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K-12 Apps

ipad-3-schoolUpdated 5-26-18

If you have an app you use in your classroom, please add it to comments at the bottom. I’ll update as soon as possible.

If you’re the developer of a great educational app, please contact me. I’ll review it. If it meets Ask a Tech Teacher standards (high quality, ease of use, no/low advertising, quality educational value), I’ll list it. More details here.

Animation

  1. Puppet Pals HD (free)–Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time

Animals

Annotations

Architecture/Design

  1. Autodesk HomeDesigner

Art-Drawing

Assessments

Audio

Augmented Reality

Backchannel

  1. Socrative

Classroom Management

Coding

Collections

Common Core

  1. Common Core Standards

Digital Citizenship

Digital Notetaking

Digital Portfolios

Digital Storytelling

Economics

Games

  1. That’s Baloney!–educational trivia game

Geography

History

Holidays

How-tos

Human Body

Images

Keyboarding

Languages

  1. Duolingo–learn different languages

Lesson Planning

  1. Nearpod–works on iOS and the web; free or fee; plan lessons and then assess

Letters

Logic

Mandarin Chinese

  1. Learn Chinese with Mandarin Madness–Learn Mandarin Chinese vocabulary the FUN and EASY way with Mandarin Madness the AMAZINGLY EFFECTIVE vocabulary training game.

Maps

  1. LandFormer–Raise and lower terrain to solve puzzles in this unique and challenging game.
  2. 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!

Math

Mind Mapping

Music

News

Parents

Poetry

Posters

Preschool

  1. A Jazzy Day–introduce children to jazz music. Funny and enticing
  2. Talking Tom Cat–repeats what students say

Publishing

Reading

Research

Science

Screencasting-Screenshots

Simulations

Slideshows

Sounds

  1. Belfry Sound Effects–sound effects player written for schools and small scale theatre venues

Spanish

  1. ConjuVerb–contains over 600 of the most used verbs in Spanish

Special Needs

Spreadsheets

  1. Google Sheets--free; create new or edit existing
  2. MS Excel–free; create new or edit existing; no Office 365 subscription required to edit
  3. Spreadsheet Touch–similar to Excel

Study Tools

Thinking

Videocasts

Videos

Visual Learning

Whiteboards

Word Study

Writing

Miscellaneous

  1. 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.
  2. Letter School–for handwriting
  3. PBS Kids–Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA).
  4. Periodic Table of iPad Apps
  5. Scan–fastest, simplest and most user-friendly QR Code and barcode scanner available

18 Responses to K-12 Apps

  1. Kristi Lonheim

    I use VR+ for audio recording. I have found it easy to use, no one has had trouble accessing it with the link, and it will erase after a set number of days.

  2. Sheri

    I am looking for a Timeline Creator and a Geometry manipulative app. Any ideas?

  3. randomrose

    Oh my, this is wonderful. Thank you for all these goodies. I am off to seek out a few. 🙂

  4. Sweetmore

    Very useful resources in the classroom.

  5. Sandi Goerisch

    Thank you for the extensive list of Great Apps. I appreciate having them grouped by subject matter.

  6. Jackie

    Thank you for all these great apps! I can’t wait to try them out

  7. arjen robijn

    start.me enables teachers and students to organize all (educational) bookmarks in one place.

    start.me is free to use for educational organizations.

    More info:
    http://start.me/education.

  8. saddison

    I found this spot really productive wish you keep up the same way as you are http://www.immrama.net/2015/02/how-to-improve-spoken-english-abilities.html

    • Jacqui

      Thanks, Saddison. Why don’t you add it to the Great Websites page? That way, others can find it, too.

  9. Mydhili

    YoungCurrent.com – News for Kids aggregated form vetted child-friendly websites. With in-context vocabulary help, personalized to each Student’s reading ability, customized practice-based-assessments and weekly reports for parents and students.

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