iPad Tips & Apps



Classroom Management Ideas


Elementary (K-6)

Language Arts
  • ABC and me
  • Coolibah -- digital storytelling
    • website is coolibah.me
    • upload pictures, drawings and let students write their own story
    • gallery of page layout templates, need to search for free ones
  • Dragon Dictation -- speech to text
  • Pocket Phonics
  • Talking Tom Cat

Math
  • Intro to Math
  • Math Bingo
  • Math Ref Free
  • Pizza Math -- practice with fractions (free)

Music
  • Drum Kit Lite
  • iShred -- guitar (a little like guitar hero)
  • Ocarina -- smule.com
  • Pocket Guitar
  • Pocket Piano

Science
  • Google Sky -- the night sky, constellations
  • Pocket Universe -- the night sky, constellations

Social Studies
  • Financial Football -- economics
  • Stack the States -- answer questions about the states
  • World War I and II (use as supplemental text)

Art
  • Art Studio
  • Louvre -- paintings, bios, history

General
  • Little Things (full version) -- search for hidden objects in a picture



Secondary (7-12)

Digital Storytelling
  • Working with Photos
    • FOTOLR -- This camera app has 50 live effect filters and is best for taking pictures that you don't want to spend time editing. Photos can be shared through Tumblr. (Free)
    • Popbooth -- Like a real photo booth, just click the camera button and it will snap four shots using the front facing camera. Apply various filters such as black & white, colorz, 1985 or hipster and save your favorite. Photos can be shared through email. Print copies can be ordered.
    • Coloreffects -- Creates dramatic images by removing colors or changing them entirely. You can iport photos from the camera or photo library or Facebook. Helpful features include the ability to fully zoom in on a photo, select various brush sizes and transparency, as well as having multiple levels of undo. (Free version, Pro is .99)
    • Perfect Caption -- Add the perfect thought or word to your photos. This app allows you to take the picture within and save to the camera roll or use existing pictures, add text boxes and call-outs in various forms (22 different shapes), customize colors, shapes, fonts and sizes, create albums, and choose between portrait or landscape. (Free version, Pro is .99)

Art
  • Art Studio -- import a picture, also do free drawing
  • Louvre -- paintings, bios, history
Language Arts
  • Dragon Dictation -- speech to text
Math
  • Math Ref Free
  • Number Line -- put a series of number values in order. Includes percentages, decimals and fractions.
  • Pizza Math -- practice with fractions (free app)
Music
  • Drum Kit Lite
  • iShred -- guitar (a little like guitar hero)
  • Ocarina -- smule.com -- playing live music
  • Pocket Guitar
  • Pocket Piano

Science
  • EleMints -- interactive periodic table
  • Google Sky
  • Pocket Universe
  • Science 360 (http://science360.gov) -- Collection of science videos by scientists, colleges and universities, science & engineering centers, and more. Each video is embeddable into your own website, blog or social networking pages. Website as well as free app.
Social Studies
  • European Exploration
  • Financial Football -- economics
  • History Line -- pick a time period and put the events in order on the timeline.
  • History Maps of the World
  • World War I and II (use as supplemental text)

Study Aides
  • Study Stack -- use the website: studystack.com to create flashcards as a personalized study guide
  • Flash Cards -- use the website: flashcards.com to create flashcards as a personalized study guide


Personal Productivity

  • Appolicious -- app finder; searches your local iPad
  • Edmodo -- secure chat environment -- 13+ years old
  • Evernote -- notetaking, screenshots, organizing into folders
  • Idea Board -- online whiteboard, handwriting
  • Flipboard -- organize feeds, twitter timelines, facebook friends
  • Flight Track -- find out the status of any flight -- great for frequent fliers!
  • Snapfish -- saving photos "in the cloud"
  • Photobucket --

Games & Fun Stuff





Resources

http://www.iear.org/
iBook: "iPad Users Guide" (free)
http://livebinders.com/edit?id=33725 -- livebinder