App List


This page is a simple list of useful apps. Each app has a basic description and link to the iTunes webstore for purchase. Some apps will have links to their own wiki page for more detailed descriptions, classroom uses, best practices, and screen shots.


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Directory



Books
Edu - ELA
Edu - Social Studies
Reading
Web browsers (Safari alternatives)
Bookmarking
Edu - Math general
File sharing
Record Keeping

Collaboration
Edu - Everyday Math
News (general, tech, etc)
Reference (dictionary, encyclopedia, etc)

Conferencing (teacher/student conferencing)
Edu - Kindergarten
Note taking
Standards (Common Core related)

Edu - Art
Edu - Science
Observations




Productivity (iWork, MS Office, etc)
VNC (control a computer remotely)

App descriptions in italics are taken directly from app description page in iTunes
(*note - some apps may appear in more than one section if they serve multiple purposes)




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Bookmarks


diigo_app_icon.jpeg Diigo - $free - online bookmark storage allows for bookmarking site from desktop or iPad and having those links instantly available and sharable - Click here for more detail

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Books


external image list_icon.png Shakespeare - $free - Complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and a searchable concordance to find the exact word or phrase you're looking for.


storia.jpeg Storia - $free (+ in-app upgrades) - Created by Scholastic. Designed to help students learn to read and love reading in an interactive way. Comes with 5 free ebooks. Shelves can be configured for multiple users.

external image free_books.jpg Free Books - $1.99 - 23,469 classic books, packaged and available for download (use to be free, has been known to go on "freebie" special)

external image gfmvCjAK0SFuqT1hrC5wtBw7vl3BLbbHDaDAxZQ7p-IJ7wYqkGzdaZRTIcZCI9ge-A=w124 Google Books - $free - The Google Books app offers access to over 3 million Google eBooks on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Take your favorite books with you on the go. Shop in your browser at the Google eBookstore, and read in your app.



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Collaboration


external image twitter_icon.png Twitter - $free - find other educators and links to resource via this social media site - Click here for greater detail



diigo_app_icon.jpegDiigo - $free - online bookmark storage. Find a stie you want to remember and bookmark it with Diigo. Have access to your bookmarks on your iPad, or any web browser. Share your links with others and view the bookmarks of other educators - Click here for more detail

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Conferencing


Confer Lite - $free - designed specifically for conferring with students. Create classes and rosters. Log individual conferences with topics, tags, objective, and next steps. Add students to small groups for greater aggregation. Free version only allows 2 classes and 10 students. Uploads for printing to Google Docs (not DOE Google Docs, will need a personal Google account).


Confer - $9.99 -designed specifically for conferring with students. Create classes and rosters. Log individual conferences with topics, tags, objective, and next steps. Add students to small groups for greater aggregation. Uploads for printing to Google Docs (not DOE Google Docs, will need a personal Google account).


external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSk4cjHM813NLXiNtPKnQMmoA8EkxwhJT163ep1J1kDTm8auuF0 Teacher Notes - $free for 3 classes, $4.99 for unlimited - Teacher Notes is a program designed for a teacher's note taking needs. Teacher Notes functions as an easy way to file written notes, photos, movies or audio on multiple children, domains and content areas all at one time. Then when it is time to write reports cards or evaluations Teachers Notes has a quick way to sort notes by any combination of children, domain and content area. You can then e-mail your organized notes, or email just one note with its accompanied photo, movie or audio file. You’ll find that Teacher Notes functions much more rapidly than jotting down notes on a clipboard and you’ll be able to find your notes much faster than looking in a notebook. A detailed support guide is located on the Tutorials page.


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Education


Edu - Art
external image fingerpaint.png FingerPaint - $0.99 - kid-friendly interface. Save images directly to iPad camera-roll.

external image Screen-shot-2010-06-11-at-6.51.01-PM.png Doodle Buddy - $free - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch!

external image sgraffito.png Sgraffito - $free - the artistic technique usually applied to ceramics and plaster (scratching off a layer of paint to reveal another color) brought to the iPad.

external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqYIKnYG2-Ws2-YjWcfVBSShNjf0xEr2RgXBq_wj_Y4Ap84cMx-A Skitch- $free - from the makers of Evernote -
Express yourself with fewer words, emails and meetings…with Skitch for iPad!
Use shapes, arrows, sketches and text annotation to get your point across fast. Mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them with anyone you like.





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Edu - English Language Arts
ABC Photo Touch - $free - Learn ABCs by sight, sound, and touch. Pre-school and above.

Elmo Loves ABCs Lite - $free - Free preview of the app "Elmo Loves ABCs" which is a $4.99 app.

Baby Peekaboo - Learn Opposites - $free - eBook for young children helps them learn opposites words and ideas through pictures and audio.

Sight Words - $free - a fun and adictive way to learn sight words by sight, sound, and touch.

Blanks - $free - a simple game to help learn definitions of simple English words.

Word Warp X - $free - the most extensive word puzzle game available. An anagram based game where the player is given a set of letters and has a fixed time to make as many words as possible out of them.

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Edu - Math general

headstails_app_icon.jpeg Heads Tails - $free - in-app upgrade purchases available - Flip a coin with your iPhone or iPad. Great for working with probability and predictions.



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Edu - EveryDay Math
All EveryDay Math apps - $1.99 each (have been known to go on "freebie" special)
McGraw Hill's Education page

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Edu - Kindergarten
Kindergarten.com
24 apps - all $0.99 each (have been known to go on "freebie" special)
via Kindergarten.com

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Edu - Science
NASA - $free - the first official NASA app invites you to discover a wealth of NASA information. The NASA app collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images, and videos from various online NASA resources in a convenient mobile package.

VideoScience - $free - Science class experiments brought to you by the Science House and featuring science teacher Dan Menelly, winner of the NSF Einstein Fellowship in Cyberinfrastructure.

Molecules - $free - view three-dimensional rendering of molecules and manipulate them using your fingers. You can rotate and zoom too.

Peterson Feeder Birds of North America - $free - The official Peterson Field Guide app for feeder birds, featuring illustrations and commentary by Roger Tory Peterson.

Science 360-$free - The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.


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Edu - Social Studies
CountriesLE - $free - 7 educational geographic apps in one: World Countries Factbook (CIA, Wikipedia, Anthems, Maps, Flags, Capitals) - all 260 countires/territories, Continental maps, flags, 3 types of quizes: capitals, flags, and trivia - designed for iPhone but will scale 2X for iPad.

History Tools - $free - Great for daily history use & writing prompts - lists all the famous and infamous people who were born or died on each day of the year, major news events that occurred on each day, plus feast days of saints and holidays and celebrations around the world.

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FIle Sharing


Dropbox - $free - sync and access files instantly on your desktop, iPad, or via any web browser.

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News


CNN - $free - great free app with constantly updated news, photos & videos


CNet - $free - technology-centric news from one of the leading names in technology journalism


Currents- $free - Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed offline reading. Editions are all free and include:
Publisher editions - Publishers such as Forbes, TechCrunch, Saveur, Popular Science, Good, 500px, Fast Company and more have produced hundreds of editions including in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, slideshows, live-maps, and social streams



Engadget - $free - Engadget is the definitive source and final word for news on gadgets and technology. The site's team of expert editors and columnists cover the world of consumer electronics with unmatched passion and an obsessive attention to detail. From the latest smartphone news, to reviews and hands-on looks at laptops, HDTVs, gaming, and more, Engadget brings you all the tech news you need. The iPhone app delivers that experience straight to your iPhone or iPod touch, instantly.


Flipboard - $free - Named Apple's iPad App of the year and one of TIME's Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from your Instagram feed and much more. Fill Flipboard with the things you like to read, from niche blogs to publications like Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair, and use Instapaper or Read It Later to save articles to read later. Connect Flipboard to all your social networks, and you'll have a single place to enjoy, browse, comment on and share all the news, photos and updates that matter to you.



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Note taking



Plaintext - $free - basic note taking app, syncs with Dropbox for instant autosave.

Evernote - $free - web based and accessible from any web browser. (companion app available, Skitch, for annotating images)

SundryNotes - $free - more robust note taking app, allows for "graphic organizer" style note taking.

SoundNote - $4.99 - take notes, via keyboard or freehand writing, while recording simultaneous audio. You can email the note as a PDF.

Notability - $0.99 - take notes, via keyboard or freehand writing, while recording simultaneous audio. Add pictures from Photo app as well as freehand draw new pictures directly into a note. Resulting note and audio can be exported/emailed as PDF document with accompanying mp3 audio file. Dropbox is supported, PDF and separate mp3 file will added to a Notability folder within Dropbox.

AudioNote Lite $free - Enhance your productivity! AudioNote combines the functionality of a notepad and voice recorder to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes!

Total Recall- $free - Total Recall is the simple and elegant solution to mind mapping on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You will instantly create beautiful mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends. Organize your professional and private life with a few simple strokes – mind mapping has never been more fun.


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Observations


ccl4s_app_icon.jpeg CCL4s(Common Core Look-Fors) - $2.99 - The iPad version of the app provides an interface for entering observation data as well as access to all the Content Standards for Mathematics K-12 as well as Technology. The collected observation data can be shared via email or with our unique built-in instant meeting. The graphs are very interactive and allow observers to merge different observations to compare and contrast different teachers or the same teacher over time.


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Productivity



File Annotating
GoodReader - $4.99 - can view any document. Can annotate (freehand write, type text, highlight) a PDF file - great for running records & informal assessment tools.


iWork suite
Numbers - $9.99 - Apple's own spreadsheet application, essentially Microsoft Excel by Apple. Numbers is part of the iWork suite, pre-installed on all DOE Mac systems. The app is a very robust mobile counterpart to the desktop version. Great for things like grade books (can open & save as Excel ".xlsx" files as well as save as PDFs).

Pages - $9.99 - Apple's own word processing application, essentially Microsoft Word by Apple. Pages is part of the iWork suite, pre-installed on all DOE Mac systems. The app is a very robust mobile counterpart to the desktop version. Great for creating documents on the iPad (can open & save as Word ".docx" files, as well as save as PDFs).

Keynote $9.99 - Apple's own presentation application, essentially Microsoft PowerPoint by Apple. Keynote is part of the iWork suite, pre-installed on all DOE Mac systems. The app is a very robust mobile counterpart to the desktop version. Great for creating dynamic presentations on the iPad (can open & save as PowerPoint ".pptx" files, as well as save as PDFs).



MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) related

CloudOn- $free - CloudOn lets you use your iPad to create, view, and edit files directly in Microsoft Word®, Excel® & PowerPoint®. These applications will work the way you expect them to, and your files will look the way you want them to. Syncs with Dropbox
onlivedesktop_app_icon.jpeg OnLive Desktop - $free - OnLive® Desktop is a service that provides a seamless, no-compromise, instant-response cloud-based PC desktop, wherever and whenever you want it. OnLive brings to your iPad a high-performance PC experience, regardless of the content, even when interacting with fast-action media. - Free to download and free to sign up. It does a pretty impressive job of making the iPad look like a Windows desktop, the only drawback is they want the user to use OnLive as their cloud storage platform and has no Dropbox syncing capability. Very effective at making MS Office available on the iPad, falls short in limited integration ability with other apps


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Reading



Guided Reading
Lorax - $4.99 - great interactive reading experience. Great for ESL learners.

Reading Inventory
Timbuktu - $free - the first specifically designed iPad magazine for children. Combines imagination, technology, and reading skills.

Story Creation
Sparklefish - $free (4 stories free, additional are $0.99 each) - Like a "Mad Libs" the app prompts the user to record a word (adjective, noun, adverb, etc). After recording the users words, the app plays back a full story using the users voice and word choice to complete the story.

Books
FreeBooks - $free - more than 20,000 classics available to download on your iPad.

storia.jpeg Storia - $free (+ in-app upgrades) - Created by Scholastic. Designed to help students learn to read and love reading in an interactive way. Comes with 5 free ebooks. Shelves can be configured for multiple users.


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Record Keeping


Teacher's Assistant Lite - $free - Track student behavior and classroom habits. Stay in touch with parents.


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Reference


WikiNodes- $0.99 - WikiNodes puts the knowledge of Wikipedia at your fingertips. Articles are displayed as nodes that you can touch, drag, and spin around. Tap any node, and it expands to give you more information. Or, switch to a full-page view to display articles as pages, then scroll up and down. Nodes link together sections of Wikipedia articles and related topics, making Wikipedia come to life. Browse in a way that mimics how you look for things in the real world. Keep track with bookmarks and history.

EasyBib- $free - Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service.
  • Works best with iPhone 4.
  • Also works with iPad and iPod Touch, but camera on these devices requires that barcodes need to be held steady and at a proper distance for the scanner to pick up.



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Standards


Common Core - $free - iTunes description: View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR's).

To learn more about MasteryConnect's free web-based solution for teachers to track common core standards and parents to follow along, check out www.masteryconnect.com

ccl4s_app_icon.jpeg CCL4s(Common Core Look-Fors) - $2.99 - This is a great app for teachers integrating the Common Core State Standards into their classroom! You can access the resources that other educators have shared, evaluated, and tagged to the Common Core Content Standards and Practices for Mathematics and Technology. This crowd-sourcing feature is an essential part of the iPhone version and a very valuable feature in the iPad version. The iPad version of the app provides an interface for entering observation data as well as access to all the Content Standards for Mathematics K-12 as well as Technology. The collected observation data can be shared via email or with our unique built-in instant meeting. The graphs are very interactive and allow observers to merge different observations to compare and contrast different teachers or the same teacher over time.

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VNC (for controlling SmartBoards)

All the apps below will control the computer connected to your SmartBoard and use the "desktop" annotation tools from the iPad - SmartBoard will not control the iPad.
These are 1-1 control apps, you can only control 1 system at a time, but you have full control of the system you connect to. Think of it as a remote control for your SmartBoard laptop.

external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFPc4lKN1hVzIBCj8WMAU7gRIFfvkRSXrE1eBXyPSor_U_TX7dSzTOp5WYsw Remoter - $1.99 -

external image mzl.jbqkyara.175x175-75.jpg Mocha VNC Lite- $free - Using your iPhone or iPad, you can connect to a Windows PC or Mac OS X and see the files, programs, and resources exactly as you would if you were sitting at your desk, just on a smaller screen.
Mocha VNC - $5.99 - provides more features & functionality than the Lite version. Try the Lite version first before purchasing the full verison

external image 711Palq2rKL._SL500_AA300_.png Splashtop Remote Desktop - $4.99 - This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams video and audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Firefox, Safari, World of Warcraft, and other PC / MAC applications. Besides iPad, Splashtop Remote Desktop is also available on iPhone / iPod, Android tablets and phones, WebOS TouchPad and phones, Windows, and MAC! Remotely access your PC or MAC from any device!

external image mzl.lyfgkjtq.png Splashtop Whiteboard - $19.99 - Splashtop Whiteboard allows teachers and students to turn their iPad into an interactive white board. Once connected to their computer over Wifi, they can watch Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control PC and Mac applications then annotate lesson content all from an iPad. Now interact with students at their desk or present from all four corners of the class! Splashtop Whiteboard offers users of existing interactive white boards (IWBs) - such as Mimeo, Mobi, Promethean, Polyvision, or Smart Technologies - a way to extend their investment by accessing their tools from anywhere in the class without using wireless slates. For users who do not use an IWB, now they can build one at a fraction of the cost!

Access your PC or MAC programs, games, multimedia content, and files over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. Go everywhere with just your iPad without having to carry your computer!

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Web browsers

Alternatives to the built in Safari browser

ichromy_app_icon.jpeg iChromy - $free - browser designed by Diigo to look and feel like the desktop version of Google's Chome browser. Excellent, easy integration to Diigo & Twitter. Tabbed browsing.

external image list_icon.png Terra - $free - can be set to emulate (mimic) a desktop browser making working with Google Docs identical to your desktop system (ideal for reading and math level forms).


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