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60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes

A tour of some of the great iOS apps available out there for educators.

Clint Stephens

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Transcript of 60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes

60 Apps in 60 Minutes
By Clint Stephens
Southwest Educational Development Center
email: clint@sedck12.org
@sedcclint on Twitter
Updated October 24, 2014




Two productivity apps from Apple that are the cream of the crop for presentations and document editing. They are not cheap as far as iPad apps go - $10 a piece, but they are worth the cost and FREE with all new iPads!
Productivity Time
Keynote & Pages
DOWNLOADS! iCab Mobile has a built-in Download Manager so you can download almost all files from the Internet (except YouTube videos). The downloads can be easily transferred to a Mac/PC/Linux computer but also to other Apps on the device which can open these files. iCab Mobile has great support for sharing/posting to other Web 2.0 sites & services, and supports Dropbox to export/import bookmarks, transfer downloads, images, files, & web pages to your Dropbox account.
Core Time
General Ed Time
Fun Time
Google Drive
An intuitive and straightforward office document tool that makes it easy to open, view, create and edit Word (DOC & DOCX), Excel (XLS), and now PowerPoint (PPT) files right from your iPad.
QuickEdit can connect you to all of your stored documents! Access your Google Docs, DropBox and iCloud Drive. The app also stores ANY file and easily transfers it between any computer for convenient one-stop file storage, just like a USB stick!
Drafts is the quick, easy way to capture and share text. In Drafts, text comes first – open the app and get a new, blank draft – ready to type. Don't get bogged down in a timeline just to tweet or post to Facebook. Don't tap your way through multiple screens to get down an email or SMS. Don't navigate folders, create files and name them just to jot down a note or create a to-do.
Get all of the App links and follow along at:
Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.
Notes can be text, photo and audio and are auto-synced everywhere, and text in snapshots are scanned and made magically searchable!
Want your audio notes automatically transcribed?
will do this for 5 audio notes per month for free.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go. Not only do you have access to your stuff, it’s always backed up and safe on Dropbox.com.
Create, control, present and share. Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Doceri is THE 800 lb. gorilla of systems for interactive lectures and teaching - that’s why you pay $30 for the companion desktop software.
This is one of a handful of apps that I’ll share with you that are in the “Magical” category. I used to recommend a few different apps that could turn your iPad or iPhone camera into a document scanner, but they were a little slow and clunky to use.
Microsoft Office
I would be remiss if I did not include these three apps that were released just in March 2014. Actual Word, PowerPoint and Excel from Microsoft - no 3rd party apps here.
Google Search
The best of Google in one app. Say “Ok Google” and find everything from nearby restaurants to the calories in cheesecake. Google also shows you the info you need before you ask.
Talk instead of type. Say “Ok Google” then ask a question - Google will speak the answer aloud.

Ask Google to help you do things:
• “What are good restaurants nearby?”
• “Where is my package?”
• “Remind me to call mom at 5 pm.”
CloudOn has been purchased by Dropbox and will discontinue service as of March 15, 2015. Use Google Drive or Microsoft Office Apps now that they are free to use without a Microsoft 365 account.
Dragon Dictation
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice. So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.
And... if you need help with dictation 'speak':
Reflector & AirServer
These are not iPad apps, but they allow you to take advantage of a built in feature (iPad 2 and up) - wireless screen sharing. No need for a $99 Apple TV or a $29 adapter cord!
These desktop computer applications mimic an Apple TV when your iPad and computer are on the same wireless network and once in mirror-mode anything on your iPad screen will show on your desktop and in turn your classroom projector, wire free!
Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop
This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams video AND audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Firefox, Safari, World of Warcraft, and other PC / MAC applications over a Wi-Fi network. Go everywhere with just your iPad without having to carry your computer!
Verses notebook + rhyming dictionary
Boy, could I have used this app back in AP English!

It’s a simple, attractive app that lets you write and save poetry on the go. Use the built-in rhyming dictionary as you're writing to look up rhymes, near rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, related words, and similar-sounding words.
Spend less time testing and more time teaching! Now you can lose the paper, the pencil, the timer and calculator – plus a lot of the manual labor normally required for fluency assessments for 1st through 8th grade reading levels. Enter your student’s name, select a passage, start the timer. As your student reads, simply press a button to count mistakes. When they’re finished, end the timer.
Instantly, you have a words-per-minute fluency score – all stored right on your device to access anytime, anywhere! You don’t have to worry about watching the timer or marking mistakes and later calculating and recording them. Instead, you can focus on what counts – listening and assessing your student’s reading fluency, expression, and comprehension.
The world's best speed reading app. ReadQuick helps you read faster than ever before. Great for dyslexics as well. ReadQuick displays the articles of your choice one word at a time at a pace you set. It is the only app that teaches you how to speed read while getting through your daily reading.
OverDrive & OneClickdigital
These two apps are the gateway for you to browse, checkout and download eBooks and digital audio books - all you need is your local library card! Did I mention that this is FREE?!?!
Pioneer Online Library and other Utah Public Libraries are purchasing books for electronic checkout. To get started, you need to have a library card from your local Utah library, and then follow the steps outlined from the Pioneer Overdrive page, or you can take a look at the steps I've outlined which are focused on using Overdrive (eBooks) and OneClickdigital (Audiobooks) for Utah Library eBooks on the iPad.
Scribble Press
Scribble Press for iPad is a book creation platform that allows kids to imagine, create and share their own stories with great drawing and writing tools.
Scribble Press makes it easy to create an ebook – either write your own or use one of over 50 story templates. How about “My Babysitter is a Zombie” or “The Dog Ate my Homework”?
Download your books instantly to your iBooks library, or even order a printed copy of your book! From serious to seriously fun, you can make a book about any topic and instantly publish to the gallery or share with friends anywhere in the world.
Book Creator & Composer Pro
Book Creator: 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 more.
Produce rich interactive content with Composer Pro. Use it for interactive presentations, tutorials and design prototypes. Students & teachers can apply a sophisticated set of features-realistic physics, advanced animations, conditional behaviors-to create rich immersive experiences with their images, text, sounds, movies and visual effects. Best bit? No coding required!
Number Line
Number Line is an educational game app to help students learn about fractions, decimals, and percents by ordering equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents on a number line.
The app features multiple levels where the player must drag circles with either a percent, decimal or fraction onto a number line in the correct sequence. A score is earned based on the time it takes to put all the circles in the correct order (faster is better).
MyScript Calculator
The Free handwriting calculator for your iPhone or iPad. Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.
This apps gives the same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time, …). Solve mathematical equations by hand without actually having to crunch the numbers yourself.
Wolfram Algebra Course Assistant
This app will help you quickly solve your homework problems, ace your tests, and learn algebra concepts so you're prepared for your next courses. Forget canned examples! The Wolfram Algebra Course Assistant solves your specific algebra problems on the fly, often showing you how to work through the problem step by step.
Math Champ Challenge
Math Champ Challenge is designed to help strengthen understanding of Common Core mathematical standards for grades 4-7. Math Champ Challenge features 2500+ Common Core aligned questions, is fast paced, has engaging graphics and audio, feedback tools to help identify problem areas and even an adaptive skill builder engine.
Wolfram Alpha
Find out how much vitamin C is in a bowl of ice cream. Learn what European country has the fourth largest population of children. Compute solutions to difficult trig and calculus problems. Balance complex chemical equations...
...Discover what is overhead as you gaze up at the stars. Finally crack that crossword puzzle. Whoever you are and whatever you do, Wolfram Alpha delivers insight and understanding into any facet of your life.
Vernier Video Physics
Vernier Video Physics for iOS brings physics video analysis to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Take a video of an object in motion, mark its position frame by frame, and set up the scale using a known distance.
Video Physics then draws trajectory, position, and velocity graphs for the object. Share video, graphs and data to facebook, your Photo Library and to your computer running Vernier's Logger Pro software.
EarthObserver & StrataLogica
Explore your planet as never before with the mobility of EarthObserver. Use your fingertips to travel through terrestrial landscapes and across the ocean floor. Visit frozen icecaps, study geological maps, scout mountains to climb and trips on coastal waters and exploit a rich atlas of other earth and environmental imagery.
Add any of the following layers to the detailed basemap: US Coastal Bathymetry, US Nautical Charts, US Topographic Sheets, Geologic Maps, Geophysical Maps, Land Surface, NASA Visible Earth, Ocean Floor, Ocean Surface, Human Impact, Hydrology, Natural Hazards, Atmosphere and Clouds, Snow, Ice and Water, & Shorelines and Political Boundaries
Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
The Elements:
A Visual Exploration
If you think you've seen the periodic table, think again. The Elements: A Visual Exploration lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before.
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.
Adobe Voice
Voice helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming — just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas and Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack. Persuade, inform and inspire anyone online. Make an impact.
Your voice tells the story. Record your voice, one line at a time. Voice automatically adds the perfect soundtrack. Pick from over 25,000 icons and millions of images, or use your own. Voice automatically adds cinema-quality animation so your story looks incredible. Effortlessly. Share your video on Facebook, Twitter, email, or your own web page for anyone to watch, on any device.
iFontMaker is the first font editor exclusive for iPad. With the touch interface, your 100% original hand typeface can be done in 5 minutes. You can email the typography or convert it into a TTF file available to use in all of your applications!
Nearpod is a must have application for teachers and schools that have access to a set of iPads, iPods or iPhones for their classes. The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
Create Content:
Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more. They can also access featured presentations from certified publishers and fellow educators.
In the classroom, teachers log in to the Nearpod iPad app to share content with their students and manage the flow of the lecture. Students use the Nearpod app on their iOS devices to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.
Teachers can see students’ answers in real time on the Nearpod app. Additionally, teachers can log in to www.nearpod.com to access post-session data and obtain detailed activity reports.
This web-based service brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Engage the entire classroom with live polling, quizzes on-the-fly formative response while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes.
Socrative allows for on-the-fly assessment questions or teachers can build their own quizzes that can be teacher- or student-paced.
Not a 1:1 school? That’s okay! Have students bring their own devices and join in the learning!
Skitch lets you communicate important ideas in an instant. Snap a photo, take a screenshot, or even snap a picture of the whiteboard then mark it up and send it on. Make your message clear with arrows, stamps, text, shapes, and more. Tap a picture to add arrows, stamps, shapes, text, highlights, and freehand pencil annotations, crop or pixelate an image to show only the essential content or add a quick caption to your image to provide context.
Evernote Peek
Evernote Peek is a learning app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. No Smart Cover? No problem! The new Virtual Cover lets any iPad get in on the fun. Studying with an iPad has never been more natural. Simply peek under the cover to prepare for a quiz, practice a language or strengthen your memory.
First, choose something to study. Either pick a notebook from your Evernote account or select from the featured publishers. If you have a Smart Cover, then peek under the cover to see the clue, lift the cover higher to see the answer. Close the cover and repeat. If you don't have a Smart Cover, then simply enable the Virtual Cover in Settings.
With a library of over 3,500 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of practice exercises, they are on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. Students can make use of the extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
Their library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer and iPad.
Just visit http://www.khanacademy.org in Safari on the iPad, hit the 'Magic' button, and click 'Add to home screen.' Voila! A Khan Academy App!
ScreenChomp & Explain Everything
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. TED presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends.
On the iPad, the entire library is at your fingertips. Watch TEDTalks in high or low res formats based on your network connectivity. Play it on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay. Curate your own playlist. Watch them later, even when you can't be online. Tell us how much time you have and let us guide you to a delightful playlist.
iBooks & Kindle Reader
These are free eBook reading apps. Not only can you purchase new books, but there are tens of thousands of free books - classics that are out of copyright, through various places such as Project Gutenberg.
With these apps, you can also import and read PDF documents and anything in the ePub format. You can even write your own eBooks with Pages on the iPad or the new iBooks Author on the Mac! Also, be sure to check out the CK12 project where you can download free text books in the ePub format.
Khan Academy is even starting to serve video tutorials of the questions in these books - Algebra I is already there!
ArcGIS is a great way to discover and use maps. Maps come to life in ArcGIS. Tap on the map or use your current location and discover information about what you see. You can query the map, search and find interesting information, measure distances and areas of interest and share maps with others.
SMART Notebook for iPad
Don’t have a SMARTBoard but you DO have an iPad? Turn your iPad into a SMARTBoard with SMART Notebok for iPad for $7 instead of shelling out $1,500 for hardware that you might not need...
The SMART Notebook app for iPad is a light version of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. Using this app, you can create basic multimedia files and complete SMART Notebook lesson activities.
You can use the app for individual and collaborative learning with an iPad, and you can use SMART Notebook software with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard for small group and class learning.
Google Earth
I believe that the iPad is the absolute best way to interact with maps - it is such an intuitive and natural experience. I also believe that Google Earth may be the best ever incarnation of a map. Period. You can literally hold the world in the palm of your hand.
With Google Earth you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a third of the world's land mass.
You can navigate the world with a swipe of your finger, swipe with two fingers to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain, show the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world, view geo-located Wikipedia articles, use the Location feature to fly to your current location, & search for cities, places, and business around the globe with Google Local Search
TED Talks
Speak it! Text to Speech
Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere.
You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like! Need an elegant way to make announcements over your PA system? Speak it! can do that too. You can easily set up a list of pre-made announcements, and play them with a press of a button.
Prezi For iPad
Show your prezis on the fly! Go to prezi.com, create a prezi, download to your iPad and show it anytime, anywhere. Drag to pan and pinch to zoom in or out of topics, just like you do in any map apps. This lets you freely explore your prezi as your meeting or conversation develops--in the office hallway or in a beach café.
GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. You can mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share.
Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app for the iPad. Designed for the Multi-Touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music and sound effects. Then give it the Hollywood treatment by adding a theme, titles and transitions. And you can share share your movie with the world – right from iMovie.
PhotoBooth, Camera & iMotion HD
You can do so much with the included PhotoBooth & Camera apps. Add integration with other apps like FaceTime, Dropbox and Evernote, the camera can be used in so many different ways. But iMotion HD takes image capture to the next level.
iMotion HD is a great way to document student learning or progress. Students use iMotion HD to reflect on learning, tell a story, document scientific process, and as a creative outlet. 4 capture modes (time-lapse, manual, wifi remoted, microphone) and an ultra speed shooting mode - up to 10 fps (iPhone5/4S/4 & iPad3/4 only)
Find My iPad
This app is not so much fun in itself, but it will allow you to KEEP having fun with your iPad in the event that you and it become separated. This used to come as a part of the $99 MobileMe service, but has now become free - but you MUST SET IT UP in order for it to help you out. If your iPad goes for a walk before you do, you are out of luck.
It will also allow you to view the current location on a map, play a sound so that you can find it, protect the contents with a passcode, or even remotely wipe all of the contents.
Tap Forms Lite
Tap Forms is a very powerful organizational tool designed to help you keep track of all your life's most important information. Use Tap Forms to track your inventory at work and manage your household items at home. If you're a master chef in the kitchen, you can use Tap Forms to manage your entire library of delicious cuisines.
ToyStory Read-Along Books
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! Toy Story takes you on the adventure of a lifetime! A fully interactive reading experience packed with Games, Movie Clips, Coloring Pages, Sing-along Tunes, and Surprises on every page. Hear the story read aloud, record your own narration, or explore at your own pace.
Pretty much THE drawing app. Simple enough for beginners, but powerful enough to have been used to create 4 different New Yorker covers. App has 19 high-quality brushes, up to 6 Layers, reorder, merge, and change transparency of layers, import photos at any size and scale, desktop-class color picker and eyedropper, generous undo and redo, in-app replay of your paintings, & VGA / TV output—show live painting on an external display!
Tellagami lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami. A Gami can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a travel postcard for a geography project. Create a Gami in 3 easy steps: Customize a character and choose your background, record your voice or type a message for your character to say, then hare your Gami on social media, via text, email or on any browser with a URL.
Chirp is a magical new way to share your stuff – using sound. Chirp 'sings' information from one Chirp app user to another. Quickly share links, notes, photos and more: all from your built-in or connected speaker.
Smithsonian Channel for iPad
Having a hard time finding quality videos for your lessons? This app introduces a brand new way to watch, find, and explore the vast video collection of the Smithsonian Channel. Personalize your own version of the channel by selecting your favorite topics, exploring a universe of related content, and then share with your students! Curiosity is rewarded, discovery is at your fingertips, and new content is added all the time.
Strip Designer
Create your own personal comic strips on your iPad using just the photos from your photo album or iPad 2 camera. Select one of the many included page templates. Add photos to the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" for a bit of extra spice. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family by saving it to your photo album, emailing it to your friends, uploading it to Facebook or Flickr, or creating a Tweet with Twitter and Twitpic.
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! Your creations are only limited by your imagination (and voice acting skills in my case).
Flipboard is your personal magazine. It is the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, discover amazing things from around the world, or stay connected to the people closest to you.
This app works with the Remind.com service, and provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. It is 100% free and is used by over 200,000 teachers, students and parents to send millions of messages every month.
Message your entire class of students or parents in seconds.
Teachers never see students' phone numbers. Students never see theirs.
Students and parents join by sending a text message. No computer needed. Remind101 allows for unlimited students or parents, & unlimited text messages. It is 100% free, and they promise no ads, ever.
Emerald Observatory
This is a $0.99 iPad app that shows the same information, in the same beautiful detail, as a $10,000 wall clock. Emerald Observatory displays a wealth of astronomical information all on one screen, in a unique but understandable format. Information includes: 12- and 24-hour ordinary clock time, times of rise and set for the Sun, the Moon, and the 5 classical planets, times of the beginning and ending of twilight, display of the planets in orbit around the Sun, altitude and azimuth for the same bodies, current phase and apparent orientation and relative size of the moon, current regions of day and night on a world map, and on and on...
Want to make your own Kahn Academy-style mini-lessons? Either of these apps replaces a PC, a drawing program, a screen-capture program and a Wacom Tablet all for $3 or less!
ScreenChomp is a free, simple to use screencasting app for your iPad. You get a doodling board, markers, and access to Dropbox & your photo roll. One-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun! Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It.
Explain Everything packs a bit more power for $2.99. You get more importing and exporting options, as well as the ability to bring in a web page for annotation and discussion. Bring in resources from Dropbox, Evernote, Email and your Photo Roll, and export as an MP4 movie file, image files, PDFs or as a project file for collaboration with others.
iBooks has recently been updated to allow the purchase and use of high-quality, interactive Text Books for $15 or less. They've also announced iBooks Author to allow you to create your own eTexts!
I never really liked this app anyway... :D
This app covers the following topics applicable to Algebra I, Algebra II, and College Algebra:
- Evaluate any numeric expression or substitute a value for a variable.
- Simplify fractions, square roots, or any other expression.
- Solve a simple equation or a system of equations for specific variables.
- Plot basic, parametric, or polar plots of the function(s) of your choice.
- Expand any polynomial.
- Factor numeric expressions, polynomials, and symbolic expressions.
- Divide any two expressions.
- Find the partial fraction decomposition of rational expressions.
Version 2 makes setup and use even easier, and with an in-app upgrade, you can connect to your computer over 3G/4G. Splashtop requires a free installation of Splashtop Streamer on your Mac or PC to operate.
Access SMART Notebook files from Dropbox, Google Drive or by emailing them to yourself. You can also download SMART Notebook files directly from the SMART Exchange website (exchange.smartech.com).
Google Drive lets you keep all your stuff in one place. Upload all your files from your computer - even the big ones - and you can access them anywhere, including your iPhone or iPad. It works with your school GMail-based account, which now allows for UNLIMITED storage (Well, 10 TB actually).
Drive is improving all the time. You can view & share your Docs with Drive. Editing has now been moved to new Docs, Sheets and now Slides apps. Download them all for free!
In Drafts you can get that text down quickly and decide what to do with it later. Extensive output options let you send text to Twitter, Facebook, email, SMS, a Calendar event, quickly save it to Dropbox or Evernote – or forward it to a growing list of other Apps such as OmniFocus, Things, Tweetbot, Byword, Sparrow and more.
I’m not going to guarantee that either of these apps will work in your specific school wireless network environment - check with your District Technology Specialists to see if you can use either of these apps. Both offer a free trial, so give them a shot!
This app was formerly Office2HD and was $8. Now it is free and is a great Office-like solution for the iPad.
Control your presentations live with Airplay or through your Mac or PC. Create hand drawn images over your presentations with rewind and playback. Cut, copy, paste or insert images, then record a screencast video and upload it to YouTube or Facebook directly from the app.
In the past, these apps required an Office 365 account to get their full use, but as of early November '14 all functions are now free!
StrataLogica for the iPad offers a free trial of the wealth of information available with a StrataLogica web account. More than just a geography reference tool, StrataLogica delivers a one-of-a-kind social studies experience using age- and grade-appropriate layers of Geography, History and Earth Science content. Much more interactive than EarthObserver, but at a price. - Check out their Overview video on YouTube
Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds, and bark. Leafsnap currently includes the trees of the Northeast and will soon grow to include the trees of the entire continental United States.
Find community hosted maps from ArcGIS Online – ESRI’s online GIS. Used in summer CMAP Workshops from UEN! Teachers use the authoring tools on ArcGIS.com to create their own maps that can be used in ArcGIS.
Flipboard also lets you enjoy all your social networks. Add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and more to see updates from your social world, all in a beautiful magazine style experience. Anything you like, comment on or favorite goes right back into your social networks, so you can easily interact and add to the conversation.
Tap Forms is an incredible tool for classroom projects and data collection. Not only will it replace the old clipboard, but it will also capture locations and photos - no need for a separate GPS or camera! Once the data is captured, it’s simple to export it out in a CSV file (a zipped archive if you have photos).
Need help? Start here:
When ready, send marked up snapshots via email, SMS, or AirDrop or your social media stream for your friends and followers to see. You can even create a unique link to your image with Evernote integration.
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PDFpen Scan+
Adds text OCR!
You can access articles you want to read through our partners like Pocket or find them yourself through the built-in Web browser. ReadQuick will tell you how long each article will take you to complete based on your words per minute rate. The more you use this app, the faster your reading rate will become. With ReadQuick, you read - and comprehend - more faster.
Heard of ClassFlow? If not, you will soon. Beta platform from Promethean that combines abilities of Nearpod & Socrative!
With Scannable, just open the app and point your camera at a document, whiteboard, business card, receipt, and it will quickly capture, straighten, and make them ready to save or share - works amazingly with Evernote’s text scanning features to search for words in your scans and photos!
No more conference handouts that you find 3 years from now and say, "Oh, yeah, that would have been a good thing to use..."

Scan the handout, save it to Evernote, and just search when you need it!
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