June 29, 2014
Today I am bringing you a great find I learned through TechChef4U. This is a list of useful iPad apps to transform your teaching. The list is created by Rachel Jones ( from Create Innovate Explore ) and features some really great titles that every teacher should know about. And though most of these apps have already been featured here in this blog in several past instances, the list also contains some new apps I never had the chance to share here ( e.g., Moldiv, Memrise, and Green Screen Movie FX).
Rachel embedded these apps in the visual below this table, but unfortunately the visual is not hyperlinked and therefore to access and download the apps you will have to look for them on Google. To avoid this hassle I did the job for you. I went ahead and created this table to make it easy for you to access the apps from one single place and with one click.
Name of The App
Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!
Allows you to create your own quizzes and flashcards.
With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in realtime.
Lets you mark-up, highlight, annotate and share photos, PDFs and diagrams.
With Showbie, you can quickly and easily assign, collect and review student work on your iPad, then provide rich feedback to your students by adding annotations, text notes and voice notes directly onto their documents.
Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or build a premade activity for your whole class. Have Fun!
Spreaker transforms your iPad into a full-featured radio station, allowing you to mix your voice with your iTunesmusic library and sound effects to create your own personal radio shows or podcasts.
A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience.
VideoScribe empowers you to create your own whiteboard-style animated videos without any design or technical know-how.
Halftone turns your photos into unique, vintage comics that friends and family will love! More than a simple “photo filter” app, Halftone makes it easy to add paper styles, captions, speech balloons, graphic stamps, and fonts (including built-in comic fonts).
Sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, record a lecture, jot travel notes, or teach a class.
The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Moldiv™ lets you combine and edit multiple photos to make amazing collages. Moldiv has fantastic frames and lots of professional editing options.
Learn languages, geography, history, science, pop culture and everything else through crowd-sourced imagination - entirely for free!
This powerful word processor helps you create gorgeous reports, resumes, and documents in minutes.
Green Screen lets you create special movie effects and instantly share and show off your video creations on Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, email and others.
Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device.It makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping.
Aurasma is an augmented reality app that’s changing the way millions of people see and interact with the world.
ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.
A Powerful Photo Comic Creation App.
Everything you need at your fingertips: speech balloons, photo filters, comic lettering, templates, shapes, shadows and effects
Decide Now! will help you to quickly choose your next step in different situations and give you entertaining ideas on different occasions.
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
he simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBooks Store.
Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.
Here is Rachel's visual