Week 6 Blog Post

4 Apps to be used on the iPad in the elementary classroom:

1. Geography USA- makes memorizing state facts and maps much more exciting as students can work their way thru quizzes while earning points and money and gaining better cars to go on a virtual road trip! http://teacherswithapps.com/geography-drive-usa/

2. Solar Walk- gives student a 3D view of the solar system and allows them to see information up close and personal on planets in relation to the sun and other planets.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solar-walk-3d-solar-system/id347546771

3. Visible Body 3D Human Anatomy Atlas- Perfect resource for older grades gives a in depth look at all body systems. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visible-body-3d-human-anatomy/id446207961.

4. Word Wall HD- Helps students learn to read and write. Develops confidence by using all learning styles to engage students. Good for ESL students who are having to work a bit harder to improve their skills. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-wall-hd/id430272237?mt=8


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4 thoughts on “Week 6 Blog Post

  1. csparks1

    Great apps suggestions! The geography app will be a great resource for students to follow up a lesson orto assign group work around. Also, I thought the solar walk app is a great idea to help students visualize our solar system. Technology makes teaching the lessons more engaging for students. Thanks for sharing the app ideas!

  2. Talitha Fleming

    Wow, these are great apps! I’m not sure which one I like the best. I love the virtual road trip but the human body app is pretty amazing! These would be wonderful additions to lessons. The students would love them!

  3. Edwina Burke

    Hey Katie, you have some very interesting apps. I wish I would have known about the app on the Solar System. I could have used it for my lesson plan on the nine planets. I like the Word Wall app too, and the idea to be able to teach ESL students. They have such a hard time and this would really be a convenience for their teachers, saving them a lot of time on making and laminating pictures and their names. I know students would definitely get a big kick from the human body app. I am a believer that students do learn better by doing with hands-on experience. I enjoyed it.

  4. hrhodes50

    These are wonderful apps. I truly wish I had the opportunity to bring these into the classroom. I know that the students would get so much from using them. Also, apps about the solar system and biology would help build background information for our students.


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