Over the past week I have been working with our district technology specialist to test out and review a few apps for our dual language classrooms. I thought I would share some of my favorites I have run across with some of you (and if you have any you love as well...I'd love to hear about them and add them to my list!)
So without further ado here are some...
Fonts/Graphics: Rowdy in Room 300, The Enlightened Elephant, Erin Bradley, Anita Goodwin
1) Spanish Word Wizard
I am seriously in LOVE with this app.
I have found a variety of apps for English spelling that enable you to put in specific spelling lists for your students, but never anything in Spanish...until now! Not only that but the app already has a variety of themed and high frequency word lists in place for your students to practice from. It also includes the "Moveable Alphabet" component which enables your students to play around with letters to listen to their sounds and form syllables, words, etc. There is also a Spanish speaking voice that reads along with each letter, syllable, or word that they put together to reinforce skills each step of the way!
Here is a short video of the app in action!
The cost is $2.99, but in my opinion it is well worth it!
2) My First Book of Spanish Alphabets by Ilmasoft
This free app is great for the primary classroom. It includes all of the letters of the Spanish alphabet (upper and lower case) and as the students scroll over them they are read to them. They can also select the "Cante conmigo" button and sing along to the alphabet song.
Furthermore, the students can look at examples of words that begin with each of the letters, these words are read and they even hear a corresponding sound that is affiliated with the word!
3) Word Breaker- Spanish
This app is a good one for intermediate grade students. It gives your students a beginning letter and they they have 7 attempts to determine the 5 letter word that begins with that letter. It will highlight which letters are correctly placed in purple as well as which letters are part of the word but not yet correctly placed in green. Furthermore, it will indicate to the students words that do not actually exist by graying them out. It also gives the students 1 hint letter if needed! It costs $1.99.
4) Paso a Paso
This is another great primary literacy app. It includes a variety of different activities to reinforce letter sounds and syllables.
For instance, in this activity screen, the students must select the picture which begins with the letter U and drag it to the hat.
In this second activity screen, the students must count and select the number of syllables in the word.
There are a variety of other similar activities included as well! You can get the lite version of this app for free, but the full version (which I would recommend) costs $2.99.
5) Kindergarten Addition/Subtraction
These two math apps are great because they enable you to change the language in which the directions are given into Spanish. You also have the ability to set them up by student so that you can create individual settings if desired as well as usernames for each kiddo!
Here is what the setting screen looks like:
You can also get a lite version of this app for free or the full app (either the addition of subtraction) both cost $0.99 each.
Hope you find this list useful! As I continue to find more (which I hope I do) I will try my best to share them with you all, and as I said if you have some faves, please send them my way! Sharing is caring ;)!