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Running head: APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 1

1.ELA Reading App


Subject Area: English Language Arts: Reading
App Title: Raz-Kids
App Price: Free to Students Paid K-3 $109.95 per classroom for a one year
license.
Languages: English

Rationale: Raz-Kids is an online reading resource kids use to practice reading and improve
literacy skills. Students have access to a huge library of interactive e-books offered at 29
different levels of difficulty. Student access their e-books in an interactive, kid friendly
environment where they listen to the content while viewing highlighted words and phrases.
There are interactive features that promote close reading and critical thinking. Each book comes
with annotation tools, a word journal, and vocabulary cards. There are corresponding quizzes to
check for comprehension. As they complete the quizzes, they move on new reading levels.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students


1a. Empowered Learner. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies
leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to
improve learning outcomes.
ISTE Standards for Educators
6a. Facilitator. Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals
and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K5 [RF]
Grade: 1
Topic: Print Concepts
Item number and statement: 1. Demonstrate understanding of the
organization and basic features of print. A) Recognize the distinguishing
features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

Ontario Curriculum Expectations


Standard Strand: Reading Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Reading for Meaning
Item number and statement: 1.3. Comprehension Strategies identify a
few reading comprehension strategies and use them before, during, and after
reading to understand texts, initally with support and direction
APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 2

2. ELA Writing App


Subject Area: English Language Arts: Writing
App Title: Write About This
App Price: $2.99-3.99
Languages: English
https://www.commonsense.org/education/app/write-about-this

Rationale: This app provides students with images to serve as writing prompts. Each picture has
three prompt levels to challenge every learner from early to advanced writers. The prompts
encourage critical thinking, creativity and description. Write About This is a great app that
provides students with engaging prompts that gets them to incorporate digital tools to produce
writing, which is part of the Ontario curriculum and meets NYS Common Core Learning
Standards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students


6b. Creative Communicator. Create original works or reponsibly repuprose or
remix digital resources into new creations.
ISTE Standards for Educators
6d. Facilitator. Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate
ideas, knowledge or connections.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Writing Standard K-5
Grade: 1
Topic: Text Types and Purposes
Item number and statement: 1. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the
topic or name the book they are writng about, state an opinion, supply a reason for
the opinion, and privde some sense of closure.
Ontario Curriculum Expectations
Standard Strand: Writing Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Using Knowledge of Form and Style in Writing
Item number and statement: 2.4 Sentence Fluency write simple by
complete sentences that make sense

Teresa Crawford
APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 3

3. ENL/ELL App
Subject Area: English New Learner/English Language Learner
App Title: English LaunchPad
App Price: $4.99
Languages: English

Rationale: The English LaunchPad is an app especially designed for English learners and
teachers. This app offers a complete package that is full of useful information to help boost your
English learning experience. The common features of the English LaunchPad app include
practice exercises, lesson plans, grammar structures, whiteboard, quiz generator, student
tracking, student roaster, translator and flash cards.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students


7a. Global Collaborator. Use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of
backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual
understanding and learning.
ISTE Standards for Educators
5a. Designer. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences
that foster independent learning and accomodate learner differences and needs.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Language Standards K5 [L]
Grade: 1
Topic: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Item number and statement: 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of
unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading
and content, choosing flexibly from and array of strategies.
a. Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

Ontario Curriculum Expectations


Standard Strand: Oral Communication
Grade: 1
Topic: Listening to Understand
Item number and statement:1.1 Purpose identify purposes for listening in
a few different situations, formal and informal

Teresa Crawford
APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 4

4. Students with Disabilities


Subject Area: Special Education - Emotions
App Title: ABA Flash Cards & Games- Emotions
App Price: $0.99
Languages: English Czech, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Rationale: Identifying, understanding and responding to emotions are very important skills for
children to develop. These skills help us to develop relationships with others. This app teaches
students how to recognize emotions. Identifying, understanding, and responding appropriately to
emotions is a very important skill for every child. This application highlights over 100 emotions
via flash cards and interactive games. You can customize the flash cards with your own voice as
well as add your own. It benefits all students regardless of abilities.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students


6d. Technology Operations & Concepts: Transfer current knowledge to learning
new technologies

ISTE Standards for Educators


5a. Designer. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences
that foster independent learning and accomodate learner differences and needs.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Reading Standards for Foundational Skills (Phonics) K5 [RF]
Grade: 1
Topic: Print Concepts
Item number and statement: 1. Demonstrate understanding of the
organization and basic features of print. A) Recognize the distinguishing
features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

Ontario Curriculum Expectations


Standard Strand: Reading Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Reading for Meaning
Item number and statement:1.1 Variety of Texts Read a few different
types of literary texts, graphic texts, and informational texts.

Teresa Crawford
APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 5

5. Science
Subject Area: Science
App Title: National Geographic Kids
App Price: Free
Languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Czech, and Dutch

Rationale: This app is designed for kids aged 6 and up. Uses visual cues and interactivity to
teach students of varying reading levels about topics such as wildlife, science and technology,
different cultures around the world and much more. For non-readers, there is a pan feature that
allows students to scroll down to learn more. This app covers many topics that can be embedded
in the Ontario Science curriculum and is aligned with NYS Common Core Learning Standards
for Science.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students


6a. Creative Communicator. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for
meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
ISTE Standards for Educators
5a. Designer. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences
that foster independent learning and accomodate learner differences and needs.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Standard 4: The Living Environment
Grade: 1
Key Idea: 1. Living things ar both simiar to and different from each other and
from nonliving things.
Performance Indicator: 1.1. Describe the characteristics of and variations
between living and nonliving things.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations


Standard Strand: Science Understanding Life Systems
Grade: 1
Topic: Developing Investigation and Communication Skills
Item number and statement: 2.2 Investigate and compare the basic needs
of human and other living things, including the need for water, air, food,
warmth, and space using a variety of methods and resources

Teresa Crawford
APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 6

6. Math APP
Subject Area: Mathematics
App Title: Front Row
App Price: Free
Languages: English

Rationale: This app provides students with individualized math practice that is aligned with the
NYS Common Core Math Standards as well as the Ontario Math Curriculum. Front Row keeps
track of a students progress so teachers can monitor where each student is. For struggling
readers, there is a read aloud function. This app supports the 4 Cs, Communication,
Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity, for 21st Century learning and is easy for teachers
to implement within their classrooms.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students


1a. Empowered Learner. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop
strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process
itself to improve learning outcomes.
ISTE Standards for Educators
7b. Global Collaborator. Use technology to design and implement a variety
of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide
timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Number And Operations In Base Ten
Grade: 1
Cluster Heading: Understand Place Value
Standard number and statement: 1.NBT.2 Understand that the two digits of
a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations


Standard Strand: Number Sense and Numeration Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Counting
Overall Expecation: Read, represent, compare, and order whole numbers to
50, and use concrete matereals to investigate fractions and money amounts
Specific Expectation: demonstrate using concrete materials, the concept of
one-to-one correspondence between number and objects when counting

Teresa Crawford
APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 7

7. Teachers Choice
Subject Area: English Language Arts: Reading and Mathematics
App Title: Brainzy
App Price: Free, Free to Try, Paid
Languages: English

Rationale: Brainzy is an interactive platform that gives kids practice with pre-K, K, and 1st
grade math and reading skills ranging from letters and numbers to sight words and place value.
Each subtopic offers a collection of games, songs, videos, and read-along storybooks. Once kids
finish an activity set, they can try another or play again to improve their performance. Brainzy is
an engaging way to introduce kids to math and English, because while they play, they're learning
key concepts that are in line with the Ontario curriculum and meets NYS Common Core
Learning Standards.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students
1c. Empowered Learner. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and
improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
ISTE Standards for Educators
5c. Designer. Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative
digital learning environments that engage and support learning

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Number & Operations in Base Ten
Topic: Extend the counting sequence.
Item number and statement: 1.NBT.1 Count to 120, starting at any number
less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number
of objects with a written numeral.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations


Standard Strand: Number Sense and Numeration Mathematics
Grade: 1
Topic: Counting
Overall Expecation: Read, represent, compare, and order whole numbers to
50, and use concrete materials to investigate fractions and money amounts
Specific Expectation: demonstrate using concrete materials, the concept
of one-to-one correspondence

Teresa Crawford
APP REVIEW ASSIGNMENT 8

8. Teachers Choice
Subject Area: English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
App Title: PBS Kids
App Price: Free
Languages: English

Rationale: The PBS Kids App offers More than 230 games touch on topics like math, science,
and even engineering and media literacy. Some games are rich with learning content and some
are more for fun, but all boast typical PBS high-quality design and learning approach. The app
also teaches student ethics pertaining to social media (digital citizenship) and how to treat other
in life situations.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students


1c. Empowered Learner. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and
improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
ISTE Standards for Educators
6b. Facilitator. Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in
digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards


Standard Strand: Geometry
Grade: 1
Topic: Reason with Shapes And Their Attiributes
Item number and statement: 1.G.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes
(rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or
three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular
cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose
new shapes from the composite shape.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations


Standard Strand: Geometry and Spacial Sense Standards 1-8
Grade: 1
Topic: Geometric Properties
Overall Expectation identify common two-dimentional shapes and three-
dimential figues and sort and classify them by their attributes
Specific Expectation identify and describe common two-dimentional shapes
(e.g. circles, triangles, rectangels, squares) and sort and classify them by their
attributes (e.g.colour, size, texture, number of sides), using concrete material
and pictorial representation

Teresa Crawford