iPads in the Classroom - Apps & Tools to Tackle the Idaho Common Core and SBAC

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Apps All Teachers Should Consider

Show Me - interactive whiteboard for the iPad

Sticky - colorful, fun notebook which allows text and images

Evernote - another notetaking app, but this one also records voice reminders

- easy to-do list app, speak your list, swipe off tasks, shake to remove all tasks

- for those who prefer handwritten notes, this app offers the most natural handwriting app experience on the iPad

Too Noisy Lite - you set the noise level and the graphic changes when students get too loud, pro version sounds an alarm for $2.99

Rover - allows you to stream flash content that safari will not support

Discovery Education - access your united streaming account through this app 

Video Email - for $1.99 you can compress photos and video to be able to send via email

- up to four people can brainstorm collaboratively by flicking the app to a nearby device

- an app with hundreds of instructional strategies, many ways to sort the strategies, each strategy lists a time for the activity, $4.99 but worth it

Google Earth
- virtual field trips, looking up setting of a story, visiting historical locations, etc.

- utilize street view for students to see buildings, etc., teach latitude and longitude, create a family heritage map

- a great replacement for expensive printed planners, can be integrated with (below)

- teacher planner that can be shared with students in myHomework (above), track classes, homework, tests, and assignments

Elementary Apps

- includes all 1,000 Fry words in groups of 10, customizable, add new cards or lists

VocabularySpellingCity - students can practice spelling through games, custom lists can be created if you register

- parts of speech are animated characters whose personalities are based on the roles they play in a sentence, nouns are free while the rest are $1.99 each or purchase all for $12.99 (saves $1)

- match rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, and adjectives, over 800 vocabulary words, team mode to work with a partner, versus mode to play against a classmate

- make photos talk, use to have students share stories, create presentations, etc.

- compares fractions, decimals, and percents in a concrete way

- a slide, flip, and turn puzzle app that , great for promoting problem solving and spatial reasoning, solve and race modes w/ 12 designs, 5 layouts, and 2 levels of difficulty

- totally worth 99 cents, helps students learn about fractions and proportions

Secondary Apps

- over 80 video demonstrated, hands-on science lessons/experiments

- see the Earth transition over the last 4.5 billion years, track locations of modern cities over 500 million years, includes suggestions for classroom use

- can be used with the online version to help students with studying information

- view and manipulate three dimensional models of molecules

- teaches students everything they need to know about cells and their parts, create your own cell image

- performs mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting

Remember:  It's not about the technology - it's about what you do with it!

Common Core Tech Standards & SBAC - why this is important