diverse blended learning apps for iPad

28 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad
by TeachThought Staff

Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction.

It’s this mixing of old and new that makes it tempting for many schools and districts wanting to dip their toes in the water of eLearning and far-reaching technology access while still depending on the expertise and training of human teachers.

But it’s this combination–and subsequent flexibility–that also makes it a challenge to setup. There is the matter of aligning operating systems (Windows, iOS, Android, etc.), available bandwidth, technology access, learning management systems, apps, hardware, and more.

The following blended learning apps for iPad (most, but not all are available on Android as well) are a purposefully diverse bunch, including Whiteboard apps, mirroring apps, learning management systems, screen capture software, and video creation tools for teachers and students, all to help jumpstart your move to a blended learning–and mobile learning–classroom.

We even included a sock puppet app, because we like sock puppets.

And you never know.

Diverse Blended Learning Apps [updated 2020]

Explain Everything™ is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool with real-time collaboration that lets you animate, record, annotate, collaborate, and explore ideas, knowledge and understanding. It provides teachers and students an opportunity to share thinking, reflect upon knowledge building, and assess both products and processes of learning.

Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that’s simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.

Doodlecast Pro is the easiest way to create presentations on your iPad. The app records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors or presentation tools such as iMovie, Keynote, or iBooks Author. Perfect for teachers, students, business people and anyone needing an elegant way to share ideas.

PlayPosit allows users to add any of seven interactive question types and rich media into the video’s timeline to actively engage on mobile or web devices.

X-Mirage is an AirPlay server for Mac that makes it simple to use your Mac to show off your iOS devices on a bigger screen, and record everything onscreen with one click!

YouTube gives users the ability to stream videos related to just about any content area in the world! Upload videos and content to your own channel and subscribe to your favorite streamers.

Edmodo empowers teachers with the tools to share engaging lessons, communicate with parents, and cultivate a vibrant classroom culture.

TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in real time.

PhotoVoice lets you take a photo (or select any image already on your iPhone). Record a brief commentary in your own voice. Send your new PhotoVoice to your friends, and when they view your photo they’ll automatically hear YOUR voice narrating it.

Snapseed offers 29 tools and filters, like brush, structure, high definition resolution, and perspective for photo editing.

TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now. 

Three Ring allows teachers to document and organize student work and to communicate with parents and students. Think of it as a way to host portfolios for individual learners.

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old! 

Vittles lets you produce Video Screencasts and Lectures, Right on your iPad. Vittles combine your photos, handwriting, and voice into engaging videos that can be instantly shared with anyone.

ThingLink allows users to create and share interactive photos, videos, 360 media, and 3D models that are readable in over 80 language.

Present.me is a really easy way to record and share your presentations using your webcam. 

Zentation is an affordable webinar software that allows users to create online presentations with synchronized video and PowerPoint. 

Animoto lets you create animated video slideshows set to music — it also has lots of fun transitions and various free audio files.

FlowVella gets you better results with the presentation app built for today. Engage your audience in one presentation experience. Combine words, images, video, links, galleries, and PDFs to turn your story into an interactive conversation.

PowToon is an online business presentation software tool that allows you to create free, cool, and awesome animated video explainers as an alternative to using powerpoint.  

iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad—build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments from students, start class discussions or talk with students one-on-one to answer questions and provide feedback. 

Sophia has free online courses and tutorials and provides students a learning adventure to match their learning style.

Blackboard Collaborate Mobile lets users join web conferencing sessions right from your iPhone or iPad.

Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. Peruse a range of topics, including geometry, geography, and computer science principles!

Schoology helps you manage your classroom, create and submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, perform assessments, collaborate with your peers, and much more!

Doceri combines screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and record a screencast video you can easily save or share. Doceri does it all!

Canvas is a learning management system that hosts courses from teachers all over the country! View grades and course materials, submit assignments, manage priorities, communicate with instructors, contribute to discussions, take formative assessments, and enable push notifications for updates of your choice. There’s not much that Canvas doesn’t do!

Splashtop Personal grants access to all the programs on your computer from your iPad.