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Apps for Languages

Educational apps for World Language teachers
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Woices

Woices
Woices is a FREE service for creating, sharing and listening to audioguides made by people for the people. Nobody knows better this place you are going to than the people who lives or have been there before. Listen to them for some real information, experiences or recommendations!

Moreover, you can also use Woices for iPhone to create and upload your own content. A built in recorder allows you to create new geolocalized echoes, post them to your woices.com account and share them with the rest of the world.

With Woices for the iPhone you can:

- Explore and detect audio guides (echoes) around your current position.
- Search for any echo with our search form.
- Retrieve any particular echo by placing its e-code in the search form.
- Record and upload your own echoes.
- Take a photo and attach it to your own echoes before uploading them.
AudioCopy - A Simple App for Creating and Sharing Audio Recordings
AudioCopy is a free iPad app that makes it easy to record and share audio files. To use AudioCopy simply open the app, tap the red record button, and start talking. You can use the app to trim the end and beginning of your recording and normalize sound fluctuations.
Recordium: A Powerful Audio-Recording iOS App
If you need something a little more feature-rich, however, you'll maybe want to check out Recordium, which lets you highlight segments as you record, in addition to adding notes, tags, and pictures.
Story Creator - Easy Story Book Maker for Kids
With Story Creator you can easily create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one gorgeous collection.
Even kids will love this app because it is so easy to use.

WHY PARENTS AND TEACHERS LOVE IT

• Supports gorgeous photos and videos
• Add Photos from device, Dropbox, Flickr, Picasa, or Facebook
• Can add text and audio recordings with every page
• Supports text highlights - which makes is it easy for kids to learn how to read
• It's super easy to share stories with others and copy stories across devices
• Share stories via email with one click
Seesaw: The Learning Journal
Seesaw empowers students to document and share what they are learning in class. Teachers can setup a class and start using Seesaw in less than 60 seconds to:

EMPOWER STUDENTS:
Students (as young as 5!) can independently create, capture, and store artifacts of learning in their private learning journal.

∙ Gives students ownership of their own space to create & record what they learn
∙ Simple QR code login, student-friendly camera, teacher approval of new items, private journals make Seesaw safe for students to use independently.

Encourage Reflection
- Students can add text and voice recordings to journal items to reflect, explain, and develop their academic voice.

Add All Types of Student Work
∙ Use our suite of creative tools to create photos, videos, or drawings
∙ Add directly from many popular content creation apps (Shadow Puppet Edu, PicCollage, Storybook Creator, Explain Everything, iMovie, Skitch, and more)
iBrainstorm | A Creative Collaboration Tool
Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. From iPhone to iPad with just a flick of the finger, iBrainstorm has redefined the very nature of collaboration.

Allows students to brainstorm between iPads by sending their sticky to another iPad.
Guess the Character
Guess the Character is a two player guessing game available in many languages. Gamify your students' practice of the language!

Each player starts the game with a board that includes cartoon images of 24 people.

The game starts with each player with a random character from the board. The object of the game is to be the first to determine which character one's opponent have.

Players alternate asking various yes or no questions to eliminate candidates, such as "Does this person wear glasses?" .

- This game can be player with two players, or one player versus computer.
Shadow Puppet Edu
Make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. 30+ lesson ideas

2014 Best App for Teaching & Learning - American Association of School Librarians

STUDENTS CAN:
∙ Present a project or describe an experience
∙ Search Library of Congress, NASA, Met Museum, Creative Commons, and more for images to explain an idea
∙ Demonstrate understanding of a concept for assessment
∙ Improve speaking skills or practice reading aloud

+ Built-in search for images, clipart and maps
∙ Educational Image Search: Library of Congress, NASA, Met Museum of Art, and more
∙ Web Image Search: Fair use or Creative Commons images, clipart and web images
∙ Maps Search: Search and clip images from maps and satellite maps
∙ Automatic image credits added to end of videos to cite sources

+ Record voiceover narration, add music, or both
∙ Choose one of our background songs or a song from iTunes library

+ Draw on screen and interact with your images as you record
Make Beliefs Comix
Make Beliefs Comix provides comic strip making
To create your comic tales, you can select from 44 human and animal characters, each showing 4 different emotions for a total of 176 character choices – there's even a werewolf, vampire and poodle girl to stir things up. Then, put words in the mouths and thoughts in the heads of these fun characters as you fill in their talk and thought balloons. (Write in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin or Portuguese.) To enhance your stories, you also can choose which of the dozens of objects and scenes to add to the template panels where you place your characters.

You can work in two-, three-, and four-panel formats to create your comic stories, color in the backgrounds for extra impact, and scale the size of the characters to fit your storytelling needs.
Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations | Piktochart
Have students create their own infographic based on research or statistics they have gathered.
FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website. Students can create flipsnack magazines in Flipsnack EDU.
Flipgrid.
Post a question that students can respond to on a VideoGrid! Grids can be classes, sections, groups of students, research groups, faculty groups, or any collection of users interested in a common strand of questions. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of text or video questions. Questions are short videos or text-based prompts (think Twitter™) that can include basic formatting (e.g., bold, italic) and links to websites or documents.
Turnitin - iPad
Turnitin App for iPad. Students turn in papers to your class on Turnitin. iPad has built in comments, drag and drop grading!
Memrise - Learn Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, or any other language for free
Memrise -- uses mnemonic devices to help students remember vocabulary.

HOW IT WORKS

Simply login with your Memrise username and password (or create one to get the magic started), then either pick up where you left off with a course you are currently learning, or choose a language from the Memrise intro courses to begin your quest to be a polyglot!
Aworded (Apalabrados)
Like Words with Friends, but in multiple languages.
Phonto - Text on Photos
Phonto is a simple app that allows you to add text to pictures.

Add text to a photo (in ASL, photo can be of the fingersign), then import into another app like a story making app, Shadow Puppet, Animoto, etc. to create a story.
PhotoCard Lite by Bill Atkinson
By far the best postcard app, PhotoCard is FREE! Capture the moment and send a gorgeous personal keepsake to be treasured for years. Create unique custom-designed postcards using your own photos or Bill's expressive nature photos, and send them as eCards, or as real printed and mailed postcards. Type or dictate a message on the back, and add decorative stamps and stickers. Make your creation even more personal with custom stamps and stickers of your own images, and finish with your signature.

Mash it up with another app like Phonto as well.
iLearn Chinese Characters Lite
This app introduces Chinese characters to non-native speakers or young kids in a fun and intuitive way: to understand their origins as pictures of the objects they represent.

For example, the Chinese character for sun was originally a circle with a dot in its center. It has evolved over the history, but you can still find traces of its original shape.

Besides explaining the picture meanings, this application also demonstrates the correct way of writing the characters and even let you practice on your iPhone side by side with the demonstration.


About the Full Version

The full version covers hundreds more featured characters with history, pronunciation, stroke order demonstration and writing practices. It also includes a Progressive Study section that let users learn and test their understanding of characters with the most common ones first. In addition it has an index/search utility for quick lookup of characters.
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bookabi

bookabi
Create your very own storybooks in 2D and 3D. Choose from bookabi's backgrounds, characters, objects and stickers or use your own photos and become part of the story! Easy enough for kids to use alone and a fun new way to share story time together.

Features:
- 2D and 3D characters that you can pose, rotate and move
- Easy-to-add text, speech bubbles, new pages and more
- Pre-loaded backgrounds, objects and stickers
- In-App store with additional content
- Use your own photos to become part of the story!
- Save and share your story with the whole family
- Record and listen to audio on each page