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Explore the possibility of using the iPad App Store in the classroom.


iPad App Review: Drawp
Drawp is a drawing app with over 200 colors and textures, voice recording, unlimited art storage and coloring pages designed by leading artists.

iPad App Review: YAKiT Kids
Put words to any photo or graphic, and make quick and fun animated videos with multiple scenes.

Students learn the basic premise behind bridge-building and can use a variety of techniques to span a number of openings.

iPad App Review: ABC Circus
This alphabet and phonics app is great for Pre-K and kindergarten.

iPad App Review: Whirly Word
How many words can you discover from six letters? That is the challenge presented by Whirly Word.

iPad App Review: 3D Brain
A comprehensive, digital model of the human brain, complete with scientific information detailing its parts and their functions.  

iPad App Review: The Room 2
Enter a compelling world of mystery and exploration by following a trail of cryptic letters from an enigmatic scientist known only as “AS.”

iPad App Review: Mibblio
Mibblio touts itself as the first musically interactive storybook app of its kind. It aims to get children excited about reading by incorporating music into its stories.

iPad App Review: Numbugs
Numugs is a fast-paced math game app that provides a fun way for children to improve their mental arithmetic skills.  

iPad App Review: Managing the Gift
This app provides conscientious educators with a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of ADD/HD.  

iPad App Review: JA Build Your Future
This comprehensive app allows students to explore over 100 careers; determine what levels of education are required; learn about potential income; and calculate the cost of education, including comparing the cost of private universities and in-state and out-of-state public universities.  

iPad App Review: Madagascar Math Ops
An adventure game featuring popular characters from the Madagascar films, this app strengthens students’ math skills.

iPad App Review: Polar Go Fit
This app allows PE teachers to see how hard students are exercising during class. It enables teachers to view and measure their students’ performance and evaluate them based on individual effort.

iPad App Review: Shakespeare in Bits
Featuring the voice talents of Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen, along with nearly three hours of engaging animation and unabridged text, Shakespeare in Bits - Romeo & Juliet promises to engage the mind and render the hearts of all who view, read and listen to it.

iPad App Review: Grid Lines
This Battleship®-style math game, intended for upper-elementary and middle-school students, helps kids practice plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate grid in all four quadrants.

iPad App Review: Happy Geese
Designed for younger students with special needs, this app takes two popular classic board games and creates simplified versions of each. Added to these simple versions is an intuitive way for educators to gradually introduce each feature of the game when a student is ready.

iPad App Review: Classroomo Dojo
This app helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can then share with parents and administrators.

iPad App Review: Barefoot World Atlas
This interactive 3D globe invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the wonders of planet Earth.

iPad App Review: Observe and Learn
This app lets users step into the shoes of an animal behavior scientist by conducting an investigation. Students can use this app to study their favorite animals anywhere, anytime…at the local zoo or park, in their back yards, or (in the case of pets) even in their living rooms.

iPad App Review: Play at Home WIth Daniel
Perfect for the early childhood classroom, this app lets younger learners share in some of Daniel’s everyday experiences, which are probably a lot like their own. As they play, young children will be learning about their place in the world.

iPad App Review: Fit Brains Trainer
Not tied to any one academic discipline, the Fit Brains Trainer is designed to exercise the brain in a general way.

iPad App Review: Thesaurus Rex
From the people at, this thesaurus app does far more than indentify related words.

iPad App Review: Leonardo da Vinci Anatomy
This app offers high-definition renderings of some of da Vinci’s most famous anatomical drawings.

iPad App Review: Wunderlist2
Wunderlist 2 is a brilliant way for educators to manage and share their daily to-do lists. It takes all the lists the user enters and makes them available to any device, tablet, phone or computer, regardless of OS.

iPad App Review: News-O-Matic
News-O-Matic is a fun and interactive daily digital newspaper for kids.

iPad App Review: Stitch
Stitch allows users to create impressive video presentations in three to five minutes via their iOS devices. Users provide the pictures and text, and the app does the rest.

iPad App Review: HSVPL Newton's 2nd Law Of Motion
The Newton’s Second Law lab uses a laboratory cart to investigate the relationships among the force applied to an object and the mass and acceleration of the object.

iPad App Review: Keynote
This is Apple’s in-house counterpart to Microsoft’s PowerPoint. Keynote allows the user to create and edit entire multi-media presentations via iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac and save them as PowerPoint files to be used via PCs.

iPad App Review: Macbeth
Shakespeare’s darkest and most-performed play comes to life in this video-enhanced edition from Providence eLearning.

iPad App Review: The Room
Hailed as one of the best-ever apps developed for iPad, The Room is an immersive, puzzle-solving game that forces the user to apply critical thinking, spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills.  

iPad App Review: Earth Viewer
Based on the latest scientific research, EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring the deep history of planet Earth.

iPad App Review: Pyramids 3D
With this app, students can explore the incredible pyramids and tombs of ancient Egypt.

iPad App Review: Atlas By Collins
There's just so much packed into this app that it can be tough for users to decide which globe and feature to explore first.

iPad App Review: Gradebook Pro
GradeBook Pro is a powerful, easy-to-use grade and attendance-management app designed for educators.  

iPad App Review: 5 Dice
This simple math game, intended for the upper-elementary and middle-school grades, helps students practice their order of operations.  

iPad App Review: Tap The Cat
While playing fun games, children will expand their reading knowledge through rhyming, drawing, coloring, speaking and handwriting.

iPad App Review: Macbeth - Explore Shakespeare
The Explore Shakespeare edition of Macbeth brings this great story to life like never before. Cambridge’s definitive version of the text has been beautifully re-imagined for iPad, with illuminating visuals, helpful commentary and a compelling audio performance directed by and starring Fiona Shaw.

iPad App Review: Ansel & Clair Ride With Paul Revere
A complete interactive history experience for early elementary students.

iPad App Review: Cartoon ABC
Designed to help younger students with their first attempts at reading, the app features an interactive alphabet that places users into game-like activities with over 100 animations, 70 characters, exclusive design and original sounds.

iPad App Review: Dickens' Dark London
Dickens: Dark London, by the Museum of London, takes users on a journey through the darker side of Charles Dickens’ London. This unique series of interactive graphic novels is narrated by Mark Strong, who played the villain in Sherlock Holmes.

iPad App Review: Hands-On Equations Level-1 Lite
Hands-On Equations - 1 Lite takes equations like 4x + 2 = 3x + 9 and uses the iPad’s visual and touch features to make problem solving fun. The app’s goal is to demystify complex algebraic concepts.

iPad App Review: NBC Politics
NBC News’ trusted political experts cover every angle of the political landscape to give you the latest news and best insights and analysis, from Capitol Hill and the White House to the campaign trail.

iPad App Review: iPoe
A fully immersive, interactive rendering of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s finest works.

iPad App Review: Sword and Sworcery
This is, first and foremost, a game. Better yet, this is a game that incorporates music and critical thinking into its complex puzzles.

iPad App Review: Science 360
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe.

iPad App Review: Aesop for Children
This is a book app designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations.

iPad App Review: Reading Rainbow
Hosted by LeVar Burton, the app offers a trusted library of books customized to your students’ interests, plus exciting video field trips to meet fascinating people and places.

iPad App Review: Inspiration Map
Inspiration Map is designed for brainstorming, analyzing and organizing information, planning projects and studying.

iPad App Review: Toontastic
Toontastic empowers kids to draw, animate and share their own cartoons through imaginative play.

iPad App Review: Bento
This app promises to organize contacts, track projects, plan events and manage things—all in one easy-to-use iPad personal database.

iPad App Review: Color Find Lite
The Color Find app uses the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) method to support children with developmental disabilities, special education needs or autism.

iPad App Review: Econ Ed
The app is designed to help anyone interested in improving his or her economic and personal finance knowledge to gain a better understanding of how inflation and the cost of credit can affect spending and saving decisions

iPad App Review: Click and Learn
Get to know biology in an interactive way.

iPad App Review: iLearn - U.S. States
A fun way to learn the names and locations of all 50 states

iPad App Review: Dinosaur Zoo
Students can throw fish to swooping Pterodactyls, tease the Euoplocephalus, and inspect the Monolophosaurus – and if you roar, they roar back. The dinosaurs are so realistic that students might think they’ll smash the glass and get out

iPad App Review: Rainforest Challenge
Designed to educate children ages 8 through 12 about the interconnection between plants and animals in the Amazonian rainforest, this app offers thought-provoking information about a variety of native species that live in one of the Earth’s most fascinating ecosystems.

iPad App Review: History Roma
Mondadori presents a fantastic voyage to Ancient Rome, the capital of the largest empire in the ancient world, which has been reconstructed in virtual form and which you can explore in a full-immersion panoramic experience.

iPad App Review: MathBingo
A fun way to teach basic math principles to elementary-level students.

iPad App Review: Encyclopedia Britannica Kids - Volcanoes
The App Store says, “Volcanoes are an awesome display of the Earth’s power. Explore them interactively with this new app and learn about the world’s major volcanoes and their eruptions, lava, plate tectonics and much more.”

iPad App Review: Padworx
PadWorx produces a line of fully interactive books. They feature full soundtracks, animated sections and manipulable items, all seamlessly integrated within the complete text of a book.

iPad App Review: Hangman Pr HD
Hangman Pro HD is the best Hangman game available for the iPad. The game faithfully captures every detail of the classic Hangman experience, right down to the chalk dust

iPad App Review: Pocket Dictionary
The Pocket Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus is the ideal, all-in-one reference, with a dictionary and a thesaurus combined in a single handy, integrated application. A word's meanings, synonyms and antonyms are given in the same entry, allowing the user access to all this information at a glance.

iPad App Review: LearnAnything
Learn Anything claims to make learning easy, fun and effective by using the memory techniques handed down to us through the generations, adapted to modern mobile technology. The app’s creators say that the learning techniques used are time-tested and have been proven effective for thousands of years.

iPad App Review: myAlgebra
MyAlgebra apps explore quadratic equations through an interactive interface that implements worked examples, video demonstrations and practice problems with specific feedback—providing the dynamic exercises and instruction students need for algebraic success.

iPad App Review: Solar System
Per the Apple Web site, Solar System promises a “breakthrough electronic book about the Solar System, offering hours of interactive exploration and presenting a treasure trove of visual information.”

iPad App Review: Mathboard
This is designed specifically for classroom use. Students can use it to work on new math techniques, and teachers can use it to generate homework and quizzes. It’s a perfect match.

iPad App Review: Pages
Apple touts this app as, “The most beautiful word processor ever designed for a mobile device.” It claims to be a legit competitor to desktop software in terms of both ease of use and the ability to create and edit Word documents.

iPad App Review: Grammar Up
Grammar Up is a multiple-choice quiz system for English which provides over 1,800 questions across 20 grammar categories. It claims to help learners improve their grammar, word selection and vocabulary.

iPad App Review: Molecules
Offering a very cool look at a complicated concept, this app shows a visual representation of a number of different molecules that users can manipulate.

iPad App Review: Dolch Words
The free version of Dolch Words allows young students (K-3) to practice learning over 200 sight words.

iPad App Review: PBS Kids Video
Although limited by the fact that most content is for the kindergarten level or younger, a few well-chosen clips could effectively reinforce lessons.

iPad App Review: NASA HD
This app gives you access to all things NASA, including information about space, access to NASA TV and access to other NASA products and feeds.

iPad App Review: Glow Coloring
Glow Coloring lets you color on your iPad in thick, “glowing” lines. You can also import a picture to color on, add text and export your work of art to Facebook or save it on your iPad.

iPad App Review: Read Me Stories
Read Me Stories offers a selection of talking picture books with which beginning readers can read along. A new book is made available every day.


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