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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 app 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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My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works

My Incredible Body is an iPad app (currently free) designed to help students learn how the human body works. The app features eight sections. Those sections are circulation, muscles, senses (vision, smell, hearing, touch), kidneys & urine, skeleton, respiration, digestion, and brain & nerves. Each section of the app contains short animated videos that explain […]

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Notezilla – Sheet Music Synchronized to Beautiful Recordings

Notezilla is a neat iPad app that features sheet music synchronized to recordings. As you listen the recording the sheet music scrolls along. You can choose to see a red line moving to indicate the notes being played or choose to not see the red line at all. You can select sections of a recording to […]

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Shadow Puppet Releases an Edu Version Students Can Use to Create Videos

Shadow Puppet is an iPad app for creating short audio slideshow videos. Yesterday, the same developers introduced Shadow Puppet Edu. Shadow Puppet Edu is a free iPad app that students can use to create audio slideshow videos. The app offers an integrated search tool that students can use to find pictures from the Library of […]

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Pocket Law Firm – A Civics Game for Students

Pocket Law Firm is a fun iPad app created by iCivics and Filament Games. Pocket Law Firm is the iPad version of the popular iCivics online game called Do I Have a Right? In the game students play the role of the head of a law firm specializing in Constitutional Law. To succeed in the game […]

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How to Combine Tellagami Clips in iMovie

Tellagami is a great app for creating short digital stories on an iPad or on an Android device. The shortcoming of the app is that you can only record one scene before you have to save the movie to your iPad. Today, I facilitated a workshop in which we created a bunch of Tellagami stories. […]

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