district IT

There are Spanish


versions of these apps!
I am thrilled to death
that I can recommend
these to my bilingual
kindergarten and first
grade teachers.

6-10
year
olds or
whoeve
r needs
math
fact
help

This is a very
practical app for a
classroom teacher
who has students
that do not know
their basic math
facts. The noises
for correct and
incorrect answers
are very
appropriate. The

iPads with the


free lite
downloaded
app install by
district IT. The
full version of
the app is
$1.99 per iPad

The added game on this


app is called bubbles. 4
bubbles float around
the screen and students
must tap them smallest
to biggest. Sometime
the bubbles contain
numbers and other
times they contain
math problems to figure
out and put in order.

level of difficulty.

Grandmas
Garden

Max & Ruby


Science Education
Games

This app is super


cute. Grandma
sounds just like you
would want her to.
It practices
counting, letter
recognition, shapes,
size, color, and
matching. When a
child is successful,
she gets to pick a
prize from
Grandmas bag.
Grandma shows
science videos that
explain about
nature and how her
garden grows.
Every little person
loves max and
Ruby. This science
app introduces
students to the
properties of water,
force and motion,
and trajectory.
Teachers can
monitor their
students progress.
Successes are
rewarded by adding
objects to Max and
Rubys playground.

4-6
year
olds

4-6
year
olds

lite version does


not offer all of the
operations.
I think that my
bilingual
Kindergarteners
would benefit from
the useful, simple
vocabulary that is
matched with
visual clues. For
example, cucumber
and onion. My
youngest son
played this and
used to talk to
Grandma.

I do not think that


our youngest
students get
exposed to science
enough since NCLB.
This is a great way
to combine science
and technology.
Think about the
concepts that are
being taught at this
levelawesome!

Ipads with the


$1.99 game x
30 Ipads
downloaded
by district IT

This is app would be


very appropriate in the
classroom. The kids will
love Grandma! They
can even give her a
kiss. There is another
version of this called
Grandpas Workshop. It
focuses on differences,
measuring, number
groups, and puzzles.
Grandpas Workshop is
for an older, 6-8 year
old audience.

iPads with the


free
downloaded
app install by
district IT

I was a bit perturbed


that I could only get 5
of the 40+ levels on
this app. Once I
achieved success at the
5 levels, I had to pay to
go on. There is no
version that costs
money to get every
level. This is a problem.
The students will be
very disappointed. For
this reason only, I would
not suggest this app to
any of my teachers.

(Read on to
find the true
hidden cost.)

Kahn
Academy

A description of
Kahn Academy is
like finding a needle
in a haystack. You
can learn anything
on this site.
Students learn
about atopic like
erosion through
video and
technology. The
site includes
interactive
challenges and
assessments.

Any age

I know Kahn
Academy because
my middle schooler
has to spend 45
minutes learning
math skills every
week for school. I
just found out that
Kahn Academy is
not just math but
learning in general.
Basically using
screencasts, Mr.
Kahn has made
tough learning
enjoyable for both
mom and son.

iPads with the


free
downloaded
app install by
district IT

From the mom


perspective, I can see
what math topics the
teacher has assigned
for my son. Both the
teacher and I can
monitor my sons
progress. She uses it as
a tool for front loading
information before
class.