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Elementary iPad Centers

Virtual Manipulatives!

Fraction - Students can manipulate fractions, decimals, and percents. Saves images to camera roll. Free


A wonderful website answering everyday wonders. The sites has a read aloud feature that highlights the text. Most "wonders" include images and a video link for more information.
Web Version

Word Mover - Free

ReadWriteThink's Word Mover mobile app is used to supplement classroom instruction, reinforce concepts taught in class, and offer increased student engagement through the use of tablet devices and their associated functionality.

Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

- Multi-user poem storage
- User management with the ability to delete or restore within 2 weeks
- 6 poem categories, each with the ability to personalize
- 12 backgrounds for stylizing poems
- Auto-saving of poems as they are created
- Viewing of finished poem for proofreading
- Ability to save poem to photos
- Ability to print poem on a wireless printer or send poem by e-mail




Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Edmodo on the App Store. Download Edmodo and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Make A Scene: Farmyard

Students use the Make a Scene Farmyard App and Skitch to create multiplication problems.
Screen shot pictures into Educreations for storytelling.

Parts of Speech

Using Mad Libs to practice parts of speech in ELA.

Creating Number Sentences

Using the Tens Frame app Zoo Set 1- Free

Each app includes information on common zoo animals. Students can listen to the information about each animal, and take a short quiz.
Matt Gomez Apptivity - animal facts literacy center
ABC Mouse Zoo - Set 2
ABC Mouse Zoo - Set 3

AR Flashcards-Animal Alphabet - Free

This app uses augmented reality to engage the students in learning their letters.
When you point your device at the printed flashcard a beautifully rendered 3D animal will pop up on the screen. Tap the animal to hear the letter and animal name.
-Tap the screenshot button to save your pics of the beautiful AR animals!
- Double tap the screen to bring up the focus button so that you can adjust your device's camera to better bring up the animals.
Note You must visit to download and print the free Flashcard Markers necessary to make this app work. Make sure to print the flashcards in color as they will not work in black and white. This app will only work on devices with a camera.
Using AR Flashcards as a center.

Pic Collage - Video & Photo editing in a snap

Students use the Pic Collage app to illustrate geometry vocabulary.
Shape Task Cards
Prepositions - Students create a collage illustrating prepositions.
Verbs - Students show action words in pictures.
Other Pic Collage ideas.

Tip: In settings on the iPad, you can turn off "social" in the Pic Collage app so students cannot browse other collages.

Hello Crayons

This app gives you the ability to allow students to draw digitally.

-Have students draw a picture that starts with.....
-Draw a picture and then move into Explain Everything to record voice.

Trading Cards

Create trading cards for any number of categories, including:
• Fictional person
• Real person
• Fictional place
• Real place
• Object
• Event
• Vocabulary word

Songify by Smule

This app can turn audio recordings instantly into songs or raps. It is a paid app but can be purchased and added to classroom iPad. ($2.99)

How can you use this?
-Classroom rules or expectations

Check out an example here.

Skitch - Snap. Mark Up. Send.

See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant.

Skitch Vocabulary Idea
Skitch Poster
Landform Book Example

Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center

Learners stretch bands around pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.
• Create line segments and polygons by stretching bands around the Geoboard’s pegs.
• Choose from 5 different band colors; 8 band colors on the iPad.
• Fill individual shapes with a transparent color, or use the Fill All button to toggle all the bands between filled and unfilled.
• On the iPad, switch between the standard 25-peg board and the expanded board with 150 pegs.
GeoBoard Task Cards
Perimeter Party
Multiplying Fractions
Geoboard Fractions
Math Think Alouds