iVisual Info Touch is an iPad app that you can use to create relatively simple infographics. The app makes it easy to create your infographics. It is not necessary to create an account in order to use iVisual Info Touch. To get started just open the app and select a background for your infographic. After choosing your background you can add clip art and text. When you are finished designing your infographic, you can save it directly to your iPad’s camera roll.
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Cosmic Cubs Storymaker is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to create short stories about space. Cosmic Storymaker provides a book layout to which students can add page backgrounds, clip art characters, and speech bubbles. Students drag pre-written words and sentences to each speech bubble on the pages they create. All of the pre-written text is related to space. Completed stories are saved in the app.
Cosmic Cubs Storymaker is available in a free version and a paid version. The paid version (currently $0.99) offers more background images, more clip art, and more text. I wasn’t impressed enough by the graphics in the free version to feel inclined to buy the premium version.
Endless Reader is a fun iPad app from the same developers that brought us the popular Endless Alphabet iPad app. Endless Alphabet helps students learn the letters of the alphabet. Endless Reader picks up where Endless Alphabet leaves off and helps students learn to read and spell.
Endless Reader shows students words for each letter of the alphabet. The app reads the words to students. After hearing a word students have to drag and drop letters into place to spell the word they just heard. Before moving onto the next word in the series students see and hear the word in context where they then try to drag the word into the correct place in the sentence they’ve just seen.
Endless Reader is free to install. The free installation comes with the first six letters of the alphabet unlocked. An in-app purchase ($2.99) is required in order to unlock the full alphabet.
H/T to David Kapuler.
eduClipper has just released a new iPad app that brings the great features of the eduClipper website to you iPad. From the eduClipper iPad app you can clip (bookmark) your favorite links, import content from Google Drive and Dropbox, and import content from your camera roll. Just as you can do on the eduClipper website, through the app you can place resources on multiple clipboards. Clipboards can be shared publicly or with a select group of people such as the students in your class. Students can use the eduClipper app to add content the digital portfolios they’ve created in eduClipper. And remember this about eduClipper, teachers can create and moderate students’ accounts.
The only drawback to eduClipper’s iPad app is that it requires iOS 7. If you haven’t updated to iOS 7 you will have to in order to use the eduClipper iPad app.
Disclosure: I have a very small equity stake in eduClipper.
Rocket Science 101 is a free iPad app offered by NASA. The app is designed to help students understand how rockets work and understand the differences between the four types of rockets most frequently used by NASA. In Rocket Science 101 students can build all four rockets in a jigsaw-like activity then virtually launch their rockets. When the rockets are launched students see the timing of each stage of the launch from surface to orbit.
After playing with the four types of rockets students can try their hands at matching rockets to real NASA missions. In the challenges students read about a NASA mission then have to select the rocket that can carry the payload and travel the distance required to complete the mission.
Rocket Science 101 could be a good app for students in grades five through eight to use to begin to understand some basic physics concepts associated with space exploration.