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  – vocabulary, spelling lists, free activities

Science 360 – this app offers streaming video on a wide array of science topics.
History pin!/geo:51.6,0.05/zoom:7/  – Teachers can use this site/app to pin pictures and information related to historical topics.

Wunderlist  – manage your to-do list.

Project Noah  or – tool to document and explore wildlife.

Virtual tour – Library of Congress – Take a virtual tour of the Library of Congress.

iTunesU – Download the app or visit the link for more information on virtual courses from a wide range of K-12, Colleges, or Universities.

Quizlet – or – create and deploy quizzes on the app or online.

Kindle – 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. – or

Zite – This curation tool lets you gather articles from your favorite web news sources –

Sockpuppets – This app lets you create your own sock puppet videos with backgrounds, scenery, and yes, sock puppets- – Look up any word, root word, synonym, antonym…you name it. or

Space images – images and videos of stars, planets, and space.  From NASA –

Sphere 360 –  Explore or create 360∘ moments with this app using panoramic photos.

Bloomberg app – Math and Finance app by Bloomberg –

Khan academy – video tutorials on educational topics – or

History maps – Interactive Maps of the world for iPad.

Stack the states – Learn the 50 states and their place on the map –

Simple K12 app – Stay in Touch with SimpleK12 PD on your iPad –

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