So much has changed since I began using iPads in my classroom. When I first got my devices I was an app-aholic! I couldn't get enough- I was always looking for the next best app. Since then I've become more critical of the apps I use and as such I am working to only have what I consider the best of the best on my devices.
Creation-based apps are the mainstay of my devices although I do have several skill-based apps on my devices as they have their time and place.
People often ask what's on my devices so below you will find my tried and true favorites, in no particular order.
Popplet - A great webbing app. We use this for Words Their Way as well as for math and writing.
NCTM (Nat'l Council of Teachers of Math) Apps- Great variety of math apps
Number Pieces Basic
Dexteria - Dexteria is a set of therapeutic hand exercises (not games) that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.
LetterReflex - LetterReflex helps children overcome common letter reversals in a game format that is inviting, engaging, interactive and user-friendly. Excellent app!