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iPads Apps in Education


Preparing all Students for Success in a Digital World:

  • Speaking with Purpose
  • Communication
  • Collaboration/Sharing
Favorite Apps:
Sushi monster
IXL app free or paid
Math slicer
Frizz’s lunch lab fresh pick
Splash math
Math Bingo
Rocket Math

My script Calculator
Buzz Math
Flash to Pass

ABC magic has a lot of different apps for reading
Sentence magic
Word mover
Site words
Phonics Genius
iSort words
Spell fish Phonics
Bluster by McGraw hill
Storia (scholastic books)

Write about this
Book Creator
Docs teach
Creative Book

Mind Mapping:
Popplet and SimpleMind are mind mapping apps which can be used in a very substitution type of way. However, if you think creatively you can use this app in a way that promotes critical thinking. 

Digital Storytelling:
Sonic Pics, Storyrobe, and 30 Hands are great apps for digital storytelling, storyboarding, and reading skills.
Puppet Pals is a digital puppet theater that creates recorded movies of puppet shows.
Sock puppets is another  great way to express yourself in a movie or play.
Trading Cards, by Read Write Think, allows you to create trading cards with historical figures and characters from stories. Another great app by Read Write Think is Word Mover.

Thinking Critically:
Hopscotch and Scratch JR  are visual coding apps that is a great tool to introduce simple coding skills. 
Communicate What You Know:
Explain Everything is an app that allows you to screencast.  Students can create videos to show what they learned.
Create with Images:
The camera is perhaps the BEST tool on the iPad.
My favorite photo editing tool is Snapseed. This app is full of great tools to edit a photo for artistic expression.
There are many comic type apps that will allow you to annotate images. Story Me, Comic Story, and Comic Life are great for creating comic strips.

ThingLink creates a “touchable” image where students can type in information, place links, or insert videos within the picture. This is great for students to add to their blog posts.

Create With Video:
My favorite movie making apps are iMovie  and Splice.
iStopMotion is an expensive app, but well worth the price! This app allows you to create stop animations and timelapse videos.
Vintagio is a wonderful silent moving making app.

Share and Celebrate:
Edmodo  allows your class to interact with each other. It is a “safe” social media format for education.
Kidblog is a blogging tool that will allow you to set up student blogs and monitor their posts and comments. You can have their blogs set to share with the world or only with each other.
Google Drive is an excellent tool to use to save and share student creations. Many apps have a built-in feature that allows you to upload to your Google Drive.