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10 Frame FillProvides children practice with recognizing additive "10 Families"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/10-frame-fill/id418083871?mt=8MathNo10 Frame Fill
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123D Sculpt+Create 3D sculptureshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/123d-sculpt+/id594014056?mt=8ArtNo123D Sculpt+
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30/30A task manager. Simple. Attractive. Useful. 30/30 helps students get stuff done. Set up a list of tasks, set the amount of time needed for each, set the timer,and move on to the next task when the timer goes off.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/30-30/id505863977?mt=8ProductivityNo30/30
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3D Brain
Use your touchscreen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-brain/id331399332?mt=8ScienceYes3D Brain
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3M Cloud LibraryBorrow ebooks and audio books from the Hennepin County libraryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3m-cloud-library/id466446054?mt=8 BooksYes3M Cloud Library
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Access My LibraryApp for using Gale databases for research and informationhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/access-my-library/id920817861?mt=8ReferenceYesAccess My Library
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Achieve 3000Reading intervention program; requires a subscriptionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/achieve3000/id757933892?mt=8Language ArtsYesAchieve 3000
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Adobe Digital EditionsAn ebook reader for Adobe DRM protected books. Use it to read EPUB and PDF books.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-digital-editions/id952977781?mt=8BooksYesAdobe Digital Editions
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Adobe Photoshop Mix
Adobe Photoshop Mix makes it quick and easy to cut out, combine and seamlessly blend pictures to create sophisticated multilayered images. Apply one of over a dozen looks to select areas or your whole photo.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-mix/id885271158?mt=8 Multimedia CreationYesAdobe Photoshop Mix
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Adobe Spark Page
Spark Page makes it easy for anyone to turn words and images into a beautiful gliding web story. Transform your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous visual story that delights readers on any device.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-spark-page-create-stunning/id968433730?mt=8
Multimedia CreationNoAdobe Spark Page
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Adobe Spark PostAdobe Spark Post is the fun and fast way to create stunning graphics for all occasions.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-spark-post-create-stunning/id1051937863?mt=8
Multimedia CreationYesAdobe Spark Post
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Adobe Voice VideoMake simple animated video "stories" that incorporate voice, photos, icons, music.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-voice-show-your-story/id852555131?mt=8 Multimedia CreationNoAdobe Voice Video
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AeroA bird simulation app used in conjunction with PLTW.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aero/id423650051?mt=8STEMAero
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Alphabet TracingAnimations come to life for children to trace with their fingers while they practice forming letters.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alphabet-tracing/id374493089?mt=8Language ArtsNoAlphabet Tracing
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Antonym MatchWord match apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/antonym-match/id786868905?mt=8Language ArtsNoAntonym Match
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ArtCirclesEasily browse popular arthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artcircles/id470042692?mt=8 ArtNoArtCircles
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ArtiphonThe IOS companion app for the Artiphon 1 instrument. Connect the Artiphon to any IPad, IPhone or Mac and use the app to create musichttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artiphon/id1029202919?mt=8MusicNoArtiphon
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AurasmaAugmented reality app that lets users create and share augmented reality experiences.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aurasma/id432526396?mt=8Multimedia CreationNoAurasma
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AuxyAuxy Classic is a simple loop sequencer for making modern beats.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/auxy-music-creation/id909573739?mt=8MusicNoAuxy
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Baha 5 SmartSound processor to personalize your hearing experience.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baha-5-smart/id949862838?mt=8Student ServicesBaha 5 Smart
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Bandmate Chromatic TunerDisplays the note while you play on the staffhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bandmate-chromatic-tuner/id1027808848?mt=8MusicYes - doesn't workBandmate Chromatic Tuner
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Basecamp 3Project management apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/basecamp-3/id1015603248?mt=8ProductivityYesBasecamp 3
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BiblioboardOnline ebook collection from the state of Minnesota. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/biblioboard-library/id613149061?ls=1&mt=8BooksYesBiblioboard
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BitsboardsStudy almost anything for free across 25 addictive mini-gameshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitsboard-education-games/id516842210?mt=8Student ServicesNoBitsboards
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Blockly for Dash & Dot Robots
Blockly is a visual drag-and-drop programming tool developed by Google that allows children to snap together commands like puzzle pieces.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blockly-for-dash-dot-robots/id906750147?mt=8STEMYes - not testedBlockly for Dash & Dot Robots
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BloggerBlogging apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blogger/id459407288?mt=8Multimedia CreationBlogger
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BookshelfEbook reader for VitalSource and Norton publishing; ebooks for AP U.S. Historyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookshelf/id389359495?mt=8BooksYesBookshelf
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Brain Hive eReader AppEbook reader; only available to schools with BrainHive subscriptions.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-hive-ereader-app/id553844792?mt=8BooksNoBrain Hive eReader App
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BrainpopDigital video learning resource; only available to schoolos that have a Brainpop subscription.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352?mt=8EducationYes - UI issues Brainpop
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BrainPop JrDigital video learning resource; only available to schoolos that have a Brainpop subscription.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-jr.-movie-of-the-week/id536371867?mt=8EducationYes - UI issues BrainPop Jr
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Breathe, Think, Do with SesameA resource app to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/breathe-think-do-with-sesame/id721853597?mt=8Health & PEYesBreathe, Think, Do with Sesame
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Build a BodyInteractive app to explore body systems; high school onlyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/build-a-body/id489938737?mt=8EducationNoBuild a Body
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Calculator for iPadCalculator apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calculator-for-ipad-free/id398129933?mt=8&uo=4UtilitiesNoCalculator for iPad
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Calm in the Storm
Reduce, manage, and learn about stress in your life with Calm in the Storm. This easy to use app, created by mental health professionals using clinically proven information and strategies.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calm-in-storm-stress-management/id966020512?mt=8
Health & PENoCalm in the Storm
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CanvasLearning Mangament System; only available to schools that have a subscription.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canvas-by-instructure/id480883488?mt=8&uo=4EducationxCanvas
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Capstone 4DUse with the Capstone 4D icon on books to see videos and bonus content related to the book.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/capstone-4d/id1183896221?mt=8BooksYesCapstone 4D
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Cargo-BotA puzzle game that challenges your brain and helps you learn programming concepts.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cargo-bot/id519690804?mt=8EducationNoCargo-Bot
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Chatterbox
Turn any picture into funny animations that you can save, email or share. Make the picture say funny things. Adjust the pitch of the voice.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterbox-funny-talking-videos-from-photos-of-pets/id894760829?mt=8
Multimedia CreationNoChatterbox
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Chatterpix KidsCreate talking pictureshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids-by-duck-duck/id734046126?mt=8Multimedia CreationNoChatterpix Kids
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Choreo GraphTurn photos into animations and explore math concepts as you go with a powerful and fun animation studio.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/choreo-graph/id952808994?ls=1&mt=8MathNoChoreo Graph
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Chrome - Web Browser by GoogleBrowse fast on iPad with the Google Chrome browser used on a computer. Save favorites between devices, search by voice, and save up to 50% of data usage while browsing.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrome-web-browser-by-google/id535886823?mt=8 UtilitiesNAChrome - Web Browser by Google
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CK-12
CK-12 features 5000+ math and science lessons and concepts - all accessible anytime, anywhere. All content is created and curated by teachers, for students. Whether you’re looking to improve your grades, or brush up on your favorite math or science topics, CK-12 has you covered
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ck-12-free-fun-way-to-learn/id909343639?mt=8EducationYesCK-12
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Classroom
Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classroom/id1085319084?mt=8EducationNoClassroom
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ClipsApp for making and sharing videos with text, effects, graphics and morehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clips/id1212699939?mt=8Multimedia CreationNoClips
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Code CarbonSimulation app where student learn to understand the mechanics of Climate Changehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/code-carbon/id1223879880?mt=8ScienceYes - UI issues Code Carbon
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Color UncoveredInteractive ebook that includes illusions, articles and videoshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-uncovered/id470299591?mt=8ScienceYes- doesn't workColor Uncovered
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Compound Word MatchWord match apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/compound-word-match/id796971311?mt=8Language ArtsNoCompound Word Match
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Count SortA very basic set of activities for children just beginning to learn about numbers.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/count-sort/id426876762?mt=8MathNoCount Sort
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CubeletsCubelets robot blocks are a fast and easy way to inspire kids to become better thinkers. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cubelets/id1036174335?mt=8STEMYesCubelets
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Deep Sea Duel
Challenge Okta or a friend in a duel! Collect cards with the specified sum, and you win. But you better do it before your opponent does!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deep-sea-duel/id547246887?mt=8MathNoDeep Sea Duel
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Destiny DiscoverSearch your library’s Destiny cataloghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/follett-enlight-k-12-edition/id692783324BooksYesDestiny Discover
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Destiny QuestApp for school library media center cataloghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/destiny-quest/id472689459?mt=8BooksYesDestiny Quest
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Digital Compass By Common Sense MediaDigital citizenship apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digital-compass-by-common/id978685553?mt=8EducationYes-doesn't workDigital Compass By Common Sense Media
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Digital Passport for Kids
Use your touchscreen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digital-passport-for-kids/id658593545?mt=8EducationDigital Passport for Kids
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Diigo annotator for SafariAnnotate while using Safarihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/diigo-annotator-for-safari/id933773981?mt=8UtilitiesNoDiigo annotator for Safari
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DIY App - Creative Community for KidsDIY kids community to explore thousands of challenges and learn new skillshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/diy-app-creative-community/id519308960?mt=8EducationNoDIY App - Creative Community for Kids
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Doceri Interactive WhiteboardAn interactive whiteboard and screencasting apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doceri-interactive-whiteboard/id412443803?mt=8EducationNoDoceri Interactive Whiteboard
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Document 5Read, listen, view, annotate almost anything you want on your iPadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/documents-5-file-manager-pdf/id364901807?mt=8ProductivityYes - Doesn't work?Document 5
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Dolphin Easy Reader
EasyReader is an accessible reading app for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Download books from the app or copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear Easy Reader read it back to you.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dolphin-easyreader/id1161662515?mt=8BooksYesDolphin Easy Reader
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Domino AdditionPractice Addition Facts with sums to 30 and addends to 16.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/domino-addition/id912574293?mt=8MathYesDomino Addition
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Drag N MatchMatch the object with the picturehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drag-n-match/id714004431?mt=8&uo=4Student ServicesDrag N Match
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Dragon DictationVoice recognition apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8UtilitiesNoDragon Dictation
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Duolingo - Learn LanguagesLanguage app for Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English and more.https://itunes.apple.com/app/duolingo-learn-spanish-french/id570060128?mt=8Language ArtsYesDuolingo - Learn Languages
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EDpuzzleEDpuzzle is an easy and effective way to deliver interactive videos in the classroom.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edpuzzle/id919598209?mt=8EducationYesEDpuzzle
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Educreations Interactive WhiteboardWhiteboard app that allows students to create videos with writing and voice-over.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/educreations-interactive-whiteboard/id478617061?mt=8EducationNoEducreations Interactive Whiteboard
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Encyclopedia BritannicaAccess Britannica Encyclopedia through the Electronic Library of MN (ELM)https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/encyclop-dia-britannica/id447919187?mt=8ReferenceNoEncyclopedia Britannica
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Epic!
Epic! is an all-you-can-read eBook library for kids 12 and under offering unlimited access to over 20,000 high-quality children’s books, now including thousands of read-to-me, Audio books, and educational videos.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epic!-unlimited-books-for/id719219382?mt=8BooksYesEpic!
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EvernoteTake notes, get organized, collect information, clip web articles. Evernote is searchable and can be accessed from anywhere, on any device. It even can collect photos and to-do lists. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8ProductivityYesEvernote
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Evernote ScannableScan papers, notes, assignments - any paper that comes your way. Save or share documents instantly.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote-scannable/id883338188?mt=8ProductivityNoEvernote Scannable
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Expeditions
Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/expeditions/id1131711060?mt=8EducationYesExpeditions
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FasTT Math - by ScholasticFASTT Math delivers a personalized learning path for each student, driven by ongoing formative assessment. Every student has a unique experience, building math fact fluency at the pace and level adapted specifically for that studenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fastt-math-ng-for-schools/id960393342?mt=8 ScholasticYesFasTT Math - by Scholastic
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FlashcardsCreate and build a library of flashcards. Also allows students to manage progress and word lists to reinforce good study habits. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flashcards*/id403199818?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4EducationNoFlashcards
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Flipgrid
Flipgrid is an active, social learning platform that engages learners through video-based discussion. The app extends the web-based environment and creates new possibilities for reflection, discussion, demonstration and collaboration.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipgrid./id756972930?mt=8Multimedia CreationYesFlipgrid
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Flipster Flipster is a free digital magazine service provided courtesy of your library.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipster-digital-magazines/id797106282?mt=8BooksYesFlipster
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FlocabularyFlocabulary uses educational hip-hop to engage kids and teens of all ages to expand their vocabularies and learn about school subjects and life skills.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flocabulary/id1179159397?mt=8Language ArtsYesFlocabulary
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Fraction Calculator Plus Free
A way to deal with everyday fraction problems, whether you're checking fractions homework, preparing recipes, or working on craft or even construction projects.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fraction-calculator-plus-free/id580778301?mt=8MathYesFraction Calculator Plus Free
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Fraction MashCreate hilarious and dazzling photo mashups while exploring fraction concepts in Fraction Mash.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fraction-mash/id952817654?ls=1&mt=8MathNoFraction Mash
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Fractions
Students use a bar or circle to represent, compare, and perform operations with fractions with denominators from 1 to 100. Choose the fraction model and number of equal parts.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fractions-by-math-learning/id1114674604?mt=8MathNoFractions
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Fry WordsThe Fry 1000 Instant Wordshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fry-words/id470926345?mt=8Language ArtsNoFry Words
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Galactic Explore/Merge Cube Discover interesting facts as you explore space with this app. Note: requires a Merge Cubehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/galactic-explorer-merge-cube/id1253085468?mt=8Educationnot testedGalactic Explore/Merge Cube
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GarageBandStudent write and record music using pre-loaded tracks as well as their own. Would work well in a music production course or as a supplement to band/choir/orchestrahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8AppleNoGarageBand
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GeoboardMath app that allows students to create line segmenets and polygons and explore geometry conceps such as perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geoboard-by-math-learning/id519896952?mt=8 MathNoGeoboard
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GeogebraDynamic math software that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use app. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geogebra-5/id845142834?mt=12MathNoGeogebra
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GlogsterCreation app that lets students create glogs with images, graphics, audio, video and text. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glogster/id907433564?mt=8EducationGlogster
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Go Talk Now LiteGoTalk NOW LITE is a fully functional augmentative communication app for those who have difficulty speaking. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gotalk-now-lite/id953164338?mt=8Student ServicesNoGo Talk Now Lite
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GoNoodle Kids
GoNoodle Kids an app that gets kids MOVING along with crazy cool songs. Plus, GoNoodle Kids has simple mindfulness and yoga activities to help kids chill out.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gonoodle-kids/id1050712293?mt=8Health & PEYesGoNoodle Kids
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Google CalendarCalendar apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-calendar/id909319292?mt=8ProductivityGoogle Calendar
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Google DocsCreate, edit and collaborate with others on documentshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8ProductivityGoogle Docs
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Google DriveGet started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-drive-free-online-storage/id507874739?mt=8ProductivityGoogle Drive
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Google EarthVirtual globe, map and geographical information program. It uses images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-earth/id293622097?mt=8 https://www.google.com/earth/GeographyGoogle Earth
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Google KeepCapture, edit, share, and collaborate on your notes on any device, anywhere.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-keep-notes-and-lists/id1029207872?mt=8ProductivityGoogle Keep
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Google PhotosUpload, store, and share your photos; connects to GAFE accounthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-photos-store-search/id962194608?mt=8ProductivityGoogle Photos
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Google SearchEasy to use search engine, now with audio feature. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google/id284815942?mt=8UtilitiesGoogle Search
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Google SheetsCreate, edit, and collaborate with others on spreadsheetshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-sheets/id842849113?mt=8ProductivityGoogle Sheets
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Google SlidesCreate, edit and collaborate with others on presentationshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-slides/id879478102?mt=8ProductivityGoogle Slides
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Google Street ViewExplore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with Google Street View.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-street-view/id904418768?mt=8GeographyGoogle Street View
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Google TranslateTranslation apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-translate/id414706506?mt=8ReferenceGoogle Translate
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Goose ChaseA scavenger hunt combined with technology used to create one of the most exciting activities out there.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goosechase/id437330879?mt=8EducationGoose Chase
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Graphing Calculator by Desmos Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, and animate your graphshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desmos-graphing-calculator/id653517540MathYesGraphing Calculator by Desmos
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