Technology continues to advance, and with it, comes many opportunities to learn. Today, cell phones have become much more than just a way to call someone. But, did you know that beyond Facebook and Angry Birds (a game), there are some really great learning gems available for smart phones?
5 Great Apps For Education
Originally just a TV show, Super Why! has transitioned to a kid-friendly App! This app features the four main characters from the TV show as they teach the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing, and reading. Our family uses this app often as its graphics are great and the games make learning fun! $2.99* See More.
TEACH ME currently has three apps out – toddler, kindergarten, and first grade. The kindergarten version teaches Math (addition and subtraction), Spelling, and Sight Words. However, my FAVORITE part is that it allows for multiple users and tracks their progress. That, and it’s really affordable! $.99* See More.
For kids of all ages, Project Noah is a great app for citizen scientists everywhere! With this cool app, you can add a photograph of an interesting creature you’ve found, or you can access the database to learn of and about different organisms in a specific area. You can even help track migrating species or document endangered wildlife! This great app takes learning to a whole new level and gets kids excited about exploring nature and teaches on the go! FREE* See More.
PBS.org now has apps for ipad, iphone, and ipod. You can now preview or view full episodes, as well as check out your local station’s schedule! While not quite as an impressive app as the previous ones, this app could still be invaluable to your planning time if you’re constantly on the go (or someone is using the computer)! FREE* See More.
Use photos and videos from your library to create and share stories! This interactive app lets you record your voice through the microphone or you can use the 3rd party mic to get the story going. From telling the story of an event in history to tracking the growth and development of a butterfly to teaching Kindergarteners parts of a story…this app has unlimited potential! $.99* See More.
So, tell me… What are some of your favorite learning and education apps?
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Written by Ashley. Find more of Ashley’s writings and reflections on motherhood, marriage and life on her blog.