East Central Educational Service Center

Serving 43 school corporations in 14 counties.

Looking for apps that you can use in your classroom? Well we have found some that may be of interest to you and your students! (And most of them are FREE!)
 
Math Bingo - Solving numeric problems gets a player closer to hollering "Bingo" and each score earns cartoonish bug rewards. There are drills for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. This could be just the ticket for that fourth-or fifth-grader to master the times tables. You'll feel free to ditch the dog-eared flash cards
      Available at iTunes - $.99
 
Sound Uncovered - This virtual exhibit on sound allows a user to make a recording, learn how her brain interprets it and generally fiddle around until it makes sense. She will also learn quite a bit of science. Better yet, the "How Old are Your Ears" tool might persuade her to dial down the volume on her headphones.
      Available at iTunes - FREE
 
Presidents vs. Aliens - Wouldn't it be nice if your son knew as much about past U.S. presidents as he did about the heroes in Minecraft? With this app he will be able to name the 27th commander in chief and rattle off who occupied the Oval Office during the Louisiana Purchase.
      Available at iTunes - $.99
 
MindSnacks - Anyone who makes it to level 10 in one of those clever games is probably ready to toss around a little foreign language. Quick reflexes are a must to keep your character alive. Learning vocabulary words is required to keep playing. This is a great idea for students venturing beyond his mother tongue.
      Available at iTunes, free for app and first lesson, then $4.99 for additional content
 
Khan Academy - This can be found through any Web browser or on YouTube, but install the app and all the math, science and other lessons are a tap away.
       Available at iTunes and Windows Store - FREE
 
iTunes U - This app offers access to a deep well of free educational content from top schools and libraries around the world. Just a tap away from history at Yale, Physics at MIT and much more.
      Available at iTunes - FREE
 
Operation Math Code Squad - This can be a multiplayer game to make the world a safer place. Players disarm evil devices while the clock ticks, and math facts are the weapon of choice. The computations get harder as things move along.This app tracks progress so that Agent M (that's you, Mom) can double-check.
      Available at iTunes - $2.99
 
TED - Redirect intellects away from mindless TV and toward some of the most fascinating thinkers of our times. Doctors, artists, game designers, writers and scientists are changing the world with ideas. Install the TED app and watch. New videos are added weekly.
      Available at iTunes and Google Play - FREE
 
Edmodo - If the teacher is using it, your student has always-on access to class. No more excuses for not knowing assignments - they are posted and accessible in the virtual classroom.
      Available at iTunes and Google Play - FREE
 
Learn Algebra - This course starts at the very beginning breaking down concepts into one-page classes that allows practice until your student gets it. 
      Available at Google Play - FREE
 
BrainPOP - Tim and Moby explaining science, math and more with humor and goofy animations. This app delivers the movie of the day and with a Brainpop.com account ($10 per month) you can access them all from the app.
      Available at iTunes, Google Play and Windows Store - FREE
 
Dino Walk - Venture back in time and spin the glove to see the continents and the animals that lived then and there. Venture forward to watch as the continents split and dinosaurs are replaced by mammals. Younger kids will get lost in the immersive visuals and the older ones will come away full of facts.
      Available at iTunes - $2.99
 
TI-Nspire - A fully functional graphing calculator app from the experts at Texas Instruments. This can create graphs from data and plot statistics, then store everything neatly on a tablet.
      Available at iTunes - $30
 
One Note - This app creates a virtual three-ring binder that fits on a tablet but expands to work on the Web or a computer. Takes notes, capture audio, and save files, scans and video. If you have Microsoft Office 2013, you already own the desktop version.
       Available at iTunes, Google Play and Windows Store - FREE
 
Evernote - To-do lists, Web clippings or dictate ideas to be instantly transcribed right on the tablet. Evernote keeps track of it all and syncs to phone, tablet or computer, just type a key word in the search bar.
      Available at iTunes, Google Play and Windows Store - Free
 
MyHomework - This app helps students stay on top of what's due when and upcoming exams. If the teacher uses the companion tool, Teachers.io, it's a cinch to join the class within the app (MyHomework account required) and download info, assignments, files and announcements.
      Available at iTunes, Google lay and Windows Store - FREE
 
Audible - Wouldn't it be great if your teenager could read while he cleans his room? Audible.com has a huge collection of audiobooks and an app for most tablets and smartphones. No more having to set aside time to read. 
Membership is $7.50 for the first three months, then $14.95 per month.
      Available at iTunes, Google Play and Windows Store - FREE
 
Kno - Textbooks? Boring - Especially when compared to the media-rich Internet. This app is the answer. There are books available from Kindergarten and level up, starting at $13. or read them online with any Web browser. Built-in flash cards and multimedia extras make these books much more interesting than the paper kind. Plus the ability to add digital sticky notes and highlighting encourages the study skills that your student may need. AND no more heavy backpacks!!
      Available at iTunes, Google Play and kno.com - FREE
 
Remind101 - Keep in touch with parents and students using email or text messages. It's private - teachers and students never see each other's phone numbers. sign up is by text message or email and you never have to visit our site.
      Available at remind101.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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