iOS App Ideas


Cookie Factory - Place Value (free)


posted Sep 4, 2013, 4:00 PM by Molly Schroeder

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami.

A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos.

Create a Gami in 3 easy steps. 1 - Customize a character and choose your background. 2 - Record your voice or type a message for your character to say. 3 - Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email.

● Mix and match your character & background 
● Record your voice or type a message
● Resize character and place it in the scene 
● Personalize with a photo background 
● Share via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS 
● View Gami as a web URL on all devices 

● Greetings & Invites - Liven up your messages
● Education - Learn in a new way
● Business & Marketing - Stand out with creativity

Story Wheel

posted Nov 7, 2011, 7:21 AM by Molly Schroeder

Story Wheel is an app for the iPad and iPhone that is designed to promote audio storytelling. Spin the Story Wheel on your device and when it lands on an image, dictate a short story based on that image. When you are finished recording, you can play your story back with animations generated by Story Wheel. The basic Story Wheel app is free. You can add more thematic sets of images like the Pirate theme to the app with a $.99 in-app purchase. The video below offers a short overview of Story Wheel in action. 


posted Sep 30, 2011, 7:34 AM by Molly Schroeder

Mobile Learning

Bring Your Lessons to the iPad 
TechSmith has released a free iPad appcalled ScreenChomp that lets you create screencasts with audio narration on the go. You draw freehand on the iPad’s touch screen—the app offers 12 colored pens to choose from—and as you doodle, your voice gets recorded in sync with the drawing. The recorded video can be downloaded as an MPEG-4 file from the Web site, which you can then upload to YouTube or any other video sharing Web site. 
Click Here to Access Free ScreenChomp App

ShowMeApp is another free whiteboard app for the iPad that offers similar recording functionality, but you cannot download the recorded screencasts. 
Click Here to Access Free ShowMeApp

See how Matt Lindsay at Countryside is using this to share video lessons with students and parents.
Partial Sums

Apps for Learning to Read

posted May 5, 2011, 7:39 AM by Molly Schroeder   [ updated May 5, 2011, 8:05 AM ]

Apps for Learning Math

posted Apr 26, 2011, 6:40 AM by Molly Schroeder   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 8:41 AM ]

This post is not about one App but about lots of Apps for Learning Math
Use these links to iTunes to learn about Apps that will help you focus on different standards in math...
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Geometry and More
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Applying Math
  • Math Games

4-12-11 Dragon Dictation

posted Apr 12, 2011, 10:38 AM by Molly Schroeder

Dragon Dictation is text to speech.  Record your voice and it recognizes speech


4-5-11 Google Earth

posted Apr 6, 2011, 6:56 AM by Molly Schroeder   [ updated Apr 6, 2011, 7:07 AM ]

Did you know?  You can take a screen capture with your iDevice by holding the power button and the home button at the same time. 

Lesson Idea: Have students take screen shots of different locations using Google Earth and then POW Strip Design to add text about that specific location.  

Think about reading: Students could look at locations in different books you are reading, visit them using Google Earth on your iDevice and write about setting in the novel!  

3-22-11 POW Strip Designer

posted Mar 21, 2011, 10:03 AM by Molly Schroeder   [ updated Apr 6, 2011, 6:57 AM ]

POW Strip Designer allows you to create your own Comic Strip Design using photos from your photo library.  

Lesson Ideas: Have students use the white board app to draw numbers, take a screen shot (by pushing the home button and the power button simultaneously) and have the kids create math problems or multi digit numbers using the Strip Designer.

My new idea!  Use Google Earth to study a state or regions or locations from a book they are reading to take screen captures of different locations and share learning about that specific location.

Cost is $2.99 and totally worth it!

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