Thursday, January 31, 2013

30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Be Using

Below is a list of apps I have curated for you. This selection is not exhaustive and no matter how many apps I include here there will always be some lacking. That being said, the list below contains some of the basic apps you as a teacher and educator need to be using .
 Check out the list below and let me know what you think of it. Enjoy

1- Sound Cloud

SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform, with over ten hours of music & audio posted every minute by the world’s largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and other creators. With the SoundCloud app for iPhone and iPad, you can hear anything, wherever you are.

2- Keynote

Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation

3- Google Drive

Get started with 5GB for free to safely keep all your stuff in one place and then access it from any device, anywhere. Store documents, pictures, or other files - even the big ones - using Google Drive and easily share them with anyone. 

4- Google Search

Search the web faster and easier with the latest Search app from Google. Get new features available only in this app. Now, with streaming voice search.

5- Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. 

6- iBooks

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books 

7- Dropbox

Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!

8- iBooks Author

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iPad at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBookstore in a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.

9- Pages

Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. 

10- Skitch

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.

11- Penultimate

The original and most popular handwriting app for iPad. Penultimate gives you the natural experience of writing on paper, with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea -- in the office, on the go, or at home on the sofa.

12- Skype

Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

13- Evernote Peek

Evernote Peek is a learning app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. No Smart Cover? No problem! The new Virtual Cover lets any iPad get in on the fun. Studying with an iPad has never been more natural. Simply peek under the cover to prepare for a quiz, practice a language or strengthen your memory.

14- Book Writer

Innovative application to make books with iPhone/iPad!Book Writer will help you make a magnificent book, which you may read through iBooks.

15- Google+

Stay connected and share life as it happens with Google+ for iPhone and iPad. Join a Hangout, post a photo, or see what friends are sharing while you’re on the go.

16- ShowMe

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!

17- Notability

Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad. 

18- ScreenChomp

A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun! 

19- Socrative Teacher Clicker

Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Engage the entire classroom with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time.

20- Educreation Whiteboard

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play

21- VoiceThread

Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen.

22- CloudOn

CloudOn brings Microsoft Office® to your iPhone & iPad and links it to your Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts.

23- Book Creator

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

24- iTalk Recorder

iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Press the big red button to record; press it again to stop.

25- iStudiez Pro

A student's life is a dizzying mix of activity and just plain craziness! Take charge of your schedule and put iStudiez Pro to work for you! Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easy navigation and never miss another course, lecture and lab, track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments and much more!

26- GoodNotes Free

GoodNotes lets you take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark-up PDFs and organize them on a beautiful bookshelf. Turn pages with a swipe, highlight or add notes to any page, and share your notes with anyone. 

27- Animoto Video Creator

Turn your photos into stunning, professional-quality videos, complete with music and text, with Animoto’s free app!  Parties, holidays, trips and family events - you've got a ton of photos on your phone just waiting to be turned into something incredible. 

28- StudyBlue

This app is made for serious studiers; flip online flashcards for fast feedback on what you know, then re-study concepts you’ve not yet mastered using Study Filters.

29- Join.me

With the join.me mobile app you can join an online meeting no matter where you go. Or get the most out of mobile meetings by using your join.me pro account and your iPad to host meetings and present files from your device. 

30- iMovie

iMovie helps you turn the HD video you shoot on your iOS device into a thrilling trailer or masterpiece worthy of the red carpet (even if it’s just the one in your living room). And since iMovie is designed for Multi-Touch, all you have to do is tap, swipe and drag to make some movie magic.

1 comment:

  1. Educreation only gives "one take", so you cannot go back and modify your work. Socrative is glitchy... much better luck with NearPod.

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