About a month ago, I posted about 7 apps that are great to use in school counseling for check in/check out, emotion regulation, and more. I heard from a lot of people that they’re always looking for more ways to integrate technology into counseling, so I’m back to share 7 more apps that will be awesome additions to your program!
This app has 5 free guided meditations (there are more available for in-app purchase) that encourage sleep, kindness, feelings, focus, and centering. These are perfect for individual counseling or small group counseling!
This app has guided visualizations, meditations, and affirmations that are general or issue-based. The included body scan meditation is perfect for check-ins and cool downs, and there is room for customization with different background sounds and time structures.
This is one of my favorites because you can set up sub-accounts in the app for different students. Students can check in before they begin by identifying their feelings and choose a meditation suitable for their age. You can also select a meditation to do with a whole class rather than an individual!
Chances are you’ve already used Mind Yeti videos, and the app is equally awesome! These student-appropriate meditations are the perfect way to being or end a lesson to bring focus to the group.
5. Mood Tracker
This app is a simple but effective way to track mood over the course of a day, week or more. This is a perfect check-in/check-out app for early elementary students as the faces are simple and easy to recognize.
This is the free version of a paid app, but it has a lot of value! This is essentially a feelings dictionary where students can identify a basic feeling (i.e. happy) and explore related feelings (i.e. joyful, elated, etc.). This is a fun way to expand emotional vocabulary with students! The paid app offers students space to draw what the feelings look like as well.
This app is great for Pre-K and Kindergarten students! Students play with a genius monkey, Q, to learn life skills, such as using manners, and promote emotional intelligence. You can customize the content in Q’s world to suit student needs. There is a subscription that opens more content if you like the app!
Have you tried any of these and had success with your students? What other apps are you using? Let me know in the comments what other apps you are using with your students!