April 13, 2012

Weekly iPad Resources and Suggestions from EdTechTeacher (4/2)


In addition to this annotated list of apps and ideas, EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec and Beth Holland also maintain the iPad for ETT Diigo Group as well as The iPad As… page which groups apps and resources based on learning goals.

There are NEW additions to the The iPad As… page. Take a look at: I want my students to use the iPad to stay organized. and I want to use the iPad to conduct video / virtual conferences in the classroom.

SAT Vocabulary Building for ACT SAT and GRE Preparation

This site offers tools for studying vocabulary. There is also a selection of apps available. What makes this interesting for students is the visuals provided by both images as well as video to give additional cues for learning words.

Tags: vocabulary, SAT, dictionary, words, ipad, apps, education, english, middle school

Star Walk for iPad – interactive astronomy guide for iPad

For any student interested in Astronomy, this is a very cool app. It is also a great experience with augmented reality and could be used as a way to spark ideas about other content as well.

Tags: ipad, astronomy, apps, science

OmniGraffle for iPad

This is the app version of the Mac program and offers a comprehensive solution for diagraming, charting, designing pages, creating wireframes, and more. It is expensive, $49.99, but full of features.

Tags: iPad, apps, graphic, organizer

Idea Sketch

Mindmapping app for the iPad

Tags: mindmapping, mindmap, iPad

Free Graphing Calculator

This free graphic calculator can also serve as a Scientific Calculator, has graphing capabilities, offers a unit converter, and can create a table of functions from values entered. It also has a set of references for formulas.

Tags: ipad, apps, education, math, calculator, graphing, equations

Bento for iPad

This app is a complete project management application that creates a personal database on your iPad.

Tags: ipad, apps, organization


Create posters on the iPad

Tags: posters

Intro to Letters, by Montessorium

This app has been featured in the Apple iPad commercials for teaching young students to write their letters. Beyond the ability to trace, the app also records letter sounds, names, and phonograms.

Tags: ipad, apps, education, elementary, reading, writing

Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad: A Comparison « Technology, Innovation, Education

Mindmapping App reviews for the iPad.

Tags: Mindmap, mindmapping


Screen share from a Mac or PC to an iPad.  Mac app will create a code, enter the code into the iPad app and the screen will appear.
FREE & 250 viewers at once per screen.

Tags: screenshare

iUpgradeTV – YouTube

YouTube Channels on how to use the iPad as a remote IWB device.

Tags: IWB

VoiceThread – Digital Library

We use VoiceThread in a lot of our EdTechTeacher workshops as it is completely web based and now includes an iPad app. As a tool, it can create digital stories, be used for foreign language exercises, or support the creation of collaborative study aids. This library is a database of articles about successful VoiceThread projects.

Tags: voicethread, digitalstorytelling, Web2.0, education, ipad, apps

Joining a Google+ Hangout from the iPad — iPad Insight

Blog post on joining Google Hangouts on the iPad

Tags: meetings, Hangout, Google+, conference, conferencing

Documents To Go® – Office Suite

This app is another way to access Microsoft Office files from the iPad.

Tags: ipad, apps, Microsoft

Common Core Look-fors (Mathematics, Technology)

“CCL4s provides an interface for entering observation data as well as access to all the Content Standards for Mathematics K-12 and the ISTE NETS.S. The collected observation data can be shared via email or with our unique built-in instant meeting. The graphs are very interactive and allow observers to merge different observations to compare and contrast different teachers or the same teacher over time. Using the Timeline feature, observers can track the observed Look-fors through time.”

Tags: commoncore, education, edtech, ipad, apps, math

i Tell a Story

Digital Storytelling app for the iPad

Tags: digitalstorytelling, ipad, iPadApps

Apps by IEP Goals/Skills | Technology in (Spl) Education

This is a great list from Technology in Special Education. It organizes apps by skill, content area, and function.

Tags: iPad, apps, education, elementary, differentiation, special, ed


This is the math app that has been featured in numerous iPad commercials. It is a great product for arithmetic drills and includes problems for addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

Tags: ipad, apps, education, math

Google+ App for iPhone</a>

The iPhone app allows you to access Google Hangouts on the iPad. Note that you can’t create a hangout on the iPad, but you can join one.

Tags: meetings, conference, conferencing, Hangout, Google+


Mindmapping app for the iPad.

Tags: mindmapping, mindmap

Middletown’s iPad Project

This blog from Middletown City Schools is another good example of iPads in practice.

Tags: ipad, apps, education, examples

Paper by FiftyThree

Drawing app for the iPad

Tags: no_tag

How to Print from Your iPad: Printer and Printing Options | iPad Academy

This is a great post from iPad Academy about how to print from your iPad.

Tags: ipad, printer, airprint

Motion Pictures

Free app to create time lapse movies on the iPad

Tags: motion


This ap for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad allows you to hold virtual Meetings on the iPad.

Tags: meetings, conference, conferencing

An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog

Good overview of apps and ideas for starting to teach with iPads.

Tags: ipad, apps, education, edtech

Observation 360 Classroom Walkthroughs

This product from the School Improvement Network facilitates administrative classroom walkthroughs in that it leverages the camera capabilities of the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch and integrates it with assessment tools designed to give teachers constructive feedback.

Tags: education, observation, iPad, apps, administration

Inclusive Design – Download free content from Apple Distinguished Educators on iTunes

This is a free set of podcasts from a group of Apple Distinguished Educators regarding iPads and Inclusive Design.

Tags: ipad, itunes, podcast, inclusive design, differentiation

Custom Boards

This is an evidence-based app to support speech and occupational therapists as well as special education instructors or parents looking to support their children. It is pricey – $39.99 – but that is less expensive than computer based versions of similar products.

Tags: ipad, apps, special education, SPL, differentiation


“A simple Decimal/Roman number converter that will calculate whole numbers from 1 through 3,999,999. Additionally, there is a Quiz mode that quizzes the user – available in either decimal or roman numeral mode.”

Tags: ipad, apps, education, math, calculator

Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation – iPads in Education

A great article about how to prepare a school for iPad Implementation.

Tags: implementation