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   App Collections:

   10 of the Best Apple Apps for Education in 2014

   40 iPad STEM Apps

   60 Educational Apps in 60 Seconds

   Apps Gone Free Finds all of best limited-time free iPhone and iPad apps

   Apps in Education blog reviews apps and lists them according to subject area.

   Best iPad Apps for Educators - not all apps listed are free

   Best iPad Apps for Teachers in 31 different categories

   iEAR - Educational Apps Reviews from a community that reviews and makes suggestions for applications of apps.

   iPad in the Classroom - This site is from Selah (WA) School District after the District adopted iPads throughout their District. They wanted to make it easier for their teachers!

   Khan Academy for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad

   Smart Apps for Kids listed by age and subject, plus daily updated list of free and/or discounted apps!

   Teach with Your iPad -- high school apps!

   TeacherswithApps apps are searchable by age range and subject

   Tools That Make It Click A blog that is updated regularly that focuses on webtools.  Comes with a review for each tool listed and covers categories which include iPad apps, Windows Apps (i.e. online webtools), and GAFE.

   Top 200 for Education -- Free Apps from Padagadget

    App Evaluations  

   AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Apps for Teaching & Learning is a recognition honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning

   APPitic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators to help you transform teaching and learning. Apps have been tested in a variety of grade levels,    instructional strategies, and classroom settings.

   Balefire Labs evaluates apps according to the best practices of instructional design and usability established by scientific research. Does not accept advertising from companies that develop apps and never gets paid for reviews. Uses clearly-defined criteria that help you understand how apps are designed and what they do.

   Children's Technology Review platforms include iPads, Androids, Kindle, Mac, Windows, Internet; as well as video gaming. Filter by age, subject and application.

   Graphite  is a free service from Common Sense Education that makes it easy to discover the best apps, games, and websites for classroom use by aligning apps, games and website to standards.

   List of 48 Free Apps for Education apps are ranked and with suggested grade levels. Be sure to check out links on right-hand side of page for even more apps!

   Creativity Apps

   10 Favorite Music Creation Apps for iPhone and iPad -- some are free and others are low cost

   Animate It! Animation Apps for Your Tablet

   Appafolio interactive portfolios for iPads, iPhone, Android & Kindle Fire

   Aviary photo editor for Android or iPad/iPhone.

   Blendspace create lessons using Blendspace. Choose a topic, type it in the search box and a list of videos from YouTube, Educreations, and Google amongst others. You can also    add your own PowerPoint to the Blendspace as well as providing extra information that you have typed and inserted into it. The Blendspace is then shared through iPads, tablets or computers.  Videos are available for expanding use of Blendspace.

   Brainpop featured movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free! For even more access to BrainPOP’s award-winning content, choose an optional in-app subscription and enable kids to explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. All movies are close captioned, so it’s easy for them to read along.

   CloudOn allows you to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your iPhone and iPad.

   DaVinci Note lets you create and share beautiful notes easily with davinci note’s effortless design, image layout, and editing options.

   Doink able to make simple animations pretty easily for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone.

   Educreations is a new app designed to make it easy to create, narrate, and record whiteboard video tutorials and to share them with others. A Web-base version of the app has been available for some time now, but the native iPad app was released this month — and it’s easier to write on a whiteboard with your finger than it is with a mouse. There are several other interactive whiteboard apps available on the iPad, but Educreations’ app offers several features that set it apart from its competitors: lessons can have multiple pages; you can add images to the tutorials — from the iPad camera, from its Photo Library, or from Dropbox; you can move and resize images while you record. The ability to create via a Web browser — any Web browser — and not just via a tablet is a really important thing to consider too when looking to adopt this tool for a classroom. (iTunes link). iOS and Web, Free.

   Haiku Deck presentation software for iPad or web for creation of slideshows

  Isle of Tune "Create musical journeys from street layouts. Roadside elements are your instruments and cars are the players.

   Mindomo available for both iPad and Android for mindmapping

   Popplet another mindmapping tool

   Prezi for iPad create, present, edit and share Prezis (slideshows)

   Proshow slide show app for Mac, PC, or mobile

   Scribble Press lets you build and illustrate your own e-books. The app offers numerous story templates and drawing tools, guiding you through the story-writing and book layout process. The books that are written with Scribble Press can be shared with others — either via Facebook or Twitter or email. They can also be posted online on the site’s gallery, although books remain private unless shared there.

   ShowMe Turns your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online.

   Snapseed photo editing program for iPad. Also available for Android.

   Storylines is an award-winning game of 'telephone' with pictures. Featured by KQED's MindShift in their "10 Awesome Apps for Learning", and by the App Store as a "New & Noteworthy" education App.

   Whiteboard create and share collaboratively with easy-to-use paint or graffiti-like interface. Two devices can draw on the same canvas simutaneously.

   Math Apps

   5 Excellent Math Games for Your iPad

   25 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps for Middle School Students

   Dragon Shapes: Geometry Challenge

   iPodsibilities Math Apps

   Isosceles: Geometry Sketch Pad

   Math Concentration

   Top 17 Math Apps for iPad

   Other  Educational Apps

   Kathy Schrock's iPads for Teaching includes tips, tricks, and resources for teaching and learning with the iPad.

   Missing Link app for vocabulary development. "The same string of letters has been removed from three different words. Only one solution exists that will make all three words complete. Can you figure out what this "missing link" is?"

   National Archives Docs Teach Engage in activities that will help you make sense of stories, events, and ideas of the past using documents from the holdings of the US National Archives.

   Socrative app creates a student response system - available for both Android and Mac.

   Science Apps

   30 Cool Educational iPad Apps for Science Lovers

   Creatures of Light companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it

   Gas Laws HD Lite Beginning chemistry students can use this app to study the various relationships that exist between pressure, temperature, volume, and number of particles in a gas.

   Periodic Table HD for Android

   Seven Free Science Apps for iPads

   Search Engines and Browsers for cell phones, iPads, tablets, etc.

   App Crawler Filter search by device, price, category, topic, audience and feature.

   EdShelf  Filter search by price, age, subject, platform and category.

   Quixey -- search engine for apps

   Silk is a browser specific to Amazon's Kindle Fire. It is accessible from the Kindle Fire HD’s Home screen, tap the Web button to display the Silk browser. Display an Address field at any    time by swiping down from just below the tab bar (don’t swipe from the Status bar at the very top or you’ll display the Notification screen). (From Silk for Dummies

   Zoo a metasearch engine that searches using Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask

   Video Apps

   Animoto video maker

   Aurasma uses advanced image and pattern recognition to blend the real-world with rich interactive content such as videos and animations called “Auras”.

   Magisto available for both Mac and Adroid.

   Movie360 for Mac only

   Splice captures, edits, adds music, and allows you to share your videos from your iPhone.

   Videolicious creates free one-minute videos with phone or tablet

Created by Linda DeVore

Last Updated Friday, January 16, 2015