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iPad, iPod, iPhone Apps and Resources

In addition to these categorized App Listings, please scroll to the very bottom of this page where you will find lots of PDF Booklets with apps and information for downloading.
App Listings

App Resource List - This site, Recommended iPod Apps, was built by the Escondido Union School District and lists apps by every content area as well as grade level.  There are also specific apps for teachers and administrators.  This is a huge resource and every app has an explanation of what it does with a url to let you download it.  This site is a must view.

App Resources - The iPad Livebinder- My friend Mike has put together a most awesome livebinder with great resources for iPads in education. Lesson plans, apps, and more. There is even a section for administrators which I found very helpful. With over 60,000 hits on Livebinders, Mike must be doing something right!

App Resources - A Media Specialist Guide to the Internet site has an amazing number of sites where you can go to find reviewed apps for the iPad.  This site is definitely a must see and every site is explained before you have to click on the link.  Definitely check this one out!

App Resources - iPads at MSS - This site has lists of apps used in the elementary school at MSS with descriptions and links categorized by content.

App Resources - iPod Touch & iPad Resources - This livebinder has a ton of different resources for all things iPad!

App Resources - Kathy Schrock's iPads in the Classroom - This site has loads of information on apps and other things iPad.  Kathy Schrock is always a great resources for educational technology.

Apple Computers - Apple's own site where educational apps are listed by category.

Best Free iPhone/iPad Apps - Top iPhone/iPad Apps for Kids - It’s an iWorld these days, and iTechnology is making its way into the classroom more and more. Several colleges have given either an iPhone or an iPad to incoming students, as well as some K-12 schools.  

Homework Help - Homework Help Apps  keep reference materials at kids' fingertips and most present topics in a visually appealing or interactive way.  Some of the apps are free and others are not.

iPhone and iPod Touch Apps for Possible Educational Uses - ICTAC site gives you a large list of apps that can be used for education, a brief description of the app and how they might be used.  Even though they are for iPhones and iPods, most will work on the iPad as well.

I Education Apps Review - iEar This site has a host of iPad apps that have been reviewed by educators for every content area! 

iPads in the Classroom - This site from Kathy Schrock will be both a support site for  presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning and it also includes links to other iPad information pages.  There are lists of apps categorized by content area in language arts, foreign language, math, science, social studies, health, reference, productivity, problem solving, music, Internet, eReaders, entertainment, collaboration, creation, current events, assistive technology and art.  

50 Educational Apps for the iPod Touch - 50 Ed Apps is a site with just what it's name implies!  This is a great to find apps by content.

Behavior Helpers

ClassDojo - helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Teachers can use this app to give students realtime feedback while in class - it will sync with the main ClassDojo website.  Better learning behaviors, smoother lessons, and hassle-free data - and it's free for teachers!  It's an engaging program that helps teachers improve classroom behavior. Each child gets an Avatar (monster) of their own. The Avatar displays points student earns throughout the day. It is a real motivator for the students to see their points up on the white board. It also has a whole class feature that shows ,using a pie graph, a percentage of the whole class behavior i.e. 89% has had positive behavior.  One of the best features of this app is that I can give points not only inside the classroom, but when my students are in their specials classes too.

Free Flash Web Browsers

Rover - The free education browser for your iPad. Finally, a free web browser that allows you to use all of those favorite flash based sites that you can't use in Safari.  And the Rover for Education app on the iPad offers firewall compliance and meets standards for the Children’s Internet Protection Act in terms of protecting children from nasty online stuff. It also doesn't allow access to unauthorized sites.

Business - Money Saving & Organizing Apps (Personal Finance)

Budgeting ApplicationsPageonce

Budgeting Applications:  Expensify

Budgeting Applications:  Money

Coupons/Grocery:  Grocery IQ is  a grocery list manager that helps track what you need to pick up, and what you don't need to pick up, at your local grocery.  Also has some coupon options.

Coupons/Grocery:  ValPak is a digital, local coupon mint.

Deb Tracking:  Agile Snowball is useful in keeping tabs on your debt and up-coming bills.

Gasoline:  Gas Buddy allows you to locate the best prices on gas in your area and throughout your trip.

Recipes - Money Saving:  Big Oven shows recipes that incorporate leftovers from previous meals.

Recycling:  Localreuse lets you browse for free used items that would otherwise be trashed or donated to a local goodwill.

Shopping:  Shop Savvy compares item prices on the web and at other locations by snapping a picture of a product's barcode.

Cartoon Makers

Cartoon/Animation Maker App - Toontastic - Creating cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button and tell your stories through play! Once you’re done, share your cartoons with friends & family around the world.

Creating - Apps that Create

Apps that Create Products:  This site lists all kinds of apps that reach the highest level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy - Creating!


eBooks - ICDL or The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) brings a worldwide collection of free children's books to the iPad. The largest collection of its kind, the ICDL spans the globe with thousands of children's books from over 60 countries, in a wide assortment of beautiful languages with captivating illustrations. 

iBooks. A more specialized function of the iPad is the ability to download e-books to the bookshelf app iBooks. Several other sources of EPUB (iPad format) books provide access to free books for download, such as Google Books, ePubBooks, FeedBooks, and Project Gutenberg. One other web- site to consider is http://calibre-eb- ook.com. This website provides a free open source tool for creating EPUB books from a variety of files, including HTML, LIT, PDF, and TXT, among others. Additionally, iBooks allows users to upload PDFs through iTunes and view them with- in iBooks.   


Braineos is a
 fun site for students to create flashcards to play educational games on a wide variety of subjects.

CoboCards -  CoboCards  - A nice site and mobile app for creating and sharing flashcards. Great way to collaborate with others.

EdiscioEdiscio is a great site for creating flashcards and arranging them into boxes.

Fauxflash - A wonderful site for creating flashcards and searching through
educational categories. These flashcards can contain images as well.

FlashCardFriends - A nice site for creating flashcards. FCF is also a social networking site which allows for collaboration as well as the ability to edit existing decks.

Quizlet - A neat little site for creating flashcards that's ideal for studying vocabulary, languages, or more.  Also a nice site for playing studying games.

Smash Cards - An innovative site that uses augmented reality for creating flashcards for English and reading.

Social Decks - A nice site for sharing flashcards via a unique URL that allows others to edit.

Study Blue - A great site for creating flashcards from photos, audio, or notes and then sharing with others.  SB also offers a wonderful mobile app for studying on the go.

Study Shuffle - One of the best sites for creating flashcards that teachers can use to track students' progress.

Study Stack - A nice all-in-one solution for creating and studying flashcards.  Includes lots of educational "stacks" to browse through.

Word Dynamo - An excellent site for creating flashcards.  Users can take quizzes, view study guides, play games, and more.

Yappr - A nice online community for creating a flashcard or quiz.

Zendo - A great site for turning notes into flashcards.

Foreign Language

Spanish Language Course - Hello-Hello.com, a market leading language learning website, announced the launch of their iPad app that will be available starting on April 3rd. Apple has approved Hello-Hello's language learning app for the Grand Opening of the iPad App Store. The Hello-Hello iPad app will be priced at $4.99 initially and will feature Hello-Hello's complete Spanish course developed in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The Spanish language app will be available upon the iPad's release and apps for other languages will be launched in the coming weeks. Future iPad apps from Hello-Hello will include social networking features that will allow language learners to interact with native speakers of the language they are learning. You will be able to find the app on iTunes store through the following link, once available:


Thud! Presidents is a presidential trivia game developed by parents and industry experts with over 50 years of education industry experience. Questions include: Who was the first president to visit China? Which president became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? Who said “The buck stops here”? Which president kept grizzly bears on the White House lawn? and more.  It features more than 1,000 questions featuring facts, quotes, and historical trivia; 40 puzzles; 2 levels of play: Brainy, for those who want to test their knowledge, and Insaney, for those who know way too much about US history.


Kindergarten Apps is a site where iPad apps are listed just for Kindergartners.


Lesson Ideas - iPad: Ideas To Inspire- From the widely popular series, there are now 47 ideas how to use the iPad in the classroom. Don't miss this one.

Sample Lessons
- Sample Lessons-iPads In Education-5 Quick Lessons using various iPad apps. You could use these as an example for lessons you might write.

Lesson Plans - The iPad Livebinder- My friend Mike has put together a most awesome livebinder with great resources for iPads in education. Lesson plans, apps, and more. There is even a section for administrators which I found very helpful. With over 60,000 hits on Livebinders, Mike must be doing something right!


Manipulatives/Fractions - Motion Math - This app was runner-up in both the Most Innovative Product/Service and Most Likely to Succeed in the Education Market.  This software turns a handheld device into a virtual manipulative.  This provides students with a game-based interaction with math to help them crack the mystifying world of fractions.

Math Apps -
Math LiveBinder is digital portfolio that has tons of math apps for the iPad.  There is definitely something for everyone here. 

Mathematics Counting  for Elementary School -
Arithmaroo 1  - Counting is easier for elementary-age kids when they can actually see number patterns and relationships.  This app screen displays numbers in three different ways --as an arrangement of objects, as a numeral, and on a grid.  There are also other elements as well.  This app is an app star finalist for 2010.  It is highly rated.

Mathematics Counting  for Elementary School - Happi Math - Math games for children. This app would integrate nicely into my math curriculum. It teaches children how to count using their fingers. 

Reference for Math - Math Ref -  This is a surprisingly broad compendium of widely used formulas, nicely organized and displayed. The latest revision adds appealing graphics that make what was very good great. A wonderful reference for any college student in math and related fields and graduates searching for reminders.


Animation - Flip It - This doodling tool lets you animate your drawings for a flip book effect.

iMovieMake beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Create spectacular trailers and thrilling home movies in minutes.* And share your finished projects with the world — right from iMovie. 

Prezi ViewerGo to http://prezi.com and create a presentation by placing images, videos, and other media on a virtual canvas and grouping content in frames. Then download the finished Prezi to the iPad. You can drag to pan and pinch to zoom for an on-the-fly presentation. 

PE Apps

Coach's Eye - You can’t fix what you can’t see! Video capture with slow-motion review, drawing tools, and simple sharing.

Chronology Timer. This app provides up to 12 timers (countdown/count-up), making it perfect for conducting various fitness tests with large groups of students.

10 Exciting Apps to Enhance Physical Education - This article gives your 10 apps with links and descriptions that PE teachers will find useful.

Weather Channel Max. This app provides forecasts and up-to-date radar screens, bringing joy to any physical education teacher who has had to plan both in- door and outdoor lesson plans for the same activity when there is a threat of rain.


Reference/Science/Math/Research - With Wolfram|Alpha on your iPad, you can explore a vast world of knowledge, whether hanging out at the local coffee shop or relaxing on your couch. Use Wolfram|Alpha to discover new information about the world and to breathe expert knowledge into any facet of your life.

Reference/Social Studies - USA Factbook - features descriptions of all 50 states.

Reference/Social Studies - States and Capitals - States and their capitals are one of the first things students need to memorize in elementary school. Help your child master this requirement, and become a SuperKid in school!

Resources for Using iPads in Your Classroom

Cybrary Man - Cybrary Man's iPad Resources- is  great page with tons of resources related to everything iPad. There is more stuff in here than just iPads in education. There is general info, app reviews and more. (And some good info on iPad 2.)

iPads for Learning
- iPads for Learning This website is for educators who want to learn about using iPads in education. Here you will find information about the Victorian school iPads for Learning trial including specially selected apps,
classroom ideas and technical tips. 

Tony Vincent - Tony Vincent's iPad Resources- Tony is considered by many the expert when it comes to these devices in the classroom. He has a plethora of resources on everything iPad including a great interactive that shows you Tony's must have apps.

iPads4EducationiPads4Eduation-This network of over 150 members is a great place to connect with other iPad in education users, post a question on the forum or read the posts to get ideas to see what others are doing.

iPad Livebinder
- The iPad Livebinder- My friend Mike has put together a most awesome livebinder with great resources for iPads in education. Lesson plans, apps, and more. There is even a section for administrators which I found very helpful. With over 60,000 hits on Livebinders, Mike must be doing something right!

TECHNOaim Wiki - Technoaim is a site created by the Department of Education that lists all kinds of technology for classroom use including all sorts of iPad apps and resources on finding vetted iPad apps.

Special Education

Common Core Apps for Special Needs Students - This article gives a list of apps categorized by content area and listed with the CCSS that they meet as well as a description of the app.  

Special Education Apps - Scribd is a site that list many different iPad apps for use in Special Education.  Each App is categorized with a description of what can be done with the App.

Special Education Apps Review Podcast Videos - Apps for Children with Special Needs - is designed to showcase iPad Apps that can help families with special needs children decide if the APP is appropriate for them or indeed what they thought it was. We do this by demonstrating the APP on video to show how it works before you buy it.

Teacher's Helpers

Gradebook Pro. This virtual gradebook supports weighted and standard grading and student attendance. It also provides data backup and restore on Dropbox, and you can track multiple classes and terms. This app has all the basics as well as the bells and whistles any teacher could wish for.

My LessonPlan. This app offers instant access to all of your lesson plans. You can create, customize, save, email, and print lesson plans. You can even save them as a backup in iTunes.

Splashtop Whiteboard. This app turns your iPad into a mobile interactive whiteboard. Connect to a computer over Wi-Fi; control audio, video, and desktop applications; and annotate content directly from the iPad. Splashtop Whiteboard works with all major interactive whiteboards.

Grader. Since 1894, teachers across the United States have been using the Kurtz Brothers E-Z Grader to calculate percentages. Using that same con- cept, educators enter the number of questions on a test or assignment, and Grader generates a chart that displays grade percentages.

LogMeIn. This app allows a user to access the desktop of a computer through an iPad. Although I don’t see the current iPad replacing a desktop computer for most teachers, its size, weight, internet access, battery life, and apps make it an extremely useful tool in today’s classroom and gymnasium.


Webinar - ISTE iPad In Education Webinar Resources-A while back ISTE ran a great webinar with some fabulous educators on using iPads in the classroom. This site has loads of information, a collection of articles, lists of apps and information on Apple's Volume Purchasing Program.

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