Suggestions for Getting Started

iBooks and iTunes U – do not come pre-installed on the iPad
Pages, Numbers, Keynote (Apple’s versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Office2 HD – Also has a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation options
Notability – Notetaking app that will also record
Inspiration Maps Lite – Free (Inspiration Full version – 9.99) Brainstorming app
Popplet Lite (FREE) Brainstorming app (Popplet Full Version - 4.99)
Quick Recorder ($1.99) Saves the recording to the camera roll
MP3-Recorder ($1.99) Also saves the recording to the camera roll
Calculator Pro for iPad (FREE)
Timer+ (FREE)
Merriam-Webster (FREE) Paid version available (Free version has ads)
Rover FREE (web browser that allows access to flash websites) Note: It is COPPA compliant but does by-pass school’s filter.
Scan Scan QR Codes (need iPad 2 or later)

Teacher apps
Socrative – Teacher and Student apps - Student Response app - need to sign up for an account on their website then download the apps
Teacher clicker
Student clicker

eClicker Presenter and eClicker Audience – Teacher/Student response app that will let you create assessment on the iPad. Images can also be added.

NearPod - Establish a Teacher account at the Nearpod website. Create lessons interactive lessons for your class at the nearpod site. Incorporate polls, quizzes, drawing slides, and videos. Share the lesson on the iPad and manage the flow of the lesson with your class.

Too Noisy Pro ($0.99) Use to control noise levels in the classroom
Pick Me – (1.99) quick way to do an assessment of the students
Dropbox (FREE) cloud storage app (Create and account at
GoodReader (4.99) manage files on your iPad and annotate PDF files
PhotoSync ($1.99) easy way to transfer photos and videos between iPads and computers
Mover+ - (0.99) - an easy way to transfer documents between iPads
Teacher Assistant Pro – $7.99 track student behavior (Lite version available to try but it is limited)
Teacher Kit (FREE) gradebook app
Super Duper Data Tracker ($1.99) Monitoring and documenting student progress

Drawing Apps:
Skitch (FREE) great versatile app that lets you draw, annotate pictures, maps, or take web shots, all can be saved to your Photo app
Drawing Pad – (1.99) good app for elementary. Able to import from the Photo app
Adobe Express (FREE)
MyBrushes for iPad (2.99)
Sketchbook Express - (FREE) many options for the artist in all of us
Sketchbook Pro (1.99)

Photography Apps:
PhotoPad – (FREE) edit photos with this app
Photogene (2.99) – also for editing photos
Photo Editor by Aviary (Free)

Collaborative App:
ShareBoard (5.99) and ShareBoard client (FREE) - this is a way for up to 4 people to collaborate
iCard Sort – many uses and decks can be shared between iPads
SyncSpace - unlimited number of collaborators (Free and Paid versions)

Creative Apps:
Explain Everything – (2.99) Screencasting app – others available but this one lets you add the video to your Photo app
Creative Book Builder – (3.99) great for creating multi-media books! ePub and PDF format
Story Buddy – (5.99) create stories – great for elementary (Lite version available to try)
iMovie – (4.99) excellent app for creating movies
Pinnacle Studio ($9.99)
i Tell a Story ($.99) elementary level
GarageBand – (4.99) excellent app for creating music or use just to record audio
iStop Motion –(9.99) create stop motion videos
PuppetPals HD - ($2.99)
Comic Strip Apps --Strip Design(2.99) --Comic Book (1.99) ToonTastic: All Access ($9.99 but Free version available)

Finding Apps:
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