• The Digital Backpack: Nine Must-Have Free iPad Apps

      


    August 25, 2012

    Your district has made the iPad plunge: Either every student will receive a shiny new iPad or every class will have an iPad cart to use for all classes. Here are the must-have apps for all iPads—and the best part is they are all FREE!

    App

    Cost

    Features

    Grade

    Highlights

    Dictionary.com

    Free

    Thesaurus

    Example Sentences

    All Grades

    Word of the Day

    Calculator Free

    Free

    Three calculating modes- Standard, String and RPN

    All Grades

    Retina Ready

    Biorhythm calculator

    Tip Calculator

    Great colors- to help differentiate

    UPAD Lite

    Free

    3 in 1- notepad, bookpad and photopad

    All Grades

    Monthly and weekly calendar- use as a memo pad

    Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

    Free

    Recordable whiteboard

    All Grades

    Enables differentiating instruction

    Study Blue

    Free

    Make your own Flashcards

    All Grades

    Use photos, audio or text for your vocabulary word

    Doodlebuddy

    Free

    Drawing App

    All Grades

    Comes with paintbrush, chalk, glitter, and more

    Inspiration Maps Lite

    Free

    Graphic Organizers

    All Grades

    Free version comes with 5 graphic organizers

    CNN for iPad

    Free

    News

    Grades 4 and up

    Needs Wi-Fi

    Toontastic

    Free

    Storytelling

    K-6

    Storytelling and understanding of the Story Arc