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6 of the Best Tech Activities for Kindergarten

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!


Looking to seamlessly integrate technology into your centers, but don't know where to begin?

You've come to the right place! There is so much tech that is available for little learners, but not

all of it lends itself to a great starting point. This post is all about how I use tablets, specifically

iPads in my classroom.


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Technology is last on the list when introducing centers into our class routine. When it finally makes

its appearance I've tried to make sure it's not just placeholders, but great learning opportunities.

A lot of times we are handed tablets and things with no real plan of how to introduce them into our

classroom. It often seems like there's nothing we can do but purchase apps. It can be easy for

students to just mindlessly tap the screen, and research has shown that it has also led to a decrease

in fine motor skills. I was so glad to find the following activities that allow true interaction with

the tablet.


Touchtronic

The first 4 activities involves the Touchtronic apps. I first heard of Touchtronic at a conference for

Kindergarten teachers. Needless to say, I was instantly intrigued. These activities contain pieces

that will interact with the app. So the students can actually choose their answer and place it

directly on the iPad in the correct spot! How cool is that? They have several games, from letter

recognition, letter-sound correspondence to building words.


Touchtronic Letters

They also have a version with numbers and the available apps include counting, addition, 

subtraction and even place value!

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

The numbers and alphabet are sold separately but they are most certainly worth the cost! Once I

introduced these, my students definitely loved them!

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

We also have the placeholders which are double-sided. Letters on one side and numbers on the 

reverse. It really makes placement so much easier, and my students know exactly where to look

for what they need.

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

In addition to the letters and numbers, we have the touchtronic spinners. They attach directly onto

the tablet, and the learning begins instantly! On the Sum Spin app, there are options for addition,

subtraction, or quantities with ten frames. 


Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

There is also a CVC word app, where students can practice initial, medial, or final sounds. In 

addition to the spinner, there is also a little ladybug that interacts with the apps. The first one is

Alphabet Street, where students can practice their letter writing. I love that they have to move the

ladybug down the street and legs appear as the ladybug "walks" down the street.

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

There's also a match the number game, and a match the sound game that you can use with the

ladybug. I love that the students aren't just clicking until they get the right answer! They have to

actually work on their activity.

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!


Osmos

I've been hearing whispers about Osmos the past few years, but I wasn't sure that I had a clear 

understanding of what its purpose was, and what it could do. Fast forward to this year, and I got to

see one in action. Needless to say, I was sold! 

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

That little red piece on top of the iPad is a camera, and the Osmo can actually "see" what the child is 

doing on the table. It let's them know whether they are correct or incorrect, gives them hints, and 

shows how they can adjust what they're doing.

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

I also love how the numbers app builds number sense. It has the little squares that look like dice,

and they also have the squares with the numbers written on them. Students can work on number

identification, then transition to building the numbers. They can use the squares with one dot on it,

or make combinations using the squares with two or five dots on it. There are several ways that

you can differentiate to meet the needs of your students.

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

Square Panda

So last year I heard of Square Panda. A colleague of mine had gotten one for her son, and shared it

with me because she thought that it would be great for my students. Of course I dragged my feet, 

and didn't look into it until this year. Now I wish that I had gotten it earlier!

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!

I love Square Panda because once again, the students aren't mindlessly clicking around until they

"find" the right answer. They are actively interacting with the app, finding the letters, and learning

all about the sounds. There are also different kinds of apps within the Square Panda world so the

possibilities are endless!

Finding great technology activities that are interactive can be tough, especially in Kindergarten. Your students will love these apps and activities that make learning more fun!


These are some of the most interactive apps that I have found that work wonders in my classroom.

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