Tuesday, July 3, 2012

10 Great Apps for Teachers - 2012

Any list of "Best Apps for Teachers" quickly gets superseded in the new releases of apps. More and more apps each week are being released to assist teachers. Some of these are simple apps that perform single tasks exceptional well while others transform the way that we present in a classroom. Here are another 10 that might help to make the classroom a place of contemporary learning.

This first application is not actually an iPad app but rather a computer app. It wirelessly allows mirroring of your iPad including via a projector or TV. This one of the best wireless mirroring app I have come across.

AirServer: $15.00 AU
AirServer is a powerful Mac/PC application that enables you to stream or mirror your iOS device, such as your iPhone 4S, to your Mac/PC. If your computer is connected to a secondary or alternative display, such as an HDTV or projector, your iOS device can use that display. If your iOS device allows Mirroring then anything you see on that device can be displayed on the big screen.


Inspiration Maps: FREE
Inspiration Maps brings visual thinking and learning to the iPad. Work with up to five diagrams to create maps, edit and stylize content, transform diagrams to outlines, and preview templates. Developed by the makers of Inspiration, Inspiration Maps is ideal for brainstorming, analyzing and organizing information, planning projects, and studying.


Symbaloo: FREE
With Symbaloo you have all of your favorite websites at your fingertips, anywhere and always. Choose your favorite websites and within a few clicks you can create your very own homepage. With an account your favorites are available on any iPhone, PC, Mac, iPad and tablet. Wherever you go, you always have access to your favorite websites.


Showbie: FREE
Assign, collect, and review student work from anywhere – with Showbie! A cloud storage solution designed specifically for K-12 schools that allows students to hand in homework electronically. Students can share files quickly and easily, express their creativity through various forms of media or hand in their homework using a computer or mobile device.


Draw on Slides: $0.99 AU
Draw on Slides lets you show your iPad photos to family, friends, and business associates and draw attention to specific details about each one. Make your point and keep their attention at the same time. Select the album with your photos, pick the first photo to show, and draw on any photo as you navigate from slide to slide. Then save, email, and share them.


Tiny Tap: FREE
It’s a beautiful and simple way to create games that will keep your little ones entertained for hours. Every time your kids play a game, they will hear someone they love playing with them. Share - The games that you create can be published for all to enjoy! Send it to your family and friends, or share it with the world - and spread the joy. 


Revisionapp: FREE
Revision App is the Ultimate Revision Tool. Revise on the move with Revision App. Quiz functionality with Revision App. Create your own video, text or audio flash cards with Revision App. Group study – send flash cards to friends or other members of your study group with Revision App. Send your own flash cards to the app via your PC with Revision App.


Essay Grader: $6.49 AU
Point and click to create a feedback comment sheet. Provide your students with exceptional feedback, and reduce your grading time with Essay Grader. By moving between tabs and clicking appropriate comment fields, a feedback document is created for each essay you grade. Emailed directly to the student. 


Brain Dip Mag: FREE
Brain Dip Magazine is a magazine-style textbook with a multi-disciplinary, multi-level online study guide correlated to the Common Core State Standards. With the tap of your finger, analyze President Barak Obama's inaugural address from the viewpoint of literacy, math, science, and social studies...and it's all FREE.


Nearpod: FREEE
Nearpod enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content. It combines presentation, engagement and real-time assessment tools. Teacher iPad app allows sharing content and managing flow of the lecture. Students use the Nearpod Student app to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.


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