Apps for Mobile Learning

Educational apps for use in K-2 settings.

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs makes the learning to read journey fun, interactive, and highly rewarding for your students, and is based on solid scientific research. Using the five essential keys to reading success, Reading eggs unlocks all aspects of learning to read for your child, focusing on a core curriculum of phonics and phonemic awareness, sight words, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading for meaning.

Available on Android and Ipad devices. Suitable for ages 3-13. App cost $4.99 but you can access a free trial online prior to purchasing.

Learn to Read: How Reading Eggs Works (FREE Trial!)
Reading Eggs. (2014, Aug). Learn to Read: How Reading Eggs Works (FREE Trial). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tPgrWsdPrM

The Sight Word Adventure

The Sight Word Adventure has a total of 11 fun games that present students with different ways of seeing and playing with up to 320 sight words, while working on a variety of skills like matching, listening, following directions, memory, fine motor, observation and spelling.

Suitable for ages 3-8, The Sight Word Adventure is currently only available on Ipad and Iphone.

Image: http://www.parents-choice.org/product.cfm?product_id=33558

Time, Money & Fractions On-Track

Teaching students about time, money, and fractions can be challenging, so help make it fun! Time, Money & Fractions On-Track is the perfect tool to help your students build these important skills. Audio guidance, instant grading, progress-tracking, and positive reinforcement help lock in skills along with entertaining games between sessions.

Available on both android and ipad for $4.99, best for ages 6-8.

Image: https://www.schoolzone.com/apps/time-money-fractions-1-2-on-track-mac-app

Scratch

With Scratch, your students can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations and share with anyone they choose online. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. A great opportunity to teach your students coding skills!

Suitable for children of all ages, available on apple and android devices. Best of all, this app is free!

Scratch Overview
Scratch Ed. (2013, May 6). Scratch Overview. Retrieved from; https://vimeo.com/65583694

Slice Fractions

Slice Fractions is a brilliant puzzle game that introduces the concept of fractions. Kids journey with a young mammoth who finds many obstacles such as fire and ice blocks and large gaps in the road. Kids have to utilize problem solving skills and apply logic to clear these obstacles.

A great way to introduce students to the concept of fractions, they will have so much fun they won't even realize they are learning!

For students between 5 and 12, available Apple and Android devices. Free to install. In app purchases available.

Image: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.ululab.SliceFractions

Barefoot World Atlas

Barefoot World Atlas allows students to take a virtual trip around the world learning about places, people and culture as they travel. Easy to use, direct, concise explanations and bright graphics make it a pleasure to use with your students. Use this app to teach your students curricular components such as people groups, geography, oceans, continents and changing environments.

Ages 7 and up, available on Apple devices for $4.99. In app purposes allow the app to be expanded. Available for purchase here.

Barefoot World Atlas for iPad and iPhone: now with expansion packs!
Touchpress. (2014, May). Barefoot World Atlas for iPad and iPhone. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDyfldaCYuY