Education Apps for iPad and Apple Pencil

Explore a frog's anatomy in AR

Whether by simulating a biology experiment or facilitating group assignments, these apps help educators and students make the most out of iPad and Apple Pencil in and out of the classroom.


Froggipedia gives students a comprehensive view of the complete life cycle of a frog, from tadpole to hopping amphibian, and brings a new level of immersion to anatomy lessons. The app uses AR (augmented reality) to provide an X-ray-like view of a frog’s skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

Coolest Apple Pencil trick: Using an Apple Pencil in place of a scalpel, walk through a simulated dissection of the frog, complete with pressure sensitivity to make sure your virtual cuts aren’t too deep.


    Explore the amphibian in AR



Explain EDU makes it easy for students to put together drawings, text, photos, and videos from various apps to create a single presentation to share with classmates and teachers. Importing and rearranging each element on the whiteboard couldn’t be easier.

Coolest Apple Pencil trick: Use your Apple Pencil to drag and drop media throughout the app, handwrite annotations, and add drawings.

    Explain Everything Basics

    Whiteboard, record & present



Showbie makes a truly paperless classroom possible. Teachers can upload lesson plans and assignments to Showbie or select from hundreds that other educators have shared in the app. Before sending assignments to students and parents, teachers can add custom instructions as well as attach a voice memo. The app displays a real-time list of which students have turned in their work and any questions they may have.

Coolest Apple Pencil trick: With Apple Pencil, Showbie not only lets students take handwritten notes but also allows teachers to mark up homework and quizzes—without smudges or inky hands.


    Paperless Classroom



The architecture and design app Morpholio Trace is equally at home in a professional office as in the classroom. This accessible tool lets you develop your ideas in layers, with helpful perspective grids, so you can draw buildings, objects, home designs, and landscape plans.

Coolest Apple Pencil trick: A variety of lifelike pen and brush options make getting down your ideas quick and natural.

    Morpholio Trace - Sketch CAD

    Design & Architecture Drawing