Many schools buy iPads for teachers and students. iPads have preinstalled apps, but you´ll need to find other useful apps for your students. App stora has too many apps for just browsing around and hoping to find some useful apps. There are two main strategies to solve that problem.
1. When you find an app that is useful for your students, share it with other teachers. ”Sharing is caring!”
2. Use resources that collect, test and suggest useful apps. Share this resources as well with your colleagues.
Below are some useful resources for finding good apps! Alla links open in a new window in your browser. The first part is resources in Swedish, below are resources in english. All links are opened in a new tab/window.
Resources in Swedish:
Skolappar A Swedish site that tests and reviews apps and also describes the connection to the Swedish curriculum. Recommended!
Pappas appar A site similar to skolappar. This site is suitable for preschool and parents. Recommended!
Pedagogstockholm has published a pdf (in swedish) from Stockholms skoldatatek containing apps for students with special needs.
Skoldatateket Apps for children with special needs, but of course all kids can use them.
Facebookgroups (in swedish)
ICT-tools Tips concerning ICT in general (not only apps)
Pearltree Example of a pearltreesite
Twitter Search for #iPad, #edtech or #app
Example of scoop.it-pages
Blogs about iPads/appar (in swedish)
Resources in english:
Pinterest A digital billboard. There are many boards with great ideas. One example.
Edudemic Edudemic is a very good site with lots of good posts about ICT and apps. Recommended! This specific subpage focus on apps in schools.
Teachtought Teachtought has many posts worth reading. Recommended! This specific subpage focus on apps in schools.
Appitic Lots of apps categorised by theme. Recommended!
Apps in education A blog from Australia about apps. Have categorised apps by different subjects (math, english and so on). Also have a list of apps for kids with special needs.
iPads in education A site connecting teachers that works with iPads. Questions, discussions, ideas and so on.
Bridging apps Apps for kids with special needs.
Teachers with apps App reviews.
Youtube Links to movieclips from iPadagogy
Good Luck finding the best educational apps!