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Tech Integration Transformation App List

Apps from the Taking Technology Integration to the Transformation Level session #DPTECH2016

Nearpod

Nearpod is a must have application for teachers and schools that have access to a set of iPads, iPods, iPhones or Macs for their classes.

What's Nearpod?

The Nearpod platform enables teachers, schools and districts, to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs. It seamlessly combines interactive presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

What Teachers Are Saying About Nearpod:

"My students love using the Nearpod app! It allows me to assess my students using polls, multiple choice questions, and open ended questions." - Natasha, Spanish Teacher - New York

“I am now able to engage all students during my lessons. There are many parts to Nearpod, but the one that creates active learners in my classroom is Draw It. This feature allows my students to literally draw on any slide I push out to their iPads. “ - Daniel, Teacher & Tech Specialist - New Jersey,

"Nearpod is a powerful tool! My students love it and it gives me so much flexibility in and out of the classroom. I was using Nearpod in my AP Biology class and one of my students arrived late due to a dentist appointment. Just as he walked in the door I asked a question and he answered it. After seeing the astonished look on my face he explained that another classmate had texted him the presentation PIN and he had been following along the entire period so he hadn't missed anything! Awesome!" Janell, Teacher - Florida.

"Nearpod was great and the ability to guide students through the presentation, while walking around the classroom was excellent. Of course the power comes from the interactive elements of the presentation." - Matt, Teacher - Middlesex, UK

How it Works:

  1. Nearpod presentations: Create new slides or turn your Powerpoint, Google Slides or PDFs into interactive Nearpod presentations. Or choose from a ever-growing library of ready-to-use CCSS content from distinguished educators and publishers.
  2. Engage your students on any device: Easily share synchronized lessons with students across all devices. Include interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more.
  3. Instantly Assess Student Comprehension: Get real-time feedback + comprehensive post-session reports. Download report data and integrate it with your LMS.

Try the SILVER Edition for FREE! You also have the option to upgrade your account to the Nearpod GOLD Edition for only $11.99/month, which offers the following benefits:

  • More storage space (up to 3GB)
  • Larger file uploads (up to 40MB)
  • More students per session (up to 50)
  • Additional interactive features (add audio slides, twitter timelines and insert web pages in your presentation)
  • Student self paced feature (Nearpod homework)
  • "On the Fly" features

Download Nearpod now and sign up for a FREE account to start experiencing the magic of Nearpod!

Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard

"If you cannot do it with Explain Everything, it probably can't be done!"

Join the over 2 million users who are already creating videos and classroom projects with this leading unique interactive screencasting whiteboard!

ANIMATE YOUR THINKING
"Explain everything is a stunning peek into a cutting edge new paradigm of communicating…”*

• Create slides using an infinite canvas, use a laser pointer, draw in any color, add shapes, text,

math equations, videos, images and audio files

• Rotate, move, scale, flip, copy, paste, clone and lock any object added to the stage,

• Record everything you do within the app (even yourself while using the front-facing camera)

to create high quality, creative and valuable content for others to learn from!

ENJOY A VARIETY OF IMPORT AND EXPORT FEATURES**
"if your document is any major format and in the cloud or on your device, it can be imported into Explain Everything."

• Compatible file types for import include: PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS, RTF, TXT, HTML, KEYNOTE,
PAGES, NUMBERS, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, MP4, MOV, MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC and more

• Export as MP4, MOV, PDF, PNG, XPL (project file),

• Use a variety of import and export destinations including Evernote, Dropbox, GDrive,

OneDrive, Box, WebDAV, Airdrop, Mail, iMessage, and more

INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
"Students can import an existing presentation, draw and highlight over the top while verbally explaining, and export a movie that encapsulates their understanding much better than the mere slides.”***
• Prepare lessons, tutorials, guides of any kind and upload them as videos to YouTube or
Vimeo to share with others,

• Give your students pre-prepared projects and templates to open on their iPads, work on
them and view, share, or present the work in support of reflection, feedback, and ongoing
assessment

• Switch to the 'Simple User Interface' to support the experience of beginning users

• Insert Math Equation Objects to add structures, symbols, equations, and functions which

can be graphed on a coordinate plane.

*** 50% discount for educational institutions ***
Check for details - http://www.apple.com/itunes/education/

Download our free Explain Everything iBook manual from the Apple iBooks bookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/book/explain-everything/id591601596?mt=11

Poll Everywhere

The free Poll Everywhere mobile app is perfect for responding to polls, presenting polls, and clicking through PowerPoint presentations. Use it to...

1.) Respond to polls: Audience members can use the app to respond to the presenter’s questions live.
2.) Poll an audience: Presenters can ask the audience questions and display poll responses live.
3.) Navigate in Powerpoint: Presenters can control the flow of Powerpoint presentations using a smartphone as a wireless remote.

Participants
Audience members or students can easily respond to polls or vote using the app on a smartphone or tablet. Aside from the app, they can respond via web browser, text message, or Twitter.

Presenters
Professors, teachers and presenters can create and display questions on the fly, including Q&A and multiple choice polls. Questions can be presented directly from the web or embedded in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. Audience responses are displayed in real-time. Great for classroom participation, or gathering opinions from the audience.

PowerPoint Remote
Presenters using PowerPoint can use the Poll Everywhere mobile app as a presentation clicker, to navigate through your PowerPoint presentation with ease. It has a slick, streamlined design and a set of polling controls built-in.

Key Features:

• Create or answer multiple choice, true/false, open ended, ranking poll, and clickable image questions.
• Participants are automatically shown the presenter's current question, for quick and easy participation.
• Watch results update live.
• Click through a PowerPoint presentation with the included Presenter Remote feature.

LiquidText - PDF and Document Reader

** NAMED "MOST INNOVATIVE APP" OF 2015 BY THE APPLE APP STORE! **
** One of Mashable's Ten Best iPad Apps of 2015! **
** One of Time Magazine's Ten Best apps for iPad Pro! **
** Named "Best App of September" by Apple App Store! **
** Named One of the Top Ten Products of 2015 by TechnoLawyer **

LiquidText offers gesture based reading and annotation for documents (PDF, DOC, PPT, web pages).

Read in ways not possible on paper. LiquidText gives you the tools to focus on what matters, compare distant sections, take notes, build upon thoughts, and pull out key facts from the text. Improve the way you read on the iPad with LiquidText. Here’s how:

View
• Read and interact with text in a flexible environment
• Compatible with PDF, Word, and PowerPoint documents and web pages
• Import from Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Box, email, and more
• Import content from webpage or send to LiquidText directly from Safari

Interact
• Workspace area for writing notes and pulling out excerpts
• Organize and group excerpts and notes
• Tap comments and excerpts to find original source
• Pinch document to compare different sections
• Collapse text to see annotated parts side-by-side
• Collapse text to view search term(s) side-by-side
• Scroll to navigate through pages
• Scrollbar shows where highlights, comments, excerpts, and search results are located

Annotate
• Highlight text, images, comments, excerpts, and notes
• Add margin notes/comments to text, images, notes, and excerpts
• Comment on two or more selections simultaneously

Share
• Export file as notes only, highlights only, notes and highlights, or entire document with annotations
• Export as LiquidText file, PDF, or RTF (supported by most word processors)
• Send files by email or to Dropbox, iCloud, Box, and more

Learn more at LiquidText.net | Comprehend More.

Desmos Graphing Calculator

Explore math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more -- all for free.

At Desmos, we imagine a world of universal math literacy and envision a world where math is accessible and enjoyable for all students. We believe the key is learning by doing.

To achieve this vision, we’ve started by building the next generation of the graphing calculator. Using our powerful and blazingly-fast math engine, the calculator can instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series. Sliders make it a breeze to demonstrate function transformations. It's intuitive, beautiful math. And best of all: it's completely free.

Features:

Graphing: Plot polar, cartesian, or parametric graphs. There’s no limit to how many expressions you can graph at one time - and you don’t even need to enter expressions in y= form!

Sliders: Adjust values interactively to build intuition, or animate any parameter to visualize its effect on the graph

Tables: Input and plot data, or create an input-output table for any function

Statistics: Find best-fit lines, parabolas, and more.

Zooming: Scale the axes independently or at the same time with the pinch of two fingers, or edit the window size manually to get the perfect window.

Points of Interest: Touch a curve to show maximums, minimums, and points of intersection. Tap the gray points of interest to see their coordinates. Hold and drag along a curve to see the coordinates change under your finger.

Scientific Calculator: Just type in any equation you want to solve and Desmos will show you the answer. It can handle square roots, logs, absolute value, and more.

Inequalities: Plot cartesian and polar inequalities.

Offline: No internet access required.

Visit www.desmos.com to learn more and to see the free online version of our calculator.

The Elements Flashcards by Theodore Gray

Flashcards is based on the ground-breaking original app The Elements, turned into a powerful memory aid for those moments when you really need to know your elements. No distractions, just the facts: name, symbol, atomic number, group.

• Sample some of the magic behind The Elements, one of the most exciting apps ever made.
• Challenge your knowledge of the periodic table.
• See if you can identify chemical elements by their symbol alone.
• Test your knowledge of the groups in the periodic table.
• Drag and drop elements to their correct position on the periodic table.
• Can you identify an element from its picture alone?

The Elements Flashcards is perfect for students revising for GCSEs, SATs, A-levels, or for anyone who just wants to check if they know the periodic table as well as they think they do.
Learn more about Touchpress at www.touchpress.com

The Elements by Theodore Gray

Of all the periodic table apps, there is only one which Stephen Fry described as “Alone worth the price of an iPad!”. The Elements is not just a reference app, it is a rich and engaging love story of the periodic table, told in words and pictures, and allowing you to experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before.

The Elements is based on the internationally best-selling hard cover edition of The Elements, by Theodore Gray, Popular Science Magazine’s Gray Matter columnist. But it goes way beyond what is possible on paper.

You start off at a living periodic table where every element is shown with a smoothly rotating sample. To read about tin, tap the tin soldier. To read about gold, tap the gold nugget. Immediately you see the sample filling nearly the entire screen, photographed to razor sharpness and rotating around a complete circle in front of your eyes. Beside that is a column of facts and figures, each of which can be tapped to bring up rich detail and current information through the embedded Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine.

Go to each element's second page and you find a fascinating story about the element, surrounded by carefully photographed objects representing it. Every one of these objects, well over 500 in total, is a freely rotatable, live object that you can examine from all sides and pinch zoom to see in unprecedented detail.

Touch the element name at the top of the page and you can see that element’s name in over a dozen different languages. Choose one and you’ll find that the entire book, stories, captions and all, switches to that language: The Elements includes both the full English original text and over a dozen full translations.

Pinch-zoom or tap any object to bring it up full screen, where you can split into a pair of stereo 3D images. Using inexpensive 3D glasses you can see all 500 objects pop off the screen in 3D, and you can spin the objects, in 3D, with the touch of a finger. You can’t get much more virtually real than that.

If you had a bad experience with chem class in school, this book is the antidote. If you or someone you know is afraid chemistry will be their most boring subject, this book will show them that there’s a lot more to the periodic table than a bunch of numbers and letters.

Google Drive - free online storage from Google

Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

With Drive, you can:

• View documents, PDFs, photos, videos, and more
• Search for files by name and content
• Easily share files and folders with others
• Set sharing permissions to view, comment, or edit
• Quickly access recent files
• See file details and activity
• Enable viewing of files offline

Google Slides

Create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Slides app. With Google Slides you can:

  • Create new presentations or edit any that were created on the web or on another device
  • Share presentations and work together with others in the same presentation at the same time
  • Open, edit, and save Microsoft PowerPoint files
  • Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection
  • Add and rearrange slides, format text and shapes, and more
  • Present right from your device
  • Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type
Google Docs

Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Docs app. With Google Docs you can:

  • Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device
  • Share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time
  • Open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents
  • Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection
  • Add and respond to comments
  • Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type
  • Protect your documents with a 4-digit passcode
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Keynote

Keynote

Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping.

Start with an Apple-designed theme and add text, images, charts, tables, and shapes with just a few taps. Highlight your data with stunning interactive bar, column, scatter, and bubble charts. Present right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Or use video mirroring to present on an HDTV, and preview your slides and notes on your device using the Presenter Display.

With iCloud built in, your presentations are kept up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a presentation using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly from www.icloud.com using a Mac or PC browser.

Get started quickly
• Choose from 30 Apple-designed themes to give your presentations a beautiful start
• Use the slide navigator to quickly skim through your presentation, add new slides, and reorder slides
• Design your presentation using your choice of slide layouts, animations, fonts, and style options
• Animate data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts
• Import and edit Microsoft PowerPoint files using Mail, a WebDAV service, or iTunes File Sharing
• Turn on Coaching Tips for guided in-app help
• Use Undo to go back through your previous changes

Create stunning presentations
• Arrange the objects on your slides simply by dragging them to the slide canvas
• Use predefined text styles or choose text options to personalize your slides
• Quickly add your photos and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser
• Edit down to the pixel with rulers and alignment guides
• Use Instant Alpha to easily remove image backgrounds

Cinema-quality animations
• Updated cinematic slide transitions for easily creating stunning presentations
• Gorgeous new slide transitions including Clothesline, Object Cube, Object Flip and Object Pop
• New text and object animations including Vanish, Crumble, Fade and Scale

Present to your audience
• Use advanced presentation controls including autoplay, looped, and viewer-guided slideshows
• Display any presentation on an external display or projector; navigate slides, view presenter notes; stream wirelessly using AirPlay and Apple TV, or use an adapter (sold separately)
• Use the Keynote Remote Apple Watch app to control a presentation playing from a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

iCloud
• Turn on iCloud so you can access and edit your presentations from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and iCloud.com
• Access and edit your presentations from a Mac or PC browser at www.icloud.com with Keynote for iCloud
• Keynote automatically saves your presentations as you make changes

Share your work
• Use AirDrop to send your presentations to anyone nearby
• Quickly and easily share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook
• Anyone with a shared document link will always have access to the latest version of the presentation and can edit it with you at iCloud.com using Keynote for iCloud
• Export your presentation to Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF format
• Use “Open in Another App” to copy presentations to apps such as Dropbox
• Print your presentations on a wireless printer on your network using AirPrint

Desmos Classroom Activities

The Desmos Activity Builder allows teachers to make custom class activities for all their students to capture real time student thinking.

HP Aurasma is changing the way

You could use this Augmented Reality app to create a book review. The example seen today uses the cover of the book as a trigger.

Apple Maps App

Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and Flyover. All in a vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease.

Nearpod virtual field trips

Take your students on a virtual reality adventure with Nearpod VR! Sign up to receive free Nearpod VR kits. Public schools can apply for a VR grant.

SeeSaw App

Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portfolios. For iOS, Android, Chromebooks
and Computers with Chrome or Firefox. Free for teachers!

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Kahoot!

Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!

Teachers: Teach digital citizenship and discover the best apps, games, and websites rated for learning | Common Sense...

Common Sense Media provides teachers and parents app reviews and professional development around technology integration. Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Quiver - 3D Coloring App

Print, color and see your drawing in beautifully hand-animated 3D worlds

Swift Playgrounds - Preview

Swift Playgrounds is a new app for iPad that teaches you to write Swift code in a fun, interactive way. Learn the code developers use to build apps.