List Post: 5 iPad Apps for Secondary Students

01 Jul

The Elements: A Visual Exploration: If you think you’ve seen the periodic table, think again. The Elements: A Visual Exploration lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you’ve never seen before. And as the first really new ebook developed from the ground up for iPad, The Elements beautifully shows off the capabilities of this lovely devic

Skype: Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.  When partnered with Skype in the Classroom it becomes a powerful global collaboration tool!

Flipboard:Named Appple’s iPAd App of the year in 2010.  Flipboard is a fast, and beautiful way to flip through new, photos, videos, and updated your contacts are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Flickr, and Instagram.  Excellent way for students to stay on top of current events!

Dragon Dictation: Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice.  So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.

The Civil War Today: 150 years after the start of the American Civil War, HISTORY presents The Civil War Today, a ground-breaking app created by Bottle Rocket Apps exclusively for the iPad. Experience the war as it unfolded, one day at a time, with daily updates that let you live the events in “real-time” over the course of four years.  The Civil War Today leverages the iPad multi-touch interface to enable app users to feel and explore thousands of original documents, photos, maps, diary entries, quotes, and newspaper broadsheets like never before.


Posted by on July 1, 2011 in Apps, iPad, Mobile Learning


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4 responses to “List Post: 5 iPad Apps for Secondary Students

  1. mkbnl

    July 1, 2011 at 2:13 am

    The one app I find myself using for educational purposes more than any other is Soundnote.

    • lmeinert

      July 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. trifsus

    July 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

    For now we are sticking with laptops only in our secondary school but we did order a set of iPad2’s for our elementary school for next year so I’ve been keeping my eyes open for Apps.

    I’ve seen a few lists around like Palm Beach School’s “Elementary School iPad Apps” ( and Imagination Soups “10 Best iPad Apps for ES” ( but was wondering if you had your own “5 iPad Apps for Elementary Students” you could suggest?

    • lmeinert

      July 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Great question and I have to admit I am much better at finding resources for secondary students due to my background of being a former high school teacher.

      I will do some research and try to work together a blog post for you by the end of the summer.

      A couple Apps I would recommend off the top of my head that elementary students seem to like are Comic Life App and the Brain Pop App.


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