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FREE APPS FOR EDUCATORS

compiled by Karen Janowski (karen.janowski@gmail.com)

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(last updated 4/16/14)

 Evernote - note taking tool, syncs across all devices. includes audio, photos. Watch this brief video about how one middle school is using Evernote and another video about using Evernote to create digital portfolios

 DropBox - free, online storage

 Flipboard - flip through your social media, news, photos, etc, in a beautiful magazine-like format

Twitter 

LEARNING/INSTRUCTION TOOLS

 AppoLearning - Excellent app search tool compiled by educators.

 Skitch - another must have, screen capture your iPad, annotate and share

 TED Videos

  Groupboard - a collaborative interactive whiteboard app. Use it for collaborative projects or online tutoring

 Neu.Annotate PDF - read and annotate PDFs

 Dragon Dictation - speech recognition app; converts spoken words to text, (Speech recognition is built into the iPad3 and 4 so this app is unnecessary for newer iPads).

 Wunderlist - syncs and organizes your to-do lists

 Socrative - Free Student Response System/Clicker type app. Works with all devices!

NearPod - The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iOS devices. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

Autism Apps - must have app for anyone working in special education. Searchable apps in over 30 different categories

TEACHER TOOLS

 Remind 101 - safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents.

 Celly - create “cells”, instant, free, mobile social networks for group communication.

 All Here! - Attendance & student grouper

 Grade It! - Old fashioned EZGrader

 Three Ring -  Great for digital portfolios. Three Ring allows you to take pictures of student work and keep track of them online. Capture images, video and audio. Simple, fast and flexible.

 Chirp - “A magical way to share your stuff-using sound...Share photos, links, notes and more.” Read what Vicki Davis has to say about this amazing classroom tool.

SCREEN CASTING TOOLS

        Turns your iPad into an Interactive Whiteboard. Import images, record instructions/directions. Create video tutorials; use for video modeling, social scripts. Share for review at anytime.

 ShowMe

Screen Chomp 

 Educreations 

REFERENCE TOOLS

 iTunes U - provides access to the the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content

Wikihood - organizes Wikipedia information for any location in the world

 Google Search

 Newseum - Today’s Front Pages

Discover - Wikipedia in a Magazine

EARLY LEARNING TOOLS

 Good Night - bedtime routines, interactive, fun app!

 Candy Count - learn colors and numbers

  FindMe (Autism)

MULTIMEDIA TOOLS

MATH TOOLS

Splash Math - each app is for a different elementary school grade level. (Full versions cost $9.99 but many features available in free version)

Big Calculator

Five Free Calculator apps (watch out for the Google Ads)

Free Graphing Calculator

SketchPad Explorer - based upon Geometer’s SketchPad

Mathtappers apps

ClockMaster - time telling app, make connections between hours/minute, analog/digital time

Numberline

  Telling Time - Digital Clock - customizable (a Grasshopper Company App)

 Telling Time - Little Match Ups Game

 Virtual Manipulatives - Virtual Manipulatives for understanding fractions

 Fill the Cup - A manipulative, works on addition, subtraction, & fractions

 Bedtime Math - reading is part of the bedtime routine. Now you can make math part of that routine as well!

PRESENTATION TOOLS

SlideShark - Upload PPT to Slideshark website, download presentation to IOS device and present.

Haiku Deck - create beautifully designed slideshows, easy to use

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES TOOLS

READING/LITERACY TOOLS

SPELLING TOOLS

WRITING TOOLS

    Idea Sketch - Mind Mapping tool. Offers graphic or outline view.

FAVORITES

MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS

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