Appy Hour

Our menu from our first Appy Hour which was Thursday, October 6 at Sonic off Sidney Baker. Our roundtable consisted of Joel Adkins (Technology Center), Nieves Stephens (Nimitz Elementary), Eddie Mathews (Tivy High School), Julie Parmer (Tivy High School), Donna West (Daniels Elementary). Special guest appearances by Bob Borjes (Hal Peterson Middle School), Jewell Borjes (Daniels Elementary) and Melanie Huckaby (Hal Peterson Middle School).

A small group but we all had a lot of apps to share as favorites!
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App NameDescriptionApp LinkCostAge Recommended:
App NameDescriptionApp LinkCostAge Recommended:
123d Sculpt Sculpt and paint realistic 3D objects FREE JR high - High School 
ABC Tracer Audio clips of letters and numbers along with tracing interaction. Tests ability to trace letters. FREE PreK-elementary 
Ant Smasher Game of smashing ants. Kind of gory. But if you hit a wasp, you get hurt! FREE and $1.99 versions JR high - High School 
Baby Games My First Shapes Games of sound, color and shapes. Has multiple levels of difficulty and the ability for you to add your own pictures and sound to create your own levels. $0.99 PreK-Elementary 
Cab 4 Me Need a cab? Use this app to pinpoint the closest on duty cab near you and then call the company to have one delivered to your location. FREE Adult 
Dragon Dictation Voice to text tool. Speak and it translates your voice into text for text messaging, email or note taking FREE Elementary-Adult 
Dropbox Install this app on your computer and then when you drag files to it, they sync to all your devices that have the app. FREE Middle - Adult 
EverNote Take notes in this app using text, audio and/or pictures. Your notes sync to all devices and the web where you can access or email them. FREE Middle - Adult 
Find My Car GPS pinpoint your car when you park in a different city. Then when ready to find it, open the app to get a map to your car. FREE Adult 
Finger Design Photo Collage Use your photos with over 300 preloaded contruction materials to make your own cut-n-paste scrapbooks $3.99 Jr. High - Adult 
Hipstimatic The joy of the "old" plastic camera with the ability to changeout flash, film and lenses for different photo effects. $1.99 High School - Adult 
Keeper Stores and keeps track of your various passwords and secure information in one area. FREE Adult 
Kids Can Match - Animals Vocal memory game for kids to play with over 70 levels of interaction FREE and $0.99 versions PreK=Elementary 
LED Light for iPhone 4 Uses built-in flash for iPhone 4 camera to turn into a bright flashlight or strobe light. FREE Adult 
Living Language Spanish Comes with 11 lessons of free spanish lessons with audio, text and interactive vocab games. Stylish design. FREE Middle-Adult 
Match-Up Math Pair tiles that equal the same numeric amount to clear the board and advance in the game. Addictive! $2.99 5th Grade to Adult 
Media Slate Pro Annotation and whiteboard tool where you design with your finger. FREE Elementary to Adult 
Paper Toss Game where the goal is to toss paper into a wastebin. Make sure to avoid furniture traps and that fan that blows them off target. FREE to $0.99 versions High School - Adult 
Phonics Over 450 sounds to combine to teach basic phonics to students. $1.99 Elementary 
Planets The best app of the hour! Planets lets you view the constellations from your device. Simply point to the sky and you can view the stars and planets around you. FREE Elementary - Adult 
Proloquo 2 Go Region 20 grant we have a staff member using this with autism student. App is designed for people with difficulty speaking. $189.00 - per download Elementary - Adult 
Red Laser Barcode Scanner Scans barcodes while shopping and connects to retail stores online for comparison shopping. FREE Adult 
Shazam Also a song search engine and listens to music to let you know what the songs are. Free to $5.99 - different versions Adult 
Simple MInd+ MInd-mapping tool for cognitive mapping. Can share and invite others to work in same brainstorming area. FREE Middle to High School 
Skee-Ball FREE Game of tossing the ball into the rings for points.!/id432924800?mt=8 FREE N/A - game 
Slydial Free version contains advertising. App for calling and leaving voicemessages that bypass the call system. In other words, your calls in this app go right to voicemail. The person you call doesn't get a ring or notification that you called. It just shows that they have a waiting voicemail. FREE but pay options available in online account. Adult 
SmallTalk - Letters, Sounds, Colors Video clips show mouth movement with sound for illustrating sound, colors and letters. FREE PreK-Elementary 
SoundHound Ever hear a song you couldn't remember the title to? SoundHound listens to the songs around you and gives you the title. Some songs also produce the lyrics from the database if you need them. FREE to $6.99 versions Adult 
Spelling Bug Great game introduces a picture and the letters to form the object in the picture. Kids unscramble letters to form the words. FREE to $0.99 Elementary 
Stack the States Interactive lesson and game where you make stacks of animated states, cities, capitals, etc. Make stacks on common themes and learn as you play. $0.99 and Free versions 4th Grade - High School 
Storyboards Build your own storyboards by drawing or using the library that comes with the app. Great for planning a story visually. FREE and up to $14.99 4th Grade - High School 
TED Technology Engineering Design - over 900 videos from the radicals, gurus, and frontier people who are sharing about their field and what it is like out on the edge. FREE High School - Adult 
Use Your Handwriting - GOLD Handwriting tool for taking notes with your finger. Engine running app also helps your handwriting be clearer. $0.99 Elementary - Adult 
Virtuoso Piano Lite Piano with notes on the keys Free and pay versions N/A Game 
Waterslide Extreme Fun 3D interaction as you slide through various backgrounds on a waterslide. FREE N/A Game 
White Noise Lite 5 different white noise sounds with interactive backgrounds FREE and pay versions N/A Noise 
WiFi Finder Find the free wifi hotspots around you or plan a trip and checkout where you can access free wifi. FREE Middle - Adult 
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