Back to school time is a great time to evaluate those iPad apps. Or perhaps you budgeted some dollars to buy a new iPad and you’re looking for some great apps. I’ve scoured the Apps Store and some places on line to put together some great ones for you to take a peek at! If you have others, please feel free to leave them in the comments for me. I’ll check them out and perhaps add them to the list!
Unless otherwise noted, science apps have not been screened for evolution or creation content. All descriptions were taken from the app descriptions and are not indicative of my personal opinions on these apps, though I have looked at each description page and some user comments. Have a Kindle Fire? Check out my list of 80 educational apps for Kindle Fire!
115 Free iPad Apps to Kickstart Your School Year
Evernote — Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders–and it makes everything searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
Educreations — Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula… Create an animated lesson… Add commentary to your photos… Diagram a sports play… With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.
Edmodo — Edmodo makes a teacher’s daily life easier by providing a safe and easy way for teachers and students to engage and collaborate for free, anytime, anywhere.
ShowMe Interactive — Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!
Flipboard — Flipboard is your personal magazine. It is the most popular way to catch up on the news, read stories from around the world and browse the articles, videos and photos friends are sharing. To begin, pick a few interests and tap any of the tiles to begin flipping through your personal magazine.
Dropbox — Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad, and the web. With Dropbox you’ll always have your important memories and work with you.
TouchCast — Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast: a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web. A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience. It’s a TV studio in your hands.
Inspiration Maps — Welcome to Inspiration Maps™, the most intuitive and powerful visual learning app on the iPad. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease! Getting organized has never been this simple.
Google Drive — Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.
OneNote — Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. With OneNote you can seize that moment of inspiration, take your class notes, or track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you’re at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you on all your devices.
Kindle — The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store plus hundreds* of newspapers and magazines. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.
See my list of 175 FREE Kindle Books for Kids! And 175+ Classic Books on Kindle for Your Homeschool
iBooks — iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.
Pocket — Over 12 million people use Pocket to easily save articles, videos and more for later. With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. You don’t even need an Internet connection. Don’t lose track of the interesting things you find by emailing yourself links or letting tabs pile up in your browser. Just save them to Pocket.
News-O-Matic — News-O-Matic covers relevant news of the day in an engaging way, exploring its many facets through images, maps, videos, and games. Whether your interest is sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! It offers a window to the world and beyond helping readers become global citizens!
Endless Reader — Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word “dog” as a barking dog, and the word “up” reach for the sky!
Reading Rainbow — Hosted by LeVar Burton, the reimagined Reading Rainbow includes an unlimited library of books and video field trips to encourage your child’s love of reading.
SAT Vocab — Now you can study SAT vocab by playing games. Need we say more? Featuring 9 addictive games designed to build essential SAT, PSAT & GRE vocabulary, our SAT Vocab app is perfect for students preparing for the SAT exam as well as adults continuing their lifelong quest to become wordsmithing wizards.
Hanx Writer — Hanx Writer recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad. No longer must you surrender modern luxuries, like the DELETE key, to enjoy the look, feel, and sound of good, old-fashioned word-processing. Each document crafted in Hanx Writer can be emailed, printed, and shared and has its own unique statement-making personality.
Use Your Handwriting — Use Your Handwriting® (UYH®) lets you finger write quick notes, lists and messages on your iPhone or iPad. Its unique handwriting engine produces some of the smoothest, most fulfilling drawing strokes ever experienced. Your handwriting will flow beautifully and come out looking elegant with natural variations in darkness and thickness.
Werdsmith — Werdsmith turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a portable writing studio, so you can write any time, any place. Hundreds of thousands of writers use Werdsmith to capture their ideas, work on their projects and share their writing.
IEW Writing Tools Lite — Instantly improve your writing! Brought to you by the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), this free app includes charts and lists to help you write organized and stylish papers. Based on the nine structural models and the many stylistic techniques presented in the Teaching Writing: Structure & Style program, this application gives you tools to organize your writing, whether you are writing short stories, reports, essays, or book reports.
Notegraphy — Notegraphy is a completely new experience of writing and sharing text in your social networks. With Notegraphy everything you write and share will look just beautiful.
Write About This — Write About This is a visual writing prompt & creation platform perfect for classrooms and families! With endless ways to respond and the ability to craft custom photo prompts, it will kick-start any writing activity. Free version provides more than 50 leveled text & voice prompts and the ability to try the custom prompt creation and digital publishing tools!
Spelling City — VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The most popular activities are Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, and our vocabulary games, available to Premium Members. The most popular word lists are Sound Alikes, Compound Words, Hunger Games and SAT Words.
Virtual Manipulatives — Virtual Manipulatives is a teaching aid that focuses on helping students visually understand the relationships among percentages, fractions, and decimals.
Geometry Pad — With Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties, and calculate metrics. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.
Tynker — Learn to program with puzzles and easily build your own games. Start by solving coding puzzles. Then, build your own games using the Tynker Workshop which includes 9 game-kits and hundreds of characters. Additional puzzle levels are available as in-app purchases.
Pick-a-Path — Help Okta reach the target (maximum, minimum, or a specific value) by choosing a path from the top of the maze to the bottom. Seven levels with seven puzzles will test your skills with powers of ten, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and more. How many starfish can you earn?
Math 42 — MATH 42 helps students from the 5th to the 12th grade with math — starting with homework to the preparation for tests — by (1) presenting intelligent recommendations, showing how to solve a problem, by (2) giving detailed, illustrated step by step solutions, and (3) a Training and Test Mode that allows you — thanks to statistics — to evaluate your progress and improve yourself. Problems and Solutions can be posted on Facebook or sent per eMail.
Elevated Math — Elevated Math provides initial instruction or intervention on math topics that cover place value, estimation, large digit addition all the way through Algebra I (two years of math instruction!).
Lumosity — Lumosity is designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention, and more. With foundations in the study of neuroplasticity, Lumosity games have improved working core cognitive abilities in several research studies.
Elevate – Brain Training — Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with his or her own personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 4 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence.
Quick Graph — Quick Graph is the best graphic calculator available on the AppStore! It is a powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D. A simple, yet intuitive interface that makes it easy to enter and/or edit equations and visualize them in mathematical notation.
Calculator Pro for iPad — Calculator Pro for iPad is designed for everyone looking for simplicity and functionality. The app features calculators sporting elegant interface that won’t leave anyone indifferent. Users who want to make basic calculations will definitely enjoy the standard option while math gurus will find it very handy to use a scientific mode.
Math Expert — Learn your math facts the fun, easy, effective way. A good knowledge of math facts will make all your math classes so much easier, and you will become a more effective learner. Math Expert is appropriate for all ages.
GeoGebra — GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org) is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone at www.geogebratube.org
5 Dice — A math game intended for upper elementary and middle school students that helps students enjoy practicing their order of operations. The game encourages students to use higher order thinking to solve the “target” number by working backwards given the answer but not the equation. The best feature about this simple math game is that teachers are able to receive immediate feedback of their students’ progress through email.
iSetSquare Geometry — Goniometer tool using the gyroscope sensor.
(please note these apps have not been screened for Evolutionary or Creation content)
Swift Playgrounds — Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, while additional challenges let you explore code and create programs that are engaging and unique. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve.
VideoScience — A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages.
BrainPOP Featured Movie — Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free! For even more access to BrainPOP’s award-winning content, choose an optional in-app subscription and enable kids to explore hundreds of Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. All movies are close captioned, so it’s easy for them to read along.
Bill Nye The Science Guy — ill Nye The Science Guy® 20th Anniversary App—of Science! Science rules, especially when you grab a seat at The Science Guy’s desk and help yourself to heaping handfuls of science. Just scan your thumb to gain entrance to Nye Labs, the most amazing, scientifically fascinating place on Earth (and possibly beyond!).
Sound Uncovered — Explore the surprising side of sound with Sound Uncovered, an interactive book featuring auditory illusions, acoustic phenomena, and other things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom.
Color Uncovered — Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium. How is Monet like a honeybee? What color is a whisper? Why is it so hard to find your car in a lamp-lit parking lot?
Creature of Light — This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it. Each chapter of the app, which is adapted from the iPad content featured throughout the exhibition gallery, is set to a symphonic soundtrack composed exclusively for Creatures of Light.
Science 360 — The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions.
WWF Together — Experience the world’s most amazing and endangered animals in one app – together. This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. Explore the animals’ stories, then fold them up and share them with the world.
iNaturalist — iNaturalist lets you keep a log of the plants and animals you’ve encountered. Record the cool things you see as you hike around the countryside, then look back at the biodiversity you’ve experienced! The simple act of recording will help you remember and learn about nature.
How It Works — Welcome to How It Works, the magazine that explains everything you never knew you wanted to know about the world we live in. Loaded with fully illustrated guides and expert knowledge, and with sections dedicated to science, technology, transportation, space, history and the environment, no subject is too big or small for How It Works to explain.
NASA App — ome explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, NASA TV and featured content with the NASA App for iOS.
NASA Viz — NASA SCIENCE: REVEALED! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iOS device. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you’ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers!
DIY Sun Science — DIY Sun Science, funded by NASA, allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! Developed by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science.
Science Art: Free Jigsaw Puzzle HD — Science Art: Free Jigsaw Puzzle welcomes you in a fascinating and mysterious world of science! Have you ever seen drawing of Leonardo da Vinci inventions, pictures of the outer space or molecules under a microscope? Get this adicting free puzzle game and meet mystery science.
Robots for iPad — Robots for iPad is the best, most complete guide to the world of robotics. This fun, highly interactive app lets you explore over 150 real-world robots, with hundreds of animations, photos, videos, and articles.
Creation Science Update — Discover the work of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) through our free mobile app. For over four decades, ICR has equipped believers with evidence of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.
BioBots Under Sea Rescue — Design an underwater rescue robot inspired by nature’s super animals. It is the grand opening of the Underwater Biobot Zoo – a collection of mechanical animal robots created by a scientist – when a catastrophe strikes: an earthquake damages the underwater museum and visitors get stuck. You happen to be trapped in the scientist’s lab.
Oresome Elements — Oresome Elements is an interactive game that makes learning about the periodic table, elements and some of their properties and uses fun. The game is aimed at secondary school students, but is just as much fun for anyone wanting to learn about elements and the periodic table.
NOVA Elements — Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is shaped the way it is, what gives each element its own unique set of properties, or even how elements combine to make everyday objects such as a cup of coffee? With “NOVA Elements,” explore an interactive periodic table, play a game hosted by David Pogue, or watch the two-hour NOVA program, “Hunting the Elements.”
Human Anatomy Atlas — Human Anatomy Atlas SP provides a free preview of 400 3D bone models and 12 physiology animations from the best-selling Human Anatomy Atlas ( 3D Anatomical Model of the Human Body and Guide for Medical Students & Doctors).
Constitution for iPad — Senator Sam Ervin pulled one out of his pocket during the Watergate Hearings… Now prepare to own any legal debate with a copy of the US Constitution on your iPad!
Declaration for iPad — Reference copy of the US Declaration of Independence for your iPad. Includes text, notes, and images of original documents.
The Revolution Interactive Guide — In this interactive guide to the American Revolution, you will feel the passion of our nation’s founders as they fought for independence, whether you are casually learning about the most formative era of our history or studying for a test. The Revolution is alive in this easy-to-learn interactive format for anyone to explore.
US History Timeline — he ‘US History Timeline(Free)’ is an application which shows the list of important events from US history. Each event includes a hot-link to the appropriate entry of Wikipedia. This will help users get more information about the event. The application also features the maps of important times, list of important people, and comparison table of US history and World history.
National Archives Today’s Document — Explore American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents and photos from the collections of the US National Archives. Today’s Document is an interactive gallery that displays a significant historical document or photo for each day of the year. You can learn what happened on your birthday, search for a document by keyword, or just browse at your leisure.
Archiving Early America — Discover early America’s historic sites as you tour the 13 original colonies. Each colony offers guideposts to visit the historic places that are part of the American heritage. Prepare for your trip with locations, visiting hours, directions — everything you need for your visit to America’s historic sites. Plus, easy GPS routing shows you how to find your way to each site. For students writing an essay or doing research on the founding years of early America, a comprehensive list of historical sites provides insight into the important places and events of this era. Crucial battle sites are also included in this list.
Bible HIStory — The best game for learning how Biblical and ancient history flow together! The Bible HIStory game is the perfect for families, churches, and Christian schools to teach the timeline of Bible and ancient history. Your mission is to arrange the events from ancient history into the correct chronological order. The game is very simple to play but very difficult to master.
Quest Magazine — Get The Latest Issue FREE and Receive 7 Days of Complimentary Access to the Full Magazine. THE world history magazine for kids, families, educators, and history buffs. Stunning photographs, gripping stories and intriguing articles, detailed maps and timelines, bring the past to life.
National Geographic Kids — Winner of the 2014 Parents’ Choice Recommended Mobile App. National Geographic Kids magazine for iPad is packed with engaging interactive content that boasts fun and learning for both kids and parents! The perfect magazine for ages 6 and up! Print subscribers can now get complimentary access!
Google Earth — Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. Integrated Google Maps Street View allows you to explore the world at street level.
History: Maps of the World — Explore the world through interactive maps illustrating geopolitical and geographic shifts over time. Users peruse the various cartographies and read up on the historical (or, as the case may be, scientific) significance of each major change through text and ”in the future” other media.
Kids Planet Discovery — Enjoy discovering the world with games and adventures for children to explore the Earth.
Maps of Our World — With MAPS OF OUR WORLD you can discover the world playfully. Learn the countries with their capitals, the rivers of North America, the largest deserts of Asia – whatever interests you. If you feel confident, put your knowledge to the test and win achievements in small challenges.
iLearn Continents and Oceans — A fun way to learn the names and locations of the continents and oceans. Three modes to choose from: learn, game, and test.
StrataLogica — Introducing StrataLogica® for the iPad, where the learning is in the layers. Known to countless teachers and students for providing a revolutionary educational experience, StrataLogica comes to life in an exciting new way in version 2.0 of our app. Learning about our world with a tap or pinch of your fingers has never been more engaging and fun!
Shake ‘Em State Capitals — U.S. state capitals the easy way — just shake ’em up! This free application offers flashcard style review at your fingertips. Shake to reveal a random state … or review alphabetically. Each state is highlighted for you on a U.S. map. Use your touchscreen to magically reveal the correct state capital. All this and soothing marimba sounds too. You’ll be the reigning expert in no time!
Geo Trainer HD — Geo Trainer HD is an educational game to learn more about all countries of the world. Find countries in a continuously zoom-able world map and answer questions about located countries before time runs out. Train your knowledge in a relaxed learn mode and get the top of highscore. Configure game session depending on your knowledge and learning intention.
TapQuiz Maps World Edition — lay TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve. See how much you can learn in just 10 minutes!
World Flags Jigsaw — With World Flags Jigsaw Puzzle, kids can learn the flags of different countries in a jiffy and also have fun at the same time. Learning the flags of countries is finally exciting and very easy. Attractively designed for kids and very easy to use. Kids can spend hours playing this jigsaw game and learn the different flags. You will be surprised how fast your kid will be able to identify flags and pronounce names of countries, after playing this jigsaw puzzle game.
Wundermap — WunderMap is the world’s most interactive weather map, period. Get radar, satellite, current conditions, and forecasts from Weather Underground’s unique network of 33,000 personal weather stations. Follow storms with lightning-fast animated radar and satellite layers, track tropical storms with the hurricane layer, or even view active wildfires.
Learn World Geography — Wish you knew your world maps and capitals better? Brainscape helps you learn them FASTER than any other program, using the latest in cognitive science techniques. Rather than creating frivolous games or distracting quizzes to try to make learning “fun,” Brainscape provides a scientifically optimized algorithm to repeat flashcards in just the right pattern for your brain’s maximum absorption, based on YOUR confidence. Brainscape makes sure that your study time is used as efficiently as possible, because – let’s face it – you’re busy!
The Guardian Eyewitness — The free Guardian Eyewitness app for iPad showcases the world’s most striking and beautiful photographs, providing a daily, visual reflection of global events. The app brings you the single image of the day that appears in full colour across the centre spread of the Guardian newspaper. There is also an archive of themed photographic collections.
MoMA Art Lab — Get creative and use the MoMA Art Lab app to make a sound composition, a shape poem, a group drawing, and more, then save and share your artwork (parental setting available). Explore how artists use line, shape, and color, discover artists’ processes and inspirations, and create your own artwork inspired by MoMA’s collection. Artists featured in the MoMA Art Lab app include Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Elizabeth Murray, and others.
Timeline Art Museum — Timeline brings to life the paintings of such masters as Botticelli, Da Vinci, Micheclangelo, Van Gogh, Monet, Courbet, Klimt, and 73 others in an eye-catching and easy to navigate format.
National Gallery of Art — The application contains a collection of 920 best paintings of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the USA. Here you will find the works of Goya, Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Botticelli and many other eminent masters of painting
Art Gallery — Art Gallery – high resolution images with more than 130 000 paintings and digital reproductions of famous artists from all over the world!
Tayasui Sketches — Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we created Sketches: designed by artists, empowers everyone! Sketches is a magical, responsive canvas perfect for getting down ideas, illustrations, watercolor painting, anything your creative mind can imagine. It is the perfect mix of beauty, zen and power, a unique combination no other App achieve.
Eye Paint Animals — EyePaint offers your child the opportunity to create amazing images alongside world-renowned artists, by completing their illustrations and making them their own.
How to Make Origami — OK, so everyone can fold paper in half. What’s so exciting about that?” you may say. But you’ll soon think differently when you learn more about the art of origami. Remember making paper airplanes at school? And remember how someone, instead of an airplane, made a flower, a jumping frog, or a parrot? That was like magic. And they only had their two hands and a plain piece of paper. How did they do it? We’ll show you how.
iPastels — The pastel medium has been around for several centuries, with roots as old as mankind. An ever-increasing number of artists have since discovered the rich colors and expressiveness of pastel painting. This app will let you create beautiful digital works of art, especially if you’re a talented artist. If you’re not, iPastels will keep you entertained until you become one through practice and experience!
How to Draw — Enjoy learning to draw with these easy tutorials. It’s free and fun. Simple instructions for beginner kid drawings as well as more advanced tips for teens and adults.
Bamboo Paper — Bamboo Paper is a digital notebook app to help you capture your creative moments and thoughts. With this app taking notes, sketching and drawing is as straightforward and as simple as using a real notebook.
Animoto Video Maker — Make fun videos wherever you are, with photos and video clips from your Camera Roll. Choose from one of our sleek video styles, add a song, and you’re done! Share via Messages, email, Twitter, and Facebook and impress the socks off your friends and family.
Sketchbook Express — Autodesk SketchBook® Express for iPad is a fun and intuitive drawing application. Get a taste of the SketchBook Pro experience with SketchBook Express. Use professional-grade tools and brushes to create doodles, quick sketches or artwork on-the-go.
GuitarBots — GuitarBots makes learning to play the guitar easy, fun and motivating. The game is played with any REAL guitar (acoustic or electric)!
Piano Maestro — The Ultimate Piano Practice Game, featuring hundreds of songs! #1 Education App in 20 countries! Enter an addictive and fun music journey while playing your own acoustic or electric PIANO. No wires or adapters needed! Download Piano Maestro to your iPad, place it on your piano/keyboard and play away! No piano? No problem!
EarWizard — Wizdom Music announces EarWizard, created by Jordan Rudess and Felipe Peña. EarWizard trains your ear while improving your memory skills. Repeat back a sequence of chords which gets longer with each round of play. As you improve your skills, the visuals disappear and you will have to depend on your EAR! Start off in EASY mode with only a few chords on screen and with practice, you will ultimately reach the hardest level where you will have seven chords on screen and be playing against the clock!
Garage Band — GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before.
Honey Harmonica — The most realistic and full featured harmonica app available today for any digital platform, period. Expert harmonica players will enjoy Honey Harmonica’s unique flexibility and expressiveness, but it’s also a great instrument for beginners to just play around with and have fun.
Percussion for Kids — Percussion – For Kids is a wonderful effective way for children up to 5 years old to learn the sounds of Congas, Bongos, a shaker, triangle and Chimes at a very young age.
Mozart Interactive — Melody Street is proud to present a brand new interactive musical experience where you get to decide what happens next. Join Melody Street’s host, 10-year-old Ethan Bortnick, and stringed pal Val Violin in playing a duet of Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca. Choose between Heidi Horn, Timmy Trumpet and Febe Flute, who are all eager to join in! Orchestrate your own version of this famous Mozart piece and share your unique creation with family and friends.
iBeat: The Metronome — Customizable Metronome in a classy design!
Sing! Karaoke — Join the global karaoke party! Sing your favorite songs from a huge catalog of top hits, or perfect a song and then share it with the world. Now available in a totally redesigned iOS 7 experience.
Music Tool — This app is a simple dashboard of notes and chords that make those elements sound out when you tap them. For example, you can tap the C on the keyboard or in the list of notes, and hear the C. You can also tap the C sus4 chord and hear that chord. In addition to the Major scales dashboard, there is a list of modes that allows you to change the dashboard into a list of notes and chords used in the different modes.
PBS for iPad – Watch the most popular programs from PBS, including Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece. “PBS for iPad” features thousands of full-length videos from your favorite PBS programs and local stations; new videos are added daily
Khan Academy — Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. The most comprehensive educational app available for the iPad, Khan Academy covers K-12 subjects that range from math, biology, chemistry, finance, and history and more. The iPad app includes over 4,200 videos designed for kids of all ages/grade levels.
DK Quiz — Play for fun. Play for glory. Love quizzes? Feel like a challenge? Test your knowledge with DK’s Quiz app and play thousands of questions for free. There is a quiz for you whether you love music, film, history, food, travel, insects, inventions, plants, sports, animals.
TED — Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. The official TED app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. Find more than 1,700 TEDTalk videos (with more added each week) on the official TED app — now for both iPad and iPhone.
Smithsonian Channel — Nominated for a Webby, SXSW Interactive Award, and selected as iPad App of the Week! This app introduces a brand new way to watch, find, and explore the vast video collection of the Smithsonian Channel. Personalize your own version of the channel by selecting your favorite topics, exploring a universe of related content, and then sitting back and enjoying hours of video.
iTunes U — iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.
Udemy Online Courses — Udemy is an online learning platform featuring 80,000+ video courses taught by expert instructors. Take courses in anything from programming languages like Python, and Java to personal development classes like design, drawing, writing, and yoga. Join the more than 24 million students who are mastering new skills, advancing their careers, and exploring new hobbies on Udemy. This app is amazing for high school, advanced, and adult learners. Note: While the app is free, there may be a charge for individual courses.
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