iPad Apps & Reviews for Educators
iPad Apps for Classroom Workflow, Productivity, Math and More!
The following Tap Into Teen Minds list of iPad Apps were compiled by @MathletePearce to assist leaders in educational technology with their selection of apps for the classroom. While some of these apps may apply directly to the math classroom, most are iOS Productivity apps as well as apps that will help improve your digital classroom workflow with One-to-One iPads or in a One iPad environment.
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App Description: Another game that my junior kindergarten aged daughter, Taliah uses when she has some iPad screen time. Kids are set out on an adventure to discover early measurement concepts through context and interesting storylines. This is another app that focuses on conceptual understanding of mathematics before procedural fluency and that is a big criteria for me when I'm looking for math apps. Great job by this Canadian tech startup!
App Description: Another game that my junior kindergarten aged daughter, Taliah uses when she has some iPad screen time. Kids are set out on an adventure to discover early mathematics through context and interesting storylines. This is another app that focuses on conceptual understanding of mathematics before procedural fluency and that is a big criteria for me when I'm looking for math apps. Great job by this Canadian tech startup!
App Description: DragonBox BIG Numbers is the sequel to DragonBox Numbers where we now begin an actual gamified journey of discovering addition and subtraction without ignoring place value like so many do when using an algorithm. This app is great for kids aged 6 to 8, so let them loose for their next block of screen time fun!
App Description: Another great app from the creators of DragonBox Algebra, but this time for young children in Pre-K and Kindergarten.
Start off in the "sandbox" where kids discover that these little "boxes" can eat each other to represent composing numbers and be "chopped" to show decomposing numbers. Then, students might want to sharpen up their spatial reasoning skills as they use different numbers to create puzzles and artwork.
A great app for exploration of counting, quantity and in particular, the magnitude of number. Have some fun with this one!
App Description: I love this app for young children. My daughter uses Endless Alphabet as well as Endless Numbers as a way to not only have some fun - and educational - screen time.
Watch as your kids grab numbers on the screen and hear them moan their name (i.e.: "one... one... one... one...") until you place it in the correct spot. Soon enough, your child will be doing simple addition and subtraction, while also doing some subitizing to boot!
App Description: Shape Lab is an open-ended sandbox app allowing students and teachers to explore shape and measurement concepts on the iPad. Using advanced shape recognition technology, Shape Lab allows students to draw, manipulate and investigate shapes directly on the screen.
App Description: The Land of Venn is under attack! YOU are our only hope!!!!
You are the only one who can save the Land of Venn from utter destruction by the hands of the evil wizard Apeirogon who lives atop the Dark Square Root.
Use ancient knowledge gained from Lumbricus the Wizard Worm to protect the Magic Juice from being drunk! Save us all!!! “With knowledge comes power” and the ability to learn and earn more gold and gain access to more powerful wisdom and magical spells.
You must defeat Apeirogon by eliminating the Bookkenriders. Are you up to the task?
App Description: Great app that teaches you rules of algebra in a fun and interactive way. Enjoy the wonderful conceptual leaps of algebra, without getting bogged down by the tedium of traditional methods.
Drag to rearrange, tap to simplify, and draw lines to eliminate identical terms.
Easily switch between lessons and randomly-generated practice problems.
App Description: Learning how to solve equations was never so fun and intuitive! The original Dragonbox Algebra 5+ is now available for ages 12 and up! This is the same game that tricked students into solving equations in the past, but with an age-appropriate difficulty progression. Gamification at its' best!
App Description: Read and annotate (markup) PDF documents. Annotations can be drawings, highlighting text, text notes, photos and stamps.
PDF files can be opened in neu.Annotate from any application that supports the "Open with..." menu command. This includes Mail, Safari, Box, Dropbox and many others. PDF files can also be imported using iTunes File Sharing, Dropbox, and WebDAV services.
Annotated PDF files can be shared via email as well as exported to iTunes and Dropbox. Individual pages can also be shared in PNG and JPG formats, in addition to PDF.