Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ready for an App Smackdown?


On Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays, I share tech tools with the teachers and staff at our high school. Yesterday, was our app smackdown. Have you ever thought there are so many great educational apps, but I have so little time to spend researching them?  I created a to share our apps.  It is a great site to curate information.   I am always amazed at the great apps that are FREE.  Our science teachers love the Virtual Heart and 3D Cell Stain.  Have you viewed The Raven iPad app? It is well worth your time.  One of our teachers stated that he would have nightmares after seeing it!   The California Science Academy has a virtual Penguins app. It allows you to view their penguin habitat in real time.  TinkerBox is a physics app that allows viewers to use levers  and pulleys to create new inventions. Do you want to control your students' iPads and tablet screens as they view your presentation?  Idea Flight and Xavier allow teachers to show a presentation to students and control the slides at the same time. We have used these apps in an English class, and they worked perfectly. Students could not rush ahead or lag behind.  Need Social Studies apps? National Geographic Today, European Exploration, The Presidency, and History Line are just a few of my favorite apps at the moment. Need math help? Try Algebra Touch and Quick Graph. Next, I have to mention Chirp. Instantly share pictures and links just by putting your device close to another and chirping!  I would be remiss if I did not mention Aurasma as well.  This augmented reality app is extremely cool.  Tag images and have them appear virtually!  There are too many great apps to mention them all here in this short post so please go to my app smackdown list and explore!

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