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Best apps for teaching 3-5 grade students

These apps are carefully chosen and reviewed for teaching 3-5 grade students.

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Sign Me a Sentence – An App for Sign Language

Free! Sign Me a Sentence provides an introduction to American sign language. By engaging the app, users will learn short phrases and sentences communicated in sign. When loading the app, users will see three options: Videos, Game, and Sentences. To begin, users can click the “Video” tab on the bottom of the screen, and they will see a variety of ...

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Little You 3D – Customize 3D Printed Toys

Varies Little You 3D is a website that allows users to create customizable characters that they can order. If users do order the character, they can choose if it is 3cm, 4cm, or 5cm tall, and the cost for ordering characters depends on its size. (The 3cm characters start at $25.) To create their character, users must visit the Little ...

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Finn Goes Online – An App for Digital Literacy

$2.99! Finn Goes Online offers a “choose-your-own-adventure” style narrative that is designed to teach young users about being safe online, with a particular focus on data privacy, cyberbullying, and password security. The narrative opens with Finn being in outer space, and his space shuttle crashes on earth. Using his parachute, Finn is able to safely land in a major city, ...

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SumQuest – An App for Addition

Free! SumQuest is a math game that tests users’ knowledge about the additive property. When launching the app, users are presented with three options that allow them to learn more about the game. The “Game Settings” option allows users to toggle the music, sound effects, and notifications, either on or off. “The Rules” option provides users with instructions for planning ...

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Beamz – An Interactive Tool for Making Music

Freemium! Beamz is an interactive app designed for users to create music using a variety of features and settings. To begin, after downloading the app, users must give permission for the app to use their Bluetooth and give consent to its user agreement. At this point, the app’s dashboard will load, and it provides users with the tools for creating ...

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Math-E learn the times tables

Freemium! Math-E is a game-based app designed to develop users’ multiplication skills. To begin, users must choose either the “1 Player” or “1 vs. 1” game mode. The “1 Player” mode allows users to play the game by themselves while the “1 vs. 1” mode divides the device’s screen in halves and each user controls one of the halves. In ...

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Bubbly Primes – Factoring Game

$3.99! Bubbly Primes is an interactive factoring game. From the app’s home screen, users can tap the “Start” button to begin a new game. Set in an aquatic scene, bubbles with prime and factorable numbers begin to rise, and users must tap the factorable bubbles. When they do, two bubbles appear that contains numbers, and those numbers can be multiplied ...

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Parlay Ideas: The Future of Class Discussions!

Paid! Parlay Ideas is a platform that allows teacher users to either create or select multimedia discussion prompts for their student users to engage. To begin, teacher users must launch and then register with the site. Once registered, teacher users will be presented with three options on the left side of the screen that include: New Roundtable, Browse Universe, and ...

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Look, I’m Making It Up! – An Improvisation-Based App for Young Readers

$2.99! Look, I’m Making It Up is an interactive story book app designed for early learners. After launching the app, users can click the “Read the Story” or “Play Games” button to access the app’s content. The “Read the Story” option narrates Camilo’s adventure to users. Each scene in the story includes vivid images and text appears in letter and ...

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