Feature app

Book Creator

A true 'must have' - Book Creator drives creativity and literacy right across the curriculum.Great opportunities to share, discuss and evaluate in class.

Check it out on the App Store

Primary apps

Apps, apps apps. We get a lot of questions about apps! A lot of those questions are around getting a very specific app for a very specific part of the curriculum, but there is a better way – think about creativity first and content second. Follow our simple guide below to get the best apps for the Primary Curriculum:

Step 1 – Get the core apps

These ‘core apps’ are the must haves for every single iPad – the cover productivity, creativity and workflow. So, these are entirely cross curriculum and can be built into all aspects and areas of teaching. They are also the apps that we use in all of our sessions – so if you are training with us, you’ll need them all.

Download the core apps list >>

Step 2 – Get some specific apps

These ‘drill and practice’ apps are great for re-enforcement, practice, extension activities and lots in between. Check out our Numeracy, Literacy , Programming and SpLD lists by clicking the links below

Numeracy | Literacy | SpLD | Programming

Step 3 – Build them in

Download our simple example topic grid – we’ve listed one topic, Primary 1 – 7 , and given you some ideas as to how some of the above apps can be used in class.

Download the topic grid >>

Step 4 – Explore the app store

We’ve listed a few great apps below – new apps come out all the time that are great – keep an eye on our twitter feed and app of the month section – or sign up to our tips and tricks menu.

But remember the best source of apps and lesson ideas – your colleagues. Sharing good practice with fellow teachers is always the best source of information. If you are stuck – drop us an email – hello@iteach-uk.com.


SonicPics Add narration to picture slideshows SonicPics - Humble Daisy, Inc
Voicethread Audible mind mapping VoiceThread - VoiceThread.com
Animoto Add music to creative slideshows Animoto Video Slideshows - Animoto Inc.
Bill Atkinson Simple postcard slide maker Bill Atkinson PhotoCard - Postcards - Bill Atkinson Photography
MathMagic Early stage maths Math Magic - Anusen Inc
Mathboard Blackbaord style math testing Math Magic - Anusen Inc
<> Algebra Primary level algebra introduction Algebra 1 Booster - Homeworkhelp.com
Grammar Fun Grammar formation Grammar Fun Pro - Paradox Software
Story Builder Creative story book creation StoryBuilder for iPad - Mobile Education Tools
WritingPad Simple to use writing app / wordproc Kids Writing Pad - Pattrns.com
Spell Blocks Old style blocks for simple spelling ipad style ABC Blocks - Tinker Heavy Industries
KS2 Maths KS 2 maths! I Am Learning: KS2 Maths - i-education ltd
Timestables Simple repetitve table learning Times Tables - Rob Clarke
SpellBoard Spelling for all levels SpellBoard - palaware
Bookcreator Build a full book – images, words and titles and send to iBooks Book Creator for iPad - Red Jumper Studio
iF Poems Simple the best poetry app iF Poems - Clickworks Limited
Word Magic Word formation, missing letter, word completion Word Magic - Anusen Inc
Jungle Fractions Really great visual fractions tutor Jungle Fractions (for iPad) - Andrew Short
Pizza Fractions Use Pizzas to teach fractions! Pizza Fractions:  Beginning With Simple Fractions - Brian West
Motion math Super maths tool Motion Math HD - Motion Math
Equivalents Percentages Equivalents - Jamtec (Stoke) Ltd
Doodle Buddy Simple drawing app with stamping tools for younger learners Doodle Buddy for iPad – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It's Addictive! - Pinger, Inc.
Paint Sparkles Like Doodlebuddy – less ads! Paint Sparkles Draw - my first colors HD ! - Kids Games Club
Jigsaw HD Visual Jogsaw maker with common items Jigsaw HD - IT Focus
Blobble Write Letter formation and writing early years BlobbleWriteHD - Leafcutter Studios Ltd
ABC Phonics Phonics via repetitve action abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words - Apps in My Pocket Ltd
My Colouring Book Early years coloring book My Coloring Book HD - FREE! - Toy Box
Shape Puzzle Common items to piece together puzzles Shape Puzzle HD - Word Learning Game for Kids - Newness World
Balloons Tap Colours numbers and animals learning game Balloons: Tap and Learn - Zippz Software, LLC
Count Magic Great counting app for ages 4- 8 Count Magic - Anusen Inc
Numbers Game Counting in 6 languages Count To Ten - Numbers Game - BidBox LLC
Cula Caint Entry level Irish app for everyday object vocab Cúla Caint - Opus Design
Number Square Great number square – swop in odds evens etc Number Square - MrWise
Hidden Ships Battleship style learning game teaching grid co-ordinates Hidden Ships - SUMS Online Ltd
Scrappad iPad based scrapbooks ScrapPad - Scrapbook for iPad - Album tArt LLC

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