Techn'Teach: 2012 Fire Up Conference

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When: October 22, 2012
Where: Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Who: Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Session Handout: Apps, Apps Everywhere: Top iPad Apps for Digital Age Learning pdf format


The Apple iPad represents a new era in computing that has the potential to trigger a paradigm shift in education. However, there are so many apps how do you determine which ones to use for a student-centered learning experience? Let us help! Come discover top iPad apps for student-centered, digital age learning and teaching.

Although not required, participants are encouraged to bring personal iPads and to share apps they have found useful.

Session Objectives

Discover iPad apps for all grade level
Discover other resources for iPad apps

General Apps for all Grade Levels

  1. BrainPOP Featured Movie
  2. Dropbox
  3. History:Maps of World
  4. TED Videos
  5. Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Science Apps

  1. 8 Planets
  2. Science360 for iPad
  3. SimplePhysics
  4. Brain 3D
  5. ALeafsnap

Math Apps

  1. Math Drills Lite
  2. Rocket Math Free
  3. My Math Flash Cards App
  4. TouchCalc
  5. Quick Graph: Your Scientific Graphing Calculator

Storytelling Apps

  1. Sock Puppets
  2. Puppet Pals HD
  3. ReelDirector
  4. Motion Math: Hungry Fish
  5. StoryLines

Drawing Apps

  1. Doodle Buddy
  2. ScreenChomp
  3. Pic Collage
  4. Doodle Buddy

Web Resources and Articles

5 Recommended iPad Screensharing Apps from Edudemic

Related article: The Digital Backpack: Nine Must Have Free iPad Apps

Best Apps for Kids

Best Free iPod / iPad Apps (without ads) for Education

Teaching with your iPad

VanderMolen, J. K.(2012). Science Apps. The Scanner,3(1), 16-17. Retrieved from

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