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Great iPad Apps

Amanda Duncan Second Grade Teacher from NC

My school is getting all the teachers iPads to use in the classroom. Are there any good Apps that are a must for me to use? Any good iPad tips?

Any and all tips appreciated!

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K-5 Instructional Technology Specialist, Edcamper, Graduate Professor

Hi Amanda, Luckily for you,

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Hi Amanda,
Luckily for you, there are a ton of great apps out there. Instead of focusing on apps for specific content areas, I recommend choosing apps that you can use in all day long. Here's what we use in my school:

Some of those are free and some are paid. If you have limited funds to purchase, I strongly recommend prioritizing Explain Everything, Book Creator, and iMovie over other paid apps.

Hi Amanda! I am looking for

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Hi Amanda!

I am looking for beta testers for Brainfeed, my new iPad app. Brainfeed features educational, inspiring and entertaining short videos for children 7+, tweens, teens, and even inquisitive adults. Videos are selected to be age-appropriate, curriculum-based, engaging and visually stimulating. And the good part is the app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience free of advertising and inappropriate content.

Brainfeed will launch on the App Store in February 2014. However, before I launch, I want to get feedback from parents and children to make sure that there are no teething problems when it goes live.

As a thank you for testing the app I will give you a complementary 6 month subscription to the service, with absolutely no obligation once the trial period ends. If you’re interested in helping out, please send me an email at

If you want more information before committing please see my website at

Thank you,
Mark Hoffman

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