Jul 7, 2014

The Best iPad Apps for Teachers

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Looking for a few good apps to use in your classroom?  Here is a short list of apps for iOS devices and some for Android.  Thanks to the ladies at SimpleK12 at #ISTE2014 for sharing these:

Spelling city - https://www.spellingcity.com/app-redirect.html?ReturnURL=%2F  - vocabulary, spelling lists, free activities

Science 360- http://science360.gov/ipad/ - this app offers streaming video on a wide array of science topics.
History pin-http://www.historypin.com/map/#!/geo:51.6,0.05/zoom:7/  - Teachers can use this site/app to pin pictures and information related to historical topics.

Wunderlist - https://www.wunderlist.com/en/  - manage your to-do list.

Project Noah- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/project-noah/id417339475?mt=8&ls=1  or http://www.projectnoah.org/ - tool to document and explore wildlife.

Virtual tour - Library of Congress -https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/library-congress-virtual-tour/id380309745?mt=8 - Take a virtual tour of the Library of Congress.

iTunesU - http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/itunes-u/ Download the app or visit the link for more information on virtual courses from a wide range of K-12, Colleges, or Universities.

Quizlet - http://quizlet.com or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quizlet/id546473125 - create and deploy quizzes on the app or online.

Kindle - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kindle-read-books-ebooks-magazines/id302584613?mt=8 - You don’t need a kindle to take advantage of the Amazon service.  Download the app for your iPad.  

Evernote - This note taking app allows you to curate topics from anywhere. - https://evernote.com/evernote/ or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8

Zite - This curation tool lets you gather articles from your favorite web news sources - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zite/id419752338?mt=8

Sockpuppets - This app lets you create your own sock puppet videos with backgrounds, scenery, and yes, sock puppets- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8
Dictionary.com - Look up any word, root word, synonym, antonym...you name it. http://dictionary.com or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary.com-dictionary/id364740856?mt=8

Space images - images and videos of stars, planets, and space.  From NASA - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/apps/spaceimages/

Sphere 360 -  Explore or create 360∘ moments with this app using panoramic photos. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sphere-360o-photography/id335671384?mt=8

Bloomberg app - Math and Finance app by Bloomberg - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bloomberg-for-ipad/id364304764?mt=8

Khan academy - video tutorials on educational topics - https://www.khanacademy.org/ or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy/id469863705?mt=8

History maps - Interactive Maps of the world for iPad.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/history-maps-of-world/id303282377?mt=8

Stack the states - Learn the 50 states and their place on the map - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-states/id381342267?mt=8

Simple K12 app - Stay in Touch with SimpleK12 PD on your iPad -https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teacher-resource-day-simplek12/id630772183?mt=8