Explore World Museums with These Wonderful Apps

November 27, 2015
Museums of the World is a free iPad app that enables you to explore thousands of museums from all around the world. It provides a host of important information about museums, exhibitions and several other cultural events from all around the world.  This is definitely a must have app for museum lovers. Once installed, you will be able to track all upcoming museums events around your area.

‘With Museums of the World you can find museums, exhibitions and events near you based on your GPS location and use Maps navigation information to find them. Detailed presentation of every museum and gallery gives you all the necessary information.’ other interesting apps for exploring world museums include:

Natural History Museums

‘Take an incredible journey through the natural history museum from the comforts of your home. Learn about the dinosaurs and denizens of the deep sea, living legends, unknown mammals, spectacular birds, marine reptiles, rocks and rare fishes. Eye-catching photography, unforgettable and fascinating facts make this app a great way to visit the Museum and enjoy its outstanding collection.’

Musée du Louvre

‘100 Louvre masterpieces in your pocket. The selection of museum must-sees now features Greek sculptures, paintings by Bosch, Titian, Raphael, Holbein, and Cranach, and a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci… The app also offers an HD version of our App for iPad, with 150 masterpieces, informative texts by the museum’s experts, and high resolution images for detailed appreciation of the artworks.

The Popular Note Taking App Outline Is Free Today

November 27, 2015
Outline is a powerful note taking app for students and teachers. The app is free today for a limited time, its regular price is $5,99. Outline enables you to quickly capture and record your ideas, organize your notes, sketch your thoughts, and annotate documents. You can either write, type or draw your notes anywhere on the page. Using the built-in styles, lists and tables, you will be able to visualize your data, structure your notes and organize your to-do lists into a highly intuitive interface. And if you like to handwrite your notes, use either your finger or one of the supported styluses (e.g Adonit JotScript, Pogo, Apple Pencil) and write in the zoomed area.

Outline also offers a set of interesting tools to use for drawing, annotating and highlighting text, images and printouts. You can also attach files to your notes or insert printouts for annotations. Other features provided by Outline include : compatibility with Microsoft OneNote, automatic or manual backup of notes to iCloud, share your notes to third party apps such as Dropbox, Box, and iTunes; protect your notes with a password and easily multitask using things such as Slide Over, and Split View.

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6 Great Android Drawing Apps for Students

November 27, 2015
A few months ago we reviewed five of the best iPad drawings apps for both kids and adulats and  today we are curating another list of similar apps to use on Android. Whether doodling, painting, drawing or sketching, these apps will definitely unleash kids creativity and inspire the imaginative muse inside them. We invite you to try them out and share with us your feedback. Enjoy

1- How to draw Graffitis

‘Draw Graffiti is an app that teaches you how to draw graffitis step by step.
This app is a fun activity for teaching your kids how to draw. It includes a large collection of drawings classified by level of difficulty. In simple steps allow you to perform fantastic drawings, just take a paper and a pencil, choose the graffiti you like and follow step by step instructions. It is very easy to use.’

2- Learn to draw

‘"Learn to draw" will teach you how to draw different things. The program will show step by step how to draw. You don't need any special skills it’s self-teaching.’

3- Sketch

‘Release your creativity! Draw stunning sketches and have fun with your photos by adding stickers. Publish your sketches and invite friends to collaborate. When your friends add their creativity to the mix, you might be surprised. Sketch is easy, smart and a lot of fun.’

4- ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook

‘’Convert your tablet or phone into digital sketchbook with more than 70 paint brushes, smudge, file and eraser tool. This fast and intuitive painting application will unlock full power of your imagination. With support for pressure sensitive pens (like Samsung's S Pen) you device will be changed into real canvas.

5- How to Draw- Easy Lessons

‘Learn to draw with How to Draw! Like a personal art teacher, it will teach you how to draw dozens of different objects and create amazing pictures.’

6- SketchBook

‘Sketch, draw and paint on your mobile device! Autodesk® SketchBook® is a realistic painting and drawing app for those free moments when you have the urge to doodle. SketchBook’s interface is clean and simple giving you the maximum space to fit everything from your smallest sketches to your best portfolio pieces.’

Explore The Educational Potential of Wikipedia with These Excellent Extensions

November 26, 2015
Wikipedia is absolutely an invaluable source of information and represents the epitome of a democratized ‘digital knowledge society’ where every individual has their share in knowledge construction. As we have always argued here, the educational strength of wikipedia lies in its referencing capabilities in that it provides learners with important links to start off their research journey. While students are always required to use their discretion when reading different edits on Wikipedia, the reference sections prove to be so helpful in directing students towards key works and reads to build their lead.

To help students make the best of their wikipedia browsing, we have curated the list below comprising some very good Chrome extensions to use on Wikipedia. Check them out and see which ones stand out for you. Enjoy

1- Wikipedia Search

‘Wikipedia Search allows you to type the word 'wiki' into your browser's search bar, press the space key, and search for an article on Wikipedia. You can also select any word or phrase on the web, right-click, and search it in Wikipedia.’

2- Wikiwand

‘Wikiwand is a new award-winning interface that optimizes Wikipedia's amazing content for a quicker and significantly improved reading experience. Some of its features include: New clean layout for optimal readability, great modern typography, convenient fixed table-of-contents, quick preview when hovering over links, multi-language search with thumbnails’

3- Wikipedia Quick Hints

‘Now with Wikipedia Quick Hints getting definitions of unknown terms has become as simple as just hovering the cursor over a respective link. The definition pops up automatically. Images zooming is another useful feature of the extension.’

Two Helpful Resources to Access Engaging Science Videos to Use in Class

November 26, 2015
iPad can immensely enhance the learning of science through the use of a wide range of educational apps designed specifically for this purpose. Over the past few years, we have reviewed a number of these apps each of which is related to a given scientific topic from human anatomy and periodic tables to  apps to help you explore the body in 3D. You can access all of these resources from this page.  Today, we are adding two more interesting apps for science teachers and students. The apps provide you access to a huge library of instructional science videos to use in class with your students. Check them out below :

1- VideoScience

‘A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages. VideoScience is hosted by Dan Menelly, a Science Teacher at the UN International School and a 2010 Einstein Fellow with the National Science Foundation in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.’

2- Science360

‘The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.’

7 Great iPad Apps for Learning Geography

November 26, 2015
Below are some great iPad apps to helps students in their geography learning. We have particularly focused on apps that provide interactive content to engage students and keep them motivated. These apps provide a number of interesting games, quizzes, reference resources and several other materials that can potentially bring life to geography learning. Have a look and share with us your feedback.

1- Learn World Geography

‘Wish you knew your world maps and capitals better? Brainscape helps you learn them faster than any other program, using the latest in cognitive science techniques. Rather than creating frivolous games or distracting quizzes to try to make learning “fun,” Brainscape provides a scientifically optimized algorithm to repeat flashcards in just the right pattern for your brain’s maximum absorption, based on YOUR confidence. ’

2- iLearn Geography

‘The iLearn Geography app is an amalgamation of our world’s most beautiful and interesting landmarks, brought to life by a wonderfully intuitive and creative user interface. These range from natural rivers, waterfalls and volcanoes, to manmade statues, buildings and cities.’

3- TapQuiz Maps World 

‘Play TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve. See how much you can learn in just 10 minutes!’

4- Geo Touch

‘Get the feel of how our world fits together with this app by Clever Dragons. Learn the shape and location of each of the US states (included for free, along with US landmarks) or purchase additional maps, including countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. A map of European capital cities is also available, with additional content coming soon!’

5- Stack the Countries

‘Stack the Countries™ Lite makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.’

6- National Geographic World Atlas

‘Welcome to the redesigned World Atlas app from National Geographic, the best world geography reference resource available. The Atlas features Nat Geo's award-winning cartography and stats and facts about every country on Earth. Curious about a place in the news, looking for a trusted source of information for a school project, or just want to spin the globe and explore? The Atlas puts the world at your fingertips.’

7- World Book

‘This Day in History for iPad is an interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches. You can hear the national anthems of countries on the day they became a nation, listen to presidents’ speeches on the anniversaries of their inaugurations, and play sound clips from famous artists on their birthdays.’