Apps for a 2nd Grade Teacher’s iPad

My wife just rejoined the teaching ranks. Upon her induction, she received an iPad. She promptly asked me if I would add any apps to it that I thought a 2nd grade teacher might use. Um…sure!

Here are screenshots of the apps that I downloaded for her. They are mostly in alphabetical order. My wife already gave a thumbs up to Mo Willem’s Pigeon app, which she used with her students during a transition.



imageimage-1image-1Would you have downloaded any additional apps on this iPad?

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

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