iPad Apps and Info

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Here are some great informative links that will help you use your iPad in your classroom. Additional information will be added weekly so check back often! Contact Maureen (Kendrick) Page for any PD you may need to integrate this wonderful technology into your classroom.

iPad Tips and Tricks


Here are some great Apps to use with your students!

107 iPad Apps for K-8

by Jacqui Murray


  • AirSketch Free--Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.
  • Drawing Box (free)--Drawing Box is the most suitable app to learn and practice drawing and painting. With reponsive smooth pencil and brush strokes, graphical and intuitive interface, you can use it to make a quick sketch or a detailed study on the go.
  • How to Draw--Listen, follow the instructions and draw on your screen. See how easy it is.
  • PS Express--Phtoshop Lite--Adobe's free app for editing photos on your iPad, iPhone, or iPad touch.
  • SketchBoard--Like to draw your own ideas? Want to keep them all in one place for further search? sketchBoard is simple yet powerful,


  • Atlas--Barefoot World Atlas is an interactive 3D globe for iPad that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet.
  • Stack the Countries Lite Terra--Stack the Countries Lite makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!
  • Stuck on Earth--A new kind of travel app that brings you the best places in the world to visit, photograph, and experience. It's the ultimate app for explorers, photographers, and daydreamers.


  • Human Atlas (lite)--With this free download you can experience just some of the power of the Blausen Human Atlas. Turn the 360 degree rotatable Human Body figure, see narrated 3D animations of five common medical conditions
  • SRN Client--Student Response Network (SRN) is a powerful “virtual Clicker” student/audience response system designed for use in wired school computer labs or with wireless laptop groups.


  • Early Jamestown--interactive textbook exploration of the early days of the Jamestown settlement and the state of Virginia.
  • Pass the Past--educational game to help students prepare for Virginia's Standard's of Learning (SOL) exams with a focus on World, United States and Virginia history, civics, and geography.
  • US History--McGraw-Hill Education’s American History Time Line is a fun and informative way to navigate the history of the United States.


  • Kids Maps--What are the major deserts of the world, the highest mountains, or the longest rivers? The Kids World Maps app will help you answer these important geographical questions.
  • LandFormer--Raise and lower terrain to solve puzzles in this unique and challenging game.
  • Stuck on Earth--A new kind of travel app that brings you the best places in the world to visit, photograph, and experience. It's the ultimate app for explorers, photographers, and daydreamers.
  • TapQuiz Maps--Play TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game!


  • Algebra Intro--Free. Have you forgotten most of your algebra? Algebra Touch refreshes your skills using techniques only possible on your iOS device.
  • CalcMadeEasy--Free--One of the Best Calculators for iOS devices. CalcMadeEasy FREE version comes with fully functional Scientific Calculator and Notepad with automatic note taking capability.
  • Elevated Math--Elevated Math provides initial instruction or intervention on math topics that cover place value, estimation, large digit addition all the way through Algebra I (two years of math instruction!)
  • Egberta's Equations--Egberta the macaw has a nest full of tasty eggs that Cliff the climber wants to eat. Unfortunately, the eggs are on top of a tall cliff. Help Cliff reach the top and get the eggs by completing equations.
  • Flash to Pass--easy-to-use, elegant program designed to facilitate mastering the basic math facts learned in Elementary School.
  • Fraction Basic--free video app provides a quick and simple way for you to learn and understand the basics behind fractions.
  • Free GraCalc--A powerful, flexible graphing calculator . . . and it's free!
  • Grade 1 Math--Simple and easy to use math drill app for your 1st grader!
  • Grade 2 Math--Simple and easy to use math drill app for your 2nd grader!
  • Grade 3 Math--Simple and easy to use math drill app for your 3rd grader!
  • Hungry Fish--Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math
  • iFormulae--simple library consisting of various formulae, equations with their example.
  • Math Bingo-- If you need a way to break the tedium of repetitious math fact practice, get your students and iPad and let them have at Math Bingo
  • Math Board Addition--good basic addition practice
  • Math Drills Lite--Graphically rich and fun environment allows a single student to learn basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Math Glossary--MathTerms is an illustrated glossary of mathematics terms in English and Spanish.
  • Math Puppy--Bingo Challenge Educational Game
  • Math Ref – Free
  • Math Zoom--An animal adventure through the world of numbers!
  • Mental Math--Amaze and delight others as you multiply, divide, and square at lightning fast speed.
  • My Math Flashcards App--My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. Its an easy to use and customizable application to enable focused learning.
  • Pearl Diver--Collect all the pearls, avoid the crocodiles. Play the Willie Creek pearl diving game, great for kids aged 2-12
  • PercentageOff--Easy to use and accurate
  • Quick Graph--a powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D.
  • Ruler--With a single touch your iPhone turns into a top accurate ruler.
  • SoundBuilder--most powerful heart sounds and murmurs app ever designed for a mobile device.
  • Undersea Math--Learn Addition Visually - Solve all levels on the treasure map to find the treasure chest.

Mind Mapping--Thinking

  • iBrainstorm Project--Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal Mind.
  • Popplet--Great for work. Great for school. Popplet is a platform for your ideas.


  • Easy Beats--free version of our drum sequencer built from the ground up to be the quickest and easiest way to create great sounding 4 bar beats.
  • GarageBand--turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio
  • Guitar--tudioShare allows the novice or professional musician to record, mix, and share your music with friends, fans, and fellow musicians anywhere in the world.
  • Soundrop--Draw lines and watch as Soundrop uses them to create music!
  • Toontastic--you and your kids can start your own garage band
  • Virtuoso--play the piano



  • Note Lite--To-do/Diary
  • Jots--acts like a piece of paper
  • Notability--Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way
  • Note Taker HD--the iPad app for professionals in need of note-taking software
  • Paper Desk -- Leave behind your paper notebook for your next class lecture or meeting. PaperDesk is a simple, easy-to-use notebook replacement made specifically for the iPad
  • ShowMe--Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!


  • SonicPicsLite--the easiest way to turn your images into custom slideshow movies to share with your family and friends



  • BrainPOP--Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP® Featured Movie app
  • Chinese Pad--Only touch the panels, you will be instantly good Chinese speaker. Over 400 word & phrases are available for speaking, hearing, and seeing the Chinese character spelling
  • Dictionary--Dictionary.com app
  • Heritage fotopedia--With 30,000 awe-inspiring photos, this much loved app has been called the world’s largest photo book, an inspiring travel guide
  • iLearn Chinese--introduces Chinese characters to non-native speakers or young kids in a fun and intuitive way: to understand their origins as pictures of the objects they represent.
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary
  • Khan Academy--unofficial app for Khan Academy, a non-profit video channel covering topics ranging from high school math and science to banking and venture capital
  • KT Dictionary--English Chinese
  • SparkVue--collect and display live data from iPhone etc to the iPad
  • TED app--TED's official app presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people


  • 3D Brain--Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures.
  • 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tools
  • Elementals--A fun periodic table where every element has its own unique personality.
  • EMD PTE -- periodic table
  • Explore the Animal Kingdom--Let your kids go on a safari and discover the animal world anytime!
  • Google Earth App
  • GoSkyWatchP--Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more by simply pointing to the sky
  • LeafSnap HD--he first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution
  • Molecules--Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers.
  • Rocket (free)--official app for the PEI Rocket
  • Science 360--The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions.
  • Science Glossary--A glossary of scientific terms and short biographies that support our science education website
  • Science House--growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom.
  • Simple Physics--



  • Bluster--word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children
  • Futaba--fantastic multiplayer game AND a fun way to help children learn new words
  • Quickoffice
  • Sight Words--Help Your Child Learn to Read
  • Spelling Test--FREE* version of My Spelling Test


  • Educreations--turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard; share your ideas with others
  • Tangram
  • Vault Breaker--Train your brain with our cool logic and memory game, by guessing the secret code for the vault in as few attempts as possible.


  • Color Uncovered--Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium.
  • Letter School--for handwriting
  • PBS Kids--Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA).
  • Puppet Pals--Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time; popular with my play-acting kids
  • Scan--fastest, simplest and most user-friendly QR Code and barcode scanner available

A.I.R.R. Math
A book of practical math activities.

iPad Academy:
Marzano's strategies and ipad.doc
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iPad articles: 

Video Tutorials
Apple video on the iPad

Managing a Classroom Set of iPads

Some great websites, blogs and wiki's with lists of apps and suggestions for iPad use.
http://www.schrockguide.net/ipads-in-the-classroom.html (Kathy Schrock)
http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/08/21/blooms-taxonomy-and-ipad-apps/ (Langwitch)
http://brandtschneider.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-thirteen-free-ipad-apps-for-music.html (Music apps)
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Aj1O2_bifAJddGJIa0gwZ25MWU1yc2NBaXVLTkk3SHc&hl=en&output=html (Westlake HS)

Students with Special Needs Apps and PDF Tutorials

Other Great Apps

    1. Crazy Face Lite: Crazy Face Lite encourages shy students to speak more often, and is great with students who have trouble speaking.
    2. Autism Timer: This app offers a digital timer for students with autism.
    3. Behavior Assessment Pro: BAP identifies factors related to problem behaviors for autistic kids.
    4. Awareness!: Awareness allows students to listen to their surroundings while also playing games, watching a video, and more.
    5. Everyday Skills: Use this app to find self-directed learning for students with autism and learning disabilities.
    6. Proloquo2Go: Proloquo2Go offers picture-based communication for children with communication disorders.
    7. ArtikPix: Children with speech issues can use ArtikPix to practice sounds and words at home.
    8. Aurify: Aurify is a challenging and rewarding audio game for students, especially those with learning disabilities.
    9. iEarnedThat: This tool can help parents track and reward good behavior.
    10. Model Me Going Places: This visual teaching tool can help your child navigate challenging locations with appropriate behavior.
    11. iWriteWords: Encourage fine motor skills using IWriteWords for practicing writing letters, numbers, and words.
    12. MyTalkTools Mobile: MyTalkTools Mobile offers augmentative and alternative communication for learning disabled students.
    13. First Then Visual Schedule: Provide positive behavior support using the First Then Visual Schedule app for the iPad.
    14. Idea Sketch: Draw mind maps, flow charts, and more with Idea Sketch.
    15. Off We Go!: Off We Go! can help children with special needs become more comfortable in new situations.
    16. AutismXpress: Autism Xpress makes it easy for people with autism to recognize and express their emotions.
    17. StoryBuilder: StoryBuilder can improve auditory processing for children with autism or sensory processing disorders.
    18. iMindMap Mobile Pro: Let creative thoughts flow using iMindMap Mobile Pro.
    19. Grace: Grace can help autistic and special needs children build sentences to communicate effectively.
    20. Which Does Not Belong: This app will help your learner discriminate which items don’t belong in a group and encourage vocal imitation.
    21. My Choice Board: Kids with autism, communication delays, or learning differences can express their needs and wants through this choice board.
    22. iThoughts: iThoughts will enable students to see the big picture and concentrate on multiple thoughts at once.
    23. LivingSafely: LivingSafely can help students with autism and developmental disabilities practice self-directed learning.
    24. iCommunicate: Children with autism and visual challenges can use this app with pictures, storyboards, routines, and more.
    25. Toy Story 3 Read Along: Toy Story’s app is a great early literacy tool for early language learners.
    26. ACT Spell: ACT Spell offers games for training motor/visual/executive functions.
    27. Stories2LEarn: Promote social skills and literacy by creating personalized stories on Stories2Learn.
    28. iConverse: iConverse works as a picture exchange communication system for autistic individuals and those with communicative disabilities.
    29. MyTalk Mobile: Those with communication difficulties can express themselves through MyTalk.
    30. MindNode: MindNode makes creating mind maps easy.
    31. Storyrobe: Storyrobe offers a simple and easy way to produce digital stories.
    32. Flashcards for iPad: This app can be used effectively for special needs learners.
    33. Glow Draw!: Glow Draw! is a fun drawing app for students with visual development problems.
    34. What Rhymes?: Encourage reading comprehension with this reading comprehension tool for visual and auditory learners.
    35. MyHomework: MyHomework can help students with trouble concentrating keep track of their next task.
    36. Bigger Words: Bigger Words can help kids read easier.
    37. iSpectrum: iSpectrum offers an assistant for color blindness.
    38. Dragon Dictation: Dragon Dictation is great for students who have reading disabilities or are unable to write.
    39. Talkulator: Talkulator can help students with visual problems count and do arithmetic.
    40. Read2Me: Read2Me will import a text file and read it aloud to weaker readers.