Free Apps

Note: Many free apps require in-app purchases for full functionality

5 Dice: Order of Operations Game--Encourages students to use higher order thinking to solve the "target" number by working backwards given the answer but not the 
Algodoo--Use your own hands and simple drawing tools to designconstruct and explore the world of physics
Apple Apps--Originally paid apps, but free since October, 2013, on iPads purchased after that time
    Pages--Word processing
    Numbers--Spreadsheets, charts, and graphs
    iMovie--Movie Editing
    Garage Band--Music creation and sound recording  
Apple Configurator--Makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in a school, business, or institution.
Apps for Common Core--Gives quick access to all Common Core Standards by grade level and suggesting apps that solve those standards
Apps Gone Free--Every day hundreds of apps reduce their price to free for a limited time to try to stimulate excitement. 
Backchannel Chat--A real time discussion tool designed for educational use
Bedtime Math--to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives, as beloved as the bedtime story
Bee-Bot--Introduction to programming a robot
BeFunky--Photo Editor and Collage Maker
Blockify--3D modeling software, model then 3D print
Bluster--Vocabulary game from McGraw Hill
BookLeveler--Scan the ISBN barcode of a book or search for content by title and/or author to appropriately level and store that content 
Book Wizard--Scholastic's tool to level your classroom library for Guided Reading, Lexile Measure, DRA, and Grade Level by speaking or scanning in books
Brain Pop--A new movie every day
Brushes--Painting app, $2.99 upgrade adds layers
Cargo-Bot--A puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. 
Chicktionary--Make words from given letters
ClassDojo--Help improve behavior by giving realtime feedback while in class
Classroom--Helps a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. You can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time
    or launch a different app for each group of students.
colAR--Print, color and see your drawing in beautifully hand-animated 3D worlds!
Common Core ConceptBank--A simple way to view each Common Core Standard, review the supporting concepts and find sample assessment & practice questions
Common Core Quest--Take quizzes to demonstrate mastery of Common Core Math and ELA skills. When you don't achieve mastery, recommends videos and games to learn 
    just the concepts you need to pass.
Common Core Standards--A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards
Convert Units--Length, speed, mass, temperature and more
CueThink--Students in grades 4-8 use a structured process to create and present their solutions to math problems. As they solve the problems, they work together in virtual
     groups, learning from their friends’ strategies.
Daisy the Dinosaur--An easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen
Dictionary--A reference with both dictionary and thesaurus
Digital Passport--The games and videos teach kids aged 7-11 the essentials for staying safe and responsible online and on mobile devices. 
Diigo Browser (Formerly iChromy)--An alternative web browser which offers tabbed browsing
Disney Imagicademy (Full version is $20.00)
    Mickey's Magical Math World--Shapes, problem solving, count along, add and subtract, and sorting
    Imagicademy Parents--Keep track of the learning concepts your children have been exploring through the Imagicademy pins they've earned. A daily feed will provide   
    inspired activities that will help answer the question: "What can I do today to help my child grow?" 
Disney Story--Tell a story with photos, words and even video
Doodle Buddy--Paint, draw with different media, stamps 
Dragon Dictation--Speech to text
Draw for iPad--Sketch with colored pencils
Duolingo--Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English.
EarthViewer--an interactive tool that allows you to explore the science of Earth's deep history
eClicker for Students--The companion software to the eClicker Host, serves up to 32 clients
Educreations--Record lessons on multiple pages
Fix the Factory--Puzzle game from Lego Mindstorms
Flipboard--Create a personal magazine by adding websites on a topic
The Foos--Learn to code program for kids 4-9
Geoboard--Stretch bands around pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.
Goal Rubric--Students select a number from 1-4 to show how well they understood the lesson
Google Earth--Mobile version
Haiku Deck--Create slideshows
Hopscotch--Visual programming, similar to Scratch
iBooks--Used for reading ebooks, organizing them on a bookshelf, changing text size, highlighting and adding notes
Idea Sketch--Outlining and graphic organizer
IEP Checklist--A checklist of items to include in an IEP. Includes links to federal regulations. Can also record meetings and email report
Inspiration Maps Lite--Work with up to five diagrams to create maps, edit and stylize content, transform diagrams to outlines, and preview templates.--
iSwifter Games Browser--Play Flash games on the web (Free for 7 days, $9.99 upgrade)
Jot! Whiteboard Free--Allows sharing of iPad screens for drawing. Pro version uses more colors
Kids 'n' Code--Solve puzzles, control robots and learn basic concepts and principles of programming.
Kidspiration Maps Lite--Work with up to five diagrams to try before purchasing the full version
Kindle Reader--Use your iPad to read eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks formatted for Amazon's Kindle
Kodable--A kid-friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. For kids ages 5 and up, and tools for grownups too!
Knowmia--Presentation app
Language Builder--Based on the top-selling autism curriculum tool, Language Builder® Picture Cards.
Life of a Monarch Butterfly--An interactive application for teaching the life cycle of a butterfly
Mad Libs--The first volume is free, others are paid apps for $3.99
Math Core--A complete solution for learning and teaching Mathematics as specified by Common Core standards
McGraw-Hill eFlashcards--A quick and easy way to study your key vocabulary terms for a variety of titles
Miss Spell's Class--A spelling game in which students must determine whether or not words are spelled correctly
MoMA Art Lab--Art activities based on the work of real artists from the Museum of Modern Art
My Lexia--Mobile access to student data when and where it’s needed, bringing data to the point of instruction.
National Geographic Kids--Free sample issue of the magazine
Nearpod--A tool for lesson development, presentations, and assessment
News-2-You--Special Education’s symbol-supported events Newspaper for beginning readers and special needs students (The app includes one free sample edition. Weekly 
    editions can be purchased inside the app for $1.99 each. An annual subscription is available as an in-app purchase for $49.99)
Nook Kids--Read NOOK Kids books and NOOK Kids Read to Me books
Nook Reader--Read Barnes and Noble Nook books on your iPad
A Novel Idea--Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot.
Number Pieces--Base 10 Blocks
Number Rack--Rows of moveable, colored beads encourage learners to think in groups of fives and tens
Overdrive Media Console--Borrow eBooks to read and listen to audiobooks from your library
Paws Incorporated Apps--Professor Garfield apps for digital citizenship
    Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion--Try to recognize the difference between a fact or an opinion and Apply your knowledge to differentiate between the two online. 
    Professor Garfield Cyberbullying--Try your hand at recognizing cyber threats and "Apply" your knowledge to prevent becoming a victim of cyberbullying. 
    Professor Garfield Online Safety--Try your hand at using the Internet safely and "Apply" your knowledge to keep your personal information safe.
    Professor Garfield Forms of Media--Become aware of the goals of the media they are viewing using the five core concepts: authorship, format, audience, content, and   
PDF Notes--PDF viewer with writing tools (Paid version eliminates ads, $9.99 for lifetime license)
Photoshop Express from Adobe--Use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos
Pic Collage--Arrange photos into a collage
Planbook--Do your plans online (requires $11.99 annual subscription)
Planets--3D guide to the solar system
Plickers--Poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Give each student a card (a "paper clicker"), and use your iPhone/iPad to scan them to do instant checks-for-
    understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at
Poetry Magnets--Rearrange words to create poetry
Prezi--Create and present presentations
PrintDirect--Set up your printer to print from your iPad. PrintDirect will print to ALL printers. Print directly to most WiFi/Wireless printers without additional software. Print to 
    ALL printers and any document type via your Mac/PC, over a local network or 3G/4G.
Reading Rainbow--Full access requires subscription for an introductory price of $9.99 a month or $29.99 for six months
Record of Reading--An electronic form for taking a running record. The app provides embedded formulas for the accuracy and self-correction rate
RefME--Generate citations by scanning barcodes
Rover Browser--Educational browser gives access to Flash
Say Hi! AAC--An augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and navigation iPad application that brings the world of basic communication to people with severe 
    physical disabilities, limited movement, and/or challenged dexterity.
Science House--Science experiments videos
ScratchJr--Young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games
ScreenChomp--Record screen interactions and audio
ShowMe--Create screencasts and share them in an online community
Signed Stories--Boost literacy and language skills with inclusive American Sign Language animated stories, a vocabulary builder and interactive learning games. Requires   
    purchase of story bundles.
Sketchpad Explorer--Drag, manipulate and animate visual mathematics, based on Geometer's Sketchpad
S.M.A.R.T. Goals--Set the goals and prepare action plan for each goal, track the progress, correct the actions if needed and finally achieve the goal.
Snapguide--Create step-by-step how-to guides
Sock Puppets--Create lip-synched puppet shows. Free version limited to 30 seconds, extended recording time is available as an in-app purchase for $.99.
Sparklefish--Audio story completion
Spelling City--A fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list
Steller--Storytelling app with photos, video, and text
Subtext--Annotate digital text and include links for enrichment
Sudoku Tablet--Solve sudoku puzzles on the iPad
TagDisk HD Lite--Download files such as YouTube videos
TanZen--Manipulate tangrams
Tellagami--Create and share a quick animated message called a Gami.
Three Ring--Allows teachers and students to document anything, organize it in seconds, and have it seamlessly available at school and at home.
Tickle--Learn to create virtual games and stories, and have all your drones and robots interact with one another
Timbuktu--Magazine for children
TippyTalk--(paid subscription at $14.99 per month required after 30-day free trial) Allows a person with a verbal disability to communicate by translating pictures into text   
    messages, which are then sent to a family member or care giver's phone or tablet.
Todo K-2 Math Practice--Pre-K through 2nd grade math fluency skills including: counting, writing numerals, addition and subtraction. 
Too Noisy--A Noise Level Meter built to help control the noise level of groups of children.
Trading Cards--From Read Write Think, create trading cards for real or fictional characters
Tynker--Play fun puzzles to learn the basics and then create your own amazing games using over 100 step-by-step coding tutorials.
Verbally--Assisted speech
Virtual Manipulatives--Compare fractions, decimals and percents in a concrete way
VoiceThread--Use this website from your iPad and talk, type or draw right onscreen 
Word Search HD--Play normal or patterned puzzle boards and compete with other players
Word Mover--From Read Write Think use movable words to create poetry
World Book: This Day in History--An interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as
     photos, illustrations, music, and speeches
You Can Count on Blue Dog--A fun way for children to learn counting while enjoying the fabulous Blue Dog artwork of George Rodrigue.