AirWatch Recommended Apps List


The following is a list of recommended apps selected by the System Educational Technology Support (SETS) and Mindful of Integration Technology (MIT) personnel. The apps listed are based upon the SETS and MIT experiences using the apps in classroom settings.

New for Hastings Prince Edward District School Board - AirWatch.  Airwatch is an online system that helps with the management of apps for idevices.  Each school will be enrolled and will be managed by a school site administrator.

Also new to our system - Volume Purchasing Program.  Starting September 2015, purchasing of apps will follow Apple’s purchasing guidelines.  We are no longer able to purchase an app and install that app on all idevices in a school.  Through this Volume Purchasing Program, schools are required to purchase an individual license for each device that is in the school.  Many, but not all, apps qualify for volume purchasing.  Apps (see list below) that include an asterisk beside the price indicate that volume purchasing does not apply to this particular app.  Note that the app prices listed are subject to change.  When schools purchase more than 20 licences of an app, the price for each licence is reduced by 50% (e.g., single licence of BookCreator @$5.79 each...20 licenses for BookCreator @$2.90 each).

Please keep in mind these prices were current as of June 2015 - this list will be updated periodically with new apps and pricing where applicable.

Table of Contents

Recommended Creativity App List

Recommended  Literacy App List

Recommended eBooks Apps

Recommended Math App List

Recommended Special Education (SEA) APPS

Recommended Creativity App List

App

Cost

Description

Grade Level and

Integration Notes

Doodlecast Pro

OR

Explain Everything

$5.79

*NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUME PURCHASING

Video whiteboard app - record audio, draw images, insert images - export to camera roll and google drive - Doodlecast Pro is more suitable for K-3 as it has a more simplified interface.

Cross-curricular, differentiated learning

$3.49

Write About This

       

$4.59

Image prompts to support differentiated writing. Includes leveled prompts and AT features. Can record audio and use custom photos - K-8

Literacy, but also has cross-curricular possibilities. Differentiation, spec ed

Book Creator

       

$5.79

Create books that include text, images, drawings and audio.  Export to iBooks and to Google Drive.

Cross-curricular, differentiated learning

iMovie

     

$5.79

Free on most gen 4 iPads and minis

Video and movie trailer editor

Cross-curricular

Popplet

$5.79

Free version available

Visually organize your thinking. Create mind maps that include text, colour and images. Paid version available with more features.

Cross-curricular, differentiated learning

Comic

Book!

$3.49

Create comic strips by importing pictures, adding text, and photo filters. Final products can be exported to the camera roll.

Cross-curricular

Google Suite:

  • Drive
  • Docs
  • Slides
  • Sheets
  • Classroom

Free

Collaboration apps that can be used with HPEDSB GAFE domain.

Cross-curricular

Pic Collage

Free

Photo Collage creation -great for Learning Stories and saves directly to Drive

Cross curricular / Pedagogical Documentation

Voice Record Pro

Free

Allows for audio memos and files can be saved to Google Drive for ease of access at a later date.

Cross-Curricular Assessment/Pedagogical Documentation

D2L Portfolio

Free

Allows students and teachers to document learning.  Takes photos and videos and adds to D2L  ePortfolio

K-12

Recommended  Literacy App List

App

Cost

Description

Grade Level and

Integration Notes

Magnet Letters

$1.19

Upper and lower case letters in a variety of colours with real clicking magnetic sounds.  

K-3 Literacy

Alien Buddies

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$3.49

*NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUME PURCHASING

Four engaging activities (matching, puzzles, dot to dot and stickers) with varied difficulty levels and visual and audio modes to reinforce colors, shapes, numbers and letters.

K-3  Literacy

Alphabet Aquarium

Free

Students experience the world of letters in four great games that include exploring letter shapes and names, matching and learning several representative words of initial letters.

JK/SK

Endless Alphabet

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$7.99

Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Unique vocabulary words like “gargantuan” and “scrumptious”

K-3 Literacy

Beginning Sounds Interactive Game

$1.19

Features matching games of recognizing the same beginning sounds.

K-3 Literacy

Spelling Magic

 1, 2, 3, or 4

Free

Letter sound reinforcement, build words with letter blending activities.

K-3 Literacy

Bugs and Buttons

$3.49

Work on fine motor, counting and early literacy.  

K-3 Literacy

Letter School

$5.79

Letter and number tracing app.

K-3 Literacy


Recommended eBooks Apps

App

Cost

Description

Grade Level and

Integration Notes

Collins Big Cat

Free

Free series of 8 eBooks with great illustrations and the ability for kids to record their own reading along with book.

K-3 Literacy (Reading)

Brave

Rooney

$2.29

Fitting in can be a problem for kids, especially if they’re the only regular ones in an elementary school for superheroes. That’s the challenge Rooney faces.

K-3 Literacy (Reading)/Character Education

David Wiesner’s Spot

$5.79

An outstanding app that taps into some of the iPad’s unique capabilities to create an engaging experience in five strange new worlds that are exciting for all ages.

K-6 Literacy (Reading)

Mee Genius

Free

Some books free but login required

Teachers can create an account and purchase e books for students.  Basic collection free but worth the $$$ and effort.

K-6 Literacy (Reading)


Recommended Math App List

App

Cost

Description

Grade Level and

Integration Notes

Rekenek by Mathies

Free

The Rekenrek tool helps to build a deeper understanding of number concepts and relationships.

K-6

Money by Mathies

Free

Represent various money amounts using these realistic images of Canadian coins and bills. A variety of activities are included.

K-6

Notepad by Mathies

Free

Write solutions, sketch diagrams, create graphs and record your mathematical thinking using the Notepad by mathies.

K-12

Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center

Free

A virtual geoboard used to explore mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades.

K-6

10 Frame Fill

Free

Practice for helping students recognize additives (Addition/Number Families)

K-6

Geometry Pad

Free

Create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties, and calculate metrics.

4-12

Sketchpad Explorer

(Geometer’s SketchPad app)

Free

Companion app to Geometer’s Sketchpad with various iPad activities.

4-12

Virtual Manipulatives!

Free

Virtual set of manipulative Fraction Bars that build understanding of Fractions, Decimals and Percents.

4-8

Factor Samurai

$3.49

*NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUME PURCHASING

Factor samurai is a great way to learn times tables and learn prime/composite factors.  

4-8

Hungry Fish

$2.29

*NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUME PURCHASING

Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math.

K-3

Dragon Box

$5.79

Grasp the basic processes involved in solving linear equations. Learn the basics of algebra at the student’s own pace.

K-6

My Script Calculator

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Free

Use your handwriting to write and solve math expressions.

K-12


Science/Social Studies/History/Geography

App

Cost

Description

Grade Level and

Integration Notes

The Human Body

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$4.99

Explore a working model of the body. Every part is animated and interactive.

K-8

Plants by Tinybop

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$3.49

Explore the forest, desert, and grasslands in this interactive diorama of the world’s biomes.

K-6

Meet Science:

Magnetism and Electricity

Light and Sound

$5.79

$5.79

Meet Science explores fundamental concepts science with variety of fun features such as animations, experiments, and mini-games.

4-8

Homes by Tinybop

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$4.99

Explore faraway places and wander into four unique homes around the world.

K-3

Stack the Countries

$2.29

Learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more.

K-8

French

App

Cost

Description

Grade Level and

Integration Notes

Duolingo

Free

Supports French language development.

4-10

WordReference

Dictionary

Free

Supports language translation

4-12


Recommended Special Education (SEA) APPS

App

Cost

Description

Grade Level and

Integration Notes 

My Script Calculator

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Free

Use your handwriting to write and solve math expressions.

Sight Words List

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Free

Sight Words or Dolch Lists broken into age groups.

ABC Spelling Magic

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Free

Helps students learn the sounds of the alphabet. This app indirectly teaches the essential reading skill of segmenting as well. Many levels available.

Read&Write for iPad

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Free Keyboard

License needed for word predictor.

Lower case or uppercase keyboard option. Colour of vowels on keyboard can be changed. Provides word prediction keyboard to be used with multiple apps.

Sight Words: Kids Learn

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Free

Combines fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension practice.

Write About This

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$4.59

Provides visual writing prompts or can create customized prompts. Prompts can be recorded for listening.

NG Word Builder

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Free

A making words app, includes letters, blends & digraphs, vowel patterns, prefixes & suffixes, word families and high frequency words.

First-Then Board

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$2.29

*NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUME PURCHASING

Sequencing

Pic Collage - Add photo

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Free

Make learning stories by taking a picture and annotating it.

Spelling Games Lite HD

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Free

Reading Eggs Spelling is an app that teaches kids the fundamental skills of spelling whilst staying motivated and having fun. 

Quick Math Jr.

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Free

Covers the essential foundations of mathematics, including counting, addition and subtraction, place value, writing numbers, etc.

Interactive Telling Time

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Free

An easy and fun way to teach students about analog and digital clocks.

Kids Doodle - Movie Kids Colour and Draw

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Free

Easy to use painting app. Can be used for sensory breaks.

Splash Math grades 1-5

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Free for lite

9.99 for full version

Offers a variety of math activities across different strands.  Full version app can be purchased for individual grade levels.

Doodle Buddy for iPad

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Free

Open ended drawing

Dexteria

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$4.59

*NOT INCLUDED IN VOLUME PURCHASING

Improve fine motor skills with therapeutic hand exercises.

LetterSchool

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$5.79

Learn to write letters and numbers while playing games. Progress can be monitored.

Social Stories Creator 

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Free

An easy to use app for creating and sharing educational social stories.

Time Timer

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$3.49

Create multiple visual timers to help with time management.

Clicker Sentences

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$35.99

An early writing tool that enables users to follow templates that help them to build sentences with whole words.

Popplet

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$4.99

A mind-map app that helps students think and learn visually. Students capture facts, thoughts, and images.

Educreations

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Free

Record your voice and actions on a whiteboard screen to create video lessons. Free version is limited to one draft being open at one time.

Dragon Dictation

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Free

Speech to text app, simplified version of Dragon Naturally Speaking. No training required.