K-5 Apps

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Using iPads in the class? This visual guide lists the must-have apps for elementary students (see sample below).
Elementary Apps Spreadsheet
An excel spreadsheet & PDF document of FREE iPod and iPad apps for elementary students
categorized by subject. Feel free to add your own to this spreadsheet to help it grow!

A color-coded PDF of FREE iPod/iPad apps categorized by subject.
SmarTots
teacher and parent reviews of iPad apps
TCEA Google Doc
A collection of elementary iPad apps (most of them cost money), searchable, sortable
Teach with your iPad
A wiki that reviews iPad apps and provides tips/advice for using iPads as educational tools.

Main Apps

Name
Price
Description
Dictionary!
FREE
Very good dictionary for elementary school
Freesaurus
FREE
Very good dictionary and thesaurus
Wikipanion
FREE
Wikipedia, information database (needs internet)
BrainPop Video
FREE
Cartoon educational videos, one daily (needs internet)
Voice Memos
FREE
Have students record their voice when they read, or have them double-check their writing.
(needs microphone and headphones)
Dragon Dictation
FREE
Talk to the iPod and it will dictate what you say. Great for speaking and pronouncing.
(needs a microphone)


Pre-K apps categorized by subject

Literacy

Name
Price
Description
Alphabet Tracing
FREE
For primer trace letters with your fingers
Alphabet
FREE
See words in the alphabet being used for words
SightWordsFree
FREE
(K-2) Practice your sight words (with audio by tapping)
Sight Words
FREE
(K-2) Asmiling applelogo
Dolch 1st Grade
FREE
(1st) Dolch sight words for 1st grade
Sight Words Lite
FREE
(K-2) Sight words (with audio by tapping)
1000 Sight Words Free
FREE
(K-2) More sight words (pay for an extension)
Word Families Free
FREE
(K-2) Word families (endings, like -an = ran, can, man)
Site Words
FREE
(K-2)(Logo: Blue, with the word, "THE") More sight words
Grimm Fairy Tales
FREE
e-Book on Grimm's Fairy Tales
K-Word Mania
FREE
(Crossword Mania) Find words in a crossword jumble of letters
55,000 Amazing Quotes
FREE
Find a famous quotes
Story Wheel
FREE
Spin the wheel, tell a story, and watch your story come to life

Math

Name
Price
Description
PopMath Lite
FREE
Practice mental math by popping number bubbles
Basic Math
FREE
Practice mental math
Number Cruncher
FREE
Game: Look for combos with numbers in sequence
Muncher Lite
FREE
Practice multiples with the equations
HenHouse
FREE
Game: Count up by 1's (to 100) - Timed
Math Dr Lite
FREE
Practice math equations
Multiples
FREE
Practice math with visual help
Find Sums
FREE
Count with counters, translate that into numbers
iCut
FREE
Game: Cut a big shape into two congruent shapes
Lets Tans Lite
FREE
Game: Tangrams
Tetra 3D
FREE
Like Tetris, but in 3D! difficult!
Sticker Shop
FREE
Buy and own stickers by counting coins
Glow Puzzle
FREE
Shape game
iCut
FREE
Shape game
Geared
FREE
A geometry game where you add shapes to fill the screen
Brain Toot Lite
FREE
Mental math


Math apps for the iPad (blog post written by a math teacher)

Resources

Name
Price
Description
Voice Dictation
FREE
Speak into a microphone for reading and correcting one's writing
Spanish Dictionary
FREE
Dictionary for Spanish-English translation
Google Earth
FREE
See real life images of the world as it is now
WorldWiki
FREE
A wikipedia for countries of the world
HSW
FREE
How Stuff Works: Gives explanations on how stuff words
Toy Story 3
FREE
TS3 Memory: A memory game to sharpen one's mind
Mem Matches
FREE
Another memory game
Martian
$0.99
Create a martian using your creativity
Make Me a Princess Lite
FREE
Dress a princess
WeeMee
FREE
Create an avatar for yourself
Doodle Buddy
FREE
A white board for drawing/doodling
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Top Ten iPad Apps, Books, and Games for Kids
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eSchoolnews Top 10 Apps for Education
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7 iPad Apps for Writing Projects
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Awesome Apps for Science Experiments, Storytelling, Coding and More

Games

Name
Price
Description
Glow Hockey
FREE
Air hockey for 1 or 2 people
Angry Birds
$0.99
Fling birds at targets
iJewels
FREE
Match 3+ colors, like Bejeweled and Charmed
Geared
FREE
Puzzle with different sizes of gears
Learn Chess
FREE
Learn chess through this app
Glow Puzzle
FREE
Tracing puzzle
Fruit Ninja
$0.99
Hand-eye coordination cutting up flying fruit
Coin Dozer
FREE
Push coins off the edge (also, Cookie Dozer)
Doodle Kart
FREE
Race car driving (bird's-eye view)
Oregon Trail
$0.99
The classic simulation of heading west
Jirbo Match
FREE
Matching game
Color Me
FREE
Color in shapes or animals