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Cooperative Learning

VoiceThread

Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.

Stunningly simple and accessible, VoiceThread is already in use by architects, executives, kindergartners, professors, and engineers around the world. More than 25% of the top Universities in the U.S. use VoiceThread to connect and communicate around digital media.

FEATURES
* Add images and videos from your camera or photo library.
* Flip through pages and annotate them while you narrate.
* Sharing is as easy as sending an email.
* Use your VT account if you have one -- just sign in and all your threads will be there.
* Access the extensive catalog of content created on voicethread.com.
Free

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Maptini

Maptini

Maptini lets you build mind maps collaboratively and take them anywhere. Build or edit maps on the Web, iPad or iPhone, and work in real time with your friends, classmates or colleagues. The maps you create or join are accessible on your account from anywhere, and changes to a map will sync and display instantly across devices.

iBrainstorm

Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal Mind. From iPhone to iPad with just a flick of the finger, iBrainstorm has set the bar and has redefined the very nature of collaboration.

Think it. Share it. Love it!

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Look for our other iBrainstorm app for the iPhone - iBrainstorm Companion! iBrainstorm Companion is used to connect to a running session of iBrainstorm on the iPad. It gives up to 4 people, the ability to create ideas on their iPhones and 'flick' them over to the iPad! It makes the brainstorming process engaging and fun. Give it a try!
Free

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iMovie

iMovie

Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Create Hollywood-style trailers or sophisticated home movies in minutes.* And share your finished projects with the world – right from iMovie.

Made for Multi-Touch
• Tap to add video, photos, music, and sound effects
• Drag to trim the length of any clip
• Pinch to zoom the timeline
• Swipe down on the playhead to split a clip; swipe up to freeze a frame
• On iPad, pinch vertically to open the Precision Editor
$4.99

StoryKit

Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together.

To create your story:

  • Write some text.

  • Illustrate by drawing on the screen, taking a photograph of something you see, or drawing on paper and then photographing the paper, or attaching photos from your album.

  • Sounds can be recorded for telling your story or as sound effects.

  • Layout the elements of your story (text boxes, images, and sound clips) freely by dragging them or pinching to resize.

  • Add, reorder, or delete pages from your book.

Your story is always saved in your iPhone. Carry it with you and work on it any time. Upload your story to the StoryKit web server and email a link to the story from within the app. No account is necessary. Stories are private.
Free

Haiku Deck - Presentation and Slideshow Maker with Beautiful Charts and Graphs

Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share.
Free

Puppet Pals HD

Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!

Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.

This app is as fun as your own creativity. Act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, fight as scary monsters, or play the part of a Wild West bandit on the loose. You can even combine any characters however you want!
Free

Pic Collage

PicCollage lets you instantly arrange your photos into frames - or get creative with freeform collages, cutouts, filters, borders, stickers, and text. Your friends will be amazed with what you can create. It's like photoshop with your fingers!
Free

Snapguide

Snapguide is a simple, beautiful way to share and view step-by-step how to guides. Discover new things to cook, build, wear, play and more. Create your own guides and share what you love making with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and more. Discuss your interests with other people who share your passions.
Free

Book Creator for iPad

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.
$4.99

Strip Designer

Impress your friends with your own personal comic strips, created on your iPad, iPhone or iPod using photos from your photo album or iPhone camera.

Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" to spice up the story. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family.

Photos can be added from the camera, your photo-album, or downloaded directly from your Facebook account. You can apply filters to photos, and change the layout of the page to fit your needs. You can even paint on the photos, or draw your own sketches from scratch.

Text balloons can be positioned, sized, and rotated freely on the page. You can alter colors, font, text-size. You can give the balloons color gradients for additional impact.
$2.99

AirBoard

airboard gives groups the ability to share work with live whiteboard messaging across their iOS devices.

Why not empower attendees at your next meeting with this engaging and innovative technology?

Key Features:
- Quickly outline ideas, record key points and discuss potential workflows
- Doodle, draw and sketch in a natural and intuitive environment
- Group members can dynamically update the current airboard, whilst it is still receiving revisions from other members
- Multiple airboards can be setup at the same time and password protected for private sessions.

With a simple interface and a rapid setup time*, airboard is the definitive collaborative whiteboard tool for your iOS device.

*airboard requires users to share the same WiFi connection
Free

ScreenChomp

Share a great idea... Explain a tricky concept... Help kids with their homework...

ScreenChomp for iPad helps you do it all.

A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun!

Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly.

  1. Touch RECORD to capture your touch interactions and audio instructions on a plain background, or an image from your iPad camera roll.

  2. SKETCH out your ideas and talk the viewer through the "how" and "why" of it all.

  3. Stop and SHARE your video snack to ScreenChomp.com to generate a simple web link you can paste anywhere.

Why share to ScreenChomp.com? Because…
… it serves up a short URL that’s easy to share anywhere.
… you can download your video as an MPEG-4 file.
… there’s a Twitter sharing button.
… there’s no account to manage. Just post and go (perfect for schools and teachers)!

Users at every skill level can create bite-sized teaching morsels they can share online, again and again, with this delectable app.

STUDENTS: Help each other with homework and work together on projects.
TEACHERS: Tutor kids while away from school, or record a few tips to send home with them.
MENTORS: Tutor youngsters from afar, without buying desktop recording software.
KIDS: Share doodles and ideas with friends.
Free

Animoto Video Maker

Over 1 MILLION downloads! Turn your camera roll into beautiful, pro-quality videos. Choose your music and photos and share your amazing videos with everyone!

“Supercharged videos more akin to music videos than slideshows.” - The Wall Street Journal

Features include:

  • 40 different video styles
  • Huge music library to choose from
  • Caption, edit, trim
  • Sharing via email, text, Facebook and Twitter
  • Much more! Free
Quark DesignPad

Design on your iPad wherever you are with DesignPad, the iPad app that puts grid-based design control in the palm of your hand.

Using an entirely new approach to design, you can quickly experiment with different layouts concepts and create anything such as a poster, postcard, advertisement, invitation, brochure, business card or newsletter right on your iPad — then share it on Twitter, Facebook, by email, print it or further develop it in QuarkXPress.

The latest free update to DesignPad gives you new design flexibility, creativity, production functionality and new preference options such as Shadow Color and Precision Image Placement — all things you're accustomed to using in your professional design and layout tools.
Free