While I’m blessed this year to have a Interactive White Board, we don’t have iThings in the classroom.
I borrowed the word iThing from Nikki at Sent From My iPad and love it so much I plan to overuse it in this post. You’ve been warned.
I’m a big fan of iThings. OK. Maybe it is starting to sound wrong.
I’ve been collecting apps in the hopes that I’d some day have a way to use them in my classroom. So, I do have a few to share with you for Nikki’s Linky.
If you are looking for apps, you are probably looking for free apps. It’s weird that people can spend a couple bucks on a coffee without thinking about it but hate spending 99 cents on an app isn’t it?
Well, I love free apps and so I love the app Apps Gone Free. Sometimes apps are free temporarily. When they are, this app will tell you.
One fun app I downloaded because of Apps Gone Free recently was Thumpies. Its a rhythm game. While not really educational, I thought it would be a great way to talk about how music and rhythm use math. It looks like it is 99 cents now but there is a free starter version I think.
One app that I was excited to find was Rover. Its a web browser for kids that has some kid sites preset but the reason I think it is awesome is that you can play flashgames on it. Websites like Education City and Dreambox that you can’t play on an iPad can be played through this free app.
What apps do I use almost daily?
Besides the obvious like Pinterest and Facebook, I have a few I love.
I love Dropbox. (free) I love that I can pull up all my files on my phone at anytime.
I love ArtStudio. (Currently $4.99) I use this to make some of my clipart.
I love making fonts on iFontMaker. (Currently $6.99)
My newest favorite app is from Teachers Pay Teachers (free). Now I can shop from my phone, download freebies and purchases and open them in my dropbox in a couple of moments! So, I can download something while eating my lunch and then print from my school computer. Dangerous.
I look forward to reading the other posts in the linky!
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