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TNCS iPad Apps

Helpful Hint: Parents please make sure you secure your Apple ID and do not share this information with your child. If an app requires an "account" or login, we will establish these in school. The following apps have been identified by faculty members at TNCS as necessary for each Middle School student. Please make sure these apps are installed on your child's iPad prior to the first day of school.

Explain Everything ™

$2.99 Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

SoundLiteracy

$24.99 Sound Literacy is an instructional tool for tutors and teachers.

For help on how to customize Sound Literacy to meet your needs be sure to visit our blog.

OG Card Deck

FREE This simple and effective Orton-Gillingham electronic card deck enhances understanding of over 80 common grapheme-phoneme correspondences that form the building blocks for reading and spelling. Each grapheme* card offers the multisensory experience of hearing the corresponding phoneme and key word, watching a video clip showing articulation of the phoneme, and the opportunity to practice the phoneme with a voice recording/playback option.

Dragon Dictation

FREE Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

SpellingCity

FREE VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The most popular activities are Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, and our vocabulary games, available to Premium Members. The most popular word lists are Sound Alikes, Compound Words, Hunger Games and SAT Words. The free app includes ten of our most popular word lists and ten of our most popular learning activities.

Dropbox

FREE 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 the web. With Dropbox you’ll always have your important memories and work with you.

PLEASE DO NOT ACTIVATE AN ACCOUNT, this will be done at school.

Khan Academy

FREE Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.

Our iOS app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 4,200 videos and articles.

We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on art history, civics, and finance.

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

FREE Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!

Google Drive

FREE Google Drive is one safe place for all your stuff. Upload photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device. Get going with up to 15GB of storage. Free.

Student Clicker - Socrative

FREE Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or build a premade activity for your whole class. Have Fun!

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Quizlet

Quizlet

FREE The official Quizlet app is here! It's a free, fun, and beautifully simple way to study on your iPhone and iPad.

Seamless syncing means all your Quizlet study sets are ready to use. Or search Quizlet's database of over 35 million study sets to find content already created.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

FREE Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play...

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Nearpod

Nearpod

FREE Experience for yourself this magical educational app that has more than 5.000.000 engaged students around the world.
Nearpod is a must have application for teachers and schools that have access to a set of iPads, iPods, iPhones or Macs for their classes.

What's Nearpod?
The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

NOVA Elements

FREE Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is shaped the way it is, what gives each element its own unique set of properties, or even how elements combine to make everyday objects such as a cup of coffee? With “NOVA Elements,” explore an interactive periodic table, play a game hosted by David Pogue, or watch the two-hour NOVA program, “Hunting the Elements.”

Google Earth

FREE 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. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. Integrated Google Maps Street View allows you to explore the world at street level.

Use the new “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe.

With new 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Rome, and others. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city. 3D imagery is available on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.

Co:Writer

$19.99 Co:Writer® is a writing tool that aids with phonetic/inventive spelling, grammar, and topic-related vocabulary.

QR Code Reader by Scan

FREE QR Code Reader is the fastest and most user-friendly QR code scanner available. If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod came with a built-in scanner, this would be it. Here is what our reviewers are saying:

“Quick and very reliable. I’d give it six stars if it were possible.”
“No ads, beautiful design, and even caught blurry QR codes I didn’t expect it to scan”

iTunes U

FREE 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.

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iBooks

iBooks

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Dictionary.com Premium Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad

Dictionary.com Premium includes 850,000 Example Sentences and is completely ad-free!
WORKS OFFLINE - no Internet connection needed when searching words.

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Popplet

Popplet

Great for work. Great for school. Popplet is a platform for your ideas. Popplet's super simple interface allows you to move at the speed of your thoughts. With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in realtime. Quickly and easily!

  • Explore Ideas: Brainstorming, Mindmapping
  • Plan Projects: Diagrams, Process Charts
  • Record Thoughts: Journals, Notes, Lists
  • Collect Inspiration: Mood Boards, Scrapbook, Travel Plans
  • Create Galleries: Photo albums, Portfolios, Presentations
  • Study: School Projects, Class Notes
Inspiration Maps™

Welcome to Inspiration Maps™, the most intuitive and powerful visual learning app on the iPad. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease! Getting organized has never been this simple.


What’s the difference between ‘INSPIRATION MAPS™’ and ‘INSPIRATION MAPS VPP’?

‘Inspiration Maps’ allows you to create up to five documents to test the functionality of the app for free before using in-app purchase to upgrade to full, unlimited function. ‘Inspiration Maps VPP’ gives you all the features available in the Inspiration Maps upgrade without having to use in-app purchase to access them. ‘Inspiration Maps VPP’ exists to simplify the process for educators purchasing through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Education.

Tellagami

Animate your life! Download today!

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated video called a Gami.

A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos. The possibilities are endless!

MindMeister (mind mapping)

*** MindMeister is the companion app of the #1 collaborative mind mapping site MindMeister.com ***

MindMeister lets you create, edit and share your mind maps on the go and synchronize them with the award-winning free online MindMeister service.

  • Create and edit unlimited mind maps and folders
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Seamlessly sync maps and folders with your free online account
  • Can be used stand-alone (without online account)
  • Share maps directly from the device
  • Multi-touch support for drag & drop, zoom, pan
  • Add icons, colors, styles and map themes
  • View and edit notes, links, tasks and attachments on ideas
  • Draw connections between nodes
  • Play presentations
  • Manage Favorite maps
  • Quickly insert ideas ("Geistesblitz")
  • Export maps in RTF, PDF and PNG format
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Pages

Pages

NOTE: If you have recently purchased an iPad, this will be free. Make sure to load this app from your iPad

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.