Recommended Apps & Websites

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FAQs

Why implement the eLearning Companion Device?

The eLearning Companion Device Initiative will provide students 24/7 access to learning resources and activities, anytime and anywhere, on and off campus. Uninterrupted learning can occur as students have the ability to pursue educational activities wherever they happen to be. A wealth of knowledge and opportunities will be at the learners’ fingertips through the effective use of the internet and software applications. A home and school education approach will be enabled through this initiative.

How will the initiative enhance learning for Pre-K – 3rd grade students?

Pre-K-3rd grade students will have anytime, anyplace, and any pace access to age appropriate educational applications. The goals are to boost reading skills and prepare them for the next grade level. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to partner with their children in learning activities provided with the device. This will help foster and inspire academic growth. For the most effective results parents/guardians should limit screen time to an hour or two a day.

App / WebsiteImageDescriptionCategoryType
PreK-3rdAlphabet KitchenAlphabet KitchenThis is a vocabulary-building app, which will help your child practice early literacy skills by blending letter sounds to create words in Cookie Monster's alphabet kitchen! By creating letter cookies and decorating them in his kitchen, Chef Elmo helps kids learn about vowels. Through blending letter combinations to create words, the Sesame Street friends help your child 'bake' 3- and 4-letter words into delicious cookies. Reviews of Alphabet Kitchen
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rd, 9th-11thAutism iHelp PlayAutism iHelp PlayAutism iHelp Play is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. It was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary. It is an invaluable tool for your child with Autism when those first words just don't come.Students with DisabilitiesInstalled
PreK-3rdArbol ABC Website (Spanish)Arbol ABC iconEn Árbol ABC, encontrarás juegos de aprendizaje para matemáticas, lenguaje e inglés, así como juegos de colores, arte y lógica. También ofrecemos un programa de lectura con libros interactivos diseñados para incentivar a todos los niños a aprender a leer.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdAutism Read & WriteThis application is intended to help ASD children to learn the basic of reading and writing. Students with DisabilitiesRecommended
PreK-3rd, 9th-11thAutism Sensory ImagesAutism Sensory Image IconThis app provides sensory visual stimulation by projecting several different shapes and images on the screen. The shapes include: boxes, circles, lines, triangles and diamonds. The images include several different flowers and fireworks. Children playing the app can control how often the images appear and can reset the screen whenever they want.Students with DisabilitiesInstalled
PreK-3rdBrain Games KidsBrain Games Kids iconEnjoy 12 educational games to keep your mind active and have fun. Labyrinths, puzzles jigsaw, alphabet soup, games of wit, memory, mazes, visual acuity, spatial vision, minesweeper, sudoku, find objects ... and many more! In three languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese. General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdBreathe, Think, DoBreathe, Think, Do iconLaugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame's "Breathe, Think, Do" strategy for problem-solving. 
Reviews of Breathe, Think, Do
General Education, Students with Disabilities
PreK-3rdCyberchase 3D BuilderCyberchase 3d Builder iconAn awesome 3D geometry game from Cyberchase! Introducing a 3D puzzle game starring Buzz and Delete from Cyberchase. Bumbling bots Buzz and Delete accidentally zapped the houses in Botopolis totally flat. Help rebuild the town by turning 2D shapes into 3D structures.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdDaniel the Tiger for ParentsDaniel the Tiger iconDaniel Tiger for Parents includes more than 20 songs, 60 video clips, and 90 conversation starters to help parents and caregivers sing and talk with kids about social and emotional growth through common preschool-age situations.
Reviews of Daniel the Tiger for Parents
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdDiscovery Kids Play Website (Spanish)Discovery Kids Play iconGames in Spanish featuring your favorite PBS KIDS characters like the Cat in the Hat, Sid the Science Kid and Curious George!General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rd, 9th-11thDNS FilterDNS Filter iconDevice content filtering is provided by the DNS Filter app. When enabled the content filter will prevent students from navigating to adult content and enforces safe searches on Google.com and Bing.com. In addition to filtering adult content, it prevents traffic of known malware if the device becomes infected. If the DNS Filter app is disabled on the device the parent will receive a notification.Installed
PreK-3rd, 9th-11thEDTimeEDTime iconIn order to know if the tablet is being used by students, we have installed the EDTime app which collects info about how many minutes the tablet is on. This app also collects how many minutes the learning apps that are installed by the district are used.Installed
PreK-3rdElmo CallsElmo Calls iconElmo is calling. Who's on the phone? The adorable Elmo, of course. When Elmo calls, it's a great chance for your child to learn how to interact with others on the phone. Elmo will say basic words and sentences to them, and it's their job to respond with what they've been taught. 
Reviews of Elmo Calls
General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdElmo Loves 123Elmo Loves 123 iconDiscover numbers with Elmo and Abby! Slide, swipe, touch, and trace your way through a variety of early math games about numbers 1 to 20. Watch classic Sesame Street clips, color number pictures, complete jigsaw puzzles, and more! 
Reviews of Elmo Loves 123
General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdFish SchoolFish School iconA playful underwater experience filled with 8 educational activities, this award-winning app teaches children letters, numbers, shapes and colors with colorful fish and friendly sea life characters. 
Reviews of Fish School
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdI'm On It: Focus Timer for ADHD & ASDI'm On It iconA timer app, with regular reminders to stay on task. It is designed specifically for people who struggle to stay focused on the task at hand. These may be children or adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, or ADD) as well as people working through the unique challenges of High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD (Asperger's Syndrome), and, of course, anyone who struggles to stay focused. Students with DisabilitiesRecommended
PreK-3rdItsy Bitsy SpiderItsy Bitsy Spider iconSing and learn with the playful spider and all her little bug friends! Enjoy 5 beautiful and colorful verses filled with fun interactions. Develop memory, logic, fine motor skills and more! 
Reviews of Itsy Bitsy Spider
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rd, 9th-11thJade AutismJade Autism iconJade is an app for stimulating and developing autistic and down syndrome children. Jade counts on association games, where the child must find the answers among some categories such as Animals, Food, Colors, Numbers, Letters and Forms, thus stimulating reasoning and cognitive and logical development.Students with DisabilitiesInstalled
PreK-3rdKhan AcademyKhan Academy iconYou can learn anything. For free. Forever. Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of music notation. Or, if you're feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire-stick farming changed the landscape of Australia. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, homeschooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology—Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdKhan Academy KidsKhan Academy Kids iconA fun, educational program with thousands of activities and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for young children. The curriculum includes reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development. 
Reviews of Khan Academy Kids
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdMath PlaygroundMath Playground iconLearn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide will be essential for the learning and training of the children. With this application all learning will be much easier because we have designed an interface easy to use and it contains funny images for the training takes place in a friendly learning environment.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdNature Cat's Great OutdoorsNature Cat iconBased on the hit PBS KIDS show, Nature Cat's Great Outdoors is the on-the-go toolset that will inspire your child to explore nature – in the backyard, at a local park or even looking out the window. Every day, Nature Cat has a set of new daily adventures that lets kids use tools to record and share their observations in fun, creative ways! 
Reviews of Nature Cat's Great Outdoors
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdOnline Free Spanish WebsiteOnline Free Spanish Website iconThis website offers free Spanish lessons for both children and parents, whether for educational purposes, or just for fun. There are different lessons for each age, and everything is designed to make learning fun. There are plenty of interactive activities for you to engage in, and offer basic introductory Spanish skills.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdPBS GamesPBS Kids iconThe PBS KIDS Games app has over 100 free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters. Kids can play and explore learning anytime, anywhere!General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdPBS Kids Website (Spanish)PBS Kids Website iconGames in Spanish featuring your favorite PBS KIDS characters like the Cat in the Hat, Sid the Science Kid and Curious George!General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdPlay and Learn SciencePlay Learn Science iconWith Play and Learn Science, kids have science and problem-solving games at their fingertips anywhere they go! Play shadow games, control the weather, and choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts. 
Reviews of Play and Learn Science
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdPolyupPolyup iconSolve math puzzles and design algorithms with Poly, your AI sidekick for casual modding. With Poly's casual programming language, Polyscript, you can write code on your phone, with just one finger. It's magic. It's casual!General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdProdigy Math GameProdigy Math Game iconWith over 900 crucial math skills for Grades 1 - 8, Prodigy is the perfect game for mastering mathematics both at home and at school.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdReady Jet Go!Ready Jet Go iconExplore the solar system and visit planets, stars and constellations with Jet and his friends! See real-world positions of the stars overhead. 
Reviews of Ready Jet Go!
General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdReading Comprehension (LITE)Reading Comprehension iconSimple reading comprehension application for elementary school students (Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Age and grade appropriate stories and questions. Also useful for foreign students/adults who are learning English.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdRelationshapesRelationshapes IconRelationShapes is a visual-spacial reasoning puzzle app that allows for a lot of creativity in problem-solving and beyond. Kids can match the shapes on both sides of the screen however they wish, and devices with multi-touch allow kids to work cooperatively with a parent or friend. 
Reviews of Relationshapes
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdReflex MathReflex Math iconReflex Math For Kids : Math Games helps your kids challenging their arithmetic skills, and it doesn't include hard equations, only simple fun elementary math drills. Train them to perform additions , subtractions , multiplication faster with Reflex Math For Kids .General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdScratch Jr.Scratch jr iconScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. 
Reviews of Scratch Jr.
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdSesame Street GoSesame Street IconCome spend time on Sesame Street with video clips and games featuring Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and more of your favorite, furry friends. Sing along with Sesame Street music videos, learn your ABCs and 123s, and just have fun! 
Reviews of Sesame Street Go
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rd, 9th-11thSesame Street and AutismSesame Street Autism iconThis is an app for families who have a child on the Autism spectrum, which will help teach your child life skills. For parents and caregivers, this app provides tools to help families with preschool aged children on the Autism spectrum. These resources will help guide families with the challenges they may face.Students with DisabilitiesInstalled
PreK-3rdSesame Street Website (Spanish)Sesame Street Spanish IconExplora juegos, videos, y actividades con Elmo, Abby, y Comegalletas.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rd, 9th-11thSoraSora IconThe Sora app was designed around the modern student reading experience. It empowers students to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their school, for both leisure and class-assigned reading.General EducationRecommended , Installed
PreK-3rdStarfallStarfall iconYoung children will have fun learning reading, math, and more! Starfall offers a variety of activities for children in pre-k through first grade, plus second grade math. 
Reviews of Starfall
General EducationInstalled
PreK-3rdStarfall ABCsStarfall ABCs iconSee, hear, and interact with letters and sounds in words, sentences, and games! Learn to recognize letters while developing the skills to read. All children, especially English language learners, benefit. 
Reviews of Starfall ABCs
General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdStarfall Learn to Read (PreK)Starfall Learn to Read iconSince 2002 Children around the world have learned to read with Zac the Rat — and your child will too! Each numbered section features a vowel sound and its related spelling. Your child will hear, touch, read and eventually master this sound-spelling through a variety of engaging activities, movies, and songs.General EducationRecommended
PreK-3rdStoryline WebsiteStoryline IconWatch videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.General EducationRecommended
9th-11thBig IdeasBig Ideas Math iconThe Big Ideas Math app allows you to store and organize your Dynamic Student Edition eBooks on your mobile device. Each eBook contains the full Student Edition of the text, Dynamic Investigations that tie directly to Big Ideas Math content, and point-of-use links to additional resources and remediation.General EducationInstalled
9th-11thDesmosDesmos iconExplore math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more. Using a powerful and blazingly-fast math engine, the calculator can instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series. Sliders make it a breeze to demonstrate function transformations.General EducationInstalled
9th-11thExcelExcel iconThe powerful Microsoft Excel spreadsheet app lets you create, view, edit, and share your files with others quickly and easily. It also lets you view and edit workbooks attached to email messages. Work in accounting, auditing, finance, or other fields, with anyone, anywhere with confidence.General EducationInstalled
9th-11thGeoGebraGeogebra iconEasily solve math problems, graph functions and equations, do statistics and calculus, combine with interactive geometry, save and share your results. Millions of people around the world use GeoGebra to learn mathematics and science.General EducationRecommended
9th-11thKhan Academy WebsiteKhan Academy IconKhan Academy allows you to learn almost anything. Over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in math, science, economics, history, and much, much more. Sharpen your skills: over 40,000 interactive practice questions are included with instant feedback and step-by-step hints. Follow along with what you’re learning in school or practice at your own paceGeneral EducationRecommended
9th-11thLibbyLibby iconMeet Libby. Discover ebooks and audiobooks from your local library. Brought to you by OverDrive. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.General EducationInstalled
9th-11thOneNoteOneNote iconType, hand write, draw, and clip things from the web to get down your thoughts into your notebook. Use OneNote's flexible canvas to place content anywhere you want. You can even scan hand written notes or pages straight into OneNote then make them searchable.General EducationInstalled
9th-11thSpringboard WebsiteSpringboard iconA blend of directed, guided, and investigative instruction. Real-world connections that get students engaged. A deeper focus on fewer concepts, with an emphasis on procedural fluency. Students and teachers, log in with your Clever account.General EducationRecommended
9th-11thTeamsTeams iconMicrosoft Teams is your chat-centered workspace in Office 365. Instantly access all your team’s content from a single place where messages, files, people and tools live together. This app requires appropriate commercial Office 365 subscription. If you are not sure about your organization’s subscription or the services you have access to, please contact lcd@fresnounified.org.General EducationInstalled
9th-11thWordWord iconThe trusted Word app lets you create, edit, view, and share your files with others quickly and easily. It also lets you view and edit Office docs attached to emails. With Word, your Office moves with you. Whether you are a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, it's as handy as you want it to be. Word introduces a PDF reader and makes reading a PDF easier.General EducationInstalled

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Phone: (559) 457-3939 
Email: lcd@fresnounified.org
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