Take a screen shot- hold down the “Home” Button and the“Hold” ButtonNotifications- Use a four-finger swipe down to revealnotificationsMulti-tasking- Use a four- or five-finger swipe to the left orright to toggle between appsShow more than .com- Press and hold the “.com” button to seemore optionsCaps Lock- Double Tap the “Cap” keyLocking the screen orientation- Use a four-finger swipe up, thenmove all the way to the right to bring up your control panel. Tapthe circular “lock” arrow
Teacher Pal (free)This app resembles a personal organizer for your classes! The features include a gradebook, seating chart, attendance, progress bar for each student based on grades, and even allows you to email parents or students directly from the app.
Groovy Grader (free)Basically an EZ grader but for the iPad. Supersimple, yet super helpful
Pick Me ($1.99 or free)This great little App is wonderful for trackingformative assessment. Pick Me! will randomlygrab a student’s name out of the roster for youto call on. You can then mark if the studentanswered correctly or incorrectly. Data is savedand can be exported to your email at the end ofclass. With many different settings, PickMe! canbe configured to remove the students whoanswer correctly from the list or kept in therotation.
All Here ($1.99 or free)With this simple to use app, taking classroomattendance is a breeze. It also includes afeature that randomly creates student groupsfor group work.
Evernote Peek (free)Use this app to create Flashcards for studyingterms and concepts. You can create Flashcardsin the Evernote app ( must have anEvernote.com account) and send them to yourstudents to study.
Common Core (free)As the new CCGPS is arriving in the fall, this appis a great quick-reference to have when creatingyour lesson plans. Complete with both ELA andMath standards, the app also contains lessonplans and teacher tips.
Appshopper (free)So many new apps come on the market eachday, its almost impossible to sift through themto find good ones. Appshopper is the app formof a website that alerts you to when yourfavorite apps are on sale as well as highlightingapps with good reviews.
Dropbox (free) Users must make an account atDropbox.com. Have all of your schooldocuments in one place with Dropbox. Simplyupload them to the cloud based server and youcan download them using the Dropbox appfrom anywhere. Forgot to upload tonightshomework and left your laptop at school? Justdownload it from Dropbox, then upload it toyour website.
Cloud on- (free)Tired of not being able to see your MicrosoftWord, PowerPoint, or Excel documents on youriPad? Cloud on allows you to easily view andedit your documents using the Dropbox server.
Wunderlist (free)This to-do list creator is great for personal andprofessional productivity. Create to do lists thatcan be shared amongst colleagues or even yoursignificant other. In this app, you can also setup reminders to notify you when certain tasksmust be done.
Flipboard (free)Create a virtual magazine out of all the feedsyou read. Integrates with Facebook, Twitter,and a variety of other RSS feed sites.