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Before purchasing or using any app in the classroom or at your school, you MUST read the information within the following link:Schools MUST follow the requirements for rostering: HERE
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Rostering and APPS Information
The information documented in this list is accurate as of Sept 25, 2017. Please be mindful that technology is constiantly changing and we will review apps each year verify rostering information.
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AppPriceUseCategoryTeacher AccountStudent RosteringAdditional Notes:
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Padlet$0.00Visual canvas open to student responses, creation and collaboration.CollaborativeAccount NeededDo not have students create accountsAccount required for creation of boards. Students can join a board without an account- teacher can create the board(s) and students join without account creation. Students can scan a QR code to join a padlet board from their own device.
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Puppet Pals 2$0.00Create animated presentations for any content or grade levelCreationNo Account NeededNo Account NeededNo account required. Videos can be saved locally to the app or exported using on-screen code.
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Shadow Puppets Edu
$0.00Gives students the ability to narrate over pictures and export those narrations as videos.CreationNo Account NeededNo Account NeededCompleted video can be exported to camera roll by selecting "I'll Share Later." It is NOT recommended that students share via Seesaw, iCloud, Twitter, YouTube, Email, Message or copied link as students are prompted to log in to these services in order to share the videos. Requires access to camera and microphone.
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Explain Everything$5.99Whiteboard application in which students create videos to explain their learning.  CreationNo Account NeededNo Account NeededAppropriate for all grade levels and across content areas. Recommend the classic version ($5.99 and available for VPP) due to cost. The Explain Everything VPP app ($7.99) adds collaborative creation.
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Puppet Pals HD$3.99Create animated presentations for any content or grade levelCreationNo Account NeededNo Account NeededNo account required. Videos can be saved locally to the app or exported using on-screen code.
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Popplet$4.99Mind mappingMind-mapping
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Touchchat$149.99speech generating application/AAC for students with non-verbal/limited verbal expression to address communication needsESE
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PhET$0.99Science interactive simulationsScienceNo Account NeededNo Account Needed
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Chatterpix Kids$0.00Make anything talk - photos, drawings, etc.CreativityNo Account NeededNo Account NeededExports to the camera roll. No internet connection required.
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Padlet $0.00Visual canvas open to student responses, creation and collaboration.ProductivityAccount NeededNo Account NeededAccount required for creation of boards. Students can join a board without an account- teacher can create the board(s) and students join without account creation. Students can scan a QR code to join a padlet board from their own device.
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30Hands (Starter)$0.00StorytellingCreativityNo Account RequiredNo Account RequiredAccounts do not need to be created. Bypass account creation by clicking "Skip this Step." To save presentations, choose "Publish Video (Free)" then Camera Roll. Share via AirDrop from Camera Roll.
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Class DoJo $0.00Communication app for teachers, parents, and studentsCommunicationAccount CreationRostering RequiredTeacher creates account, students and parents can log in. The app will send a behavior report to parents automatically when parent supplies an email. (Internet connection required) PARENT PERMISSION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
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Edmodo $0.00Educational social networkingCollaborationAccount CreationAccount CreationOur county-approved LMS systems perform similar capabilities of this app. PARENT PERMISSION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
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Google Classroom $0.00Virtual classroom/ simple LMS.ProductivityRostering RequiredRostering RequiredRequires teacher and students login through Google Apps (username@mypolkschools.net) login. APP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SHARED iPADS- Use browser on shared iPads. Sign out if using the app: click on the user name in the app, choose Manage Accounts, Choose Manage, then Remove.
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Google Docs$0.00Create, edit, collaborate on word-processing documentsProductivityRostering RequiredRostering RequiredRequires teacher and students login through Google Apps (username@mypolkschools.net) login. APP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SHARED iPADS- Use browser on shared iPads. Sign out if using the app: click on the user name in the app, choose Manage Accounts, Choose Manage, then Remove.
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Google Sheets$0.00Create, edit, collaborate on shared spreadsheetsProductivityRostering RequiredRostering RequiredRequires teacher and students login through Google Apps (username@mypolkschools.net) login. APP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SHARED iPADS- Use browser on shared iPads. Sign out if using the app: click on the user name in the app, choose Manage Accounts, Choose Manage, then Remove.
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Google Slides$0.00Create presentation slide deck; includes the ability to collaborateProductivityRostering RequiredRostering RequiredRequires teacher and students login through Google Apps (username@mypolkschools.net) login. APP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SHARED iPADS- Use browser on shared iPads. Sign out if using the app: click on the user name in the app, choose Manage Accounts, Choose Manage, then Remove.
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Inspiration Maps 
$0.00/ $9.99
Create flowcharts, mindmaps, outlines, and other diagrams using templates or a blank canvas.Mind-mappingNo Account RequiredNo Account RequiredFree version allows up to five documents. Map can be exported to photos and airdroped to teacher. Choose "share box," then "Save to Photos." Once in Photos, share via AirDrop. Free version: Inspiration Maps Lite; Paid version: Inspiration Maps VPP.
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Office apps$0.00iPad versions of Microsoft Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and Outlook.ProductivityRostering RequiredRostering RequiredAll users access through Polk County Office365 credentials. Can save documents directly in user's OneDrive online. Allows for users to sign out after use for shared iPads. To sign out, click on the user's name, click the > arrow, then "Sign out." Do not use the OneNote app in classrooms with shared iPads; instead, access online.
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OneNote $0.00Digital NotebookProductivityRostering RequiredRostering RequiredAll users access through Polk County Office 365 credentials. App allows most of the capability of the desktop with the ability to draw on the screen. FOR SHARED iPADS, THE ONLINE VERSION MUST BE USED! App saves all notebooks in-app.
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PicCollage for Kids 
$0.00Students can choose pictures and create a collage. CreativityNo Account RequiredNo Account RequiredPic collages can save to photos. Requires camera access. Completed collages can be saved to app library or sent to other connected services through air drop or the "Share square." RECOMMEND: Use Pic Collage for Kids- safer and does not include social media features. Completed collages can be saved to the app library, printed or sent through enabled or email.
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Reflex Student$0.00Adaptive exercises for learning and practicing math facts.Learn/PracticeSubscription RequiredAccount CreationApplication is currently on the PURE list and a subscription is required to Reflex Math Fact Fluency.  Teacher creates account; student logs in by Teacher Name, Class Name, Choose name, Password (all teacher created).  Part of ExploreLearning.
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Live: Air Action$0.00TV production Live:Air Action is an iOS video switcher application that turns your live stream into a complete multi-camera production with custom graphics, transitions, animations, and more.
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Live: Air Remote$0.00TV productionTurn your iOS device (iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad) into a wireless video source
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Go Talk Now$79.99Communication Apps for Nonverbal StudentsAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required
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Proloquo2Go$249.99Communication Apps for Nonverbal StudentsAssistive TechnologyEmail CollectedParent Permission required
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Sounding Board$0.00Communication Apps for Nonverbal StudentsAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required; Teacher must review content creation
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Speak For Yourself$299.99Communication Apps for Nonverbal StudentsAssistive TechnologyEmail CollectedParent Permission required;
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SnapType Pro$4.99Assistive Technology Apps for WritingAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required
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Cowriter$34.99Assistive Technology Apps for WritingAssistive TechnologyConnects to accountsParent Permission required; Shares out info to Social Sites
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Clicker Sentences$32.99Assistive Technology Apps for WritingAssistive TechnologyConnects to accountsParent Permission required; Links to Google Drive and/or OneDrive
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Clicker Connect$32.99Assistive Technology Apps for WritingAssistive TechnologyConnects to accountsParent Permission required; Links to Google Drive and/or OneDrive
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LetterSchool$6.99Assistive Technology Apps for WritingAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required; potentially could collect email addresses of end users if entered; Also available on Google Play and Chromebook; third party links
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Endless Alphabet $8.99Assistive Technology Apps for Writing and LiteracyAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required; potential to like on Facebook and twitter; Email (if setup) to tell a friend; Available on ISO, Google Play, Amazon appstore for android, Windows Store;
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Endless Wordplay
FREE (Level 1) up to 11.99
Assistive Technology Apps for Writing and LiteracyAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required; in-app purchases for additional words; potential to like on Facebook and twitter; Email (if setup) to tell a friend;
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Endless Numbers
FREE (5 numbers) up to 95 additional number packs for 14.99 (1-100)
Assistive Technology Apps for Writing and LiteracyAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required; in-app purchases for additional words; potential to like on Facebook and twitter; Email (if setup) to tell a friend; Available on IOS, Google Play, and Windows Store;
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ModMath
Free ; additional features 4.99
Assistive Technology Apps for MathAssistive TechnologyParent Permission required;
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