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Buyer Beware: How Not To Fall For Fake & Dangerous Apps [iOS & Android]

Buyer Beware: How Not To Fall For Fake & Dangerous Apps [iOS & Android] | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
The popularity of Android and iOS has put a target on their virtual backs. These operating systems are a new frontier for those who use malware to achieve nefarious goals.
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Worth keeping in mind as the popularity of mobile and apps increases and we all get complacent.

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Inclusive Learning: new resources available! - VET Professional Development

The Queensland VET Development Centre (QVDC) is currently working on a range of inclusive learning resources to assist the Queensland vocational education and training (VET) sector to implement inclusive learning.
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Love Apptually: Apps to support learning (PDF, 1.36MB) is a resource that has been designed to assist VET practitioners and learners to select applications (apps) for mobile devices that support VET teaching and learning. It highlights a number of mobile and tablet apps focusing on those that support:

the development of foundation skillslearners with a disability.

This resource supports Inclusive Learning: A way forward, and is intended as a living, collaborative document which users will provide feedback to and update.

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Zapd

A quick look at the Zapd iOS app from https://zapd.com/...
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Booktrack: Soundtracks for Books

Booktrack: Soundtracks for Books | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Booktrack creates synchronized soundtracks for e-books that automatically matches music, sound effects and ambient sound to your reading speed to create an immersive reading experience."

The app comes with a couple of free publications plus the chance to make other in app purchases.

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The Fourth Dimension for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store

"This app is a 30-page interactive book that explains a single mathematical idea, the fourth dimension, in language that anyone can understand. Instead of static images or canned videos, this app employs a unique 3D touch interface that lets you literally grasp the concept of the fourth dimension with your own hands."

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MagicPlan for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G on the iTunes App Store

MagicPlan MEASURES your rooms and DRAWS your floor plan just by taking pictures.
You can then get your floor plan in PDF, JPG and DXF format or publish an INTERACTIVE FLOOR PLAN on the web.
With MagicPlan, EVERYONE CAN CREATE A FLOOR PLAN IN FEW MINUTES ONLY.

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ARKive - Survival – an endangered animal game

ARKive - Survival – an endangered animal game | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
'Survival' is a free quick-fire mobile game to raise awareness about the world’s most endangered animals.

Race against the clock in a battle for Survival! Tap, drag, scroll, swipe and pinch your way through a series of wild mini-games to earn the title of Top Survivor.

Packed full of ARKive’s stunning photos of the world’s most endangered animals, this fun-packed educational game tests your speed, agility, endurance and intelligence.

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AFIT for iPad on the iTunes App Store

AFIT is a tool to help you learn about nutrition and physical activity as you track your progress each day. The main components are based on a motivational strategy for engagement in a healthy lifestyle.

Anyone can use AFIT to monitor health information as an AFITstudent. You get points and stars as you enter what you eat and what activities you accomplish, starting fresh each day. You get an overview of your progress with the nutrition and activity logs, and you can jump back to review and edit your information for any day in full detail.

If you are a student in a participating educational study, you can log in to submit your information to your teacher. AFITteachers can help students reach full potential by reviewing the daily records.

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iNaturalist – An App for Sharing Observations of Nature

iNaturalist – An App for Sharing Observations of Nature | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

iNaturalist - An App for Sharing Observations of Nature available for both iDevices and Android. Using the apps you can take a picture, geo-locate it, write your observations, and upload to the iNaturalist community.

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App Store - Scoop.it

Now there's an app to Scoop.it! , how about that??

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Easily Create Your School's Mobile App

Easily Create Your School's Mobile App | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

More a mobile website rather than an app, (but interesting nonetheless), this pages explains how one school has used WebMobi. The process doesn't require the use of iTunes or app store and WebMobi uses a Freemium business model.

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Apps in Education: iPad Apps that work with Smartboards

Apps in Education: iPad Apps that work with Smartboards | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen. The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list." Greg Swanson

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Silent Film Director Gains A New Audio Track, Plus Three New Video And Three New Audio Options -- AppAdvice

Silent Film Director Gains A New Audio Track, Plus Three New Video And Three New Audio Options -- AppAdvice | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

The third major update to Silent Film Director was made available in the App Store earlier today.
If you have the Pro mode, available as a $0.99 in-app purchase, MacPhun lists the following editing tool additions brought along in Silent Film Director v3.0:
Split video
Take picture from the video
Duplicate video piece
Flip video
Play video with original sound

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85% of Smartphone Users Would Rather Give up Water Than Mobile Apps

85% of Smartphone Users Would Rather Give up Water Than Mobile Apps | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Can you live without your mobile apps? A study reveals (85%) of respondents said they would rather go without water than their mobile apps.
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Another one of those infographics that can be read in lots of ways. Interesting though that the most common task app relates to checking email.

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HS Chemistry Buddy

"The features of this app include everything you need to prepare for chemistry exams.

1.This app includes attractive lessons on all topics below.
2. Interactive Fun quizzes by topic
3.Daily Chemistry and science news updates.
4. Fun videos from youtube.
5. Flash cards by topic."

This is one of a series of similar apps curated at http://bitly.com/bundles/mrgarner/3

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Why Publishers Don't Like Apps - Technology Review

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps - Technology Review | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
The future of media on mobile devices isn't with applications but with the Web.

This article from the web based publisher Technology Review explains why they have abandoned their app in preference for a web based publication.

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Clean Energy Hawaii STEM HD for iPad on the iTunes App Store

In celebration of Earth Day this stunning app with content and activities applicable way beyond Hawaii is available free from April 19-24. This is a must have app for any physics teacher.

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App Store - Classroom Games

Whether you’re a substitute or a regular classroom teacher, games are a great way to fill extra time at the end of a lesson. Classroom teachers around the world play games with their kids to entertain, educate and to reward. 

We have assembled this collection of some of the enduring games that have been used by teachers for decades. These games don’t require much in the way of special materials, and classrooms can be easily arranged to accommodate the games in this app. While some of the games are active, most don’t risk injury in the classroom, leaving running and jumping for the gym or the playground.

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Geometry Pad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME 

Geometry Pad is an application designed for iPad and Android tablets. Geometry Pad is your personal assistant in learning geometry and understanding key geometry concepts through practice.

With the Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometry shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate metrics of the shapes. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.

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Music Workout | Unique Interval Timer

Music Workout | Unique Interval Timer | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

From @mrrobbo MusicWorkout is a unique interval timer that utilises your music to inform you when it's time to rest and time to work. Perfect for teachers, coaches, trainers or anyone looking to improve their fitness.

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Animation Desk™ for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Animation Desk™ for iPad is 60% off for a limited time

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Dream:ON - The App to Influence Your Dreams

Dream:ON - The App to Influence Your Dreams | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Dream:ON is the free new app that allows you to influence your dreams! Be part of the world's largest dream experiment right here.
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App Store - OzAtlas

The Atlas of Living Australia (Atlas) is a national initiative to bring together rich information about Australian plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms, and make it publicly available online. The Atlas contains over 30 million occurrence records from a wide range of sources, as well as species pages, photos, distribution maps and mapping tools, national species lists, identification keys, heritage literature, and more.

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MathBoard for iPad on the iTunes App Store

This app is primarily geared toward primary students who may be learning or strengthening skills in multiplication, division, subtraction, or division.

It can be used in conjunction with an IWB or Apple TV and users can also download a free eBook manual written by the developers from the iBookstore.

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My Story - Book Maker for Kids for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Celebrate your child’s art with My Story, the simplest story maker and book creator in the App Store. My Story combines drawing, photos, voice, and text to promote literacy and creativity for you and your child together.

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