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What Are Your Favorite Education Related iPad Apps?

by Kelly Walsh on February 29, 2012


Help us update our list and win a $25 iTunes gift card!

Almost a year ago we published the article, “10 Excellent iPad Apps for Teachers”, and it’s been the most popular post on the site ever since. However, with the ever expanding availability of iPad apps and the growing number of experienced educators using the device, I’m confident that EmergingEdTech readers can help us improve on this listing. I’d also like to differentiate the best free apps from the best paid apps for teachers.

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Everyone who takes a few minutes to provide their favorite iPad apps that somehow relate to their roles as educators, and a few words on how they use them and why they like them, will be entered in a random drawing to win one of two $25 Apple Store gift cards!

The survey is now closed. Survey results are available in this post:

15 Favorite iPad Apps As Selected By Teachers


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Study shows 15% improvement in 5th grader’s fractions test scores after playing iPad Motion Math game for a week


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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Mark Boyd March 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I wonder if your readers have tried We have an enthusiastic audience of classroom iPad and web app users and supportive teachers who have integrated popplet into lesson planning, classroom activities, student group facilitation, and assessment processes. We have a Popplet Lite free version for the iPad (comes with one popplet board) and a $4.99 paid version (with unlimited popplets). We also surveyed educators earlier this year about Popplet in the classroom and will have survey results on our blog later this month.

Brenda March 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I am always looking for new lesson ideas and content. I subscribe to many RSS feeds a reading them on my iPad is super easy with Flipboard. (Pinterest is my favorite bookmarking tool, but the app needs an overhaul. ) Bamboo Paper and Prezi Viewer are two more apps I use frequently

Isabelle March 4, 2012 at 9:26 am

I just recently acquired an iPad so I am still exploring the apps that are available for education. The one app that I look forward to checking each day is vocabology. You can choose the origins of your daily words ie various languages and dictionaries. If you work with middle school or high school students be sure to subscribe to the urban dictionary.

Kevin Giffhorn March 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I really like the new eNotebook app. It allows students to bring in DOC, PPT, and PDF files into the app and then write on top of them. It helps students keep their notes organized as well as keeping digital copies of the teacher’s handouts. Definitely worth a look in the App Store.

I also use Dropbox a lot. It allows me to keep all my files in one secure place. When necessary I can share a specific folder with a class and allow for a quick and secure transfer of files.

iBooks is the last app I have high hopes for. While I do not currently use it in class, I hope that with the Common Core curriculum and the tests that accompany the curriculum I see the iPad and iBooks especially helping make this transition a bit easier.

Tara February 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm

As the instructional technology specialist for my district, I train as well as create quick tech guides and tutorials. Recently I discovered Explain Everything for the iPad. This app has so much potential for trainers, but it has a larger potential for the classroom. Imagine teachers creating lesson casts for students to view and review and students using this format as part of a project/summative assessment. Although it is a paid app, I feel it is worth the money spent.

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