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We have a compulsory Bring Your Own Device programme for students in Years 3-8.  We highly recommend the purchase of Apple iPads.  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 device.  It is important that you check the app store on the laptop to download free applications that come with a new device, particularly Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Clips and Garage Band (Numbers can also be downloaded for free though this is not regularly used).   

Below you will find a list of the recommended apps for iPads that are used at school for the Junior School (Years 0-2) and the Middle/Senior School (Years 3-8).   Some of these do have a small cost.  You can directly access these at the iTunes Store by clicking on the icon accompanying each app.  Please also note that as pods discover new apps to support learning throughout the year, they may request further apps be added to your child's device.  We always endeavour to ensure that we use free apps where possible.

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

Carissa Davies

eLearning & STEM Support Teacher

cdavies@whakarongo.school.nz

Andrew Mildenhall

eLearning Technical Support

amildenhall@whakarongo.school.nz


Junior Apps for iPads (Years 0-2)
Recommended Apps for Juniors
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/pm-ecollection/id675521971
PM eCollection App
Free
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/seesaw-class/id930565184
See Saw Class
Free
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/mathletics-students/id1369836502
Mathletics
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/epic-kids-books-reading/id719219382
Epic
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609
QR Reader
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
Scratch Junior
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-chrome/id535886823
Google Chrome
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clips/id1212699939
Clips
Free with iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8
GarageBand
Free with iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8
iMovie
Free with iPad
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480
Keynote
Free with iPad
 https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/pages/id409201541?mt=12 
Pages
Free with iPad
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids/id734046126
Chatter Pix
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pic-collage-photo-video-grids/id448639966
Pic Collage
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lightbot-jr-coding-puzzles-for-ages-4/id858640629
Lightbot Junior
$2.99
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blockly-for-dash-dot-robots/id906750147
BLOCKLY for Dash & Dot Robots - Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/go-for-dash-dot-robots/id928519463
GO for Dash & Dot Robots
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/xylo-for-dash-robot/id941863690
XYLO for Dash & Dot Robots
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wonder-for-dash-and-dot-robots/id1033035498
WONDER for Dash & Dot Robots
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/path-for-dash-robot/id928643204
PATH for Dash & Dot Robots
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-words/id876514856
WORDS for Osmo
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-numbers/id1017627073NUMBERS for Osmo
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-coding-awbie/id1067117430CODING AWBIE for Osmo
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/osmo-tangram/id876510541TANGRAM for Osmo
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ozobot/id910831867
Ozobot Bit
Free
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/keedogo-plus/id918496636Keedogo Plus
$4.99  
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070
Book Creator for iPads
$2.99
 https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/nzsl-dictionary/id521076445
NZ Sign Language
Free


Senior Apps for iPads (Years 3-8)
Recommended Apps for Seniors

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-chrome/id535886823

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-slides/id879478102?mt=8
Google Slides
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8
Google Docs
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480
Keynote
Free with iPad 
 https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/pages/id409201541?mt=12
Pages
Free with iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8
GarageBand
Free with iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8
iMovie
Free with iPad
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clips/id1212699939
Keynote
Free with iPad
 https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/seesaw-class/id930565184
See Saw Class
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/au/app/mathletics-students/id1369836502
Mathletics
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/epic-kids-books-reading/id719219382
Epic
Free
https://sites.google.com/a/whakarongo.school.nz/whakarongo-school-2013/home/our-kids/our-elearning/our-elearning-1/Screen%20Shot%202021-01-26%20at%203.13.28%20PM.pnghttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/pic-collage-photo-video-grids/id448639966
Pic Collage
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070Book Creator for iPads
$2.99
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/brushes-redux/id932089074?mt=8

Brushes Redux
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609
QR Reader
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/calculator-expert/id389044266
Calculator Expert
Free
https://whakarongo.apps.school.nz/install/Whakarongo School App
Free
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kahoot-play-create-quizzes/id1131203560
Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/youtube-watch-listen-stream/id544007664YouTube - Free
Please note the use of this is strictly monitored and directed.
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
Scratch Junior
Free
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sphero-edu/id1017847674
Sphero Edu 
Free (Year 5-8)
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wedo-2-0-lego-education/id1011085891
Lego WeDo 2.0 Education
Free (Year 5-8)
 
Lego SPIKE Education 
Free (Year 4-8)
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blockly-for-dash-dot-robots/id906750147
BLOCKLY for Dash & Dot Robots - Free (Year 3-4)
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/go-for-dash-dot-robots/id928519463
Go for Dash & Dot Robots
Free (Year 3-4)
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/path-for-dash-robot/id928643204
PATH for Dash & Dot Robots
Free (Year 3-4)
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wonder-for-dash-and-dot-robots/id1033035498
WONDER for Dash & Dot Robots
Free (Year 3-4)
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/xylo-for-dash-robot/id941863690
XYLO for Dash & Dot Robots
Free (Year 3-4)
 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ozobot/id910831867
Ozobot Bit
Free (Year 3-4)
https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/education-perfect/id961305391
Education Perfect
Years 7-8 only - Free 
 https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/nzsl-dictionary/id521076445
NZ Sign Language
Free



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