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Student Apps for the Classroom: Study Apps

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Student Study Apps

Student Study Apps

A list of my favorite Student Study Apps:

  • Livescribe+ – Livescribe+ is designed to be used in conjunction with Livescribe 3 smartpens.
  • Evernote – Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders.
  • ScratchWork – ScratchWork allows you to take notes and browse the web while having the two side by side to avoid back and forth flipping. It also provides a custom math keyboard.
  • Side by Side – Side by Side is a multiple-window reader/browser with offline reading and note taking capabilities. It turns the iPad into multiple resizable reading devices working in parallel.
  • Highlight by Cohdoo – Shine new light on audio recording user research, interviews, lectures and more with Cohdoo Highlight. Simply start a recording, marking “aha” moments as you hear them. Break time? Pause and resume the same recording, adding more highlights.
  • Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus – The Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus iPhone app not only brings you definitions and words of similar meaning, but the visual picture links together the varying contexts and connections for words.
  • Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad Top-rated app with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. WORKS OFFLINE – no Internet connection needed when searching words.
  • Flick – The easiest and simplest way to share documents, videos and images between iPads, iPhones, iPods, Macs, and other devices and operating systems.
  • Natural Reader – The NaturalReader text-to-speech (TTS) application converts PDF files, MS Word documents, and e-books into spoken words.
  • Storify – Now social storytelling is at your fingertips wherever you are, allowing you to create stories on the iPad as never before.
  • PS Express – ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS: Edit and share photos anywhere.
  • Learnist – Pinboard for education
  • MyScript Calculator – With MyScript Calculator, perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting.
  • Geometry Pad – With the Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate metrics.
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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

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Student Apps for the Classroom: Presentations

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Student Presentation Apps

Student Presentation Apps

Following is is list of my favorite Student Presentation Apps:

  • Educreations – Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking.
  • ShowMe  – Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!
  • BaiBoard HD – Create, Share and Collaborate your education content.
  • Teach By Knowmia – Knowmia Teach is a free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers and their students. It helps you create short video lessons on any subject.
  • Prezi – Prezi for iPad lets you create, edit, and share your presentations wherever and whenever you want.
  • Sharkslide – SlideShark is an app for showing PowerPoint from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with animations, fonts, colors, graphics, videos & hyperlinks intact.
  • ThingLink – Make your images come alive with private video, notes, or even music from YouTube.
  • Word Collage – Create stunning word collages on your iPhone and iPad! Set up a collage with your text, different layouts, fonts, and color themes. http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/09/6-great-apps-to-create-word-clouds-on.html
  • WordPress – Create online blogs.
  • Weebly – Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a high-quality website or blog.
  • UStream – Broadcast live and watch live video on your device – anytime, anywhere! Ustream powers live interactive video that enables anyone to watch and interact with a global audience of unlimited size.
  • OSnap – Simple, intuitive, powerful time-lapse and stop motion photography. Create and share stunning videos with ease.

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

October 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

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Activation Lock for the iPhone & iPad

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Activation Lock

Activation Lock

A few months ago legislation was passed to help control thief of mobile devices. This act was known as the kill switch bill. Since that time mobile devices have been much harder for thieves to sell. Many people may have even been victimized by purchasing used mobile devices that were stolen and locked.

If you are buying or selling a used iphone or ipad, Apple has now come out with instructions on activating and deactivating the kill switch. A paper titled, Find My iPhone Activation Lock, will walk you through the process of working with your activation lock.

Mashable has also published an article by Rex Santus,  How to Check If the Used iPhone You’re Buying Is Stolen. Steve Dent from Engadget published a similar piece, Apple’s new iCloud tool can show if a used iPhone is stolen.

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

October 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

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