IDEA: Useful Apps (For iPad and Android)

Technology can be useful in the classroom. Agreed. But sometimes it is finding the tools that are appropriate and useful to you and your children that causes the problems.

Recently I have been looking for apps for a new student of mine who is ESL, a new entrant (at the age of 7) and is showing signs of ADHD. I came across the following website:

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It’s awesome. A clear layout, dividing by subject or age, or interest. You don’t have to worry about downloading an app to find that it doesn’t do what it says it does, or find that you only have part access because you got the free version. These are apps that are recommended by ‘Apple Distinguished Educators’ (Ooohhh. Very posh!) They detail what the app is about and what you have access to/how many adverts you can for the free versions. And individuals can submit apps to be reviewed. At least it’s a good start to building up your tools on the iPad to support your students’ learning !

Here is the equivalent list for android users: ‘Android educational apps’, produced by:

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Or this one, ’50 best educational apps’ produced by:

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