App Smackdown: University Style

Todd, Roland, Chris, Karen, Janet & Joan

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Todd Nesloney (Tech Ninja Todd) , Navasota ISD

Remind - a communication tool that helps teachers reach students and parents where they are

Unroll.Me - declutter your inbox

Nuzzel - Super easy way to discover the most important news you really need to see. (Google Play Store)

Tunity - Allows you to hear any muted, live TV’s audio directly on your mobile device. Simply scan the TV, let Tunity locate the channel and stream the audio through your headphones or bluetooth speaker. (Google Play Store)

WordSwag/WordFoto/FaceTune/CapDis - ($3.99) Word Swag *automagically* turns your words into beautiful photo text designs!

Any.Do - use to capture ideas, make check lists and keep track of everything you need & want to-do. (Google Play Store)

Periscope/Blab - lets you broadcast live video to the world. (Periscope) (Blab)

Chris Pombonyo (Famous in First), Orlando Florida


Plickers - Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a "paper clicker"), and use your iPhone to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. (Google Play Store)

Chwazi - Want to take the luck randomly? Touch your iPhone or iPad screen and the choice will be made. (Google Play Store)

Bloomz - Teacher-parent communication tool

Roland Rios, Fort Sam Houston ISD


Google Street View – Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with Google Street View. A great tool to use with Google Cardboard (Google Play Store)

SeeSaw – Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of all ages to independently document and share what they are learning at school. (Google Play Store)

Voxer – Make your communication more efficient, effective and personal (Google Play Store)

ClassCraft – An incentive tool for older “tween” students. In my words – the middle school answer to ClassDojo (Google Play Store)

OfficeLens – an easy way to take pics of screens and handouts (Google Play Store)

Flo – a cool new way to share music across devices

Karen Wright-Balbier, El Paso ISD

EPIC! (eBook library for kids 12 and under- if you register as an educator, you have access to all of the books for FREE, they've added books in Spanish!) (Google Play Store)
Math Learning Center- teachers are using these great app manipulative and app smashing them to show learning
Adobe Voice- create a story in a snap -to find free Early Childhood Math Apps that are researched based for understanding early learning with technology
ZooKazam- augmented reality zoo app (Google Play Store)
Makeup Genius - Try makeup looks and products on yourself (Google Play Store)

Janet Corder, J2 Training

The Math Keyboard App - You can now use math symbols on your phone or iPad with this free app! How nerdy is that?

Nearpod iPhone App - Now you can launch your Nearpod from your phone! How cool is that?

Tweechme ($0.99) - a mobile app designed to teach educators how to leverage the power of Twitter and PLNs (Google Play Store)

Ninja Chicken - Tiny Chicken learns Prime Numbers - Learn prime numbers in this super cool Ninja game.

Word Clouds (free) - Remember Wordle? Now you can create and share word clouds with on your iPad with this app.

Swipespeare (in-app purchases)- Swipe from original to modern text when studying the Bard. (Google Play Store)

ESPN - Keep up with the scores from your pro or college teams with ESPN. (Google Play Store)

Joan Gore, J2 Training


Instagrok - an educational (re)search engine that lets students research any topic in an engaging, visual way. instaGrok finds the best information on the topic and presents it as interactive concept map ("grok"), showing key facts, concepts and relationships. (Google Play Store)

StoryCorps - Use to record interviews. Excellent tips and interview questions. (Google Play Store)

Dreamscope - Turn your pictures into paintings. Give your selfie the brush strokes and coloring of a Picasso or Van Gogh!

Magic Puzzles (in-app purchases) - enjoy the fun of a jigsaw puzzle whenever you want! With Magic Jigsaw Puzzles, there's no cleanup or risk of losing pieces! (Google Play Store)

ShutterFly Share Sites - Share and view photos and stay connected while on the go. (Google Play Store)

Photomyne -Scan photos. Position the camera directly over your album pages or a few photos scattered on a table and start taking photos, one after the other. (Google Play Store)

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