What exactly makes an app “essential” is open to interpretation. For pure productivity, you could consider the direction of Google Drive, Skype, Zoom Notes, iAnnotate–maybe a gradebook app, Class Dojo, etc.
But what if your classroom if is full of open-ended projects and you need to constantly communicate with students, parents, and the community? Google+, Google Hangouts, Remind, DIY, and maybe Trello?
Although the full potential of 1:1 computing is yet to be discovered, the question of access privilege has to be seriously considered. Thus, effective and smart partnerships and collaboration are crucial in reaching educational goals and changes in this sphere
“ With iOS 8 photo extensions for Photos app, you can use supported app's functionality right from the stock Photos app on iOS. You don't need to run standalone apps to apply photo or video filters, add texts, trim videos, remove metadata and duplicates, add date stamp and so on.”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo