Wednesday, February 6, 2019

50 Math Sites and Apps

Throughout the last few years I've compiled quite a few lists of my favorite sites/apps for a variety of subjects.  Mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own device) is making it easier for students to learn, especially in the subject of Math.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

50 Math Sites and Apps

  1. 4 Dice: Fraction Games - A great iOS app for learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.  This game meets Common Core Standards and has blue tooth capabilities to allow for two players across multiple devices.
  2. 5 Dice: Order of Operations Game - A neat iOS app for practicing "order of operations" where the answer is giving and students need to figure out the equation.  Some nice features include the email feature for teachers to track students ability as well as a nice interactive whiteboard to help figure out the problem.
  3. ABCYA - A wonderful site/apps (grades K-5) for Math, Reading, and more.
  4. AplusMath - A nice site for Math games, worksheets and flashcards.
  5. BuzzMath Middle School - A fantastic iPad app for Middle School students wanting to learn and practice their Math skills.  Some nice features is when a student gets an answer wrong BuzzMath shows them the correct answer and how to solve it.  Also, supports "differentiated instruction" as well as a website w/ a teacher portal for managing and tracking students.
  6. ClassPad - A new free online Math tool, that creates a digital scratch board to solve any math problem.
  7. Cookie - A great site w/ lots of educational games for Elementary schools including Math.
  8. DimensionU - One of my favorite sites/program for K-12 for developing Math skills in all areas.  This site uses cutting edge technology to reinforce Math skills in 3D games in safe competitive environments.
  9. DragonBox - A excellent multi-platform site for teaching students Algebra in a fun and unique way by starting out using pictures instead of numbers.
  10. Education Galaxy - An innovative online platform for grades K-6th, that helps students achieve success in any number of core subjects including Math.
  11. Fiete Math Climber - A nice iOS game to help students w/ basic Math skills such as: addition, subtraction, and more.
  12. Funbrain - One of the most popular educational gaming sites on the web.
  13. Grid Lines: Ordered Pair Game - Grid Lines is a very unique and challenging game which has students plot order pairs/points on a four quadrant grid.  This is great for upper El Ed and MS students and has blue tooth capability for multiplayer.
  14. iKnowIt - A rather new site that is quickly become of of my favorites for interactive Math problems grades K-5th.
  15. IXL - One of the most popular sites for Math for Grades K-8th as well as for learning Algebra and Geometry.  Not only does this site have an educational portal for student tracking and reporting but tons of lessons to choose from as well.
  16. Kidz Page - A nice site w/ lots of fun educational Math games.
  17. King of Math - A interesting iOS game for Middle School Math where students answer questions and puzzles to level up their character.
  18. King of Math Defense - A wonderful Math strategy game for basic Math skills grades K-8, that has students defending a castle against monsters.
  19. Learning Games for Kids - A great sites w/ lots of games for education.
  20. Lure of the Labyrinth - A site designed for Pre-Algebra students to go on an amazing adventure to rescue their lost pet and avoid monsters.  Not only does this app have a wide variety of lessons for MS students it also is aligned to state standards.
  21. Fuel the Brain - A nice site w/ lot of different educational Math games to choose from.
  22. Marble Math - Is a great iOS app that has students playing the old fashioned marble tilt puzzle game solving basic math problems (addition, subtraction, etc.) plus decimals and fractions.  A user can either tilt their iOS device to move the marble or use their finger to guide their marble to the desired spot.  Not only is this game highly addictive it gets rather challenging in the upper levels.
  23. Math A Tube - A great resource for Math students/teachers for all areas of Math.  A person can not only find videos and worksheets, but explanations of all sorts of Math concepts (ie, Geometry, decimals, fractions, etc.).
  24. Math and Sorcery - One of my favorite iOS game for learning basic Math skills playing an old school 8bit style RPG.
  25. Math Castle - A super-fun iOS game for basic Math skills that has players defend a castle from a dragon by answering equations.
  26. Math Champ - A very innovative iOS app that turns a student's iPad into a "buzzer" to answer questions before their classmate.  This does require a teacher to "host" the game as well as setup a class list.  Math Chimp supplies all the Common Core Standard questions from a wide variety of Math problems.
  27. Math Game Time - A terrific site for grades K-7th w/ lots of educational games, worksheets, and videos.
  28. Math is Fun - A cool site for all things Math grades K-12 that has more then just equations to solve.
  29. Math Leaper - A fun iOS game w/ detailed reporting that has students jumping higher and higher while solving basic Math skills (grades PreK-8).
  30. Math Minute Madness - A wonderful iOS app that focuses on basic Math skills and has students trying to solve as many questions in a minute to earn stars so they can add animals to their virtual zoo.
  31. Math Playground - A great site for finding Math resources such as: word problems, games, worksheets, flashcards, and more.
  32. Math Rescue - A fun iOS game that has students learning concepts of rounding and estimations while putting fires.
  33. Math Run: Panda Chase - A nice iOS game for learning basic Math skills grades K-5 following the popular "running" mobile platform style.
  34. MathEdge - A excellent iOS app for young learners working on their addition and subtraction skills through the use of flashcards.
  35. Milestone Math - An interesting iOS app that uses self paced learning to help students w/ their Math skills.
  36. Money Math Duel - A fun iOS game for helping students w/ Math and learning how to make change.
  37. Mystery Math Town - This is one of my favorite and unique iOS apps for building Math skills.  Ideally this adventure is for kids 6-12 and focuses on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Students enter a town and try unlock levels and characters by not only solving equations but finding the variables to solve the given equation as well.  This game is highly addictive and has very high replay value.
  38. Numbers League - A fantastic iPad app for students 5 on up that uses basic Math skills to defeat a legion of evil super heroes.  This interactive comic style game focuses on Common Core Standards and can be used by students of all ages as it gets harder and harder.
  39. Operation Math - This is a very fun iPad app that focuses on the basic skills of Math while trying to stop an evil villain from stealing numbers by solving equations and locking his escape route.  OM is a great game for kids 5-12 w/ high replay value that takes them to lots of geographical locations.
  40. Ordered Fractions - A fun iOS game that uses dice to roll random numbers and then have students put them in boxes to create fractions.  Students then have to compare these fractions to put into ascending order.
  41. Play Kid Games - A very nice site w/ lots of fun and engaging Math games.
  42. Polyup - A new free site that uses Game Based Learning to help students w/ Math in grades 3rd-12th.
  43. Prodigy - A excellent innovative Math game for grades K-8 w/ real-time reporting.
  44. PurposeGames - A nice little site for educational games on a wide variety of subjects where teachers can create their own games too.
  45. RoomRecess - A wonderful site for elementary students to learn basic Math concept through a wide variety of educational games.
  46. Sakura Quick Math - Is an ideal iOS app for grades 1st - 5th that focuses on all basic Math skills. Not only does Sakura track students progress it allows for users to write the answer directly on the iOS screen.
  47. Skip Math: Skip Counting Games - A fun iOS app similar to Doodle Jump where students jump from platform to platform to count by numbers (i.e., 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.).  Another neat feature is the ability to take a picture of yourself and put it on the game character.
  48. Sushi Monster - A nice iOS app for practicing addition and multiplication facts.
  49. YodelOh Math Mountain - A super-fun iOS app that focuses on the basic skills of Math such as: addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division.  This game is a hoot and reminds me a lot of the Price is Right game where the mountain climber tries to reach the top of the mountain before time runs out.
  50. Zap Zap Math - A excellent site for Math grades K-6, w/ educational portal for student tracking and generating detailed reports.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Storyboard That Gif Update

Storyboard That the world's leading storyboard creator that educators everywhere are using for: project based learning, timelines, graphic organizers, digital storytelling, and more, just released a neat little feature that allows storyboards to be turned into animated gifs.  Gifs are a great way to take your "digital" story to the next level by creating a short animation that can be used in any number of ways (i.e. show a math concept, recreate a historical event, etc.).

I highly recommend checking out how to turn a Storyboard into a animated Gif by clicking here!!!

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Help Teaching

Help Teaching is an excellent site for educators, parents, and others looking for educational resources such as quiz/test creators, online assessments, or worksheets/printables.  These printables are for K-12 and cover a wide range of subjects.  Also, there is a test/virtual room where students can take online assessment and get results in real time.

I highly recommend checking out Help Teaching by clicking here!!!

For my Printerest Board on Educational Resources click here.

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ShowMe

ShowMe is an excellent free mobile (iOS, Android, Chromebook) app for creating beautiful looking screencasts, or "flipping" a lesson/classroom.  ShowMe provides an interactive whiteboard to allow educators or students to create lessons, presentations, etc. while recording and narrating their own voiceover.  Best of all, a finished product can then be shared online in ShowMe's educational community where other users can find, share, or embed, other screencasts.

Below is a brief video...



I highly recommend checking out ShowMe by clicking here!!!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Book Creator

Book Creator is a fantastic (iOS/Chrome) app that educators are everywhere to create and share eBooks.  This is done using a very user-friendly interface that makes it easy to creating stunning presentations, digital stories w/ the ability to record audio, projects, and more.  Teachers are using Book Creator for project based learning, digital storytelling, and much much more.  Book Creator can be used to teach any subject or grade level and can be published online, downloaded as an eBook, or
even printed.

Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out Book Creator by clicking here!!!

For a detailed review on how to use Book Creator for digital storytelling check out Monica Burn's excellent blog.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Education Galaxy

Education Galaxy is an innovative online platform for helping students grades K-6 achieve mastery/success in their subjects.  This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more.  Also, Education Galaxy makes it easy to assess student's performance and differentiate instruction through their online portal.  Students can even use Education Galaxy for "self paced learning" as any question that is answered wrong a detailed explantation is given to help reinforce learning.  Finally, there is an adaptive learning program called Liftoff that helps struggling students improve in their "difficult" areas and promote confidence.

Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out Education Galaxy by clicking here!!!

Buncee

Buncee is the fantastic all-in-one tool that schools have been using for a number of years in a wide variety of ways such as: digital storytelling, as an assessment tool, differentiating instruction, flipping a lesson, project based learning, and much much more.  Also, Buncee has lots of educational resources, templates, lesson plans, and more to help teachers integrate Buncee into any curriculum.  Best of all, the educational portal allows educators to track and monitor student progress,
create/assess assignments, and much much more.

Buncee 3.0 Features include:
  • Canvas Sizing - Now there are lots of more options for users to customize their canvas then just the standard 16:9 rectangle.  Users can now choose from other sizes such as: banner, letter, square, business card, or even custom, to offer endless possibilities of creativity.
  • New Media Options - Standard media options such as: videos, audio, graphics, and more, have been taken to the next level to give student's the most options to express them creatively.  New Media Options include: emojis (ideal for Social-Emotional Learning), take photos, and shape tools to make it easier to add them w/out having to search through existing clip-art.
  • New and Enhanced Creation Tools - These tools will give users the ultimate experience to share and create stories in a new and exciting ways.  Some new features include: enhanced drawing (i.e. the ability to draw over layers, etc.), enhanced text editing to give users more control over their text and customize it, opacity (to make a item solid or transparent), zoom in/out, hide and show panels, undo and redo buttons, and much more.
  • Buncee Boards - This features allows users to share, collaborate, and provide feedback never seen before in Buncee.  Students can now comment and provide feedback on their peers work by adding comments or Buncee emoticons.  Also, users can share Buncee's via a unique URL and set permissions on who can view/edit their work.
Below is a brief demo...



Be sure to check out the highly esteemed educator Stacey Roshan to read her detailed review on Buncee 3.0.

I highly recommend checking out Buncee by clicking here!!!

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