A New Compilation of Educational Mac Apps for Teachers

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Below is a compilation of Mac apps to help you maximize your technology integration efforts and make the best of mobile gadgetry in your instruction. The list, originally assembled by Apple and embedded in Tools for Teachers, features a wide variety of educational apps that you can use to: take notes and capture your ideas on the go, create and share presentations, organize your thoughts in visual maps, enhance students vocabulary learning through flashcards, construct digital portfolios and many more.

1- Notability

"Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to enrich their lives. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, home, and work."

2- FlowVella 

"Gets better results with the presentation app built for today. Engage your audience in one presentation experience.Combine words, images, video, links, galleries, and PDFs to turn your story into an interactive conversation."

3- Todoist

Todoist is a very good task-management app that "keeps track of everything – from simple errands to your most ambitious projects – so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way."

4- MindNode2

"MindNode makes mind mapping delightful. Mind maps are a visual representation of your ideas, starting with a central thought and growing from there. MindNode allows you to brainstorm, organize & share your thoughts in an intuitive way, so you can focus on the idea behind it. The clean interface lets you concentrate on generating and connecting thoughts, and an infinitely expanding canvas means that no matter how big or complicated your project gets, MindNode can keep up."

5- Microsoft OneNote

"Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices."

6- Wunderlist

"Wunderlist is a simple to­do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share, and complete your to­dos. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access all your tasks from anywhere."

7- PAL Flashcards

"PAL helps you learn the things you need, whatever it might be: Create your own flashcards and share your decks with friends; Be reminded when it's time to study; Unlimited cards and decks."

8- Sparkle

"Sparkle is the intuitive site builder for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and client sites. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box."

9- Geometry Pad

"With Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties, and calculate metrics. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system."

10- Explain Everything Player

"Plays .EXPLAIN & .XPL screencast projects and presentations created using Explain Everything on iPad. You can play EE projects directly transferred from your iPad, without the need for compressing them into MP4 movies."

11- SpellBoard

"SpellBoard allows you to create any spelling quiz in any language. That's right, you could even use this for your Spanish class!"

12- Flashcard Hero

"Make your own flash cards and take the pressure out of test preparation. Flashcard Hero keeps track of what facts you already know so you can focus on what you don’t know and save a lot of time."

Photo source: iTunes App Store