Monday 17 December 2012

More Free iPad Apps!!

I just found a new app that I wanted to share! It's called "Record of Reading" and it's free! It is for taking running records. I have been looking for an app for this and was so excited to find it! Click the link to find the app on iTunes.

It has a blank running record page that you can use when listening to your students read. You can save the files or email them. The neat things is you can also record the student as they are reading and it saves the audio file with the running record. Awesome for checking back or showing to parents at conference time.

You can use your finger fairly easily, but I bought a stylus to use. They are relatively cheap and make writing pretty easy on the iPad.

Here are 10 other free apps that are worth checking out. Just click the buttons to see them in iTunes!

1. This is a collection of interactive story apps from the Collins Big Cat collection. There are 8 free stories to download! 

 2. SpellingCity -- the app version of the website!

3. BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

4. ABC Letter Tracing -- Have students who are still having trouble forming their letters correctly? This is great practice for them!

5.  Cimo Spelling Sight (Lite) -- Adorable penguin game where students have to spell high frequency and Dolch sight words. Choose a level from K-3.

6. Geoboard -- No more snapping elastics flying across the room! Create 2D shapes and geometric pictures with this app.

7. ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard -- A personal interactive whiteboard. Record your voice and your presentation on the whiteboard.

8. Gingerbread Dress Up -- A cute Christmas app for decorating a gingerbread cookie.

9. Christmas Tale -- A Christmas interactive story.

10. Lastly, this is more a personal app favourite, but it does have some kid-friendly playlists! Songza is an amazing music player app. It has playlists of music for every mood/genre/artist/decade you can think of! The music is free to listen to... the only thing is you get a limited number of "skips" per hour, but that's more than you get with the radio! I listen to it all the time.

Hope you found this post useful! Go technology! :)


  1. Thanks so much for this post!! We were just given an ipad to use in our classroom through a Unversity grant but sometimes I'm not sure of all the good apps out there! Great ideas!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  2. Love Love Love this post. I only have 1 classroom iPad but have kinda worked out a system of fairness. Always looking for great free apps!

    I know it's not a school/educational app but there are some really cool Santa Scanner apps.

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  3. Thanks for this information. A great post! I really like the running record app.
    Love your blog. I am your newest follower.

    Classroom Fun

  4. Thank you!!!!! I am swimming in wonderful apps! I am going to check out that running record tool FOR SURE!!