*Ipad Apps* - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

*Ipad Apps*

It's been a while since I talked about my class set of ipads.  I think I was so worried about causing envy from  readers that I held back some! Silly, right?  I know MANY of you have access to one, five, or a grade level set of ipads, and we could totally share with each other what we have learned. 

One of my blogging best friends Ashley has a great Technology Tip Tuesday- and I just love this idea so I decided to piggyback of her idea.  Who can resist a good alliteration any who?

Did I mention that Ashley and I got to meet IN.REAL.LIFE???  Yes- that is me yelling because she is just that sweet and fun!

Sorry, back to the point of the post, I think I am going to start a weekly feature about ipads/smartboards/etc.    This will be great for two reasons 1.  I can share what I have learned 2. It will motivate me to try new things with my kids to share with you!  Any interest in making this a weekly linky?  If you feel that you have some techy advice, please comment or shoot me an email so I can set it up!

My first techy tip is a biggie.  I am sharing with you my presentation that I gave with another ipad 1:1 classroom teacher.  We gave this presentation FIVE times in one day for our district and once at the state level (eek!).  There are a gazillion amazing apps out there, but this presentation includes a couple dozen of our favorite (paid and free) apps.  

Click on the picture for the google doc!

Fonts and Frame from Kimberly Geswein and Annie Moffatt
Graphics from Melonheadz and Ashley Hughes

Don't forget to let me know if you have some techy advice to share!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I need all the techie help I can get. Now all I need to get some ipads for my classroom!

    Creekside Teacher Tales

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! This is a great list :)

    EduKate and Inspire

  3. Thanks for sharing. We are in the process of fitting out the school with ipads and I will be coordinating the K-2 ones. Thanks for some good ideas

  4. Hey Katie! I would love to link up with some of my favorite apps!! I am piloting BYOD {Bring Your Own Device} this year and use iPads several times a week!
    Thanks for the list -- love finding new ones!

    Kelli :)
    Castles and Crayons

  5. You rock!! Thanks so much for compiling this list!!! I just got an iPad to use in my class before break and have been looking into what Apps I should be downloading. So this is also a huge time saver for me!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  6. Thank you so much! I have been searching online for quite awhile now looking for great iPad apps. Your list is extremely helpful and I will definitely be checking these out. I appreciate the time you took to compile this list. Thank you!

  7. I do love my activboard, but I would LOVE to get some ipads!!! Super jello :)

    Teachery Tidbits

  8. Katie, thanks for the great list. I got an ipad for Christmas and really would like to learn more about how to use it in the classroom. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Yes, THANK YOU for sharing! I just got my OWN ipad...trying to figure out how to use it in my classroom. And I do as much technology help as possible! =)

  10. I would sooo love an iPad for my classroom! Filing this away for when I finally do get one! Thank you!
    Crayons and Curls

  11. WOW! What a great list you have there! I am going to share at school! Even though we don't have ipads, many of us have smartphones which work just the same!

    Jen from Simply Kinder

  12. Our small school just got 10 iPads to share in 8 classrooms from preschool through 8th grade. Thanks for this list. We have loaded them with grade appropriate apps in folders. My class is excited! We get to use them for the first time tomorrow!


  13. I'm getting *A* iPad to use for my students (I'm a reading specialist at two schools) and I am so stinkin' excited!! Thanks for the links and tips!!

  14. Thank you so much! This is the first year our school has an iPad cart (30 iPads for class use). Each classroom gets to use it once a week and I love suggestions of good apps to use in 1st grade. Thanks again! :)

  15. Thanks! I have been searching math app for 1st grade students. One of my friend recommended me Splash Math. I checked it. This app is really very helpful for learning math activities and offers basic math problem.


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