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Best apps for teaching 6-8 grade students

These apps are carefully chosen and reviewed for teaching 6-8 grade students.

Maple Calculator

Free! Maple Calculator is a comprehensive calculator that allows users to enter data into it and view the data’s graphical representation. After launching the app, a calculator keyboard loads, and users can enter an equation, expression, inequality, or other mathematical sentence into it. The app will then provide an answer or solution, depending on the type of mathematical sentence entered, ...

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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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RecordCast

Free RecordCast provides users with a tool for recording and editing videos, and it does not require any download or subscription. To begin, users will need to launch the RecordCast website, and they choose the “Start Recording” option to create a new video or the “Try Video Editor” if they already have a video and wish to edit it. This ...

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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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PLT4M

Paid PLT4M is a multipurpose platform for tracking student users’ training progress as well as locating fitness-related resources for supporting high school students. To begin, teacher users must register with the website to access their dashboard, which allows them to access multiple options. Once registered, the “Dashboard” will load, and teacher users can view their newsfeed that includes information about ...

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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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