Reading, writing, spelling, speaking, nouns, verbs, capitalization, punctuation, and research are just a few of the skills covered in the ELA classroom. It was hard to narrow down apps when ELA runs such a wide gamut. But have your students try out a few of these free apps and inspire creativity and learning in your classroom.
They aren’t so new any more, but iPads are the exciting choice among schools as the hardware of choice when talking about ‘new’ classroom technology. There are so many different ways you can use them, they’re pretty intuitive, and there’s a growing economy of apps helping you integrate these sexy little tablets into their classrooms.
Something that is talked about less is using your iPad as an interactive whiteboard for your classroom. Turns out there are a number of different apps to aid you on this journey, ranging from free to paid with varying functionality that you may or may not need, depending on exactly what you’d like to do with it.
Apple has created a section of the iTunes Store that features apps, iBooks, and iTunes U content that is specifically geared towards educators and the classroom. As outlined in 9to5 Mac, “In addition to organizing Apple’s content aimed specifically at educators in one place, it also provides other resources and editor’s picks for lesson ideas, […
... we’ve taken a wide-lens view of the modern teacher and taken a stab at what might be considered 50 of the best really, truly actually free apps available for iOS. They may have some paid options, but they’re each entirely useful without spending a penny.
While we do look at music, health tracking apps, and other teachers-as-a-human-being apps, we focus mostly on the kinds of digital content that will help you teach more effectively to a wider range of students in more compelling and dynamic ways than ever before. All free."
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