How do I get Apps to this device? Or If you are new to the mobile world, what is an App?

App or an application is a program that can be installed on to the device. The app will have an icon associated with it. An app can be purchased through iTunes App Store on your computer or through the App Store app on the iPad (If you need to download iTunes, click here). An iTunes account/Apple ID will be needed to download apps. Some apps may have a cost attached to them, others are free. The prices listed to the far right in the apps' table are subject to change as prices can increase or decrease depending on the developer.

Notes on Selecting Apps:

When selecting an app, there is not one app that is perfect for everyone. Every teacher and classroom has different needs from an app. It is recommended that you try at least three or four apps in a certain area to figure out which one best meets your needs of your classroom. I usually try 5 or 6 apps to figure out which one I want to use. Every app has something cool that other apps do not have.

The default apps on the iPad are App Store; Calendar; Contacts; iTunes; Mail; Maps; Notes; Photos; Photobooth; Safari; Videos, and Clock. Apps can be added through the App store or iTunes on a computer.

Here is a review of apps that I have tried out 1-I J-P Q-Z.

Here is a table that breaks down apps by subject; type; grade level; and other.



Grade Level



Arts Apps

Audio Apps

Pre-K / Books

Creating a Graphic Novel

App Creating Programs

Engineering Apps

Browser Apps

K-2 Apps

Collecting Data with Forms

Audience Response Apps

Foreign Language Apps

Classroom Management Apps

3-5 Apps

Notetaking with PaperPort Notes
(Formerly Noterize)

Best Apps for Tasks

Handwriting Apps

Cloud-Based Storage Apps

6-8 Apps

Notetaking with Goodreader

Blooms Taxonomy of iPAD Apps

Language Arts Apps

Comic Creating Apps

9-12 Apps

Mindmapping with Total Recall

Create App Pages

Math Apps

Communication Apps

College Apps

Using PowerDocs with Google Apps

Creating an ePUB

Music Class Apps

Creating Video Apps

Lifelong Learner Apps

Group Whiteboarding with Groupboard

Digital Storytelling

Science Apps

Data Collection Apps

Group Whiteboarding with Share Board

Getting Started with Data Collection

Social Studies Apps

Digital Storytelling Apps

File Access using iFiles

Group Collaboration Apps

Special Education Apps

Distance Education Apps

Using Voicethread App

iPAD Cart

Technology Education Apps

Drawing Apps

Creating WordClouds

iPAD Fluency App


iPhone Configuration Utility

Image Manipulation Apps

Manage & Sync iPAD Cart

iPAD2 Camera Apps

Microphones that work with the iPAD

Mindmapping Apps

Sync Cart Comparison

Office Apps

Using iPhone Apps on the iPAD

Podcast Creation Apps

Presentation Apps

Volume Licensing Apps

Projection Apps

Wireless iPAD Projection

Reference Apps

Review Games Apps

Screen Recording Apps

Text Apps

Watching Video Apps

If your are starting out and you want to download a few apps to get started, here are the ones I suggest:

Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. See why millions of people worldwide use Evernote:

Key features of Evernote:
● Create text, photo and audio notes
● Auto-synchronize your notes to your Mac, PC, and Web
● Magically makes text within snapshots searchable
● Mark notes as "Favorite" for quick access
● All notes include geo-location information for mapping and search
✶ Premium Feature: File Synchronization - add, sync, access, and share files (PDF, Word, Excel, PPT, and more) among the different versions of Evernote you use

Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life:

● For research and class notes
● To capture blog ideas and design inspiration
● To stay in-sync with your desktop notes, web clips, and files
● To snap photos of whiteboards and wine labels
● As part of your GTD system to help you stay organized
● To record voice memos
Dropbox shares and sync file online to multiple computers.
Free (up to 2 GB)
Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite
Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite allows you edit office files (Word and Excel) on your iPAD. PowerPoint files can be viewed through this app. The Connect FIle manager allows the transfer of files from your computer, Google Docs, Dropbox, and MobileMe.
Read ebooks and other text-based formats on your iPAD. Read books from Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks, and even your own ePubs.
Good Reader for iPad
If you need to read huge PDF, or TXT files, you've come to the right place. Faithful users of GoodReader for ipad have reported flawless performance with files over 1 gig in size; but that's only one of the many features that makes GoodReader the best app of its kind.

Within moments of downloading GoodReader for iPad, you'll be transferring files directly from your computer over a Wi-Fi connection, from the Internet or from email attachments. It also easily integrates with MobileMe iDisk, box.net, and services like Google Docs and Dropbox.