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Edmodo Top 10 Free Educational Apps

Posted by Anna Sandler

Jan 13, 2014 8:00:00 AM

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Edmodo, as a free social learning platform for teachers to share content and manage student learning, offers over 500 educational apps.  

Each one of those educational apps was designed to include one or more of the following:

  • Get students excited about learning in a familiar environment;
  • For teachers - to continue classroom discussions online;
  • Introduce polls to check for student understanding;
  • Award badges to individual students based on performance or behavior;
  • Connect teachers to their students, administrators, parents, and publishers
  • Connect teachers to other teachers;
  • Track students progress;
  • Get the pulse of their classrooms through student reactions to quizzes, assignments, and discussion posts that capture understanding, confusion, or frustration.
  • Personalize learning for every student;
  • Help teachers to amplify their lesson plans;

The top 10 free educational apps of Edmodo 2013 are fully described below.

 

1. 100+ Projects & Lessons by NextLesson, Inc.

nextLessonEdmodoApp

About the app:

Price: FREE

Player Mode: Single, Multi, Simultaneous

Subjects: Math, Science, Language Arts

User Access: Teacher, Student, Parent

Grade: All

 

Description:

NextLesson has a deep belief in the power of learning through projects and meaningful lessons, and an understanding of the challenges ahead for students and teachers as they work with the new Common Core standards.

Projects and lessons found on NextLesson have been classroom tested and include all resources - video, worksheets, websites, references to apps where appropriate - including a comprehensive teacher guide. Access these resources from any device, anywhere, forever.

NextLesson's Common Core aligned projects and lessons integrate seamlessly with a simple collaboration & task management tool for students.

 

About the company:

Prepare your Students for the Real World with NextLesson. Discover Free Multidisciplinary, Common Core aligned Project based ( PBL ) and Problem based ( PrBL ) Lessons in Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies with an integrated Task Management Tool for students. High quality, Classroom tested Projects and Lessons developed by Teachers that prepares students for the real world.

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2. Class Charts by Edukey Education Ltd

ClassChartsEdmodoApp

 

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Subjects: Professional Development, Computer Technology, Classroom Tools

User Access: Teacher

Grade: All

 

Decription:

Seating charts are an essential part of any good teacher’s tool kit. They help organise students into appropriate learning groups and minimise behaviour issues – the class teacher asserts their authority before the lesson even begins. We take seating charts a step further. You can optionally include & display key data (eg SEN, reading spelling & ages) about each pupil which is used to intelligently position pupils in the classroom to maximise learning.

The seating plans you create in Class Charts are also a behaviour management tool which you can use collaboratively with colleagues to track and analyse student behaviour & attendance over time.

 

About the company:

Edukey was founded by a teacher with 16 years in the classroom so all of our products have been built with experience from the ground level. Education & learning is at the centre of everything we do and we strive to develop innovative software which meets the needs of teachers, students & schools. We like to think we make great software for the education sector.

 

 

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3. Apps For Common Core by  Flatter World

AppsForCommonCoreEdmodoApp

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Subjects: Math, Language Arts

User Access: Teacher

Grade: All

 

Description:

Overwhelmed by all the Common Core Standards? Apps For Common Core gives you quick access to all Common Core Standards by grade level while saving you time by suggesting apps that solve those standards! Teachers and parents will no longer have to search for apps that help their children learn a particular standard.

Some key features include:

* Access to all K-12 Common Core Standards

* View apps recommended by teachers that solve core standards

* Exclusive teacher access

 

About the company:

In 2010 we set out on a mission to help teachers in their classrooms. We create apps to make teacher's jobs easier while staying organized. We are designers and developers by trade and share a passion for educational technology in the classroom. We work with teachers and curriculum experts to design learning experiences that are both fun and engaging.

 

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4. Common Core Math & ELA by MobyMax

MathAndElaCurriculumEdmodoApp

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Player Mode: Single, Multi, Simultaneous

Subjects: Math, Language Arts

User Access: Teacher, Student

Grade: All

 

Description:

MobyMax is a FREE, complete curriculum for K-8 Math and Reading that includes progress monitoring, systematic review, IEP, and reporting on common core standards. MobyMax finds and fixes missing skills, resulting in an average of 1.5 grade levels of growth after just 40 hours of use.

MobyMax’s K-8 curriculum includes Math, Fact Master, and Vocabulary and will soon include Language, Reading, Writing, and Science as well. MobyMax also offers classroom tools such as Messenger, Vibes, Clicker, The Wall, Contests, Games, Badges, Goals, Certificates, Parent Portal, Printable Worksheets, and free training!

MobyMax is for all students. Moby's adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student, allowing gifted students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial students get the extra instruction they need. You've never experienced differentiation like this in the classroom.

 

About the company:

MobyMax is a free, complete curriculum for K-8 Math and Reading including monitoring, Messenger, Vibes, Contests, Games, and more.

 

5. Common Core Standards by MasteryConnect

CommonCoreStandardsEdmodoApp

 

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Subject: Classroom Tools

Player Mode: Single

Grade: All

User Access: Teacher, Student, Parent

 

Description:

View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. The Common Core app on Edmodo is a paid app. You can also get the MasteryConnect Common Core app for free through the app store on your iOS or Android device. The Common Core app widget for the browser is also available for free in our learning community at masteryconnect.com.

 

About the company:

 MasteryConnect allows teachers to easily track mastery of Common Core & state standards, share & discover common formative assessments, & collaborate!

 

 

6. Blendspace by Blendspace

 

 BlendspaceEdmodoApp

 

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Subject: Classroom Tools

Player Mode: Single, Multi

Grade: All

User Access: Teacher, Student

 

Description:

With Blendspace, teachers can easily create and deliver lessons that adapt to students needs through easily drag-and-dropping internet resources, built-in assessments and lesson tacking. These lessons can then be shared and updated throughout the school year.

Hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across the world are using Blendspace to: 1) flip their classroom, 2) project-based learning and 3) differentiate their instruction.

 

About the company:

With Blendspace, teachers can easily create and deliver lessons that adapt to students needs through easily drag-and-dropping internet resources, built-in assessments and lesson tacking. These lessons can then be shared and updated throughout the school year. 

 

 

7. Subtext by Subtext

SubtextEdmodoApp

 

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Subjects: Science, Language Arts, Social Studies

Grade: All

User Access: Teacher, Student, Parent

 

Description:

Engage a class in a collaborative discussion around any digital text, including ebooks, articles and PDFs. Use Subtext to build background knowledge, check for understanding or scaffold a more challenging text. No matter if you have one cart of iPads or a full 1:1 classroom, Subtext supports close reading and critical analysis across the curriculum. Web reader coming soon!

SUPPORTS THE COMMON CORE

Subtext naturally aligns with the close reading, critical analysis and writing skills that are emphasized by the new standards. In the iPad app, students can tag key concepts, write blog posts, or participate in polls. In the Edmodo app, students can reply to your prompts and discussions on the computer/Web.

STEPS

1: Install Subtext on Edmodo in a group

2: Log into Subtext on iPad with your Edmodo username

3: Share passages and notes with your group on Edmodo.

4: Your class replies in the iPad or Edmodo app.

 

About the company:

Engage a class in a collaborative discussion around any digital text, including ebooks, articles and PDFs. Use Subtext to build background knowledge, check for understanding or scaffold a more challenging text. No matter if you have one cart of iPads or a full 1:1 classroom, Subtext supports close reading and critical analysis across the curriculum. Web reader coming soon!

 

8. 10monkeys.com Math by 10monkeys.com Ltd

10MonkeysEdmodoApp

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Subjects: Math, Special Education, Classroom Tools

Player Mode: Single

Grade: Elementary

User Access: Teacher, Student, Parent

 

Description:

10monkeys.com is an exciting and fun teaching and learning tool for elementary schools and homes. It suits children aged 6-10 and is used for teaching and practicing math. It is an easy to use online service accessed with browsers on various devices including the PC, Mac, iPad, and interactive whiteboards. Its academically designed content has received acclaim among users and teachers especially appreciate its child friendly content and flexibility.

 

About the company:

10monkeys.com is a web-based math learning environment for children aged 6-10. We offer over 200 different math challenges in a safe and fun environment. 10monkeys.com works on desktop computers, laptops and iPad. All major browsers are supported.

Prekindergarten - 3rd

 

9. Common Core Mastery by ScootPadCommonCoreMasteryEdmodoApp

About the app: 

Price: FREE

Subjects: Math, Language Arts

Player Mode: Single, Multi, Simultaneous

Grade: Elementary

User Access: Teacher, Student, Parent

 

Description:

ScootPad is a comprehensive & adaptive online learning platform for Elementary Grades (K-5). ScootPad enables practice, mastery & assessment of Common Core Standards in Math, ELA/Reading, Spelling/Vocabulary and Writing. Teachers can differentiate and fully customize the learning experience while students can continue to learn from anywhere and anytime!

With ScootPad teachers get unlimited Common Core Formative Assessments in Math & ELA/Reading, eBooks (GRL & Lexile aligned) and Behavior Management.

Students love ScootPad! Teachers get real-time insights that enable them to measure progress & assess proficiency by standards.

"My kids are so excited to work on their assignments on Scootpad! In just two days, we made it to number three on the Top 50 leaderboard. This has motivated them even more. I love that I can designate assignments!"- Ms. Gayle Valdez

 

About the company:

Online practice platform where students practice & master common core standards. Teachers & Parents gain in-depth progress & proficiency insights. Kids solve 5x more problems than worksheets!

 

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On the same note - you can click below and get a free lesson plan idea - how to teach quadratic equations! 

 

Topics: EdTech, Education, Student Engagement

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