Archive | November, 2013

Fotopedia Wild Friends – A Beautiful iPad App About Animals

Fotopedia Wild Friends is a beautiful iPad app that takes students on a photographic tour of Europe and beyond. The app features more than 2,400 images of animals. The images can be viewed on their own or as parts of slideshows. At any time students can tap an image to open a short passage of […]

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Doodlecast Pro Is Free Right Now – Grab It While You Can

Thanks to Tony Vincent, I just learned that Doodlecast Pro is currently available for free. Usually, this awesome app costs $3.99. Doodlecast Pro is an excellent iPad app for creating instructional videos. At its most basic level Doodlecast Pro allows you to draw on a whiteboard and explain what you’re doing at the same time. […]

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Quick Key Turns Your iPhone Into a Scanner

Quick Key is a new and free iOS app that turns your iPhone into a bubble sheet scanner. My former colleague, Mike Morrell, was raving about it on Facebook a while back so I had to check it out. Quick Key has two parts to it that when combined make it very easy for you […]

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Mayan Mysteries Drawing Contest – Get Your Drawing Featured In an iPad Game

Dig It Games, the producers of the popular Loot Pursuit mathematics game, is currently holding a drawing contest for students. The contest asks students to design a character to be featured in the next version of the Loot Pursuit Mayan Mysteries iPad app. The winning designer will have his or her character in the game […]

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Phrasalstein – A Fun Way to Learn Phrasal Verbs

From the producers of the popular Phrasal Verbs Machine iPad app comes a new free iPad app called Phrasalstein. Phrasalstein is designed to help students learn the meanings of phrasal verbs. The app has a practice mode and a quiz mode. In the practice mode students select a verb and a preposition combination then see […]

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Piano Mania – Use an iPad to Learn to Play Piano

Piano Mania is a new iPad app from Joy Tunes. Joy Tunes previously offered practice games to help students learn to play the piano. The new Piano Mania app offers lessons on playing the piano. Students place their iPads on their pianos or electronic keyboards to view the lesson as they play along. The app […]

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Hand Turkey – Make Cartoon Turkeys on Your iPad

American Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away. Thanksgiving-themed lessons and activities will be taking place in classrooms all over the United States next week. Creating hand-print turkeys is a classic elementary school activity. Hand Turkey is a free iPad app that brings that classic elementary school art activity to the iPad. Students can […]

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Mysteries of the Unseen World Shows Students the World In a New Way

Mysteries of the Unseen World is a free iPad app based on the National Geographic film of the same name. In the free iPad app students see common, everyday objects under an electron microscope. The app contains three types of games based on the electron microscope images. The “solve”  games show students an image and […]

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Animals Flip and Mix – Practice Spelling and Create Funny Animals

Animals Flip and Mix is a fun iPad app that elementary school students will enjoy using. The app presents students with cartoon drawings of animals and plants. The drawings are divided into three sections. Each section has a syllable written next to it. Students have to sort the thirds of the cartoon animal or plant […]

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How to Create Screencast Demos of iPad Apps

Last week after publishing A Short Guide to Sharing Media Through Google Drive for iPad I had a few people ask me how I created the video. I use two tools to create video demonstrations of iPad apps. First, to mirror my iPad’s screen to my MacBook I use either Reflector which costs $12.99 or AirServer […]

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