Top 15 Productivity iPad Applications for Teachers

15 iPad Applications That Help Teachers

The following 15 iPad applications can improve productivity and make daily lessons more effective.

Doceri – SP Controls, Inc.  (Free to try)

Rating: 5 STARS

Doceri Choice of Control    Annotate on Screen

Doceri combines screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard.  Create hand drawn images over presentations, cut, copy, paste or insert images.  Record a screencast video.  Doceri lets you control your computer from your iPad.  This is an remarkable application.  It works with both Apple and PC computers.

 

CamScanner+ – IntSig Information Co.,Ltd (Free; CamScanner+ $4.99)

Rating: 5 STARS

CamScanner View

 

Scan notes and assignments using your iPad or iPhone.  It is amazing!  I have used this App for years.  After scanning an assignment, email the assignment or place it into a PowerPoint. This is a MUST HAVE App. It works great on either an iPhone or iPad.

 

 TeacherKit – ITWorx (Free)

Rating: 4.5 stars

TeacherKit
TeacherKit

 

Track attendance, grades, and behavior of students with this organizer.  Keep photos of students.  It is easy to use.

Stitcher Radio – Stitcher, Inc. (Free)

Rating: 4.5 stars

Stitcher Radio
Stitcher Radio

 

Listen to your favorite radio shows on demand.   Listen to a show when you have time or when you want to present it.  Access to over 10,000+ shows and live stations.

Pearltrees – Broceliand SAS (Free)

Rated: 4.5 stars

Pearltrees
Pearltrees

 

Collect webpages, pictures, and ideas in this visual library.

Penultimate – Evernote ($0.99)

Rated: 4.5 stars

Penultimate
Penultimate

 

Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next idea.  Information can be stored asnotebooks with unlimited pages.  Looks like writing on paper.   Made by Evernote.

Noteshelf – Ramki ($5.99)

Rated: 4.5 stars

Noteshelf
Noteshelf

Create and organize notebooks on the shelf after choosing the cover and title.  Group notebooks together and then password protect the group.  Create tags for easy search.

iThoughtsHD (mindmapping) – CMS ($9.99)

Rated: 4.5 stars

iThoughtsHD
iThoughtsHD

 

Work seamlessly with other major mindmapping software such as iMindmap  andNovamind.  This is the ultimate mindmapping application.  Lots of features.  Perfect for planning or presenting.

 Popplet – Notion or popplet lite – Notion  (Lite version is free.  Pro $4.99)

Rated: 4 stars

Popplet
Popplet

 

Brainstorm, organize ideas, or show off a collection of pictures.  Very easy to use.

Phraseology – Agile Tortoise ($3.99)

Rated: 4 stars

Phraseology
Phraseology

Analyze the words in your documents by looking for reoccurring words, root word counts, and parts of speech.  It includes several readability analysis such as Flesh Kincaid Reading East, Gunning fog Score, SMOG index and more.  This application is designed for writers.  It is a word processor that helps with word selection.

 

iCardSort – E-String Technologies Inc. ($5.99)

Rated: 4 stars

iCardSort
iCardSort

 

Sort your ideas onto cards.  Group, order, and explore your options.   Manage and create as many card decks as you like.  Plan cards for students or bulletin boards.

eClicker Client – Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. (Free) or better yet eClicker Presenter – Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. ($14.99)

Rated: 3.5 stars (Free system)

eClicker Presenter
eClicker Presenter

 

Poll your students in real time with this personal response system.  Students need internet enabled phones, iPods, tablets, or computers.  It can handle up to 64 students.  Teachers can share questions via Bluetooth.  This is a cost effective way to provide a classroom polling experience.

 

 

Evernote – Evernote (Free)

Rated 3.5 stars

Evernote
Evernote

 

Stay organized, save ideas, and improve productivity in a searchable format that can be accessed and shared across multiple devices.    Keep all lesson materials together by topic.  Notebooks can be grouped.

iBrainstorm – Universal Mind (Free)

Rated: 3.5 stars

iBrainstorm
iBrainstorm

 

Draw out ideas, write notes, and add sticky notes.  Better than a pen and paper.

Best Prompter – Smartphoneware  ($0.99; Best Prompter Pro – Smartphoneware for $1.99)

Rating: 3.5 stars

Best Prompter
Best Prompter

Keep notes at your fingertips.  Works like a cue card that can scroll to help during lessons.  Record audio files for replay to check speeches given by you or by students.  Record one or multiple audio files for one script.