29 Apps For Teachers: The Educator’s Essential iPad Toolkit

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At TeachThought, we often provide lists of digital resources, and many of them are apps.

Apps for struggling readers.

Apps for struggling writers.

Apps for project-based learning.

Any while many of these apps are for students, the following list of apps from Sam Gliksman can be considered for both teachers and students, and an excellent foundation slew of apps for any 21st century teacher. From GoodReader and Slide Shark to Printopia and Air Display, all fill different niches of 21st century learning, and the many possibilities the iPad affords.

Educator's Essential iPad Toolkit

Educator's Essential iPad Toolkit

Essential toolkit of core apps you need for personal and educational productivity and everyday reference.

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    Evernote

    Evernote

    Clip, store or create all types of digital content in Evernote notebooks. Sign up for an account at evernote.com. There's 101 ways to use Evernote effectively both personally and in class.

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    Pocket

    Pocket

    Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) enables you to store anything you want to read, take it with you offline and read it whenever you have time. You can also share what you're reading with your colleagues.

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    Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Most popular cloud service and connects to many apps on your iPad making it easy to pull down and push up content.

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    Twitter

    Twitter

    If you don't have a Twitter account yet then get one. Twitter is a great way to connect and learn from other educators. Use the #iPadEd hashtag to follow educational iPad tweets.

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    Flipboard

    Flipboard

    Creates a beautiful magazine by connecting to your custom news feeds and social networking contacts.

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    Pages

    Pages

    About the closest you'll get to word processing on an iPad.

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    Keynote

    Keynote

    If you're going to create a presentation on your iPad, this is the app to use. Of course if your laptop is anywhere close by...

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    WolframAlpha

    WolframAlpha

    Go ahead... ask it whatever you want. My bet is that it knows the answer.

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    Kindle

    Kindle

    Just a wider range of choices than iBooks and very useful when you need that particular book.

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    PhotoSync

    PhotoSync

    PhotoSync wirelessly transfers your photos and videos between devices and computers. It's the simplest way to move media content to and from your iOS devices. Great for collecting media from students on a teacher laptop.

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    Diigo for iPad

    Diigo for iPad

    Social bookmarking service. Open an account at diigo.com then tag any web content to archive, organize and share it with others.

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    TED

    TED

    Smart people, smart ideas... all on video. Great for stimulating thinking out of the box.

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    Numbers

    Numbers

    Apple's iPad spreadsheet program. Just OK... will get better.

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    Dictionary.com

    Dictionary.com

    The ad free version of Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus for the iPad

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    Air Display

    Air Display

    Extends your computer desktop so that your iPad acts as a second screen. Just move content from one screen to the other as if they were connected.

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    AirServer

    AirServer

    It shows the iPad monitor on every Pc and movie player, like an Apple TV.

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    Notability - Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync By Ginger Labs

    Notability - Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync By Ginger Labs

    Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad. 

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    Pocket Informant Pro

    Pocket Informant Pro

    Available in both regular and Pro versions, Pocket Informant helps you manage your life. Includes a multi-featured Calendar, Task lists and more and syncs with your Google account.

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    Printopia

    Printopia

    This one isn't an app - you install it on your computer. Run Printopia on your Mac to share physical and virtual printers to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Incredibly versatile.

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    Pastefire

    Pastefire

    You have information on your computer that you need to move to your iOS device. You could email it but it's messy - Use PasteFire to send content from your computer directly to your iOS device and then act on it. Send contacts to your address book, send a URL that opens in Safari, send an address to Maps, send and automatically dial a phone number and more.

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    GoodReader for iPad

    GoodReader for iPad

    Connects to your cloud storage accounts. Downloads and reads all sorts of different file types. It's the swiss army knife of document processors for the iPad.

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    Google Search

    Google Search

    The search service that has become a verb. Go ahead and Google it.

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    Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

    Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

    Splashtop connects your iPad to your laptop or desktop. Access and use any programs or files even when you're not at your computer.

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    Calculator

    Calculator

    Free, fully functioning calculator

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    Showyou

    Showyou

    Your personal video channel. Connects to your friends and social networking services to deliver videos on the topics that interest you.

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  • Arlene

    I count 28 apps. Wolfram Alpha is listed twice.

  • Carlos Dias

    Forgot one: energyProf is a great app for classroom management! http://bit.ly/1eOAh5K