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Key Apps 2016 - 2017

Below are the Apps we use in school. These essential and optional apps and have been compiled in collaboration with pupils and staff.

Essential Apps || Apps that pupils must have on their devices and which will be used widely across many subjects. If it is a paid app the school 'pushes' this to pupil devices.

Optional Apps || Apps which have educational benefit, but may be used less frequently or are very popular with some but not all pupils. 

Essential Apps

 Book CreatorBook Creator
An app for creating texts which include pictures, words and videos.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8

 

 Explain everything

Explain Eveything
A tool that allows pupils to record themselves presentating their work - images, text, videos and drawings - in a creative way. 
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/explain-everything-interactive/id431493086?mt=8

 

 iMovieiMovie
A video editing tool. NB. This comes free with recently bought iPads, but the school will not be pushing this where not already present.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8

 

 Green ScreenGreen Screen by Do Ink
An app that allows Chroma key effects to be applied to videos. Pupils can record themselves as if in different settings.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/green-screen-by-do-ink/id730091131?mt=8 

 

 QR ScannerQR Reader
An app that scans QR Codes allowing pupils to be directed to specific websites, or other text.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609?mt=8

 

 DriveGoogle Drive
Cloud storage with unlimited space linked to pupil email addresses - ideal for backing up photos and videos, saving space on pupil devices.  Also used to store and share work.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-drive-free-online-storage/id507874739?mt=8

 

 Google ClassroomGoogle Classroom
The app allowing pupil's access to their online classrooms and learning materials linked to their school email addresses.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-classroom/id924620788?mt=8

 

 ShowbieShowbie
An paperless classroom, particularly useful for giving pupils feedback.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/showbie-paperless-classroom/id548898085?mt=8

 

 Google DocsGoogle Docs
A word processing tool which works alongside Google Drive and is also linked to pupil school email addresses.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8

 

 Google SlidesGoogle Slides
A presentation tool which works alongside Google Drive and is also linked to pupil school email addresses.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-slides/id879478102?mt=8


 Google SheetsGoogle Sheets
A spreadsheet application which works alongside Google Drive and is also linked to pupil school email addresses.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-sheets/id842849113?mt=8

 

 SkoolBoSkoolBo UK
The iPad app for accessing SkoolBo numeracy and literacy games. Note: not essential for KS3.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skoolbo-uk/id892308799?mt=8

 

 NearpodNearpod
A tool that allows pupils to interact with teacher presentations, draw pictures and take quizzes during a lesson.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nearpod/id523540409?mt=8

 

 Popplet litePopplet Lite
A brainstorming tool allowing pupils to organise their ideas or plan extedned pieces of writing.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/popplet-lite/id364738549?mt=8

 

 Epic CitidelEpic Citadel
A fantasy game used as a stimulus for writing in Year 5 and Year 6. Note: not essential for Year 7.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/epic-citadel/id388888815?mt=8

 

 GeoboardGeoboard
A tool for exploring geometry in Maths lessons.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geoboard-by-math-learning/id519896952?mt=8

 

 Virtual ManipulativesVirtual Manipulatives
A strangely titled app for exploring fractions, decimals and percentages in Maths lessons.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/virtual-manipulatives!/id471341079?mt=8

 

WordMicrosoft Word
Microsoft's word processing tool. Soon we will also be able to provide free licences allowing pupils to install MS Office on PCs and Macs at home. Details to follow.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-word/id586447913?mt=8

 

PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPoint
Microsoft's presentation tool. Soon we will also be able to provide free licences allowing pupils to install MS Office on PCs and Macs at home. Details to follow.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id586449534?mt=8


ExcelMicrosoft Excel
Microsoft's spreadsheet application. Soon we will also be able to provide free licences allowing pupils to install MS Office on PCs and Macs at home. Details to follow.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-excel/id586683407?mt=8

Optional Apps
Other apps pupils find useful:

  • Keynote
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Basic Fraction
  • Bubble Maths
  • Comic Maker HD
  • DoodleMaths
  • Learn English with Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge
  • Math Slide: Addition & Subtraction
  • Math Slide: Multiplication & Division
  • Math Slide: Tens & Ones
  • Perfect Captions
  • Puffin Academy
  • Puppet Pals HD
  • Pure Math
  • Quizlet
  • StoryKit
  • Tellagami
  • Times Tables Quiz!
  • ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
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