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ELA Reading App


Subject Area: ELA Reading

App Title: Epic Unlimited Books for Kids

App Price: Free or Subscription-based

Languages: English, Spanish, French

Rationale for curriculum use: Thousands of books for children from preschool to Grade 7.

Offers many levels of books and a variety of ways for children to learn to read with proficiency,

including read-alongs.

Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and

demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging

technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning

outcome

ISTE Standards for Teachers

5. Designer

Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and

accommodate learner variability.

a. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster

independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.


New York State P-12 Common Core Standards:

ELA

Grade 3

Reading RF.3.3 Phonics and Word Recognition

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:

Grade 3

Reading: Comprehension Strategies

Reading for Meaning 1.3 identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them

appropriately before, during, and after reading to understand texts

2. ELA Writing App


Subject Area: Language

App Title: Write About This

App Price: Free or Full for $5.49

Languages: English

Rationale for curriculum use: A creative way to respond to writing prompts. Students can add

writing, images, and photos to enhance their writing. The students can all work on the same

prompt or find creativity in a prompt that entices them to write. Students can also partner up to

work together on the same project. The final project can be saved to pdf or emailed to share with

the teacher or parents.

Standards:
ISTE Standards for Students:

1. Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and

demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that

support the learning process.

ISTE Standards for Teachers:

3. Citizen

Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the

digital world.

b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online

resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards:

ELA

Grade 3

Writing W.3.6 Production and Distribution of Writing

With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using

keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:

Grade 3

Writing: Developing and Organizing Content

Developing Ideas 1.2 Generate ideas about a potential topic, using a variety of strategies and

resources.
3. ENL/ELL App
Subject Area: ENL/ELL and ELA

App Title: American Wordspeller ESL Edition

App Price: $2.99

Languages: English and Spanish

Rationale for curriculum use: American Wordspeller ESL Edition is an excellent for ENL/ELL

students, as well as students who are struggling readers. Moreover, it’s great for special

education students and those with dyslexia. Wordspeller is a phonetic dictionary app that allows

words to be entered phonetically and it will try to match the word to words with similar sounds.

The app gives the definition of the word, as well as prefixes and suffixes that may change the

spelling and meaning of the word. Perhaps the best feature of this app, is that an internet

connection is not required.

Standards

ISTE Standards for Students:

1. Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and

demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and

to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

ISTE Standards for Teachers:

2. Facilitator
Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE

Standards for Students.

a. 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:

ELA

Grade 3

Language L.3.2 Conventions of Standard English

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and

spelling when writing.

e. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words

f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:

Grade 3

Writing: Applying Knowledge of Language Conventions and Presenting Written Work

Effectively

Spelling Familiar Words 3.1 spell many high-frequency words correctly

Spelling Unfamiliar Words 3.2 spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies that involve

understanding sound-symbol relationships, word structures, word meanings, and generalizations

about spelling
4. Students with Disabilities
(SWD) App
Subject Area: All Areas

App Title: Claro PDF

App Price: Free or $13.99

Languages: 27 different languages available in app purchases

Rationale for curriculum use: Claro allows students to upload worksheets in PDF format and

interact with them. The application allows students to have the words read to them and take notes

on the worksheet. The student can then save their completed work and email or airdrop it to their

teacher for review. This application can be used in all subject areas where worksheets are

provided to students.

Standards

ISTE Standards for Students:

5. Computational Thinker:

Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways

that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

d. Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a

sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

ISTE Standards for Teachers:

2. Leader

Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and

success and to improve teaching and learning.


b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning

opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards:

ELA

Grade 3

Reading RI.3.10 Informational Text

By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies,

science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band

independently and proficiently.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:

Grade 3

Reading: Comprehension Strategies

1.3 identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before,

during, and after reading

to understand texts

5. Content Area App #1


Subject Area: Science

App Title: Legends of Learning

App Price: Free

Languages: English

Rationale for curriculum use:


Legends of Learning is an online collection of science activities, videos, and games designed for

students in grades 3 through 8. The website is set up for teachers to use with a classroom of

students, but there are also options for schools to enroll. Parents could also sign up to supervise

science exercises for the children in their family. Topics include Earth Science, Life Science and

Physical Science.

Standards

ISTE Standards for Students:

3. Knowledge Constructor

Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct

knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for

themselves and others.

d. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems,

developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

ISTE Standards for Teachers:

3. Citizen

Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the

digital world.

b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online

resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards:

Science

Grade 3

LE.L3.1 The Living Environment


Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the

physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in

science.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:

Grade 3

Science: Understanding Earth and Space Systems

1.1 assess the impact of human activities on air and water in the environment, taking different

points of view into consideration (e.g., the point of view of parents, children, other community

members), and plan a course of action to help keep the air and water in the local community

clean

6. Content Area App #2


Subject Area: Mathematics

App Title: Prodigy Math Game

App Price: Free

Languages: English

Rationale for curriculum use: Prodigy is a online game that is aligned with the curriculum

standards in mathematics. The content is for grades one to eight. The students create a wizard

that will grow stronger. They learn spells and acquire new equipment while facing opponents by

answering math questions. Teachers can log in and assign their student questions that match the

mathematics lessons that are occurring in class. This allows the teacher to assign each student the

content they want them to practice and create individual learning of the content. Teachers receive
feedback of student responses and attempts. Students have fun practicing their mathematics skills

while teachers are able to gain insight into where they are struggling and excelling.

Standards

ISTE Standards for Students:

1. Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and

demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and

to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

ISTE Standards for Teachers

6. Facilitator

Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE

Standards for Students.

b. 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:

Mathematics

Grade 3

3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using

equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers

using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:


Mathematics

Grade 3

By the end of Grade 3, students will: solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of

two-digit numbers, using a variety of mental strategies

7.Choice Area App #1


Subject Area: Multiple

App Title: Explain Everything: Education

App Price: $9.99/annual

Languages: All languages- user preference

Rationale for curriculum use: A dry erase board for your device! Students and teachers can use

this application to share thoughts and ideas in real time. With the use of video, audio, and

notation teachers can bring their lessons to life and students can respond in a creative way. The

assignments can be shared on a cloud, so teachers can upload assignments, students can respond

and reupload. This application allows students to share what they know in a fun creative, and

interactive way, they can use media to tell the whole story.

Standards

ISTE Standards for Students

4. Innovative Designer

Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve

problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.


a. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing

theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

ISTE Standards for Teachers

2. Citizen

Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the

digital world.

b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online

resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards:

ELA

Grade 3

Speaking and Listening SL.3.1 Comprehension and Collaboration

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-

led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas

and expressing their own clearly.

d. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:

Grade 3

Oral Communication: Interactive Strategies

2.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour in a variety of situations,

including paired sharing, dialogue, and small- and large group discussions
8. Choice Area App #2
Subject Area: Social Studies and Art

App Title: Google Arts & Culture

App Price: Free

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and many more!

Rationale for curriculum use: This app allows students and teachers to virtually visit over

1,200 museums, hundreds of historical places and tens of thousands of works of art in one app.

Over 70 countries have contributed to this resource, making it one of the most significant

cultural, societal and art repositories available as an app. Through this app, students can also

walk through museums and historically significant places through virtual reality. In addition,

students can take guided tours of exhibits in the world’s foremost museums by their curators.

Standards

ISTE Standards for Students:

3. Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct

knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for

themselves and others.

c. Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods

to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

ISTE Standards for Teachers:

3. Citizen
Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the

digital world.

b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online

resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

New York State P-12 Common Core Standards:

Social Studies

Grade 3

2.1.1: Cultures and Civilizations

What is a culture? What is a civilization?

Ontario Curriculum Expectations:

Social Studies

Grade 3

Heritage and Identity

A1.1 Application: Life in Canada- Then and Now

Describe some of the similarities and differences in various aspects of everyday life (e.g.,

housing, clothing, food, religious/spiritual practices, work, recreation, the role of children) of

selected groups living in Canada between 1780 and 1850.