I teach in a special needs school with older pupils working at early years/KS1 level. We've had iPads since September and I LOVE THEM!! I've found they really increase pupil engagement levels and provide a context for some fantastic discussions. Some of my favourite apps include abc pocketphonics - combines letter/sound correspondance, letter formation and blending plus it has a star system which means my kids are now able to recognise if they can go on to the next group of letters or if they need to repeat a section. Puppet pals HD is fab for making animations - really simple to use, comes with some inbuilt characters/backgrounds but you can also add your own drawings or photos. My children who are good verbally but struggle with writing have been able to produce some great results without being limited by their writing level. Just dance 3 is fun. Doodlebuddy is good for arty activities and I've just discovered tracing paper which is just as it sounds. My class have had fun taking photos and then tracing the photos then removing the backgrounds. Its helped some of those who struggle with shapes/sizes and produced some good art work as well as leading to good discussions "do you really have a black line around the edge of your face?" Bartleby's book of buttons is good - a story with in built comprehension activity as you have to carrry out an action related to the text before you can move on to the next page (e.g. dress Bartleby as described) Anyway, that should get you started. As you can see I'm totally sold on the iPads and love that my kids have really been able to achieve on them!