There are hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple App Store right now. Tens of thousands in the education section alone. It’s basically impossible to identify the ones that will work for you let alone actually try out each one on a large enough scale to understand how and why it works (or doesn’t) for you.
How To Use 15 Apps In A Single iPad Classroom
The friendly team at We Are Teachers has done some of the legwork for you, though. If you only have a single iPad classroom right now, you’re in luck.
- Unsure who to call on? The Stick Pick app makes the decision for you. It’s like the sorting hat in Harry Potter
- Too Noisy monitors the sound level and will tell the classroom to quiet down. Like that would ever be necessary….
- Want to incentivize and gamify classroom behavior? Try out Class Dojo.
- Want to stay on track? The Classroom Timer app will let you know when to move onto the next lesson.
- Create a ‘listening area’ in the classroom and let students use the Audiobooks app for listening time then can earn on Class Dojo.
- Want some project-based learning? Use the Storybook Maker to let your students write and use their imagination.
- Accelerated Reader is a popular method of gauging comprehension. The app is top notch.
- Use the Random Fact of the Day app to let students read aloud the interesting factoid to the class.
- Got a Google Chromecast or an Apple TV? A projector? Use Google Earth for some in-class exploration.
- Want to make sure students stay on track while reading? Try the Running Records Calculator.
- Students need a bit more tutoring? Try the HMH Math on the Spot app.
- Have students take a turn doing online research using Encyclopaedia Britannica.
- Try out the WunderMap app to learn about geography and weather at the same time. Google Maps also fun!
- Want to have a study area in the classroom? Let students take turns making study aids with Flashcards+.
- Try out The Scoreboard to keep track of the best (and worst) behavior in your class!