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Updated by Caroline Molnar on Jan 23, 2015
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Elementary LMC iPad Apps

Hello!
This is a list of Apps that we have added to the K-4 library iPads. We are using these apps to make connections to the curriculum, teach library skills and research and to encourage creative thinking and creating.

Please let us know anytime if you have questions, comments or suggestions. We are always looking for new ways to add more technology to the library program. I will be updating this list throughout the year. Thank you!

-Library Staff
1

News-O-Matic

News-O-Matic
Daily, appropriate news stories for students. Grades 2+. Option for stories to be read to students. Free version is limited.
Pair this app with relevant magazines to take a look at news in different formats. Great for 3rd and 4th grade as an introduction to using news stories for research. For younger students, pair story with a picture book on the same topic.
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Bookabi

Bookabi
Create your very own storybooks. Choose from backgrounds, characters, objects, etc. or use your own photos.
Students can create their own simple storybooks. Use on a day when you are talking about elements of a story or as a genre activity. Create stories as a class or in groups.
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Destiny Quest

Destiny Quest
Access to library catalog from any device. Place books on hold and browse school library. Share with students how they can access the library at home. Encourage them to use iPads to find books in the library. Ongoing tool to encourage library use from home with parents. Can access eBooks and audiobooks through the app.
4

Bob Books Lite

Bob Books Lite
Phonics-based interactive game, with drag and drop interface.
Use as a station for preschool students, use as a class on the smart board or projector, etc. Free version; limited amount of content.
5

Educreations

Educreations
Interactive white board and screen-casting app. Teachers can create short, instructional videos and instantly share with students or ask students to share what they know with friends. Draw out the elements of a story, a story arc, etc. Could be used to create short video stories, retell stories, explain the progression of a story or just to take notes and illustrate them.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose
Nursery rhyme flannel board app. Users can move felt pieces, sing and tap along with popular nursery rhymes and songs. Preschool/Kindergarten
Read a story with a preschool class and then retell the story on the felt board using your smart board or projector.
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Weird But True

Weird But True
Random, weird facts just like in the print book. Use the “weird meter” to rate facts and share your favorite facts on social media.
Pair with the print version. Use as a dewey quiz; ask students trivia questions and then ask where they would find those topics in the library.
8

NASA

NASA
Pictures, Videos, Tweet an astronaut, launch schedule, etc.
Pair this app with a new space picture book or use it to promote your nonfiction collection.
9

Endless Reader

Endless Reader
This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency.

Read a story as a class and point out the sight words to students. Explore app as a class first, and then allow groups of students or rotate with individuals to explore during silent reading time or after check-outs.
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Endless Numbers

Endless Numbers
Same concept as Endless Reader. Each number is presented as a "monster" and includes interactive activities for each one, including sequencing and counting. Free version includes numbers 1-5. Preschool.
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Hopscotch Coding

Hopscotch Coding
Intro to coding for kids. Grades 3+
Manipulate an animated character of your choice. Drag and drop variables to change the movement, appearance, etc. of your character.
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The Foos: Hour of Code

The Foos: Hour of Code
See also: Hopscotch

Intro to coding for kids. Grades 3+
Manipulate an animated character of your choice. Drag and drop variables to change the movement, appearance, etc. of your character.
13

MOMA Art Lab

MOMA Art Lab
This interactive, creative art app allows users to create pictures using shapes and also has activities that let users experiment with paint, create collages, draw with scissors and more.
Read a story and then create your own shape animals. Artwork can be saved to a “gallery” to then share with the class. Activities include relevant artist information for older grades.
14

Epic! Reads

Epic! Reads
eBooks for students 12 and under.
Requires creation of an account; great app for students to explore. Free trial is only for one month.
15

ICDL (International Children's Books)

ICDL (International Children's Books)
Free children’s books from over 60 countries. Various languages.
16

Overdrive Media

Overdrive Media
Public library ebook platform. Can download a limited number of free ebooks through your school library’s DCDL card.
Download a selection of free ebooks to share with students or allow them to explore during check-out time or when not checking out.
17

Reading Comprehension Prep

Reading Comprehension Prep
Reading comprehension stories and quizzes for grades 3-5.
Free version includes 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction stories for each grade level.
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Scholastic Book Wizard

Scholastic Book Wizard
Database of information on children’s books. Can be used to find reading levels, create booklists and more.
Note: not every book will be on the site!