These are the paid ones which I highly recommend if your budget can cover it.

Paid Apps


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7 years + 5 years +


5 years +
7 years +

Inspiration Maps (Free or $14.99 or the iPad) Kidspiration Maps (Free or $14.99for the iPad) Excellent mindmapping and Graphic Organiser app. Here is an example of using it as a teaching tool

Book Creator (Free or $7.49) Make a book that has sound, photos, videos, and text and then share to iBooks. Examples.
Explain Everything ($11.99) Take photos, annotate, record your voice and annotations, insert websites, images. Has a laser tool which is great to use with a screen.

Free and Paid Apps

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7 years +, writing fluently
7 years +, writing fluently
7 years +, writing fluently
5 years +
8 years +


Pages (Free on new devices)
$12.99 for iPhone; $12.99 for iPad)
WordProcessing application. Apple
version of Word. Students can draft
write and present information and
publish work. Add photos and movies
that have been taken with the device. Add Tables, graphs and shapes. There are a few templates to use or you can purchase a lot more variety from Designs for Pages ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) 623 templates for Pages
Keynote
(Free on new devices)
($12.99 for iPhone; $12.99 for iPad) Apple version of PowerPoint. Publish or present work. Add photos and movies that have been taken with the device. Add Tables, graphs and shapes. Add transitions and builds.
iMovie
(Free on new devices)
($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $6.49 for iPad) Create movies, present work. Use photos and movies and songs that you create in Garageband.
GarageBand (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Create and record music, add multiple tracks using different instruments. Have an instrumental band of iPads where students are playing different instruments.
Numbers ($12.99 for iPhone, iPod Touch; $12.99 for iPad) Spreadsheet software

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7 years +, writing fluently
7 years +, writing fluently
7 years +, writing fluently
7 years +, writing fluently


Microsoft Word for iPad (Free for iPad) you need to have an Office 365 school/personal account to edit otherwise view only.
Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad (Free for iPad) you need to have an Office 365 school/personal account to edit otherwise view only.
Microsoft Excel for iPad (Free for iPad) you need to have an Office 365 school/personal account to edit otherwise view only.
Microsoft Onenote for iPad (Free for iPad) you need to have an Office 365 school/personal account to edit otherwise view only.


These are some of the free apps I recommend

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5 years +
7 years + writing fluently
7 years +
7 years + writing fluently
7 years + writing fluently
Educreations (Free for iPad) Whiteboard app that you can write on, type on, import images, record what you do
Show Me (Free for iPad) White board app, for ideas click here
Google Slides (Free for iPad)
Google Drive (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch, Free for iPad) Works well with Google Docs.
Google Docs (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod Touch)
Google Sheets (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod Touch)
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7 years + reading fluently
5 years +
7 years + reading fluently
7 years + reading fluently
7 years +
5 years +
Flipboard (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) View Google reader as a magazine
Puppet Pals (Free for
iPhone/iPod Touch; Free
for iPad) I would recommend buying the full version for $5.99 so that you get more character sets plus you can take photos of students and cut out backgrounds.
Kindle (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Lots of student novels and picture books are available as eBooks such as Stormbreaker, Artemis Fowl etc
iBooks (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Children's novels
Dropbox (Free for iPhone or Free for iPad) Online storage facility. Retrieve documents saved from your computer.
Sock Puppets (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Record your voice through the Sock Puppets characters
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7 years +
5 years +
7 years + or reading fluently
7 years +
5 years +
Tellagami (Free for
iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Create a character, choose a background (your own or the apps) record your voice and make short movies
Chrome (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Chrome browser
QR Reader for iPad (Free for iPad) Ideas for using QR codes
Dictionary (Free for iPhone; Free for iPad) Word meanings, synonyms and antonyms. Has microphone for recording words to search
Thinglink (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Add interactive links to images like video, images, text. Great publishing and presenting tool
Pic Collage (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Make a collage of your photos and save it as one photo or Pic Collage for Kids (Free or $2.59 to remove watermark)
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5 years +


Skype (Free for iPhone; Free for iPad) Make and receive calls and instant message people.
News-O-Matic (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPodTouch) Newspaper articles for kids, interactive with movies, games and tasks


Crayola Paint and Create (Free for iPad)

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7 years + reading fluently


7 years +
7 years +
7 years +
Adobe Illustrator Draw ( Free ) A vector drawing programme that is very easy to use. Students can create their own graphics.
New Zealand Herald (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad)

Instagrok (Free for iPad) Research tool that finds Key Facts, images, websites and movies.
Prezi (Free for iPad) Create presentations using Prezi's templates, add images and text and movement to your presentations
Skitch (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Annotate maps and websites, shares directly to Evernote
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5 years +
7 years +
7 years +
7 years +
7 years +
Haiku Deck (Free for iPad) Make a slideshow presentation using their templates, and choose from their photos using keywords.
Write About this (Free or $5.99) Picture prompts
Padlet (Free) Post text, movies, maps, graphics to create an interactive learning space
Mindmup (Free) Mindmapping app, that is also available online
Aurasma (Free) Augmented Reality App
Newsela (Free) News app

Maths Essentials

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Geoboard (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod Touch) Geometry, 2D and 3D shapes
Number Pieces Basic (Free for iPad) Place Value. Pen for drawing and writing.
Number Pieces (Free for iPad) Place Value for older students. Pen for drawing and writing.
Number Rack (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod Touch) Abacus
Number Line (Free for iPad) Pen for writing and drawing. Calculator
Number Frames (Free for iPad) 5 frame, 10 frame, 100 frame or create a custom frame. Calculator. Pen for drawing and writing.
New Fractions (Free for iPad) Explore fractions
Pattern Shapes (Free for iPad) Explore Geometry and Fractions

These are some extra paid ones you might consider if budget allows


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5 years +
5 years +
5 years +
7 years +
7 years +

Juxtaposer ($3.79 for the iPad; $3.79 for iPhone/iPod Touch) Green screening without the Green Screen, remove backgrounds of photos, manipulate images. Perfect for app smashing.
Puppet Pals 2 (Free or $6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $6.49 for iPad) The puppets legs and arms move
Felt Board ($4.19 for iPad) Build a story, choose a background, characters and objects
Art Maker by ABC's Play School ($1.29 for iPad) Use Play School toys and crafts to make pictures, animated movies with audio narration and story slideshows
Tools 4 Students ($1.29 for iPad) Graphic Organisers, can be shared to and opened in Notabililty, Edmodo, Explain Everything, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive or can be emailed. Graphic Organisers (cause & effect, character, compare/contrast, fact & opinion, KWL KWLW, predictions, Problem/solution, sequence, story elements, summarise, timeline, word meaning)
Tools 4 Students 2 ($1.29 for iPad) Graphic Organisers, can be shared to and opened in Notabililty, Edmodo, Explain Everything, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive or can be emailed. Graphic Organisers (Word web, event details, chapter notes, what I learned today, document analysis, writing organiser, timeline, drawing conclusions, generalisations, character setting plot, blank grid, reading organiser, alphabet grid, evidence of theme, essay map, venn diagram, plot story map, proof of goal, story/topic map, b
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Easy Blogger ($4.99 for iPad) Great Google blogging app for juniors as recommended by Mel Wiersma (New Entrant teacher)






Coding Apps
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Daisy the Dinosaur (Free)
Suitable for juniors.
Kodable (Free) Suitable for all ages
Bee-Bot (Free) for all ages
Cato's HIke Lite (Free) for all ages
Scratch Junior and Scratch Kids Lite (Free and Free) for all ages
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Tynker (Free)
Coddy Free (Free)
Move the turtle ($4.99)
Robot School ($4.99)





The following Presentation is by SilviaTolisano (@Langwitches)

This is a fabulous measuring tool when evaluating apps for use with iPads (best viewed in Full Screen)

iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom