An Interesting App for Adding Maps to Photos

April 25, 2017
Photo Mapo is a cool iPad app that allows you to add maps to your photos.You can use it to add context to photos you include in your instruction and create mapped collections that can be easily shared with others. Photo Mapo, as we have indicated in an earlier post, is on sale now for free and only for a limited period of time. This deal is valid at least in the Canadian and American iTunes App Stores. Hopefully it will be still free by the time you are reading this post.


Photo Mapo provides a number of interesting features. There are over 20 predesigned styles to choose from. You can customize your photos the way you want, you can change the background, select different map types and add descriptions to your mapped photos. There is also the option to add GPS locations to pictures that do not have one. When you are done, you can share your final product through social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Instagram, or send it via email or save it to camera roll. Give it a try and see if you like it.

6 Good iPad Apps Free Today

April 24, 2017
Below is a collection of some good iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: merge several screenshots into a single picture, lear Mandarin Chinese in interactive and fun way, teach kids how to draw beautiful dinosaurs, have a panoramic view of the planet earth from the International Space Station and many more.

6 Good iPad Apps Free Today


1- Picsew - Photo Stitching Tool
‘Picsew can automatically merge multiple screenshots to a single long screenshot!’

2- AR Synth Music
‘AR Synth Music is a unique blend of performance music and augmented reality. To make it work all you need is a dollar. Simply look through your iPhone screen and the dollar transforms into a full potential synthesizer. Place your fingers over the orange virtual buttons to use them. The synth has seven sounds, three effect sliders, a looper, and a full octave of keys.’

3- Miao Mi - Learn Mandarin Chinese for Kids & Junior
‘Miao Mi is a Mandarin entertainment and educational kid’s app that encourages young children to learn Mandarin in a creative, fun and interactive way! With over 500 videos on demand, specifically curated for preschoolers aged 3-6, Miao Mi is an excellent resource to support Mandarin immersion learning for kids. ’

4- Photo Mapo - Add a map to your photo
‘Easily transform your photos into mapped masterpieces you will want to share with friends and family.’

5- Pose & Draw Dinosaurs
‘Learn to draw 40 different dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Velociraptor through a traditional step-by-step mode or the new interactive pose mode, which lets your budding artist reposition the basic shapes however he or she desires.’

6- Earthlapse
‘Turn your iPad or iPhone into a window aboard the International Space Station. Experience stunning views of Earth captured by NASA astronauts. Touch the views and control the planet with your finger. A truly amazing one-of-a-kind experience.’

Source: https://appadvice.com/apps-gone-free

Google's $149 Photo Editing Tool Is Now Free

April 24, 2017
TWe have just learned through Open Culture that Google has made its popular photo editing software, Google’s Nik Collection, free of charge for both Mac and Windows users. The original retail price of this software is $149. The Nick Collection provides a wide variety of photo editing features that allows you to easily create and edit photos. ‘It is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.’

Watch the video below to learn more about Google's Nick Collection.


30 Educational Web Tools for Teacher Librarians

April 23, 2017
Librarians do an amazing job at school. They are entrusted with various educational tasks. These include, according to Queen University library, help students with information-related activities, assist students in developing information literacy skills that allows them to navigate and search the web effectively, collaborate with teachers in creating challenging project-based activities, run different literacy clubs, build library collections and many more. In today’s post we are sharing with you this handy visual we published last year featuring a number of interesting web tools to help teacher librarians in their work. Check them out and share with us your feedback.
  30 Educational Web Tools for Teacher Librarians

An Excellent Tool to Help You Stay Focused

April 22, 2017
Internet addiction can be a serious productivity killer. The net is full of all kinds of digital distractions and unless you know how to effectively manage your online time, you will always have issues with your productivity. Over the last few years, we have reviewed a number of key apps and tools to help you fight digital addiction and control your online time, most popular of them all is Pomodoro. Today, we are introducing to another cool tool to help you stay focused and on task.


Forest is a Chrome extension designed to provide a solution to Internet addiction. It is based on the concept of the tree in forest. ‘ You can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and start to browse the websites on your Blacklist, your tree will wither away. With this interesting mechanism, the sense of achievement and responsibility will drive our users to stay away from the distractions with no pain.’

Some of its features include”
‘A self-motivated and interesting method to help you beat Internet addiction
• Cultivate your personal pattern of time management: make good use of 30-minutes to fully concentrate on your work and finish it effectively
• Share your trees with friends’.

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers (Infographic)

April 22, 2017
Teachers all over the world do an amazing work, building generations of learners, igniting imagination and instilling a love of learning. In recognition of this noble role they play in our life, AAA State of Play has this awesome collection of inspirational quotes that uplift teachers and educators and motivate them to continue doing what they are doing. These are quotes made by popular thinkers across different disciplines from education to social activism. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page. Enjoy

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers (Infographic) Courtesy of Elearning Infographics