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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

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 Edu Apps - Symbaloo

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

iPad Lessons

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

HGPlus for iPad

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

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

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/

iK Calendar FREE

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

Tom’s Messenger

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

Mover Lite

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

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.

Where's My Water? Free

Physics & Problem-solving (teaches backward thinking).

Make-n-Match

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

Family Trees

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

LEGO® Super Heroes Movie Maker

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

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).

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/

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

TurboCollage Lite for iPad

Perfect for projects and sequencing.

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.

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.

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

Castlerama

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

Inspiration

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

Visual Poet

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