iPads @ MCS
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Student & Parent iPad Orientation

iPad Parent Presentation 2014.pdf
iPad Blog

iPad Agreement

iPad Agreement-Final.doc
Digital Native Video

Digital Native.mov
 iOS7 Video

iOS7 Update.mov
iPads for Beginners Video

iPad Movie 2014.mov


Below are some reading, writing and spelling apps we have on our MCS iPads.

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This app is good for spelling and sight word practice.  It includes a spelling practice section, sight-word bingo, and two other sight-word games – each with fun incentives to earn a Bingo bug.  In the spelling section you fill in the blanks with the letters in the correct order (only the correct letters are given, making it easier, and you can choose to have them already filled in for the very early speller).   The games reinforce the sight words and work on speed.  There are grade level options.


SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you to enter your list of spelling words. All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled), the grade level (1-12) and the spoken word (recorded via the iPads built in microphone). Optionally, you can add a written and/or spoken phrase. That's it! Now you are ready to study your word list and be quizzed on it.
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Based on the Montessori learning method, Montessori Crosswords helps kids develop their reading, writing, and spelling skills by building words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combintations using a phonics-enabled movable alphabet.


Scribble and write your thoughts and ideas with the assurance that what you write will be legible and sharp. Add photos to highlight or accentuate your ideas. Draw and sketch, figures and images with ease and comfort. Wherever you are, at home or on the road, UPAD gives you the freedom to take notes, add photos, doodle, jot down ideas and more. With UPAD, you can now make the things you thought were previously impossible.

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through the pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.


The original, easiest-to-use, and best selling handwriting app for iPad. Penultimate gives you tha fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea.

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Teaches a full year of spelling curriculum with over 450 high-frequency words divided into 42 lists that are organized by spelling patterns and difficulty levels. Each of the 42 lists comes with a lesson that teaches one of the building blocks of spelling.


Word Ball provides a beneficial brain training exercise by allowing the user to focus and think on their feet when building words as quickly as possible. By concentrating on the letters as they shrink and bounce, the game will allow your cognitive senses to react in a manner that reinforces word and pattern recognition.
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Pages lets you create letters, reports, flyers, and more on your iPad. Right from the beginning, you can choose from 16 templates for flyers, posters, letters, resumes, reports, invitations, and more. The fonts, colors, and backgrounds in each template are perfectly coordinated. Just find the one you like, then make it your own. Pages isn’t just about writing. It’s great for graphics, too. With a tap, insert photos and movies from your Photos app. Mask images, apply reflections, and add picture frames so photos really stand out on the page. Add impressive 3D charts and dynamic tables to illustrate your points. Create shapes like stars and polygons and use shadows to make them pop.
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Raz Kids gives you hundreds of interactive, leveled books spanning 27 levels of difficulty, covering a wide range of subjects. In addition to engaging kids at their reading level and in their area of interest, this award-winning student-centric site gives kids 24/7 Web access to the practice they need to become better, more confident readers. At the same time, teachers can customize assignments, view reports, and track student progress every step of the way.
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This simple, easy-to-use game can be enjoyed by children and their parents as they play along. Feed the monster the correct "food," he is thinking of and unlock trophies for your achievement. Feed the monster the wrong food and he gets sick, but don't worry you'll have a chance to try again! These are skills you can practice in this app:
  • Rhyming
  • Colors
  • Opposites
  • Letter Sounds
  • Sounds in Words
  • Beginning Letter Sounds
  • Time
  • Colors
  • Math
  • Shapes
  • Positions
  • More or Less
  • Counting
  • Sorting
  • Reading
  • Segmenting
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Make handwriting practice fun! With our Wet-Dry-Try Suite App, children learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters. The app simulates our Slate Chalkboard and Blackboard with Double Lines and helps children learn handwriting skills in the easiest, most efficient way. The result truly is handwriting without tears! Try both the upper and lower case versions of the app.
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Caught up in the mystery of letters and numbers? LetterSchool makes handwriting incredibly easy to unravel. Just pick a letter, kick back and enjoy the show. As a bonus, you’ll learn the letter’s name, its sound and a word to go with. How cool is that? But the fun’s just beginning! Get ready for three awesome games: tap, trace and write
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The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

Below are some math apps we have on our MCS iPads.

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Slide coins across a surface of your choice. Stack change below the line until you have the amount shown on the register display and check your answer. If your total isn’t correct, you can try the same problem again. The app will also show you the best way to count change so that you use the least number of coins.
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*Choose from 4 games: Add, subract, multiply or divde
*Choose from 3 different levels of difficulty:
Easy, Medium and Hard
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Nearly 50 Tangram puzzles

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The main mode is "Potato" mode, based on the classic game of "Hot Potato". You play with up to 5 friends and the goal is to answer arithmetic questions as quickly as possible, because as you play, there is an invisible timer counting down and as soon as it runs out, the current player is eliminated. If you answer a question incorrectly, five seconds is taken off the timer and you must answer the question again until you get it right. The goal is to be the last player standing.
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-Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, and Mixed
-Six levels of difficulty per mathematical operational.
-24 additional card sets for practicing particular math fact sets, such as "two's" in addition, ranging from 1 to 24.
-Randomly generated card sets.

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Super Number kid is a fun game using board to teach kids numbers from 1-20 and basic arithmetic. Besides, their memory will be improved by matching the same numbers.
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   Ideal for middle school and upper elementary students, grades 3-8. Addresses number and operations standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), including: Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, and number systems. Understand and represent commonly used fractions. Understand fractions as part of unit wholes and as locations on number lines. Compare and order fractions, and find their approximate locations on the number line.

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This revolutionary app provides a fun and engaging way to practice math facts, number sense, and mental math skills. Math Evolve is for ages 6 and up, but is challenging and fun even for adults.
•Improves multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction skills.
•Hours of content that can be customized for children of all ages.
•Gain valuable performance statistics to help students improve.
•“Practice Mode” allows a parent or teacher to choose exactly which math facts are being practiced and monitor a child’s progress.

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For students in grades K-5 (a different app for each grade level!) In each session, the app provides a set of 10 random math problems, which comprises a mix of multiple choice, Yes/No, or simple fill-in-the-blank questions. Splash Math provides a work area, which can be found on all the different grade levels by pulling up on a tab located at the bottom of the screen. This work area allows kids to solve problems when they go beyond their mental math capabilities. All the apps in the Splash Math series give an option to activate the weekly email reports.     http://www.splashmath.com/

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From the award-winning creators of Motion Math, Motion Math: Zoom, Motion Math: Wings, and Motion Math: Hungry Guppy comes a fun math game featuring an intuitive way to visualize addition: the bringing together of two objects. Most math worksheets and math games ask "3 + 4 = ?" This cool math game instead challenges players to find, for example, the many different ways to create a sum of 7.

Check back to see more apps as the year continues.

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