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NoteLedge Ultimate App

6 Apr

English_education_01 NoteLedge Ultimate is the brand new version of the NoteLedge series of apps. Compared with the free version I shared last year, the new NoteLedge Ultimate features a sleek, clean look, and calendar integration with local and Google Calendar.  It has a full-screen web clipper, brush tools, new file managers and more.  NoteLedge Ultimate is a universal app that can users download once and have on both their iPhone and iPad.

NoteLedge_CalendarIn the classroom, NoteLedge Ultimate supports text, images, audio, video, table tools, and freehand drawing. It is an ideal tool for taking notes, organizing mixed media contents, visual thinking, and documentation.  This app comes with a set of ten brushes for handwriting, drawing, coloring, highlighting, and drawing shapes.  A full screen built-in browser for students and teachers to clip online contents instantly paste to notes. The web clips can also be saved in iPad photo library for other usages.  Users can also add notes to their personal iOS or Google Calendar in PDF format and sync and back up notes.

Learn more by visiting NoteLedge Ultimate’s website and the Apple App Store or watch their video to see this app in action!

 

Geography Duel for Partner Practice

4 Apr

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 11.29.51 PMscreen480x480-1There are a handful of geography apps that I love (StrataLogica, TapQuiz, Experience America HD, 3D Atlas) and Geography Duel is another option for students.  This app lets users quiz their knowledge of US states and countries.  It has a single player and multiplayer mode that lets students compete with a partner.  This is a great app game for students who want to boost their knowledge of geography whether they play with a classmate or independently.

Check out Geography Duel in the Apple App Store for iOS devices!

Visit my Syllabuy page to view lots of tech-friendly lessons

Memory Cab for Customizable Study Sets

2 Apr
MemoryCabOne-2Memory Cab is an interactive app that lets users of all ages easily study sets of items.  They can practice with a matching game and recall those items with a spelling or multiple choice test.  With Memory Cab users have the ability to create content that connects to their own curriculum.  A wide variety of items can be added into Memory Cab including vocabulary words, multiplication flash card, sight words, study topics and even other languages – anything that is represented by a photo or text.
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MemoryCabTwo-2Young learners with access to an iOS device will find Memory Cab a fun way to learn study items.  High school and college aged students can replace traditional flashcards with this customizable app.  Users can create study sets using images saved to the device from the Internet or snapped with their camera.  This is a great option for visual learners and English Language Learners.  It includes a study and game mode in addition to instant feedback and a gameplay summary.
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Learn more by visiting their website or downloading Memory Cab on the Apple App Store!
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News-O-Matic Site License for Schools

8 Mar
Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 4.51.15 PM This year I’ve highlighted some of the reasons that I love News-O-Matic as a source of quality informational text for students.  This app is available on multiple platforms including iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire.  News-O-Matic‘s content can be accessed by teacher and student subscribers on all of their devices at no extra cost – this includes both school and personal devices.
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Students can now use their school login at home during out of school hours, including holidays and vacations.  screen480x480-1Teachers can give personalized assignments or homework straight from the app.  If you’re interested in learning more about News-O-Matic you can receive a licenses quote right by clicking this link.  If you use the code classtechtips this month you’ll receive 20% off.
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Visit News-O-Matic’s website to learn more about this powerful app!
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Memorado for Brain Games

12 Feb

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 1.57.14 PM screen480x480Logic puzzles and brain games are a great tool for supporting critical thinking skills.  They ask students to think on their feet, pay attention to details, and make decisions based on logic and reasoning.  Memorado is an iOS app with lots of games for users to choose from.  Great for learners of all ages, this app could be used in stations throughout the day or as an enrichment activity afterschool.  It comes with plenty of free content and the option to upgrade for a personalized learning plan.

Visit the App Store to check out Memorado!

iBook: iOS Accessibility Tools

26 Dec

accessibility-230x300If you are using iPads in your classroom you’ll want to check out the amazing accessibility tools that can help all of your students interact with their device.  Jenny Grabiec is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has created a fantastic iBook that makes it simple for teachers to understand the accessibility features available on iPads.  You can download the book for free and explore these tools in iBooks on your iPad or Mac computer.

Endless Wordplay for Spelling and Phonics

25 Dec

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 5.28.57 PMscreen480x480Endless Wordplay is a new iOS app with a focus on spelling and phonics.  From the creators of Endless Numbers, Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader, this app features whimsical animations and familiar cartoon characters.  Children will work through different activities to learn letter sounds and new words.  The directions are easy to follow and would be a perfect app for intervention or a literacy station.

Free to download, Endless Wordplay comes with three lessons and access to more with additional in-app purchases!

Visit my Syllabuy store to see lesson plans for teaching ELA with iPads!

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