"Looking for great free apps and games for your iPad? The App Store is home to over half a million apps and games, and a surprising number of them are available for free. That's free as in free of charge to buy, free of subscriptions to use, and free of any crippling or time-bombing to make you pay later. They're just free. But which free apps are the best? Which are the top free apps you just absolutely have to download right now?
That's where iMore comes in! Here's your ultimate, authoritative guide to the top, 100% free iPad apps for social networking, IM and communications, education, entertainment, finance, fun and games, health and fitness, kids, music, navigation and location, news, photography, productivity, reading, shopping, sports, travel, and general utility."
"How to take a screenshot on iPad ? This is a question I have been asked so very often and the only answer I have is the traditional way I have always been using on my iPad 4. I have tried some apps before but they turned out rubbish so no need to share them here and until a good screenshooting app appears here is the easy way to snap a copy of what your iPad screen is displaying, this could be a picture from a blog post or news article, part of an email, an app you want to show others...you name it. Here is how to do it:"
"Earlier this week somebody emailed me asking for apps to teach guitar. I asked a colleague with me here in the university who is a music teacher and she recommended the following apps. I am not sure whether these are the best apps out there or not but at least they have been used with students and proved to work."
"Today I am sharing with you a list of some of the most popular iPad apps to create mind maps. I have got several readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning emailing me asking about these apps. The post below is the most recent collection of curated iPad mind mapping apps. If you are looking for web-based tools to create mind maps , check outthis page."
This Top-Pick List Friday, we are looking games and apps that help students stay organized. These tools will help students stay on top of their assignments, keep their notes in one place, and create multimedia presentations.
Your students created a wonderful puppet show or movie and turned it into a stunning video that you want to collect, assess and share ... yet you're not exactly sure how. Sound like a familiar scenario? Simple workflow headaches like this can cause serious speed bumps in your iPad program. Let's take a look at a few potential solutions.
"Below is a selection of some good text to speech iPad apps that you can use with your students. Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. They are also good for language learners and for special education students. You can also access the web version of text to speech tools here. Enjoy"
Apple has replaced the unwieldy process of distributing hundreds or thousands of individual redemption codes with a new, streamlined method that allows administrators to remotely "assign" apps and textbooks to students or teachers.
"Well, here it is my favorite and most popular post of the year, my Top 100 Sites/Apps of the year!!! Continuing w/ the trend from last year, readers are going to find more and more apps on the list and less sites, as the flux in mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own devices) continues to rise. Also, you'll notice that there are a lot of learning tools for Digital Storytelling & Math. I believe the reason for this is because storytelling is a learning tool that can be used by a wide range of educators for any subject, and Math is a very popular subject w/ lots of diverse ways to go about teaching it. W/ that I hope you enjoy this list and as always thanks again for reading!!!"
"Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process?
Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, turn in. Our teachers then marked up what we had handwritten or typed, and returned our writing. From there, maybe it ended up tacked to a bulletin board, stuck on the refrigerator door, stuffed into a notebook, or tossed in the nearest trash can. Let's call this Writing 1.0."
"For those of you who haven’t heard of it, TED is an incredible free service that filled to the brim with informative videos from special TED conferences — sometimes motivational, sometimes de-motivational, and often about science or psychology. The TED conferences are all over the place, and if you aren’t able to attend, TED makes them available for free on the Web and in a great free universal app for iPhone and iPad. When I have fifteen minutes and I want to watch something, I often watch TED videos, and very usually fill my rare days off with them. The app is a great way to experience these videos, but is it perfect? Read on to find out how TED’s service could get even better after its recent update to iOS 7."
"Green screen is one of the best learning tools in our learning commons. Our students are really making their learning come alive by recording video using the green screen.
DoInk has just released a new Green Screen App for the iPad. It is an easy to use App that allows you create green screen in one shot, rather than edit it using iMovie or another video editing application."
"The very popular iPad app Book Creator recently received a couple of updates of note. The first update was a new look for iOS 7 users. iOS 6 users will be happy to see that even though the app has been updated, it will still work the same way on their devices. The more important update to Book Creator is the addition of support for handwriting and free-hand drawing in your books."