One way to promote computer science is to provide opportunities for students to apply their digital literacy skills using available devices. If you are a one-to-one classroom where every student has a device or if you only have one mobile device in your classroom, this activity can be adapted to fit your students’ needs. The menu can be used as a station activity, an early finisher activity, an enrichment activity, etc. The apps were specifically chosen based on their educational value and positive ratings on sites such as http://commonsensemedia.org and https://www.tcea.org/.
The Word Study iPad Learning Menu Packet features four free, educational apps along with a hierarchy of leveled activities. The packet contains two different menus depending on student needs, QR code app tutorials, and a blank word list. All of the featured apps are accessible on iTunes, and some are available on Google Play.