Archive | July, 2014

Quizzitive – A Fun Set of Word Games for Your iPad

Quizzitive is an iPad app that offers four fun word games. The games are intended to help you test and expand your vocabulary. The four games are Speed Drill, Tunnel Vision, Name That Thing, and Hidden Letters. In Speed Drill you are shown a word and have to pick the correct definition from four options. […]

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Scratch Jr is Now Available as an iPad app

Scratch Jr, the popular programming environment for kids, is now available as an iPad app. Scratch Jr for iPad uses the same drag and drop programming principles used in Scratch. On Scratch Jr students can program multimedia stories and games. To program a story or game on Scratch Jr students select background settings for each […]

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Word Hunter – A Fun iPad Game for Learning New Words

Manulife Word Hunter is a free iPad app designed to help children learn new words. The app features a board game that students move through by rolling dice and correctly spelling new words as they go. Kids can play the game alone or with up to two other players. A student who plays alone will […]

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Alphabet Organizer – Create Alphabet Books on Your iPad

Alphabet Organizer is a free iPad app offered by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students learn the alphabet and learn new words. Once you have created a profile or selected a profile on Alphabet Organizer you are ready to start building alphabet charts and books. In the first screen you will […]

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30hands Introduces a Pro Version

30hands is a popular iPad app that makes it very easy to create a narrated slideshow. Recently, 30hands introduced 30hands Pro. The pro version allows for integration of Google Drive and Dropbox for storing and sharing projects. The pro version also offers the option to insert video clips into your slides. Final projects in 30hands […]

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Disneynature Explore – An Augmented Reality App for Learning About Nature

Disneynature Explore is a free iPad app designed to help children learn about bear, butterflies, lions, chimpanzees, and sea turtles. The activities for learning about each animal include augmented reality components. Students can use their iPads to take pictures to put animals into settings that they photograph. The app encourages students to go on nature […]

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Turn Drawings Into Video Games With Pixel Press Floors

Pixel Press Floors is a promising new iPad app (currently free) that kids can use to turn drawings into pictures. This is the simple explanation of the service. Students draw on specially designed paper (printable) or draw in the app (designs printable). Students then use their iPads to see their drawings become games. Games can […]

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Explore National Parks & UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Your iPad

Fotopedia National Parks appĀ contains stunning imagery of U.S. National Parks. Beyond the imagery the app offers photo-stories based on the imagery of the national parks in the app. And just like on the Fotopedia website each image is linked to a related Wikipedia entry. Fotopedia offers ten other iPad apps including an app featuring UNESCO […]

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Experience America HD Showcases Common Tourist Attractions

Experience America HD Magazine is a free iPad app produced by USA Today. The app features popular tourist attractions around the United States. The app is populated with lots of “top ten places to see for X” articles which are nice even though they’re not terribly informative. The best aspect of the app is the […]

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Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2

Halftone 2 is a nice iPad app for creating simple comic strips based on your pictures. To get started with Halftone 2 you choose a layout for your comic then import pictures from your iPad’s camera roll. You can add borders and visual effects to each of your imported pictures. After arranging your pictures you […]

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