Apps, Apps, Apps to Explore

I have a list of some apps to look at and some links for more. These are just the tip of the thousands that are available. 

Here is a link to a new Google Doc that I received from a conference held this week.  Click Here for the App Smackdown.
Teachers: Engage students by allowing them to act out historical events, practice language skills, or deliver a killer book report. 
• Create short instructional videos (in any learning area) 
• Storytelling, Reports, Historic Retells 
• Help reluctant public speakers present to the class 
• Help foreign language or ESL students practice their fluency & language skills 
• Brainstorming or storyboarding ideas and presentations
Puppet Pals 2: There is a good website for this app -- here and here.
iTunes preview link 
​Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know... (LINK TO APP)  (LINK TO WEBSITE)
Quick Clocks-- Help your child with their time-telling and arithmetic skills, with this simple yet elegant app. Developed around key components of time, Quick Clocks has multiple game modes which allow users to focus on different skills with varying degrees of complexity.  (LINK TO APP)    (LINK TO YOUTUBE)
​OPERATION MATH:  Defeat Dr. Odd and earn the latest spy gear in the award-winning game that transforms math drills into a global learning adventure. From the streets of Paris to the pyramids of Egypt, Operation Math includes more than 100 timed missions that help players learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Play it for fun or use in the classroom as an awesome supplement to homework and traditional flash card drills. (APP LINK) PAID $2.99
​SOCK PUPPETS:  Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice. (APP LINK) FREE
MY SCRIPT CALCULATOR:  Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time. Get the same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (scratch-outs, results in real time, etc.). Solve mathematical equations by hand without actually having to crunch the numbers yourself.   (WEB LINK)   (APP LINK)
GEOBOARD:  Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more. This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use iPod Touches, iPhones, or iPads.   (APP LINK)
QUIVER:  The original augmented reality coloring app “colAR Mix” is now Quiver!
Coloring pages have never been so much fun! The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you and your children an extraordinarily magical experience.   You can find our free pages by downloading the app and on our website ( Save and print the pages directly from the Quiver App or from a computer to start enjoying the fun. By using our unmatchable expertise in augmented reality, the Quiver App enables children and adults to unleash their inner artist and interact with their personally customised creations.   FREE    (WEBSITE)  (APP LINK)
BUGS AND BUBBLES:   Bugs and Bubbles is the latest app in a growing collection based on the award winning Bugs and Buttons. The uniquely detailed graphical styling, beautiful music, and advanced interactivity is designed to engage, entertain, and educate. Packed with over 18 games and activities in one title, Bugs and Bubbles offers plenty of choices for children to explore and play. Enjoy an eclectic mix of organic and industrial scenery around the mythical Uncle Bob's Bubble Factory where you can harvest, pinch, pop, and even nudge fantastical bubbles. $2.99   ​(APP REVIEW)   (APP LINK)