For a while, I have been looking at which apps that may benefit my students the very most. Here are several I think will be beneficial (in addition to GarageBand and iMovie, of course...)...
BrainPop Featured Movie:
I have been a fan of BrainPop for at least five years. Knowing they have an excellent app like this excites me. I am grateful the featured movies are free- and I hope they correlate from time to time with what I have taught so I can bring a small group of students aside to explore. Check out this app here.
Ansel and Clair's Adventures in Africa:
I love virtual vacations, and this is no exception! The interface is vibrant, sparking your adventurous spirit. Here is an entire blog post dedicated to this app.
My Bird World:
Kids test their knowledge to "win" up to 24 different kinds of exotic birds, place them in one of six habitats, and play four fun games to keep them well-nourished. You can learn about birds like the American avocet, hummingbird, and yellow warbler.
This $1.99 app is appropriate for ages 7-8+ and is WONDERFUL for reviewing number sense. It reviews concepts like number lines, fractions, percentages, pie graphs, and decimals, which are important for any 3rd-5th grade student to learn. There are wonderful encouraging sounds to keep kids engaged while they play this game as well.
Divide various shapes into equal parts. This colorful $1.99 app is great for all elementary-aged children, giving their brains a geometry-related workout!
The images below impress me in itself! Any app that practices longer multiplication and division is worthwhile, in my book.