8 Must-Have Elementary School Apps and Tools
Introducing elementary students to technology can be a great way to bring some fun into the classroom. With the right apps and tools, educational technology can help elementary students learn basic skills or practice math and reading. These are our 8 must-have elementary school apps and tools.
Flocabulary is a fun vocabulary program for grades K-12. It’s especially useful in elementary classrooms. The hip-hop style songs help kids learn new vocabulary words, and the app has plenty of games and activities to reinforce what students learn. There are also printable activities and worksheets for teachers.
This app is perfect for elementary school students learning basic US geography. With PopGeo, students practice identifying states, capitals, and more. The visuals help students familiarize themselves with the map, and features like a high score board make PopGeo USA Geography interactive and competitive.
TeachMe: Kindergarten contains all the basic skills students learn in Kindergarten in one easy app. Kids practice spelling, letter writing, sight words, addition, subtraction, and more. Parents or teachers can easily view progress. Students earn virtual coins for their work which they can use to purchase virtual rewards.
A simple app that focuses on just one skill—spelling. SpellingCity has a variety of colorful and fun games that teach kids common spelling words. With over 35 games, SpellingCity will keep kids entertained and engaged for hours.
Though it doesn’t focus on any Common Core skills, Story Creator is a fun, creative app for elementary students. Kids create their own storybooks using photos from their device or the included illustrations. They can share their stories easily by emailing them from within the app.
It’s not always easy to make math fun, but Sushi Monster achieves this with fun cartoon characters and games. Geared towards middle or older elementary students, Sushi Monster has several levels and allows students to work on addition or multiplication. Students earn stars and trophies for their work.
For younger elementary students in grades K-2, Todo Math is a great way to practice math skills. With hundreds of games, Todo Math has enough activities to keep kids busy for weeks.
A great app for teachers who want to include current events in their elementary classroom. News-O-Matic delivers 5 kid-friendly news stories to readers each day. Plus, teachers can opt-in to receive an email containing Common Core aligned lesson plans that go along with the stories.
Did we miss your favorite elementary school app? Let us know what apps you love for young students!