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App Share in the Library with faculty from @the_school

These were the things shared by faculty who attended the App Share in the Library this afternoon:

LetterReflex – shared by Joyce Tsang (@jyc_nyc)

Does your child get his b’s and d’s mixed up? How about her p’s and q’s? LetterReflex provides a fun way to help overcome common letter reversals. The first activity, Tilt It, uses kinesthetic learning to teach left from right. The second activity, Flip It, allows them to practice what they learned while honing their letter discrimination skills.

iPevo document camera shared by Gina Marcel (@fpgina) allows anyone to demo stuff on their iPad (until our AppleTV is up and running)

iBooks Author also shared by Gina, though Don Buckley pointed out that when you load a book on iTunes, Apple owns the content.

Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.

FlipBoard shared by Hil Szanto (@hilszanto)

Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more.

iDesk shared by Nadine Renazile (@infobirdie)

iDesk allows you to make flow charts, org charts, Venn diagrams, mind maps, take notes, sketches and do other diagrams with no constraints. Draw a shape, type a text, stylize it choosing from 50+ Fonts.

eClicker also shared by Nadine

eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides teachers with the real-time feedback they need to be sure their messages are being received. Developed for smartphones and laptops, eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students providing a low cost polling solution for the classroom. All you need to get started is the eClicker Host app running on an iOS device, a Wi-Fi network, and students with internet-enabled devices to participate.

MindNode also shared by Nadine

MindNode is a very easy and intuitive application for collecting, organizing and outlining your thoughts and ideas as mind maps.

Popplet shared by Tabitha Johnson (@tabletj)

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!

Flubaroo also shared by Tablitha

Grade online assessments in a single app (@flubaroo)

Vlingo shared by Don Buckley (@donbuckley)

Looking for a voice powered virtual assistant on your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4? Look no further. In addition to search, messaging, voice dialing and directions, Vlingo integrates with your Facebook and Twitter accounts making it the most social assistant available. All functionality is now 100% free, so download Vlingo today to explore everything Vlingo can do for you.

Forms shared by Nancy Wong (@scampnyc)

Forms is a client of Google Forms (Google Docs). The Form you created on your PC can be viewed in the most suitable layout for iPhone/iPad.

Corkulous shared by Jenn Dare (@jenn_dare)

Corkulous™ idea board is the incredible new way to collect, organize, and share your ideas. Access your ideas anywhere on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch with built-in iCloud support. Share your ideas with your friends and family by storing your cork boards in Dropbox. See the demo video: http://www.corkulous.com/

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Going Ape for Apps for the iPad

My school just purchased a classroom set of 20 iPads (64GB Wifi) with the hopes of using them in an academic capacity. We’re currently researching/purchasing apps and planning projects. We already have a 1:1 MacBook program in grades 2-8, a class set of iPod Touches, a few Kindles, iMacs and SmartBoards in every classroom, Flip cameras, motion sensors, probes, class sets of microphone/headphones, class sets of digital cameras, and enough electronics to sink a ship. Plus, we are blessed with forward-thinking leadership, a faculty willing to integrate technology in the classroom, students excited to try out new tools, and a technology team that I learn from on a daily basis.

I spent two hours sifting through available apps; Many of them were for the iPad, but a few were iPhone apps that run on the iPad (denoted with a *). I skimmed Apple’s own list of Education apps, a website entitled I Education Apps Review, an article on ISTE Connects: “iPad Apps for Education,” and an article from eSchool News: “Developers seek to link iPad with education.” I came across another site listing iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Apps for (Special) Education, and I’ll have to find time to explore those later this week.

Here’s the beginning of an apps list compiled me and other members of my Technology Department:

3D Brain (free), ACT & SAT Vocabulary Builder HD ($4.99), Adobe Ideas  (free), *All the Countries (free), Beautiful Planet HD ($0.99), Bloomberg for iPad (free), Brushes ($7.99), Adobe Ideas 1.0 (free), Demolition Master (free), Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections (free), Doodle Buddy (free), Dragon Dictation (free), eClicker (free), Factoring ($0.99), Free Graphic Calculator (free), Free Spanish Tutor 24/7 (free), *Geomaster ($0.99), *Geomaster – US States (free), GoSkyWatch Planetarium (free), *Greek Gods Free (free), Guinness World Records Lite (free) Guitar Lab (free), History: Maps of the World (free), iFactor Quadratics (free), iFormulae (free), iFractal (free), *Muscle System: Head and Neck (free), Pad Math ($0.99), Pastebot ($2.99), Periodic Table of the Elements (free), Photopad (free), Planets (free), Proloquo2Go ($189.99), Quick Graph (free), Roster Recall   ($1.99), *SAT Vocab 1 ($4.99), *SAT Vocab 2 ($4.99), Science Glossary (free), Scrabble ($9.99), Shakespeare (free), Shakespeare Pro iPad Edition ($19.99), *Skeletal System: Head and Neck (free), Sonic Pics Lite (free), Sonic Pics ($2.99), *SpanishDict (free), Story Kit (free), Sums Stacker ($0.99), Sundry Notes Pro (free), TanZen HD Lite (free), TanZen HD ($2.99), textPlus (free), textPlus ($2.99), The Elements ($13.99), U.S. Historical Documents ($0.99), U.S. Historical Documents Pro ($4.99), *Ultimate Guitar Tabs ($2.99), *USA Presidents (free), Wikipanion (free), *Wikipedia Mobile (free), WolframAlpha ($1.99), World Atlas with Fact Book and Travel Guide ($0.99), WORLD BOOK – This Day in History (free)

Side note: When I when to iTunes to sift through the Education section of the App store, the first available app in the list was How to Get Girls into bed without trying ($0.99). This particular app was categorized under App Store > Education > Offshore. Whatever.



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