Westside Core iPad Apps

When deciding on a default set of applications for students and teachers to use, the technology team, along with curriculum leaders and a focus group of classroom teachers had to balance many factors. We wanted to give teachers as many of the best apps that we could, but also wanted to keep as much space free as possible to allow for the creation of iMovies, GarageBand songs, and multimedia documents. The focus then was on apps that allowed for content creation as opposed to drill and flashcard apps.

The ‘Core K-6 iPad Apps’ list will be installed on every teacher and student iPad in the district, K-6. Kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers and students will additionally have the K-3 app set download. Likewise, 4th through 6th grade students and teachers will have the 4-6 app set added on.

For a complete list and description of all apps deployed district wide, check out: http://area66.westside66.org/wcsipad-apps/

Core K-6 iPad Apps:

Explain Everything Haiku Deck Voice Recorder for iPad
Puppet Pals HD Drawing Pad Google Docs
Puffin Academy Pic Collage Google Sheets
Google Drive Mathmateer iTunesU
Pages Socrative Student iBooks
Keynote Pop Math Google Earth
Numbers Qrafter Yahoo! Weather
iMovie NearPod ChatterPix
GarageBand  Google Slides


Additional K-3 App Pack:

Additional 4-6 App Pack

Bluster Haiku Poem
Howie- Build Lite Venn
Howie- Vowl Lite Timeline
Howie- Word Families Lite Worlds Worst Pet Vocabulary
Coin Genius (iPod/iPhone App) iAnnotate
Reading Raven
Sushi Monster
Lobster Diver HD
Classify It!
Frizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick

Additional K-1 Practice App Pack

Super Readers: A Dolch Sight Words Story Book PlayMath Addition Subtraction
Geoboard Telling Time
Number Line Find Even and Odd Numbers
Abby Connect the Dots-Dinosaurs HD Free Lite 1st Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App
Animal Math Games for Kids 10 Grame Fill

 Core iPad App Decriptions

Math Apps:

Mathmateer: Students can customize their rockets with each successful math mission. With over 56 Missions including number sense, time, money, geometry, computation, and square roots. Sushi Monster:  Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product.
Pop Math: Pop Math is a fun way for kids to practice basic math. Six pairs of bubbles with numbers float on the screen above beautiful backgrounds. Each bubble contains a number: simply pop the corresponding bubbles! Lobster Diver HD: Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, and number systems. Understand and represent commonly used fractions. Understand fractions as part of unit wholes and as locations on number lines.

Language Arts

Spelling City:Students can practice their spelling skills using their own list or use one that is computer generated. Bluster: Students build their vocabulary while they battle the elements. This has different beginning levels, which makes it great for easy differentiation.
Howie Build Lite:A fun App to improve your students reading abilities and memorizing new words. Howie Vowel Lite: Howie Finding Vowel (lite) is divided into 5 total levels to help children practice words grouped by vowel sounds (i.e, Short Vowels, Long Vowels, Bossy R and other Vowel Teams)
Worlds Worst Pet Vocabulary: Help your students build a rich vocabulary of essential words! World’s Worst Pet exposes students to over 1000 Tier Two words at 6 different levels through four engaging games. Haiku Poem: With this app, students can learn about and write haiku, a popular Japanese poem that traditionally has three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
Reading Raven: Reading Raven is an extremely engaging learn-to-read educational game that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading

Reports and Presentations

Explain Everything: Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, record video and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage Haiku Deck: Makes creating beautiful presentations a cinch. Equipped with a powerful image search stocked with millions of free images. Also includes options to create flawlessly beautiful pie charts, bar charts, and stat charts
Pic Collage: Use photos, stickers, frames, and text to create collages Puppet Pals’s HD Director’s Pass: Students can pick out actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Their movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.
Garage Band: Music creation app that allows students to record, play, and mix their own songs. ChatterPix Kids:Students can use this app to make anything talk. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.
Venn Diagram:This app allows users to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles. HMH Readers: This mobile reading program features leveled nonfiction and fiction texts to reinforce reading skills, promote academic vocabulary acquisition, and improve reading fluency & comprehension

Productivity Tools

Pages: A powerful word processor allows students to create gorgeous reports, resumes, and documents: Students can add video, images, charts, and tables. Work can be easily shared Numbers Spreadsheet app with over 30 design templates, students can insert photos, video, tables, charts, formulas and text.
Keynote:Students can design presentations using a variety of slide layouts, animations, fonts, and style options. Students can also create a variety of charts. iAnnotate: This app will allow students to read/annotate PDF documents. It includes tools for adding stamp markings, notes, and even photos and audio clips, useful for speaking your annotations
Notability: Notability is a powerful note-taker to annotate documents, sketch ideas, record lectures, and take notes. It combines, typing, handwriting, audio recording, and photos so students can create notes. Socrative: Teachers can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide graphs of results.
Nearpod: Nearpod provides the ability to upload/share existing presentations as well as create new ones from scratch. Adding interactive features such as question/answer polling, surveys, and drawings. The entire pacing of the presentation is controlled from the teacher’s iPad.