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Updated by Berta Winiker on Mar 12, 2013
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3 R's - Reading, Research and Recommending

This collection of apps features some tools for critical evaluation of info, reading deeply and thoughtfully and satisfying the social dimension of sharing books, thoughts and collaborative work.

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Notability (APP)

Notability (APP)

? icon provides a User Guide which is very detailed and easy to follow. Taking, organizing and sharing notes are explained as well as sharing , revising and importing.

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Side by Side (APP)

Side by Side (APP)

Multi-window browsing capability enables checking for reliability of facts, allows for switching between web, notes and files

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Access My Library School Edition (APP)

Access My Library School Edition (APP)

Wide coverage of topics suitable for research, including a range of formats, tools such as dictionary, atlas, citation.

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Citation Machine (APP)

Citation Machine (APP)

Ease of use is its strength, enables citations in several formats. A Graphical interface enables quick identification of the source to be cited. Social media and web images are included.
Easy Bib is another APP to recommend, it scans the ISBN of book, resources can be sorted, emailed

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Readdle Documents (APP)

Readdle Documents (APP)

Copy documents to this app and highlight and make notes. (Copies music and video also). Can search, email, networks with Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Has an extensive Documents Guide (tutorial)

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Teen Book Finder (APP)

Teen Book Finder (APP)

List your favorites, look through hot picks or search by genre, booklist (includes audio, best of lists, fab films, graphic novels, for the college bound). Needs a share button feature!
For those fascinated with the Pandora model, try booklamp.org which does the same for books. They use a computer based analysis of a book's DNA, fascinating and very science-oriented.

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Wolfram Alpha Viewer (APP)

Wolfram Alpha Viewer (APP)

A taste of the standard app, which takes your input and adds levels and details. Great for browsing, satisfying curiosity and topic selection.

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Inkling (APP)

Inkling (APP)

Search the catalog for samples of texts, its strength is for medical books with free chapters. Toggle between such interactive features as tests, guided tours, serial dissections enabled by your finger. Learn by doing. Quite suitable for advanced students.
iBooks is another suitable APP for its interactivity value.

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Pic Collage (APP)

Pic Collage (APP)

Chosen for ease of use and quick, satisfying results. Could be used to depict characters, settings and events from a book. The camera can be employed, photos can be selected from the web, text option is available.
Combine this project with other apps such as Google Earth, Stuck on Earth. Other runners-up for creative projects include iMovie and Creative Book Builder and perhaps, Idea Sketch.

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Play Books (APP)

Play Books (APP)

In tandem with Google.com to populate the app with books of your choosing. Look for books under "More" and search in Google Play for top free (includes classics), $1.99 deals, categories such as children's, fiction, science, science fiction, sports, reference. Get Started, specific to particular devices, is the tutorial section.