WWCS has approximately 1000 iPads available for use by teachers and/or students. Some classes have them available for small group use while carts are available in many buildings for whole class work. Below are some links to various sites on creative uses for iPads in the classroom as well as sites for finding relevant Apps to use as well.
- teachwithyouripad – site is a public wiki with some activitiy ideas and hundreds of pages of apps. Use the search function to find relevant apps quickly As there are many empty pages on this site as well.
- APPitic – “a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning.”
- appoLearning – Searchable database of Apps curated by eductators with reviews. Searchable by keyword or content standard. Also has video and websites.
- “Out of This World Apps” – database of Apps created by the Liberty County School System, Georgia
- SpedApps2 – Wiki aimed at Apps for use with special populations, but many of the suggestions could be used with any student.
- iPadagogy YouTube channell
- edtechteacher.org – site allows searching for Apps by device type or by learning activity.
iPad Apps Suggestions
Find out what Apps are being used and suggested by other teachers in the district. Use any one or more of the search boxes to filter the results to just the types you are interested in. If you have an App you would like to suggest, and have added to this list, please click on the submit an App button (be sure to make sure the App isn’t already in the list). SUBMIT YOUR APP HERE
iPads - WWCSD Recommended Apps
|App Name||Description||Cost||Grade Level||Content Area||Sub Content|
|EPIC!||Epic! offers thousands of high quality books for kids 2-12 from well-known authors and publishers, all carefully selected by a panel of teachers, parents and children's book experts. Hundreds of new titles are added weekly. From picture books to chapter books to comic books, non-fiction books and junior novels, Epic! has it all. Create a teacher account for free access: https://www.getepic.com/educators/||FREE||Pre-K/K, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06||Language Arts||Books, Reading Skills|
|Nearpod||The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.||FREE||01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, Instructor||Productivity/Tools||Collaboration, Presentation
|Basic Fraction||Learn and practice the fundamental concepts about fractions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.||FREE||02, 03, 04, 05, 06||Mathematics||Fractions|
|Model UN||The Model UN App is the single best source of easy-to-access information about countries and their backgrounds! Quickly access socio-cultural, infrastructure, and geographic data||FREE||02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12||Social Studies||Current Events, General, Geography/Maps, World Cultures
|3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool||Create your own cell image -Explore a 3D cell Choose from our list of cell structures to learn more about how each structure functions and relates to the other components of the cell. Dive even deeper and create your own stained cell image||FREE||07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12||Science||Biology|
|Better Ears Beginner||Better Ears Beginner« is the free version of »Better Ears«, an educational music and ear training app, which helps you grow your musical skills and enhance your hearing capabilities. There are ten different exercises included, starting from interval recognition all the way to chord progressions - »Better Ears Beginner« has all the features of »Better Ears«, but is limited to one level. 10 different exercises included »Better Ears Beginner« includes 10 different exercises: • Interval recognition • Scale recognition • Chord recognition • Chord progressions • Pitch recognition • Tempo recognition • Key Signature recognition • Interval music reading • Scale music reading • Chord music reading||FREE||05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12||Special Areas||Music|
|Heroes Bicentenarios||The Bicentennial Heroes app takes you by the hand of the characters who gave us fatherland and freedom, because the best way to learn our history, is listening to the same heroes who made it, with multimedia and interactive features.||FREE||05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12||Special Areas||Foreign Language
|VNC Viewer||Remote control your SmartBoard from your iPad.||FREE||Instructor||Productivity/Tools||Presentation, Remote Access to Computer
|Confer||- quickly take notes on individuals and small groups - add a photo to each note - sort your students by the fields in their notes (ie. “strength,” “teaching point” or “next step”) to identify trends and strategy groups - sort your students by the date of their last note, their level, the groups you’ve assigned them to, or how you’ve flagged them - create and manage flexible small groups - export text reports of students and subjects - export subject reports as a spreadsheet - export and import your data onto any device with Confer via email or other cloud based services Users with a Confer account can take their instruction even further by sharing subjects with coteachers, specialists and support staff. This enables each educator to take notes on the same students from separate devices, all while keeping their data synced wirelessly.||$24.99||Instructor||Productivity/Tools||Collaboration, Note Taking, Reports
|Google Drive||• View documents, PDFs, photos, videos, and more • Search for files by name and content • Easily share files and folders with others • Set sharing permissions to view, comment, or edit • Quickly access recent files • See file details and activity • Enable viewing of files offline||FREE||All||Productivity/Tools||Organization|
|Proloquo2Go - Symbol-based AAC||Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app providing a voice to over 125,000 individuals who cannot speak. It is designed to promote growth of communication skills and foster language development through research-based vocabularies. Its innovative features provide support for parents, teachers and therapists to implement AAC best practices.||$249.99||All||Special Needs||Communication, Speech, Visual|
|Notability||powerful, simple note-taking and annotation. Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.||$2.99||All||Productivity/Tools||Note Taking, Organization|
|10 Frame Fill||"10 Frame Fill" provides children practice with recognizing additive "10 Families" (e.g., 1 and 9, 2 and 8, etc.). Set the 10 Frame to fill in sequence or randomly. Use contrasting color chips to fill the 10 frame as you determine the answer. Select to show a corresponding number sentence.||FREE||Pre-K/K, 01, 02, 03||Mathematics||Addition|
|Aurasma||Augmented Reality App - Discover: • Bring tagged images, objects and even physical locations to life with interactive digital content, such as video, animations, and 3D. Create: • Use the simple step-by-step creation wizard within the app to make your own Auras and share them with friends and other Aurasma users. • Build Auras using your own photos and videos, or alternatively, select from thousands of digital animations available on the platform.||FREE||All||Productivity/Tools||Presentation, Augmented Reality|
|Earth Viewer||EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring Earth’s deep history. Based on the latest scientific research, it lets you scroll through the last 4.5 billion years with your fingertips. Layer your view of shifting continents with data on atmospheric composition, temperature, biodiversity, day length, and solar luminosity, to get a more complete view of our dynamic planet. EarthViewer features include: • Continental reconstructions and accompanying data dating back billions of years • World temperature map for the last 100 years • Ability to manipulate the globe and zoom to any location • Locations of modern cities tracked back over 500 million years • In-depth features on major geological and biological events in Earth history • Clickable details on geologic eons, eras, and periods • Automated play modes • Extensive reference list • Suggestions for classroom use • Tutorial videos||FREE||05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, Instructor||Science||Biology, Earth Science, History, Geology|
|Volumize||Build 3D models of things you see in the real world, and explore the relationships between surface area and volume in a powerful and fun 3D modeling environment. Educators can inspire learners to think in 3D space and explore concepts of surface area and volume as they build complex shapes from simple components. Sign up for a free account to access lesson plans, inspirations, and join a community of educators making inspiring learning experiences with Noticing Tools. With Volumize, you can: * Take a picture of something you want to build * Start building on top of the picture with basic solids - rectangular prism, triangular prisms, sphere, cone, cylinder, pyramid * Add shapes on to each other to create complex creations. * Pinch, stretch, resize, and move shapes. * Add skins to any surface or entire shapes to give it a color, pattern, or image - put your face on a building! * Choose from a library of colors, textures, or photos from the Camera Roll. * Explore interactive diagrams that display volume and surface area nets that respond instantly to any change in shape. * Set the scale in English or metric units for your picture to estimate the real volume and surface area. Re-set it to see how these numbers change. * Tell the story of your model with images, text, graphics, and movies. Ideal for middle and high school classrooms, Volumize and accompanying curriculum activities address Common Core Math Standards (CCSM) by integrating content, mathematical practices, and delight! Online professional development courses are also available in October 2015 - learn more at http://noticing.nysci.org||$2.99||07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, Instructor||Mathematics||Geometry, Graphing, Measurements|