#1 Kids Learn Sight Words 1-100
Ok, this isn't really open-ended per se, but it is better for sight word practice than just boring old flash cards. There is a free version, and a pay version ($4.99.) I would totally opt for the pay version...it's worth it!! Sight words are presented, one at a time; and you can click on the character for it to say the word, and then you also WRITE the word. Practice both reading and writing, and there's no "Miss Curtis, what does this say?" Then, to spice it up....every 8 or so words, there is a game to play with the words--concentration, hangman, etc. Both the free app and the pay app are well worth your time and money!
#2 (LOVING THIS) Screenchomp
Confusing Envision math? (Sorry, we use Envision math and they explain concepts in the most confusing ways.) No problem, make a screen chomp of you working through a problem & post it to your website for your kids to get an instant homework tutor!
I'm interested to see how you could use this one in your classroom...
This one reminds me of a giant bubble map-- for all you Thinking Map teachers out there. Once again, 2 versions, pay and free. Both versions allow you to upload pictures, and then brainstorm in "bubbles." The pay version allows you to upload them online and work collabratively with other students or classes. Inneresting...I love me some thinking maps, and an app that helps my little ones make their own is A.O.K. in my book!
That's all for now....must get back to Olympic awesomeness! What about you...do you have any favorite apps to share?
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