SanDisk iXpand is a small flash drive that expands the storage of your iPad

The SanDisk iXpand flash drive works like a conventional USB flash drive but with added compatibility for Apple’s lightning connected devices. A USB connector and lightning connector are both neatly tucked away in the same small device. The flash drive essentially provides extra storage for files, photos and videos, that you might not want taking up space on your device. It also works as a secure way of transferring files from one iOS device to another without an internet connection.

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Marble Math is a classic Labyrinth-style game with numbers

Marble Math is a game that doesn’t just test your maths knowledge, but you’ll need nerves of steel and a steady hand to complete each level. Like the classic Labyrinth games, you control a marble by tilting the iPad (or by dragging it using your finger) in order to get it down the hole and progress to the next level. On your way, you have to collect the correct answers to a maths question that’s displayed at the top of the screen.

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mBot combines robotics with drag and drop programming

As if building a robot wasn’t fun enough, the new mBot takes it to the next level, allowing students to program the robot once it’s built. This is achieved using the mBlock drag and drop interface (based on Scratch), that allows students of all ages to implement commands and instructions for all of the robot’s sensors and attachments.

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A realistic typewriter app created by Tom Hanks

With realistic sounds and beautiful looks, Hanx Writer does a great job of bringing to life the humble typewriter. Sure it has a modern delete and a flickering cursor, but these can be turned off for a truly accurate typewriting experience. Tapping backspace now strikes through a letter, showing children just how writing was printed, just a few decades ago. You have one font, one ink colour and not a single emoji in sight.

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Canva: A simple way of creating beautiful graphic design

Teachers are designing and creating materials all the time and it’s important that the content created is engaging and exciting for students. With Canva, you have a simple way of creating posters, invitations, cards and more, that not only look good but are professional too.

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create star wars special effects using your smartphone

Action Movie FX adds Hollywood-style effects to your videos

Action Movie FX is one of those apps that will genuinely impress you when you see it. It adds explosions, monsters, aliens, robots and more, into your videos with just a few taps. Not only that, but the effects are surprisingly realistic – especially with the help from the team at Star Wars.

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