Pre-Camp To Do’s

  1. All participants should buy / download / install the following REQUIRED apps in advance of camp. As of June 2017 there are NINE required free apps and THREE required paid apps. Optional apps are also listed.
  2. Update your iPad’s software and all your installed apps.
  3. Bring your iTunes account userID and password so you can install new apps / install updates if desired.

Required Free Apps: (9)

  1. i-Nigma
  2. SeeSaw
  3. Pic Collage for Kids
  4. Word Cloud by abcya
  5. Voice Record Pro
  6. Shadow Puppet EDU
  7. Adobe Spark Video
  8. iMovie (free with newer iPads)
  9. Koma Koma

Required Paid Apps: (3)

  1. Explain Everything (new version – VPP version also available)
  2. Book Creator (free version also available but paid is recommended, free version just supports creation of 1 book)
  3. Green Screen by Do Ink

Optional Free Apps: (8)

  1. InfoPics:
    1. Adobe Spark Post
    2. Canva
  2. Audio Podcasting: Opinion Podcasts
  3. ChatterPix Kids
  4. Other WordCloud apps (in addition to Word Cloud by abcya)
    1. Word Cloud – Text Collage
    2. Shapego – Beautiful Word Clouds
  5. QR Beamer (iPhone app)
  6. Stopmotion Video: Lego Movie Maker

Other recommended, educational iPad resources include:

  1. Show What You Know with Media (ShowWith
  2. Tony Vincent’s iPad app resources (
  3. (iPad productivity apps)
  4. TechChef4u (includes free iOS app)
  5. iEAR (i Education Apps Review)
  6. Apps for Gifted and High Ability Learners (LiveBinder from Ginger Lumen)
  7. Appy Hours 4 U (podcast)
  8. Apps for HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills)

Recommended Project Based Learning resources include:

  1. Buck Institute for Education: Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
  2. Project Based Learning Resources from EduTopia

More iPad resources are available on the iPad Media Camp Curriculum Resources page, as well as the iPad Media Camp FAQs page. Archived versions of these app lists from summer 2016 and from summer 2015 are also available.