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Updated by Angela Jenkins Naumann on Jun 23, 2014
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Apps and Web 2.0 for the Elementary Toolbox

These are the apps I have found useful in my 4th grade ELA/ writing classroom.

Adjective Detective - The Children's University of Manchester

Fun Adjective lesson, activity and online quiz

Adventure to Fitness

30 minute Fitness videos that have an educational message. Perfect for those days that recess is rained out.

Albums FX Lite - Scrapbook with Action!

Make your Album interactive with particle effects and animations. Add a snow storm to your ski shots. Release balloons at your birthday party. Shower the bride with confetti. Enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

App Store - Bill Atkinson PhotoCard Lite - Postcard

Create dazzling custom-designed postcards showcasing your own photos or Bill Atkinson's nature photos. Iphone or iPad, Lite version available.


Apps Web 2.0

Apps Web 2.0
Confer By David Lowe

Confer is a note taking app for teachers that lets you record and keep track of the notes you take on your students; both individually and in small groups. Whether you teach Reading and Writing Workshop or simply want to take notes on your students, Confer enables you to take notes quicker and it lets you sort, group, and view your students in ways you just can’t do with paper and pencil. Confer also lets you export and import you data via email, or upload it as a spreadsheet, so you can access your notes anytime, anywhere.

Create Beautiful Websites in 60 Seconds on Your Phone | Zapd

Make a free instant website, choose a theme, name it, and begin to share your experiences. Make as many as you want. Each with a unique style.

Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad | Langwitches Blog

Pic Collage (free), is one of my favorite apps to use on my iPad.  It creates great looking Scrapbook pages of multiple images in no time. Today, as I was planning with our first grade Hebrew teacher, how to upgrade a traditionally taught vocabulary project (creating a dictionary of their ...

Delicious Library 2

Classroom Library system for Mac.

Dragon Dictation By Nuance Communications

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.




Most popular cloud service and connects to many apps on your iPad making it easy to pull down and push up content.

Evernote: Remember everything with Evernote, Skitch and our other great apps. | Evernote

The Evernote family of products help you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use.

Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop

Educational Hip-Hop videos

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tale interactive that teaches what a Fractured Fairy Tale is and then allows students to create their own. From Read, Write, Think.

Free QR Code Generator - quickly create your codes, no email or log in required. Click for instant access now!

Create your QR codes quickly with no need to login or give you email address. Make your own QR codes for free now!

GarageBand By Apple

GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Great for quick podcasts on the go.

How to Create an "iCal" Classroom Calendar - Snapguide

Creating an iCal calendar for parents and students to subscribe to. Now, you shouldn't receive any more missing assignments excuses from home!

iBrainstorm for iPad

iBrainstorm is a free brainstorming application for the iPad and the iPhone. The app allows you to record brainstorming sessions using a combination of free hand drawings and sticky notes. You can share and collaborate with other users of iBrainstorm. Sharing notes and drawings between users in a local setting is a simple matter of "flicking" an item to another user.

Idea Sketch By Nosleep Software

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa.

iMovie By Apple

Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips.

i-nigma QR Code, Data Matrix and 1D barcode reader By 3GVision

i-nigma turns your camera into a sophisticated barcode reader. open-source community-based tools for learning

Free open-source Learning Management System

Pikme By Smitesh Bakrania

Pikme is a personal assistant for instructors to manage classes and boost student participation. Watch it in action at

Pinterest / Home

Pinterest is an online pinboard.

Popplet By Notion

Great for work. Great for school. Popplet is a platform for your ideas. Popplet's super simple interface allows you to move at the speed of your thoughts.