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Elementary (PreK-5th)

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Grade Level

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First Grade Learning Games
Free
1st
10 fun mini games to help your students learn First Grade Lessons.
Jennifer Babcock, Coder 1st grade teacher
Superhero Comic Book Maker
$1.99
K-2nd
Students choose scenes and characters and then record their own voice to create their comic book.
Students could use this app to retell a story as well as work on sequencing.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech Specialist
Princess Fairy Tale Maker
$1.99
K-3rd
Students choose the scene and characters and then record their voice to tell their own fairy tale.
Perfect app for a fairy tale unit!
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech Specialist
Word Wagon
$1.99

Students learn phonics, play with letters and words, and spelling.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech Specialist
Animate It
FREE
3rd-12
Students can create claymation type animation to retell, summarize, or analyze a story/character.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech
KidBlog
FREE
1st-5th
This is an app, and it is also web based. Students can write digitally in a closed setting. They can add pictures and widgets (such as voki) to their blogs as well.
Emily Felker
McCall Librarian
Story Me
FREE
K-5th
This app allows students to make comic strips using pictures. They can add speech/thought bubbles and captions.
Emily Felker
McCall Librarian
Stop Motion
FREE
K-5th
Students create a movie from pictures or using figurines and it loops it together to form a short film.
Keri Russell
ELA/SS
4th Grade
Trading Cards
FREE
2-5th
Students create a flash card using a concept or vocabulary word. The app will prompt the students to add in depth information about their card.
Keri Russell
ELA/SS
4th Grade
Poplet
FREE
2-5th
Students create thinking maps using this site.
Laura Rester
ELA/SS
4th grade
Pop Words
FREE
2nd grade and up
A game like Boggle that allows students to make words with selected letters.
Laura Pace
ELA/SS
3rd Grade

Photo Touch Sight Words
FREE
K-3
Sight word recognition
Marci Harkins
L&M

isort words
1.99
K-3
Identifying and sorting word families
Tina Shoptaw
Kindergarten/McCall

MAD Libs
FREE
2-5
Word Game
Marci Harkins
L&M

Word Wizard
FREE
K-1
Phonological Awareness
Marci Harkins
L&M

ABC Alphabet Phonics-Preschool Kids
FREE
PreK-1
Letter/Sound Recognition (Phonics)
Stacey Utley
Kindergarten/McCall

ABC Phonics Word Family
Light-FREE
Full Version- $2.99
K-2
Building words with word families/phonics spelling/short & long vowels/beginning & ending sounds/2 vowel and combination vowel focus
Stacey Utley
Kindergarten/McCall

Letter School
2.99
Pre-K-2
Teaches Handwriting Without Tears - focuses on proper letter and number formation
Casi Faulk
Kindergarten/McCall

Story Creator
FREE
Pre K-12
Students create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one. Appears to be designed for younger ages but could be adapted to any age group
Sara Reed
Technology/McAnally

AR flashcards
Free
SPED/Pre-K/K
Teaches letter sounds with flashcards and sound- when you hold the flashcard to the camera, the letter pops up in 3D
Shara Hetherington
Kindergarten/McCall

Haiku Deck
Free
2-5
Presentation and Slideshow maker.
Emma Cyrocki
4th Grade/ Vandagriff

Spelling City
Free
K-5
Spelling and vocabulary work. Complete Sentences and missing word work too!
Nancy Keag & Kathy Morehead
Stuard/2nd grade




Fry's Words
FREE
K-2
Student touches the screen to have their list of Fry words read to them. Turn off the
volume and practice w/out sound.
Tori Bolding
ESL/Coder




App Crayon
Free
K-2
Students write lower & upper case letters. The strokes must be written correctly in order to move to the next letter.
Michaeleen Huckaby
2nd Grade/Stuard




Read Write Think Apps
Free
2-5
Read Write Think has apps including poetry such as haiku, diameter, theme, and acrostic. Also student create dictionary, timeline, and trading cards. Lesson are offered using the apps.
Lynda Wright
3rd grade/Coder





Middle School (6th-8th)

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Cost

Grade Level

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Killer SAT Grammar
FREE
8-12
Vocabulary review for SAT test prep
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech
Animate It
FREE
3rd-12
Students can create claymation type animation to retell, summarize, or analyze a story/character.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech
Story Creator
FREE
Pre K-12
Students create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one.
Sara Reed
Technology/McAnally





Writing Prompts for Kids
1.99
K-5
Boost Students' creative writing skills with writing prompts that will spark their imagination. Differentiate lessons by using one or more prompt categories.Use for whole class, small group, or individual writing assignments.
Zan Thorp,
4th Grade/ Stuard
Comic Craft
Free
2-5
Students create their own comic. Choose the setting, characters, and caption. Great for teaching onomatopoeia.
Catharine Clay,
3rd/Vandagriff
Quizlet
Free
6-12
Great tool to create flash cards for academic vocabulary.
Janie York,
8th Grade/AMS


High School (9th-12th)

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Cost

Grade Level

Ideas for Use

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Killer SAT Grammar
FREE
8-12
Vocabulary review for SAT test prep
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech
Animate It
FREE
3-12
Students can create claymation type animation to retell, summarize, or analyze a story/character.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech
Story Creator
FREE
Pre K-12
Students create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one.
Sara Reed
Technology/McAnally
Haiku Deck
FREE
6-12
Students create ideas, reports, story, poetry notebook
Anita Callaway/DNG