Students have reported that the FREE Apps are often the best! (For a full list see Useful Apps) In particular the LOTE (Language other than English) and the Maths Apps are a huge hit.
So the big question is why are students not spending their allowance? When asked this question one replied with what I deem a fairy logical answer, "they cover exactly what we are working on in class" in reference to free Apps. My students are in Yr 7 and they feel the content used and tested in the free Apps is sufficient for their standard of learning and achievement.
Interestingly almost 85% of the Apps recommended by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) as part of the Vic iPad Trial have been downloaded by my students. According to the DEECD these Apps have been chosen to determine their teaching and learning potential.
Make sure you check out what Apps the students are purchasing at: Useful Apps
What other Apps are of interest to your students?