All prices quoted here are in New Zealand dollars.
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Inspiration Maps (Free or $13.99 for the iPad) Kidspiration Maps (Free or $13.99) Excellent mindmapping and Graphic Organiser app
Talk Assist (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch) Type in your sentences and tap 'Speak' and what you have written will be spoken back to you.
Tools for Students ($1.29 for iPad) Tools for Students 2 ($1.29 for iPad) Graphic Organisers
Speak it ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad) Type in your sentences and tap 'Speak' and what you have written will be spoken back to you.
Thesaurus ($1.29 for iPad) Find out the synonyms and antonyms of word
Dictionary (Free for iPhone; Free for iPad) Word meanings, synonyms and antonyms
Keynote($13.99 for iPhone; $13.99 for iPad) Presentation making software. This is a cutdown version of Keynote available for Mac in the iWorks package
Pages ($13.99 for iPhone; $13.99for iPad) Presentation making software. This is a cutdown version of Keynote available for Mac in the iWorks package
I can write ($1.29) Practise forming your letters, following the animations.
Etch a Sketch (Free or $1.29 for iPhone; $4.19 for iPad) Write and draw.
Rory Story Cube ($2.59 )
Great story starter game. Shake the die, tap and drag the die to form a story, start telling your story
iDiary for Kids (Free or $2.59) Write, draw, add stickers and photos for everyday of the week. Share by printing or emailing.
Note Taker ($6.59 for iPad) Hand write your notes. This app will shrink your notes so that they are able to be read easily. Would be a great publishing tool. You can annotate over PDFs
Blogpress ($4.19 for iPhone; $4.19 for iPad) update your blogs on blogger
Story Patch ($4.19 for iPad) Create your own Picture books. Use the graphics provided and Create, Edit and share your stories.
Blogger (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch) update your blogs with text and photos.
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StoryKit (Free) Create Electronic storybooks
Storyrobe (Free) Choose images and/or video, narrate your story, upload to Youtube, email or import into iPhoto.
myMemoir ($4.19) Multi user diary writing app with many different themes, can be exported as ePub or PDF documents.
Book Creator for iPad ($6.49 for iPad) Publish a book as an ebook (epub) file and read in iBooks. Add text, photos, audio and video
Penultimate ($1.29 for iPad) Write (by hand) notes, draw pictures, annotate photos. Create notebooks of your writing or notes.
Storybuddy (Free or $10.99 for iPad) Add photos, text and drawings to make a book. Can be saved as a PDF and then sent to iBooks
Storybuddy Jr ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch) Same as Storybuddy
To me by me ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad) Write yourself a letter that you will receive in the future outlining your goals by a certain date.
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Storybuilder ($8.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $10.99 for iPad) Storybuilder asks questions to build a narrative, students can record their voice.
Kidblog (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Students can now blog from their iPads or iPod Touches.
Kid's Journal ($1.29 for iPad) Great app to start young children writing diaries, journals or just reflecting on the day. Great for individual iPad owners and you can set up class sets of journals on one iPad. They can be shared to iBooks.
Story Wheel ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) Spin the wheel, then tell the story. Records the child telling the story. Share to http://storywheelapp.com choose to share as an email and it will send it as an iBook. More on Story Wheel
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Write about this (Free or $5.29for iPad) With the free version you can take photos, use them as writing prompts and save straight to photo album. The paid version provides loads of picture prompts
Kid in Story (Free or in-app upgrade for iPad; Free or in-app upgrade for iPhone/iPod Touch) Choose a story, add your photo to it and read the story. Add more pages to the story.

Websites that work on iPads

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Story Starters: Choose a story starters theme. Works with iPads as well.


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Poetry Creator (Free for iPhone; Free for iPad) Arrange words to make poetry. Add your own words. Choose words from dictionaries
If Poems ($6.49 for iPad) Poems read by famous people, record yourself reading a poem, email a recording, get dictionary definitions. Poems organised into 3 reading age groups.
Word Magnets (Free for iPods/iPhone; Free for Pad) this is a great app for creating poems as it has suffixes, prefixes, plurals, prepositions etc
Poetry Magnets (Free for iPods/iPhones; Free for iPad) drag the magnets up and create a poem
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Diamante Poems (Free for iPad) Guides the student through the writing of a Diamante poem
Acrostic Poem (Free for iPad) Guides the student through the writing of an Acrostic poem
Haiku Poem (Free for iPad) Guides the student through the writing of a Haiku
Theme Poem (Free for iPad) Select a theme and write a poem about it


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Word Collage ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $1.29 for iPad) Just like Wordle paste in your words and make a word collage. Use this as a proof reading tool, students can see which words they are 'overusing' by the size of the words.