Here is a list of Recommended Apps for Second Grade, my colleague is looking forward to getting her first iPad for her classroom next week, so I searched through my apps and used applist.me to make the list for her. I wanted to share it with YOU too. I would love suggestions if any second grade teacher knows of a great site I haven't found yet.
If you are starting out for the first time in the App store I highly recommend NOT paying for any Apps at first, unless it's been highly recommended to you by another teacher. Apps add up quickly, and there are many free apps available. I found that my criteria for what makes a good app in my opinion changed dramatically over the past 9 months- I am sure yours will too.
Also, for those new to the app store, here is my recommendation for finding great apps among the multitudes. Sometimes it feels like finding a needle in a haystack.
First, on your iPad, go to the App Store. Open the categories section. Type a specific skill or subject into the search box on the upper right (ie: vowels or addition). You will get two groups of apps, iPad or iPhone that match your criteria. I usually only look through the iPad section unless there is a limited selection, then I browse the iphone section too. Remember ipod/iphone apps work on the iPad too. Click on "show all." If you get a lot of apps that match your subject you need to weed out the ones without good ratings and/or free or paid apps using the options above.
Using technology in meaningful, developmentally appropriate ways to make learning come alive and differentiate instruction so that all students achieve. I hope this blog is helpful to anyone utilizing technology with children. If you have found it useful, I appreciate you letting me know and sharing with others.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Finding Apps for Second Grade
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