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Just found Remind101 where students/parents can join and as you send reminders or assignments, to goes to their phone as text message - FREE!

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Avalanche- a fun word game
Same Sound - homophones
SBSpelling - can add your own lists
Khan Academy - visually shows how to solve math and other areas (middle school/HS)
Everyday Mathematics Fractions (McGraw Hill) - match = fractions
GameTools - timer, buzzer, dice, etc. to use for games


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ShowMe - white board. I have had students respond to a math question. They write out and TALK out how they would solve it. They record while doing this. They we play them back for the group. Apple TV makes it even better.

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i-nigma - create QR codes (one of the better apps) so that students just aim their iPad at the code (on paper or on a large screen) and they are directed to a site on the internet. AMAZING!


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Socrative - we use this to give quizzes and check ups. One team even had us give math tests and then enter the answers using Socrative. It can be used with iPads or desk top. You create a VIRTUAL room for students to "enter." It corrects their responses and emails you the print out. Sort of like clickers.
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Thanks for this list. I just got an iPad and hm using class dojo which my kids love. I'm also interested in some pre-k/k apps for my daughter.

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Social Sciences:

1.) Mayan Math - I let my students interact with this site to get a good concept of Mayan math and how it was used and compared it to glyphs.

2.) Greek Gods - when we write stories about Greek gods students can look up information on gods and goddesses.

3.) Timeline Eons - Interactive timeline

4.) Broadsides - Interactive storyline about life on a ship, while looking at skills and qualities, such as leadership.

5.) Kids World Map - Interactive map and game

6.) Stack the States or countries - interactive game for cities, capitals, states, countries and nations.

7.) Geo Walk - interactive globe with photos

8.) Tapquiz Maps - Students test their knowledge before map quizzes

9.) Greek alphabet flashcards

10.) History books - for me and primary source use

11.) European Exploration - Educational game learning about exploration, maps and basic budget/economics.

12.) Nazca - interactive maze of Nazca lines

13.) Word to word - association for slow readers to build upon vocabulary

14.) FX Action Movie - camera feature that blows up image (students like to use in videos)

15.) Islamic compass - finds Mecca

16.) Daily Enlightenment Quotes - Has Buddhist and Chinese proverbs and more

17.) Gravity lite - learning about Newton's laws, interactive

18.) This Day - What happen on this day in history (provides 4-5 facts)

19.) Art Museum - matching game with artists and work.

Most of these were the free version, but I hope it helps.

Anyway has anyone heard of flipping a classroom? If so, have you tried it? I would like to know the results from someone who tried first hand.

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That sounds fun. I'll check it out!


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2/12/12 7:29 A

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One of my favorites is screen chomp. My Ks have used it with their Buddies a few times and it has so many uses. We just finished snowman stories. The kids took pictures of their snowmen (using paper and tons of collected things...no snow here this year) and recorded their stories. It is so easy to use and can easily be uploaded to evernote. They can draw, record, write, and take pictures so easily!

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Thanks for the suggestions I will check them out!

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Sentence Builder
Question Builder
Story Builder (all under 9.99)
I have those 3. There is also Conversation Builder, Preposition Builder, and Language Builder


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Keep giving suggestions I love it!

Sparklefish is fun!

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I just got a new one for my kids with autism called Question It. It helps with understanding wh words. It sorts, than puts them into sentences and then paragraphs. It starts out color coded and fades that to no color coding. It also keeps progress on kids.


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1/21/12 1:35 P

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Now if I could just find an app that would correct all my papers for me!!!

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I have downloaded tons of apps for use in my 6th grade classroom...
Quizlet
Study flash
Audio Note
StoryCubes (class favorite)
iTalk
Glow Coloring
Power Teacher
Edmodo
Groovy Grader
Smart Seat (teacher favorite)
Merriam Webster dictionary (allows user to speak the word he is looking up)
iThesaurus
Rhyme Free
Miss spell
Mad libs
Splot
Verses Poetry
Bluster
Story Lines
Idioms
Science Quiz
3d Brain
3d cell stain
BrainPop
Simon Says
Google Earth
Office2 HD
Print Magic

Every time I look, I find more. It's getting to the point where I have far more than I'll need, but it's fun to investigate. You never know what you'll find!

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I just talked our endowment association and school board into buying 5 iPads for my high school business classroom. I have only downloaded dragon dictation, a calculator app, a few math games and a checkbook app I am hoping will work well for my business essentials class. I have had to learn how to place restrictions on the camera because the kids just starting taking goofy pictures and I want the iPads used for learning. I am looking forward to reading about what other apps everyone has on their iPads. I have no money to buy apps yet. I have to try for grants also.

 
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so jealous of all these great things that can be done with ipad/ ipod touch in a classroom! I received an ipod touch as a free give away at a workshop this summer.... were encouraged to use it in our classrooms.... my school district will not allow it to be connected to the wireless internet! emoticon maybe one day they will wake up!

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I am excited to see this post! Our school just received iPads for each teacher and so far I love mine! There are so many apps out there, but so far my two absolute favorites are TimeNinja and ClassDojo.
Time Ninja gives step by step lessons (given by a sensei and monkey) and the kids can progress through the different "belts" aka lessons such as time to 5 minutes, time to 15 minutes, half hour, etc. My sweeties LOVE it.
ClassDojo is an app that you install along with a program on your main teacher computer. It is a realtime classroom management tool. You can make your own list of behaviors, both positive and negative, and reward your kids with points (or take them away) based on those behaviors. This app also works with smart phones, so if you have that and not an iPad, you can still use it. It is the bee's knees.

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I have asked for an iPad for my graduation in May. I am hoping to be able to use it in my classroom (cross fingers for next fall) and hopefully there is some initiative/funding/budget work at the school I end up working at for getting iPads for the students. I have been playing with my 'mother-in-laws' iPad for a while now and there are just so many apps available for education purposes.

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Still waiting for ours to be given to us. It is frustrating!

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I left 2 hrs, early Tues. and of course, that's when my ipad was delivered. My husband picked it up for me Wed. because I ended up with the flu. I finally downloaded a bunch of apps last night. We can only download free ones until we're given a code and "rules" about paid ones. I hope we can pay for some if they don't give us much, but there are lots of freebies out there too. I can't wait for the kids to use it!


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I am excited to see this thread! I bought myself an IPAD for my birthday and I am having a great time with it!

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I went to a PD today with a bunch of people from our local ISD. They all have iPads. One was showing me the free PD she has downloaded on iTunes U...go to it and there are a bunch of free seminars that you can watch on the iPad or even your computer. I downloaded some all about RTI.

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Reading all your posts makes me excited and eager for the iPads for the kids. I look forward to getting them!

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I don't have my ipad yet, but should within the next 2 weeks. Here is a list of some I've found and some our SLP uses. I have a long list of apps that one of the high school teachers sent me. He uses a lot of science apps and develops lessons from those. Let me know if anyone wants me to add that here.

Sentence Builder Teen
Look In My Eyes
School Skills
Sosh: Improving Social Skills with Children and Adolescents
Story Builder 3.99
Conversation builder
Question Builder
Language Builder 3.99
Pocket Zoo 1.99



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In Kindergarten, so far I use Magnetic Alpabet (the free one has capital letters, the one you buy has lower case, numbers, math symbols and some pictures), Phone for kids (has several things-one is a phone pad the makes sounds for practicing phone numbers), dtdlite which has dot to dot pictures using numbers and letters, ABC Writing, Sight Words, Counting Money for Kids (those three are pretty much what you think they'd be). Later we'll use Word Bingo, Math Bingo, and Telling Time Game. Those are some that I have found so far. I usually try the free version for a while, and then buy it if it adds something useful. Most of the ones I have are free.
Our school got them for a greatly reduced price through a pilot program with Apple. I am not familiar with what grants might be available.

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My schools PTA recently bought each teacher an iPad for classroom use. With that my principal bought a program that allows us to put up our math videos and then use the iPad as we walk around the room. With this program we can stop the videos at any time and allow students to use their fingers on the iPad and do problems. I really like this because the kids are excited about being able to use it so they pay better attention and they are always on task.


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What as do you know about for PreK and K. Also what are some of the grants available & where do I find them?

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Here are some good general ones: Story Buddy, Puppet Pals (both for writing stories and can include photos), Cut the Rope, Analogies for Kids (both for logical thinking,) Math Bingo, Word Bingo (quick recall with game format)
Ihave more for younger kids if you need them.

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I broke down and bought my own IPAD. I am loving it. I would love to hear what people are using for apps. THANKS

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Our new special ed director is making rounds and meeting with each teacher. I met with her this morning. The meeting went well and guess what, she's buying an ipad for my classroom! I'm so excited to start using it with my kids in a few weeks!


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We have a district mini grant I'm applying for. I looked on the web but didn't find what I was looking for. I have been trying to sell necklaces & keyrings from thepuzzlingpiece.com. If you sell 60 they send your classroom an ipad but I have a long way to go.
If you have any ideas and have time could you sparkmail me with ideas of grants? Thanks!


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Kim....our district got them through a grant. There's LOTS of grant money out there right now.

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I actually use an app on my iPhone called Stick Pick. It works and looks exactly like a can of sticks where you would draw a child's name....however...Stick Pick suggests question starters for learners at different levels and also records how well students respond during classroom discussions.

It's AWESOME! It definitely helps me and is even an easy way to differentiate.

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Sure stinks to work in a district that's broke!


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We received 50 iPads for our school corporation....They are being used for special needs students as an alternative means of communication....

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I will be getting iPads for my students. I hope they will be able to download apps and not have them locked to us teachers.

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Our lucky K-8 Catholic school has been able to get class set of IPads for each level (primary, intermediate, and middle) which the six classes at each level will share. We got them through a special grant/pilot program There are some great apps out there. The best thing to do is go to the iTunes app store and search for particular topics under the education heading. For example, as a kindergarten teacher I looked for sight words and found several good ones for free. Try out the free ones. There are some that are good for free and some that you have to buy to be worthwhile. What is your grade level? I can get you some specific recommendations. Mary

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You are lucky! I've written one grant that I didn't get and am working on another one. I don't have any computers for my kids other than my teacher computer.


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What level are you teaching?

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What iPad apps do you use for students or yourself that you find very useful?

We just got 1 iPad in our classroom and are looking for recommendations.

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