Resources: How to Use the iPad/iPod Touch in the Classroom


Learning in Hand
Educational iPod Apps
100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better
Apple Learning Exchange
iPod Touch in Education
iPod Touch in Classroom Presentation
iPod Touch Classroom Online Community

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Free Books for the iPad/iPod Touch

(There are frequently different versions of a book available for free. I have listed the version that has the most appeal and highest rating.)
Alice in Wonderland (Classique)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classique) – collection of 12 stories
A Christmas Carol (Classique)
Myths of Greece and Rome By IndiaNIC, LLC
The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer By BeamItDown Software
Shakespeare By Readdle - complete works
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm By BeamItDown Software
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen By BeamItDown Software

Language Arts - Best Apps


App Name

Cost

Description

Blanks
Free
sharpen your vocabulary in English, drag and drop in word that matches definition given
Word Warp
Free
sharpen your vocabulary, thinking skills, and more - see how many words you can create from the six letters
WordFu
Free
sharpen your vocabulary, thinking skills, and more - pick the letters you can use and then create as many words as possible in the time allowed
Hangman
Free
There are many versions. This version uses a turkey hunter rather than the hanging noose. The words are quite challenging.
Dictionary!
Free
Contains almost 200,000 entries. Some entries use the word in sentence in addition to providing a clear, concise definition.
Dragon Dictation
Free
App transcribes what is said. Useful for students who have problems writing, but not speaking, their ideas.




Mathematics - Best Apps

App Name

Cost

Description

Pop Math
$0.99
understanding the four basic mathematical functions – addition, substraction, multiplication and division.
Flash Math
$0.99
kindergarten through elementary school: The app provides quick little brain exercises to provide an easy way for learning addition and substraction as well as complicated multiplication and divisions.
Graphing Calculator
Free
draw graphs of various functions, supports multiple graph displays, both portrait and landscape view, customized keyboard for keying on equations, set the xmax, xmin, ymax and ymin values, also supports a host of information – log, log10, In, exp, sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, sinh, cosh, tanh, degrees to radians, radians to degrees, absolute value and square root.
SparkCharts

Varies
Study guides for Algebra I and II, Calculus I and II, and Geometry.




Science - Best Apps

App Name

Cost

Description

Hubble
Free
Videos and other information from the Hubble Telescope
Discovery Channel
Free
Access to full length episodes of such popular shows as Mythbusters, daily news, quizzes, photos, and more.
SparkCharts
Varies
Study guides for biology and chemistry.
Rafter
$0.99
Physics - Use physics and geometry to solve a Da Vinci inspired puzzle. 31 levels means the activity can be used more than once.
Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collection
Free
By the American Museum of Natural History








Social Studies - Best Apps

App Name

Cost

Description

Google Earth
Free
iPod version of the well-known free Google Earth featuring maps, including historical maps, 3-D images, and more.
Oregon Trail
Free
Mini version of classic game.
Greek Gods Free
Free
Detailed information based on original Greek gods. No Percy Jackson info here!
Declaration for iPhone and iPod Touch
Free
By Clint Bagwell Consulting








Electives and More - Best Apps

App Name

Cost

Description

General Apps


TaskPaper
$4.99
Great tool for students with ADD or learning disabilities. TaskPaper can help them with to-do lists, outlines, notes, and much more.
iSign
$7.99
iSign is an ASL app that hosts a range of 800 signs for using in different contexts – from as simple as trying to switch on the AC to something as complex as asking for whether an airplane is about to take off.
Animoto
Free
Create and download your Animoto videos, requires an Internet connection.
iTalk Lite
Free
Turn your iPod Touch into a digital recorder.
Flashcards
Free
Create your own flashcards for students to use to review/practice any subject.
Brain Exercise Lite
Free
Challenging brain games to stimulate thought and keep your brain sharp.
Brain Quest Blast Off
$0.99
Divided by grade, Brain Quest Blast Off provides mental challenges and stimulation for grades 2 - 7. Each grade costs $0.99.
1Password
Free
Secure app for storing passwords and credit card info.
Audubon Field Guide to North American Birds
$19.99
Replaces printed field guides with photographs, bird calls, range maps, and an incredible search feature that allows you to put in a bird's characteristics and get a list of probable matches.
Audubon Field Guide to North American Wildflowers
$9.99
Replaces printed field guides. Use the search feature to find probable matches. Photographs are outstanding.

Foreign Languages

Spanish LE 24/7 Tutor
Free
Pick an area of study - Basic Phrases, Town & Country, Food & Dining, plus others. Then choose multiple choice, puzzle, write in, or flash card. App will keep track of scores for each type. The app includes a speaker option to hear the correct pronunciation.
Musical Spanish E Shop
Varies
Learn Spanish through a variety of applications for the iPod and computer
French 24/7 Tutor
Free
Pick an area of study - Basic Phrases, Town & Country, Food & Dining, plus others. Then choose multiple choice, puzzle, write in, or flash card. App will keep track of scores for each type. The app includes a speaker option to hear the correct pronunciation.

Art

Art Lite
Free
Art is organized by artist, with a search feature, quiz, slideshow, and a user created gallery. Eleven painters representing a variety of styles are provided.
Art
$0.99
Paid version of Art Lite. In addition to features included in the free version, the paid version covers over 200 artists. Free update add additional artists. Over 6000 pictures included - more pictures can be downloaded from web.
PhotoShop Mobile
Free
iPod touch version of the popular photo editing software allows user to edit and alter photos stored in iPod.

Music

PianoWork
Free
Turns your iPod Touch into a keyboard (portion of full keyboard). Realistic sounds when keys are touched. Single keys only, chords do not play.
Smithsonian Folkways
Varies
Download a variety of music and sounds from the Smithsonian music collection.

CTE

Cisco Study Guides
Varies
Download exam questions and answers in these study guides based on actual Cisco certification tests.

Personal Productivity



Zillow Real Estate Search
Free
Find the home of your dreams by location and feature. Provides history of sales, taxes, etc. with WiFi access.
Gibson Learn & Master Guitar Application
Free
Videos, tuning feature (requires headphones/mic), and great how-to chording