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What apps are approved for High Schoolers to install on their school-issued iPad?

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High School students are allowed to download any app that assists them in learning and applying their school content to fit their personal needs. All apps on the list below have been requested for classroom use by an NRCA staff member and approved by NRCA Administration. Click or tap on the name of the app or its icon to see more information about the app from the Apple App Store.

Book Creator for iPadBook Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 50 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children’s picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks, and more.
Celtx ScriptLean, lightning-fast, and fully-featured. Celtx Script makes it easy to write properly formatted scripts on your iPhone or iPad.
English-Spanish Dictionary (General)With over 718,000 entries, 524,000 translations, 558,000 synonyms, 98,000 definitions, and 40,000 examples, voice feature and a huge collection of idiomatic expressions in both languages, this is the best Spanish to English and English to Spanish Dictionary App you can find.
English-Spanish Dictionary (Unabridged)By far, the largest Spanish to English and English to Spanish Dictionary App at any price! It includes all our specialized terminology (Legal, Medical, etc.) and natural-sounding voices in a variety of bilingual accents. Featuring a detailed Verb Conjugator, translations with definitions, examples, and quotes; results are easy to review while you navigate in-depth information for each entry.
Explain EDUExplain EDU infinite-touch canvas, zoom, and mix recording is an unreal experience that you have to try to believe. Explain EDU is optimized for iPad, Apple Pencil, and transforming your imagination for what is possible with mobile devices.
GarageBandGarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before.
iMovieWith a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie lets you create Hollywood-style trailers and beautiful movies like never before.
KeynoteKeynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and cinematic transitions — as simple as touching and tapping.
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® CommanderRobot Commander is the official command app from LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. FREE to download on most smart devices; Robot Commander connects via Bluetooth to the EV3 Intelligent Brick. This easy to use app allows you to interact with your very own EV3 robots without even connecting to a computer! That means you can play instantly with your own robots!
Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft Excel, the spreadsheet app, lets you create, view, edit, and share your files quickly and easily. Manage spreadsheets, tables, and workbooks attached to email messages from your phone with this powerful productivity app.
Microsoft OneDriveMicrosoft OneDrive keeps your photos and files backed up, protected, synced, and accessible on all your devices. The OneDrive app lets you view and share OneDrive files, documents, photos, and videos with friends and family. You can use the app to automatically back up your phone’s photos and videos.
Microsoft OneNoteCapture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notepad. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Write memos, make a digital sketchbook, and save notes right on your phone.
Microsoft OutlookOutlook lets you bring all your email accounts and calendars in one convenient spot. Whether it’s staying on top of your inbox or scheduling the next big thing, we make it easy to be your most productive, organized, and connected self.
Microsoft PowerPointThe PowerPoint app gives you access to the familiar slideshow maker tool you already know. Create, edit, view, present, or share presentations quickly and easily from anywhere.
Microsoft WordThe trusted Word app lets you create, edit, view, and share your files with others quickly and easily. Send, view, and edit Office docs attached to emails from your phone with this powerful word processing app from Microsoft.
NotabilityStudents, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to enrich their lives. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, home, and work. (This is a paid app purchased by the school for all students to use.)
NumbersNumbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Created exclusively for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers.
PagesPages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. Start with an Apple-designed template to instantly create gorgeous reports, digital books, resumes, posters, and more. Or use a blank document and create your own design. Easily add images, movies, audio, charts, and shapes. You can even draw and annotate using Apple Pencil on supported devices, or your finger. Pages has been designed exclusively for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Periodic TableThis fact-filled, image-rich app is the only periodic table you need. Ideal if you’re a student, teacher, or just have an interest in the chemical sciences.
PowerSchool MobileBuilt for convenient access to real-time student information like grades, assignments, and attendance, the PowerSchool Mobile App provides enhanced functionality for parents, guardians, and students.
SAT Pocket PrepPocket Prep is your award-winning tool in mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT®).
SchoologyGet the award-winning app that extends Schoology’s powerful learning management solution to your iOS device. Manage your classroom, create and submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, perform assessments, collaborate with your peers, and much more!
Zoom Cloud MeetingsStay connected wherever you go – start or join a meeting with flawless video, crystal clear audio, instant screen sharing, and cross-platform instant messaging – for free!