Top Pick

10 Great Apps for High School

From managing projects to editing movies to making music to showing what they know, students will be inspired to exercise skills and dig into content with these apps that leverage the best of what tablets and smartphones have to offer.

1.
WeLearnedIt Publisher: eduClipper, Inc.
Digital portfolio and management tool for project-based classrooms
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
2.
LightSail Publisher: LightSail Inc.
Robust, responsive reading tool measures meaningful literacy outcomes
Grades 1-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, Chromebook
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
3.
Sketchbook Express Publisher: Autodesk Inc.
Creation tools hook kids, connect them with global community of artists
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
4.
GarageBand Publisher: Apple
Amazingly powerful music workstation unleashes the musician in us all
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
5.
Subtext Publisher: Subtext
Collaborative, customizable digital reader for all subject areas
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
6.
ExitTicket Publisher: Urban EDU, Inc.
Eminently customizable rapid-response tool for the 1-to-1 classroom
Grades 5-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
7.
iMovie Publisher: Apple
Pro-quality HD movie maker is easy enough for beginners
Grades 5-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
8.
Evernote Publisher: Evernote
Impressive organizational tool has limitless uses
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
9.
Explain Everything Publisher: MorrisCooke
Powerhouse tool for creating stellar multimedia presentations
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
10.
WordFlex Touch Dictionary for iPad
Amazing interactive visual dictionary makes exploring words exciting
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 5