High School Apps for all by Vicki Windman

The iPad can assist any user, classified or not, with apps that clarify the complexities of high school material for struggling students.
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The iPad can assist any user, classified or not, with apps that clarify the complexities of high school material for struggling students.

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. Noteshelfoffers a variety of note-taking styles, including the Cornell System.It has over 17 pre-formatted note sheets.

iTHoughts 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.

Shakespeare - 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.

Global 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

American Dreams: Speeches and Documents in US History- contains over 480 documents, including Supreme Court Decisions, Presidential inauguraladdresses, the Constitution and key laws.Also includes 18 audio recordings, making it a primary source document. $1.99

WolframAlpha get answers wherever you are. Everything from computing trig and calculus problems to what is overhead in the night sky.$1.99

SAT and 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

SAT- Math – Free. Over 175 SAT math lessons covering the core math concepts. Each lesson has a video of the teacher explaining the concept.

Quick Graph – 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.

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