Education App Review Sites
iPad Apps that work with Smartboards - The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen.
10 Productivity Apps - There are certain apps that just make your day easier. These are apps that I have been using regularly as part of my daily workflow. There is a nice variety of apps here, some are for use at school exclusively other I like because it gives me the freedom to just come home and continue with my lesson preparation.
APPitic - a collection of 1,300+ apps and is designed by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) for finding the best tools for the classroom. It is sorted by categories - SPED/Autism, preschool, themes, MI, Bloom's, NETS, Teachers, and tools.
Apple Education Apps - official Apple site for education apps for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone
iEAR - I Education Apps Review - Find great mobile apps for education on this site. These apps are reviewed by educators specifically for their educational value in the classroom.
Scoop it- Recommended Educational App Lists - You can join the site or simply use this link to see what they are reviewing. The information is current and presented in a user-friendly manner.
Apps in Education - Great blog spot! Includes apps for music, math, English teachers, special needs and more.
App Advice - is not only a website but an app: appadvice $1.99. Enjoy reading App Guides, Lists, Reviews and Charts.
Fun Educational Apps - Kids App Friday - free or discounted apps
SNapps4Kids - SNapps review adds an embedded list of skills that are addressed in every app they review.
Famingo - is the Best App (Apple & Android) Resource for Families
By BEN WORTHEN
More than half of the young children in the U.S. now have access to an iPad, iPhone or similar touch-screen device. For parents, their children's love of these devices raises a lot of questions. More...
WSJ - iPad Keyboard Case
This looks like a really nice design to make the iPad more functional.
Mike Matas: A next generation digital book
Here's an excerpt from the article: "The study randomly assigned half of the 16 kindergarten classes in the district iPads to use for 9 weeks. Each of the 266 students, were tested before and after the iPad introduction. According to the results, every class that had iPads outperformed the non-iPad classrooms in every literacy measure."
Stockholm with Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales
New iPad magic. On behalf of Stockholm -- The Capital of Scandinavia and Step2 Communication. Performed at MIPIM in Cannes by Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales. Magic with technology.
American Red Cross Apps
Great apps to help with Hurricanes, First Aid, Wildfires, Earthquakes, and more...
Social Studies Apps
Best Social Studies Apps for iPad - Wiki (under development)
Stack the States - Stack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! Have fun learning all about the 50 states: capitals, state shapes, abbreviations, bordering states, location on the map, nicknames, and more
Word Photo - You've probably heard the tired cliche about a picture being worth a thousand words. We've taken this phrase quite literally and created WordFoto, an app that turns photos and words into amazing typographic works of art.
Best Science Apps for iPad - Wiki (under development)
30 Cool Educational iPad Apps for Science Lovers - If you are a student, a teacher, a parent or just a science enthusiast, you can now expand your knowledge about science in a somewhat enjoyable and convenient method using your iPad.
Vernier Video Physics - Video Physics is perfect for physics students and instructors. Perform on-the-go analysis of interesting motions. Measure the velocity of a child's swing, a roller-coaster, or a car. Or, take a video of a basketball free throw shot. Video Physics will display the path of the ball and provide graphs of Y vs X as well as the X and Y position and velocity as a function of time. Here's a link that shows a video of how the app works.
iPads in Math - non math apps
Four Awesome Math Apps Every Parent Should Own - If you want to keep the kids entertained while giving them some food for thought, these are a few iPad math apps that every parent should own.
WolframAlpha - Across thousands of domains--with more continually added--Wolfram|Alpha uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you. Domains cover math, statistics & data analysis, physics, chemistry, materials, engineering, astronomy, earth science, life sciences, computational sciences, units and measures, dates and times, weather, places and geography, people and history, culture and media, music, word and linguistics, sports and games, colors, money and finance, socioeconomic data, health and medicine, food and nutrition, education, organizations, transportation, technological world, web and computer systems. Note: The WoframAlpha site looks pretty good when you access it with Safari on the iPad (alternative to the app).
Socrative Students & Socrative Teachers - Mr. McLeod's class is using Socrative with great success. 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. 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
WiFi Touchpad for Windows and Mac OSX - Wireless keyboard/mouse app for presentations, or when you connect your PC/Mac to the big screen TV. I use this app to control my PC remotely and my dad uses it to write Chinese characters.
Flashcard Machine - This is a great app. It let's you create flashcards on your computer and then you can take quizzes on your computer or on your iPad , iPod, or iPhone. You can share your flashcards with other people or make them public for anyone to use.
Pocket - I Love this App! It was formerly called Read-It-Later, but with many improvements. When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet, or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection. You can Pocket articles, videos, or pretty much anything you find online.
iTranslate - Translate words and phrases between more than 50 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.
iBooks textbooks for iPad - An entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. A textbook created by publishers using a new authoring tool from Apple. A textbook brought to life by iPad.
iBooks Author - Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iPad at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBookstore with a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.
iTunes U for iPad - If you’re an educator at a university, college, or K-12 school, now you have an easy way to design and distribute complete courses featuring audio, video, books, and other content. And students and lifelong learners can experience your courses for free through a powerful new app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with an integrated thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, Favorites, and more. A great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.
Qwiki - Curious? Explore 3,000,000 topics in a format perfect for the iPad: learn about what's near you, across the world - and everything in between. Labeled "a seed that will blossom into an Internet wonder" by the NY Times, Qwiki combines thousands of sources to present concise, interactive summaries of millions of people, places and things in an experience optimized for the iPad. Explore topics by searching or browse a worldwide map highlighting landmarks, monuments, cities, towns, and more.
Zite - this is one of my favorite apps so far. Zite is a personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it. Zite gives you personalized news, articles, blogs, videos and other content from a variety of both mainstream and niche publications and sites. Zite can personalize by syncing with your Twitter or Google Reader account or on its own.
Procreate - Procreate is a professional painting & sketching app, made exclusively for iPad. Engineered using the incredible Silica™ painting engine, painting & sketching on an iPad has never been so responsive and precise.
TechCrunch Primer: A Crash Course In Cool Camera Apps - Let’s face it — there are too many camera and photo sharing apps out there, and not enough time in the day to give each one of them a try. If you’ve been mulling over which camera app deserves your love and affection, or just have no earthly idea where to start, take a gander below at some of your best options for shooting and sharing your life on the go.