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Basic Member
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6 years ago
The teachers at my school received their iPads this week and so excited. Now that they have had time to explore the iPad they are ready for some apps. They are looking to me for help. Any suggestions on what apps have worked in your schools? (We are a Pre-k to grade 8 school.)
Basic Member
+9
6 years ago
Good for you!! Ipads are great in the classroom! The first thing I did was get some nice covers that didn't cost too much! You don't have to get the fancy, hard covers. Just make sure you are monitoring the students. We only have five Ipads. I found an article that helped me a lot. It is called "Less Than a Class Set" - by Kristin Redington Bennett. It has helped me out a lot. Also, SimpleK12 has tons of great webinars to watch to give you some ideas. Good luck!!

Quote from ldohrer
The teachers at my school received their iPads this week and so excited. Now that they have had time to explore the iPad they are ready for some apps. They are looking to me for help. Any suggestions on what apps have worked in your schools? (We are a Pre-k to grade 8 school.)

Basic Member
6 years ago
The Ipads are such a useful tool for any classroom. I have never seen a more useful resource in the classroom!!!!
Basic Member
+2
6 years ago
I received iPads to use with my students last year, and it has been wonderful! I have never paid for an app, yet I have found many educational and useful apps for my classroom. I have them sorted in folders so that they are easy to locate. I will just give you a few of my favorites from each category.

Games- (These are really useful to motivate students to complete work!)

Angry Birds- Star Wars, Seasons, Space

Frisbee Forever and Frisbee 2

Minecraft

Cut the Rope

Jetpack Joyride

Where's My Water

Glow Hockey

Doodle Bowl

Jenga

Blokus

Skee-Ball 2

Music-

Pandora

Virtuoso Piano 2 HD

What's On Air?

Falling Stars

Pluto Music

Smule Magic Piano

Guitar Free

Music Tube

Piano Band

Phonics-

Sound Sorting- Beginning Sounds

Phonics Fun 1

Photo Touch ABC

Mc Graw Hill Word Wonderland

Word Friends

Writing/Coloring-

ScreenChomp

Real Chalk HD

Educreations

Heat Sense

KidsDoodle

PaintSparkles

Colorforms

Word Games-

Scrabble Free

Hangman

What's the Word?

Chicktionary

PopWords!

Word Magnets

Books-

Storybots Starring You Storybooks

Wild Fables

iBooks

Toy Story 2

Dino-Store

AppleTreeBooks- Cinderella

Storia

I Like Books- Grasshopper Apps

Spelling-

Rocket Speller

Cimo Spelling

SpellingCity

Reading Eggs Spelling

Spelling Hero

Sight Words-

Reading Eggs Sight Words

Gopher Finding

Teacher Created Materials Sight Words

Little Speller Sight Words

Reading-

Reading Comprehension

Opposites

Barron's Painless Reading Comprehension Challenge

Accelerated Reader

Flashcards HD

Listening-

Lexico Cognition

Photo Touch Comparative Adjectives- Grasshopper Apps

Writing-

Crabby Writer

Jumbled Sentences 1-6

Daily Grammar

How to Write a Paragraph

Number Sense-

SkipCounting

LobsterDiver

Zoom

Learn Numbers 123s

Number Find

Number Lines

Line em Up

Ants Lite

Connect the Dots Ultimate

iLearn with Poko Addition!

Math Games-

Math Bingo

MathFriendzy

Hungry Fish

HyperBlast

Wings

Math Zombies

Invaders

Tap to Learn Math Games

RocketMath (Mathmateer)

Math Monsters

MathRacingTurbo

Math Fact Drills-

Sub-tastic

MathBugLite

Speedo Math

MathWise

Dino Math

Math Kid

MathBoard

Splash Math- Grades 1-4

Math Go Lite

Multiplication-

Marble Math Lite

FastFacts X

TimesTables

Multiplication Genius

EasterMathFree

Multiplication Training

Math Circus Multiplication

Telling Time:

Mr. Wolf

Telling Time

Amazing Time

Tap to Learn Wake the Rooster

Money-

Amazing Coin

Farmer's Market

My Piggy Bank

Coins

Money Counting

Science-

BrainPOP Jr.

ABCmouse

Star Rover

Geography-

Stack the Countries

Stack the States

WorldAtlas2

GoogleEarth

TapQuizMaps

States Puzzles

Geo Quiz HD

Reference-

Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Students can say a word and it will find it for them!)

Dragon Dictation

Audiobooks

WordWeb

Utilities-

GiantTimer

Skype

GameTools

Alarm Clock

Sand Timer

SoundCloud

Rover

Sound Skins

Translator

Word Frame

Big Calc Free

Teacher Apps-

iTubeList

GrooveyGrader

CommonCore

OverDrive

Teacher's Pet

AppPriceDrop- Find all the apps that are reduced price or free!!!

I am pretty much out of room on my iPad! I hope this list helps!

Kirsten

Basic Member
+10
6 years ago
Hi,

I love my ipad and regularly download apps for my ipad. I let. My students use the iPad and they love it. I recently received an iPad from the school. This is the one I "earned"for our school by attending a training last year. I am filling it, but my students like mine better.

I also purchased a VGA connector so that I can illustrate my apps on the whiteboard through the Epson camera. Really has enhanced my lessons.
Full Member
+8
6 years ago
I will explore the list. Are you going to post it in the shared resources? Thank you for sharing them.

Basic Member
+2
6 years ago
Kirsten:

Thanks so much for your extensive list of free iPad apps. I will definitely share this with my staff.

Jody

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Basic Member
6 years ago
We also are just beginning with iPads in the classroom. We have found a calculator app Desmos that we will be using. Our entire school is using Notability for notes. Other than that, each department is searching for meaningful apps. There are a lot of games, and distractions out there but we are interested in our students performing at their highest level and don't want to use it as just an element for "fun". It's hard finding helpful teaching apps. So far and I have spent around 40 hours playing with apps, I haven't found any app that explains material better than I do.

Good luck.
Full Member
+10
6 years ago
thanks for sharing,

here are some of my favorites...

pages

numbers

keynote

imovie

gdrive

timer+

captions

comic life

strip design

puppetpals

sock puppets

idea sketch

doceri

toontastic

make dice

story creator

dj soundbox (expensive)

scribble kids

360

science360

flip it

book creator

kindle

nook

ibook

itunes u

clicker docs (expensive)

geometry pad

Math

tellagami

animoto

random

sto-mo

animation HD

socrative

mapbox

groupboard

maxjournal

myCreate

groupmaker

edmodo

sleep pillow

colorviewfinder

mooklet

signup

few more than I thought....
Basic Member
+2
6 years ago
Quote from Jody Stone
Kirsten:

Thanks so much for your extensive list of free iPad apps. I will definitely share this with my staff.

Jody

You're welcome, Jody! I'm glad the list was helpful to you.

Kirsten

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