Beth Dichter, M.Ed., Tech. Integration Specialist, Northampton High School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carol S. Holzberg, PhD, Technology Coordinator, Greenfield Public Schools (email@example.com)
Free Apps to Explore and Review Use the iPad Evaluation Rubricposted at http://www.gpsk12.org/PD/iPads/iPadWorkshopAppEvalRubric061912.doc to download and review 3-4 apps on this list.
Counting Bills and Money http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/counting-bills-coins/id374976971?mt=8
NineGaps Free http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ninegaps-lite/id327122710?mt=8Featured by Apple as "Best Math Puzzle Game" and "New and Noteworthy." Fun but tricky puzzle game.
Times Table Light http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id382413362?mt=8. 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 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/millie-was-here-book-1-meet/id452174851?mt=8 HONORS FOR MILLIE WAS HERE. Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review (2011). App of the Week, FOXNews (Sept 2011)
Shakespeare http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shakespeare/id285035416?mt=8 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).
Clean Up: Category Sorting http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clean-up-category-sorting/id404057271?mt=8 Category Game for Young Learners
Grammar Dragon http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-dragon/id397730260?mt=8. 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:http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nrcc-games/id397599661
Let’s Name Things Fun Deckhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lets-name-things-fun-deck/id454450994?mt=8. Practice vocabulary, sorting and thinking.
Storykit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storykit/id329374595?mt=8 Create an electronic storybook.
Science 360 for iPad http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science360-for-ipad/id439928181?mt=8. 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.
The Presidency http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-presidency/id370072846?mt=8 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 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-buddy-paint-draw-scribble/id313232441?mt=8 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 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/123d-sculpt/id446119510?mt=8 The most fun you can have sculpting without getting your hands dirty!
PocketShaker http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-shaker/id313139592?mt=8. Turn your iPhone into any percussion instrument you can imagine. Just shake it to make the sound.
Singing Fingers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/singing-fingers/id381015280?mt=8. 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!
FreeSpeech http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/freespeech/id517017346?ls=1&mt=8. 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 http://givespeech.org
SoundingBoardhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundingboard/id390532167?mt=8t 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.
Dragon Dictation http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8. 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 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbs-kids-video/id435138734?mt=8 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 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbs-for-ipad/id398349296?mt=8 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.