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iPad Productivity Apps and Services for Teachers

Curated by Dr. William I. Bauer

Source: http://billbauer.net

1Password - Password Manager and Secure Wallet

Have you ever forgotten a password? 1Password can remember them all for you and keep them secured behind your Master Password. You remember your Master Password and 1Password will remember the rest.

Apple - iPad - Built-in apps

iPad can be whatever you want it to be. It's your web browser. It's your inbox. It's your favorite novel. It's a way to chat face-to-face with your best friend across the country without ever leaving home. It's all the typical - and not so typical - things you do made smarter, more intuitive, and way more fun.

Common Core Standards

View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR's).

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Diigo

Diigo

Your all-purpose digital library on iPad - bookmarks, archives, annotations, notes, images, and screenshots. Collect everything, find fast, share easily, and access anywhere.

♥Collect Everything
- Bookmark links to archive webpages or to read later
- Annotate webpages with highlights
- Save notes or to-dos
- Upload pictures and save them in your library

♥ Find Fast
- Organize your digital items by types, tags
- Search tags, titles and highlights

♥ Easily Share
- Email annotated page to your friends

♥ Access Anywhere
- your digital library can be accessed and searched from any computer in http://www.diigo.com,
- and also from free downloadable apps on iPhone and Android.

Documents by Readdle

Read, Listen, View, Download, Annotate almost anything you want on your iPad. Files, documents, music, videos, books, any content is at home in Documents by Readdle.

Doodle: easy scheduling

Find the right date and time for a group of people to meet with Doodle’s virtually effortless scheduling!
This is an iPhone optimized front end for the powerful Doodle web interface where anyone (with any mobile device or desktop computer) can participate in schedules and polls.

Dropbox

Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!

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Edmodo

Edmodo

Award-winning Edmodo for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your iOS device to send notes, submit assignments, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom.

Teachers can post messages, keep tabs on recent assignment submissions, and grade assignments. Students can view and turn in assignments and check their latest grades. Class discussions can be conducted securely, both during and outside of school hours.

Files can be shared between Edmodo and other applications such as Pages.

Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Key Features:
• Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use
• Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists
• Save, sync and share files
• Record voice and audio notes
• Search for text inside images
• Organize notes by notebooks and tags
• Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account
• Connect Evernote to other apps and products you use
• Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter

Facebook

Description
Keeping up with friends is faster than ever.
• See what friends are up to
• Share updates, photos and videos
• Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts
• Text, chat and have group conversations
• Play games and use your favorite apps

Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

Flipboard is your personal magazine. It is the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, discover amazing things from around the world, or stay connected to the people closest to you. Now with Flipboard 2.0, you can save and collect the things you love into your own magazines like “Trips I want to take” or “Dream Homes.”

When you first launch Flipboard simply pick a few topics to start reading everything from world news to sports, travel and more. You can also add popular publications, such as The New York Times or Vanity Fair, or add Etsy to shop right from Flipboard. You can find thousands of websites, RSS feeds and interesting sources like Politico and Brain Pickings, or explore magazines being created on Flipboard in “By Our Readers” -- just tap the red ribbon and use the Content Guide to get started.

Flipboard also lets you enjoy all your social networks. Add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and more to see updates from your social world, all in a beautiful magazine style experience. Now the news your friends share is a breeze to flip through -- with headlines and excerpts that give you an immediate glimpse into the world around you. Anything you like, comment on or favorite goes right back into your social networks, so you can easily interact and add to the conversation.

Just tap any of your tiles to start flipping through the pages of your Flipboard. And use the + button on any item to start saving things into your own magazines.

Gmail - email from Google

Get the official Gmail app for your iPhone or iPad. The newly redesigned app brings the best of Gmail with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search across your entire inbox. With the Gmail app, you can:

● Switch between up to 5 accounts
● Get notified of new mail fast, with notification center, badge and lock screen options
● Search through all your mail quickly - now with predictions as you type
● See profile pictures as part of the conversation
● Read your mail with threaded conversations
● Auto-complete contact names as you type from your Google contacts or your phone
● Respond to Google Calendar invites right from the app
● Read and respond to interactive Google+ posts right from the app
● Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and reporting spam
● Send and receive attachments
● Customize emails with custom scribbles

GoodReader for iPad ($4.99)

GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad - the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in USA in 2010! Mashable describes it as "a Swiss Army knife of awesome!"

GoodReader has earned its accolades by the way it handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more with great speed. The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file.

Besides reading, you can also sync your files with remote servers:
• sync with Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync and any WebDAV, AFP, SMB, FTP or SFTP server
• sync entire folders or individual files separately

GoodReader not only supports massive PDF and TXT files, but also handles the most popular file types:
• MS Office - .doc, .ppt., .xls
• iWork ’08/’09
• HTML and Safari webarchives
• High resolution images
• Even audio and video!

ANNOTATE! Annotation is a feature long sought after by users who want to add their own mark-ups to PDFs, especially those collaborating as a team on shared documents. The types of annotations that can be created and edited in GoodReader include typewriter text boxes, popup comments ("sticky notes"), text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, cloudy shapes, text underlines, strikeouts, text insertion marks.

MANAGE FILES! GoodReader lets you create folders, move, copy and rename your files; zip, email, unzip and unrar them; plus send your files to other apps.

TRANSFER FILES! Within moments of downloading GoodReader, you’ll be transferring files in a number of ways: directly from your computer over a USB cable or WiFi connection, from the Internet or from email attachments. It also easily integrates with Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, box.net and other WebDAV, AFP, SMB, FTP and SFTP servers.

SYNC YOUR FILES AND FOLDERS! The amazing Auto Sync feature will work with Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, box.net, and any other WebDAV, AFP, SMB, FTP or SFTP server.

Google+

Stay connected and share life as it happens with Google+ for iPhone and iPad. Join a Hangout, post a photo, or see what friends are sharing while you’re on the go.

Features:
✓ New iPad-optimized layout brings your stream to life
✓ Share photos directly to Events for all your friends to enjoy
✓ Video chat with up to 9 friends with mobile Hangouts
✓ Turn on Instant Upload to sync photos from your phone to a private Google+ album
✓ Chat with a friend or all your friends at once with Messenger from your phone
✓ Check out the What’s Hot stream to see popular posts
✓ View the Nearby stream to see what people near your location are saying
✓ See vibrant, high-resolution images on Retina display devices

Google Drive

Get started with 5GB for free to safely keep all your stuff in one place and then access it from any device, anywhere. Store documents, pictures, or other files - even the big ones - using Google Drive and easily share them with anyone.

  • Edit and create Google documents and spreadsheets
  • Share photos with friends and family - to anywhere, from anywhere..
  • Always have the latest version of your documents at home or office.
  • Offline viewing
  • Access your documents on the plane, train, or bus.
  • New device? Your files are there.
  • Broken or lost device? Your files are safe.
Google Search

Search faster and easier with the latest Search app from Google. Get just the right information at just the right time with Google Now. Search hands­free with enhanced Voice Search.

Answers before you ask with Google Now
• Get weather and traffic conditions before you start your day
• Get updates on your favorite sports teams and breaking news stories as they happen
Find out more about all other ways Google Now can help at http://www.google.com/now

Enhanced Voice Search for everything else
• Simply say what you want and get results without typing.
• Enhanced voice recognition with text streamed on the fly.
• Get answers spoken directly back to you with results tailored to your questions.

Other Google Search app features
• Faster: get to search results faster than by searching from a browser
• Beautiful full­screen image search
• Swipe away webpages to quickly return to search results
• Google Goggles: Snap a photo of what you see to find more information about products, landmarks or famous paintings, and even solve Sudoku puzzles

Google Voice

Access your Google Voice account right from your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Send free text messages to US phones and make international calls at very low rates.
Access your voicemail messages with transcription.
Make calls with your Google Voice number.
A Google Voice account is required to use this app (sign up for free at google.com/voice).
Google Voice is currently only available in the US.
When using Google Voice for iPhone, both domestic and international calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, and will use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan.

Instapaper

Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch's screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines!

Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don't have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you're commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.

Need something to read? You can browse articles that your friends posted on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Or browse the Editor's Picks, curated by hand from the Instapaper community's most-saved stories.

Sending to Instapaper is supported by over 150 other iPhone and iPad apps! You can even send long emails to Instapaper to read later.

iTunes U

The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

Kindle - Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks

The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to
read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use
interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store plus
hundreds* of newspapers and magazines. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your
last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.

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LogMeIn

LogMeIn

From your couch, on the train or in the air – get anytime, anywhere access to your PC or Mac. Remotely control your PCs and Macs over WiFi/3G with the free LogMeIn app on your iPad or iPhone. It works with computers that are running LogMeIn Pro or LogMeIn Free*. You can remotely access your files, run your applications and control your desktops from anywhere. With everything at your fingertips, you’re finally free to go.

Markup - Annotate, Grade, and Sign PDF Documents, Contracts, Forms, Notes, Papers, Assignments, and Blueprints ($1.99)

Markup is the easiest way to annotate documents on the iPad.

Markup is a game-changer for teachers, who can now use their iPads to grade assignments, and not have to deal with stacks of papers on their desks.

And Markup isn't just for teachers to use as a essay, paper, or homework grader. Lawyers who review contracts, writers who edit manuscripts, contractors who mark up blueprints - virtually anyone can use Markup to "go paperless."

Markup's killer feature is Email Sync, which assigns each user a unique email address. Every document sent to this email address is automatically imported into the Markup app. This way, teachers can simply ask their students to send their assignments to the teacher's Sync email. No need to waste class time printing, collecting and handing out assignments.

Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)

When you find an interesting article, video or web page that you want to read, watch or view later, put it in Pocket. Once it’s in Pocket, it automatically syncs across to your phone, tablet and computer so you can view it anytime on any device, even without an internet connection.

Remind101

Remind101 provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. It is 100% free and is used by over 200,000 teachers, students and parents to send millions of messages every month.

FAST, SAFE & EASY
*Message your entire class of students or parents in seconds.
*Teachers never see students' phone numbers. Students never see theirs.
*Students and parents join by sending a text message. No computer needed.

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Skitch

Skitch

Skitch lets you communicate your feedback and ideas in an instant. Annotate images and documents with arrows, stamps, shapes, text, and more. Use Skitch to mark up a PDF, snap your screen, annotate a photo, or draw something new. Then, share your thoughts and ideas with friends or co-workers. Getting everything done just right has never been easier.

Fast, friendly feedback
• Use shapes, text, stamps, highlighter and arrows to give quick feedback on any project
• Great for design mockups, PDF document editing, and decision making
• Easily share everything with your team

Perfect screenshots
• Snap your screen, a webpage or a map
• Add highlights and draw attention to what matters

Quick image editing
• Zoom and crop your images
• Pixelate portions of an image to obscure sensitive information

Simple sharing
• Drag your work into any app that accepts images

• Share over email or connect to Evernote for even more sharing options
• Send annotated PDFs with a helpful summary page so recipients see your edits instantly

Get more by signing into Evernote:
• Sync: Access all of your images, documents and annotations on any computer or device
• Search: Find anything, even handwritten text, inside your Skitch Notes
• Share: Post and share your ideas with friends, coworkers and the world