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10 Great Apps for Elementary Schoolers

It's hard to narrow the list of great apps for elementary schoolers out there; there's certainly no shortage of options! Here are 10 elementary school app recommendations hand-picked by our editors and chosen for their quality and versatility. We've made sure there's something for just about every need. Use these apps with students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade to help them hone their social skills, tell stories, use their imaginations, and get going on foundational ELA, math, social studies, science, and arts.

DragonBox Numbers Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
Explore the concept of numbers through puzzles and fun gameplay
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price $7.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Globe Smart Education 1 Publisher: Round by Design
Engaging stories, activities introduce kids to peers around the world
Grades K-4
Type App
Price $19.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Kodable Publisher: SurfScore
Fun procedural reasoning for kids; great curriculum ideas for teachers
Grades K-5
Type App
Price $5/month
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Seesaw: The Learning Journal Publisher: Seesaw, Inc.
Versatile digital portfolio appeals to teachers, students, and parents
Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
News-O-Matic for School, 2015-16, Nonfiction Reading Publisher: Press4Kids
Flexible, interactive daily stories for elementary school students
Grades 2-5
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
TeleStory Publisher: Launchpad Toys
Direct and star in zany TV shows with fun, easy-to-use movie maker
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
DIY App - Creative Community for Kids Publisher: DIY
From cardboarding to cooking, this app helps kids find the fun in DIY
Grades 2-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Wizard School Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Curated videos and creative challenges ignite active learning
Grades 2-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 5
Book Creator Publisher: Red Jumper Studio
Magically easy way to create and publish digital books and multimedia
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price $2.49-$4.99
Platforms Android, iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Scoodle Jam Publisher: Scoot & Doodle Inc.
Interactive whiteboard inspires learning beyond the blank page
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4