With the recent release of the Apple iPad, there has also been a release of tons of FREE apps that are perfect for parents and educators. You can find an app for almost anything, but here are a few that really stand out and are great for educational purposes.
No need to waste any more paper writing notes and reminders in the classroom! This app is the first social note taking application. With it, you can write, draw, record and research all in one app! You can write in the application, changing the font color and size. You can draw anywhere in the notes, too. With web searching capabilities, you can search the Internet and use images you find right in your notes. You can import PDFs, too! With sharing features, you can let others see your notes or drawings and even send them to the printer so you can use in the classroom.
This app is great for a parent or teacher. Instead of using standard old behavioral charts, try this! With Karma for Kids you can keep track of “naughty” and “nice” behavior with positive or negative points. You can record pre-set points for good behavior. With the virtual piggy bank, you can encourage saving habits and add or subtract the amount of money in order to reach a goal.
Free books are great, especially ones on the iPad! With this app you can browse the available 23,469 classic books and download them in the matter of minutes! With the fully featured e-reader, you can virtually flip through some great classics like The Adventures of Mark Twain right on your iPad. From autobiographies to Victorian novels, you can find it all here..for free!
Have your kids practice their math skills in a flash! With this simple app, you can boost your math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. With a chalkboard visual, kids will feel like they are right in the classroom with this app! If you and your child are stuck in a long line, take out this app and have them practice their basic math skills!
Take your iPad to infinity and beyond! The famous movie Toy Story is the main focus of this fully interactive app! The graphics on this app are crystal clear! You can read along with the story, flip the pages with or without audio, and you can even record your own voice reading the words! With games, movie clips, coloring pages and sing-alongs, there are so many surprises that any Toy Story fan will love!
These are only a few of the many free apps. For more free apps for your iPad be sure to visit appshopper.com!
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