Pre-Camp To Do’s

  1. All participants should buy / download / install the following REQUIRED apps in advance of camp. As of July 2016 there are ELEVEN required free apps and FOUR highly recommended paid apps. Optional apps are also listed. (This list may still be slightly revised prior to your specific workshop dates.)
  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:

  1. i-Nigma
  2. QR Beamer (iPhone app)
  3. SeeSaw
  4. Pic Collage for Kids
  5. Word Cloud by abcya
  6. Voice Record Pro
  7. ChatterPix Kids
  8. Shadow Puppet EDU
  9. Adobe Spark Post
  10. Adobe Spark Video
  11. YouTube Capture

Highly Recommended Paid Apps:

  1. iMovie (free with newer iPads)
  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
  4. Explain Everything (new version – VPP version also available)

Optional Free Apps:

  1. Image Chef
  2. Photo Lab
  3. Opinion Podcasts
  4. Canva
  5. News-O-Matic
  6. Koma Koma
  7. Lego Movie Maker
  8. Adobe Spark Page
  9. PBS Scratch Jr
  10. Hopscotch

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. An archived version of this page from summer 2015 is also available.