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Our Applications for Devices


From 2016 we have had a compulsory Bring Your Own Device programme for Years 3-8.  We highly recommend the purchase of Apple iPads and iPad minis, especially in Years 3-6.  Please see 'Our BYOD Programme' if you would like more advice about this.

If you choose to purchase a new device (iPad or MacBook), many applications come with the laptop.  It is important that you check the app store on the laptop to download free applications that come with a new device, particularly iMovie and Garage Band (Pages, Keynote and Numbers can also be downloaded for free though these are not regularly used).   

Below you will find a list of the essential apps for iPads that are used at school for the Junior School (Years 0-2) and the Middle/Senior School (Years 3-8).   You can directly access these at the iTunes Store by clicking on the icon accompanying each app.  

Some of these do have a small cost and we do acknowledge that the Explain Everything app is quite expensive, but this is the app we use the most at school as it is so versatile so please ensure that you do purchase it for your child's device.

If you have questions about the applications or setting these up on your child's device, please contact:
 

Nina Hornell

eLearning Lead Teacher

nhornell@whakarongo.school.nz

Andrew Mildenhall

eLearning Technician

amildenhall@whakarongo.school.nz


Junior Apps for iPads (Years 0-2)
Essential Apps for Juniors

Explain Everything
$14.99
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/keedogo-plus-keyboard-for/id918496636?mt=8
Keedogo Plus
$4.49 
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8Book Creator for iPads
$6.49
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/lightbot-jr-coding-puzzles/id858640629?mt=8
Lightbot Junior
$4.49
 
See Saw Class
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pic-collage-photo-video-grids/id448639966?mt=8
Pic Collage
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google/id284815942?mt=8
Google Search 
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/brushes-redux/id932089074?mt=8
Brushes Redux 
Free
  https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/mathletics-student/id560955922?mt=8
Mathletics
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/quickvoice-recorder/id284675296?mt=8Quickvoice
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609?mt=8
QR Reader
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-to-read-write-and-spell/id658169485?mt=8
 Spell Write App
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
Scratch Junior
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/osmo-coding/id1067117430?mt=8
Osmo Coding
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/daisy-the-dinosaur/id490514278?mt=8
Daisy the Dinosaur
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/whakarongo-school/id915242780?mt=8Whakarongo School App
Free

Senior Apps for iPads (Years 3-8)

Compulsory Apps for Seniors (Small Cost)


Explain Everything
$14.99
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8Book Creator for iPads
$6.49
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/lightbot-jr-coding-puzzles/id858640629?mt=8
Lightbot Junior
$4.49 

See Saw Class
Free
 
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/chrome-web-browser-by-google/id535886823?mt=8

Google Chrome
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google-drive-free-online-storage/id507874739?mt=8
Google Drive
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8
Google Docs
Free
 
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google-slides/id879478102?mt=8
Google Slides
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/quickvoice-recorder/id284675296?mt=8
Quickvoice
Free
 
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/mathletics-student/id560955922?mt=8

Mathletics
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pic-collage-photo-video-grids/id448639966?mt=8
Pic Collage
Free
 
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/brushes-redux/id932089074?mt=8

Brushes Redux
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/faceyourmanga-avatar-creator/id451399757?mt=8
Face Your Manga App 
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/whakarongo-school/id915242780?mt=8Whakarongo School App
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8
GarageBand
(Free with new devices - just go to the app store)
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8
iMovie
(Free with new devices - just go to the app store)
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/background-eraser-remover/id947335568?mt=8
Background Eraser
Free
Calculator Expert
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609?mt=8QR Reader
Free
 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
Scratch Junior
Free



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