TIC 60+ Apps for MS/HS

Deb's 60 Apps in 60 Minutes - HS

TIC Conference App Shoutout! MS/HS
60+ iOS Apps in 60 Minutes
Deb Henkes
Keystone AEA1

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We want students to SHOW what you KNOW!

Websites That Act like Apps:
1. Socrative Teacher app & Student app

Teacher: t.socrative.com

Student: m.socrative.com

a. Socrative is a free response system that allows teachers to poll and quiz their class during a lesson. It provides teachers with the real-time feedback they need to be sure their messages are being received.
b. Developed for smartphones and laptops, all you need to get started is the Socrative Teacher app running on an iOS device, a Wi-Fi network, and students with internet-enabled devices to participate.
c. Host app features Wi-Fi based classroom response system for up to 50 clients, students can participate with any internet-enabled device or the Socrative app, edit questions on your computer or iOS device, poll questions one-at-a-time or back-to-back, vote on responses and email reports, display on a projector with a VGA dongle (iPhone 4 and iPad)
d. Socrative is made up of of two parts: the teacher and the student. Teachers use their app to create quizzes, enter questions and begin the polling. Students participate in polls/quizzes by entering the teacher room number in a web browser or app using any internet-enabled device.

2. Online Chalkboard http://chalk.37signals.com/
a. Free! Use to post quick messages for students when attached to projector.
b. Students can use for paperless planning and scratch paper.
c. Notes can be saved and shared.

3. Awwapp.com
a. A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world.
b. No sign in - allows for collaboration via weblink
c. Can post creation, save online or download as a .png.

4. Corkboard.me
a. Online collaborative notice board.
b. No username or password required, updates in realtime.
c. Use for assignments, discussions, note-taking, see the big picture, look for patterns and more.

5. Jeopardy Labs
Here’s how it works:
  1. Multiple Teams: The site allows multiple teams (up to 12) to play the same board.
  2. Choose a Category and a Point Value.
  3. Answer in question form: They are presented with a statement and must verbalize the correct question to match (e.g. Statement: “Derivative of “digit” that means magic tricks, card tricks, or sleight-of-hand” Correct Response: “What is prestidigitation?”)
  4. Assigning Points and Recording Scores: If the team provides a correct answer, they tap the + and the point value of the item is added to their leader board. If they answered incorrectly, they tap the – and the point value of the item is removed from their leader board.
  5. Repeat and Enjoy: After the points are recorded, the teams would return to the game board and a different team would repeat the category and point value selection.
Use with 6. BUZZ - Game Show Button

Productivity and Reference Time!

7. Keynote

a. An amazing tool to create and show presentations on the iPad.

b. Start working on your computer, and pick it up on the iPad, or vice versa.

c. Supports import of PowerPoint slides as well.

8. Numbers

a. Numbers lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — using just your fingers.

b. Choose from 250 easy-to-use functions.

c. Create impressive tables and charts, then move them around the flexible canvas.  

d. Numbers uses Smart Zoom to automatically zoom in on data as you edit or type, and zooms back out when you’re done

9. Pages

a. Choose from 16 Apple-designed templates and styles to instantly create beautiful letters, reports, flyers, cards, and posters.

b. View, edit and export Pages ’09, Microsoft Word, and plain text files. Easily import files from Mail, the web, your iCloud, a WebDAV service, or Dropbox

c. Easily add images to your document, using dynamic text wrapping to flow text around images.

d. Quickly add photos and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser.

e. Work without worry — Pages automatically saves your documents whenever you make a change.

10. Paperport Notes

a. Paperport Notes is a free, powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing, audio recording. It offers various types of paper from lined to graphing paper, importing images, get files from dropbox or built in web search.

b. Mark up PDFs and leverage Dragon voice recognition to translate speech to text. Use for online Graphic Organizer PDFs - http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/intgos/html/igo.htm

Open from the web, create and email teacher finished product.

c. Export as PDF  + audio exporting, emailing, Google Docs uploading, and more.

11. NoteMasterLite  and NoteMaster HD

a. Create notes with headers, images and lists. (With free version can only create 7 notes)

b. Can email as text and sync with Google Docs

12. Evernote

a. Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.

b. Notes can be text, photo and audio and are auto-synced everywhere, and text in snapshots are scanned and made magically searchable!

Evernote Peek

  1. Evernote Peek is a learning app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. No Smart Cover? No problem! The new Virtual Cover lets any iPad get in on the fun. Studying with an iPad has never been more natural. Simply peek under the cover to prepare for a quiz, practice a language or strengthen your memory.
  2. First, choose something to study. Either pick a notebook from your Evernote account or select from the featured publishers. If you have a Smart Cover, then peek under the cover to see the clue, lift the cover higher to see the answer. Close the cover and repeat. If you don't have a Smart Cover, then simply enable the Virtual Cover in Settings.

13. Dropbox

a. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go. Not only do you have access to your stuff, it’s always backed up and safe on Dropbox.com.

14. DocScanHD

a. DocScanHD turns your iPhone/iPad into a pocket scanner. It enables you to quickly scan documents and edit on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF. In addition to email, DocScanHDprovides easy upload to Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs. The DocScanHD scanner technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction, image post-processing.

15. Skitch free

a. Mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them with anyone you like. Brainstorm design ideas with your team!

16. Google Search

a. You can easily search Google from Safari, but the Google Search app brings some additional weapons to the fight - Google Goggles, Voice Search, and My Location

Google Goggles allows you to search by taking a picture with your iPhone iPad camera. Image recognition technology recognizes objects and returns relevant search results.

b. Googles is good at identifying barcodes, products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, business cards and print ads, and will now translate text in 6 languages and solves Sudoku puzzles.

c. Voice Search jumps into action by speaking your search into your iPad or iPhone. It supports over 20 languages. My Location search will return results customized to where you are (e.g. ‘weather’) & find places nearby without needing to type your current location (e.g. ‘pizza’ or ‘movies’).

17. iSwifter, Puffin, Photon, Rover

a. Browsers that will run Flash! Some free (Rover) most are not.

Play Flash based learning games or whenever Flash is needed in a website.

b. Use with Keystone Online Resources such as TrueFlix, BookFlix and more.

18. Qwiki interactive search
  1. Curious? Explore 3,000,000 topics in a format perfect for the iPad: learn about what's near you, across the world - and everything in between. Qwiki combines thousands of sources (mostly Wikipedia) to present concise, interactive summaries of millions of people, places and things in an experience optimized for the iPad. Explore topics by searching or browse a worldwide map highlighting landmarks, monuments, cities, towns, and more.
  2. Great for ESL and students with disabilities!
19. Dragon Dictation

a. Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

b. With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice.  So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.

20. Speak it! Text to Speech

a. Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere.

b. You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like! Need an elegant way to make announcements over your PA system? Speak it! can do that too. You can easily set up a list of pre-made announcements, and play them with a press of a button.

21. iCabMobile

a. DOWNLOADS! iCab Mobile has a built-in Download Manager so you can download almost all files from the Internet (even YouTube videos!). The downloads can be easily transferred to a Mac/PC/Linux computer but also to other Apps on the device which can open these files. iCab Mobile supports Dropbox to export/import bookmarks, transfer downloads, images, files, & web pages to your Dropbox account.

22. Splashtop Remote

a. This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams video AND audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Firefox, Safari, World of Warcraft, and other PC / MAC applications. Works over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. Go everywhere with just your iPad without having to carry your computer!

b. Use to access SmartBoard Notebook or for students to use TeachTown from their iPad.

Core Time
23. CommonCore

a. View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR's).

24. Tools4Students,  Popplet free,  T-Chart

a. Tools4Students App features 25 graphic organizers for students to use to organize their thinking. Save or email, use again and again. Project onto board to collaborate with team members.

b. Popplet - students can create their own mind maps with images. Can export as PDF or JPG in email or save to camera roll.

c. T-Chart - free  pro/con T chart, email info out.

25. Kahn Academy (now an app!)

a. With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 225 practice exercises, they are on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. Students can make use of the extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

b. Their library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance, history, art history and more. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer and iPad.

c. Here’s a great example!

26. TED

a. Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. TED presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends.

b. On the iPad, the entire library is at your fingertips. Watch TEDTalks in high or low res formats based on your network connectivity. Play it on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay. Curate your own play list. Watch them later, even when you can't be online. Tell us how much time you have and let us guide you to a delightful play list.

27. iTunes U

a. Search categories such as K-12, Universities & Colleges and Beyond Campus to find free complete courses for students or video professional development session with handouts, lesson plans and more!

b. Like these Learning Snapshots!

28. PBS for iPad and PBS Kids Video
  1. Watch the most popular and current PBS programs free and with minimal interruption. "PBS for iPad" features more than 300 videos, including full-length episodes, segments and previews with new content updated daily. Now featuring the first episode of Brian Greene’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos”, as well as Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, History Detectives, Masterpiece, Nature, Need to Know, Nova, Secrets of the Dead, and more.
  2. PBS Kids features access to over 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS shows such as Curious George, Sesame Street and more!

28. Follett  Digital Reader

a. iPad app for the Follett Keystone Online Resources eBooks

b. Easy to use, can read online or download book for offline reading

c. MS/HS address: http://wbb02039, EL addres: http://wbb02038

d. You must also know your Keystone username and password

29. iBooks/Kindle/Stanza

a. These are all free eBook reading apps. Get one, or get them all, but just get it. Not only can you purchase new books, but there are tens of thousands of free books - classics that are out of copyright, through various places such as Project Gutenberg.

b. With these apps, you can also import and read PDF documents and anything in the ePub format. You can even write your own eBooks with Pages on the iPad! Also, be sure to check out the CK12 project where you can download free text books in the ePub format.

(Create your own eBooks with Apple’s free iBooks Author - download to your Mac).

30. Book Creator for iPad (4.99)

a. Easy to use, choose various layouts and fonts, add photos and text, record and import spech and music.

b. Add to iBooks, email, send to dropbox. Print or export as a PDF

Video coming, more info and tutorials at www.redjumper.net/bookcreator

31. SparkNotes Free

a. Popular study guide for literature, Shakespeare, poetry and more. Read online or download to read offline later. Can share location and start a study group from your iPad.

32. Flashcardlet free & Flashcards Deluxe

a. Flashcardlet is a free, easy to use, yet powerful flashcard app which you can use to study just about anything you want. Allows you to search for, study and make local edits to Quizlet.com flashcards. Flash cards include iimages.Free version does have ads.

b. Flashcards Deluxe is an easy to use, yet powerful flashcard app which you can use to study just about anything you want. Two smart study modes that automatically focus more on the cards you miss: Leitner and a more advanced Spaced Repetition mode. Will connect to Quizlet.com and FlashcardExchange.com to browse and download any of their 4 million+ flashcard sets.

33. Spel It Rite 2, 5 Letter Spelling free, Spelling Hero

a. Can you easily identify misspelled words? Can you do it fast? Challenge yourself with 1500 of the most difficult to spell English words. Apart from being fun, Spel It Rite 2 will help you build a better vocabulary by providing word definitions, thesaurus and audible pronunciations. It will track all your mistakes and will re-test you during subsequent game play.

b.___ Letter Spelling - this is a group of free apps starting with 4 up to 10+ letter spelling words. Great spelling practice!

c. With Spelling Hero you get lots of practice, fun games and can customize spelling lists.

34. SAT Vocab

a. Fun SAT vocabulary practice!

35. Grammar App HD
  1. The Grammar App uses a new approach, that of an Interactive Book with a easy to learn format and a simple step by step guide which also includes a quick check while taking a tutorial to test your understanding of what you just read.
  2. This version contains the most simple tutorials required to do an Initial Assessment of your English Grammar, take Category wise tests or test your mastery with complete Tests that test each and every aspect of your understanding of English Grammar be it related to understanding of the basics of Grammar, Punctuation and its usage or how to write sentences correctly.

36. Wolfram Alpha
  1. Find out how much vitamin C is in a bowl of ice cream. Learn what European country has the fourth largest population of children. Compute solutions to difficult trig and calculus problems. Balance complex chemical equations. Discover what is overhead as you gaze up at the stars. Finally crack that crossword puzzle. Whoever you are and whatever you do, Wolfram Alpha delivers insight and understanding into any facet of your life.
37. Doodle Numbers & Convert Units free

a. An addictive pattern matching, puzzle solving game for learners of any age.

b. Convert Units is a handy tool for performing all sorts of conversions, convenient interface!

38. Simple Physics

a. Learn physics and engineering skills while designing complex structure for anything from treehouses to ferris wheels. When testing, you can see how strain is distributed across your design so that you can easily fix the problem areas. Great hands on learning tool. Email blueprints to friends.

39. EarthObserver Sky Safari, and Star walk,  Science 360

a. Explore your planet as never before with the mobility of EarthObserver. Use your fingertips to travel through terrestrial landscapes and across the ocean floor. Visit frozen icecaps, study geological maps, scout mountains to climb and trips on coastal waters and exploit a rich atlas of other earth and environmental imagery.

b. Add any of the following layers to the detailed basemap: US Coastal Bathymetry, US Nautical Charts, US Topographic Sheets, Geologic Maps, Geophysical Maps, Land Surface, NASA Visible Earth, Ocean Floor, Ocean Surface, Human Impact, Hydrology, Natural Hazards, Atmosphere and Clouds, Snow, Ice and Water, & Shorelines and Political Boundaries

c. Sky Safari and Star Walk are both amazing astronomy apps! With the iPad learning about the night sky has never been so accessible and intuitive!

d. The National Science Foundation app Science 360 provides easy access to engaging science and engineering videos and images from around the globe and more.

40. The Elements  - EMD PTE (free)
  1. If you think you've seen the periodic table, think again. The Elements: A Visual Exploration lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before. This is the US English version of The Elements.
  2. You start off at a living periodic table where every element is shown with a smoothly rotating sample.  To read about tin, tap the tin soldier. To read about gold, tap the gold nugget.  Immediately you see the sample filling nearly the entire screen, photographed to razor sharpness and rotating around a complete circle in front of your eyes.
41. US Citizenship 2012 Test

a. A great pre-test for students in US History or Government or use to practice for the USCIS Citizenship exam.

42. Political Time Machine & Step into Time and Place

a. Political Time Machine lets you pick a year, select a candidate and then watch them speak from different points in their careers. Over 2,500 videos.

b. Step into Time and Place allows students to easily place their own image into a historical photo, learn more about the historical event and then share with teachers and friends.

43. Stats of the Union

a. Stats of the Union is powered by the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report which consists of data from the Census Bureau, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Dept. of Labor and Environmental Protection Agency. See a stat you’d like to share and draw conclusions from? Save it to the camera roll for use in other applications.

Creativity and Collaboration

44. Doodle Buddy, Drawing Pad, Draw
a. Doodle Buddy is a fun,  free drawing app for kids of all ages, lots of cool drawing tools, stamps and text

b. Drawing Pad is a more robust drawing tool with a multitude of brushes, markers, crayons, pencils and more to choose from. What makes this app really useful is the wide variety of papers available such as lined writing paper for beginning printers and graph paper, can be used across the curriculum!

c. What I like about the free Draw app is the ability to collaborate with another iPad via bluetooth! Use to work together on math problems, practice spelling words, plan projects and more!

45. ScreenChomp & ShowMe & Explain Everything

a. Want to make your own Kahn Academy-style mini-lessons? These two apps can replace a PC, a drawing program, a screen-capture program and a Wacom Tablet all in one!

b. ScreenChomp is a free, simple to use screencasting app for your iPad. You get a doodling board, markers, and access to your photo roll. One-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun! Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It.

c. In ShowMe you can record your voice-over tutorials and share online. Add images, annotate, pause and continue recording.Can be as long or as short as it needs to be. Share it with the ShowMe online community, make it either public or private: http://www.showme.com/

d. Explain Everything packs a bit more power for $2.99. You get more importing and exporting options, as well as the ability to bring in a web page for annotation and discussion. Bring in resources from Dropbox, Evernote, Email and your Photo Roll, and export as an MP4 movie file, image files, PDF’s or as a project file for collaboration with others.

46. Google Earth

a. I believe that the iPad is the absolute best way to interact with maps - it is such an intuitive and natural experience. I also believe that Google Earth may be the best ever incarnation of a map. Period. You can literally hold the world in the palm of your hand.

b. With Google Earth you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a third of the world's land mass.

c. You can navigate the world with a swipe of your finger, swipe with two fingers to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain, show the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world, view geo-located Wikipedia articles, use the Location feature to fly to your current location, & search for cities, places, and business around the globe with Google Local Search

47. Prezi Viewer

a. Show your prezis on the fly! Go to prezi.com, create a prezi, download to your iPad and show it anytime, anywhere. Drag to pan and pinch to zoom in or out of topics, just like you do in any map apps. This lets you freely explore your prezi as your meeting or conversation develops--in the office hallway or in a beach café.

48. Animoto

a. Easier to use than the website! Students can make an impressive, share-worthy video displaying their learning in less than 10 minutes. Can also share via email, Facebook, Twitter and to the Camera Roll.

49. GarageBand

a. GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. You can mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share.

b. 14 ways to use GarageBand in the classroom

50. iMovie

a.  Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app for the iPad. Designed for the Multi-Touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music and sound effects. Then give it the Hollywood treatment by adding a theme, titles and transitions. And you can share share your movie with the world – right from iMovie.  

b.   13 ways to use iMovie in the classroom

51. PhotoBooth & Camera & iPhoto

a.  Not a lot to say about these, but it’s amazing to have a camera (although not the best quality camera) built in to the iPad 2. In conjunction with iMovie, it makes the iPad 2 a dead-simple movie studio. PhotoBooth is another way to access the camera, but adds some very fun effects that can keep people entertained for HOURS.

b.  And with integration with the other apps like Face Time, Dropbox and Evernote, the camera can be used in so many different ways.

c. Apple’s elegant multi-touch full featured photo app! The Ultimate Guide for iPhoto on the iPad

52. 360 Panorama

a.  Take stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. 360 Panorama turns your iPad 2 into a full featured 360 degree panoramic camera. Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. 360 Panorama captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera.

53. Videolicious & Animation EX

a. Videolicious is a free and so simple! Turn raw video and photos into a masterpiece in just three simple steps. Saves to the camera roll, email, Facebook and Youtube.

b. Animation Express is also a free app. Students can paint, draw and then animate and add audio to their animation.

54. Strip Designer  and Comic Life

a. With Strip Designer create your own personal comic strips on your iPad using just the photos from your photo album or iPad 2 camera. Select one of the many included page templates. Add photos to the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" for a bit of extra spice. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family by saving it to your photo album, emailing it to your friends, uploading it to Facebook or Flickr, or creating a Tweet with Twitter and Twitpic.

b. Comic Life is designed to work seamlessly like iWork and includes a full featured comic editor. Easy and powerful, drag and drop creative styles, fonts, balloons, captions and multilayered gradients. Includes its own integrated e-reader. Share with nearby iPads,email or send to Facebook and Twitter. Saves automatically whenever a change is made.

55. Puppet Pals & Puppet Pals HD

a. Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops,or use photos from your camera roll and drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later. This app is as fun as your own creativity. Act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, use for reading fluency, or types of formative and summative assessment.

b. PP HD adds no functionality if you’ve purchased the Director’s Pass (in app) from the free version of Puppet Pals. HD is an un-locked version with no in-app purchases, designed for schools to use in the classroom.

Use Puppet Pals to illustrate idioms, narrate conflict....

56. Sock Puppets

a. This surprising usefull free app Sock Puppets lets students create their own lip-synched videos and share them on FB or Youtube ( $.99 in app purchase - save to camera roll). Add puppets, props, backgrounds and start creating. Use multiple puppets for group projects ranging from rewriting a script from Romeo and Juliet to explaining Newton’s First Law of Motion. Great for all ages!

Sock Puppets Court Cases

57. Toontastic

a. Lights, camera, action - Play! Toontastic is a creative learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate and share their cartoons. Sets the stage for the storytelling process, set up your characters and scenes, record your voice,  animate the screen and add music. Title and upload to TuneTube to share.

58. Blurb Mobile

a. Use this easy, free app to create and edit photo, video slide shows with voice narration. Direct access to the iPad camera and camera roll. Save to camera roll and share through email, FB, Twitter, Tumblr or save to the Blurb Mobile site.

b. Use for students to show you what they know and can do by creating social stories, presentations, how-tos and much more.

59. Photo Card lite & Kid Cards

a. Photo Card is by far the best postcard app and Free! Students can create dazzling custom-designed showcasing their knowledge with their own photos or Bill Atkinson’s nature photos. Email to share.

b. Also free, Kids Cards allows students to create great postcards with in app art or their own photos or anything from the camera rolls. Share via email or save to the camera roll.

60. Mad Pad

a. Amazing and amazingly fun ,easy and imaginative way to create music!  Use everyday sights, sounds and video to make your creation. Download sets or create your own. Save to camera roll or youtube. Infinite possibilities!

61. Singing fingers

a. Students can use their own fingers to create visual music! Free!

62. StorySpine & Story Dice (both free) & Talking News

a. Story Spine is simple app helps students make a story using the story spine strategy. Copy and paste the result into another app to continue editing and adding to the story.

b. Roll the StoryDice storytelling cubes for plot character and setting ideas.

c. In Talking News Tom and Ben are famous new anchors, the will repeat whatever you say, use for group projects, fluency and script writing and more!

Use Talking News to iSpice your Weather Lesson

63. Whiteboard Free  

a.  This app allows you to share iPad screens across a number of iPads. Once you open the app it asks if you want to 'share' your screen.  Once you allow this it means that when 1 person write on their iPad it will be seen on the other iPads that it has been shared with. Amazing for collaboration! The Pro version for $0.99 allows you to use multiple marker colors.

64. Google Translate

a.  A universal free translator for your iPad used by over 20 million people! Translate words, phrases and even whole texts into over 64 languages. With voice recognition you simply speak and instantly see your translation! Can view your history off-line.

65. Survival Guide for Kids

a. Survival skills presented through 19 chapters. Includes planning survival kits, basic survival medicine, shelters, and more. Read off-line. Does not include a chapter about how to make electricity to charge your iPad in the wild.

66. Find My iPad

a. This app is not so much fun in itself, but it will allow you to KEEP having fun with your iPad in the event that you and it become separated. This used to come as a part of the $99 MobileMe service, but has now become free - but you MUST SET IT UP in order for it to help you out. If your iPad goes for a walk before you do, you are out of luck.

b. It will also allow you to view the current location on a map, play a sound so that you can find it, protect the contents with a passcode, or even remotely wipe all of the contents.

67. BeSeen & Garfield Cyberbullying

a. BeSeen is a free app that simulates a social network. Play the game and make choices to learn more about protecting your reputation, defending peers and online privacy. Created by Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids.

b. Professor Garfield helps Nermal deal with a major cyberbullying smackdown in this free interactive app.

Digital Citizenship - iPads a PDF with student tips for being safe with shared iPads.

68. Draw Something

a. Tons of fun, like Pictionary with friends who are not in the same room! No drawing skill necessary, but helps. Critical thinking useful! All ages can enjoy!

69. Words with Friends

a. Fun and addictive Scrabble like game to play with your friends, challenge yourself to  reative word building, triple score seeking words using all those ‘z’s and ‘q’s!

70. Angry Birds

a. Use logic, skill and brute force to crush the pigs! Enough said!

71. Cut the Rope HD

a.  One of many great Physics-based games on the iPad (ah-hem... Angry Birds!). This app has been named the Best Game on the iPhone by IGN, as well as several other awards for it’s game play. It is very cute, very fun to play, and becomes very challenging VERY quickly.

72. Where’s my Water?

a. Addictive fun in the form of thinking, strategy and problem solving, you’ll feel so good about yourself when you help Swampy get water for his shower!

Deb Henkes,
Jun 11, 2012, 6:52 AM