'FileBrowser' (£2.99) allows users to connect to the common shared network resources within the Academy. This app will give you full access to your 'My Documents' folder, 'StaffShared', 'PupilShared' and 'Pupil Home Folders' whenever you're connected to the Academy WiFi network. Once you've installed this app, make an appointment with IT Support to get it setup correctly.
'Quick Office' (£13.99) allows users to read, write and edit all MS Office format files, and is compatible with FileBrowser above. There are other Office-compatible apps out there, such as CloudOn (free) and the Apple iWork Suite comprising of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, however these are more complex to use with regards compatibility with FileBrowser and reading and writing to and from network shares. For instance, CloudOn only works in conjunction with Dropbox, meaning you need to move files to a Dropbox account before you can use them within CloudOn, and then shuffle them back from Dropbox onto your network 'My Documents' folder to be able to then access them again via PC. Quick Office can open files directly from the network, allow you to edit them, and then save them back where they came from and is currently one of the only Office suites out there to allow this.
'Show Me' (free) is an interactive whiteboard / annotation app which Alex Berry demo'd within his workshops. It allows the user to easily take a photo of a student's work and mark / annotate it.
A demo video on it's functionality is here: ShowMe App Introduction by Karie Huttner - YouTube
'Whiteboard Lite' (free) is a simple less-feature-full whiteboard app covering many of the more basic functions of Show Me. If you upgrade to the paid app, you gain a lot more functionality. This can be used in many ways plus anything saved here can be sent, emailed, printed or whatever required!
'Edmodo' (free) is a Facebook-esque community system for teaching and learning which allows staff to collaborate and share resources, as well as allowing students access to the same resources should you so desire. Their use of Facebook's visual style makes the system very intuitive to use.
'Khan Academy' (free) is a non-profit video channel with over 2,500 videos covering topics ranging from high school mathematics and science to banking and venture capital. Whilst much of the content is produced in the US, it can be applied to the UK curriculum with a little planning and forethought.
Dragon Dictation file
'Dragon Dictation' (free) takes a written transcript of anything said in audiable range of the iPad. This is very useful in meetings for taking minutes or recording student speaking and listening assessments.
'Noteshelf' (£3.99). This app allows you to create and maintain your own bank of notebooks, planners and the like, all written free-hand. It also allows those notebooks to be stored, shared and improved on a limitless basis. Noteshelf iPad App Demo CrazyMikesapps - YouTube
'Markbook' (£6.99). This app is exactly what it sounds like. A digital markbook for all your tracking data. It is time consuming to set up but so are your usual spreadsheets and staff planner! If you input your data on here it processes all data into graphs, class specific information, on target data and all if it done for you. It is an initial time investment though!
'USB Disk' (free or £1.99 for the pro version). Allows your iPad to work like a USB storage device. Can store all your powerpoints, lesson plans etc for use in other apps. To upload files in there you will have to go via iTunes.
'TED' (free). A series of educational talks from experts in many fields. Useful in many subjects and many areas.
'TeacherPal' (free). Good for taking your own registers for personal records, allows you to make seating plans using student photos. There are also some functions in here allowing grade tracking etc. I do however much prefer 'Markbook' for that.