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My Go-To iPad Apps

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Pages

Pages

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.

Numbers

Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Created exclusively for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers.

Keynote

Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping.

Explain Everything ™

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.

Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.

Add new or existing photos and videos. Import PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and RTF files from Evernote, Dropbox, Box, GDrive, WebDAV, Email, iTunes, and any app that allows you to open these files types using "Open In…". Export MP4 movies, PDF documents, PNG images, or XPL project files directly from your iPad.

Paper by FiftyThree

APP OF THE YEAR 2012
Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Try it free—buy additional tools from the in-App Store.

TeacherKit

== FEATURED BY APPLE ==

TeacherKit is a personal organizer for teachers. It enables teachers to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.

"Maclife"
Having a teacher's assistant can be handy, but not every school has the budget for such luxuries.
But why would anyone need a TA when there's TeacherKit (Free, Universal) ??
This app is a teacher's Swiss Army knife, with tools for classroom organization, behavioural monitoring, and grading. The only thing it doesn't do is teach the class for you.

Smart Seat

We love efficiency, simplicity, and productivity. We know your time is valuable. And we believe using paper for your seating charts is absolutely crazy!

★★★★★
Fantastic Seating Charts, Attendance, Photos, Random Student Selector

Quickly export a copy of your class attendance record

Export a PDF version of your seating chart via email or to Dropbox!

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 your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders--and it makes everything 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
- Scan business cards
- Record voice and audio notes
- Search for text inside images
- Organize notes by notebooks and tags
- Digitize documents and Post-it Notes
- Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter

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iMovie

iMovie

iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips, with a beautifully streamlined interface and Multi-Touch gestures that let you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your video library, quickly share favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And with iCloud, you can enjoy them in iMovie Theater on all your devices.

GarageBand

GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects.* Use a Touch Instrument, a built-in microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance. GarageBand now takes song creation to the next level with support for up to 32 tracks.** Get even more sounds for GarageBand with a one-time in-app purchase or record popular third-party music apps using Inter-App Audio in iOS 7. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS.

Book Creator for iPad - create ebooks and pdfs, publish to iBooks

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBooks Store.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

  • The no. 1 Book app for the iPad in over 60 countries
  • "Book Creator makes e-book publishing easy” - wired.com
  • Over 5 million books already made with Book Creator
  • One of the Top 50 Apps for the iPad - The Guardian
  • Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award
ThingLink

Welcome to the Future of Images.
Make your images come alive with private video, notes, or even music from YouTube.
Holiday, family, interiors, sports, and personal images can be shared privately or with your network on Facebook and Twitter.

PLEASE NOTE! ThingLink is completely free to use.

◆◆◆◆◆ “Whoa, my images become alive! ”
◆◆◆◆◆ “Family photos, music, reporting, traveling... the possibilities are endless”

Use ThingLink to instantly add video and text to images. Create unforgettable greetings, interactive travel photos, and capture best moments. Share images to your friends on Twitter or Facebook — and communicate in new ways.
ThingLink introduces a new, richer way to share the world through photos. Touch the Future of Images. Download the app now and start tagging.

Notability

Apple Editors' Choice

Welcome to Notability, a powerful note-taker on iPad and iPhone: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, record a lecture, jot travel notes, or teach a class. With iCloud support, your notes always travel with you!

Write, illustrate and annotate using gorgeous ink. Notability's zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Choose the right pen and paper for any project.

Import forms, contracts, worksheets, documents, presentations, and even books; then use the same tools that help you take beautiful notes in Notability to mark up PDFs. Do you have files in other formats such as doc or ppt? Notability can import these too thanks to Google Drive.

Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

Flipboard gives you news and updates from around the world — all in one place. Catch up on everything from your favorite teams headed to Brazil to the latest in tech or design. Read stories and browse articles, videos and photos friends are sharing. To begin, pick a few interests and tap any of the tiles to begin flipping through your personal magazine.

Find and follow what you enjoy — from World Cup news to publications like The New York Times and PEOPLE magazine — by tapping the red ribbon to open the Content Guide or using the search bar. You can also connect your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ to see what friends are posting and easily share articles with them.

Save the things you find on Flipboard. Tap the “+” button to collect items into your own magazines on any topic, from Great Hikes to Gear & Gadgets. Go to the Content Guide and select “By Our Readers” to explore magazines others are making.

MyScript Calculator - Handwriting calculator

** CES 2013 - Mobile App Showdown Winner **

With MyScript© Calculator, perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting.

The Free handwriting calculator for your iPhone or iPad
Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.
The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time, …).
Solve mathematical equations by hand without actually having to crunch the numbers yourself

BENEFITS AND FEATURES
- Use your handwriting to write any arithmetic formula
- Write and calculate mathematical expressions in an intuitive and natural way with no keyboard
- Scratch-out gestures to easily delete symbols and numbers
- Portrait and landscape operation
- Redo and undo functions

Skitch - Snap. Mark Up. Send.

See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch.

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People everywhere use Skitch to help them visually share their thoughts with others. Here are a few ways you can use it, too:

FOR FUN
Mark up photos of silly, cool, or inspiring things you see and share them via social, email, SMS, and more.

FOR HOME
Annotate photos of your backyard to plan out your vegetable garden.

FOR SCHOOL
Share a diagram of the earth’s layers and have students label it with you

FOR EVENTS
Capture a map, mark it up, and share it with your friends to show them where you'll be.

FOR WORK
Open a PDF and highlight changes to skip the lengthy, confusing email chains and give clear feedback.

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Skitch’s PDF Markup feature requires either an in-app purchase or an Evernote Premium account.

Questimate!

Get the ESTIMATION GAME where YOU make the questions!
How many giraffes would be as tall as the Statue of Liberty? How fast is the world's fastest train? How many jelly beans would it take to fill up a soccer ball? In what year was the cell phone invented?

"5/5. Awesome for developing and fostering curiosity" — Mobile iEducator
"Lets you design fascinating questions to stump the whole family." —USA Today
"Makes an EXCELLENT family game" — Smart Apps For Kids
Fun and challenge for ages 9 and up!

  • Choose what you want to explore – you make your own questions.
  • Explore a variety of estimation quests – Amazing Animals, Need for Speed, History of Awesome, Olympic Gold, and GeoOdyssey!
  • Play with friends and family.
  • Unlock treasures – you’ll win hints and power-ups to help you in your quest...and mess up your opponent!

Some quests require purchase for unlocking – try the FREE quest today!

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!

MOBILE-FIRST
• Create, customize and share from your iPhone or iPad with intuitive touch menu and controls
• Use your iPhone or iPad camera to easily insert a photo background or pick a photo from your camera roll
• Doodle on the background with your finger or stylus
• Record your voice with your iPhone or iPad mic

EASY TO USE
Create a Gami in 3 easy steps:
1 - Customize a character and choose your background
2 - Record your voice or type a message for your character to say
3 - Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email

Graphing Calculator by Desmos

Explore math with Desmos! Graph functions, create function tables, explore transformations, plot points, animate your graphs, and more – for free!

At Desmos, we imagine a world of universal math literacy and envision a world where math is accessible and enjoyable for all students. We believe the key is learning by doing.

To achieve this vision, we’ve started by building the next generation of the graphing calculator. Using our powerful and blazingly-fast math engine, the calculator can instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series. Sliders make it a breeze to demonstrate function transformations. It's intuitive, beautiful math. And best of all: it's completely free.

Student Clicker - Socrative

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!

--WORKS ON ANY DEVICE WITH A WEB BROWSER: Tablets, Smartphones & laptops (expect some types of blackberries)

MOST POPULAR ACTIVITIES:
✔ Short Answer Questions
✔ Space Race
✔ Exit Tickets
✔ Quick Quiz
✔ Multiple Choice

Teacher Clicker - Socrative

--ENGAGE THE CLASS, MAKE THINKING VISIBLE, CAPTURE DATA, SAVE TIME ON GRADING.
--WORKS ON ANY DEVICE WITH A WEB BROWSER: Tablets, Smartphones & laptops

Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Engage the entire classroom with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes. Socrative will even aggregate and grade your pre-made activities! Saving you time, so you can engage more with your students on an individual level. Create a library of activities and share them with your colleagues and learning community. Not a 1:1 school? That’s okay! Have students bring their own devices and join in the learning!

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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.

Download books
• Download best-sellers and classic books from the iBooks Store
• Find fully illustrated books, including children's picture books, designed art books, photo books, cook books, and more in the iBooks Store
• Experience gorgeous fullscreen Multi-Touch books filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more
• Read a free sample of any book on the iBooks Store before making it a part of your permanent collection

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.

Haiku Deck - Presentation and Slideshow App with Beautiful Charts and Graphs

Haiku Deck is the simple new way to create and share inspiring presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists!

“It's the Instagram for pitch decks.” -- Mashable
“Makes creating beautiful presentations a cinch and a joy, whether you have design skills or not” -- Lifehacker
“A smart app that makes beautiful slideshows in no time and makes your iPad a more productive tool” -- Wall Street Journal

Remind: Safe Classroom Communication

Remind offers teachers a free, safe and easy-to-use way to connect instantly with students and parents. Teachers can send or schedule reminders, motivational messages, photos or documents directly to students' and parents' phones. Interactions are safe because phone numbers are always kept private and messages are one-way only.

Remind provides students and parents an easier way to stay informed outside of the classroom. Students and parents can download the app and opt-in to receive messages faster with push notifications, so they never miss a beat!

Teachers, students and parents can all use Remind today, for free. Save time, engage students and involve parents with Remind. Try it today!