“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” By Alvin Toffler

Below are my favorite, free or at least cheap, apps I use in the classroom. For a complete list of all the apps I use, visit my website here http://ow.ly/7VOkX and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Name: ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
Best for: All Subjects
Cost: Free
Features: ShowMe allows you to record your voice while manipulating a whiteboard and share via through email or embed them into your website.
How to Use: Any subjects and all grade levels can use this app. To see all the ways you can use the app, please read my previous blog post on using ShowMe in the classroom. http://ow.ly/7VGPD

Name: Zite
Best for: Teacher Use
Cost: Free
Features: Personalized Magazine
How to Use: When customizing your magazine, don’t forget the education section as it pulls all the great articles into one spot

Name: Square 9 Lite
Best for: Math
Cost: Free
Features: Practice facts (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)
How to Use: Great way to practice facts without flashcards! Bet the timer and move up levels of difficulty.

Name: Moon Phase
Best for: Science
Cost: Free
Features: Find lots of information on the moon such as cycle, names and more.
How to Use: Let the students create a moon journal and use this app to help them start to see names and patterns and investigate the cycle of the moon.

Name: Science 360
Best for: Science
Cost: Free
Features: Tons of pictures on science related topics.
How to Use: Great way to start a discussion, use for a writing prompt or a way to get students engaged/activate prior knowledge.

Name: Common Core Standards by Mastery Connect
Best for: Teachers Use
Cost: Free
Features: Puts the common core right at your finger tips!
How to Use: Great to pull up Common Core during planning and while writing plans

Name: Science Vocabulary
Best for: Science
Cost: Free
Features: Glossary of all different science vocabulary,
How to Use: Lots and lots of science vocabulary words with pictures.

Name: PuppetPals HD
Best for: Writing
Cost: Free ($2.99- To buy more characters)
Features:
How to Use: Great way to motivate student to write. Have them pick a scene and characters and let them act out the story before writing it or vice versa.

Name: Common Core Standards by Mastery Connect
Best for: Teachers Use
Cost: Free
Features: Puts the common core right at your finger tips!
How to Use: Great to pull up Common Core during planning and while writing plans.

Name: Twitter
Best for: Teacher Use
Cost: Free
Features: Instant updates from your educational friends and experts in the educational field.
How to Use: Great way to keep up with your PLN on the go.

Name: Lobster Diver
Best for: Math
Cost: Free
Features: Develops number line skills for upper grade levels
How to Use: Math practice for number lines using greater then lesson than, fractions, decimals and negative numbers.

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Look forward to hearing what other apps teachers are using in the classroom. 🙂

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Comments on: "Top 10 (Free or Cheap) Apps I Love to Use in the Classroom" (1)

  1. wow superb thanks for sharing this one

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