Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Free iOS Apps - March 13, 2013

I went hunting for free apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.  I found several educational apps that may interest you.  Some are repeats of things I've posted some time ago, but worth mentioning again...

Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-formerly-read-it-later/id309601447?mt=8
  • When you find an interesting article, video or web page that you want to read, watch or view later, put it in Pocket. Once it’s in Pocket, it automatically syncs across to your phone, tablet and computer so you can view it anytime on any device, even without an internet connection.
Wikihood for iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wikihood-for-ipad/id378364975?mt=8
  • Experience a brand new Wikihood, fully redesigned for iPad, with lots of extra information and a compelling visual design.  Dive into the world of Wikipedia information around you with high-res images and densely packed information.
Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipboard-your-social-news/id358801284?mt=8
  • Designed for iPad and iPhone, Flipboard is a personal news magazine filled with everything being shared across the Web, from breaking news to stories on world events, sports, travel and more. Simply pick a few topics and your Flipboard is instantly populated with the news you care about. If you want more, use the search bar to find favorite sources or browse recommended reading from the staff at Flipboard. When you find a new source you love, just tap the “+” to add it to your Flipboard. And if you’re short on time, use the Cover Stories tile to see some of the most interesting stories from all of your sections on Flipboard.  But it’s not just about news. Use Flipboard to flip through social networks. Add Facebook, Twitter to browse articles and photos friends are sharing. Instagram and Flickr photos are beautiful to see in your personal magazine. Now the news your friends share is easy to flip through, with headlines and excerpts that give you an immediate glimpse into everything. It’s a fun way to catch up on all your social news.
Stitcher Radio
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stitcher-radio/id288087905?mt=8
  • Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows ON DEMAND from your mobile device. Discover the best of NPR, CNN, Fox, BBC, WSJ, Adam Carolla, SModcast, Joe Rogan, Rachel Maddow, Rush Limbaugh, Fresh Air, Freakonomics, Radiolab and over 15,000+ shows and live stations. Change the way you listen to radio - on your schedule, not the schedule of traditional stations.  
GoObserve
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goobserve/id470340177?mt=8
  • GoObserve enables school administrators to conduct their classroom Observations and Walkthroughs in a totally mobile and paperless environment. By connecting user accounts, GoObserve with GoCloud service creates analytics gauging performance trends at the department, school, district, and even state levels.
WordPress
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8
  • It's easy to manage your WordPress blog or site from your iOS device. With WordPress for iOS, you can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, view stats, and add images or videos with ease. All you need is a WordPress.com blog or a self-hosted WordPress.org site running 3.1 or higher.
Dragon Dictation
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8
  • Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
Penultimate
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8
  • The original and most popular handwriting app for iPad. Penultimate gives you the natural experience of writing on paper, with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea -- in the office, on the go, or at home on the sofa.
TeacherKIT
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teacherkit/id389584618?mt=8 
  • TeacherKit is a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.
Awesome Eats
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/awesome-eats/id504890965?mt=8
  • Sort, stack, pack and plate a rainbow of fresh-from-the-garden foods! In each level you’ll stack and sort fruits, veggies and whole grains across wacky contraptions to win stars and score big points! Be on the lookout for thieving birds and tap to shoo them away for extra points. You and your kids will unlock hours of challenging game play and get loads of healthy eating tips along the way.  Featuring 48 challenging levels, a cast of over 50 characters, healthy eating tips, skill bonuses, obstacles and fun surprises to keep you on your toes!
Science360 for iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science360-for-ipad/id439928181?mt=8
  • The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.
Sushi Monster
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sushi-monster/id512651258?mt=8
  • Meet Sushi Monster! Scholastic’s new game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging.  Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. Earn points with each correct answer… but watch out for distractions! To be successful, plan ahead and strategically select numbers from the sushi counter. Meets Common Core State Standards - Extend fact knowledge to support strategic reasoning and computational flexibility in addition and multiplication.
NOVA Elements
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nova-elements/id512772649?mt=8
  • Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is shaped the way it is, what gives each element its own unique set of properties, or even how elements combine to make everyday objects such as a cup of coffee? With “NOVA Elements,” explore an interactive periodic table, play a game hosted by David Pogue, or watch the two-hour NOVA program, “Hunting the Elements."
The Design Museum Collection for iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/design-museum-collection-for/id510964197?mt=8
  • The Design Museum Collection App for iPad presents 59 remarkable objects from London’s Design Museum; these key pieces from the collection are explored through film, audio, text and photographs. Search options include: time, material, colour, location, manufacturer and designer. Classic pieces include: the Anglepoise lamp, the Dyson vacuum, the Thonet chair, the Face magazine, the British telephone box, the Vespa and the Kindle, a recent addition to the Collection.  The App includes video commentary from Deyan Sudjic, Design Museum Director, and Helen Charman, Design Museum Head of Learning. Stephen Bayley - Design Museum Founding Director has also written an observation on each item. 
Minds of Modern Mathematics
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/minds-of-modern-mathematics/id432359402?mt=8 
  • If you have ever wondered how mathematicians and mathematics have shaped the world we live in, this is the app for you. The Minds of Modern Mathematics takes you on an interactive journey that spans nearly 1,000 years. It tells the story of mathematics and how it has impacted almost every aspect of human progress, from science to music, art, architecture, and culture.
    Minds of Modern Mathematics is a digital recreation of a 50-foot-wide wall installation that was part of the groundbreaking 1961 Mathematica exhibition sponsored by IBM and designed by the legendary design team, Charles and Ray Eames. 
MyScript Calculator
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myscript-calculator/id578979413?mt=8
  • 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. The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time, …).
WWF Together
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wwf-together/id581920331?mt=8
  • Experience the world’s most amazing animals in one app — together. This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. New species stories — which you can fold and share with the world — are added regularly.
Habit Heroes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/habit-heroes/id584937870?mt=8
  • The Habit Heroes mobile app is a comic book that chronicles the adventures of the healthy Habit Heroes as they clean up health hazards around the globe. Each of the three comic book issues unlocks an interactive tool that helps foster healthy habits—physical activity, nutrition, hydration and relaxation—in your everyday life. 
Jumbled Sentences 3
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jumbled-sentences-3/id597850711?mt=8
  • 'Jumbled Sentences' series is designed for beginners to improve their writing skills. This app offers an easy and interactive way for beginners to learn the word order in a fun way. 'OK' button allows you to do self-checking on your own and get the correct answer without anyone's help.
Clara City
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clara-city/id593317884?mt=8
  •  Acquire the skills and behaviors needed to move around the city safely. Learn the correct way to cross the street and respect traffic lights. Instructions for parents available in: English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Hindi. Identify different items used in everyday life. Educate ourselves in personal hygiene habits like washing our hands. Practice basic knowledge about shapes and colors and more advanced knowledge like science experiments...
Phrasal Verbs Machine
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/phrasal-verbs-machine/id593374912?mt=8
  • At Cambridge University Press, we know that Phrasal verbs are complicated for non-native English speakers to learn and use. We also know that it's essential to use them if we want our writing and speaking to sound natural. However, studying unending lists doesn't seem to be the best way to learn and use them efficiently. Phrasal verbs are, more than anything, action. And action must be visual. The more visually stimulating the learning, the better we will understand and assimilate the phrasal verbs. 
The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/electric-company-party-game/id592510678?mt=8
  • From wacky challenges to counting races, this game will have your team laughing and learning as you add, draw, discuss, think, act, problem solve, and dance your way back to Earth. The app is based on the PBS KIDS series The Electric Company.