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Our iPad in Education course alumni share with us their favorite classroom iPad apps. Here are the most popular:

Animation Creator HD
Simple, yet powerful drawing tools, color palettes, color sliders, and easy to use frame management allows students to bring stale concepts to life with animation.

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Use Animation Creator HD to bring stale educational concepts to life with simple, yet powerful, animation.

Evernote
Evernote is a great productivity app for teachers. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders – and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at school, or on the go. Imagine a classroom lab experiment students can relive through pictures, voice and video notes.

FlashCards++
Use FlashCards++ in your classroom to help your students study any topic, like vocabulary, definitions, grammar, or anything else, so they’ll ace the test and also develop long-term memory. You can create your own flashcards, or use what others have already created.

iBooks
iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. Students can flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to their favorite passages. They can also experience gorgeous Multi-Touch textbooks designed for the iPad.

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Use Evernote and capture picture, voice, and video notes of classroom projects.

Notability
Notability provides the tools to capture handwritten ideas and information in the classroom or anywhere. The app enables easy sharing and collaboration between teachers, students, and classrooms.

StoryKit
Create an electronic storybook with your students. Now your students’ stories, field trips, presentations, and projects can be shared in a personalized electronic book.

Tonalis
Tonalis is a new concept in music software. It performs four part harmonization. Enter in a melody and Tonalis will compute the bass-line, alto, and tenor parts automatically. Students can instantly produce original compositions in class.

Tonara
Great for music educators, Tonara is the next generation sheet music application. It listens to you. As you play, it shows where you are on the score and automatically turns the pages.

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Use Notability to capture handwriting and easily share or collaborate with others.

VoiceThread
You can create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. Display your iPad screen via a projector for a truly dynamic classroom experience.

Zite
Zite is a free personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it. Zite delivers all the great news, articles, blogs, and videos you want – and helps you, and your students, discover new stuff that you’ll love.

iPad in Education is a three credit graduate level course from Wisconsin Lutheran College that provides educators with hands-on experience and real-world strategies. An iPad is included within the course. Credits from the iPad in Education course may be transferred into our Master of Arts in Education program.

*Note: All iPad app descriptions adapted from iTunes.Apple.com

Posted in: Instructional Technology, iPad in Education, Master of Arts in Education

2 Responses so far.

  1. Nosgoth1979 says:

    Great list, although I think there are way better alternatives than iBooks, for instance Kindle, but that’s just me. I love all the entertainment options having an iPad gives me. My favorite though, is definitely the Dish Remote Access app from my employer, DISH. Combined with a Sling Adapter (which is a small, inexpensive device) hooked up to my receiver, it allows me to stream all of my live channels and DVR content straight to my iPad. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who travels a lot or lives an on-the-go lifestyle.

  2. AGS Staff says:

    @Nosgoth1979: Thanks for the comment. We agree, Kindle is a great app; however, for a teacher, iBooks offers pairing with iAuthor and iTunes U for a truly interactive textbook experience. Thank you for sharing the Dish Remote Access app!