Here's a great app to try that is easy to use and a real hit with the students. The idea is to make words with the letters Textropolis gives you. The more words you get the more buildings in your city are built. There are hints to use and definitions of each word you find. We've been doing it together once the students get all organized before the bell in the morning. What an incentive! They love it. Once we have discovered all the words for our first city we are challenging another class to see who can build the same city faster. It's a wonderful tool for using the spelling strategies we teach. Check it out and join the fun!
I also have to add how much I enjoy the HDMI cord so I can display the iPad on the lcd projector for all to see. I want to try out the VGA cord as well and see how it works. Some of the LCD projectors don't have the HDMI port. One of the teachers on staff has purchased her own VGA cord a short while ago to try with her iPad. Hmmmm!!