Apps by Category
  • Education
    • The Elements by Theodore Gray ( 13.99) - If you think you've seen the periodic table, think again. The Elements: A Visual Exploration lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before. This is the US English version of The Elements. Fully translated versions are also available in French, German, Japanese, and British English.
      The Elements is the first of a line of revolutionary ebooks from Touch Press developed from the ground up for iPad, which now includes our second title, Solar System for iPad. (Search for "Touch Press" in iTunes to find it.)
    • BrainPOP (free) - The brand new "BrainPOP Featured Movie" app was created specifically for the iPad. This new platform allows BrainPOP to deliver fresh, animated movies every day, with content relevant to significant historical and current events such as Earth Awareness and Financial Literacy topics in April. After watching the daily Featured Movie, students can test their new knowledge with the accompanying interactive quiz.
    • TED (free) - TED presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. Find more than 700 TEDTalk videos (with more added each week) on the official TED app.
  • Productivity
    • Dropbox (free) - The easiest way to store and share files online and accross computers
    • Evernote (free) - Evernote for iPad lets you make new text and audio notes, as well as view your existing Evernote content all with a swipe or tap of your finger. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkn4FSOTrXc
  • News/Media
    • NYTimes (free) - Introducing the enhanced New York Times app for iPad™ - free until early 2011. Now with all the sections, articles, videos and photos you expect from The New York Times.
    • NPR (free) - NPR for iPad: Experience NPR in magazine style with a focus on News, Arts & Life, and Music content that’s broad, deep, and timely. It’s NPR like you’ve never seen us before. The app also replicates popular features of the NPR News iPhone app, including playlist, hourly newscasts,station finder, and sharing. And, we are already working on future enhancements for our next release.
    • PBS (free) - Watch the most popular and current PBS programs free and with minimal interruption. "PBS for iPad" features more than 300 videos, including full-length episodes, segments and previews with new content updated daily. UPDATE (10/26): Increased server capacity for improved performance and availability.
  • Reference
    • Google Mobile (free) - By “iPad-friendly”, we mean that this new version has been designed to show neatly on the iPad’s screen, and that the usual features of Google Mobile App for iPhone, like search by voice and My Location, work well. From the Apps tab, you can also easily navigate to Google’s web-based apps, such as Gmail, which wasrecently optimized for iPad.
    • Dictionary.com (free) - The free Dictionary.com app delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. NO INTERNET CONNECTION IS NEEDED TO SEARCH WORDS. The app includes nearly 2,000,000 words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms. It also features audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day and Hot Word blog.
  • Travel
    • Beautiful Planet HD (1.99) - An Award-Winning app that captures the breathtaking beauty of our world and its cultures with a collection of galleries three decades in the making by travel photographer and explorer, Peter Guttman. Beautiful Planet includes over 580 images spanning seven continents and 160 countries. Featured on Wired.com as "One of 5 Sweet Apps for your iPad". Features a fully interactive, zoomable map, Facebook sharing of images with your own personal message, and a built-in music player to listen to your iTunes music while you use the app. Note that to display a pin for each photograph in a gallery, tap on the gallery icon, and then tap on the red thumbtack button.
    • Google Earth (free) - Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a third of the world's land mass.
  • Mathematics
    • Bloomberg for iPad (free) - Bring the power of the most trusted source for financial information to your iPad, along with tools to help you analyze the world's markets.
  • Art Appreciation
    • Musee de Louvre (free) - If you can't come to the Louvre, we can help you discover the museum's must-sees on your iPhone or iPod touch!
      And if that whets your appetite for a trip to the museum, the "Visitor information" section will help you (getting there, museum maps, opening times, admission fees…).
  • Astronomy
    • GoSkyWatch Planetarium (free) - GoSkyWatch Planetarium now for the iPad. Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more with a touch or by simply pointing to the sky. Have fun with family and friends discovering the images in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky.
  • Music Appreciation
    • Magic Piano (.99) - Experience the world’s most popular piano for iPad with the #1 music app in 80 countries. Play timeless pieces on spiral, circular or regular keyboards, or follow beams of light – mastery requires only imagination. Designed exclusively for the iPad by Smule, creators of Ocarina, I am T-Pain and Glee Karaoke, Magic Piano was inspired by the world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.
    • Ocarina (.99) - One of Apple's All-Time Top 20 Apps, Smule’s Ocarina turns your iPhone into an ancient flute. With no musical training required, you'll blow away your friends and family with your new talent.
  • Administration
    • eCove (free) - Gather objective data while observing teaching practices and student behavior. Nine very easy to use timer, counter, checklist, and scale tools included with more available. Additional information about data-based observations and eCOVE Software at www.ecove.net.
    • Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center's iPad Resources for Administrators http://www.mhric.org/ipad.html
  • Communication
    • Twitter
      • People to follow on Twitter:
        • OITSBSI
        • iLead Administrators
        • NMHS_Principal
        • Will Richardson
        • Pedro Norgara
        • Diane Ravitch
        • Chris Lehman
        • Sir Ken Robinson
        • Alan November
        • Daniel Pink
        • Greg Whitby
        • Marco Torres