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Apps for Learning
40 Best iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone Apps for High School Classrooms



October 2011 | 224 pages | Corwin
In the 21st century classroom, the power of mobility has begun to play a significant role in the learning experiences of students. The digital devices students use so frequently and unconsciously can be harnessed as powerful tools for learning, creativity, and discovery. As part of the 21st Century Fluency series, a reverse co-publishing arrangement between Corwin and the 21st Century Fluency Project, this high school book shows how both teachers and students can get the most out of these technologies to cultivate 21st Century Fluencies while addressing curricular objectives in a creative, engaging, relevant, real-world environment. The text identifies 40 of the most effective apps for the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone for K-12 classrooms; shows how to use them for learning, teaching, and productivity; and provides examples of classroom use.
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Apps at a Glance: Quick Reference Chart
 
I. Utility Apps
 
1. Atomic Web Browser
 
2. Box.net
 
3. GoodReader
 
4. Print nShare
 
II. General Apps
 
5. Adobe Photoshop PSExpress
 
6. Dragon Dictation
 
7. eClicker Host/eClicker
 
8. Evernote
 
9. Garage Band
 
10. Google Earth
 
11. iBooks
 
12. iMovie
 
13. iThoughtsHD
 
14. iTranslate/iTranslate Plus
 
15. Keynote
 
16. Keynote Remote
 
17. Lynkee 2 QR Barcode Reader
 
18. Note Taker HD
 
19. Numbers
 
20. Pages
 
21. Skype
 
22. TED
 
23. Teleprompt+
 
24. Whiteboard HD
 
25. Wikihood/Wikihood Plus
 
III. Specialty Apps
 
26. Algebra Touch
 
27. Comic Touch/Comic Touch Lite
 
28. EMD PTE
 
29. Frog Dissection
 
30. gFlashPro
 
31. iMathematics
 
32. Manual for the United States of America
 
33. NASA App HD
 
34. Play2Learn
 
35. Rory's Story Cube
 
36. Shmoop
 
37. Stack the States/Stack the Countries
 
38. StoryKit
 
39. VideoScience
 
40. World Factbook
 
Index

"With the push for a technology-centered classroom, it is useful to have a book such as this one to help teachers navigate through the applications available to determine their usefulness in the classroom."

Melody L. Aldrich, Teacher
Poston Butte High School, San Tan Valley, AZ

"The authors clearly describe the apps and highlight connections between classroom instruction and student learning."

Sally Bennett, Curriculum Coordinator
East Poinsett County School District, Lepanto, AR

"The chapters provide comprehensive information on each app including the subject areas, cost (if any), developer address, background information, and how to use the specific app. This is an important contribution to the myriad resources available for teachers who like to use technology in their classroom."

Karen Chenoweth, Assistant Principal
University High School, Orange City, FL

"The authors encourage educators to think outside of personal comfort zones to capitalize on young learners’ inquisitiveness."

Judith A. Rogers, Mathematics Specialist
Tucson Unified School District, AZ

"This is a very important resource for teachers. The authors offer many creative uses for these apps, the ideas are easy to implement and are sure to increase student engagement and excitement about learning. An outstanding asset for the teacher who wants to build a foundational toolkit that will support 21st Century learning."

Sara J. Stewart, Instructional Technology Project Facilitator
Clark County School District, NV

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ISBN: 9781452225326