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We are looking ahead to using more 1:1 technology in our district at the Elementary level. Can anyone recommend some good apps, websites, or tools to help us get started and focus on authentic use of technology for great instruction?

Mar 1, 2015 6:32am

Technology use - Elementary

  • Technology
  • K-6
  • Digital Literacy / Engagement / Planning


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    • Mar 1, 2015 8:29pm

      How wonderful! One thing I would recommend is to a) make sure teachers are all on the same page about your goals for integrating technology within the classroom and b) that you are transparent with your parent community about the how/why as well. We've been piloting a small scale iPad integration into k/1 classrooms and have found that using them in a centers type format (4 kids at a time, working on different apps with teacher support). We've also been using them to capture pictures of kids at work, record their thinking, etc.

      In terms of resources, this is a great site that lists a ton of great apps:

      This is an interesting blog post from TcH on integrating technology into your assessments:

      • Mar 12, 2015 2:23am


        Try RJB3 Game’s new ERP and“Albert Counts”App the digital version of the multi-award winning card game “Albert Insomnia.”

        Our Patrons Say –

        A) “In just two weeks students had a 23% increase in computational proficiency from playing Albert’s Insomnia!” Glenna Tabor - Tabor Rotational Inst.

        B) 33% more 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders exceeded the state standard for math playing Albert Insomnia 3 to 4 times per week for 15 minutes. Data from GA D.O.E. 2013 press release.

        Albert’s ERP (Electronic Resource Program)-is a state of the art cross platform program loaded with many great features for educators.

        Mathinator4 Albert’s Insomnia classroom kits with lesson plans, an activity book, score pads, and 4 Albert’s Insomnia decks. Kid’s Love it!

        You can also try Albert’s App with the below link for FREE!/id729136058?mt=8

        Simply register yourself and then go to the ”Main Menu” and select the “Free Challenges” link to play the tutorial hand of the game broken down into a challenge ladder of 9 levels.

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        • Aug 8, 2015 11:23am

          I had 10 iPads in my 5th grade class last year and my students used: Epic Books!, Screen Chomp, Kidblog, Edmodo, Tellagami, Croak it, Learn Zillion, Khan Academy, Brain Pop, Wonderopolis, Dogo News, NewsELA, Tenmarks, and Animoto,

          • Mar 9, 2015 8:01pm

            Thanks, Erin, just registered - WOW, what a clearinghouse, thank you so much!

            • Mar 22, 2015 9:58pm

              Great resource Erin, thanks!

              • Mar 23, 2015 12:14pm

                Jessica, what kind of device? I agree with Erin, Graphite is terrific.