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Surprisingly Educational Apps

List of FREE edutainment apps that can be used instructionally in the classroom across content areas and grade levels. Each app is featured in a "Surprisingly Educational" episode with integration ideas for the iClassroom.

Visit www.techchef4u.com for further resources.

Source: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/appy-hours-4-u-blog-talk-radio/id475247820

Surprisingly Educational Apps | iTunes - Podcasts - Appy Hours 4 U | Blog Talk Radio Feed by Techchef4u

Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes for free from Appy Hours 4 U | Blog Talk Radio Feed by Techchef4u on the iTunes Store.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Surprisingly Edu Apps - Symbaloo

Sharing a Symbaloo List of 35+ Surprisingly Educational Apps with resources and companion blog.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | iPad Lessons

A Growing and Constantly Updated List of iPad Lessons curated on Pinterest!

Surprisingly Educational Apps | HGPlus for iPad

Create a learning hub with customized links, notes, audio recordings, and dictionary.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | iBanner!

Suggestion: Teacher provides a vocabulary word and each student writes a sentence with that word in iBanner! OR use as a prop or subtitle in a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHFh4q8URdg&feature=plcp

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Snapguide

Create step-by-step how to guides to support PD/tech tips and dissemination of information in the classroom.

80+ Snapguide examples for the classroom: http://pinterest.com/techchef4u/isnap-2-learn-snapguides-4-the-classroom/

Surprisingly Educational Apps | iK Calendar FREE

Suggestion: Use in elementary to block out the day or to teach elapsed time.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Tom’s Messenger

Suggestion: use to report on location from an event, create book trailers, or even travel reviews.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Mover Lite

Suggestion: build and share contacts for shapes or fictional characters (similar to BUMP) or play "flick the fastest image.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Weatherwise

Suggestion: Use images for a weather journal or Visual Poet poetry. Cross reference reports with Wunder Map, make conversions between C & F or two different locations.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Where's My Water? Free

Physics & Problem-solving (teaches backward thinking).

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Make-n-Match

Suggestion: Create your own matching games for math problems, vocabulary, sight words, chemical names, historical battles.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Family Trees

Suggestion: Create a family tree for a historical figure, characters in a book, or your own family.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | LEGO® Super Heroes Movie Maker

Suggestion: Make a stop-motion movie for life cycles, digital storytelling, historical reenactments, force and motion, or personification.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | For All Seasons

Suggestion: Use these seasonal interactives to inspire your own or rewrite your own for the same season. (Perhaps create your own with TypeDrawing app).

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Mad Lips

Vimeo example using Mad Lips to adapt and retell an Eric Carle book: http://vimeo.com/43226294

Vimeo using Mad Lips to practice language: http://blogs.neisd.net/ybarke/2012/05/10/ipracticar/

Surprisingly Educational Apps | StoryLines for Schools

Suggestion: Perfect cross-curricular vocabulary tool.
* ELAR: vocabulary word, quote, theme, character (inferencing)
* Math: equation/expression, math vocabulary word
* Science: scientific concept (force), chemical
* History: historical event, historical figure

See sample in Mathematics: http://www.techchef4u.com/?p=2680

Surprisingly Educational Apps | TurboCollage Lite for iPad

Perfect for projects and sequencing.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | String™ Augmented Reality Showcase

Suggestion: Use augmented reality apps as a springboard for digital storytelling. Perfect in conjunction with Snapguide, Google Earth field trips, or Sonic Pics or Splice.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Taking Pictures With Dinosaurs

Suggestion: Use augmented reality apps as a springboard for digital storytelling. Perfect in conjunction with Snapguide, Google Earth field trips, or Sonic Pics or Splice.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Epic Citadel

Suggestion: Use as a springboard for descriptive and creative writing. Assemble screenshots to create your own story.

See examples: http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/ipad-education-case-studies/5-ringwood-north-primary-school
http://www.porchester.notts.sch.uk/citadel/2010/10/the-pickpocket.html

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Castlerama

Suggestion: Use as a springboard for descriptive and creative writing. Assemble screenshots to create your own story.

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Inspiration

Suggestion: Create your own visual poetry, haikus, lines of prose, perfect for practicing typing, sight words, vocabulary, etc...

Surprisingly Educational Apps | Visual Poet

Suggestion: create a 3 panel poem or haiku, vocabulary or word problem, experiment, etc...