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Global App Review

Please contribute to the global App review that was started by Wisconsin educators! Let's see how many educators we can have reviewing and adding to our list. If this works correctly, the best apps will filter to the top. If you ADD items, PLEASE ONLY USE THE TABS that are already listed. Also, limit the review of the app to just 2-3 sentences. We want to try and make filtering of them quick and SIMPLE!

Source: https://sites.google.com/a/stretchinstructor.com/ipad-wisconsin/faq/writing-apps

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iBooks

iBooks

Save .pdf to iBooks for ease in reading lengthy docs on the go. Also, iBooks has some interactive books that engage students in the reading process and their library is growing!

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techchef4u

techchef4u

This is a wonderful APP for finding APPS!

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Science360

Science360

Excellent APP by the National Science Foundation that has hundreds of images and videos on all kinds of science related topics. New content is continually being added, so check back often!

Google Earth

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Google Earth on the App Store. Download Google Earth and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Google Search

A general search engine...but did you know their is also a VOICE activated search option.

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Rover

Rover

Rover allows sites with flash to operate. It lags and user has to navigate differently using three fingers...but right now this is at least an option for displaying flash video...

Pocket Zoo

This app has all sorts of animals with videos and information about each animal. You could use this app for differentiated learning and provide a checklist for students as they journey through the zoo!

Discovery News

Great news for kids.

OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks and Audiobooks

WI Digital Library Access using your public library card. This App will allow the user to read e-books from their iPad.

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Ellison the Elephant

Ellison the Elephant

This is a great resource to use with young readers, as the book can the option of reading to the student. It is interactive and is about a young elephant trying to find his "voice." This would also be good for use in an upper elementary or middle school classroom for 6+1 trait writing.

WeatherBug

Weather Bug is accurate and user-friendly and can help with discussions about the weather. Try displaying this App in the morning with K-2 students to discuss sunny, cloudy...

Destiny Quest

Access your school library if using Follett. In combination with Follett Reader a user can access ebooks on the go. (Only works if your school is using these resources and has updated catalog system.)

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NOVA

NOVA

Many great features, but one of the best is an interactive periodic table which lets you construct each element with the correct number of neutrons, protons and electrons!

TeacherPal

Get TTeacherPal is a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.

BrainPOP

Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!

Full Access = $6.99
Explorer = $1.99

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Edmodo

Edmodo

Award-winning Edmodo for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your iOS device to send notes, submit assignments, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom.

Teachers can post last-minute alerts to their students, keep tabs on recent assignment submissions, and grade assignments. Students can view and turn in assignments and check their latest grades. Class discussions can be conducted securely, both in and out of school hours.

Teaching Table | Interactive Math Examples for the iPad

Teaching Table is a set of digital math examples designed for the iPad. Teachers use these manipulatives to create interactive examples to share with their class!

Molecules

Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once.

Explain Everything By MorrisCooke

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad video display (via Airplay/cable).Insert a web browser for live annotations and basic recordings.Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.Import Photos, PDF, PPT, XLS, RTF, Pages, Numbers and Keynote from Dropbox, Evernote, Box, WebDAV, Email, iPad photo roll and the iPad camera. Export MP4 movie files, PNG image files, PDFs and share the .XPL project file with others for collaboration.

Dropbox By Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox is accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!Features:• Bring all your photos, videos, and docs anywhere.• Automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and earn up to 3 GB additional free space.• Share a link to your photos, videos, and docs — no more attachments.• Add files to "Favorites" for fast, offline viewing.Take your work on the go and review docs when you're out and about. Even if you accidentally leave your iPhone in a taxi, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox.Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/terms

MindMeister for iPad By MeisterLabs

NOTE: requires a free account registration*** MindMeister for iPad is the companion app of the #1 collaborative mind mapping site MindMeister.com ***MindMeister lets you create, edit and share your mind maps on the go and synchronize them with the award-winning free online MindMeister service.

Periodic Table Shoot 'em Up By Brian West

Find memorizing the periodic table a little tedious? Need to blow off some steam? Well now you can grab your six-shooters and blast those stinkin' elements to pieces! This application is designed to help you gain familiarity with the periodic table. You develop confidence and the ability to fast-locate elements all in an approachable game-like setting. I

Notability - Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync By Ginger Labs

Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad. 

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Skitch

Skitch

Express yourself with fewer words, emails and meetings…with Skitch for iPad!

Use shapes, arrows, sketches and text annotation to get your point across fast. Mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them with anyone you like.

  • Heidi Williams is a K-8 Computer Science Advocate. She is a former middle school math/science teacher, K-12 Gifted & Talented Director, Elementary Principal and K-8 Director of Curriculum. As an educational consultant, she helps teachers, schools and districts embed computer science into existing curriculum, as well as helps districts create a K-12 scope and sequence.

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