by Donna Mingrone (and added to by others below)


iPads for Education
An excellent (24 page) pdf of apps divided into 9 categories; in each category, some apps have been given a star rating. These apps are strongly recommended for use in the classroom. Many of these are meant for special education students. Categories: Organizational Apps, Communication and Assistive Technology Apps, Reading Apps, Writing Apps
Maths Apps, Art and Technology Apps, Music and Song Apps, Reference Apps, & Games Apps.

Teach with Your iPad (apps page) Listed in a table by subject, grade levels and category. Comprehensive list.

iPad Apps for Special Education

Activities for teaching with your iPad

iEducation Apps Review page

GREAT Tech blog that lists many, many sites for educational apps for iPads.

iPad Apps and Accessories for Special Needs

Apps for Autism Writer of this blog is the parent of an autistic child

50 Great Learning Apps for Kids

Apps for Special Education

39 Sites for Using iPads in the Classroom

Apps for HIgher Order Skills

Other iPads in Education Resource

Apps in Education Blog - sign-up to have weekly updates sent to your inbox. (PAB)

Apps for Administrators

Tech Pod Favorites

Below are some of the iPad Apps that the Tech Pod really likes:

  • Angry Birds (Pam & Jane) - Keep the pigs away from the birds' nests - this is a great game to learn how to use the touch screen on the iPad.
  • Blanks (Pam) - A vocabulary word game
  • Common Core State Standards (Jane) - The CCSS in a simple to read format
  • Dictionary (Jane & Doreen) - This is an app of Use it to learn a new Word of the Day and look up any word you can think of (put this app next to your Words with Friends app to find obscure words).
  • Ever Note (Jane) - Create To Do lists, keep notes, etc.
  • Google Earth (all) - An iPad version of Google Earth
  • Handwritten Notes Lite (Doreen) - Draw or write with your finger - change pen and background colors and email to your friends.
  • History Maps (Pam) - This app has different historical maps of the world that give you population density, oceans, etc. for different eras - from the 4th to the 20th Century
  • Ice Cream Maker Lite (Doreen) - Great game for kids - make ice cream and then eat the whole thing (There's a version for cupcakes [Cupcakes] and cookies [The Cookie Maker], too)
  • MultiConvert (Doreen) - Use this app to convert anything - money, measurement units, etc.
  • Onlive Desktop (Jane) - Create a free Onlive Desktop account at and then download the app for your iPad. You'll swear you're sitting in front of your PC using MS Office 2010. Brian - You'll love this!
  • Puffin (Jane) - This is a free Web browser that lets you run Flash Web sites on your iPad.
  • Skype (All) - An iPad version of Skype - personal videoconferencing
  • Storyboards Lite (Pam) - Create scenes with characters to lay out plans for a video
  • Quick Graph (Pam) - Create math graphs by writing formulas - help middle school and high school students learn about higher level math
  • Word Search+ (Doreen) -
  • Word Warp (Doreen) - A timed word game that would be great for helping build vocabulary
  • Words with Friends (Jane) - Play online Scrabble with your friends
  • Kindle (Donna) - Read books magazines, and more - Over 1 Million eBooks and newspapers
  • Dropbox is a great service for syncing documents across multiple devices. The iPad client works like the iPhone one (hardly surprising, since this is a universal app), enabling you to preview many file types and store those marked as favourites locally.