“I have yet to see anything in education that generates excitement and motivates students the way tablets do,” says the third-grade teacher from Leonard Elementary School in Troy, Michigan. Connell points to e-reading apps like Storia that not only engage students but also level the playing field for struggling readers. “Differentiation has become easier with apps because so many of them have built-in levels of complexity.”
By many accounts, some of the most powerful education apps are used for teaching reading and supporting differentiation for students with disabilities. But their capabilities are endless. Developers have created easy-to-use programs that serve as learning platforms for students and as organization tools for teachers. Here are 50 fabulous apps that are helping to change the face of education.
Tales2Go is an audiobook app that provides access to more than 2,000 titles. “Its wide selection of audiobooks, both classic and popular, has made listening to reading fun and engaging,” says Dawn French, library and media specialist at Edinbrook Elementary School in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. iOS. $99.99 annual subscription.
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