App Recomendations

I know there are websites, public access TV shows, blogs, YouTube channels, radio shows and perhaps 1-900-services dedicated to all things iPad\phone\pod\touch – but I don’t have the time or interest in sorting through all of it. I need a few iPad app recommendations for the following: 4th grade Math Tutoring; Kindergarten sight word development and basic piano skill development. We justified getting an iPad as an “educational tool”; but have frankly been overwhelmed at the prospect of loading decent apps. At present, it’s a $500 machine for playing “Temple Run” and watching Netflix.  A well vetted resource for finding this information would also be valuable.

6 Comments

Starfire

about 7 years ago

Khan academy. It's all on YouTube but there is an app that organizes it better. Great for math and history. They add videos every day. Really cool.

Barrett Chase

about 7 years ago

Slightly off-topic, but I've been meaning to post about this: If you're using PDD from an iOS device, the Wordpress app is great for creating posts and otherwise managing your account.

Danny

about 7 years ago

When in the App Store choose Education as the category.

heysme

about 7 years ago

I second the recommendation of Khan Academy. Unlike Wikipedia and some others, it's reputable.

in.dog.neato

about 7 years ago

I'd trust Wikipedia over a lot of other info apps...like Conservapaedia, for example.

hamptonio

about 7 years ago

I highly recommend Dragonbox.  It is the perhaps the only truly mathematically educational game that is also fun.  Most apps are either games with little educational value, or dressed-up drills.  Nothing wrong with drilling facts, but its hard to make it compelling.

Dragonbox might not be that much help in the near future, but I think it helps lay a foundation for learning algebra later on.

Khan Academy is OK, but is a little hit-or-miss - they do some topics better than others.  I'm not very impressed with their treatment of fractions and decimals, which is a key sticking point for 4th graders.

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