Apps, apps apps. We get a lot of questions about apps! A lot of those questions are around getting a very specific app for a very specific part of the curriculum, but there is a better way – think about creativity first and content second. Follow our simple guide below to get the best apps for the Primary Curriculum:
Step 1 – Get the core apps
These ‘core apps’ are the must haves for every single iPad – the cover productivity, creativity and workflow. So, these are entirely cross curriculum and can be built into all aspects and areas of teaching. They are also the apps that we use in all of our sessions – so if you are training with us, you’ll need them all.
Step 2 – Get some specific apps
These ‘drill and practice’ apps are great for re-enforcement, practice, extension activities and lots in between. Check out our Numeracy, Literacy , Programming and SpLD lists by clicking the links below
Step 3 – Build them in
Download our simple example topic grid – we’ve listed one topic, Primary 1 – 7 , and given you some ideas as to how some of the above apps can be used in class.
Step 4 – Explore the app store
We’ve listed a few great apps below – new apps come out all the time that are great – keep an eye on our twitter feed and app of the month section – or sign up to our tips and tricks menu.
But remember the best source of apps and lesson ideas – your colleagues. Sharing good practice with fellow teachers is always the best source of information. If you are stuck – drop us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, check out our Wonderful apps list for some fantastic topic related apps