I have deliberately skewed things towards free apps - this is deliberate! Cheaper is better and free is best!
The Basics (and the paid for apps!)
If it is to be used in schools, the obvious place to start is with the iWorks suite of apps: Keynote; Numbers; and Pages (£5.99 each). It seemed obvious to add Documents To Go (£4.99) to allow the easy distribution and editing of existing documents. Finally, in the "obvious" section, we've added The Elements (£7.99) because it is gorgeous.
We've obviously added a bundle of free/public domain eBooks but we've added a few more literacy related apps.
- Stanza Not sure if this is better/more useful than the built in book app but thought it was worth including anyway.
- Two examples that go beyond replicating the book: Alice for the iPad Lite and Just Me And My Dad.
- Graphic novels/comics: Marvel Comics, Comics and Star Trek Comics.
- Calculators: PocketCAS Lite, Quick Graph and Convert Units For Free.
- Science: NASA App and Finger Physics Free.
- History/Geography: History: Maps Of The World and Google Earth.
- Art/Graphics: Make A Martian, Doodle Buddy For iPad and Whiteboard Lite.
- RE: Bible Reader Free and ESV Bible.
- Modern Languages: Free German Tutor.
Looking at the list above, we're light on a number of subjects, including Music and Computing. Any suggestions on how we should plug the gap? Also, I want some games on there. Any suggestions from the Game Based Learning contingent?
Looking forward to seeing what people come up with