Apps for Teaching and Learning

Cool Apps for Schools
New site from the creators of Cool Tools for Schools. Organizes apps by assignment or content category

Apps for Ipad/Iphone:

Ipad apps for Social Studies
LiveBinder covers civics and government, geography and culture, U.S. history, world history.

Trading Card Creator app
allows students to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional.

Mediathread is an innovative, open-source platform for exploration, analysis, and organization of web-based multimedia content. Mediathread connects to a variety of image and video collections (such as YouTube, Flickr, library databases, and course libraries), enabling users to lift items out of these collections and into an analysis environment. In Mediathread, items can then be clipped, annotated, organized, and embedded into essays and other written analysis.

Top Ten College Student Apps: CengageBrainiac, Cengage Learning enewsletter

D-Day Hour by Hour: This iPad-only app features an interactive timeline of the Normandy invasion, and includes graphics, videos, and texts - lots of primary sources. Student-friendly information and interface. Downside - cost is $4.99.

Scan Pages: This App is a built in scanner for your ipad or iphone. Use the camera to simply take a picture and it is automatically converted to a usable file for a PC which can then be uploaded to your website or projected onto a screen.

ImagetoText: This app takes a picture of text (Handwritten or typed), and using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, converts that text into .txt format for editing in word processing programs like Microsoft Word

Page Scanner: Another app which utilizes OCR technology. A little more streamlined than ImagetoText, but also costs $5.99.

Links to finding other educator friendly apps

The following list numerous apps for use in education. There are some overlaps and others that may not be applicable but go through all as there are valuable resources within each article.

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