iPad Apps & a giveaway! {giveaway closed}

I got an iPad from Donorschoose this summer and love using it to project images, problem of the day for morning work, and even videos through my projector.  I also love using it for reading centers.  I organize my apps by subject and tel the kids they can use any app they want.  I hide the camera and Safari and tell them not to use them - luckily my kids are super honest!  Because my kids use it everyday, I am always on the lookout for quality educational apps.  One that never fails me is the Elfishki series of interactive stories.

Elka Palka Productions was generous enough to let me review Elfishki and the Performance in the Fountain.  It's a really cute story about mermaids.  My students love it, because they can choose to read it themselves or have a soothing voice read it to them.  It also includes a fun I-Spy type game and the illustrations within the book move and make noise when touched.  It is also read in Russian, though I don't have any Russian speakers on Lana'i.  It's still fun for them to hear another language being spoken.  My favorite part, however, are the comprehension questions.  There are 3 questions per page.  I like to have students read this story with a buddy (I have a head phone splitter so two students can use it), then they practice answering the questions together.  


Here are my kiddos reading it together.  We are on fall break and took a mini vacay to Maui to pick up Grandma and Grandpa from the airport. 
One of the pages of illustrations.    
 

The best part is that this app is only $2.99 in the iTunes App Store!

The good people from Elfishki were also generous enough to offer a free copy of their other new story, Elfishki and the Unwelcome Guest for one of my lovely readers!  This story is read in English, Russian, and Spanish!


Check out their website for more Fairy tales, myths, and legends of Elfishki! 

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3 comments

  1. I would use this to help improve my students' comprehension skills!

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