37 Teacher Favorite iPad Apps
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37 Teacher Favorite iPad Apps

Written by 9 February 2012

The following is a guest post from Steve Katz, who currently teaches social studies and is the middle school technology integration specialist at Korea International School in Seoul, Korea.

37 Teacher Favorite iPad Apps

I collected a list of favorite iPad apps that were shared by attendees at the 5th @pple Meetup on Friday, September 23 at Apple Korea Headquarters. If you are a progressive educator who is integrating technology in your classroom in Korea & would like to be invited to future Meetups, please leave a comment on the @pple Meetup blog and we’ll put you on the list.

Apps shared (In no particular order):

1. Flipboard – A fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos, videos, and social networking updates.

2. Zite – Personalized news, articles, blogs, videos and other content from both mainstream and niche publications & sites.

3. SoundCloud -Capture sound & share it online.

4. BrainStorm – Multi-device brainstorming.

5. ProHDR – Fully functional photo editing.

6. CamScanner – Scan using your camera.

7. Diigo Browser – Browser that is very similar to Chrome.

8. PowerSchool – App to access PowerSchool.

9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Interactive Peter Rabbit book.

10. BrainPop – Learn something different each day.

11. Comic Life – iPad version of the popular Apple app.

12. Poplet – Capture ideas & collaborate with others.

13. ScreenChomp – Use this like an interactive whiteboard.

14. GPS Log – Document your adventures & share them online.

15. Google Translate – Translating tool.

16. Word Lens – Translate printed words using your camera.

17. Texit – Easy way to create mathematical equations.

18. Formulus HD – Find the formula you are looking for.

19. Math Ref – Math reference application. Formulas, tips, & examples.

20. EduTecher – Powerful app for free ed tech resources.

21. Jibbigo – Korean speech translator. They have other languages also.

22. My LessonPlan – Lesson plan creator.

23. Audiogalaxy – Stream your music or playlists.

24. RedLaser – Barcode & QR code scanner.

25. i Like Free – Lets you know which apps are free for a limited time.

26. Soundrop – Draw lines & watch as they begin to create music. Very

27. Edmodo – Stay connected to Edmodo.

28. Epic Citadel – Want to see how incredible iPad graphics can be?
Download this.

29. Moms with Apps – Recommendations of children/family friendly apps.

30. Seoul Bus – Seoul bus information, including closest stop & how
many minutes until your bus arrives.

31. GoodReader – Robust pdf reader.

32. AudioNote – Combination notepad & audio notetaker.

33. Idoms – Idioms for English learners.

34. FlickStackr – Flickr photo sharing.

35. Prezi Viewer – View Prezis on the iPad.

36. SnapSeed – Add high quality effecs to your photos.

37. iMapMyRide (iPhone) – Map your bike ride & share rides with others.

Prices not listed. Almost all of the apps are free.

About the Author

Steve Katz currently teaches social studies and is the middle school technology integration specialist at Korea International School in Seoul, Korea. You can connect with Steve via Twitter @stevekatz or by visiting his blog, Teach with Video.

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  • Laura said:

    I’m surprised Webster’s Dictionary with voice entry isn’t on this list. It’s a great ap to use with students while they are editing their writing!

  • Rubin said:

    Wonderful set of tools… I guess everyone has a favorite and is looking for their next favorite. Steve, check out Socratic… all you need to make this useful is a second computer. It is a web based quiz delivery app that is free. I’ve used it for a month and it is great. Several you’ve posted I am looking forward to using. Thanks

  • Steve Katz said:

    Thanks SimpleK12 for posting this!! If you would like the links to all of these apps, I have posted them on my blog. http://www.teachwithvideo.com/blog/2011/09/26/ipad-app-share/
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    Grace Reply:

    You’re welcome! Thanks so much for letting us share these apps with our readers.

  • Rebekah said:

    Love it! Its amazing how the iPad can do all these things. I sometimes wish I could go back to school just to be learning with an iPad! Could I suggest MacJournal – for lesson planning and keeping a record of teachers lessons, emails, meetings etc. It syncs to a desktop version as well.
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  • Pearson School Systems said:

    Thank you for highlighting the PowerSchool apps in this post! We feel very honored.

    -Pearson School Systems team

  • Christie said:


    Thank you for sharing the iPad apps! They are very useful for me! I am a teacher, although I do not have access to iPads for my students in school. I have an iPhone, so I am familiar with some apps but I could use some help in this department. I always give parents websites to great educational resources. With technology continuing to grow and change, many of my students have gotten iPads. I have had parents ask me what apps they can download to help their children at home. I talked with other teachers and parents that knew of some apps and looked up a few up on my phone. Here are some of the free apps that seemed appropriate for elementary students:

    Math Apps

    My math facts app
    Hooda math free math flash cards
    Motion math zoo
    Arithmetick math
    Math tappers: (has four different apps with things we are working on or will be working on in math): Multiples, equivalents, base ten blocks, probability lab
    Pizza fractions
    Solving maths lite
    Math puppy Bingo Challenge

    Language Arts Apps

    K12 timed reading practice lite
    Reading monster town
    Aesops quest
    Daily word Bingo

    Studying Apps

    Mental Note Lite- the digital notepad

    Flash cards Free!

    Flashcards +

    I appreciate that you shared your list, so I figured I would add to it!

    If anybody has other helpful apps, please don’t hesitate to share! It would be greatly appreciated!


    Grace Reply:

    Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing those with us!