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12 Apps That Should Be On Every iPad In Every Elementary School

12 Apps That Should Be On Every iPad In Every Elementary School

Drawp for School - Create. Learn. Collaborate.

Building on the success of Drawp, the popular art app for kids, MoonDrop Entertainment released Drawp for School, an iPad app that offers all the innovative creativity tools of the original Drawp, with the addition of intuitive workflow management that saves teachers valuable classroom time. Drawp can be used with all subjects, and lets teachers distribute and collect work as easily as with paper worksheets while automatically storing them in the private Drawp cloud.

Book Creator Free

A simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.

Phonics Genius

One of the best ways to rapidly learn how to speak, read, and recognize words is through phonic awareness. This app is specifically designed to help students recognize and distinguish words by sounds.

Brainfeed – Educational Videos for Kids

How does the brain work? Does space go on forever?
How can you outrun a cheetah? How big is the ocean? 
These are just some of the intriguing questions
you’ll get answers to when you enter Brainfeed’s
world of knowledge-rich videos built to inspire.

Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free

Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Totally fun. Totally free.

The Sandbox

Play the brand new Ecology Campaign: through 20 levels, you’ll have to protect our planet by solving environmental puzzles! Discover the new disaster elements such as Tornado, Earthquake and Tsunami, Eruption or even the Nuke – burning down everything to ashes!

Play also with the new natural elements: New Trees, Blue Whale, Salt and Sea Water…Protect the planet with The Sandbox!




Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful word processor helps you create gorgeous reports, resumes, and documents in minutes. Pages has been designed exclusively for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch with support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom.

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Ideal for kids in Kindergarten through grade 3, the BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week app spans subjects within Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Math, Health, Arts and Technology. The gentle, humorous, and relatable characters Annie and Moby serve as guides through each topic, empowering kids to form their own ideas. BrainPOP Jr. content is designed to cultivate critical thinking skills and encourage children to ask questions and make connections. The app is easily navigable by kids ages 5-9.

Google Search

The best of Google in one app. Say “Ok Google” and find everything from nearby restaurants to the calories in cheesecake. Google also shows you the info you need before you ask, like updates on your favorite teams and traffic alerts.

Google Earth

Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more.

The Grouchies by Debbie Wagenbach (HD)

What can you do when the grouchies take hold? How can you keep a bad mood at bay? With funny rhymes and a silly chant, The Grouchies shows kids simple and fun ways to turn around grouchy moods. But most of all, kids will understand how their mood and negativity can affect their family and friends, and really get in the way of having a good day.

I Can Write 2

'I Can Write' series is designed to help children become an independent writer. This app offers an easy and interactive environment for children to learn how to write correctly in a fun way.