TBR eLearning Initiative is a central resource to assist educators looking for mobile apps to facilitate the learning process. With a bank of 40,000 educational apps that have been cataloged, reviewed, and approved, a Tennessee initiative hopes to make it easier for educators to leverage mobile learning in the classroom and beyond.
IEAR.org (I Education Apps Review) is a community effort to grade educational Apps
App Annie is a service for app analytics, and lists popular educational apps
TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) recommended iPad Apps, over 1000 educational Apps categorized by subjects and level (Google Doc.)
Learning Exchange iPad Apps Review is a list of Apps reviewed by educators from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.
Common Sense Media reviews and ranks digital media like movies, games, books, websites and Apps for youth, check out the review on Apps, their criteria is referring to research result updating.
iPad in Education is a project sponsored by Department of Educational Technology in the School District of Palm Beach County, you can find recommended apps for elementary/middle/high schoolers, and lessen plans, technical resources…, all information about piloting iPad in schools.
iPad Curriculum is a collection of the best in applications, practices, and deployment of the iPad as a learning device.(search by different purposes)
APPitic is a selection of 1300+ education Apps by Apple Distinguished Educators(ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning. The Apps are well categorized for searching. Also check out Mrs. Alline’s Apps listed according to Bloom’s Taxonomy and purposes.
Mobile Motivation: Learning with Mobile Devices (LiveBinder by Shelley Terrell)
Apps for Teachers and Students (LiveBinder by Toby Price)
iPads in Schools (LiveBinder by Mike Fisher)
iPad Resources for Educators – (LiveBinder by sfecich, divided into students, students with special needs, parents, teachers, administrators)
iPad Learning Studio – recommended Apps and lesson ideas for different subjects
iPad Learning Objectives : (from edtechteacher.org)
I want my students to record and edit video on the iPad.
I want my students to record and / or edit audio on the iPad.
I want my students to read class content on the iPad.
I want my students to annotate course readings on the iPad
I want my students to be able to use audio books on the iPad.
I want my students to use the iPad as a digital notebook / note-taking device.
I want my students to use their iPads to create screen casts to share and show their understanding.
I want my students to create presentations on the iPad.
I want my students to create digital stories on the iPad.
I want my students to be able to study with the iPad.
I want to use the iPad as a student response system.
I want my students to create written content on the iPad.
I want my students to blog on the iPad.
I want my students to create ePubs / iBooks to read on the iPad.
A tour of some of the great iOS apps available out there for educators by Clint Stephens.
60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes on Prezi
iPod and iPad Apps from iLearn is a project from Radford University and an Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant from the Virginia Department of Education.
Science Apps – Gathering and reviewing STEM-related apps for both the iPad and the Android by Science NetLinks.
Apps in Education is a great blog sharing educational apps for different subjects and purposes.
Mobile iEducator is about the world of mobile learning.
Quixey – App search engine, just tell it what you want to do, it will do functional search, not just search keywords in description.
Android Apps Market for Education (or just go to www.android.com/market)
Android Freeware – Download free games and apps for Android phone
For Special Education
Tools for building Apps
- App Building Tools for Teachers and Students (iPad)
- Codify: Coding for the iPad Made Simple (iPad)
- MakeGamesWithUs – MakeGamesWithUs is a new iOS game publishing company with a twist: its focus is on helping high school and college students to build games. MakeGamesWithUs us will take the kids’ creations, provide professional graphics and art and publish them in the App Store. The kids will own the code, and the company will own the graphics and take a cut of the sales.
- Google App Inventor (news from New York Times : Google’s Do-It-Yourself App Creation Software) – App Inventor is simple to use, but also very powerful. Apps you build can even store data created by users in a database, so you can create a make-a-quiz app in which the teachers can save questions in a quiz for their students to answer.
- Because App Inventor provides access to a GPS-location sensor, you can build apps that know where you are. You can build an app to help you remember where you parked your car, an app that shows the locations of your friends or colleagues at a concert or conference, or your own custom tour app of your school, workplace, or a museum.
- You can write apps that use the phone features of an Android phone. You can write an app that periodically texts “missing you” to your loved ones, or an app “No Text While Driving” that responds to all texts automatically with “sorry, I’m driving and will contact you later”. You can even have the app read the incoming texts aloud to you (though this might lure you into responding).
- App Inventor provides a way for you to communicate with the web. If you know how to write web apps, you can use App Inventor to write Android apps that talk to your favorite web sites, such as Amazon and Twitter.
Free Apps for Any Phone
Transcribe recorded messages to text – www.jott.com
Take a photo of your class notes and have them converted to a PDF – www.qipit.com
Get accurate answers quickly. Use your cell phone to text or call ChaCha, and an actual researcher sends a reply. -www.chacha.com
Create free polls for your class -www.polleverywhere.com
ShowMe – Turn your iPad into your personal whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials along with mark up and share them online. (from Easel) There are user community and shared lessons on the website. Teachers can make narrated tutorials and share with students without iPad. (it’s a whiteboard, it can’t show screen or presentation files)