Educational technology tips for teachers, librarians and schools.
Featured

15 Classroom Apps That Are Just Plain Fun

15 Classroom Apps That Are Just Plain Fun

By Jessica Sanders

When talking about apps in the classroom, the focus is always on education—as it should be.

However, there are many apps that also encourage students to get creative, play around, and have fun.

Keep these apps in your toolbox for a rainy day, or a time when you want to reward students for doing well on a test or behaving well.

Remember, just like you, sometimes kids just want to have fun—and don’t worry, they’ll learn important skills along the way!

More: 15 Apps That Encourage Students to Write

Heads Up

This app, designed by teacher-supporter, Ellen DeGeneres, gives students a chance to show what they know with sounds and movements. Students can play together in groups or as a class against you.

Teacher Sounds 

Liven up the classroom with buzzers, drumrolls, applause, and much more. These sounds will make special lessons so much more fun.

Petting Zoo

Students will giggle with delight as they “pet” virtual animals in this “petting zoo.” Don’t forget to watch as the animals react, which is adorable and funny.

GarageBand

If you’re in an apple school or 1:1 iPad classroom, you already have access to this fun app that allows students to get creative making their own music.

Little Red Riding Hood

This “choose your own adventure” version of Little Red Riding Hood allows your students to put their own spin on the classic tale.

Sticky Notes

Students will be excited about taking notes and brainstorming for a project with this fun and simple app.

MoMA

Let your students explore their inner Picasso with the MoMA app’s built-in drawing tools. Students can create collaboratively and share their finished pieces with others.

FaceTalker

Students will have a blast making still photos talk with their own voice, using the voice-recording feature of FaceTalker.

Little Green Island

Students get their own island and, on each of the 18 levels, have to solve a different pollution problem. Fun songs, missions and graphics make this app fun game for all kids.

Maily

This app aims to be students’ first email, allowing them to connect with their peers and parents. Kids will be excited to have their own “email address” while learning important digital citizenship skills.

Wee You-Things

Students will learn about empathy and acceptance with this cute app, thanks to 24 quarky, yet relatable, characters that talk about what makes them different and special.

Toca Hair Salon Me

Students take a picture of themselves and then style their hair and choose crazy accessories in this app’s whacky and fun salon.

Magic Piano

Your students are encouraged to play all types of music from Mozart and Let It Go to Eye of the Tiger and Moonlight Sonata.

Lego Movie Maker

With this app, students bring Lego characters to life with their very own Lego movie. They can choose from a variety of soundtracks, texts, sound effects and more.

Toca Kitchen

Bring your students into the kitchen with this one-of-a-kind app, where they boil, stir-fry and bake for four hungry characters.

Pin It!

15 Classroom Apps That Are Just FUN

WRforSchools
View Comments (1)

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: 20 Awesome Ways to Use Tech in the Classroom Tomorrow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured

More in Featured

Remote Learning Tips For All

Emily BurtonJune 21, 2020

Against Systemic Racism: A Message from the Co-Founders of Whooo’s Reading

Whooo's Reading Blog TeamJune 7, 2020

10 Budget-friendly Ways to Transform Your Classroom Into a Digital Learning Playground

Gary StevensApril 29, 2020

Using Whooo’s Reading during Extended School Closures: Best Practices

Raphael MenkoMarch 19, 2020

4 Tips For Teachers Looking To Improve Their Students’ Writing

Mildred DelgadoFebruary 18, 2020

7 Tips for Writing the Best Teacher Resume

Jane HurstJanuary 19, 2020
//my.hellobar.com/76306af5d11d7bc8172d35d5c9feeba0ca11766c.js
More in Featured, Teachers Lounge Lists
edtech purchases
5 Pro Tips to Vet EdTech Products

By Zacc Dukowitz The edtech landscape is huge, making it difficult—and sometimes intimidating—to find a tool that solves a specific...

Close