There are often conversations flying around Twitter about the best iPad apps for schools. I had one last week. Here are the top apps I cannot live without as I use them on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
1. Dropbox – a girl can never have enough storage.
2. Explain Everything – the best ‘interactive whiteboard’ (and more) I have found.
3. YouTube – from clips to show in lesson, to a place to upload my pupils’ work, I love YouTube.
4. WordPress – I’m using it now, so say no more.
5. Pearltrees – the place where I can save all those web pages I haven’t quite read yet.
6. QR Reader – I use this to create QR codes for my classroom.
7. Numbers – I create spreadsheets for all my pupil assessment data.
8. Feeddler – an RSS tool I use to show me who has updated their blogs.
9. Posterous – the blogging tool I prefer for quickly sharing content on pupil projects.
10. Remote – technically an iPhone app, it works with my iPad to control Keynote presentations.
1. Aurasma – if I can turn it into augmented reality in my classroom, I will!
2. Book Creator – a lovely authoring tool which can be used across the curriculum.
3. i-Nigma – the fastest QR reader I have found.
4. iCanAnimate – simple animation tool (but do get yourself a tripod or stand).
5. iMovie – drop in your animations, Keynote slides, music… Endless possibilities.
6. Pages – word processing tool for all those paperless lessons.
7. Keynote – we all need a presentation tool.
8. Sock Puppets – for those pupils who don’t like recording themselves directly.
9. iPrompt Pro – an autocue app that helps pupils with presentation and fluency.
10. Comic Life – as it says, a comic authoring tool, great for creating display work too.
Oh, and I keep forgetting Safari and Google are apps…
Here is my third and final list – the nothing to do with education apps, possibly addicted to, or just need them apps:
1. Twitter – technically it is keeps me in touch with my PLN, but I have a social life too.
2. Path – social networking for the more discerning.
3. Boxed In (1,2 & 3) – totally addictive game.
4. Tiny Bang – this week’s couldn’t put it down game. Clever puzzles and lovely artwork.
5. TypeDrawing – why write it if you can draw it.
6. Action Movie – for that moment when you need to blow something up.
7. Pixlromatic – I have a lot of photography apps, this is one of my favourites.
8. TVCatchup – it may be called catch up but it actually let’s you watch live TV.
9. TuneIn Radio – all the radio stations you want at your fingertips.
10. Cut the Rope – Om Nom is just too cute.