English Language Arts

Best apps for English teachers

The English Language Arts category contains reviews of the best apps for English teachers. These apps can be used to explore literature, language, and culture. Within each app review, teachers are provided a detailed description of the app, a comprehensive evaluation of the app, and three or more instructional ideas for how to use the app.

High5Wizard – AP & College Course Exam Prep

Freemium High5Wizard (App Store and Google Play) is designed to prepare users for Advanced Placement and College courses. At its core, the app offers different types of tests across a range of subject areas, including English Language, US History, Government & Politics, Psychology, World History, Statistics, Calculus AB, Biology, Human Geography, and Environmental Science. To use the app, users must ...

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TeachMe: Kindergarten

$1.99! TeachMe Kindergarten teaches young users foundational literacy and numeracy skills. To begin, from the home screen, older users (13 years and older) can click the “+” button on the bottom of the screen to register a younger user. To register a young user, older users will need to enter the younger user’s name and then tap the blank image ...

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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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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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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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Foolproof Reading: Learn Fast!

Subscription Foolproof Reading provides users with differentiated literacy instruction based on their age and ability level. To begin using the app, users must register with it by adding their nickname, birth year, and birth month. Next, users pick a paw color that will be used for rewards later in the app. Finally, they pick a reading level based on their ...

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Google Meet – A Tool for Digital Collaboration

Freemium Google Meet provides users a video-conferencing tool that they can use to connect with other users. To access the tool, users must have a Google profile. To begin, users will need to go to the Google Meet website and then click the “Start a Meeting” button. Next, they will need to sign into their Google account. Once signed in, ...

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Make Way for Books: Storybooks & More for Young Readers!

Free! Make Way for Books provides users with access to digital books along with information about print books that specifically targets young readers in the infant, toddler, and preschool age groups. To begin, users must register with the app, enter information about their children, their location, and select the language settings, which include English, Spanish, and Bilingual options. Next, an ...

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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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GroupMap: Collaborative Brainstorming & Problem Solving

Paid! GroupMap is a flexible tool for creating collaborative charts, graphic organizers, figures, mindmaps, and more! This tool is ideal for users who wish to visually represent collaborative thinking about a topic with other users. To utilize Groupmap, users will first need to log in using their credentials. They will then be taken to their home screen, which is a ...

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