Saturday, November 3, 2012

Recommended Educational Apps for Middle School: Ages 7-10 by Gary Feltman

A close colleague of mine wanted a list of apps for his daughter. He explained that she does "fast math" in her classroom. He also stays away from game-based apps (educational games are acceptable); just would rather focus on using the iPad as a learning tool connecting it to education.

This list recommends apps that could possibly be used by a first grader, but are a little bit higher level (grades 2-5) for ages 7-10, that enhance mathematics and literacy skills. Here's the list of apps:


Math Quizzer "Math Quizzer is an interactive and fun way to, not only learn, but also to boost your skills in; Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division. It offers an easy to understand chalkboard visual, which keeps track of your “score” as you progress." -Palm Beach Schools iPad Wikispace

Math Magic-Practice math facts, choose skill level by difficulty, and max value of number, turn negatives on/off

Flash to Pass-Practice basic operations, set timed options and difficulty levels

Math Bingo - Bingo card with choice of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. App has other bonus mini-games.

Flash to Pass Students practice basic facts with optional timer, and changing levels of difficulty.

Squeebles Fractions - A fun way to learn and review fractions with cartoon monsters and manipulatives. 

Geometry Stash-Links to all theorems, postulates, and ideas Geometry.

Language Arts

K12 Timed Reading Practice - See how many words per minute are read.

Reading Trainer – "This app teaches you how to train your eyes and brain to read and comprehend text faster. Think of it as exercise for your reading skills." -Palm Beach Schools iPad Wikispace

Cursive Practice - Learn to write in Cursive

Max Journal - Write a journal.


Monster Physics - Awesome science/physics educational app Long Clip Brief Clip

Murky Reef-Series of ed apps that encourage critical thinking.

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