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.

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

    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.

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    Surprisingly Edu Apps - Symbaloo

    Surprisingly Edu Apps - Symbaloo

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

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    iPad Lessons

    iPad Lessons

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

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    HGPlus for iPad

    HGPlus for iPad

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

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    iBanner!

    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

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    Snapguide

    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/

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    iK Calendar FREE

    iK Calendar FREE

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

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    Tom’s Messenger

    Tom’s Messenger

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

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    Mover Lite

    Mover Lite

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

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    Weatherwise

    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.

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    Where's My Water? Free

    Where's My Water? Free

    Physics & Problem-solving (teaches backward thinking).

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    Make-n-Match

    Make-n-Match

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

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    Family Trees

    Family Trees

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

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    LEGO® Super Heroes Movie Maker

    LEGO® Super Heroes Movie Maker

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

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    For All Seasons

    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).

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    Mad Lips

    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/

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    StoryLines for Schools

    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

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    VidRhythm
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    TurboCollage Lite for iPad

    TurboCollage Lite for iPad

    Perfect for projects and sequencing.

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    String™ Augmented Reality Showcase

    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.

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    Taking Pictures With Dinosaurs

    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.

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    Epic Citadel

    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

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    Castlerama

    Castlerama

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

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    Inspiration

    Inspiration

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

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    Visual Poet

    Visual Poet

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