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BPS Foundational and Essential Apps

As we begin to use iPads more at the elementary level, many are wondering what apps are we using with students. In Burlington, we’ve created a list of Foundational and Essential Apps.

The Foundational Apps are apps that work well across all content areas and grade levels, involve student- and teacher-created content,  address the Common Core, and present unique collaboration and assessment opportunities.

The Foundational Apps are:

More information on the Foundational Apps can be found here.

The Elementary Essential Apps are a longer list. Some of these apps are a little more content-specific. These apps also allow teachers to address the Common Core and present unique learning opportunities.

Elementary Essential Apps:

  • 30hands Learning
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Ask3
  • BrainPop
  • BrainPop Jr.
  • Britannica Encyclopedia
  • Catalist Digital
  • Chalkboard
  • DestinyQuest
  • Digital Passport for Kids
  • Evernote
  • Follett Digital Reader
  • Garageband
  • Genius Scan
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • iBooks
  • iMotion HD
  • Kidblog
  • Kindle
  • Lexia Reading
  • MoveNote
  • Nook
  • Popplet Lite
  • Qrafter
  • Quick Voice
  • Raz Kids
  • Skitch
  • SpellingCity
  • ST Math
  • Subtext
  • Symphony Math
  • Toontastic
  • Voice Dream Reader Lite
  • VoiceThread
  • Whiteboard Word Mover

More information on the BPS Elementary Essential Apps can be found here.

Throughout the year, the Francis Wyman Technology Team will post about these apps, what they can do,  and how they are being used  to support instruction.