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Apps for learning

There are a variety of apps for learning available for students here are some we've found to be good.

Maths Apps K - 6

Matific develops mathematical excellence and problem-solving skills through playful interaction. This is the app version of the online program that you may already be using as part of your maths program. Ask your teacher for pu username and password. 

Spelling apps

Endless alphabet

Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABCs and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate'.

Endless reader

As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Recognizing sight words is advantageous for beginning readers because many of these words have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonics knowledge, and often cannot be represented using pictures.

Spell mania

A novel way to practice spelling words. Search for words in the grid then swipe over the letter tiles to spell as many words as you can. There are also timed game and dictionary features. To download the app please visit the website.