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Reference Apps

Here is a list of Apps that you can use for Research

BrainPOP Featured Movie

Learn something new every day!

Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!

For even more access to BrainPOP’s award-winning content,

TypeTutor

Type Tutor is a fun way to improve your typing speed and accuracy.
It includes 4 different games to help you practice typing in a fun and easy way. In addition to the games, it includes a section dedicated to giving you the tips and tricks for using the iphone keyboard in an efficient and accurate way.
Typing Tutor doesn't stop here, it will give a way to measure your typing speed (Words Per Minute) & accuracy. Thus, helping you keep track of your progress.

Have fun while you learn!

Features:

  1. Typing Tips
  2. Fun typing games
  3. Supports both Landscape & Portrait mode which gives you all typing experiences
  4. Uses your own iPod for background music.
  5. different difficulty levels as your typing improves.
  6. Measures your typing accuracy & your WPM.
BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Ideal for kids in Kindergarten through grade 3, the BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week app spans subjects within Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Math, Health, Arts and Technology. The gentle, humorous, and relatable characters Annie and Moby serve as guides through each topic, empowering kids to form their own ideas. BrainPOP Jr. content is designed to cultivate critical thinking skills and encourage children to ask questions and make connections. The app is easily navigable by kids ages 5-9.

For even more access to BrainPOP Jr.’s award-winning content, choose an optional in-app subscription and enable kids to explore hundreds of topics beyond the Movie of the Week, right from their mobile devices.

Follett Enlight K-12 Edition

Follett Enlight by Follett

Enjoy easy and instant access to your school library’s Follett eBook collection on the go from any iOS device with the Follett Enlight app.

The Follett Enlight app gives you access to Follett eBooks that you have checked out from your library.

Supports offline reading:

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iBooks

iBooks

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Great ways to read
• Choose from seven beautiful fonts and three easy-to-read page colors
• Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features
• Share quotes or thoughts about your favorite book with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or Mail
• Find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature
• Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment
• Scroll through your books with the flick of a finger using the scroll view
• Use iBooks with the amazing accessibility features in iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch—such as speaking the words on a given page
• Print PDF documents and notes you've written in iBooks using AirPrint

iTunes U

The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

Features:

Free courses in a wide array of subjects
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Take course notes in class, or while playing audio or video lectures inside of iTunes U
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and iBooks textbooks
• Share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Facebook, Mail, and Messages

The world’s largest catalog of free education content
• Choose from more than 750,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
• Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 30 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, LaTrobe University, University of Tokyo, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress

Requirements:

• iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 7 or later
• An Apple ID set up for use on the iTunes Store
• iTunes 10.5.2 or later is required to sync with a computer
• The selection of courses, collections, and availability of content linked from within a course may vary by country

Quizlet

Seamless syncing means all your Quizlet study sets are ready to use. Or search Quizlet's database of over 35 million study sets to find content already created.

Pick from 3 mobile-only study modes to suit your learning style and take advantage of audio in 18 languages to reinforce pronunciation and retention. Plus, with full offline support you can study anywhere — even without an internet connection.

Features
* Full integration with your Quizlet.com account
* Audio in 18 languages
* Search 35+ million flashcard sets
* 3 distinct study modes - Flash Cards, Learn, and

Photo Loader for Picasa Web Albums

The easiest way to upload your photos to Picasa Web Albums.

Photo Loader for Picasa Web Albums is a simple iPhone and iPad app that helps you upload photos to Picasa Web Albums and Google+.

Highlights:

◆ Choose multiple photos from your saved photos, camera roll or photo stream
◆ Add a caption to your photos
◆ Choose an existing album or create a new one
◆ Automatic geotagging of your photos - you will see the photo's location on Picasa Web Albums
◆ Handling even large number of photos
◆ Universal app - optimized for both iPhone and iPad


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Dropbox

Dropbox
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Popplet

Popplet

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, sort them visually, and collaborate with others 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 Notes

Popplet Lite will be free forever, but is limited to just one popplet. The full version of Popplet 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
  • Realtime Collaboration (ipad to ipad + ipad to web) + External VGA Display Support
  • Multi Language Support
  • PDF and JPEG Export

We 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!

UPGRADE NOTE: If you are upgrading from Popplet Lite, you can transfer your Popplet by choosing "Select All" from the gear menu and then "Copy". Then switch to Popplet (the full version) and select "Paste" from the gear menu.

Send Anywhere (File Transfer)

Anytime! From Anywhere! To Everywhere!
File Sharing only with a 6 digit number!

File Sharing Innovation created by Send Anywhere.
From iPhone / iPad to iPhone / iPad / Android / PC
From iPhone / iPad / Android / PC to iPhone / iPad
You can quickly and easily share any folders or files (include photos, videos).

√ Simple UI 
√ No need to log-in or sign up to use
√ File sharing among iPhone / iPad, Android, PC (Browser)
√ No file format limited to share
* In the case of iOS, the file formats that are allowed in the system is stored in the album.
Other files are stored in the Inbox of Send Anywhere.

【How to use Send Anywhere】
-Sending file
1. Select a file(Photo, Video, etc.) and click a “Send”
2. Get a 6 digit OTK(One Time Key) and send it to your friend
3. Sending finish
Tip. Files can be sent to surrounding devices through Auto browsing function

-Receiving file
1. Enter the 6 digit OTK in receiver’s device
2. Receiving finish
Tip. Access files in your PC from Send Anywhere website www.send-anywhere.com 

◆ Real Send Anywhere users’ tips ◆

  1. Sharing original photo !
    a. Open Send Anywhere and click a “Send”
    b. Click Photo among File Type
    c. Select photos and click OK
    d. Send a 6 digit OTK or QR code to friend
    e. The original photos will download in friend’s photo library

  2. Add Friend’s contact information in your device!
    a. Open Send Anywhere and click a “Receive”
    b. Enter a 6 digit OTK (which you’ve got from your friend)
    c. The friend’s address will save in your address book automatically!

QR Scanner

You know those annoying looking black and white boxes you see all over magazine articles, and on some store windows? You know, the ones that the chic people are using on their business cards, that take you to some hidden link or display a secret message?

By downloading QR Scanner, you can easily find out exactly what those little boxes say. No button to press! Just download the app, point the camera at a QR code and that's it! It'll automatically take you to a webpage so you never have to be annoyed by unnecessary alert messages. It's easy, and best of all it's free.

It works on any iOS device that has an auto focus camera available.

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