With the new school year starting, it seemed like a good time to update the Free Apps for the Classroom list. It's up to 15 apps now and they are all great in their own way. Some of these are flat-out teaching tools and others are just to make a teacher's life easier.
Our original list was prepared by Jill, and we have built on it a couple of times now. We'll keep adding on as long as folks keep making cool apps that can help out in the classroom. Most of these would work well for the traditional or non-traditional classroom, so check them all out. Then share this post with all your favorite teachers.
Bottom Line: An app designed to help kids spell as it entertains them. From early letter recognition to more difficult phonic blending, this app covers many learning levels of spelling. It has enough fun to keep kids from getting bored, and enough education to keep it from being strictly a game. Plus there’s a really cute alien to boot.
There is something about raccoons that I just love. I can’t explain it. The cute little cartoon raccoon and other forest creatures are just one of the many things that drew me to TinyHands' Raccoon Treehouse app. Cute, high quality graphics only go so far. Luckily this app has lots more to offer! With 12 educational activities focusing on sorting, matching, patterns, colors and more, children will have fun while learning many key skills.
Calling all creative children! Bamba Craft is looking for designers for shirts, hats, skateboards and more. If a child enjoys traveling, this app will provide an extra bonus as they travel to a variety of places, such as a spaceship, to pick up items for decorating. Children may be hooked on wanting this app already, so maybe I should mention to adults that it is a free app to download. This app will provide hours of design fun for creative kids.