High School Apps for all by Vicki Windman
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October 21, 2011 By: Guest Blogger
The iPad can assist any user, classified or not, with apps that clarify the complexities of high school material for struggling students.
Note-taking is a primary skill for every student. Noteshelf offers a variety of note-taking styles,
including the Cornell
System. It has over 17 pre-formatted
HD- An excellent graphic organizer
for teachers and students. It is
especially helpful when studying for an exam, allowing students to break down
material using a visual tool to organize thoughts, ideas and information.
- Every high school student will need to read at least one of Shakespeare’s
works. This free app contains his
complete set of works - 41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems.
History Facts in a Flash- 60 + graphic-filled flash cards containing famous
faces, vocabulary, photos, maps and mnemonics to help engage students and
improve their memory. The app also has over 380 multiple-choice questions with
immediate feedback. Tests are scored and saved for you. $3.99
Dreams: Speeches and Documents in US History- contains over 480 documents,
including Supreme Court Decisions, Presidential inaugural addresses, the Constitution and key
laws. Also includes 18 audio recordings,
making it a primary source document. $1.99
get answers wherever you are. Everything from computing trig and calculus
problems to what is overhead in the night sky.
ACT Vocabulary Builder by AccelaStudy- 500 of the most commonly tested
vocabulary words. 1000
original, illustrative sentences to help users understand how each word is used
in context. $4.99
Math – Free. Over 175 SAT math
lessons covering the core math concepts. Each lesson has a video of the teacher
explaining the concept.
– Free. High-quality,
graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the
powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D. A
simple, yet intuitive interface that makes it easy to enter and/or edit
equations and visualize them in mathematical notation.Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.