Android Apps Click Here
Personally, Aerohive is the best wireless for schools! Easy, affordable, scalable, and great customer service. PA schools call 717-653-6641 and ask for a sales rep who deals with Aerohive. Honestly, I can't believe how easy this is. BYOD and Beyond Whitepaper

Selecting the Best Apps for Teaching!!
80+ Apps for Education
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OVER 1,000 iPad Apps and Resources Sorted By Subjects and Grade Levels - CLICK HERE

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Pros and Cons of BYOD and School Supplied Mobile Devices -

500+ iPad Lessons -

FREE iPad Course Guide: 7 Key Classroom Uses for iPads!

8 Grading Apps for iPads -
9 Outstanding Apps to Teach Creative Writing -

6 Apps that Teach Math Concepts - Click Here
Cells Phones in the Classroom, Really??!! - Click Here
13 Digital Storytelling Apps for iPads - Click Here

Collect Student iPad Creations with Edmodo
"Bloom"s apps and online tools for Understanding
18 iPad Uses:How Classrooms are Benefiting From Apple's Tablets

13 Halloween Apps -
200 Special Education Apps -

Educational Music Apps -
Audio Recording Apps -

The Importance of iPad Insurance
Managing an 1-on-1 Laptop Classroom -
What Educators Need To Know About The Mini IPad

12 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Using IPads With Your Students

18 Free Halloween Educational Apps
Delivering BYOD Security -
5 Things Teachers and Students are doing with Cell Phones - high school
12 Characteristics of An iPad Ready Classroom
Effective Mobile Learning Tips and Resources
iPad Apps Broken Down by Objectives - Click Here
20 Free iPad Apps Educators Love! - Click Here
15 Perfect Apps for Teachers!!! - Click Here
14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class - Click Here
Top 9 FREE iPad apps for Back to School - Click Here
iOS6 Simplified for Educators - Click Here
40 Quick Ways to use Mobile Phones in the Classroom -
Great iPad Learning Apps You Should Not Miss -

5 Apps to make MATH FUN!! -

BYOD Guide Book - Download HERE BYOD Toolbox - Click Here
10 of the Best Apps for Education -

New eBook – iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights -$5.99 Click here


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13 iPhone 5 apps to make higher ed easier - CLICK HERE

Back to School Drivers 100+ Tablet Deployment -

xplain Everything($2.99 on iTunes:
This inexpensive app records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. Import Photos, PDF, PPT, XLS, RTF, Pages, Numbers and more, and export MP4 movie files, PNG image files, and PDFs. This whiteboard-style app is highly rated (but with only a few ratings so far).

Teaching Table ($2.99 on iTunes:
This iPad app lets you create interactive math lessons students are bound to find engaging. Their “manipulatives” let you increase student engagement and share fully customizable math lessons. Unique, fun, and a great opportunity to put your own spin on delivering a math app on the iPad.
iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights eBook
iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights eBook

Timeline Eons (Free on iTunes:
This “graphic representation of the entire natural and human history” is really cool. This timeline goes from the dawn of time out to 20 million years after the present! There are tons of facts and figures from pre-history through modern times. It’s worth downloading just to scroll around a few minutes and check out. Note: Timeline Eons is Rated for ages 9 and up for “Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence”.

Operation Math($1.99 on [[@itunes:|iTunes:]]) A fun, spy-themed adventure game. “In Operation Math: Code Squad, up to four players must race to disarm a series of math-busting devices, solving a series of equations before their time is up. From a spinning display screen that literally tests their math skills from every angle to rewarding ‘mission accomplished’ messages from Agent Prime, there’s a lot to like in the latest addition to the Operation Math franchise. With four virtual keypads, Operation Math: Code Squad gives every kid a seat at the table, and turns any iPad into a math-teaching power tool for four.”

Teacher Kit(Free on iTunes:
This free app is a teacher’s Swiss Army knife, with tools for classroom organization, behavioral monitoring, and grading. I haven’t checked it out, but it’s rated 4+ and it’s free (so the most you have to lose if you try it yourself is a little of your time – of course, we’d love to hear back from you if you do try it!).

Geometry 4 Kids($0.99 on iTunes:
This app is built for elementary kids ages 5 – 10 and teaches a plethora of geometrical concepts. Geometry 4 Kids was designed in collaboration with teachers, parents & students.

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5 New Apps for Back to School

A monthly showcase of the latest mobile apps for educators and students. This month's roundup features a selection of apps to help students and teachers study, create, and take notes.

  • By [[{ECC72918-3F40-44A6-BB39-4C51AEDBAA45}&ArticleItem={1C632779-0F04-4C20-9497-013AFA531FE7}|Stephen Noonoo]]
  • 09/12/12
  • Designed for students to keep track of grades, classes, and terms, School Grade Tracker features a built-in calendar, GPA calculator, and grade predictor. The app will store grades for each class separated by category of assignment. Students can also access their email to contact teachers from within the app. $0.99; iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
  • Education pinboard site Learnist releases new apps for iOS devices. Designed with the mobile devices in mind, the iPad and iPhone apps let users add photos and video to their boards via the mobile camera and use GPS to show location when maps are featured. Free; iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone.
  • The creators of the Technology in Education app search website have launched AppyMall, a new site for finding education apps for K-12 age kids. The site categorizes apps by grade level and learning skill, dividing apps into five categories: preschool, elementary school, middle school, speech and language, and special needs. Currently, the site is running a raffle for an iPad 3 through September 15 on its Web site.
  • Note-taking app School Notes lets users take typed or hand written notes, record audio during lectures, or capture videos of entire lessons, and create flashcards. Notes—in any format—can be synced to class schedules or calendars. Also included are a selection of math and science reference materials. $1.99; iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
  • Story Creator lets users create books featuring photos, videos, and text in a single collection. Users can also narrate their stories with audio. Stories can be shared with others and downloaded to their own app. Those using and sharing stories can also add comments and highlight portions. Free; iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.

Using the Kindle Fire in Education - an Affordable iPad Alternative
Lesson Plans for Teaching Verbs and Tenses with iPads
Apples Educational Resources Page 1 and Page 2

Searchable App Bank Filters 50,000-plus Education Apps

The Tennessee Board of Regents has launched its new Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center to assist educators looking for apps in their discipline. More than 50,000 hand-selected apps are already cataloged by the site, searchable by education level (preK to Ph.D. to workforce careers), price, and platform.
In addition to individual apps, the resource bank also collects curated app lists from around the Web. Recently, the site introduced an App Alert Service, where educators can sign up for automatic e-mail notification of new apps for their area and level of need.
"We talked to educators and asked if they have time to go to any resource bank to look for apps and they said, ‘No not really,'" says Robbie Melton, associate vice chancellor of e-learning and emerging mobilization technology. "This way, if you need, say, biology apps on the iPad, you’ll automatically receive an e-mail notification to see what new apps are in this bank, so you don’t miss something (that is) like a game changer."
Users can also submit new or unlisted apps for consideration. Each month, TBR library deans select an app of the month to highlight the best additions to the bank, with an iTunes gift card going to the submitter of the winning app.

3D Anatomy App -
The app is available in the iTunes app store. A single gender version is $8.99; both genders are $14.99. Academic institutions can do volume discounts through Apple's education volume purchasing program.

Integrating iPads, mobile devices and Google into your learning environment from ClassLink on Vimeo.

Smithsonian's National Zoo App - $1.99 - Click Here

Implement Tablets to Deliver Data-Driven Instruction
100+ Tips on How to Integrate iPads into Your Classroom

Teaching With Tablets
Teaching With Tablets

29 iPad Resources, Tutorials, and Guides Every Teacher Should Know about

iPad is gaining momentum in the educational sphere and might , in the near future, be integrated as a leading learning method. iPad is part of the gesture-based technology that is widely embraced by teens and which has pushed some school districts especially here in Canada and also in the States to start using the BYOD approach, for the costs of iPad and their apps is still relatively high.

As a teacher who has not yet tried mobile technology in his teaching, you might be wondering where and how to start. What resources to use ? Well, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has some answers for you. We have collected a set of some useful resources on the use of iPads in the classroom which can help you dig your way into the world of mobile learning and teaching.

1- **Teacher's Guide to The Use of iPads in Education**

2- 8 Free Resources on The Use of iPads in Education

3- A Free Comprehensive Guide to iPad Apps Evaluation

4- A Quick Guide on Bloom's Taxonomy Apps for iPad

5- Teacher's Guide to The Use of Google Docs in The iPad

6- **A Simple Guide on how to Create eBooks on iPads Using iBook Author**

7- Using iPads to Enhance Students Reading Skills

8- Professional Development Apps for iPad

9- The Use of iPad Apps to Develop Students Creativity

Here are more resources from zdnet compiled by Charlie Osborn:
1.) iPads for learning: Getting started

2.) How to put a video in Keynote for iPad
3.) 50 iPad2 tips and tricks
4.) iPods and iPads in the Classroom
5.) iPad Curriculum: Educational app reviews, tips, and tricks for using iPads in the classroom
6.) Mobile Mentor workshop
7.) Apps and lesson plans
8.) Issues to consider concerning the deployment of iPads
9.) Managing student work
10.) iPadagogy: The YouTube Channel
11.) 30 iPhone apps to help educators manage classrooms
12.) 30 Useful IPad apps for Business & Presentation
13.) 20 Amazing iPad apps for educators
14.) Elementary school iPad apps
15.) Middle school iPad apps
16.) 100 free iPad apps
17.) 10 excellent iPad applications for teachers
18.) Top 20 must-have educational iPhone & iPad Apps used by real teachers in the classroom
19.) 5 Innovative iPad apps that will evolve your classroom
20.) 20 great classroom iPad apps to add to your collection

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10 New Things We Learned About iPads -
  1. Turn your iPad into a mobile document camera using the free Board Cam app and Reflection. This is great for a 1 iPad classroom where the teacher could use the mobility to project and annotate student work.
  2. Flipping your class with iPads? To make sure that students have access to the videos at home, create screencasts in Explain Everything, and email them to the student iPads that don’t have Internet at home. When students open their email, they can download the video to their camera roll for offline viewing.
  3. iMovie and GarageBand communicate with one another. Turn that dry podcast interview into a film by creating and editing the podcast in GarageBand and then export the project to iMovie. Drop in images and video that are muted to create a video based interview project.
  4. Create ePub files from within the Pages app by integrating with Otixo and Wappwolf. For schools that are still using Widows computers, creating dynamic course content for students to consume on iPads can be a challenge without iBooks Author. This is a quick way to get formatted content all from the iPad. This SnapGuide explains the process in detail.
  5. The Book Creator app can import images and video from the camera roll. This means that students and teachers can create videos in iMovie as well as screencasts in Explain Everything, export them to the camera roll, and then import them into Book Creator to add more multimedia content.
  6. Creative Book Builder can import files from Google Drive. Students could collaborate on a document in Google Docs from either an iPad or a computer and then import the text into Creative Book Builder to add media. Additionally, Google Presentations can be linked into Creative Book Builder ePubs for reading via iBooks when not online.
  7. Looking to add still images into an iMovie trailer? Create a project with all of the desired still images and apply the Ken Burns effect to give them motion effects. Send the project to the camera roll so that it can be accessed and imported when using the trailer feature.
  8. To create an ePortfolio for assessment purposes, consider having students submit work by emailing to a specified Evernote folder. The students do not need Evernote accounts, only the teacher’s Evernote email address. In addition to work created on the iPads, teachers can use the picture and audio recording notes to keep a record of what their students have completed. The individual notebooks could then be shared with students, parents, or team teachers.
  9. What’s the future look like? With Aurasma, Layar, and even Thinglink, it’s now possible to easily merge the physical and virtual worlds. For more ideas, read Paper + Layar + iPads = Augmented Reality on Greg’s blog.
  10. To quote guest instructor, Dan Callahan (@dancallahan), “The most innovative teachers are the ones who aren’t afraid to play….”

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Top 10 BYOD/T Back To School Basics!! -
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Weekly iPad resources Blog -

Check out this Classroom Tech! online newspaper on IPad adn IPod Resources -

BullyTag is a free, mobile anti-bullying application, which empowers those who are most likely to experience bullying and help prevent bullying - the students themselves.
We are launching an antibullying application called Bully Tag on August 6, 2012 with commercial launch date Spetember 10, 2012. This is a free application available on the App Store and on Android aimed at empowering students to report bullying incidents and get rewarded for reporting incidents that are otherwise ignored. Notifications of bully incident reports are provided to specific persons of authority to aid in decision making. If your interested in learning more please sign up on our landing page or send me an email and I will provide additional details. This is not another online reporting tool. This is a mobile application combined with state of the art reporting and notification technology.
**__BullyTag tells, so you don't have to.__**

$3.99 English App on NOUNS - Comes with high ratings from English Teachers!

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5 New Apps for Exploring Your Creative Side

A monthly showcase of the latest mobile apps for educators and students. This month's roundup features a selection of apps for creating, editing, and viewing photos and art. By [[}|Stephen Noonoo]] 08/08/12

1) Panorama lets users create high-resolution photo panoramas by stitching multiple overlapping pictures together. The app also helps to remove artificial warped curvature of straight edges for a more realistic image. Users can save their work in their own galleries, add location data, and share via social media. Free; iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
2) Photography app Smoosh transforms images into impressionist art with a variety of manipulation tools. The app lets users smudge and smear their photos--similar to developer Michael Valdez’s Pixel Blend Pro app--and then share them with others. $1.99; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad. Free version also available.
3) Great Pictures features hundreds of works of art from the Impressionist period for viewing. Recently, the app has added the paintings of Georges Seurat, whose works join those of fellow Impressionists Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh in the app. Details of each work, including title, year, and technique, are also displayed. $0.99; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad.
4) The latest release of AssistiveWare’s Pictello offers new children’s voices in English and a number of different languages, including Mandarin Chinese. In addition, some voices now come in expressive versions such as happy, sad, far away, and up close. Pictello offers a way to create talking photo albums and books to share with others. $18.99; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
5) The newest version of ArtStudio features a ground-up redesign, which adds a new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster and easier. The app allows users to sketch, paint, and edit photos. Updated features include bigger maximum canvas sizes, 150 free brushes, a new text tool, and new filters. $2.99-$4.99; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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30 Mobile Apps Reinventing Music Education -

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The 10 Types of Educational Apps and When to Use Them - Teacher's Guide

7 Tips for Designing Mobile Apps for Education -

Geometry iBooks for iPads - Press Release iTunes - iBooks Textbooks - Math - Geometry - YourTeacher $7.99 But you can get a sample!!
Hot Potato Algebra & More: Free Math Learning Game
This app is a fun way to practice skills with solving both linear and quadratic equations. It takes a simple game of hot potato and brings it to the 21st century in a fun and interactive way. The game is simple to set up and play and students would easily be able to start a game in a small or whole group.
This app would be great to use whole group in the mathematics classroom. A game of hot potato giving students the opportunity to quickly solve equations and pass the iPad or iPod to the next player would be an exciting activity for all involved! The program could be used as enrichment for students who need a challenge beyond the classroom instruction. It would probably not be the best program for struggling students to use on their own, since the game does not offer and instructional component to help students as they miss a problem, instead it just gives them the correct answer and generates a new problem.

Apps for Children with Special Needs - YouTube Channel -
ExamSoft delivers tests through iPads -

Autism Apps - Free, app will help you fin autism apps

ViA by Braille Institute - Free, app will help you find apps for visually impaired

Danny the Dragon - Reading/Sign - $2.99
First then visual schedule - $9.99

My Choice Board $9.99 - for visual schedule for students

Chore Pad HD $4.99 - there is a free lite version, and a cheaper regular version ($2.99)
  • Gives awards for doing chores

Going Places - FREE!
series of video that model appropriate behaviors

Proloquo2Go - $189.99

Verbally - Free
Verbally Premium - $99.99

Dictation - Free
  • dictates your audio

See.Touch.Learn - Free - More libraries and cards - $24.99


Something to Say - $4.99

Discovr Apps - $1.99 but has a history of dropping in price

AppShopper - you can be notified if it has a price reduction!!


1 Rocket Math – $0.99

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Rocket math appeals to the most basic instinct in kids, which is usually not to learn maths, but is to collect stuff and build stuff. Of course it covers the essential 4 operations but also covers topics such as telling the time, money, shapes and even square roots. Kids get to build a rocket which is powered by a realistic physics engine and launch their rocket into space to answer questions and collect maths objects. Designed for kids aged 4-12 years old, there’s plenty of maths (and rocket building) in this app to keep kids usefully occupied for many hours.

2 ArithmeTick Math Flash Cards – Free

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ArithmeTick lacks the cool graphics of other apps, but it’s strangely addictive and gets the job done. This app has 5 difficulty levels from easy to Einstein and gives kids flash card style training for each of the 4 basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.) What works well are the timed challenges which offer points and additional time for correct answers.

3 Mathemagics – Mental Math Tricks – $1.99

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With nearly 2000 4.5 star reviews, this mental maths trainer app is a good choice for older children (and adults) who want to go beyond basic arithmetic and become mathematicians. Presented in a notebook style, with clear explanations of how to perform these mental maths tricks along with a practice mode allowing you to perfect your maths tricks.

4 Kids Ace Math – Free

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A nice maths app for kids aged 3 and up. Kids Ace Math features kid (if not adult) friendly graphics and nice visualizations to help little ones see the visual representations of the 4 basic operations. What’s good about this app is that the settings can be adjusted to your child’s ability allowing the app to grow with your child.

5 Math Bingo – $0.99

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This universal app (purchase once and use on both your iPhone and iPad) can be played in one of 3 difficulty levels, with up to 5 profiles (handy if you have more than on child), using any of the 8 avatars and features bug prizes. The brightly rendered bingo card concept with animated bugs adds a level of interest to this 4 operations game.

6 Math Puppy – Free

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The cute animated puppy, bright graphics and upbeat music make this bingo math challenge game engaging for little ones. Basic subtraction is included in the free version, with addition, multiplication and division challenges available through in-app purchase.

7 Math Drills Lite- Free

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A popular maths app with basic graphics, this app is a glam-free way to learn basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. What does work well is that it gives visual representations of the maths problems using number lines, wooden blocks and hints and includes that old favorite, working out the nine-times times tables using your fingers!

8 Team Umizoomi Math – $4.99

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The high quality production of the audio and graphics, as well as the use of Nick Jr’s UmiZoomi characters, explain the high price point of this app. Featuring maths ideas ranging from counting to addition/ subtraction and number lines, this preschool game is a firm favorite with my 3 year old. Games are leveled, and designed to increase in difficulty. Appropriate hints are provided to support your child as they practice and build their maths skills.

9 Intro to Math by Montessorium – $4.99

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This beautifully designed app uses classic Montessori methods to teach maths basics such as number recognition, sequence, and spatial relationships. It even introduces odd and even numbers. Montessori resources such as number rods and sandpaper letters are reinvented for the digital age to provide a rich learning experience for preschoolers. This app also features language support for 7 different languages.

10 Teach Me – 1st Grade – $0.99

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Although not exclusively a maths app, Teach Me – 1st Grade deserves a mention here for the way it manages to engage children. My 5 year old proclaimed that he didn’t need to go to school after playing with the Kindergarten version of this game over several weeks. Taking advantage of children’s desire to be like grown-up’s and buy things, the various themed stores offer stickers that kids can buy using coins they earn during game play. The handwriting recognition engine helps to reinforce number formation and addition and subtraction are taught from and to 20.

11 Math Evolve – $1.99

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Math Evolve’s graphically rich “Story Mode” mixes the usual 4 operations maths practice with classic arcade-style gameplay, creating a true synergy between learning and play. Players embark on epic math adventure across three unique environments: microscopic, ocean, and space. The app’s “Practice Mode” can be used to provide customizable math practice. Works on both the iPhone and the iPad with one purchase.

12 Motion Math Zoom – Free

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Motion Math Zoom’s zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers – it’s up to your child to put the numbers back where they belong. What works really well is that the game uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers: from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebae in the thousandths. Fun animal animations and sound effects help school children master the number line, and get a real feel for how big (or small) numbers really are. The first 6 levels are free, and a further 18 levels can be accessed with an in-app purchase.

13 Doodle Numbers HD – Free

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An addictive and simple family number game, Doodle Numbers HD offers plenty of arithmetic practice. Why spend time mindlessly matching coloured shapes when with this game you can clear the game board by matching numbers based on the rules given at each level. Scoring a consistent 4.5 stars from nearly 1000 reviews, this app makes arithmetic a fun family activity!

14 Super 7 – $0.99

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A favorite in our house, it’s easy to dismiss Super 7 as being a simple maths game as the numbered discs slowly float onto the screen. However minutes later as you’re frantically working out addition sums with numbers (including negative numbers), while making sure certain increasingly fast floating discs don’t touch each other, you’ll realize that both your mental maths and your reaction skills have undergone some targeted training. 4.5 stars from over 8000 ratings says it all.

15 Brain Tuner 2 Pro – $0.99

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This brain training maths app takes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions and turns them into a challenging math game for adults and children. In each of the 5 game modes, players earn “brain cells” as they answer questions. There’s a game center and a multiplayer mode where players can play over the internet.

16 Math Ninja HD – $1.99

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Combining cool video game play with maths means that kids won’t realize how much math they’re actually doing while playing Math Ninja. You can customize the game to focus on particular operations and number ranges while your child defends themselves against Tomato-San, who is building a robotic army to steal their tasty math treasure!

For more great iPad/iPhone apps, check out Bon’s post 10 Great iPhone/iPad Apps over at Math Four.

6 Apps for In-Class Assessment
A monthly showcase of the latest mobile apps for educators and students. This month's roundup features a selection of apps for creating tests and generating reports using mobile devices. By [[{ECC72918-3F40-44A6-BB39-4C51AEDBAA45}&ArticleItem={397AD1A2-8FB0-4F9B-9C58-0E9F3CF492BE}|Stephen Noonoo]] 07/11/12

  • The Socrative Teacher app lets teachers create quizzes and capture student results in real time and in a number of formats, including multiple choice and short answer. Activities can be modified to be either student- or teacher-paced. The app also allows for multiple students to answer individually but still contribute to a group score. A separate app is available for students. Free; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
  • Three Ring allows users to snap mobile photos of student work and compile it into digital portfolios. Work is then organized by student and accessible via the app or online. In addition to photos, the app supports audio and video work as well. Free; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
  • MyClassTalk can assist teachers in ranking students by participation levels. The app lets users create profiles for each student and award and subtract points for participation, either in general or by subject or assignment. Users can then compile reports and rank students by points earned. Free; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
  • An alternative to classroom clickers, QuizCast by Dear Panda lets users create multiple-choice quizzes and push them out to multiple devices at once. Both questions and answers can include images and text. The app tracks student progress and generates reports. Free-$49/month; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
  • Smarty Pants School focuses on building early reading skills, like sight words and phonics, in five different classes, each with multiple activities and games that increase in difficulty as students progress. When students complete all the levels in a class, they get a diploma. Teachers can add multiple students to the app, which tracks individual progress over the course of the school year. $9.99; iPad.
  • A+ Spelling Tests lets teachers and students create their own custom spelling tests and e-mail them to others. Students can listen to recordings of the word they need to spell out loud. The app includes multiple modes, including an unscored practice mode and a word scramble. A detailed report is generated whenever a test is completed. Free; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Interactive Language App by Rosetta Stone -
7 Strategies for iPads and iPods in the MATH Classroom -
BenQ’s Joybee BP2external image benq-Joybee-GP2-projector.jpghas taken an existing technology and made it seem brand new. How? By taking a DLP projector, shrinking it, and giving it the capability to dock with an iPhone. Teachers and students alike can now share information directly from their iPhones with everyone else in the class. Think about that for a second. All the media on your iPhone… the videos, the music, the documents… is now instantly accessible via a single projector. Not only that, but it’s compact and relatively inexpensive.

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The AppCrayonis a product that is both incredibly simple and extremely useful. It’s a stylus that works with tablets and smart phones and was designed by teachers to help students practice holding writing implements correctly. It may have been designed for the kiddos, but it was a big hit with the adult ISTE attendees. App to teach letters and writing for young children from AppCrayon.

Beth Holland 1. Screen casting tool - ScreenChomp (elementary), EduCreations, or ExplainEverything (high school)
2. Note Taking & Workflow - Evernote
3. PDF Annotation app - PaperPort Notes, Notability, or PaperDesk (elementary)
4. Content Curation & Active Reading - Diigo
5. Digital Storytelling tool - Animoto, iMovie, VoiceThread, Fotobabble, or Audioboo
Check out for a list of apps organized by learning objective. There doesn't seem to be a "one size fits all" app for all subjects.
Create Your School's Mobile App

Apps Recommended and Used by Fellow PA Teachers:
Art - Mr. Sketch
Reading/Writing - StoryKit and Miss Spell's Class
Math - Mathboard Addition, Math Drills Lite, Mathappers:Find Sums, Pop math Lite
Social Studies - Today's Front Pages Newseum and History: Maps of the World
Science - Science Facts, Science 360, Science Glossary, and Google Earth

15 Great Resources for Apps
Teacher's Guide to Using the IPAD in the Classroom!! -

Cargo-Bot (Free)

Cargo-Bot won’t teach you how to program, but it goes a long way to introducing some of the basic principles of computational thinking in the guise of a fun and addictive game. Each puzzle starts with various colored boxes on a platform and a picture of how the boxes should be situated once the puzzle is solved. Your job is to make the robotic arm move the boxes from their starting position to the prescribed ending position using a set of simple of drag-and-drop commands. The trick is to complete the task using the fewest number of instructions. That’s right, you get more points for shorter programs!
In addition to surreptitiously introducing the basics of stacking, sorting, looping, if-then statements, and calling another program, Cargo-Bot forces you to think carefully about your “code.” You might succeed in moving the boxes to their correct destination, but with anything less than the ideal solution you’ll come up maddeningly short of the maximum stars awarded. Your program might also cause the claw to do something unpleasant like smash into a wall. You simply can’t help but want to remedy these situations. In other words, the app makes you want to debug your code or make it more efficient. Brilliant!

Symmetry Shuffle ($1.99)

Symmetry Shuffle is a visually beautifully app that tests your spatial reasoning abilities. Use your fingertips to slide (translation), flip (reflection), and turn (rotation) an asymmetric master image across a board made up of similar background images positioned with different orientations. See with your mind’s eye and your actual eyes what happens to the master image under these geometric transformations. Each time you move the master image over a background image so that they match in orientation, the monotone background image becomes artfully colorful. Complete all matches to solve a puzzle.
The puzzles can be played in two modes. In Race Mode, you try to score as many points as you can before the clock runs out. One point is awarded each time you make a match. Unused time from the previous level is added to the total time allotted to solve the next level. In Solve Mode, you try to solve the puzzle using the fewest moves. Even the toddler/preschool set could appreciate this game. There is really no need for verbal explanation. The touch commands are so intuitive that a few examples make clear what to do.

Chocolate Fix Free (Free) and Chocolate Fix ($2.99)
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We’re eternal fans of the ThinkFun’s Chocolate Fix game, both the physical version and the app. (Could it be because IMACS alumus Mark Engelberg is the developer?) This perennial favorite of our students makes learning logic so much fun! The rules of the app are the same as the physical game. Color and shape clues offer incomplete information about the location of each confection in a 3×3 tray. Use your logical reasoning skills to determine where each of the nine pieces go. Chocolate Fix Free contains 30 challenges across four levels of difficulty (15 easy, 10 medium, 3 hard, and 2 expert), whereas Chocolate Fix contains 100 challenges at each level for a total of 400. For the very young or the logic novice, one great aspect of the app is that you can click on the “Hint” icon to get just a bit of help. With the physical game, it’s difficult to get hints because flipping over the challenge card reveals the entire solution on the back.

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AirServer - Can turn your Mac/PC computer into a Apple TV (Airplay endpoint)
Perfect for sharing apps, using the iPad as a doc camera, etc

DisplayNote - Connect other devices to your presentation, swap on and off of presenter devices

NearPod - Sync student iPads with teacher iPad

ShowMe - Create recorded whiteboard sessions on the iPad

MCAM iOS Video - Wide angled lens for iPhones and iPods, great for streaming video back to a classroom

15 Favorite iPad Apps as Selected by TEACHERS!!!!!

5 of the Fastest Growing Mobile Applications for Education

by K. Walsh on July 4, 2012

Guest writer Kerry Butters combed the “Apps Charts” a couple weeks ago and submitted this post, providing 5 of the top movers. While this information changes quickly, effected by things like national standardized test calendars, I thought it was still worth sharing both for it’s insights into these popular iPad and iPhone applications, and for the idea itself – using online resources like TopAppCharts to find popular apps.
As the connected devices revolution continues to evolve at an astonishing rate, more and more schools are turning to technology such as iPads and smartphones to aid learning.
iPads and tablets are a great learning tool, and the chance for a student to regularly use a top-end technology product goes a long way to increase engagement in the classroom. Of course, this must be monitored to ensure that the devices are not being used for less educational purposes, such as chatting and random gaming, but all-in-all, the introduction of tablets into the classroom is a positive addition.
There are a plethora of apps on the market, so it can be difficult for teachers to choose which are best, so below we look at five of the fastest growing apps on the market at the moment.
#1: Nick Jr Draw and Play ($3.99 on iTunes)
external image 5Fast_Dora.pngThis combines drawing, coloring and painting tools and is ideal for kindergarten and younger kids.
This interactive app features parental controls, 8 different brushes for painting and drawing and animated stickers featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s TV shows.
There are also animated tutorials, picture ideas and a wealth of other tools designed to get children’s imaginations really working.
#2: Stack the States ($0.99 on iTunes)
external image 5Fast_States.pngThis is a great app for elementary school-aged children, which teaches states, capitals, geographical locations and much more. It uses maps, flash cards and ‘state-stacking’ and gives bonus games when a child has learnt a certain amount of states. It also teaches state abbreviations, the shape of each state, famous US landmarks and doesn’t contain ads or paid add-ons.
#3: Mathemagics – Mental Math Tricks ($0.99 on iTunes)
external image 5Fast_Mathemagics.pngThis app is perfect for children studying for math on SAT, PSAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT or MCAT tests. Mathemagics not only includes lessons to teach each aspect of math, it allows students to break down problems into understandable chunks in order to help them arrive at the solution.
Kids can learn to multiply, divide and square, as well as much more and can progress through various proficiency levels.
#4: Barron’s Regents Exams and Answers: Global History and Geography ($2.99 on iTunes)
external image 5Fast_Barrons.pngThis has climbed a huge 47 places in this week’s educational app charts and prepares older students for the New York Regents Exam in Global History and Geography.
The app gives students three different ways to study and the opportunity to test knowledge with two sets of multiple choice questions, or a full-length practice test.
A progress bar helps users to track their progress and explanations are given when questions are answered incorrectly.
#5: ATI RN Mentor – NCLEX Exam Preparation ($19.99 on iTunes)
external image 5Fast_NCLEX.pngThis is a more specialized educational app but has soared up the charts by 98 places this week. The app features almost 800 unique questions organized by NCLEX area, body function and clinical area. Customized questions and quizzes can also be created and shared with other students.
Of course, there are many more apps out there that represent great tools for both students and teachers. Evernote, for example is listed as an educator’f favorite almost everywhere you look. Another popular app is Dropbox, a cloud-based file-sharing application that allows students and teachers to share documents when away from the classroom.
About the author: Kerry Butters writes on behalf of //Broadband Genie//, the online comparison website for broadband and Tablet PCs, follow the link for the latest iPad deals on offer.

external image show_me.pngThe popular free iPad app ShowMe was upgraded to version 3.0. The new version introduces a new three column layout, improved search functions, and easier upload tools. The improved search function, called explore, allows you to look for other lessons created and publicly shared on Show Me. The new upload setting kicks-in automatically when you finish recording your lesson on Show Me. The upload dialogue box now includes a set of recommended tags for you too.
If you've never heard of Show Me or have never tried it, it is a free iPad app for creating and sharing whiteboard-style lessons on your iPad. To support teachers, the Show Me website has agallery of lessonsdeveloped and shared by teachers. Click hereto download the app from iTunes.
This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.

external image logo.pngQuipper is a free tool for creating quizzes to be taken on iPhones, on Android tablets, and on Android phones. Quipper quizzes are multiple choice activities created by the community of users. As a Quipper quiz creator you can make your quizzes public or private.
When you create a quiz on Quipper you can include explanations for each answer. To create a quiz you can write each question and answer choice manually or you can import a spreadsheet of questions and answers. If you decide to try Quipper, keep in mind that quiz publishing isn't instantaneous.

Applications for Education Quipper could be a good tool for creating practice quizzes for your students to take on their Android and iOS devices. Quipper allows you to save your place in a quiz and to review quizzes that you've previously taken. Those options could make it a good review tool for students.
Thanks to David Kapuler for sharing Quipper on his blog last week.
This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers

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The site's Quick Quiz tool now gives teachers free access to JogNog's library of 20,000 questions that address Common Core standards. Using this tool, teachers can create a video game that supports their lesson plan much faster and more conveniently than writing their own test and review materials.The JogNog game is available online, as well as in the iTunes store ( and in the Android market ( Both the apps and the website include free content for a wide variety of grade levels and subject areas, along with in-depth quizzes based on state standards starting at 99 cents. A one-minute tutorial on creating a Quick Quiz is available on JogNog’s YouTube channel: (

iPad 2 Tips and Tricks: PPT Slides
1. Screen Shots: home button + sleep/wake button at the same time. Your picture will show up on your camera roll.
2. Multitasking Status Bar - double click the Home button you'll see most recent applications used.
Swipe 4 fingers up as well will do this
3. Rearrange Apps - touch and hold an app until it starts to jiggle. Drag icons to a new page, menu bar or folder. In order to create a new folder, put one app on top of another. Press home button to save changes.
4, Search - "Spotlight" - from home page, swipe left to write. This search will search your mail, calendar, music, contacts, etc. It will also search open Apps.
5. Restrictions - settings > general > restrictions
many different things to restrict especially when used with students.
You can set a different passcode in order to prevent students from changing restrictions.
6. Volume Basics - increase/decrease volume. Side switch, switch it off to mute notifications. You can also use the side switch in the settings menu to lock rotation.
under restrictions can set a volume control limit and lock
7. Camera App - tap to focus.
Zoom, two fingers out,
zoom in - two fingers in
8. Split Keyboard - two fingers in middle, drag them out. You can hold down the keyboard icon in the lower right corner and you can "undock" the keyboard to see below it, and the ribs on that button is supposed to let you move the keyboard, but I can't make that work.
9. Extra Characters - hold down a letter and while holding, slide up to the option wanted. All vowels have something "hiding", and if you hold down the numbers button when you have letters and slide to a number, you don't have to "switch" back and forth.
10. Keyboard Tips - double tap the shift key for all upper case. hide keyboard by selecting hide keyboard button. double tap spacebar to get period and space (set this up in settings under keyboard)
I think it's four fingers, but if you're in an app and use 4 fingers to swipe left/right, it'll go to your next app that was/is open
Bonus Tip: Can close apps from multitasking status bar, press and hold until jiggle and then close, not deleted but will take away from running and using power

Assessing Students Learning with iPads:
Link to Presentation:

ipad designed for individualized instruction and assessment
3 apps for assessing student learning
different purposes, easy, with or without prep time

  • free tool used from any technology device
  • create self-paced quizzes or games (images, only text questions)
  • report generated when finished with assessment
  • Great Ideas in the Socrative Garden (blog)
  • built in exit ticket handy
  • can even do oral question and let Socrative know it is a stand alone question
  • kids don't need accounts they just need the room number (always the same room number)
  • Easy to take quiz
  • teachers can hide results
  • live results only during teacher paced quiz
  • Socrative platform looks the same for all platforms (tablet, phone, laptop or desktop)
  • report comes as excel spreadsheet with data results

ScreenChomp - great way to demonstrate their understanding of a process
  • like an intereactive whiteboard
  • can record what is done and voice narration too!
  • can insert images and send videos to eachother via link
  • teachers can record instruction and post online for students to review
  • peers can send videos to each other

VoiceThread- ePortfolio
  • store online, access anywhere, paperless
  • easy to share and view, digitial and multimedia
  • variety of formats and feedback
  • Can contain any type of student work in any format
  • Free app/webtool
  • collaborative, can leave comments in variety of ways
  • build portfolio and get feedback
  • can share with links/emails
  • Can upload PDF's, electronic documents, pictures
  • Student led conferences
  • no option to make private, others can find it if search (unless teacher sets it up and controls it for paid subscription only)
The secure channel is but that is for paid subscriptions. Teacher is admin for all students and all content is moderated.
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5 New Apps for Tackling Hard Science

A monthly showcase of the latest mobile apps for educators and students. This month's roundup features a selection of apps to help students master the sciences.
  • By [[{ECC72918-3F40-44A6-BB39-4C51AEDBAA45}&ArticleItem={6935C02D-7186-4291-A6D8-7AB6434CF31A}|Stephen Noonoo]]
  • 06/12/12
  • Zonkey Interactive introduces Science Lab, an app for kids aged 5 to 12 to perform science experiments to learn basic principles, such as weight, liquids, gas, heat, pendulum, colors, electricity, sound, and magnets. Users perform one of nine experiments, each with an individual theme and three difficulty levels. $1.99; iPad.
  • Monkey in the Middle Apps launches Middle School Science 8th Grade. While flying a monkey through space and avoiding asteroids, students answer questions on middle school science topics. Teachers can track progress for an entire classroom using either score emails or web-based reports. Topics have been chosen to match common textbooks and core standards. Each quiz also includes review notes and links to online tutorials and videos. The free version includes four quizzes: matter, geology, astronomy, and weather. Free; iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
  • Dan Russell-Pinson has released Monster Physics 1.0, a building app that lets users build and operate a car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank, and more. Players connect parts together by welding them, drawing a rope or chain between them with their fingers, or using special dynamic joints to bring them to life. Once an invention is created, the app will render it with its built-in physics engine and let the player actually operate their creation in real time. A separate "learn section" introduces players to basic physics concepts such as friction, force, mass, acceleration, and more. $0.99; iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.
  • WagMob releases new calculators designed for mobile devices. Currently, calculators are available for math, chemistry and physics, subjects that require learning hundreds of different formulas. The apps were built to compliment the company's existing math, chemistry, and physics reference apps. $1.99; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
  • TestTubeGames releases Agent Higgs 1.0, a new puzzle game for iOS devices designed to give players a background in particle physics. The game assumes no prior knowledge and is accessible for all players. In the game, the player moves pieces that are the particles of the Standard Model: electrons, neutrinos, muons, and more. The rules of the game are based on the fundamental physical forces. $0.99; iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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The MediaCAST iPad App allows teachers to easily push content out to student's iPads. Content such as etextbooks, videos, PDFs, images, audio files and PowerPoints can be shared with an entire class with the push of a button. For content with a limited license, expiration dates can be set so that material is automatically returned at the end of the class, lesson or semester. Once downloaded onto an iPad, the material can be accessed anytime, even without internet access. Check it out here:

Additionally, Common Sense Media recently launched a tool that evaluates the learning potential of apps to help parents and teachers evaluate how effective they are for learning. Could be useful when deciding what apps to try out.

Simple K12 Webinar - iPad Lessons - Putting it all together
3 Types of Apps:
  • Compile (gather information, research)
  • Creation (create content from scratch)
  • Content (pull content from websites)

explaineverything must-have app
sonic pics
doodlebuddy (younger students)
brushes (older students)
sonicpics-turn images into movie; record narration (research, maps, sketch-app to write over images)
take screenshot in Google Maps; Wolfram Alpha for wind speed; browser to find and type web notes-export)
formula max; search pop density; maptrace to find country trace area; feed into formula max; explain everything
ibooks>annotate book>Shakespeare in Bits> copy and paste notes>create imovie

review tools:
book creator-add text, photos, narration; export to iBooks
imovie-photos, video, narration
(same with explaineverything)

Postcard from historical figure
Wikipanion and idea sketch
GarageBand for memory
Math Challenge Groups
Strip Designer
Puppet pals and friendship
History detectives with strip designer
Quick Graph
Planet Compare
Healthy eating with epicurous
Cookie Doodle-sequence and measurement
Maps and measures
Geography clue challenge
Bump trading cards

create folders for organizing apps
showme (free version of explaineverything)

First - Need to think about what our output can be.

The App layers
  • research
  • collaborate
  • create
  • compile-
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The Minnetonka School district in Minnesota is using Schoology as an LMS district wide with iPads, and are finding incredible success. With dedicated developers to the iPad, iPhone and android, Schoology is cloud based, accessible from all types of devices, and serves as a resource for teachers because you can share content within your network in a really easy way. - Teacher's Blog with free apps reviewed and suggested on a weekly basis - Article about how iPads are increasing the learning for these schools


The top apps for students who struggle with text. Just 13 more ways to level the playing field!

  • Paperport: Note-taking app with audio and voice recognition
  • Text Grabber: Turn hard copy to readable PDF
  • Cloudon: Do equations and other math on the iPad
  • Type on PDF: Complete tests on the iPad; import PDF's form Dropbox
  • Abilipad: Word prediction with TTS
  • Nebulous Notes: Text editor; integrates with DropBox
  • AudioNote: Combine typed and handwritten notes with built in mic to record voice.
  • Dragon Dictation: Easy to use voice recognition; use "Speak Selection" to read dictated work.
  • vBookz PDF Voice Reader: TTS for reading PDF files
  • GoodReader: Offers TTS for text files; works with DropBox
  • Idea Sketch: Create mind map and turn it into an outline.
  • Book Creator: Create and share multimedia projects on the iPad
  • Side by Side: Split iPad screen into up to customizable "windows"

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An educational app for the iPad and iPhone called Timed Test Arcade. It was built to help kids learn their math facts. The app provides game play tokens when students take a 100 problem timed test. In a local school pilot, 3rd and 4th graders improved their math facts accuracy and speed of response significantly by taking 2 timed tests per day over a 30 day period. Please check it out at:

Dr. Eitan Schwarz, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist is the creator of ZillyDilly, the first iPad browser designed for kids.
Dr. Eitan Schwarz (Dr. S) has done extensive research regarding the uses of technology and digital media in therapy with children. With that research, Dr. S has developed ZillyDilly, an app for the iPad that allows parents to control the sites their child can visit, limiting them to only the best and most educational sites the Web has to offer. Parents may set time limits, block unsafe or inappropriate sites and adjust restrictions as their child grows, all ensuring that their child has a healthy online and offline life.
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With its ease of use and revolutionary concept, ZillyDilly will benefit parents everywhere. ZillyDilly ranks alongside the fun, educational and useful products. With ZillyDilly, parents can have peace of mind that their child is only visiting the sites that they have deemed safe and appropriate.
For a limited time, ZillyDilly is free and can be downloaded directly here:
You’ll need an iPad to try it out – other platforms are coming soon.

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This app lets you create seating charts with desks on a grid, record and export attendance, choose random students for class participation, make student notes, and store student photos all in one place. Move students around by dragging and dropping students. Generate a PDF version of your seating charts (with photos) as a backup or to give to substitute teachers. Take role easily by tapping on absent, tardy, or excused students. Create spreadsheets of your class attendance records and then easily transcribe the records to your school's attendance system. Load student photos to help you quickly learn student names. Make notes about each student. Export student records to e-mail. Create a fully custom desk layout by starting with a grid pattern that you choose, then hide selected desks. Go paperless!

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20 Apps for Stressed out Kids and Teachers:
If you’re looking for ways to minimize your stress in college, identifying what exactly stresses you out is the first step. Keep track of your behaviors, moods,
and stress levels with this app, and manage your stress with its guided relaxation feature.
  • **Relax: Stress and Anxiety Relief**

    Take a timeout with Relax. The app’s guided breathing exercises use peaceful music to help you relieve tension or combat insomnia. Use the quick start feature at the first sign of a panic attack, or use the skills you’ve learned in your yoga practice.
  • **Cleveland Clinic Stress Meditation**

    Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute brings you this $.99 app to help you fight stress and improve your overall well-being. The app features eight meditation exercises, including “Letting Go Meditation” and “Self Confidence Meditation,” read to you in a narrator’s soothing voice.
  • **Health through Breath – Pranayama**

    The conscious breathing exercises of pranayama are useful for treating a number of health problems, including migraines and asthma. This app helps you use the techniques to handle stress in your daily life by counting time for you so you can concentrate and progress through the different breathing levels. It also has visual and audio cues.
  • **Relax Melodies**

    Allowing you to make a custom mix of 82 of your favorite sounds from its library, Relax Melodies makes counting sheep a thing of the past. Create a mix, set the timer for when to shut off the audio, and save creations for later playback. Don’t lose any more sleep over school.
  • **SweetBeat**

    Used in conjunction with a compatible heart rate monitor, SweetBeat measures your heart rate variability (HRV), which falls when you are stressed. College athletes can use this app for determining how hard to work out on any given day, and all students can use it to gain insight into what exactly is causing them stress.
  • **Angry Birds**

    You could go with Angry Birds Space, but frankly some of those levels make us nauseous. This free version is set in the much more chill environment of surf and sun. Pull that slingshot back, blow up those pigs, and feel the stress melt away.
  • **Sleepmaker Waves Free**

    Is school stress affecting your sleep? Take back your Z’s with this app that delivers the calming sound of real ocean waves rolling onto the beach. Don’t worry, these beaches have no kids or seagulls. There’s also a pro, paid version, but stick with the free one.
  • **Stress Check by Azumio**

    For Android users, Stress Check is another HRV measuring app, only it doesn’t require any additional hardware. Instead it uses the camera to measure your stress level and give you a score from 1-100, so you can gauge how stressed you are from anywhere, from class to the dorm.
  • **Breeze**

    The phrase “I really hate those wind chimes” has never been uttered in human history. With the power of technology, now you can de-stress wherever you are by running this app on your iPhone and picturing yourself enjoying a cool breeze on the back porch to this pleasant sound.
  • **iShatter Stress Relief**: For certain types of stress, the sound of breaking glass is the last thing you want to hear. But if you’ve got some bad-grade aggression built up you need to vent, this app lets you destroy light bulbs, TV, fine champagne glasses, and more.
  • **Workout Trainer**

    One of the best stress relievers is exercise. Take your workout digital with Workout Trainer, a free app that offers thousands of workouts with no equipment needed, including crossfit, tabata, and high intensity interval training.
  • **My Daily Journal**

    Getting your thoughts out of your head and down on paper can be a powerful stress relief tool. My Daily Journal is at the top of the list for iPhone journaling apps, with its automatic saving, easy export, and attractive interface.
  • **Relax Completely**

    This app from leading hypnotherapist Darren Marks will not turn you into a murdering zombie. What it will do is help you sleep, with calming audio and video clips to help you relax and overcome the stress that’s keeping you awake.
  • **ColorNote**

    A good deal of stress can be avoided with proper planning. This popular Android app makes it easy to write notes to yourself about important dates and assignments and share them via email or the cloud so that you’re never caught off guard by school work.
  • **Naturespace**

    Plug in your headphones and be transported to a scene of a Hawaiian sunrise, or into the middle of a mighty thunderstorm. Naturespace uses “spatially accurate,” 3-D outdoor sound that will make you swear you’re really there, far from school and whatever is stressing you.
  • **Anti-Stress Quotes**

    Let the wisdom of intellectuals and the wit of comedians ease your stress by reading one of their quotes a day through this free app. When you find one you like enough to share, use the app to post it to Twitter or Facebook.
  • **iDestroy Free Wicked Sick Guns**

    The iPhone version is called ” iDestroy – wicked sick stress relief with lots of guns,” so apparently stress management is this game’s intended purpose. Practice stress management by crushing bugs and blowing stuff up.
  • **Funny Jokes**

    Laughter may not be the best medicine for a chainsaw accident, but it’s just what the doctor ordered for stress. Funny Jokes has a library of thousands of “yo momma,” Chuck Norris, and blonde jokes to give you a chuckle and lighten your mood. Brighten a friend’s day by texting or posting a joke that tickles your funny bone.
  • **Breathe2Relax**

    When you don’t have time to get to your yoga mat, use this app to help you in diaphragmatic breathing. Breathe2Relax is recommended to soldiers by the Pentagon to help them handle stress. Hopefully nothing you encounter at school is as stressful as war, but this app can help you cope.

5 New Apps to Enhance Reading, Writing, and ELA Instruction

A monthly showcase of the latest mobile apps for educators and students. This month's roundup features spelling, reading, and annotation apps to assist with English Language Arts instruction.
  • By [[{ECC72918-3F40-44A6-BB39-4C51AEDBAA45}&ArticleItem={410E347A-53CD-4DED-A55F-DDDB630B0AF5}|Stephen Noonoo]]
  • 05/09/12
  • Happi Pappi offers Happi Reads, a learning game for young readers. Children see a word and three pictures on their screen and try to sound out or read the word in order to match it to the correct word. Correct answers net children a piece of fruit to eat once the level is complete. Currently, the app has 100 words in four levels. $1.99 (free for educators); iPad.
  • The DocAS app, from 9 Square, lets users create, annotate, and export, documents like PDFs, and supports handwriting, drawing, and typing. It also features audio note taking and wireless printing capabilities. Documents export to Dropbox, Google Docs, and other popular sharing sites. Recently, the app was discounted 80 percent for a limited time. $0.99; iPad.
  • Quiet Spark has released an update to its Super Speller 3 app, making it available for both iPhone and iPod Touch, and also adding support for syncing over iCloud. The app lets users add custom word lists that correspond to ones students are currently studying, and then assesses students in a number of ways, including fill in the blank tests and word search puzzles that compile several words. $2.99; iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
  • Coast offers LexiMobile 1.0, an app that includes a large database of words as well as direct links to Wikipedia and many search engines, proving meanings, synonyms, etymologies, and spellings. The app's thesaurus includes a crossword help section. $2.99; iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
  • demografix pty introduces School Writing 1.0, which allows teachers to prepare, and students to complete, writing lessons using written and audio instructions and responses. The app lets teachers prepare lessons using words, audio, or images that students can respond to. For example, teachers can create words with missing letters and pair with images to help assess students. $5.99; iPad. - Good reference site from a school in Vermont (BEN & JERRY'S RULES!!)
One useful and friendly to use app for iPads that I've tried is Nearpod.
It's an innovative solution for those who have the possibility of using mobile devices in the classroom and want to change a little bit the way in which students are engaged! They are still working on it, so day by day some new things appear, it's really entertained to teach in this way :D

Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators -

Here is an idea list for uses of the iPad in your classroom. Most of these ideas were tweeted by @ShellTerrell. They were posted by Jeff Dunn on March 26th, 2012 on the Edudemic site. I hope these help.
  • Host an outdoor scavenger hunt, take pictures of the items you need to find
  • Do a show-and-tell with multiple pictures of things that are a long distance away.Now you can show interactive media, pictures, and video of objects that you never would have been able to show in the classroom. You could do this with family members as well if you’re doing a few lessons about genealogy, family trees, etc.
  • Conduct interviews, produce entire podcasts, record roleplay scenarios, and use iMovie to edit and create an entire film.
  • Give the students questions and then have them find answers by using QR codes. Basically a treasure hunt / web quest.
  • Do a VocabBattle, a helpful way to make learning your vocabulary fun especially if you have multiple iPads at your disposal.
  • You can ‘write’ and entire e-book via dictation. Just use the voice recorder and transcription tools to see how good a ‘verbal writer’ you are.
  • Use Soundcloud to record students and then share their discussions with classmates.
  • Create commercials for projects, digital stories about particular lessons you’re teaching, and more using iMovie and other editing tools.
  • Become a news reporter and use an iPad to do everything from note-taking to photographs to multimedia production.
  • Record an animal of your choosing and produce a short presentation in iMovie, Keynote, or Pages to discuss what you learned about the animal.
  • Create short videos to define words from and then upload them to Posterous for further sharing with the rest of the class.
  • Remember that iPhone apps still run on the iPad, just at a smaller size! So you can still utilize many of the non-iPad apps despite your awesome new Retina Display.
  • Create a free Posterous account & learners can simply email projects (audio, images, videos, text) to your Posterous which auto-posts.
  • Use Instagram as a fun way to offer a different perspective on the world around you. Great for science, technology, and photography classes.
  • Teach a few lessons about fonts. Use the Retina Display to zoom in and really examine the differences between multiple typefaces. Steve Jobs would be proud.

eBeam Connect - Great for BYOD/T districts!! Read this! - App Directory
1000 Education Apps Organised By Subject and Price - a place to find some apps and ratings

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The basics of the eNotebook app are simple. Students can take a teacher or professor’s presentations, whether they are created in Word, PowerPoint, or PDF format, and add their own notes or markups to them just as if they were working with a hard copy—whether that means writing a formula or date in the margins or highlighting an important piece of information. Watch Demos -
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25 Ways to use iPads in the Classroom by degree of Difficulty allows you to use any prgoram from your iPad, it is not a mirroring solution, more like a remote desktop streaming solution.

Free APPS for students who are Visual and Hearing Impaired:
Color Id Free, Say Text, VsionSim, Google Search, Hey Tell, Omoby, VizWiz, Evernote, Dragon Dictation, Stitchr Radio, RxMind Me, Subtitles, Buzz Cards - Writing Contest to win tablets and more
MUST READ ABOUT IPADS!!! - It has apps and lessons
APPS for AUTISM - - Kindle In Classroom - Nook Apps

SPECIAL EDUCATION - $1.99 iPad Curriculum for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired -
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PreK and K focus on Visual Motor Integration Skills, Tracing, Tracking, Directionality, Alpha/Numerics, Matching, Shapes, Rhyming and Word Families.
Grades 1-6 cover Math, Science, Language Arts & Social Studies. These is a 50% off volume purchasing plan with submitting a PO. They also have a free sample of a PRE-K book on their website. I am excited to try these apps with my 3 year old. They do have free products for each grade level. Check these out.

200 Best SPECIAL EDUCATION Apps - - IOS Device free app for collaboration - What a literature teacher should have on their iPads
Christmas Math Game App - FREE - - Primary Apps - FREE app - create video lessons
Britannica - The iPad app contains all of Britannica’s articles and images. The company’s website, which costs $70 a year for access, has more features, including videos. It also offers kid-oriented iPad apps that are focused on specific subjects, such as “ancient Egypt” or “volcanoes,” and cost $3.99 to $4.99 apiece. This site claims it is free. external image mzl.xjessulf.320x480-75.jpg
Run Windows and Microsoft on your iPad -
10 Best Apps for Education - Click Here Some are Free and some are Not....look carefully
Animoto - FREE - Free Microsoft Apps - 5 New Apps that Spur STEM Learning

Inspiration on iPads!!! Read more about it
Price reduced! Was $14.99, now $6.99 during our end-of-school-year sale.

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Game: Word Shout

107 Favorite iPad Apps for K8 -

  • Puppet Pals HD (free)–Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time
  • Toontastic–empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their cartoons through imaginative play.
  • AirSketch Free–Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.
  • Drawing Box (free)–Drawing Box is the most suitable app to learn and practice drawing and painting. With reponsive smooth pencil and brush strokes, graphical and intuitive interface, you can use it to make a quick sketch or a detailed study on the go.
  • Doodle Buddy–Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps.
  • Drawing Pad–exactly what it sounds like
  • How to Draw–Listen, follow the instructions and draw on your screen. See how easy it is.
  • PS Express–Phtoshop Lite–Adobe’s free app for editing photos on your iPad, iPhone, or iPad touch.
  • SketchBoard–Like to draw your own ideas? Want to keep them all in one place for further search? sketchBoard is simple yet powerful,
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  • Atlas–Barefoot World Atlas is an interactive 3D globe for iPad that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet.
  • Stack the Countries Lite Terra–Stack the Countries Lite makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!
  • Stuck on Earth–A new kind of travel app that brings you the best places in the world to visit, photograph, and experience. It’s the ultimate app for explorers, photographers, and daydreamers.
  • World Atlas–from National Geographic
  • Human Atlas (lite)–With this free download you can experience just some of the power of the Blausen Human Atlas. Turn the 360 degree rotatable Human Body figure, see narrated 3D animations of five common medical conditions
  • SRN Client–Student Response Network (SRN) is a powerful “virtual Clicker” student/audience response system designed for use in wired school computer labs or with wireless laptop groups.
  • Civil War Today–For less than one penny per day you can experience the war as it unfolded, one day at a time, with daily updates that let you live the events in “real-time” over four years.
  • Early Jamestown–interactive textbook exploration of the early days of the Jamestown settlement and the state of Virginia.
  • Pass the Past–educational game to help students prepare for Virginia’s Standard’s of Learning (SOL) exams with a focus on World, United States and Virginia history, civics, and geography.
  • US History–McGraw-Hill Education’s American History Time Line is a fun and informative way to navigate the history of the United States.
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  • Kids Maps–What are the major deserts of the world, the highest mountains, or the longest rivers? The Kids World Maps app will help you answer these important geographical questions.
  • LandFormer–Raise and lower terrain to solve puzzles in this unique and challenging game.
  • Stuck on Earth–A new kind of travel app that brings you the best places in the world to visit, photograph, and experience. It’s the ultimate app for explorers, photographers, and daydreamers.
  • TapQuiz Maps–Play TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game!
  • Algebra Intro–Free. Have you forgotten most of your algebra? Algebra Touch refreshes your skills using techniques only possible on your iOS device.
  • CalcMadeEasy–Free–One of the Best Calculators for iOS devices. CalcMadeEasy FREE version comes with fully functional Scientific Calculator and Notepad with automatic note taking capability.
  • Elevated Math–Elevated Math provides initial instruction or intervention on math topics that cover place value, estimation, large digit addition all the way through Algebra I (two years of math instruction!)
  • Egberta’s Equations–Egberta the macaw has a nest full of tasty eggs that Cliff the climber wants to eat. Unfortunately, the eggs are on top of a tall cliff. Help Cliff reach the top and get the eggs by completing equations.
  • Flash to Pass–easy-to-use, elegant program designed to facilitate mastering the basic math facts learned in Elementary School.
  • Fraction Basic–free video app provides a quick and simple way for you to learn and understand the basics behind fractions.
  • Free GraCalc–A powerful, flexible graphing calculator . . . and it’s free!
  • Grade 1 Math–Simple and easy to use math drill app for your 1st grader!
  • Grade 2 Math–Simple and easy to use math drill app for your 2nd grader!
  • Grade 3 Math–Simple and easy to use math drill app for your 3rd grader!
  • Hungry Fish–Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math
  • iFormulae–simple library consisting of various formulae, equations with their example.
  • Math Bingo– If you need a way to break the tedium of repetitious math fact practice, get your students and iPad and let them have at Math Bingo
  • Math Board Addition–good basic addition practice
  • Math Drills Lite–Graphically rich and fun environment allows a single student to learn basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Math Game–sharpen math skills
  • Math Glossary–MathTerms is an illustrated glossary of mathematics terms in English and Spanish.
  • Math Puppy–Bingo Challenge Educational Game
  • Math Ref – Free
  • Math Zoom–An animal adventure through the world of numbers!
  • Mental Math–Amaze and delight others as you multiply, divide, and square at lightning fast speed.
  • Mini Catch–teaching shapes, colors, math, decision-making, and pattern recognition
  • Murky Math–Grade 1—focused on basic Math skills for Grade 1. Content is aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Murky Math–Grade 2–focused on “applied Math & Logic” skills for children in 2nd Grade or advanced learners in 1st Grade
  • My Math Flashcards App–My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. Its an easy to use and customizable application to enable focused learning.
  • Pearl Diver–Collect all the pearls, avoid the crocodiles. Play the Willie Creek pearl diving game, great for kids aged 2-12
  • Percentage Off–Easy to use and accurate
  • Quick Graph–a powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D.
  • Rocket Math–use rockets to learn math
  • Ruler–With a single touch your iPhone turns into a top accurate ruler.
  • Slice It–slide objects into pieces
  • SoundBuilder–most powerful heart sounds and murmurs app ever designed for a mobile device.
  • Undersea Math–Learn Addition Visually – Solve all levels on the treasure map to find the treasure chest.
Mind Mapping–Thinking
  • iBrainstorm Project–Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal Mind.
  • IdeaSketch–easily draw a diagram – mind map, concept map, or flow chart – and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa
  • iThoughts–mind mapping tool for the iPad
  • Popplet–Great for work. Great for school. Popplet is a platform for your ideas.
  • Easy Beats–free version of our drum sequencer built from the ground up to be the quickest and easiest way to create great sounding 4 bar beats.
  • GarageBand–turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio
  • Guitar–tudioShare allows the novice or professional musician to record, mix, and share your music with friends, fans, and fellow musicians anywhere in the world.
  • Soundrop–Draw lines and watch as Soundrop uses them to create music!
  • Toontastic–you and your kids can start your own garage band
  • Virtuoso–play the piano
  • EverNote–easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use
  • Note Lite–To-do/Diary
  • Jots–acts like a piece of paper
  • Notability–Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way
  • Note Taker HD–the iPad app for professionals in need of note-taking software
  • Paper (free)–Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.
  • Paper Desk — Leave behind your paper notebook for your next class lecture or meeting. PaperDesk is a simple, easy-to-use notebook replacement made specifically for the iPad
  • ShowMe–Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!
  • Three Ring (free)–take pictures of student work and keep track of them online
  • Voice Thread–Talk, type, and draw right on the screen.
  • PicSay– Color-correct your pictures and add word balloons, titles, graphics, and effects like distortion
  • SonicPicsLite–the easiest way to turn your images into custom slideshow movies to share with your family and friends
  • A Jazzy Day–introduce children to jazz music. Funny and enticing
  • Action Words–learn action words with amazing pictures
  • Audio Books–apps for books purchased through Audio Books (and free ones)
  • Cat LITE — Dr. Seuss
  • Free Books–download any of our 23,469 classic books, and read
  • Kindle App–optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Murky Reef–Murky Reef is a series of thematic educational apps that encourages critical thinking through contextual game play
  • SparkleFish–a hilarious audio story completion game that will have you laughing uncontrollably.
  • StoryKit
  • StoryLines–award-winning game of ‘telephone’ with pictures.
  • BrainPOP–Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP® Featured Movie app
  • Chinese Pad–Only touch the panels, you will be instantly good Chinese speaker. Over 400 word & phrases are available for speaking, hearing, and seeing the Chinese character spelling
  • Dictionary– app
  • Heritage fotopedia–With 30,000 awe-inspiring photos, this much loved app has been called the world’s largest photo book, an inspiring travel guide
  • iLearn Chinese–introduces Chinese characters to non-native speakers or young kids in a fun and intuitive way: to understand their origins as pictures of the objects they represent.
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary
  • Khan Academy–unofficial app for Khan Academy, a non-profit video channel covering topics ranging from high school math and science to banking and venture capital
  • KT Dictionary–English Chinese
  • SparkVue–collect and display live data from iPhone etc to the iPad
  • TED app–TED’s official app presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people
  • 3D Brain–Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures.
  • 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tools
  • Elementals–A fun periodic table where every element has its own unique personality.
  • EMD PTE – periodic table
  • Explore the Animal Kingdom–Let your kids go on a safari and discover the animal world anytime!
  • Frog Dissection–humane and inexpensive way to help all students learn
  • Google Earth App
  • GoSkyWatchP–Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more by simply pointing to the sky
  • LeafSnap HD–he first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution
  • Molecules–Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers.
  • Murky Reef–Murky Reef is a series of thematic educational apps that encourages critical thinking through contextual game play.
  • Rocket (free)–official app for the PEI Rocket
  • Science 360–The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions.
  • Science Glossary–A glossary of scientific terms and short biographies that support our science education website
  • Science House–growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom.
  • Simple Physics
  • Spellathon–the global sponsored spelling event; this was recommended by several people
  • Bluster–word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children
  • Futaba–fantastic multiplayer game AND a fun way to help children learn new words
  • Quickoffice
  • Sight Words–Help Your Child Learn to Read
  • Spelling Test–FREE* version of My Spelling Test
  • Educreations–turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard; share your ideas with others
  • Tangram
  • Vault Breaker–Train your brain with our cool logic and memory game, by guessing the secret code for the vault in as few attempts as possible.
  • Color Uncovered–Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium.
  • Letter School–for handwriting
  • PBS Kids–Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA).
  • Puppet Pals–Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time; popular with my play-acting kids
  • Scan–fastest, simplest and most user-friendly QR Code and barcode scanner available

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UPDATED for 2011: Educationa​l iPad, iPod and iPhone Apps That You and Your Kids Will Love

WAT Staff
WAT Staff
on 11-17-201103:18 PM- last edited on 11-17-201103:18 PM
With thousands of apps available, how do you know which ones to download? Here's a list of our favorite educational apps—they're fun, they're entertaining and best of all, your kids will love them so much they won't even realize how much they are learning.

*Note: All of these apps cost less than $3.99 unless otherwise noted and are available for purchase at the iTunes store

Have a favorite app for teachers, students and parents? Share it with our community here.

For Early Learners


Space Boards: Teach handwriting, practice shapes, draw and paint all with this fun and easy-to-use app.

LIVE ABC HD: Introduce kids to the alphabet with a fun, interactive musical book.

ABC WIldlife: Learn about animals, see fun pictures and play games with this fun science app.

Wacky Safari: Young kids have a--let's call it unique—sense of humor. Which is why this app that allows them to make zany animal sounds and listen to fun facts disguised as jokes is a huge hit.

Toddler Teasers: Hoping to buy yourself a few minutes peace to look at People when you stand in line at the grocery store? Toddler Teasers apps are full of fun, easy games for the two-to-three set that teach them colors, letters, shapes and numbers.

Alphabet Animals: Animated animals narrate these fun, colorful digital flash cards that will make sure your kids will know and recognize all their letters before they can say "Armadillo".

Wheels on the Bus: Okay, so the song "The Wheels on the Bus" is a teensy bit annoying, but that doesn’t stop this 2010 parent choice gold winning app that teaches vocabulary and problem solving skills from being a huge hit with kids and parents alike.
TeachMe: Kindergarten: Who knew that your kids could learn addition, subtraction, letters and letter sounds all from the comfort of your couch? Okay, so everyone knew that, but you won't believe how easy it can be!

Starfall ABCs
: If you've ever used the Starfall website, you know why it's one of the most popular educational websites for early learners. Even better, now it's been transformed into this fun, simple and supereducational app for young readers.
Kids Song Manchine: This app delivers upbeat, lively and educational music videos to your iPhone or iPad. Even better, several users rated the songs as "not terribly annoying" which in our opinion is about the best praise you can give to a kid's music app.

Read Me Stories: Get a hand-selected, educational and fun digital storybook delivered to your iPad or iPhone every day. Sure quicker (and cheaper!) than a daily trip to the bookstore!

For Elementary Students


Book Puzzle: Emma in Africa: Teach your kids geography, culture and language (the app has both English and Spanish!) all in the context of a fun and engaging story.

Dinosaurs: American Museum of Natural History: Cool images, fun facts and easy-to-play games. What better way to learn about dinosaurs? (Free)

Mad Libs: Get your little grammar whiz's mind cranking with this fun electronic mad libs app--just like you remember from your childhood—only you won't have to scratch out the words on the pages you've already used.

Jelly Car and Jelly Car 2: Your kids will think they're designing, building and racing Jelly Car racecars. Little will they know that in the process, they're learning physics and problem solving skills.

Pocket Frog: Remember pet rocks? Well, pocket frogs are those, only much, much cooler. You kids will be able to breed, raise and even trade virtual pet frogs that live in customizable habitats. (Free)

Clock Master: Need help getting your kid out the door on time? This app helps kids make the connection between hours and minutes and read time on both analog and digital clocks so when you say "five minutes to leave time" they'll know exactly what you mean.

Pizza Fractions: So, fractions aren't always a favorite subject with kids—but pizza is. So show them how to understand halves and quarters and eighths with this easy—and totally relevant-to-their-lives app.

Sentence Builder: If you're getting tired of hearing "whatchall doin' today?" from your kid, then Sentence Builder is the app for you. A fun wheel-of-fortune-like game. Grammatically correct sentences. What's not to love?

Math Bingo:
Hone your kids Bingo skills (and their math skills) with this fun bingo game that makes you solve a math equation before you can cross out a box.

Word Magic: Kid tested: Fun games, cool graphics, interesting words. Mom-approved: Rated best educational app in 2009 for teaching spelling, reading and vocab.

Stack the States: Who knew that the states could be made into fun, stackable puzzles? They can—and this fast-moving and fact-filled app will help your kid do exactly that.

BrainPop: Your brain needs a daily caffeine fix, your kid's brain needs a daily BrainPop fix. Get a short, funny and educational movie on a random topic delivered to your iPad or iPhone every day. (Free)

For Middle and High Schoolers

No Fear Shakespeare:
We get it: Shakespeare can be a bit, well, complicated. And there are times that a side-by-side modern-English translation could really help out your kid's comprehension skills. Well, there's an app for that.

Spanish Touch—Spanish teachers are always talking about the importance of actually hearing the language. Now you can do exactly that…without traveling to a foreign country or overeating cheesy enchiladas.

Convert Unit Calculator: Okay, so this isn't exactly a fun app, but any kid who's taking math that goes beyond basic addition will appreciate being able to convert and calculate angles to area and temperature to force all at the touch of a button.

My Homework: Students can keep track of homework, deadlines and projects all with one simple-to-use app. Now if only they'd put together a just-as-simple app for busy moms who need to keep track of soccer practices, work deadlines and grocery lists. (Free)

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Does everything your trusty Websters can do—except your kid won't break her back from lugging around another heavy book in her backpack. (Won't this come in handy at your family's next Scrabble game night?) (Free)

Cram: Create flash cards and multiple choice self-quizzes so your kid can cram (er, study) for his next big test. (cost $6.99)

Graphing Calculator: Graphing caluculators cost hundreds of dollars—and have a tendency to get lost. But a graphic calculator app costs a mere $2.99—and chance are your kid is a lot more protective of his iPhone, iPod or iPad than he ever was with his TI85.

For All Ages

Pianist: Budding Mozart on your hands? Transform your iStuff into an 88-key piano—the keys depress when you touch them and once your kid has perfected his piece, she can record her songs and play them back for an audience.

Star Walk
— Take an evening on the patio to a whole new level with this supercool astronomy app that you'll want to steal (er, borrow) from your kids. Find stars, planets and constellations at the touch of a button—and spout off cool facts as you gaze at the night sky.
NASA App: Explore NASA's latest projects, the shuttle launch schedule and more—a budding astronaut's—or aging space fanatic's—dream.

On This Day: Want some fun facts to spout off at your next dinner party? On This Day will send you a whole list of facts about any given day—from major historical events to obscure birthdays—delivered to your iPhone, iPad or iPod every day.

13 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom -


Storytelling continues to gain popularity as an educational activity as it stimulates a deep thinking process, it provides opportunities for reflection and it enhances and enriches the learning experience for our students. Storytelling is a very powerful way of communicating with our peers and portrays to others who we are and what our own stories are. It also provides an opportunity to connect with a group by creating a shared experience. This is vital in any community but more so in an educational setting where we are nurturing and fostering creativity.
So here are a number of apps that provide the tools for students to participate in the long and rich history of storytelling. Just because it is in a digital format does not make it any less rich to either the audience or within the medium.

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Doodlecast: Doodlecast is a drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Kids can choose from prompts or start a drawing from scratch. The app records the drawing process along with audio to create videos up to three minutes long. The videos are as fun to watch as they are to create.

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This is an app that allows you to share your story with other Storyrobe users. You can add to existing stories to create longer tales of travel, events or history or you can create your own. This app can be used for work, school or just to share stories with each other.
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Storypatch is a storytelling app designed for children to create their own picture books. It has hundreds of images in it’s library as well as the ability to import photos. Students will love this app because they will be creating fun and engaging stories almost immediately.

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Create your very own comic book page using photos from your camera roll or takes new ones in-app. With this fun and unique layouts and caption bubbles, anyone can create the story they have always wanted to tell. Email your stories, your creations from your photo album.

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Create your own animated stories. Simply pick out the characters, drag them onstage and tap record. Movements and audio is recorded for your performance. If you get the Directors Pass you can act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, fight scary monsters or play the part of a wild west bandit.
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Reel Director:
This is a powerful video app that allows you to create, edit and share movie clips on your iPad. Smooth or blend transition between scene changes are its biggest feature but it also does Ken Burns, text overlays, music imports and voice over capabilities. A great storytelling app.

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Strip Designer:
This is a comic strip creation with included page templates. Add photos and a couple of speech bubbles and additional effect stickers and you have a professional looking comic or graphic novel. You can even paint on the photos or draw sketches from scratch.

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Sonic Pics:
This app is like a narrated slideshow of your images. You can add images from your library or take new ones in app. The images can be arranged any way you like and then you records a voiceover that narrates your story as you swipe through your images.
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Making cartoons is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simple press the button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your stories through play. Once you are done, Toontastic will playback your animation and voice asa cartoon for you to share with firends and classmates.

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Create an electronic storybook. Write some text, illustrate by drawing on the screen, tag a photograph or drawing on paper and then photograph the image. Sounds can be recorded for narration or effects and the layout elements of your story can be dragged, pinch and altered with ease.
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Cartoon Studio:
Create multi-celled cartoons straight from your iPad. Some characters and backgrounds are included all you need to do is select the ones you want and drag them in to place. Add your speech bubbles and you can make any situation both entertaining and informative.

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Comic Creator:
Turn your own photos into a dynamic comic book. Insert images into customisable templates that allow pan, zoom in and zoom out. Add you speech bubbles from the selection and then use the app to share with other or social networks.
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Photocomic is easy to use and discover. Start by selecting a layout, ad photos to each frame and then select one of the various bubbles to add text. Interaction with each object by double tapping. Capture the right moments and re present your story creatively.

10 Apps that are Fun and Innovative for the Classroom
10 Apps that are Fun and Innovative for the Classroom
10 Apps that are Fun and Innovative for the Classroom

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10 Best Apps 4 Teachers
10 Best Apps 4 Teachers

My E-Textbook Manifesto:
My E-Textbook Manifesto:
My E-Textbook Manifesto:

50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks
50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks
50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks

iPhone Apps:
These apps will help you with classroom management and serve as learning tools for your students.
1. WordPress for Iphone - Teachers can use this app to send out assignments to their students and stay connected in general
2. iFlashCards - flashcards that can be carried around in a convenient digital format!
3. Fluent News Reader - Help your students stay aware of what's going on in the world
4. Dropbox 1.2.5 - Store, View and Share files from anywhere! I highly recommend this!!! I have it on my phone and two computers. It is great!
5. Dragon Dictation 2.0.0 - dictate a long series of notes and then e-mail or text them

List of Apps on State College SD's iPads in 5/2011
  • Safari (comes with iPad)
  • Pages
  • Writer’s studio
  • Drawing Pad
  • Whiteboard Lite: Collaborative Drawing
  • Print Magic HD
  • Notes (comes with iPad)
  • Calendar (comes with iPad)
  • Operations
  • - Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Maps (comes with iPad)
  • Garage band
  • Compass for iPad
  • Quickvoice Recorder
  • Blue FiRe
  • My Ruler Pad
  • ABC Magnetic Alphabet
  • Letter Forms
  • Google Earth (free)
  • Weather Station
  • My Writing Nook for iPad
  • Stack the States
  • Nasa App HD
  • Go Sky Watch Planetarium
  • FlashTo Pass
  • Word Slam
  • Word Magic
  • Pocket Charts long and short vowels
  • ABC games
  • ABC letters, numbers, shapes and colors with Mathaliens
  • K12 Timed reading Practice lite
  • Starfall ABCs
  • Pop-a-Word games
  • Chicktionary
  • iCut (free)
  • Symmetry Shuffle
  • Telling TIme HD
  • MakeChange-Money
  • Slice it!
  • LetsTans Lite
  • Math Bingo
  • Mancala HD
  • Rush Hour
  • Suduko 4 Kids
  • Chess Free
  • Numbers
  • NOOK kids
  • Computer Carl (iPhone app)
  • Egberta’s Equations (iPhone app)
  • Sticker Shop (iPhone app)
  • ICDL ( International Childrens Digital Library)
  • Shelved
  • iPlanit lite

10+ lessons for Using Mobile Devices with Offline Apps to Motivate Learners
BY: Shelly Terrell

Devices include: PDAs, tablets, media players (MP3), handheld computers, phones, etc.
Apple and Android platforms
Apps: AudioBoo or DocWrite; EverNote, MindBlowing, DocWrite - free blogging site
Why mobile learning?
  • various apps
  • vast storage
  • engaging
  • multimedia--address different learning styles
  • travels with them--tears down the classroom walls!
  • distance
  • portable
  • offline/online easily
Standard Offline Apps
  • Video recording
  • Photo capturing
  • Audio recording
  • Notetaking
Standard offline apps:
  • Idea #1: Show and tell: choose a picture from your mobile device, get into sm. groups, show your members the picture and tell them the meaning behind the picture
  • Idea #2: Record a chain story: get into groups of 4, find a device to record, first person starts the story and passes onto other students, each person adds to the story
  • Idea #3: Scavenger Hunt-students get into pairs or small groups, the teacher gives them a list of objects to find, each group takes pictures or a video with cell phone, when complete each group shares their findings
  • Idea#4: Time Capsule- the teacher instructs each student to record video messages & takes pictures throughout the week of what will be included in a time capsule, all these are added to a flash drive or CD that will be buried to be opened later by a future class
  • Idea #5: Field Observations--students work in pairs, with device they observe a specimen, make a hypothesis, take notes, images and so forth to create a presentation, blog post or article.
  • Idea #6 Advertisements-small groups, given product they must come up with a commercial or radio jingle, "fix" ads faults
  • Idea #7: I Spy - use a picture & have students guess what a picture is
  • Idea #8: A Moment in History - the class visits a setting, students recreate the environment to what it looked like in past, students record video in which they role play
  • Idea #9:Reporting the News - get into small groups, record videos of themselves, reporting local or international news
  • Idea #10: Multimedia Journals - get into groups of 4+, find a mobile device with a voice recorder, 1st person begins story, each person adds to story, must be
  • Idea #11 Word Problems

If don't have a mobile device with pic take something from backback & use it
Try AudioBoo or DocWrite-to publish online & can install on mobile device so can use when offline, then can publish when online.
Alphabet chain story: in circle, student A begins story with A, the next B, and so forth
Try using EverNote - puts all in one place
Tour of School
Try EverNote or MindBlo
Try EverNote, Showme, Mindblowing, DocWrite
Location features can be very helpful here...integrate mapping skills into the assignment
AudioBoo! or Splice!
Take a close up of picture, then a picture of the whole scene & discuss what they see
Improves vocabulary
Apps to use--> PuppetPals, Schmuppets, or Sock puppets, Toontastic, be Funky, PSExpress,
study a spider web construction...take a picture each day; what about tracking the movement of a flower...take a picture every hour throughout the day
Showme or splice

Plot Ideas: time capsule, predict the future, change the ending, predict the past, future you, interactive timeline

Suggested Offiline Apps: puppet pals, Sock Puppets, Mindlbowing, Evernote, Be Funky, Posterous , Schmuppets, Splice, Show me, PSExpress, ScreenChomp

Http:// slides from presentation will be here!
Twitter: @ShellTerrell Website:

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Apps for learning phonics, astronomy, and turning an Android tablet into an interactive whiteboard are among this year’s most useful Droid-based apps

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1. Name: Advanced English & Thesaurus
What is it? Instead of following the standard dictionary format, the WordNet dictionary is organized with an innovative and convenient approach. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms, interlinked by means of conceptual-semantic and lexical relations.
In addition to the straightforward definition, the dictionary shows how each word is linked to other words in terms of synonyms, opposites, and similar words,
but also hyponyms and hyperlinks within the group.
Best for: High school students, teachers; Android 2.0 & up
Price: Free
Rated: 4.3 out of 5
Features: Straightforward and precise definitions of over 140,000 words, with more than 250,000 linkss; synonyms, antonyms, similar and related words to help you make your writing and speech more interesting; hypernyms (more generic words), hyponyms (subordinate words), and meronyms (part names);
examples illustrate how words are used and show typical constructions and collocations; transcriptions facilitating pronunciation;
hyperlinks between different related words; history to see the last 50 words you have looked up; support for memory cards;
filters to help you locate the word you are searching for.
external image anymemofree.jpg2. Name: AnyMemo Free
What is it? An advanced, spaced-repetition flash card learning software with rich functions
Best for: High school students; Android 1.6 & up
Price: Free
Rated: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Features: Improved adaptive algorithm from Mnemosyne, Supermemo, Anki; simple and power saving interface with rich functions; no hidden internet connection, no ads; text-to-speech, MP3/OGG/WAV audio; download millions of flash card db to study Arabic, English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French,
and also Computer, Religion, and more from, flashcardexchange, Quizlet, or StudyStack; download and upload from/to Dropbox;
import from StudyStack; import flash cards from Mnemosyne, SuperMemo PPC XML files, CSV, Tab-separated TXT, QA Text files;
export to Mnemosyne XML, TXT, QA Text; small size, support APP2SD.

external image homeworkapp.jpg3. Name: HomeWork
What is it? Homework and time table app for students. Widgets for timetable and homework.
Best for: High school students; Android 1.6 & up
Price: Free
Rated: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Features: List with all homework assignments, sorted on date, with counters for the amount of homework not “done” yet; list with all exams, sorted on date;
timetable for the current day; timetable for the current week; define your own subjects/lessons; define the start and end times of the lessons;
define contact information for each subject.
external image kidsabcphonics.jpg4. Name: Kids ABC Phonics
What is it? Through different games, kids will learn the alphabet letter sounds and the basics of blending
Best for: Ages 2-7
Price: $3.99
Rated: 4.5 out of 5
Features: Kids hold and turn a picture-filled letter block and hear the ABC phonics being pronounced; children have fun building phonics recognition skills by
making their own ABC blocks; while putting puzzles together, kids learn the basics of phonics blending. These skills will be further exercised and expanded in
the Kids Reading game. Every section is designed so children enjoy success time after time and receive positive reinforcement from the likable teacher,
so they want to keep learning.
external image kidsnumbers.jpg5. Name: Kids Numbers and Math
What is it? A fun way for kids to learn numbers and build basic math skills.
Best for: Preschoolers and math; phones and tablets
Price: Free version or $2.99
Rated: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Features: Numbers are spoken in kid-friendly English. The paid version enables the number ranges to be set, with numbers going up to 20.
Games include learning number, choosing max/min number, addition, subtraction, find a match, and advanced exercises.

external image splashtopwhiteboard.jpg6. Name: Splashtop Whiteboard
What is it? Allows teachers and students to turn their Android tablet into an interactive whiteboard. Once connected to their computer over Wi-Fi, they can watch
Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control PC and Mac applications, then annotate lesson content from an Android tablet.
Splashtop Whiteboard offers users of existing interactive whiteboards—such as Mimeo, Mobi, Promethean, Polyvision, or SMART Technologies—
a way to extend their investment by accessing their tools from anywhere in the class without using wireless slates.
Best for: Teachers or high school presentations; Android 3.1 & up
Price: $9.99
Rated: 4 out of 5 stars
Features: Have complete control over the applications, such as Keynote or PowerPoint on the classroom PC. Slowly reveal text or images to keep your
audience focused using the Screen Shade tool, or use the Spotlight tool to keep the attention on just one part of the screen. Use gestures to draw, highlight,
or write over any content. Take snapshots of the screen and save them to the gallery, then print or eMail the snapshots to students, parents, or colleagues.
Use different colored and sized pens, stamps, highlighter, shapes, lines, and text tools over existing content or Flipchart backgrounds. Use the digital flipchart
tool to create pages with different backgrounds. All video and audio are played in high definition on your Android tablet. Play Adobe Flash content,
iTunes music, DVDs, CDs, etc.
external image starchart.jpg7. Name: Star Chart
What is it? This virtual star chart allows users to point an Android device at the sky to determine exactly what they are looking at. Using state-of-the-art GPS
technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high-tech functionality, Star Chart calculates—in real time—the current location of every star and
planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are, even in broad daylight.
Best for: Astronomy, STEM classes
Price: $2.99
Rated: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Features: Just point and view; look around the sky using finger gestures; allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your Android device at any angle;
accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres; displays all the planets of the solar system, plus the sun and the moon;
displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the artwork by 15th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius; includes entire Messier catalogue
of exotic deep sky objects; tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness; installable on an SD card.
external image teacheraidpro.jpg8. Name: Teacher Aide Pro
What is it? Take attendance and grades with easy eMail and text features. Winner for Best Android Teacher App for the 2011 Best App Ever Award.
Best for: K-12 teachers; Android 2.1 & up
Price: $5.99
Rated: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Features: Supports 90 students per class; import student names via CSV file; export data via CSV-generated file and send via eMail; one-click text to
students and parents for tardy and absent students and for missing assignments; one-click Random student generator. Voice to text speaks student’s name;
grading options use categories/weighting; bulk eMail and texting. Send messages to all students or parents with a few simple clicks; Student Photo gallery so
you can learn their names quickly.

external image unitedstateshistory.jpg9. Name: United States History Free
What is it? Facts on U.S. history
Best for: Elementary to high school history classes; Android 1.5 & up
Price: Free
Rated: 4.6 out of 5
Features: Contains a large amount of historical information, including: Constitution (broken down by Article), Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist Papers,
Bill of Rights, Presidents, Important Documents, Flag Code, The Star Spangled Banner, The Pledge of Allegiance, Articles of Confederation, Random U.S.
Facts, and The States.

external image wolframalpha.jpg10. Name: WolframAlpha
What is it? Get answers and access expert knowledge. Remember the Star Trek computer? It’s finally happening. Across thousands of domains–with
more continually added–Wolfram|Alpha uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you. Parts of
Wolfram|Alpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant; this app gives you access to the full power of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine.
Best for: High school students; Android 2.1 & up
Price: $2.99
Rated: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Features: Domains include mathematics, statistics & data, physics, chemistry, materials, engineering, astronomy, earth science, life science, computational
science, units & measures, dates & times, places & geography, people & history, culture & media, music, words & linguistics, sports & games, money & finance,
and much more.

Chemical Equation Balancer Pro - $1.00
Course Pro - $2.99
Google Sky Map- Free
Gutenberg eReader - $2.99
Grade Book for Professors Pro - $4.99
ClickerSchool Virtual Clicker - Free
Ticker Apps -
Trippo Mondo language app -Free
Where's My Droid? - Free

CelesteCeleste SE combines 3D graphics of the heavenly bodies with fun facts about astronomy. Aim your device's camera at the sky and see exactly where each object is located, day or night.
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Algebra TutorAlgebra Tutor is one of the highest-recommended math apps in the Market. It gives step-by-step instructions and shows where you've made mistakes. Even for older Android users, the app is good for brushing up on rusty skills.
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CueBrainNeed to work on your language skills? Try CueBrain, which offers vocab training in a variety of languages.
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WikipediaFor a modern fount of knowledge, we can't beat Wikipedia. Its Android app brings the website's bottomless depths of knowledge to your fingertips in a convenient interface. This is currently the highest-rated encyclopedia app in the Android Market.
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MapMasterFor geography nuts, MapMaster is where it's at (rimshot!). This educational game tests your knowledge of famous places and capitals around the world. You can also compete against up to 10 friends on the same device.
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Sight Read Music Quiz 4 PianoReading music is a dying art -- even many professional pop stars wouldn't know a middle C if it bit 'em. Stay ahead of the curve with this simple and enjoyable music reading app.
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Flash Card Maker ProThis one is great for students and for parents of younger children. Flash Card Maker Pro, as the name implies, lets you make your own study aids. It uses speech recognition for optimal memory building and fact retention.
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Kindle for AndroidFinally, we give you the Kindle app for Android, which you can use to download classics by authors from Leo Tolstoy to Jane Austen. Best of all, both the app and a huge library of literary classics are completely free.
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Great Back-to-School Apps for Android

Posted by Mark Stetler on Aug 17, 2012 in Blog | No Comments
external image Tablets-for-back-to-school.jpgIt’s that time of year again, when students are gearing up for new classes, faces, and experiences, and parents are looking forward to reclaiming their homes, at least for a few hours during the day. Of course, kids these days no longer look to their Trapper Keepers and calculators and slide rules, but if they’re lucky enough to be tethered to an Android phone, there are a host of great mobile apps out there that can help make for a soft landing. Here are a few we really like:
  1. //Lumosity//. Lumosity is a brain-training program that offers its full functionality on a desktop, but the mobile app version is excellent in and of itself. Lumosity offers a series of mental exercises that train visual perception, memory, number sense, and vocabulary that are tailored to the user’s level.
  2. //Amazon Student//: If your students are in college, then you’ve probably already noticed tuition and school fees climbing at an alarming rate over the last few years. This app by Amazon can take some of the edge off by helping your university kids get the best possible deals on their textbooks. Of course, for those textbooks that are available digitally, the Kindle app is still free.
  3. //Math Workout//: We don’t recall math being all that much fun in school, but with Math Workout’s daily regimen of training exercises and drills, students can keep on top of their math skills.
  4. //Miss Spell’s Class//: It’s not yet an Olympic sport, but if you were aware that there was a national texting contest, you might already think that spelling is an obsolete skill. If you’re as old-school as we are, however, you still want to make sure your kids know how to spell. This great app from the folks at can help accomplish exactly that with this addictive but educational spelling game.
And naturally, if you have a good idea for a back-to-school app, or any other app for that matter, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll help get you started.

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