It is a big deal to go with 1:1 devices. Whether you are considering iPads, chromebooks or other devices preparation is as important as the devices you choose.
One big part of this move is planning the apps you use. There are thousands of apps out there and finding the right one might not always be easy. There are lots of apps out there that educators love and sometimes they might not work for your classroom so it takes time to find your own apps. I try to limit the amount I use so as not to confuse students. Below are my top 20 apps (in no particular order)
Socrative – for assessment purposes
Google Drive – for storage
Clips – for capturing classwork
Snapseed – for photo editing
Seesaw – for online journaling
Showbie – for eportfolios
Book Creator – for authoring multi-touch books
iTunes U – for sharing class notes
Twitter – for sharing classwork
Pages – for typing up projects
Keynote – for presentations.
Swift – for coding
Sphero EDU – for coding
ThinkLink – for VR
Stop Motion Studio – for stop motion
Green Screen by Doink – for green screen
Garageband – for audio creation
HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma) – for AR
Padlet – for brainstorming and collaboration.
Verso – for peer feedback