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Educational iPad App Suggestions

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General Apps

Educreations (free) - Lesson recording, take pictures of story pages and record reading or have kids record their reading
Show Me (free) - Lesson recording
Explain Everything - ($6.99) Interactive whiteboard, can import powerpoints
Page Send (free) - Lesson recording
Edmodo (free) - Safe Social Learning Network
Class Dojo (free) - Behavior management
Team Shake ($0.99) Create Groups easily
Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite) - (free) edit and manage spreadsheet & text files on your iPhone/ipad. Works both online and offline. You can also synchronize files to your Google Documents account and open files on your PC or Mac.
Evernote - Note taking, syncs between all devices and computer
Skitch - Works with Evernote, Taking notes, can annotate photos and maps
Penultimate - ($0.99) works with Evernote, handwritten notes, stories
Google Drive (free)
Running Record Calculator (free version, $2.99 lets you record student's reading)
TeacherVue - Synergy app for teachers
Too Noisy Pro
LevelBook - Running Record calculator for teachers ($9.99 and worth it)

Creative Application
iMovie ($6.99)
Filmic Pro 2

Language Arts

Spelling City (free)
Sparkle Fish (free) - You can record creative words in your own voice for playback inside surprising, ad-lib stories. If you enjoy Mad Libs, then you’ll really love SparkleFish.
Dragon Dictation (free) - Needs strong internet connection - coming soon
Fluency Timer Pro ($0.99)- timer and recorder. An adjustable timer that automatically records students' fluency readings for playback and sharing.
Bluster (free) - team center game - synonyms, rhyming, etc. Bluster includes over 800 vocabulary words. Players choose a skill to practice and then try to make matches of three.
Scribble Press ($2.99) - Story Creation, creativity. a book creation platform that allows kids to create and share their own stories with hundreds of great drawing and writing tools.
Boggle- (free version or $0.99 full version)
Wordventure - (free) madlibs for ipad
Phonics Silly Sentences - (free)
Teach Me Sentences - (free - more content available in app purchases)
Sentence Builder - ($5.99)
Sock Puppets (free) - Dictate story through puppets
Puppet Pals (free, in app purchases - Director's Pass $2.99 worth it to use student's own pictures)
Pow Strip Design ($2.99) - create own comic strips, can use own photos.
Popplet (free version, full $4.99) - Mind Mapping, prewriting, take pictures. With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in realtime. Simple Mind - Mind Mapping, prewriting, take pictures
Doodle Buddy (free) - draw pictures, stamps, text
Tic Tac Toe (free) Lakeshore app for lower grades
Word Mover (free) - Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.


Splash Math ($9.99) can set to whatever standard
Math Doodles - (full version = $2.99) Fact practice, problem solving
Doodle Fit - (Lite = free, full version = $0.99) Shapes, geometry
Counting Coins (free)
Sushi Monster (free) fact practice
Motion Math ($1.99) various math games


Science 360


Social Studies

Popplet - Mind Mapping, prewriting, take pictures
Simple Mind - Mind Mapping, prewriting, take pictures

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Last Modified on August 12, 2014