Monday, April 14, 2014

Blog Post #13

This week I have been asked to create an assignment that I feel like Dr. Strange left out that would be in my area of expertise. The assignment I chose to create, would be very helpful to elementary teachers in my opinion. It can result as resources for teacher's to use when they teach. I believe this would be a great starter blog post to let EDM students get the hang of the system.

Here's the assignment I would have loved to have been assigned in EDM 310:

This week, research different apps for iPads that can be used to supplement learning in different subjects in the elementary classroom. Give a brief description of what the app does and if it is free or costs money. If you do not own an iPad, you may use one from the lab, or simply research the app through the app store's website. If you happen to not find an app that interests you or that you feel doesn't fit, describe an app that you feel should be made for the iPad! You will need to give at least one example for each subject. The subjects you need to include are:

1. Mathematics
2. Social Studies
3. Science
4. Language Arts
5. Reading

Here is my example of the post I would give for this assignment:

I have listed some really fun learning apps for certain subjects that are taught in an elementary classroom. I really enjoyed researching these apps and plan on using them when I become a teacher. I hope you also find these apps helpful.

1. Mathematics: My Math Flash Cards App- This app is made to use flashcards for elementary math facts. You can do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on the flash cards. It gives sounds effect for feedback for the students. It's a very simple math app for students to supplement their learning. This app is also free!

2. Social Studies: 4th grade Reading Comprehension Social Studies Free App- This app caters to fourth grade students, but the same developer also has this app for other grade levels. This app happens to work for both reading and social studies. As for the social studies side, this app includes 20 different stories about social studies. This helps students learn fourth grade history information while improving their reading comprehension at the same time. This app is also completely free.

3. Science: Enjoy Learning Anatomy Model Puzzle App- This app is great for learning about organs and bones! This is a puzzle where you can do just organs or just bones. You could also choose to do organs and bones, though. It's a really fun and interactive way to learn about the anatomy of the body! This app is free and fun!

4. Language Arts: Third Grade Skills Language Arts- This app is really helpful for the elementary classroom. For example, it gives you a list of words, and you can choose which is a noun/adjective or even what the subject of a sentence may be. There are many different language arts subjects that you can learn from this app. It seems very simple and easy for students to use daily. This app is $1.99.

5. Reading: Read Me Stories - Children's Books- This app is a wonderful reading app. This app has great reviews and is free to everyone! There is a new book everyday on this app. It shows great pictures and graphics with the books so the students can use all of their resources to read well and comprehend. Touching the characters in the pictures even creates new story lines. This seems like a really great app that would get kids really engaged in their early reading stages.


  1. This is a great lesson! Especially since now a days in the classrooms students are having to use iPads and different forms of technology. I also like how you incorporated all of the subjects into your lesson plan. It is obvious you put a lot of thought into this, so very nicely done!

  2. Kristina, this is such a good idea! I know all of the lower grades in Baldwin County schools have iPads so this would be great for people to research next semester. I like how you incorporated all of the subjects. Good job!