This is by no means an exhaustive list of apps and ideas and I would welcome any contributions to my blogs.
Flipboard creates a personalised magazine for the things you
like to read and it offers an alternative to browsing the Web for
news. It has become one of the essential iPad apps.
iBooks: Built in app
You can highlight or underline text, make notes, look up a word
in the dictionary or on the web, or search inside the book. You
can even use VoiceOver to have iPad read to you.Tap the Store
button in iBooks and the bookshelf flips round to reveal the
iBookstore. There you’ll find 700,000* books and counting —
including new Multi-Touch textbooks.
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from
leading universities and other schools - plus the world's largest
digital catalogue of free educational content. iTunes U features
free courses in a wide array of subjects.
Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create-to-do lists,
record voice reminders and make these notes completely
Teacher's Pick HD: £1.49
Teacher's Pick HD gives you the ability to randomly and uniquely
choose children without having to rely on memory, cups of craft
sticks or flash cards. Just add your class names and the children
in each class. Teacher's Pick keeps track of which children are
active, inactive (already chosen) or absent.
Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, documents, and videos
anywhere. Dropbox allows files to be easily shared between
children and teachers. A collaborative Dropbox could be an
effective tool for children to submit work and the teacher to
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard: FREE
Show me allows you to record voice over whiteboard tutorial and
share them online. The app records your ShowMe as soon as you
open the app to easily explain a range of topics.
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard: FREE
Educreations turns you iPad into a recordable whiteboard. With
voice recording, realistic digital ink, photo imports and simple
sharing through e-mail, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere. Lessons could be put on the Web to be viewed by
children, you could help someone from afar and add commentary
to your lesson.
Riveting talks from remarkable people, free to the world. TED's
official app presents talks from some of the world's most
fascinating people: educational radicals, tech geniuses,
medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends.
Find My iPhone: FREE
Extremely useful app in schools! So long as this app is installed
on your iOS devices and you know the Apple ID and password for
your iPad then Find My iPhone will help you locate a missing
device on a map. You can then chose to display a message or
play a sound, remotely lock your device, or erase your data on it.
FaceTime: Built in app
FaceTime allows you to make video calls. This app has huge
potential for collaborative learning. For example, children could
use FaceTime to help with their learning, by contacting a teacher,
who could be an expert in a particular area, or other children on
a project they are working on for help. They do this by simple
calling their email address.
Skype for iPad: FREE
Same idea as using FaceTime in school. Could be used as an
alternative to FaceTime though. For example, in our school the
proxy setting (at the moment) for the Internet won't allow the
use of FaceTime across our wireless.
String Augmented Reality: FREE
This amazing app merges both the real-world environment and
virtual one, in ways that allows you to interact with the device
depending on the application. Augmented reality Showcase
makes things come to life right out of a printed images (see
my screen shot).
This app allows you to get Microsoft Office on your iPad. CloudOn
lets you use your iPad to create, view and edit files directly in
Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. To use CloudOn you must
have Dropbox to manage your files.
create letters, reports, flyers, cards and posters. You can share your
work by exporting it as a Pages '09, Microsoft Word, or PDF file and sending it via Mail.
Keynote is a presentation apps designed for mobile devices. You
create presentation by simple touching and tapping. Highlight
your data with 3D bar, line, area, and pie charts, animated with
new 3D chart builds such as crane, Grow, Radical, and Rotate.
If you own an iPhone you can buy the Keynote Remote app (£0.69),
which you can use to control your presentation through your wireless
Numbers let you create spreadsheets with charts, tables, photos and graphics using just your fingers. Choose from over 250 easy-to-use functions. Enter data and explore results with sliders, steppers,
pop-ups and intelligent keyboards.
track of them online. It's a fast, flexible, and simple way to organise
and present your children's real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations.
to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.
iPhone and the new iPad. Scanner Pro transforms your iPhone and
the new iPad into portable scanners. It allows you to scan checks, agreements, whiteboards, pages and even multipage documents.
After scanning you can email them or upload to Dropbox, Google
Docs and Evernote.
to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with
educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’
ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your
instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand
the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or build
a premade activity for your whole class.
to prepare for future classes. Socrative will even aggregate and
grade your pre-made activities! Saving you time, so you can engage more with your students on an individual level. Create a library of activities and share them with your colleagues and learning
paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches,
or share your next breakthrough idea. Penultimate stands with the
core productivity apps on your iPad. Every detail of the user interface
has been designed and refined to be simple and intuitive - no
complicated or cluttered settings.
on students' devices. It combines presentation, engagement
and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
- Follow the teacher's visual presentation
- Touch the screen and respond to quizzes, polls and other
- Submit personalized answers
- Engage in a multimedia classroom experience
- See correct answers and quiz scores
Docs and Google Drive on the iPad. Create, edit, share and view
your Google documents with an easy-to-use and intuitive
interface, built from the ground up to take advantage of the
iPad's revolutionary form and functionality. From creating
spreadsheets to live-editing text documents, iDocs HD Pro
gives you a direct line to the full Google Docs and Google
Google Drive lets you create, share and keep all your stuff in one
place. Upload all your files – even the big ones – and you can
access them anywhere, even on your iPhone or iPad. We'll get
you started with 5 GB free.
play anywhere even offline. Super fast and great UI. Don't have
internet connection? No problem, it's works great. TubePad is
the YouTube downloader & player. It lets you save favorite videos
and play them anywhere even offline.
friends' iPhones and iPod touches into game buzzers! Start up
one device as the game Host, and add as many iPhones and
iPod touches to the mix to have your own trivia party!
The Basic Edition of Inkflow completely FREE. The Basic Edition
is a full featured note-taking and sketching app. It comes with
the Fountain Pen with black ink and all the features above.
Books max out at 20 pages each, but you can create as many
as you like.
Book Retriever: £0.69
It allows you to scan, level and inventory your entire Classroom
Library, giving you leveling data such as Guided Reading Levels,
Lexile, Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, DRA and Reading Recovery. The handy label printing function allows you to print
the leveling data wirelessly and easily attach the labels to your
books! Over 178,000 titles loaded and we are adding more every
Classes features: Instantly displays all relevant on the current
event in portrait mode. Manage exams and assignments.
Notifications for assignments and classes. Interactive week
overview in landscape mode. Define name, abbreviation,
location, lecturer, beginning and end for events. Add notes
to events. Organise your schedule with colours
Displays the progress of the current class, and the time left.
Allows you to place different classes at the same time.
Training Essentials for iPad: £0.69
Excellent value: the App has over 1000 screens of step-by-step interactive tutorials! We'll guide you through the steps you will
take on your iPad and you will discover great features you
probably didn’t know were there.
Decibel 10: FREE
Decibel 10 turns your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into a
professional sound meter, precisely measures the sound
pressure level all around you. This extremely useful and
beautiful tool will not only be a great tool for many uses but
also bring you a lot of fun. Have you wondered how quiet is
your room or how loud is a rock concert or sport event?
Decibel 10 will help you answer all those right now.
SMART Notebook: £4.99
The SMART Notebook app for iPad is a light version of SMART
Notebook collaborative learning software. Using this app, you
can create basic multimedia files and complete SMART
Notebook lesson activities. You can use the app for individual
and collaborative learning with an iPad, and you can use SMART Notebook software with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard
for small group and class learning.
A Teacher's Toolkit: £1.49
Create a bank of pupils and add your own custom assessment comments/observations to their record; Organise your
assessments into different subjects including Mathematics,
English and Science; Keep all your important teaching
appointments in one place using the integrated diary that
links directly with your phone's calendar and displays your
upcoming appointments for the next 30 days; Keep track of
those important tasks using the simple "To Do" manager; Use
"Pupil Picker" to select a pupil at random, no more "hands up"!
Class Act: £3.99
This intuitive app is designed to support teachers 'on the go' as
they assess their students' progress throughout the lesson.
Simple and quick to use, just tap students on the screen as they progress. The different progress colours give you a visual of how
well different students are learning, helping you to direct your questioning and support to individuals or groups.
TeacherTools HD: £1.99
Teacher Tools HD is one of the first apps made by teachers for
teachers which you can use every day, across the whole
curriculum. It’s not subject specific so you won’t be paying
£1.99 for an app you may only use once a week. We would
encourage you to use it throughout each day to save you and
your students teaching time.
Teacher Tools HD features two tools: A class timer with built
in name selector; A multi-functional name shuffler.
Haiku Deck: FREE
Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a
lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the
iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku
Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed
slideshows you’ll be proud to share.
out of topics, just like you do in any map apps. Revise and retouch
prezis, correct typos and adjust your presentation on-the-fly. Prezi
for iPad is the perfect companion to your Prezi experience.
With Twitter, you can watch the world unfold like never before.
You can now read your favorite web pages even when there is no continuous Internet connectivity. Take your favorite web pages for Offline Reading. To save a web page for Offline reading, touch the "Save Offline" icon while surfing the web using built-in browser. This app allows you to save entire web pages, including formatting and images, and read them offline on your iOS devices.
Students can: Share files quickly and easily; Express their creativity through various forms of media; Hand in their homework using a computer or mobile device.
Showbie also allows teachers to: Assign schoolwork digitally; Collect student work without printing any paper; Review assignments anytime, anywhere.
Teachers can monitor blog activity and moderate comments and posts. Students can easily upload photos and videos directly from their iOS device - with no embed codes or HTML. Happy blogging!
Instatube is a full featured video player that supports YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion videos allowing you to seamlessly stream content to your iOS device. You can create playlists for all your favorite movies giving you instant access to your most watched content.
The Answer Pad scores paper quizzes for you. 8 different question types and students can show their work. The Answer Pad has a built in robust reporting system for item analysis, reports by skill, by class, by student. Teachers can see the scratch pad showing the student work. School and district implementations available for aggregate reporting.https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tapit-free/id556899510?mt=8&uo=4
ClassBreak has all the information you need for getting to know a new class right through to filling in twenty minutes at the end of the day with a fun game. It is also great for building confidence, unity and self-esteem with your class through team building activities and class work designed to improve every aspect of the students learning.