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- Puppet Pals HD (free)–Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time
- Toontastic–empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their cartoons through imaginative play.
- Nearpod–works on iOS and the web; free or fee; plan lessons and then assess; send an image and have students draw on the screen with their answers
- Socrative–iOS and web
- Educreations–video a whiteboard explanation of how students are completing a task
- QR Stuff–send almost any type of file to a QR code–includes YouTube videos and audio files (create the QR online and scan with an app)
- Learn English with English Eruption–fun, fast paced arcade game that will teach you 240+ english words
- That’s Baloney!–educational trivia game
- Duolingo–learn different languages
- Nearpod–works on iOS and the web; free or fee; plan lessons and then assess
- Learn Chinese with Mandarin Madness–Learn Mandarin Chinese vocabulary the FUN and EASY way with Mandarin Madness the AMAZINGLY EFFECTIVE vocabulary training game.
- LandFormer–Raise and lower terrain to solve puzzles in this unique and challenging game.
- Stuck on Earth–A new kind of travel app that brings you the best places in the world to visit, photograph, and experience. It’s the ultimate app for explorers, photographers, and daydreamers.
- TapQuiz Maps–Play TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game!
- A Jazzy Day–introduce children to jazz music. Funny and enticing
- Talking Tom Cat–repeats what students say
- Tappy Alphabet–learn letters in a fun way
- Belfry Sound Effects–sound effects player written for schools and small scale theatre venues
- ConjuVerb–contains over 600 of the most used verbs in Spanish
- Spanish Smash–Learn Spanish vocabulary the FUN and EASY way
- Google Sheets--free; create new or edit existing
- MS Excel–free; create new or edit existing; no Office 365 subscription required to edit
- Spreadsheet Touch–similar to Excel
- Color Uncovered–Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium.
- Letter School–for handwriting
- PBS Kids–Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA).
- Periodic Table of iPad Apps
- Scan–fastest, simplest and most user-friendly QR Code and barcode scanner available