Consumption Apps

Consumption apps allow you, and your students, to consume information.  This includes, but is not limited to, using the iPad to get information off the web, watch videos, reading books and/or research articles, finding teaching resources to supplement your instruction, or kids doing worksheets that can be used in a PDF annotating app.  To me, this also includes the content apps in which children learn new information, but those have their own page.

Socrative has a teacher version and a student version.  Teacher creates quizzes, polls, etc and the students respond on their own device.

iBooks gives you a way to store and organize not only books but any PDF document or article.  Great way to keep all your research articles handy.

Type on PDF is one of many annotation apps.  These allow you to type, write, or highlight on any PDF document. 

Common Core by Mastery Connect is a simple app that allows you to look at the Common Core Standards.

Good Notes lets you write notes, sketch pictures, and mark on PDF documents.  Great way for kids to do worksheets without using paper! $5.99 for full version.

Stage allows you to use your iPad like a document camera.  You can sketch, write, label, or laser point at whatever document you want to show.

Safari is the web browser that comes standard on your iPad.  This gives you access to information quickly.

Rover is a web browser that can be downloaded onto your iPad through the app store and it allows you to go to sites that have Flash, since Safari does not support Flash.

KinderTown is a group that looks at apps and compiles lists of them that are for children under the age of 10.  Apps are reviewed by educators and parents.

Scan-QR Code is an app that allows you to scan QR codes and barcodes.  QR codes are a great way to give students instant feedback on problems.

Do you have a favorite way to "consume" information using the iPad?

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