App Recommendations

Here are some general purpose apps that fellow teachers in our district are currently using. (in no particular order)

Click on each header to see the app's icon and short description. Download links are also provided.

Some apps are not free. They are designated with a NOTE.
Please fill out a SchoolDude ticket to request a redemption code from the district.

Feel free to let the tech department know if you have any suggestions for apps that others might find useful and we can add them to this list.


Video tutorials on how to use the App Store, redeem codes and other related topics are available on our EduVision site. Click the link and choose the "How Do iPad?" channel from the dropdown menu that says "All channels". It is located under the main video.

EduVision Tutorial Site


Teachscape


Teachscape Instruction |Mobile is a mobile app that allows instructional leaders to gather data about teacher practice. This app supports the practice of using walkthroughs to improve instruction. Teachscape Instruction | Mobile provides instructional leaders with an efficient way to collect information and enter data directly into a handheld device, such as an iPhone or iTouch. The data are uploaded via a wireless or a cellular connection to the online reporting system. Users then log into the Teachscape website to generate reports and manage entries.

Download Link

PowerTeacher Mobile


PowerTeacher Mobile untethers teachers from their desktop or laptop and allows them to record scores and make observations while roaming the classroom, gymnasium, blacktop, science lab or even on a field trip.

Download Link

Dropbox


Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!

Download Link

Google Search


Search faster and easier with the latest Search app from Google. Get just the right information at just the right time with Google Now. Search hands­free with enhanced Voice Search.

 Download Link 

Quickoffice


This free app from Google lets you create and edit Microsoft® Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your iPhone and iPad. Once you sign in with your Google Account, work can be saved in Google Drive, which gives you up to 15GB of free storage and lets you access your files from any mobile device or computer.

With Quickoffice and a Google Account you can:

- Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
- Access files in Google Drive and on your device
- Open and view PDF files
- Share files through previously shared Google Drive folders
- Attach files to emails

Download Link

 

Photon Flash Player for iPad


Photon Browser is a powerful new browser with Flash capability designed to enhance your browsing experience on the iPad. We have been the #1 paid browser on the app store for several months and you can read reviews on the web on why we are the best Flash browser for the iPad.

NOTE: Redemption codes available for this paid app.

Download Link

iTunes U


The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.  

Download Link

iBooks


iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Download Link

OverDrive Media Console


Download eBooks and audiobooks from your library directly to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the ‘Get Books’ feature in the app to find a library near you.

Download Link

Destiny Quest


Go beyond the walls of your library with the Destiny Quest Mobile App! Search your library catalog -- anytime, anywhere! Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, this app puts the powerful searching capabilities of Destiny Quest -- in the palm of your hand.

Download Link

Doceri


Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Doceri does it all!

Download Link

Chrome


Browse fast with Chrome, now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.

Download Link

Khan Academy


Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.
Our iOS app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 4,200 videos.
We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history. 
Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of computer science. Prepare for the upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia.

Download Link

BrainPOP Featured Movie


Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free! 

Download Link


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