Apply Confused About Apps?

Where to Start List


You now have your new iPad, but are now looking for some good apps to download. It is very overwhelming searching through the itunes App store. Here are some recommended apps/links for you to get started.  Some of the links on this page were included on our District wiki for Administrators. That particular page was created by James Hogan (@SurreyConnectVP).

Some “must have” apps:

Flipboard – great app for viewing websites, blogs, newspapers, twitter etc… on your iPad.

Click on <more> on the top right hand corner to type in some of your own interests. This give you a magazine-like book you can flip through of various articles, blogs, stories based on your topic of interest.

(if you search for APPS, you will find a magazine that features new apps and stories around apps.  Usually, each day there is at least one blog with a list of apps which are now temporarily free.)

TED – Ideas Worth Spreading – You will be able to view some great talks here on topics of your choice. There are often great talks focused on the area of education.

Dragon – This is a speech-recognition app.  You can speak into the app and it will type for you. What a great app for our students who have written-output difficulties.

Dropbox – This is a great place to store your documents so you can access them from anywhere.

AccuRadio – Countless options for listening to the radio can be found here. You can listen to “channels” based on genre, year, artist, etc…

Dictionary – This is a useful app to be used as a dictionary, but also as a thesaurus. Very handy.

Evernote – Another app to store your notes/data in the cloud. Great app!

Zite – You can create your own newspaper to read on your iPad, based on topics you chose. This is totally customizable to your needs/interests.

Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPads

Some links to recommended Apps:

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Apptic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators to help school staff transform teaching and learning. 1300+ apps! All categorized and tested!

65+ Apps for Elementary Schools!

Here is a huge list of apps previewed and recommended by teachers. All of the apps have been categorized by subject area.

100 Apps for Middle Schools!

From the same source as above… but for the middle years!

High School Apps for the iPad!

Once again, another amazing list from the teachers in Palm Beach School District. All credit to them! The apps are categorized by subject area, include short descriptions, and a link to Apple iTunes.

Teaching & Learning: Using iPads in the classroom

This article highlights several good apps for educators.

iPad Resources for Administrators

A very long list of apps for administrators. Some free & some not. Some have a brief description.

If you have any apps that you recommend, please include them in the comments below.

About Tia M. Dawson

There are many things that define who I am as a person. First of all, I am a mother of 3 wonderful children! I can not express how fortunate we are to have our children in our life! Secondly, I am an elementary educator who recently returned to the classroom after 12+ years as an elementary school administrator. Lastly, I am passionate about helping others, learning about abuse, helping others in abusive relationships, and helping others understand their worth.
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