Free Must Have Apps for Educators

Description

Free Must Have Apps for Educators

This is an exploratory session of available Apps geared for teaching and learning in the classroom. We will discover apps and tools that are available to help enrich your classroom toolbox.

Warm-Up Activity

Warm-Up

Download a QR code reader app from the App store on your iPad. Scan the following code.

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WhiteBoards

Educreations

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/educreations-interactive-whiteboard/id478617061?mt=8

Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.

Doodle Buddy

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-buddy-paint-draw-scribble/id313232441?mt=8

Doodle Buddy for iPad – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It’s Addictive! Doodle Buddy for iPad is the most fun you can have with your finger--heck, it’s the most fun you can have with all your fingers! Finger paint with thousands of colors and drop in playful stamps.

ShowMe

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/showme-interactive-whiteboard/id445066279?mt=8

Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!

ScreenChomp

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/screenchomp/id442415881?mt=8

Share a great idea... Explain a tricky concept... Help kids with their homework... ScreenChomp for iPad helps you do it all. A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun! Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly.

Note Taking

Evernote

https://evernote.com

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8

Write notes of all types, from short lists to lengthy research, and access them on any device.

Collect web articles, handwritten notes, and photos to keep all the details in one place.

Find your work quickly with Evernote’s powerful search.

Present your work as it takes shape for better collaboration in meetings

Graphic Design

Canva

App - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canva-graphic-design-photo/id897446215?mt=8

Site - https://www.canva.com

The app brings together a simple drag-and-drop design interface with a library of more than one million photographs, graphics and fonts, and it makes creating graphics fast and easy.

Skitch

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skitch-snap.-mark-up.-send./id490505997?mt=8

See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant.

Augmented Reality

Aurasma

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aurasma/id432526396?mt=8

Aurasma is the industry-leading augmented reality app that’s changing the way millions of people see and interact with the world. In fact, it’s the only mobile app that lets you create and share your own augmented reality experiences!


ColarApp

http://colarapp.com

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

Zookazam

http://www.zookazam.com

Watch a spider crawl around your desk or a ladybug land on your hand. The new bugs collection will thrill and creep you out. All these amazing 3D animals come to life with the fastest motion engine available on an IOS device. Zookazam-Pro version is the best quality AR on the App Store.

ARFlash Cards

http://arflashcards.com

Welcome to a new world of Flashcards. AR Flashcards make learning fun with the technology of Augmented Reality! The app uses augmented reality to engage the students in learning their letters.

Elements 4D

http://daqri.com/elements4D-mobile/images/elements4D_paper.pdf

Part educational story and part game, the Elements 4D app offers a new, fun way to experience augmented reality and learn about real-life chemistry.

Concept Mapping

Popplet Lite

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popplet-lite/id364738549?mt=8

http://popplet.com

Great for work. Great for school. Popplet is a platform for your ideas. Popplet's super simple interface allows you to move at the speed of your thoughts. With Popplet you can capture your ideas and sort them visually in realtime. Quickly and easily!

Idea Sketch

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idea-sketch/id367246522?mt=8

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!

Sharing Resources

Dropbox


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8

Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad, and the web. With Dropbox you’ll always have your important memories and work with you.

Google Drive

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-drive-free-online-storage/id507874739?mt=8

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.


Productivity

Dragon Dictation

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8

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.

iBooks

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

DocScan

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doc-scan-hd-scanner-to-scan/id467016332?mt=8

DocScan HD lets you instantly scan multi-pages document and send out when there is no scanner nearby. By having it, you can scan not only documents in sight, but also whiteboards, receipts, business cards, posters, coupons, books ...etc.

SoundHound

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundhound/id355554941?mt=8

SoundHound recognizes music playing around you. Tap the SoundHound button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, add to an Rdio or Spotify playlist, share with friends, buy or explore more from artists you know and love or have just discovered.


Dictionary.com

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary.com-dictionary/id364740856?mt=8

Top-rated app with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. WORKS OFFLINE - no Internet connection needed when searching words.

iTranslate

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itranslate-translator-dictionary/id288113403?mt=8

iTranslate is an award winning translation tool that helps you break down language barriers. With its state of the art technology you can speak any language in a second.

Edmodo

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edmodo/id378352300?mt=8

Edmodo makes a teacher’s daily life easier by providing a safe and easy way for teachers and students to engage and collaborate for free, anytime, anywhere.


iTunes U

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8

iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Remind: Safe Classroom Communication

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remind-safe-classroom-communication/id522826277?mt=8

Remind (formerly Remind101) offers teachers a free, safe and simple way to instantly text students and parents. Teachers can send or schedule reminders, assignments, homework, assessments, or motivational messages directly to students' and parents' phones. Interactions are safe because phone numbers are kept private, and messages are sent with no open replies. Teachers, students and parents see mobile messages from all their classes in one place.

Other

Science 360

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science360-for-ipad/id439928181?mt=8

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

Flipboard

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipboard-your-social-news/id358801284?mt=8

Flipboard is your personal magazine. Used by millions of people everyday, it’s a single place to keep up on the news, follow topics you care about and share stories, videos and photos that influence you.

Free App Tracker

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-app-tracker/id354974676?mt=8

Do you surf the net looking for the best deals? Do you love apps that are free? Then Free App Tracker is the perfect app for you! Free App Tracker displays a collection of apps on the app store that are FREE or have recently dropped in price!

Web Tools

Kahoot

https://getkahoot.com

Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy.

Social Network

Pinterest

App - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pinterest/id429047995?mt=8

Site - http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=education&rs=ac&len=2&term_meta%5B%5D=education%7Cautocomplete%7C0

Pinterest is a tool to help you discover and plan things you want to do. When you find something that looks interesting, just Pin it! Pins are visual bookmarks that you organize and share the way you want.

Twitter

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8

Twitter is a free app that lets you connect with people, express yourself, and discover more about all the things you love.

Resources

Apptivities.org

TCEA - iPad Apps and iBooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning