Appitic - App Collections - Suggestions for Educators - June 2014

K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy from Diane Darrow on Edutopia

Graphite - from Common Sense Media
There are no limits to what a great educator can achieve when they have the right tools. Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Media, helps teachers find, understand, and share the best digital learning products available.

Apptually - Apps to support learning
This is absolutely the best list I have seen for apps for mobile devices (includes Android apps, too). Note: It's 108 pages in length, therefore you may want to just download and NOT print it all. The file is full of links, so the downloaded pdf will be more useful. It is getting a little outdated (c) 2012, so some of the apps may no longer be available.

My Haiku Deck - awesome new free app alternative to Keynote and PowerPoint - now available as web-based and as an app for the iPad!
NEW feature I LOVE - Haiku Deck files export to PowerPoint!

A SUPER Pinterest site with iPad categories - from Ken Peterson, a retired teacher, site administrator,
and EdTech professional committed to facilitating 21st Century Teaching & Learning.

Here's the AWESOME LiveBinders on using iPads in the classroom
compiled by Patricia Haley, #1 NWOET Consultant -

"These two sites are recent ones I've found for app ideas for all the possibilities on classroom use of iPads," noted JayEm.
edtechteacher: 21st Century Learning
There's an App for That - Parts 1 - 11

The IPad As...

Highly recommended app by JayEm for users new to iPad:
Tips & Tricks for iPad Lite - free (This is an app, not an ebook.)

  • If you want more tips & tricks consider - Tips & Tricks - iPad Secrets (iOS 5 Edition) - great resource for the new iPad user - now just $.99, was $2.99
  • Try LITE version first...then if you like it, go for the full version.

Newest Resources added:
ND-iPad 4 Educators Workshops (lots of good stuff here)

MacWorld's App Guide - iPad, iPod touch, & iPhone app reviews from our editors—and you!

University of Alabama - College of Arts & Sciences iPad page - check out the videos (scroll down):

Not the prettiest, but take a look at this list of sites that review iOS apps:

Using 1 iPad in the Classroom:

Another good site for Google Apps on the iPad

Videos on how schools are using the iPad in the classroom:
Longer video from Belton ISD in Texas:
Short video from CBS News:

Video Tutorial: Getting General Information about Your iPad

5 Tips to iPad Deploymentsfrom the Evolving Classroom blog

Article - My Ten Most Used Apps to Become Fluent on the iPad by Silvia Tolisano-Langwitches
Download pdf document here from my Dropbox public folder
(Judy's training tip: Open in a note taking app that will allow annotating, highlighting, etc. My free fav note taking app at this time for annotating PDFs is SmartNote Free. I like it best in the horizontal direction so notes can be typed in the left-hand pane. The papers available on the free version make it a pretty cool app to create your notebooks of your own, too.)

Tips And Tricks For Saving Battery Life On Your iPhone And iPad

The Impact of the iPad on K-12 Schools

By Tanya Roscorla
on February 9, 2011 Classroom Technology & Infrastructure

Printing from an iOS device? Easy if you have an AirPrint compatible printer. See lists of H-P, Canon, Epson, Brother and Lexmark at this Apple Support site:

Web Apps for Education

FREE App - Browser that runs Flash animations & videos - check it out! ROVER

Download this great hand-out on how to make your own textbooks (ePub format) to add to your iOS mobile device - Mac or Win.

NEW! iPad Tricks & Tips slide presentation (PowerPoint and Keynote versions) - download here:

ONLY FOUR CLICKS TO INSTALL THESE APPS! It's suggested to download these recommended apps ASAP (all FREE)!
They are in order of priority for this training. Click on the link below for each and then click again on the blue button that says
'View in iTunes.' Click on Free and then Install.

You can always expect good things from Kathy Schrock!
Have you seen her links to iPad applications that target the various levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

Web sites that focus on iPads for learning: Some states have already created resources for their school districts to help align instruction and instructional materials to common core areas.
Check out this searchable database of apps from Utah Education Network for various devices for finding apps to help extend curriculum ideas and common core instructional areas. From Tonya Koenig, NWOET; make sure to scroll down to see the elementary links (Lial training) iPads in Education - a blog created by Sam Gliksman Lucy's iPad Resources - 'public' Google Doc (not pretty, but oh so many great links!) iEducation Apps Review - a community effort to grade 'educational apps,' a site founded by a technology faciliator, Scott Meech, in a school in Kenilworth, Illinois More good ideas for apps, found when visiting Scott Meech's Twitter page. He's also the founder of this site. APPitic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning. (shared by Trish Haley) (do a search for iPad or blogs)
****/ (not exactly a blog - It's a ning - an online platform for people to create their own social networks) (not exactly a blog post for iPads, but the majority of iPhone apps will run on an iPad, too) (I am going to let you discover how this blog is connected to our class.)

Ed Tech Podcasts that focus on iPads for learning (there are lots more, I ran out of time looking):
iPad Today -
The iPad Show -
The iPad Podcast -

Download the entire iPad User Guide in the iBooks Store - FREE
One can also see the full document at:

Here's a great site on iPad with tips, tricks, and tutorials. Thanks to Ben Thaxton, Ada Ex. Village Schools, for sharing it with me!

Serious problems with your iPad - See this site:

Apple Volume Purchase Program for Education

Apple Volume Purchase Program Explained in Tony Vincent's blog

iPad Classroom Integration

62 (and growing) Interesting Ways to Use an iPad in the Classroom

Wonderful Web sites for classroom integration of iPads —
Learning in Hand -Tony Vincent's site at:

Great lists of iPad apps by Nathan Stevens at:

Another great iPad wiki:

Comprehensive lists of iPad/iPod touch apps at:

Another great blog about all educational technologies, but lately there's been a lot on mobile devices and apps! See Kelly Croy's blog at:

More great links:

App lists from OCALI - for students with diverse learning needs (download below):

iWork templates shared by Kelly Croy, Oak Harbor Middle School:
(You'll need Pages & Keynote to open these files - either on your Mac computer or your iPad. See Kelly's Web site at:

In class activity ~

Creating an ePub book you can add to your iBooks library.

Make sure you have iBooks app loaded on your iPad!
Download this Pages file to your Mac lab computer (Mac side):

Got this list from Tech & Learning ezine:

Sites for Using iPads in Education by Lisa Nielsen

June 20, 2011
Following an iPad in Education workshop led by Meg Wilson (@iPodsibilities on Twitter) that was held at Apple last week, I asked an Apple employee to share with me useful materials for follow up.

Here are the sites that were suggested:
Lisa Nielsen is best known as creator of The Innovative Educator blog and Transforming Education for the 21st Century learning network. Lisa is an outspoken and passionate advocate of innovative education. She is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on "Thinking Outside the Ban" and determining ways to harness the power of technology for instruction and providing a voice to educators and students. Based in New York City, Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities helping schools and districts to educate in innovative ways that will prepare students for 21st century success. Her first book “Teaching Generation Text” is set for a fall 2011 release. You can follow her on Twitter @InnovativeEdu.

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.