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Apps For Creation

Our list of apps for Camp Plug & Play for Thursday in the Mobilizing Grades K-4 strand. These are the apps we covered in 2014 to promote creativity and student directed learning with the iPads.

Stick Around by Tony Vincent & MorrisCooke

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.

Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

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 ANYTHING
• 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.

Lightbot - Programming Puzzles

Apple Features, in over 100 countries: Best New Apps and Games Featured in Learning to Code Best in Hot Educational Games Get kids hooked on coding within minutes! Lightbot is a programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels.

Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles

Apple Features, in over 100 countries: Best New Apps and Games Featured in Learning to Code Best in Hot Educational Games It's never too early to start programming! Lightbot Junior gets your little ones 'coding' within minutes!

Hopscotch School Edition-- Programming for kids! Make games, stories, animations and more!

Hopscotch is programming designed for everyone. Kids can use simple, intuitive building blocks to create games, animations and apps.

Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them.

This version of Hopscotch is made especially for schools. Teachers can create private groups allowing students to easily share and play each other's projects. All paid characters are unlocked and there are no in-app purchases.

Kodable

Kodable is a free educational iPad game offering a kid-friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. For kids ages 5 and up, and tools for grownups too!

Daisy the Dinosaur

Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges. After playing Daisy, kids can choose to download a kit to program their own computer game.

Popplet

Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually. Apple has featured us in "Tools for Teachers", "New and Noteworthy", "What's Hot" and "Get Stuff Done" Popplet is great for school and for learning in the class.

Adobe Slate — Make your words and images move

Turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous story that delights readers on any device. Simply tap to select a unique look — beautiful fonts, color and magazine-style design are automatically incorporated. Fluid movement and elegant motion are applied instantly. Share your Slate story link anywhere. Grab attention, increase awareness and inspire action. Stand out.

Wonderopolis

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 recent past Wonders of the Day

Quiver - 3D Coloring App

The original augmented reality coloring app “colAR Mix” is now Quiver!

Coloring pages have never been so much fun! The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you and your children an extraordinarily magical experience.

You can find our free pages by downloading the app and on our website (http://www.QuiverVision.com). Save and print the pages directly from the Quiver App or from a computer to start enjoying the fun. By using our unmatchable expertise in augmented reality, the Quiver App enables children and adults to unleash their inner artist and interact with their personally customised creations.

Every colored page comes to life in its uniquely colored way, giving the artist an immediate and special sense of ownership and pride! Not only is the app incredibly fun, but it is also a great tool for developing skills and knowledge on various topics. Try it out yourself and we are sure you will agree.

Skitch - Snap. Mark Up. Send.

See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch.

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Venn Diagram

This app allows users to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles. Users identify and record concepts that can be placed in one of the circles or in the overlapping areas, allowing them to organize their information logically. The finished Venn diagram can be emailed out or saved to the device's photo album.

Users can pick from several circle colors, and both the circles and item font size can be altered to better align with the users' needs for each project.

Designed for use in the school environment, this app features a simple profile system so that multiple users can create their own Venn diagrams on the same device without confusion.

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Kahoot!

Kahoot!

Crafted using a design-led approach, Kahoot! is a web-based mobile and tablet friendly platform. With a simple user experience, it creates a social, fun and game-like environment in the classroom.

Adobe Voice – Show your story

YOUR VOICE TELLS THE STORY.
• Fun, fast and super simple.
• Touch to record your voice, one line at a time.
• Voice automatically adds the perfect soundtrack. Play it back and hear yourself sound amazing.

TAP TO MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL.
• Pick from the stunning collection of over 25,000 icons and millions of images, or use your own.
• Choose the perfect theme with one tap – engaging motion makes every element memorable.
• Select your own colors and fonts to make your stories look and feel exactly how you want them to.

AMAZING RESULTS. IN MINUTES.
• Voice automatically adds cinema-quality animation so your story looks incredible. Effortlessly.
• Share it on Facebook, Twitter, email, or your own web page for anyone to watch.
• Save your video to your Camera Roll to upload to your favorite video site.

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