If you’re new to the classroom or just looking for ways to upgrade, here are some great apps you can incorporate into your teaching. This list of apps was created to make teachers aware of useful apps teachers can utilize and are not endorsed by the McKay School.

dustgame.byu.edu (Free)

Funded by the National Science Foundation, BYU has teamed up with University of Maryland, Tinder Transmedia, Intuitive Company, and NASA to bring you an alternate reality game (ARG) where students have to solve riddles to save the world. This isn’t an app per say, but is compatible with iPad’s, tablets, and phones. To see a promo of the game, visit here.

Elevate (Free)

This app is aimed to “elevate” brain training to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Teachers can use this app to train students to improve their cognitive capabilities.

Sushi Monster (Free)

Great math game to engage learners in grades K–6. The idea is to feed the sushi monster the correct numbers that equal what he is hungry for. The app was created by Scholastic Inc.

Educreations (Free-$99/year)

Powerful digital teaching tool that teachers can use to create, students can use to be involved and parents can check up to see the progress of their student.

Rhythm Pad ($2.99)

This app provides students with the opportunity to explore their creative side. Includes 12 drum kits and many customizable features for students of any age.

SimplePhysics ($2.99)

This scientific app lets you design structures to see if they could withstand the purpose of their creation. Design tree houses for kids to play on or ferris wheels for people to ride. This app is great for teaching students critical thinking skills and allows them to see their results almost immediately.

Barefoot World Atlas ($4.99)

The goal of this app is to open the minds of your students and unlock their imagination. It is jammed packed with learning opportunities that will keep students busy for hours. A must-use social studies app for teachers.