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Updated by Jeremie Coplin on Apr 21, 2015
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Kindergarten iOS Apps

This is a list of apps that I have used in my teaching or I have directly seen being used in the Kindergarten classroom. Some of the apps will have task cards attached. Those task cards for mini lesson plans.

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Tell About This

Tell About This

Content Area: Writing, Reading, L.A, Math, Science, S.S
Cost: Free (Full:$2.99)
Download: iPad Free
Description: An easy platform to inspire and capture children's thoughts and stories! Respond to interesting photo prompts using voice, craft custom prompts and add profiles to personalize the experience!

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Pic Collage

Pic Collage

Content Area: Math, L.A, Story Telling, Science,
Cost: Free
Download: iPad App
Description: Use PicCollage to combine photos, Youtube videos, funky fonts, sassy stickers and cute cutouts to create the prettiest collages you'll ever see on a mobile device. For teachers and parents, we have a "School Settings" feature that allows you to:

  • Disable "Photos from Web"
  • Disable all social features such as the Explore and Profile tabs
  • Diable ads ... perfect for young kids and classrooms!
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Chatterpix Kids

Chatterpix Kids

Content Area: Math, L.A, Science, Reading, Explain learning concepts
Cost: Free
Download: iPad App
Description: Grab your camera! Let’s ChatterPix! Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more.
Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE!

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Doodle Buddy

Doodle Buddy

Content Area: Use this app to draw like a white board. Use it for math and have kids use the stamps to display groups and math problems. Best part, use the camera to set an image to the background such as your schools lined writing paper, or a math sheet for small groups to work on.
Cost: Free
Download: iPad App
Description: Doodle Buddy for iPad is the most fun you can have with your finger--heck, it’s the most fun you can have with all your fingers! Finger paint with thousands of colors and drop in playful stamps.
• Paint with multiple fingers, yea like in pre-school!
• Funny sounds paired with stamps are a blast!
• Doodle and stamp all over your own pictures.
• Lots of cool drawing tools: paintbrush, glitter, chalk, text, stencils, smudge and more!
• 44,000-color picker doesn’t get your fingers dirty.
• Share your doodles with your friends via email.

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Toontastic Jr.

Toontastic Jr.

Content Area: Great for digital story telling, and excellent intro to Toontastic Jr's big brother Toontastic. Have your student practice retelling a story with new characters, Students can pre write a short script then tell their own story. Work as a small group and create a silly story.
Cost: Free
Download: iPad App
Description: Let's make a story! From the creators of Toontastic (iTunes Hall of Fame, NY Times "Top 10 Apps"), Toontastic Jr. Pirates is a playful storytelling tool for swashbucklers and scallywags as young as 3 to create their own pirate cartoons. Pick a beginning, middle, and ending - then animate your story just like a puppet show, recording your voice while you move the characters onscreen!

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Telestory

Telestory

Content Area: Amazingly easy and fun, Use the built in scripts to tell a story, have students write their own scripts then record the scene. Students can retell a math problem and or a science experiment. The ideas are endless. Kids truly enjoy just making fun movies.
Cost: Free
Download: iPad App
Description: Record a music video, teleport to an alien planet, film a high-speed-chase, or perform on a reality TV show - TeleStory is a TV studio in your pocket.
Creating a TV show is as easy as...
1. Pick a theme, then mix and match over 30 animated scenes to film your own story
2. Craft a script using our playful TV tropes (or write your own)
3. Dress up in 50 different digital costumes with face tracking
4. Perform and record your own show with animated settings and special effects
5. Broadcast your by exporting it to the camera roll and then sharing your creation with family and friends around the world!

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Hello Crayon

Hello Crayon

Content Area: Great drawing and art creation app. Use this app to draw a picture for a story. Recreate a story such as the three little pigs with pictures the students draw. Have students create an All About Me drawing of their family. Pictures can be saved to the camera roll. In math have students create, explain, and demonstrate math solutions.
Cost: Free
Download: iPad App
Description: Hello crayon is an easy & fun drawing APP for children. It provides realistic crayons and marker pens.

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My Story

My Story

Content Area: Amazing story creating app. Create books on any topic, from a daily blog type book where kids enter a picture and tell a story for each day of the year. Using with science, have the student take pictures and record their voice explaining their project.
Cost: $4.99 (Worth the money, often goes free in the app store)
Download: iPad App
Description: My Story is a Parent's Choice Award Winner! My Story combines drawing, stickers, photos, voice, and text to promote literacy, language development, and creativity in ebook format. Share the book on the web, social networks, email, or directly to iBooks. Your child’s story, art, coloring, photos, ideas, and voice recordings are saved forever!
Other: Story Creator Free, Little Story Creator Free

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Geoboard

Geoboard

Content Area: Use in small groups of student and have them demonstrate shapes, build objects using shapes. Have students create something in geoboard take a screenshot then open it in their book making app or educreations app and have them explain their shape design.
Cost: Free
Download: iPad App
Description: Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.
This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use iPod Touches, iPhones, or iPads.