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Greenfield Public Schools

141 Davis Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

Tel: 413.772.1310; Fax: 413.774.7940

Susan D. Hollins, PhD

Superintendent of Schools

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Using the iPad 2 for Curriculum: An Introduction

June 26-27, 2012

Beth Dichter, M.Ed., Tech. Integration Specialist, Northampton High School (

Carol S. Holzberg, PhD, Technology Coordinator, Greenfield Public Schools (
Free Apps to Explore and Review
Use the iPad Evaluation Rubric posted at to download and review 3-4 apps on this list.

  • Counting Bills and Money
  • NineGaps Free Featured by Apple as "Best Math Puzzle Game" and "New and Noteworthy." Fun but tricky puzzle game.

  • Times Table Light This app offers a way for users to practice and learn multiplication tables using interactive games and activities.


  • Millie was Here, Book 1: Meet Millie HONORS FOR MILLIE WAS HERE. Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review (2011). App of the Week, FOXNews (Sept 2011)

  • Shakespeare Complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and a searchable concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).

  • Toy Story Read Along Interactive book with games, movie clips, coloring pages, sing-along tunes, and surprises. Hear the story read aloud, record your own narration, or explore at your own pace.


  • Clean Up: Category Sorting Category Game for Young Learners
  • Grammar Dragon Game to help youngsters learn to identify various parts of speech. There are a number of other games put out by this organization that are free:

  • Let’s Name Things Fun Deck Practice vocabulary, sorting and thinking.

  • Storykit Create an electronic storybook.


  • Science 360 for iPad From the National Science Foundation. Engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe; news feed featuring breaking science-related news from NSF-funded institutions.

Social Studies

  • The Presidency Easy access to historical information regarding the 44 United States Presidents. Designed as a reference for Elementary and Middle School students.

Creative Play, Paint, Music, Sound

  • Doodle Buddy Doodle Buddy Gold is the most fun you can have with your finger! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.
  • iSculpt The most fun you can have sculpting without getting your hands dirty!

  • PocketShaker Turn your iPhone into any percussion instrument you can imagine. Just shake it to make the sound.

  • Singing Fingers Singing Fingers lets you finger-paint with sound. Just touch the screen while you make a sound, and colorful paint appears. Touch the paint to play back the sound again!

Special Education

  • FreeSpeech Easy-to-use AAC app for persons with difficulty speaking. Offered by the Give Speech Foundation, a nonprofit whose goal is to make AAC applications better and cheaper for people with disabilities. Learn more at

  • SoundingBoard Communication technology to create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own photos. Perfect for children in special education, persons on the autism spectrum, and adults with disabilities.

Universal Design

  • Dragon Dictation Voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. Must be online to use it.

  • PBS Kids Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video” features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! New videos every week.

  • PBS for iPad Free Explore a rich and varied selection of hundreds of videos from both new programs and from the PBS archives. Find these top programs and more.

  • Rover - The Browser for Education ( View Flash on the iPad

  • TED Talks Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. 

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