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Great Free Apps to Use in Your Classroom

Animoto Videos By Animoto Inc.

“..... took less than five minutes to make an impressive, share-worthy video. .... a great option for the holidays or any special occasion .... when you’d want to share photos with loved ones.” MacWorldTurn your photos into stunning, professional-quality videos, complete with music and text, with Animoto’s free app! Parties, holidays, trips and family events - you've got a ton of photos on your phone just waiting to be turned into something incredible. Choose your photos, video clips, music, and video style. Within minutes, you'll have an amazing video slideshow you can save and easily share with everyone. Features include: - A unique video every time- Multiple video styles, huge music library and the ability to add text to your video - Preview and edit your video before producing it - View videos within the app and on our site- Easily share your videos via email, text, Facebook and Twitter or save to your Camera Roll- Upgrade to unlimited full length videos within our app

Trading Cards By International Reading Association

ReadWriteThink’s Trading Cards app allows kids and teens a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters.Create trading cards for any number of categories, including: • Fictional person • Real person • Fictional place • Real place • Object • Event • Vocabulary wordEach category has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addition, they become aware of writing for an audience because they can share their cards with others.Part of the appeal of trading cards is being able to sort them into collections. Have kids and teens build a collection of cards for characters from their favorite book, landmarks in their favorite city, events from a period in history they find interesting, or vocabulary words by school subject.

popplet lite By Notion

Great for work. Great for school. Popplet is a platform for your ideas. Popplet's super simple interface allows you to move at the speed of your thoughts. With Popplet you can capture your ideas and sort them visually in realtime. Quickly and easily!★ Apple has featured us in "New and Noteworthy", "What's Hot" and "Get Stuff Done" ★★ MacWorld gave Popplet 4 stars ★★ Fast Company has included us on their website in "Work Smart 2" ★★ Great reviews from TUAW and PadGadget ★People use Popplet to:+ Explore Ideas: Brainstorming, Mindmapping+ Plan Projects: Diagrams, Process Charts + Record Thoughts: Journals, Notes, Lists+ Collect Inspiration: Mood Boards, Scrapbook, Travel Plans+ Create Galleries: Photo albums, Portfolios, Presentations+ Study: School Projects, Class NotesPopplet Lite will be free forever, but is limited to just one popplet. The full version of Popplet (not this version) lets you create an unlimited number of local popplets, which are stored on your iPad. You can also use the full version to create online popplets, which can be shared with and edited by other Popplet users, both on the web at popplet.com and on their iPads.Unlike similar apps, Popplet includes the following special features:+ Boundless Boards+ Pan and Zoom+ External VGA Display Support+ Multi Language Support+ PDF and JPEG ExportWe are committed to continually improving and updating the full version of Popplet and would love to hear what you think. Come visit us at www.popplet.com or email us at support@popplet.com. You can also follow us on Twitter at @poppletny!

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard By Educreations, Inc

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play...With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.TEACH WHAT YOU KNOW• Help students with homework by working through an example problem.• Put your lessons on the web so students can watch them before and after class.• Tutor someone from afar.• Showcase your video tutorials on educreations.com and share your knowledge with the world.• Add your commentary to famous works of art.• Diagram football plays, John Madden style.FEATURES• Record and replay your voice, handwriting and drawings• Add text to any page• Add photos from the iPad camera, Photo Albums, Dropbox or the Web• Animate images by dragging them around while recording• Pause and resume recording anytime• Create multiple whiteboard pages• Undo and redo your actions• Choose from 10 different ink colors• Create a free account on educreations.com and choose who can view your lessons• Share your lessons via email, Facebook and Twitter• Embed your lessons on your blog or websiteGET IN TOUCHIf you have any questions, comments or feedback, we’d love to hear from you.Contact us: educreations.com/aboutFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/educreationsFollow us on Facebook: facebook.com/educreations

Kidblog By Kidblog

Create and manage Kidblog accounts from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Teachers can monitor blog activity and moderate comments and posts. Students can easily upload photos and videos directly from their iOS device - with no embed codes or HTML. Happy blogging!

Scribble Press By Scribble Press

NEW - Haunted House Story Pack on sale for $0.99! Create your own spooky story with this fun sticker pack! ★★★ iTunes - Staff Favorites ★★★ Winner Parent's Choice Award ★★★ Time Top 25 Apps for Kids ★★★ Winner, Readers Choice Award 2011 Apps for HomeschoolingGet the story creation and sharing App that’s getting great reviews from parents, teachers and kids all around the world! Scribble Press for iPad is a book creation platform that allows kids to imagine, create and share their own stories with great drawing and writing tools. Download your books instantly to your iBooks library! Scribble Press for iPad makes it easy to create an ebook – either write your own or use one of over 50 story templates. How about “My Babysitter is a Zombie” or “The Dog Ate my Homework”? From serious to seriously fun, you can make a book about any topic and instantly publish to the gallery or share with friends anywhere in the world. You can order a printed copy of your book (available to most addresses around the world). Just have a single drawing or photo? Turn a single page into a clipboard, puzzle, notebook, or greeting card! Scribble Press gifts and books make great keepsakes and are made individually in our Los Angeles or New York studios. Scribble Press is dedicated to inspiring and empowering all kids to create and share their stories. Scribble Press for iPad takes the fun of doodles and imagining and turns it into the satisfaction of creating a finished story. “I had no idea really what it was before we got it loaded. DUDE! It’s a virtual book shop… and the owners, authors, illustrators and editors are YOUR KIDS! EVERY mother loves THAT!” – Carissa Rogers, Famigo.com“There isn't much that is more magical then a story book. But Scribble Press has managed to make it even more so by allowing kids to write their own books! I love this app because it keeps my kids busy being creative and inspired.” - Meredith Alexander, executive director, Milk & Bookies"Scribble Press is my favorite kids' treat. They have endless starting off points for projects that are all about creativity, independence, and the magic of seeing your name in print." - Jennifer GarnerScribble Press for iPad includes:- 50 story templates- over 500 drawing tools, including markers and stamps in a vast array of colors- a unique sticker collection- your own photo library- an easy and fun to use book layout tool- shopping cart so you can order printed copies of your book and other cool stuff- sharing tools that make it easy to show the world – or just your family and friends – your great creation PLUS, you can use Scribble Press for iPad to read books created by other kids, from all around the world!Privacy: your books are private unless you decide to share them in the public gallery (parental consent required!). All books are held for 24 hours so our readers can make sure all the content is kid-friendly! Scribble Press is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

Sock Puppets By Smith Micro Software, Inc.; Consumer Division

Available NOW on Sock Puppets! Political Content including everybody’s two favorite Presidential candidates, President Obama and Mitt Romney! Stage your OWN debates! Run the election the way YOU want it! Only for SockPuppets!Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. While recording, simply tap a puppet and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Switch backgrounds to take your puppets to different places, move the puppets, props and scenery to animate them while recording. Cartoon and photo realistic puppets are included.

Toontastic: FREE By Launchpad Toys

★★★ iTunes - App Store Hall of Fame ★★★ ★★★ NY Times - Top 10 iPad Apps of 2011 ★★★ Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play! With over 2 million cartoons created in over 150 countries, parents and teachers rave about the app... and kids can't stop creating!Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family on ToonTube, the app's global storytelling network for kids. “Kids and parents will agree: Toontastic is fantastic. The app offers a creative and engaging educational experience that builds a critical new bridge between informal and formal learning.” -Michael Levine, Executive Director: Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame WorkshopLaunchpad Toys is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.Recommended Ages: 4-7, 8-10Categories: Early Learning, Art, Creative PlayVideo: http://youtu.be/qBY9JEh0cLI

Stack the States Lite By Dan Russell-Pinson

★ "If you have children who are elementary school aged this is a fantastic educational app that’s also a hoot." - The iPhone Mom.comStack the States™ makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States.HAVE FUN LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE 50 STATES:▸ Capitals▸ State shapes▸ Abbreviations▸ Bordering states▸ Location on the map▸ Nicknames▸ Flags...and more!FEATURES:▸ Hundreds of unique questions▸ Choose any of the 50 friendly-looking states as your avatar▸ Create up to six player profiles▸ Track your progress on a personalized map▸ High resolution pictures of famous US landmarks▸ All games are powered by a realistic physics engine▸ Fun sound effects and music▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad - a universal appStack the States™ is an educational app for all ages that's actually FUN to play. Try it for free and then upgrade to the full version for even more state stacking fun!PRIVACY DISCLOSURE:Stack the States™ Lite:- Does not contain in-app purchases.- Does not contain integration with social networks.- Does not use analytics / data collection tools.- Does include links to apps by Dan Russell-Pinson in the iTunes App Store (via LinkShare).For more information on our privacy policy please visit:http://dan-russell-pinson.com/privacy/

Wonderopolis By Wonderopolis

This application is temporarily unavailable. We encourage you to visit www.wonderopolis.org while until the app is repaired. Wonderopolis offers multidisciplinary daily content through a Wonder of the Day®, containing a curious question, written text, vocabulary words, graphic images and video to fuel learning, and inspire curiosity and exploration in and out of the classroom. Wonderopolis also offers learners of all ages the opportunity to publish content and participate in ongoing conversation around wonder. Now you can explore Wonderopolis on the go, at home, or in the classroom from your mobile device.· Stay up to date with the fresh Wonder of the Day· Browse past Wonders of the Day· Easily share your favorite Wonders on Twitter or instantly “Like” on Facebook· Search by Category or tag

SpellingCity By SpellingCity

VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The most popular activities are a spelling test, HangMouse, and the vocabulary games. The most popular lists are Sound Alike Words, Compound Words, the Hunger Games, and SAT Vocabulary.Students can access any of the hundreds of thousands of word lists available on VocabularySpellingCity including lists created by their parents or teachers.The app includes seven learning games and activities.Spelling TestMe is an online spelling test that reads each word aloud, uses it in a sentence, and repeats the word. Children can work at their own pace and receive instant feedback upon submitting the completed test! HangMouse is a VocabularySpellingCity favorite that lets children decode each word in a friendly version of traditional Hangman. Kids love trying to figure out the word before the cat catches the mouse! TeachMe is a great activity to introduce a new word list to children. Each word is read aloud, spelled letter-by-letter and used in a context-rich sentence. MatchIt Sentences encourages children to match each sentence with the spelling or vocabulary word that best completes the sentence.WhichWord? Sentences is a multiple-choice game that allows children to choose from four words to determine which word best completes a sentence. Sentence Unscramble help kids practice sentence structure as well as using words in context by unscrambling words to form a complete sentence for each word on their list. Vocabulary TestMe is an online multiple choice vocabulary test. Students must choose the correct word that corresponds to each definition provided. Test results are automatically given upon completion of the test. Vocabulary TestMe is a Premium game, which may be accessed by students of Premium Members who are logged in.Custom word lists may be entered by registered members (registration to save lists is free!) on www.spellingcity.com for use in the games and activities on VocabularySpellingCity’s app.This is our first app for the Ipad/Iphone. We would love know how you like it. Please start by telling us whether you were first a user of our website or are you first encountering us on the device. John, aka the Mayor of VocabularySpellingCity.

Corkulous By Appigo

Corkulous™ idea board is the incredible new way to collect, organize, and share your ideas. See the demo video: http://www.corkulous.com/WHAT IS CORKULOUS?Family Message Center, Kitchen Cork Board, Reminder Board, Simple Mind Map, Goal Manager, Vacation/Event Planner, Vision Board, Simple to-do list, Exam Study Aid, Lesson Planner, … and more!HOW TO USE CORKULOUS?Plan any kind of event, collaborate with friends and colleagues, manage project assignments, brainstorm something BIG, prepare or teach a lesson, track your goals, keep track of your kids' chore list, take notes, build a simple org chart, … and whatever else you might think of.FEATURES- Notes, Labels, Photos, Contacts, Tasks, Index Cards, and Arrow Flags- Full board view with pinch zooming- Search cork board items- Email board snapshots as PDFs or images- Export board PDFs via iTunes File Sharing- Save images to Saved Photos album- Unique back side of the cork board- Excellent and proven customer support- Oh yeah, did we mention it's FUN? !!Corkulous (free version):-Gives you a single board on your iOS device's collection to work with-Connect with Dropbox folders and view (read-only) Corkulous boards shared by othersCorkulous Pro:- iCloud Support: Store your cork boards in iCloud and automatically keep them up to date across all your iOS devices (requires iOS 5.0 or later)- Dropbox Support: Store your cork boards in Dropbox, access them from all your iOS devices, and share them with other Dropbox users- Multiple cork boards- Nested cork boards- Passcode lock main cork boards- Export, Share, and Import Corkulous filesFEEDBACKThat's right, we LOVE positive feedback! Please be kind in your app reviews, tell others how you use Corkulous, and stay tuned for new and exciting features.Twitter: http://twitter.com/appigoFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/appigo