I'm happy to report that our iPad cart is making it's way into the classroom and students are starting to use them. I have continued to search for apps and recruit suggestions from our staff. Right now, all the iPads on our cart have the following apps:
Foreign Language: BrainPop (spanish), Japanese Language Keyboard
Language Arts: Mirriam Webster Dictionary,
Social Studies: Google Earth, Oregon Trail: American Settlers *
Math: Sketchpad Explorer, QuickGraph
Science: Periodic Table, K12 Periodic Table, iCelcius, Moon Phase *, Moon *
Productivity: Dropbox, Evernote, Evernote Peek, iBooks, Diigo, UStream, QRafter - QR Code Reader
Music: GarageBand ($)
($) indicates that it is a paid app. I'm glad that ordering 20 copies of GarageBand cut the per device price in half. The regular price for Garage Band is $4.98, but the volume pricing is $2.49 for 20+ licenses.
As time goes on, I would like to provide descriptions / reviews, and hopefully ideas for how to incorporate these apps into classroom activities. If you would like to assist with this, please do. Please contact me if you have any experience with the apps we are using and always feel free to suggest new apps that are worthwhile.