With 2014-15 being the first official year of the implementation of the Common Core Standards, these apps could make the transition easier. In addition, with all students with having access to ipads and Google Chromebooks through their schools, this technology will be easily accessible to students. The best thing about apps are that they can help all types of learners, especially visual learners and those with any kind of learning disability.
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1)?? EDUCREATIONS- This app allows students to create easy to understand instructional videos to review, remember and analyze information. This app allows students to be creative and works well with students with learning disabilities. ?http://www.educreations.com
2)?? COMICLIFE- This app allows students to create comic strips on any topic. This is a great learning tool for special education students as well and is lot of fun. It can be used with science, social studies, English, etc. It can be purchased from the Apple Store for $4.99 plasq.com
3)?? CS CORE- This app is a quick and easy reference guide for the California Common Core State Standards. Parents can search by content area, grade level, domain/strand, cluster or standard. ? bit.ly/1nBxzpK
4)?? SCOOTPAD- This app provides standard based practice for K-5 students in math, reading, spelling, vocabulary and writing. This is great for summer too to keep students engaged and retain their skills. Bit.ly/1gwVizX
5)?? COMMON CORE READING PRACTICE AND ASSESMENT- Here you will find a collection of grade specific apps for K-6 graders. The activities reinforce skills such as phonics, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. They help with test taking strategies. ? ? Bit.ly/SVOKrf
6)?? SUBTEXT- This app can be used with Edmodo or a google account. Students can analyze and discuss text, look up words, and highlight text. In addition, students can download articles and e-books from any source. ? http://www.renaissance.com/products/subtext
Source: California Educator Magazine ? May 2014