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50 Apps In 50 Minutes - Spring Summit

"You are NOT the father!" -- The Maury Povich Show of Edtech conferences is back! Sit back and veg out as @jonsamuelson gives you some apps that will amaze and disgust you. Some of them are educational apps for your classroom, some are for your personal life, and some are just...downright strange. You will come away with a list of 50 apps for your iPad or iPhone, and maybe you can even use 1 or 2 of them.

Adobe Spark Video, Animated Videos in minutes

*** App Store Editors’ Choice. #1 Best New App.***

Users say: "Brilliant and beautiful", "Incredibly easy to use and produces great videos for social media and websites" "Spark has begun revolutionizing my business", "I love how easy it is to create something professional looking in no time at all"

“One of the simplest, most creative, most joyous apps ever written.” — David Pogue, Yahoo! Tech

“The end result is a polished, professional-looking job (seriously) suitable for your business, or just making all the others kids in class look like rank amateurs.” —Engadget

Vine Camera

The Vine Camera is for making 6 second looping videos.

You can post the videos directly to Twitter or save them to your phone. Videos that are posted From the Vine Camera to Twitter will loop.

Create 6 second looping videos with multiple cuts
Edit your video to create a perfect loop
Includes standard Vine creation tools: multi-clip trimming, grid overlay, AF focus, ghost tool, flash and front-facing camera

Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger

Voxer is the best way to communicate using your voice. Featured by Apple in 50+ countries, loved by tens of millions of people, and now available on the Apple Watch.

Voxer is a free app that combines the best of voice, text, photo, and video messages with walkie talkies in one messaging app. Easily and instantly communicate with friends, family or teams at work live, or listen to saved messages later at your convenience. You can also share text, photos, video, and your location alongside voice messages. Better than phone calls, faster than texting.

Foursquare Swarm: The Check In App

Keep track of your adventures and turn every day into a game! With Foursquare Swarm you can remember the places you go and celebrate your accomplishments with stickers and coins. Stay connected to your inner explorer and have more fun along the way. Live your life more checked in.

Listly: Curate and Publish Links & Media as Lists

Listly is the simplest way to create, curate and publish useful lists. Collect links and media for research. Collaborate with friends. Share your interests. Publish lists on your blog or website.

Listly is a companion app to the Listly service at You can use your existing Listly account or create a new one using the app. The lists you create using the app will be available both on the app and on the web.

Green Screen by Do Ink

The #1 Green Screen app for the iPad in Education, now available for the iPhone too! Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and photos. Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways.

Layout from Instagram

Create fun, one-of-a-kind layouts by remixing your own photos and sharing them with your friends.

Choose photos from your camera roll—or use the built-in Photo Booth to take spur-of-the-moment shots—and instantly see them laid out in various combinations. Pick the layout you like best, then edit it to make it your own.

Boomerang from Instagram

Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected. Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them with your friends.

Find something (or someone!) that's moving, or create a video selfie by switching to the front-facing camera. There’s just one button. Tap it once and Boomerang does the rest: shoots a burst of 10 photos and turns them into a delightful mini video. Share it on Facebook and Instagram right from the app, or save your video to your camera roll to share later.

Hyperlapse from Instagram

Create amazing time lapse videos with Hyperlapse. Using Instagram’s in-house stabilization, Hyperlapse shoots polished time lapse videos that were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment.

When you shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, your footage will be instantly stabilized to smooth out the bumps from the road and give it a cinematic feeling. Capture an entire sunrise in 10 seconds—even from the back of a moving motorcycle. Walk through the crowds at an all-day music festival, then distill it into a 30 second spot. Capture your bumpy trail run and share your 5k in 5 seconds.

Chatbooks - Photo Books, Albums, & Prints

Chatbooks are the super easy photo books that create themselves. Featured on the Today Show, Oprah magazine, and Kim Kardashian's Snapchat! Over 1 million downloads, 2,700+ 5 Star reviews, and 1.5 million books shipped.

The Original Photo Book Series: 60-page 6x6" photo books for just $8. Free Shipping.

We promise you will love your books. 100% money-back guarantee. No hassle. No questions. No fine print.

Pic Collage Kids - Safest photo editor for school!

From the creators of PicCollage with over 140 million downloads, Pic Kids is THE safest, most fun collage app available. No accounts required to use this app, no social sharing features, it's perfect for young children and classroom use. PicCollage Kids also offers hundreds of awesome free backgrounds, fun stickers and fonts. You can easily create amazing collages and send them by email or text messages.

Nutshell Camera: Instant mini-movies with text and animation.

Just snap 3 photos, add some fun cartoons and captions, and let Nutshell turn it all into a cool, shareable mini-movie that tells your story in seconds.

"Essentially, it’s a way of injecting motion into photos taken on your phone."
-- TechCrunch

Nutshell Camera does for video what Instagram does for photos—puts the power of visual creativity in your hands with nothing more than your phone. Except here’s the cool part: You never actually have to shoot a video.




iMotion is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS.
Take pictures, edit your movie and export 1080p & 720p HD videos to your device or directly to Youtube.

Time-lapse is a cinematography technique which accelerates movement. It can be used to photograph cloudscapes, plants growing, crowds...
Stop motion is an animation technique which makes a physically manipulated object look like it’s moving on its own.

Adobe Premiere Clip - Create, edit & share videos

Drag and drop clips and photos in the order you like, trim out parts you don’t want, and add visual polish with lighting adjustments, transitions, slo-mo effects and more.

Choose from stock soundtracks, or add your own music. Smart Volume will smooth audio levels between clips, and Auto Mix dynamically balances soundtracks with your audio.

Recap: Video Response and Reflection for Education

Recap is a free student video response and reflection app that lets teachers and parents see how students learn.

Recap offers a secure and practical way to use video in classrooms. It prompts students to respond to in-app assignments on video and stores responses privately in the cloud, giving students, teachers and parents easy access to deep learning insights. Thanks to student Recap responses, teachers get a closer look at students’ individual performance as well as an overview of how each class is doing as a group.

Opinion Podcasts – Record, Edit & Share

The world's only easy to use podcast maker. Record, edit and publish online for free – ready for Twitter, Facebook, iTunes Podcast Directory, and any listening app! We also give you a great homepage and an RSS-feed.

YouTube Kids

The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning and entertainment. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and playlists they love.

Classic Explain Everything™

"Explain everything is a stunning peek into a cutting edge new paradigm of communicating…”*

• Create slides using an infinite canvas, use a laser pointer, draw in any color, add shapes, text,

math equations, videos, images and audio files

• Rotate, move, scale, flip, copy, paste, clone and lock any object added to the stage,

• Record everything you do within the app (even yourself while using the front-facing camera)

to create high quality, creative and valuable content for others to learn from!

Stick Around by Tony Vincent & Explain Everything

Play, design, and share sorting and labeling puzzles! Stick Around comes with an assortment of puzzles, including ordering decimals and classifying rocks. It's the player's job to drag the stickers from the tray to their correct spots on the background before time runs out.

The best feature of Stick Around is that you can create your very own puzzles in just 3 steps:

  1. Use drawing tools and/or import photos to make a background.
  2. Add stickers with text, images, and/or drawings.
  3. Indicate where stickers belong by making an answer key.
Bloxels: Build, Play & Share Your Own Video Games

Bloxels is a hands-on platform to build, play and share your own video games!

Take advantage of exclusive features including the new “Brainboards” with the Bloxels Video Game Builder Starter Kit, available at and at major retailers starting October 1st!

SketchParty TV

NEW! Completely redesigned. Dark Mode. Drag-and-drop Team setup screen. Time bonuses awarded for speed. As seen in WWDC '16 keynote!

Check out TRUTH TRUTH LIE on the iMessage App Store. How well do your friends know you?

SketchParty TV is the fun Pictionary-style drawing and guessing party game to play on your iPad and Apple TV!

Story Friend

Problem: I got a story to tell that requires more than a single image, but a video takes too long to create and to watch.

Solution: Create a great looking story in seconds on your mobile using tweets, instagrams and more.

Story Friend is a storytelling app that lets you tie multiple media pieces together to give them meaning (a story). Sometimes a single photo, video or tweet just isn't enough.




Clips is a new app for making fun videos to share with friends, family, and the world. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with animated text, graphics and emoji, music, and more.

Videos made easy
• Clips lets you create videos in real time using simple controls — no timeline, tracks, or complicated editing tools
• Shoot live video and photos or add them from your library
• Easily mute audio, adjust the length of your clips, and reorder them
• Clips looks and works great on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Donald Draws Executive Doodle

You don't have this app? Sad.

You don't need this app? Wrong. You're wrong.

This app is gonna be uge. It's gonna be big. It'll be the biggest app. It'll be the best app. It is the best app. This app is gonna make the United States of Amemeica great again. It's gonna be everything. Trump approved.

ooo - play with zoom

ooo turns your camera into a toy. Zoom super far, super fast, super slow, or anything in between. Pick a track to add some music while you zoom. After recording, share your video anywhere you want with anyone you want.