Earlier, I shared Ben's Top 10 Favorite Homeschool Apps for iPad. Now it's my turn to share the apps I love and use most. All of these are used for homeschooling in one way or another, and they all help keep me organized, focused, and inspired. I hope you find something helpful!
ezPDF Reader -- ($1.99) Also available for Kindle Fire ($2.99) -- Those PDF unit studies I mentioned have clickable links and embedded videos. It took me a while to find a PDF Reader that allowed Ben to click on the links in his unit studies. ezPDF Reader does this for the lowest price I've found. It also supports annotations and PDF form filling. There are a few pages of the Schoolhouse Planners that I use a lot. This app allows me to fill in the interactive cells on the Planner!
Pocket (formerly Read It Later) -- (free) Also available for Kindle Fire -- I absolutely love this app. The basic premise is that you can save things you find online to Pocket and then view these things offline. Websites, videos, articles. I love that Ben can view and read things online without actually being online. For our upcoming Elections unit study, I've already saved several website articles and videos for him. And just like Dropbox, this app has a PC interface, so I can save something on my PC or iPad and it will show up on Ben's Kindle Fire. This might be my favorite app for homeschooling so far.The Old Schoolhouse Magazine -- (free) Also availabe for Kindle Fire (free) Every homeschool mom needs a monthly dose of encouragement and inspiration! TOS Magazine is mine! Enjoy your digital edition of TOS on your iOS, Kindle Fire, or Android device. Congregate at TOS for home-school motivation galore—any time, any place! The Old Schoolhouse Magazine App serves up a banquet of interactive information for homeschoolers. Devour a steady diet of wisdom, curriculum recommendations and helpful ideas freshly prepared by experienced home educators. Nourish your mind and soul with ideas, resources, and motivation and make this your most satisfying home-school year ever.
Blue Letter Bible -- (free) Blue Letter Bible (BLB) allows you to access the Bible on your Apple mobile device wherever you go. There are over 30 available translations for free via download and online, complete with a variety of study tools to bring more life to your study of the Scriptures.
Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary -- ($1.99) Also available for Kindle Fire ($0.99) Matthew Henry's Concise Bible Commentary features more than 1,000 Pages of in-depth commentary on the entire Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation by a noted scholar. This app is a great addition to other Biblical apps.
Kindle -- (Free) A lot of people don't realize that you don't have to have an actual Kindle to download all of those wonderful books from amazon.com. There are many other options. Before we had a Kindle or iPad, I used Kindle for PC. Check out my huge list of free Kindle books for kids!
This app is an essential tool for students of all ages and Webster's 1828 (both the hard copy book and app) is the only dictionary we use in our homeschool.
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