Updated by Lisa Johnson on Jun 20, 2014
Surprisingly Educational Apps
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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

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  1. 1  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.

  2. 2  Surprisingly Edu Apps - Symbaloo

    Surprisingly Edu Apps - Symbaloo

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

  3. 3  iPad Lessons

    iPad Lessons

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

  4. 4  HGPlus for iPad

    HGPlus for iPad

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

  5. 5  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

  6. 6  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/

  7. 7  iK Calendar FREE

    iK Calendar FREE

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

  8. 8  Tom’s Messenger

    Tom’s Messenger

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

  9. 9  Mover Lite

    Mover Lite

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

  10. 10  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.

  11. 11  Where's My Water? Free

    Where's My Water? Free

    Physics & Problem-solving (teaches backward thinking).

  12. 12  Make-n-Match

    Make-n-Match

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

  13. 13  Family Trees

    Family Trees

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

  14. 14  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.

  15. 15  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).

  16. 16  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/

  17. 17  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

  18. 19  TurboCollage Lite for iPad

    TurboCollage Lite for iPad

    Perfect for projects and sequencing.

  19. 20  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.

  20. 21  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.

  21. 22  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

  22. 23  Castlerama

    Castlerama

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

  23. 24  Inspiration

    Inspiration

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

  24. 25  Visual Poet

    Visual Poet

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