iPad App Recommendations for K-6

Suggested list of core iPad apps for K-6 use. Preference is given to apps that are open-ended and can be used for various creative needs.

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    Pages

    Pages

    Apple's word processor for the iPad. Part of the iWork suite of apps.

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    Evernote

    Evernote

    Invaluable tool for collecting and organizing digital information, taking notes, sharing content, and more

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    5 Voting...
    Book Creator

    Book Creator

    Simple editor for creating digital books

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    Explain Everything

    Explain Everything

    Full featured screencasting and tutorials

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    Dictionary

    Dictionary

    From Dictionary.com

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    BrainPOP

    BrainPOP

    Features an educational movie and activity every day

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    Calculator for iPad

    Calculator for iPad

    Free calculator

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    Math Bingo

    Math Bingo

    Math problems presented in a popular gaming format

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    Doodle Buddy

    Doodle Buddy

    Easy drawing app for younger students

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    Lifecards

    Lifecards

    Creates simple digital postcards with images and text

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    Pic Collage

    Pic Collage

    Great for creating photo posters, short image based stories, learning vocabulary by associating words with images and more.

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    iMovie

    iMovie

    Apple's movie editing app

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    GarageBand

    GarageBand

    Apple's music editing app. Can also be used to create and record voice podcasts.

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    Socrative Student Clicker

    Socrative Student Clicker

    Student app for responding to class polls and quizzes

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    ScreenChomp

    ScreenChomp

    Create screencasts and tutorials

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    Star Walk

    Star Walk

    Astronomy app that identifies and maps the constellations as you point the iPad at the sky

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    Notability

    Notability

    Take Notes & Annotate PDFs. Synchronize with Dropbox & Google Drive. Great for class note taking.

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    Popplet lite

    Popplet lite

    Idea mapping app

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    Sock Puppets

    Sock Puppets

    Simple puppet movies. Select puppets, direct and narrate

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    PhotoSync

    PhotoSync

    Great tool for transferring photo and video wirelessly between devices and laptops

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    Discovery Channel HD

    Discovery Channel HD

    Requires school subscription to Discovery Education website

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    Comic Life

    Comic Life

    Create digital comics. Include your own photos.

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    NOVA Elements

    NOVA Elements

    Variety of science demos and activities based on the program from PBS

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    Google Search

    Google Search

    Google Search and Apps

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    Scribble Press

    Scribble Press

    Story creation app for younger kids that has built in drawing tools