Monday, September 12, 2011

Apps for Grades 3 and 4

During the next week I will begin working with three elementary teachers in a culturally relevant pedagogy pilot.  To that end, I will co-teach once a week with the teachers (when that makes sense) and have recently procured high quality global multicultural texts and technology (will blog about the books soon and the methods as the school year gets underway).  In this blog post I want to share the apps that will be available to students through iPod touches.

The school was recently made wireless and a tech infusion placed some new laptops and iPads in classrooms.  In addition, the three teachers will also have a cart with 40 iPod touches and a MacBook pro. On each iPod touch, teachers and students will be trying out the following apps.

Please note: Great big thanks go to Royan Lee who told me about Angie Harrison and her dynamite list of apps and Ian Chia for his list of apps on diigo.

So here's the starting collection:

Composing:
Phoster
FlipBook
Audioboo
In aWorld Drama
WordFoto
MadPad - Remix Your LifeStoryrobe
Puppet Pals
NoteMaster
Screen Shot from Project Noah
Dictionary!
Notes (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Evernote
iDo-Notepad
Story Buddy Jr
Strip Design
Story Wheel
ABC for Me
Rory's StoryCubes
Sock Puppets
MindNode
StoryKit 
Animoto
Hipstamatic App
Labelbox 
Project Noah
iNaturalist 
Photospeak

Creating: These apps are use for creating visuals 
Hipstamatic
Cartooonatic
360 Panorama
Instagram
Super8
JotNot Pro (Scanner)

Recording/Augmentattive Communciating/Communication
Dragon Dictation
Talking Tom Cat
Voice Memos (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
TapToTalk
TapToTalk Uploader
Skype

Mathematics: Please note that Everyday Mathematics is used in the elementary schools and as such a lot of the apps connect with that program.
Everyday Mathematics Baseball Multiplication with 1-6 Facts
From this MirrorPaint
Everyday Mathematics Baseball Multiplication with  1-12 Facts
Everyday Mathematics Divisibility Dash
Everyday Mathematics Top-It Addition
Everyday Mathematics Beat the Computer Multiplication
Everyday Mathematics Fraction Equivalents
Everyday Mathematics Monster Squeeze
Everyday Mathematics Tric-Trac
Everyday Mathematics Top-It Subtraction
Multi Tables
Montesorri Counting Board
MirrorPaint
Calculator (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)

Books & Book Apps:
Velveteen Rabbit (Ruckus mobile media): Told by Meryl Streep
John Henry (Ruckus mobile media) : Told by Denzel Washington
Screen Shot from John Henry
Untying the Knot
The Four Seasons
Michelle Obama in Pictures
iBooks
Lola and Fred
Our Choice
Kindle
Lana Sultan's The Amazing Adventures of Eco Boy
Lana Sultan's The Amazing Adventures of Eco Boy 2
Cucumber Soup (Pic Pocket Books)
Pocket Zoo
Who Will Rule?
Fierce Grey Mouse
A Fine Musician
Bloom App

Music
SoundHound
Pandora
Bloom (also composing)

Indoor Recess/Games
Fantastic Four in a Row
Fragnets
Fruit Ninja
Geared 2
FridgePoet
GameCenter (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Yatzy HD
UNO
Myles & Ayesha Black Inventors Match Game
Pictureka!

Word Study/Sketching & Drawing
DoodleBoard
DoodleBuddy
Skywrite
Spell Number
Glow Draw
Anagram
Chalk Draw
Graffiti Draw!
Scrabble
Boggle
Snowdrift



Social Studies
Oregon Trail
Maps (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Google Earth
Compass
Fotopedia Heritage
Wikihood

osmos iphone ipad game app logo Osmos iPhone & iPad Game App Review
Osmos
Science
Star Walk
Weather (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Weather Channel
NASA
Dinosaurs: American Museum of Natural History
SciSpy
The Package
Osmos

Teacher Tools
OER Search
QR Code ReaderGoodreads
Fountas & Pinnell Prompting GuideTwitter
Yelp
YouTube (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)

On Opening Page
FaceTime (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Calendar (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Photos (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Camera (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
iTunes (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Settings (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)
Diigo 
Dropbox
Google
Dragon Go
Clock (Preloaded on the iPod Touch)









3 comments:

  1. Jody, thanks so much. Please let me know if you use any of the apps with your students. Always curious as to how students respond.

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