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First Grade Math Magic

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Developer: Nathan Yi

 

Curriculum: Math

 

Description according to App Store: "Designed to focus on the following categories: counting, addition, subtraction, comparing, geometry, money, and time." Within each category there are multiple options for "a child who needs a little extra help or a child to get ahead of the curve."

 

Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: Remembering, Understanding, Applying, and Analyzing

 

Why: This motivating app includes a variety of math concepts that allows students to practice skills in a fun way. 

 

Lesson: Students can use for independent review, practice, and reinforcement of skills learned. Teacher can use in small groups to introduce concepts. 

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Book Creator for iPad

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Developer: Red Jumper Studio

 

Curriculum: Technology

 

Description according to App Store: "The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in the IBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBooks Store. Ideal for children's picture books, art books, cookbooks, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on."

 

Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: Applying, Evaluating, Creating

 

Why: Opportunity for students to use technology in a fun way. Motivating app for students to design, create, and illustrate their stories and then publish them as books. 

 

Lesson: Students can write and publish stories on a variety of topics. Create a class book, each student is responsible for one page.

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MoMA Art Lab

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Developer: The Museum of Modern Art

 

Curriculum: Art

 

Description according to App Store: "Explore how artists use line, shape, and color, discover artists' processes and inspirations, and create your own artwork inspired by MoMA's collection."

 

Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: Creating

 

Why: Introduces students to real artists. Allows them to experiment with a variety of tools to create their own artwork. Has audio for non-readers.

 

Lesson: Students will gain confidence in their drawing ability creating a picture following the instructions given. This app can be used as a culminating activity for a unit of study. 

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TinkerBox HD

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Developed: Autodesk Inc

 

Curriculum: Engineering

 

Description according to the App Store: "It is  "a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. It is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering  concepts" 

 

Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating

 

Why: Fun, interactive app that allows students to use their imagination and creativity to invent and build machines.

 

Lesson: Creative problem solving - may suggest to students what elements and how many to use to build a specific object, tool, or machine. Students can work independently or with a partner.

 

 

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1st Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App for Numbers, Counting, Addition, Subtraction and others [HD Free]

1st Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App for Numbers, Counting, Addition, Subtraction and others [HD Free] | STEAM App Guide for First Grade | Scoop.it
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Developer: Study Pad, Inc.

 

Curriculum: Math

 

Description according to App Store: "Splash Math is a fun and innovative way to practice math. With 13 chapters covering over 185 math skills and an endless supply of problems."

 

Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Evaluating, and Creating

 

Why: Aligned to the Common Core. Includes fun, interactive math practice for a variety of concepts. Offers a creative option for children to build their own aquarium. Tracks progress and the prize incentive is a good motivator for some students. 

 

Lesson: With multiple iPads, use for small group instruction to introduce concepts and /or differentiate instruction. It can also be used for enrichment or challenge. Students can choose topics they are interested in to enhance their knowledge and understanding. 

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DrawQuest - Free Daily Drawing Challenges

DrawQuest - Free Daily Drawing Challenges | STEAM App Guide for First Grade | Scoop.it
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Developer: Canvas

 

Curriculum: Art

 

Description according to App Store: "Unleash your creativity with DrawQuest. Join people of all ages coming together to complete daily drawing prompts or 'Quests' that are sure to tap into your creative side." 

 

Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: Creating

 

Why: It's a fun and interactive way for students to show their creativity through drawing. 

 

Lesson: After reading a story, students can draw a character or favorite part. Create a class book of pictures relating to a particular theme. Have students develop their own ideas for drawing. 

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Earth Science Reading Comprehension for First Grade and Second Grade

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Developer: Emmy Chen

 

Curriculum: Science

 

Description according to the App Store: " Twenty stories about science related young children's daily life. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student's comprehension."

 

Why: Good exposure to nonfiction stories. Students will develop reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills while learning interesting science facts. Some stories focus on weather and fossils, which are part of the 1st grade science curriculum. 

 

Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Evaluating, and Creating

 

Lesson: Great introduction to nonfiction books to teach students how to read information presented graphically. Also  how to use graphic organizers to keep track of information to  present key facts and ideas. Students can create their own nonfiction stories along with images and questions. 

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