I have had a few requests for good Spanish apps. I haven’t found any I LOVE, but I did find something in iTunes U. For those of you who took the last inservice, you know I professed a love for Boyne City Schools. They have issued iPads to EVERY student, so they have tons of units in iTunes U that students can complete on the iPads. And lo and behold…they have a 5th grade Spanish unit (but I think it would work for 3-5)!! It has some great videos, and ideas for activities to do on the iPads. If you want to take a look on your teacher iPad, first download the iTunes U app. Then search the catalog for Boyne City Schools. The unit is called 5th Grade SPN Resources. Check out the other units while you’re there!
And, because of that unit, I found a new app that I love! It’s called FaceTalker! It’s free, and could be used in any subject (or grade level). I don’t like a couple of the available themes, but they aren’t too too bad, and I won’t download them on student iPads. The idea is that you take a picture (with the camera or one you already have–think famous American), and then make the picture talk. (It reminds me of a modern version of Blabberize).
Here the links to all these things (use your iPad to click on them):
I’d love some suggestions for good, kid friendly apps for Spanish that are free. If you know of any, please let me know!