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Top 10 Back to School Apps for Engaging Elementary School Students

Here is a list of some of the top recommended back to school educational apps for elementary school students. These apps are focused on providing your students with a foundation and support for academic success.

Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free

Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It's fun, easy, and scientifically proven.

Super Duper StoryMaker - Mobile App

StoryMaker iPad app lets you and your children create picture and photo stories to help practice skills like reading, sequencing, vocabulary and sentence building, following directions, grammar, storytelling and retelling, interacting with others, and more. Choose from over 900 people, places, and items to add to your stories, plus use your own photos and record your own audio! With Super Duper StoryMaker, you can create all the picture and photo stories you want and tell them over and over — plus, make your own photo albums, special occasion cards, comic books, etc. Educators and parents will love StoryMaker because it helps children practice learning skills like reading, sequencing, vocabulary and sentence building, following directions, grammar, storytelling and retelling, interacting with others, and more.

StoryLines Comix

Get on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

NaturalReader Text to Speech

Get on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

ScreenChomp

ScreenChomp is a great way have your students use the iPad to analyze and annotate over pictures or use it as a whiteboard. You can record the work done within the app and have it save automatically to the internet.

Drawp for School - collaboration made easy

An iPad app to create and share beautiful drawings with the people you love.

Book Creator - create and publish ebooks to the iBooks Store or Google Play Store

Free app on iTunes. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and more.

ChatterPix Kids - by Duck Duck Moose

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! AGES: 6-12.

bookabi | Apps that Unleash Creativity

The beauty of bookabi is that everything children need to tell their stories are already there – no drawing skills needed. bookabi has a collection of 2D and 3D characters, fanciful backgrounds and fun stickers and objects that you can place, resize and rotate with the swipe of a finger. Children can add speech bubbles, text, and even design the cover. You can also use your own photos as elements of the story or backgrounds (wait 'til you see how your living room looks with a spaceship in it!). Using bookabi’s fun and colourful characters, backgrounds and stickers, it’s easy for kids of almost any age to bring the worlds and fantasies from their imaginations to life.

BrainPOP Jr. - K-3 Educational Movies, Quizzes, Lessons, and More!

Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids. Exceptional resource for teachers and homeschools.

Kahoot! | Game-based digital learning platform

Kahoot! is one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands. Our free game-based platform unlocks the magic of learning for teachers, students and beyond.

  • Artist, Educator, Innovator Lawrence Tawneven Lemon has an extensive background in performing arts which has afforded him a number of awards and life commemorative achievements, including special recognition given by the Governor of Ohio for outstanding accomplishments in the area of Fine Arts.

    Lawrence also has a passion for education and is a continuing student of the arts, technology, and arts integration. With his education and experience Mr. Lemon has served as Director of Arts/Arts Integration at several schools, programs, and educational institutions; and is currently Director of Arts and Expressions for Clarity Creative Institute and serves on The Visionary Leaders Institutes: TECH21 Team.

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