I have been presenting at many technology conferences in the past 3 years and I have found that these are the best apps that I have found effective in my classroom with my firsties. They might not work for all students but I wanted to share what I have compiled. I am attaching my sheet of apps and you are more than welcome to share these with other teachers as well!
I hope that you have a wonderful school year, mine has just begun. I am exhausted (I'm not going to lie) but I am already loving my new class.
Another Sunday Office Depot haul.. All of this for $8.00!!!
First of all, make sure that you have a Teacher Star reward card from Office depot. You have to spend $5.00 minimum but it is so worth going. Every teacher loves Ticonderoga pencils. I grade with markers so the Crayola markers were a big deal. They were .25 and some of the other items were .01. The pencils and the reinforced looseleaf paper were $1.00 but it was still a great deal!
If you have been following me on social media, especially Periscope, I have posted lots of videos of the activities that the students have done over this past week. My first tech camp is complete. I was worried with the 5th and 6th graders because I usually teacher first graders but I have to say that I enjoyed them so much! We had an excellent group and they even taught me things about coding. We have some talented students in our district. Students have already made their own games. I can't say enough about how much fun I had this past week...I'm exhausted but I had fun lol I can't wait until next summer!
Student is using a program to code: www.made with code.com
Student using www.tinkercad.com to design their 3D printing project.
The two above pics are of our tech campers trying to figure out Breakoutedu.
You can also use the online version www.breakoutedu.com/digital.