eLearning Companion Device PreK-4th Grade Students
Fresno Unified School District recommends the following free apps.
Alphabet Kitchen - General Education, Installed
This 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.
Arbol ABC Website (Spanish) - General Education, Recommended
En 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.
Autism iHelp Play - Students with Disabilities, Installed
Autism 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.
Autism Read & Write - Students with Disabilities, Recommended
This application is intended to help ASD children to learn the basic of reading and writing.
Autism Sensory Images - Students with Disabilities, Installed
This 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.
Brain Games Kids (Ages 6-12/ 2nd-3rd) - General Education, Recommended
Enjoy 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.
Breathe, Think, Do - General Education, Students with Disabilities
Laugh 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.
Cyberchase 3D Builder - General Education, Recommended
An 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.
Daniel the Tiger for Parents - General Education, Installed
Daniel 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.
Discovery Kids Play Website (Spanish) - General Education, Recommended
Games in Spanish featuring your favorite PBS KIDS characters like the Cat in the Hat, Sid the Science Kid and Curious George!
DNS Filter - Installed
Device 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.
EDTime - Installed
In 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.
Elmo Calls - General Education, Installed
Elmo 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.
Elmo Loves 123 - General Education, Recommended
Discover 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!
Fish School - General Education, Installed
A 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.
Fresh Pick - General Education, Installed
Become problem solvers and math thinkers while completing 8 games! Games focus on mapping skills, money, positional words and basic logic. Amusing videos move the storyline along. Reviews
I'm On It: Focus Timer for ADHD & ASD - Students with Disabilities, Recommended
A 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.
Itsy Bitsy Spider - General Education, Installed
Sing 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!
Jade Autism - Students with Disabilities, Installed
Jade 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.
Khan Academy - General Education, Recommended
You 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.
Khan Academy Kids - General Education, Installed
A 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.
Math Flash Cards - General Education, Recommended
Children can build and improve essential math skills in: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Math Learning Center - General Education, Recommended
Education is not something restricted to formal schooling alone. Kids start catching up with alphabets and numbers in their early years, much before they step into school. So, education in that sense is essentially about learning. This is an app meant to assist them in improving their mathematical learning and building a strong foundation paving way for complex theorems that would form the edifice of tomorrow.
Math Playground - General Education, Recommended
Learn 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.
Nature Cat's Great Outdoors - General Education, Installed
Based 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!
Online Free Spanish Website - General Education, Recommended
This 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.
PBS Games - General Education, Recommended
The PBS KIDS Games app has over 100 free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters. Kids can play and explore learning anytime, anywhere!
PBS Kids Website (Spanish) - General Education, Recommended
Games in Spanish featuring your favorite PBS KIDS characters like the Cat in the Hat, Sid the Science Kid and Curious George!
Play and Learn Science - General Education, Installed
With 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.
Polyup - General Education, Recommended
Solve 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!
Prodigy Math Game - General Education, Recommended
With over 900 crucial math skills for Grades 1 - 8, Prodigy is the perfect game for mastering mathematics both at home and at school.
Ready Jet Go! - General Education, Recommended
Explore the solar system and visit planets, stars and constellations with Jet and his friends! See real-world positions of the stars overhead.
Reading Comprehension (LITE) - General Education, Recommended
Simple 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.
Relationshapes - General Education, Installed
RelationShapes 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.
Reflex Math - General Education, Recommended
Reflex 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 .
Scratch Jr. - General Education, Installed
ScratchJr 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.
Sesame Street Go - General Education, Installed
Come 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!
Sesame Street and Autism - Students with Disabilities, Installed
This 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.
Sesame Street Website (Spanish) - General Education, Recommended
Explora juegos, videos, y actividades con Elmo, Abby, y Comegalletas.
Sora - General Education, Recommended, Installed
The 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.
Starfall - General Education, Installed
Young 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.
Starfall ABCs - General Education, Recommended
See, 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.
Starfall Learn to Read (PreK) - General Education, Recommended
Since 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.
Storyline Website - General Education, Recommended
Watch 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.
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.
Preschool students, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and grades 1-4 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.
If you need assistance, contact:
Phone: (559) 457-3939
Address: Parent University, 850 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA 93701