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iPADS (for teachers)




Getting started

Create an Apple ID without a Credit Card

Hays CISD Wireless information for iPad


Our email server is :



Request approval to purchase an app using campus/department funds


Use this link to submit a request to purchase an app for your teacher iPad: Request link


"Must-have Apps"


Notetaking and productivity: Evernote

Voice Recordings: QuickVoice, Audioboom

Screencasting or Whiteboards: EducreationsExplain Everything

Online meetings or classrooms: iTunesU, Google Classroom, Edmodo, Twitter

A tool to save and read PDFs: iBooks, Adobe Reader

Camera app with annotation features: Stage

Paperless or Less-paper classroom tools: Google Classroom, Dropbox, Google Drive



Did you know...


  1. Apple's iWork Apps are FREE for devices purchased after 9/1/13 - including iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, and iPhoto

  2. There are multiple apps that allow you and your students to CREATE presentations such as the iWork apps above, Haiku Deck, 30 Hands, Slide Pocket, and Our Story for iPad

  3. You can use Guided Access to keep younger kids on task.

  4. The latest models of iDevices allow you to wirelessly "Air Drop" links, photos, videos, and more.

  5. Air Play tools allow you to project images from your devices wirelessly to a projector.

  6. Polling apps like Socrative, Kahoot, and Plickers allow you to use an iDevice as a "clicker".

  7. There are large collections of Educational apps on the iTunes Store, and websites such as TCEA, Graphite by Common Sense Media, and EdTechTeacher that have evaluated many of them for you already.

  8. Your iPad can read aloud text if you turn the Spech Selection feature on in Settings>Accessibility.

  9. There are often SALES on apps.  Follow @freeappalert or download Apps Gone Free for alerts.


Click here for a great idea for center organization!

Click here for an example of iPad Task Cards for centers.

Click here for apps I love for PK-5th Literacy Centers!



App Collections


TCEA (mostly free) apps

Ed Tech Teacher's iPad Apps


Kathy Schrock's Bloomin' Apps

Teach with your iPad

21st Century Innovators

Edutopia K-5 Apps

Apps for learning by Apple


Great Visual for Blooms



PD Resources


iPad Sammy Resources

Teacher's Pet

TCEA Presentation

TCEA Presentation 2

iBook: ELAR Elementary

iBook: Science Elementary

Always Available - Apple Seminars

Steps for Publishing Your Students First iBook to iTunes

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