20 Of The Best Elementary Learning Apps For Elementary Students
Just as we recently looked specifically at some of the best educational apps for iPad, now we give some love specifically to elementary students (and teachers) who have devices and want to separate the digital wheat from the digital chaff.
The following collection is an excellent starting point for elementary teachers looking for elementary apps for elementary students in the most elementary way possible: a collection of 20 possibilities. This is a diverse collection of apps, from games to digital media software to math and literacy apps.
Might we recommend Everything Machine, BrainPOP, and IXL to start? And for pure phonics instruction for the younger elementary students, Marco Polo and Noggin aren’t bad.
Noggin uses the latest research in learning and child development to help kids grow big hearts, strong minds, and healthy bodies. When children engage with our content, they develop skills they need for both school and life: the foundational math, literacy, and thinking skills critical for academic success along with the social-emotional skills and healthy habits that support their growth inside and out.
2. Barefoot World Atlas
Barefoot World Atlas puts the world at your children’s fingertips! With this incredible app, anyone can fly around the magical, interactive 3D globe and discover the rich wonders of our planet.
3. Explain Everything Basics
Digital whiteboard for education. Create and digitize materials for live presentations or remote learning. Draw and add media to record videos for teaching in the classroom or online.
4. MarcoPolo World School
Serving up smart learning for kids aged 3-6, our research-led curriculum helps children develop the skills they need to prepare for school and beyond. Unlimited access to 500+ real-world video lessons and 3,000+ fun activities.
5. Comic Life
Packed with fonts, templates, balloons, captions, and lettering art, Comic Life is a fun, powerful and easy-to-use app that makes creating comics easier than ever. Build your comics anywhere you like.
With IXL’s full curriculum of over 8,000 skills, students of all levels can learn the exact topics they need, whether they’re reviewing past concepts or exploring new territory. Immediate feedback and step-by-step answer explanations help students work through their mistakes and make lasting progress.
7. Adventure Academy
Discover and play thousands of learning activities to help boost key skills and abilities across many subjects, including math, language arts, reading, science, social studies, and more. Share amazing experiences with your best friends in a safe and secure environment. Play simultaneously with up to three other scholars within the same account on your individual smartphone, tablet, or computer. Crafted by teachers and early learning education experts with a curriculum-first approach for 2nd-5th grade. Complete quests and learning challenges with your friends to level up and advance your character’s abilities. Great for homeschoolers and learning on the go.
8. Little Solver: Figural Analogies
Little Solver is a fun and exciting game to help kids sharpen their minds by developing critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills. While matrix analogies are nothing more than a comparison that points out relationships between things that are different, cognitively for kids it plays a significant role in developing analytical reasoning, problem solving, perception, and spatial relational skills.
9. Alice For The iPad
This wonderful book includes hundreds of pages and amazing animated scenes. Watch as full-screen physics modelling bring John Tenniel’s gorgeous illustrations to life.
10. Everything Machine
Invent and build anything you can imagine. A simple drag-and-drop visual coding language lets you connect and control your device’s camera, sensors, lights, sound, and more. Make a light, a stop-motion camera, a kaleidoscope, a voice disguiser, or anything else you can think of.
With BrainPOP you can activities and quizzes made by educators and replace your kids’ passive screen time with active, enriched learning.
ABCmouse is the award-winning learning program that covers reading, math, art, music, and more for kids ages 2 to 8. Created by teachers and education experts, it has 10,000+ exciting Learning Activities for children at all academic levels.
13. Wonster Words Learning Games
In Wonster Words, kids and toddlers put together words through interactive word puzzles. As the child drags a letter puzzle, the name of the letter and the phonics sounds will play. Once the words are completed, children will enjoy silly videos head-lined by the lovable Wonsters. Mini-games and activities help your child stay engaged.
14. Prof Brian Cox’s Universe
Journey up from the smallest particles, past the moons and planets of the Solar System, out through the Oort Cloud to the Milky Way, past our Local Stars and out to distant galaxies before arriving, finally, at the edge of the known Universe. On the way you will encounter the likes of seething Red Giants, beautiful Nebulae, pulsing Neutron stars and confront a daunting vision of a Black Hole sucking down a hapless star, all rendered in spectacular 3D.
GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro.
16. Math Land: Arithmetic games
Math Land is an educational video game for children. With it they will learn and obtain reinforcement for the main mathematical operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, sorting from higher to lower, division, and negative numbers.
17. The Sandbox
Start from scratch with basic building blocks like stone, water and soil. Grow plants, raise mountains, generate life and gain access to advanced crafting tools. Create non-organic elements like metal and light bulbs, and populate your universe with creations both natural and technological.
18. Doodle Buddy Draw for iPad
If you think you suck at drawing, try Doodle Buddy. You’ll be surprised at the amazing stuff you can make. If you’re already into drawing, you’ll have fun with Doodle Buddy too. It’s a simple, artistic medium that’s not quite like anything else. Stretch yourself within its constraints, and see what you can make.
19. 1st – 12th Grade Math Problems
Designed by math experts to learn math, suitable for all ages, including preschoolers, kindergartens, 1st graders, toddlers. Help children learn to add, subtract, multiply, divide at a level suitable for all age groups.
Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 40+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. Practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills. Designed by language experts and loved by hundreds of millions of learners worldwide, Duolingo helps you prepare for real conversations in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, English, and more. Whether you’re learning a language for travel, school, career, family and friends, or your brain health, you’ll love learning with Duolingo.
20 Of The Best Elementary Learning Apps For Students
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