I also find iMovie to be user friendly and useful in the dance classroom. I use it to make movies with my after school classes and send it to their parents at the end of the program and they love it. I also use it as a tool for technique class. Some students learn well from being able to watch themselves and then improve.
This app is really great!!! It allows you to create stories using a voice reorder and images. You first record your voice then add in images to tell the story. It provides you with a gallery of images to select from. You can also choose from a variety of format options from telling a narrative to giving a lesson plan. I would imagine the lesson plan can be helpful for students who need a voice recording of a lesson for extra support.
I teach at an after school program right now and this app is very useful in keeping my organized and on top of attendance and student behavior. I only get one hour with each class a week so it is helpful for me to record specific notes about each student on what worked or did not work. You can create a section for each class where you can make seating arrangements, take attendance, record behavior, and record grades. You can also Add contacts for each parent if need be which is convenient. You can upload any PDFs or worksheets that you are using for a particular class. It is a cool app and I would be interested to hear how it works for a permanent instructor.
I love this app for keeping track of citations on books. You can scan the book and it generates a citation in MLA or APA form. You can also look up the title of the book and it will record the citation. My only wish is that it would make a citation for articles or other forms besides books, but it makes the book reference really easy and you can email yourself the list to add to other citations.it is also a free app.
I teach hip hop in an after school program at a private school. I love pandora radio because I can play kid friendly hip hop music that the students enjoy and find relevant. It is an easy way to use current music and look for new artists as well.
I really love this app because it gives clear 3 d images of general anatomy. Although it does not show every muscle it does highlight major muscles that can be useful for dancers studying movement technique. It allows you to highlight the muscle on the body and gives you a description of what the muscle does movement wise. I really love it! It also has a quiz section where you can test your knowledge.