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HowStuffWorks

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App Title-How Stuff WorksDevelopers Name-HwStuffWorks.comDescription of the app-Reference App.  Can use it for research or explanations on topics.Why did you choose to share this app? Students love answers quickly and at their finger tips.  This app seems to be able to do that!Lesson-Researching for an upcoming project.
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Bill Nye The Science Guy

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App Title-Bill Nye The Science GuyDevelopers Name-DisneyDescription of the app-Can watch videos, play games, conduct experiments.Why did you choose to share this app?  Good way to review and preview topics with students.Lesson-Watch a video on volcanoes or earthquakes to review for test.
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Coin Math

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App Title-Coin MathDevelopers Name-Recession Apps LLCDescription of the app-This app addresses the concept of money and how to add and subtract money.Why did you choose to share this app?  The main reason why I choose this app was because I like the real world connection.  The app might be below my students ability but many students need to see the connection to their lives.  This app would help make math more real.Lesson-A few of my students have making change(working with money) as a objective on their IEPs so this would work great for a math center.
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Dragon Dictation

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App Title-Dragon DictationDevelopers Name-Nuance CommunicationsDescription of the app-This is a voice recognition app.  The text appears and it allows you to edit it.Why did you choose to share this app?  I choose this app because many of my students have difficulty getting their thoughts on paper.  This makes the school day difficult for them.  With this technology they would be able to express themselves in all academic areas especially where writing is involved.Lesson-Could use on a daily basis in during writing activities. 
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iCommunicate.

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Via Dennis P. Garland
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Communication AppApp Title-iCommnicateDevelopers Name-Jeffery JohnsonDescription of the app-This app has preloaded pictures that you can record audio with.  Level(s) of Bloom's Taxonomy addressed with this app- questioning and critical thinking Why did you choose to share this app?  This is another way for students to communicate especially if they are non verbal.Lessons-Could use to show students daily routines and schedules.
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TinkerBox HD

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App Title-TinkerBox HDDevelopers Name-Autodesk Inc.Description of the app-Build machines, create own inventions, and learn basic engineering concepts.Why did you choose to share this app?  Students love being creative and building.  The only set back of this app is that it is not hands on in the sense that you are not using concrete materials.Lesson-I would like to try the puzzle piece of this app for a lesson.  Brain teaser type idea to get the students minds working.
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Doodle Buddy - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch - It's Addictive!

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App Title-Doodle BuddyDevelopers Name-Pinger IncDescription of the app-This app allows you to draw pictures,sketches, and masterpieces all with the touch of your finger tip.  You can also add stamps to your pictures.Why did you choose to share this app?  I choose to share this app because I felt like it could be used in the classrooms when brainstorming ideas for projects; what will our poster pictures look like? How should we draw this?  I also think it would be a great way of integrating technology in the art classroom.Lesson-I could see myself using this app in the classroom during transition time or before a test or quiz to relax the students.  
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MathSpin3

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App Title-MathSpin3Developers Name-iHomeEducatorDescription of the app-Can spin a wheel to see if numbers are greater than, less than, or equal to.Why did you choose to share this app?-I choose to share this app because often times students need some refreshers on greater than and less than especially with decimals and fractions.  It will also help build upon prior skills already learned.Lesson-To access prior knowledge.  To review before a new unit begins with this topic in it.
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myHomework -App

This is a useful free app for students to help them keep up to date and organised with homework assignments etc. It should help you to better manage your time.


Via Nik Peachey
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App Title-myHomeworkDevelopers Name-RodrigoDescription of the app-Students can use this app to keep track of homework, tests, and quizzes.  It can also be used for long term project planning.Why did you choose to share this app?  I choose this app because a lot of my students have difficulty keeping track of everything but their phones,iPods,and iPads.  This would be a great way for them to use these devices to aid in their school success.Lesson-How to successfully use this app daily in school.
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Abilio 's comment, April 4, 2012 7:24 AM
Wish something like that for my desktop.Can you recommend one?