When we teach iPad workshops, we like to begin with “tap and hold” as a skill. While many folks have already figured it out, the concept is new to a majority of the educators whom we work with. This is a great post describing some of the results.
This free app from McGraw Hill is great for elementary school students to work on building their vocabulary. Students can either play on their own or with a partner. Bluster works on rhyming, prefixes & suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and over 800 vocabulary words.
This blog post lists several apps to use for mobile grading and keeping a grade book on an iPad. It is important to note that some Student Information Systems – such as Pearson’s PowerSchool – have developed apps that integrate directly with the computer-based grade books.