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Educational App Store

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This has been put together by 'experts' and have filtered them by age ranges to cover, primary, secondary and further education. Could be very useful.

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This could save you quite a bit of time, narrow by device, price, category and as mentioned above age range.

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Haiku Deck - Presentation and Slideshow Maker with Beautiful Charts and Graphs

Haiku Deck is the simple new way to create inspired presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement

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3D Brain

Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.

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Frog Dissection

You can try dissecting a virtual specimen with all the trappings that come with the real procedure-minus the mess of course! Besides a virtual chloroformed specimen, the app comes with all the dissection tools and detailed instructions to complete the procedure. Once dissection is complete, the frog’s organs are exposed for further study. Vivid 3D images will help students visualize the internal organs very effectively. For enhanced learning experience, the app also has information on the different types of frogs, frogs’ life cycle, anatomical comparison of frogs with humans, an interactive quiz and detailed descriptions of the organs.

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goREACT

With goREACT, you can become a virtual chemist. Whether you're a novice or expert, the free play and guided modes make it fun and fascinating.

- Initiate nearly 300 virtual chemical reactions by dragging elements into the Reaction Area.
- Amazing images and videos illustrate the molecules you create.
- Select alternate views of the Periodic Table to discover different aspects of the elements’ chemical properties.
- Touch any of the Periodic Table's 118 elements to see an image and fun fact about it.
- With helpful hints about reactions to try, there’s always something exciting to explore.
- “Featured Reactions” menus guide you through themed sets of chemical reactions related to particular applications,such as the environment, beauty products or cars.
- Learn more about how the Periodic Table is organized, and follow links to additional educational resources.

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SloPro - Slow Motion Video

Shoot, edit, and share videos in beautifully smooth slow motion without the hassle of transferring files. Version 2.0 is a huge update--it adds fast motion, super slow, ghosting, optical flow, frame blending, exposure lock, sharing feed, and  much more

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Get a video and then slow it right down to analyse movement and execution of someone striking a football for example. Very good potential.

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Eraser - remove unwanted layers of any photo

Get Background Eraser for iPhone on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Very easy to use, simple tap the areas you no longer want on a photo and it will remove that layer for you.

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dv Prompter - teleprompter for iOS and Android

dv Prompter is a full function teleprompter scripting application.

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Very simple app that allows you to create an autocue. Available on iOS and Android is is free.

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TypeDrawing

TypeDrawing is super easy and perfect for creating typography art and even unique watermarks on your photos. Type a sentence, then just draw with your finger. Voila! You've now got a one of a kind, totally unique and amazing typographic work of art. If you love typography, or even if you don't know what that means, you can easily create poetic visual art with this fun and easy-to-use app.

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This is amazing, shame it isn't free but hardly expensive! Use any sort of text to create a drawing from the text.

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Start Lite (Web to PDF + Browser)

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Do you miss “Print to PDF” on your iPad? “Start” is a full featured browser that allows you to easily convert any web page to a PDF document. You can save web pages for offline reading or generate hard copies of purchase confirmations. You can open all Office documents in “Start” and convert them to PDF for easy sharing.

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Simple web page to PDF tool!

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Make Dice

Where should we go? Who should it be? What do we eat? We all come across a situation where decisions are hard to make. How about having a dice make the decision for you?

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Good way to choose the next activity.

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The 25 Best Free iPad Apps

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This list of free iPad apps will save you from endless browsing in the App Store, and they'll all prove worthy of your homescreen.
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Chemist

Chemist is your portable chemistry lab. It’s the only virtual chemistry lab for tablets to conduct chemistry experiments, explore chemistry reactions with different lab tools. Try mixing chemicals by pouring them into beakers or test tubes. You can also heat the chemicals with a bunsen burner, or put a piece of cesium into water

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Graphing Calculator

Graphing Calculator turns your phone or iPod into an intuitive high-resolution function plotter and scientific calculator. Features include the following:

- Includes a powerful, yet easy to use scientific calculator.
- Quickly plot and trace multiple equations on the same graph.
- Custom keyboard to speed up entering in equations.
- Pinch to zoom and drag/slide for scrolling the graph in real time.
- The graph view supports portrait and landscape modes.
- Take screen shots, and e-mail graphs to yourself.
- Evaluate your graphs at any x value using the calculator screen.
- Find the exact (x,y) coordinates for roots, intersections, minimums and maximums using the trace mode.
- Provides conditional statements allow the user to restrict the domain and graph piece-wise functions.
- Supports graphing polar and parametric equations.
- Supports graphing inequalities, and implicit equations in the form f(x,y)=g(x,y).

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Powers of Minus Ten - Bone

An adaptation of the original Powers of Minus Ten, made for the show Scientastic!, produced by Planet Earth Television.

In this version of POMT, zoom into human bones, see how broken bones heal, and investigate some of the cool and weird cells found in the middle of our most sturdy organs.

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Cloudart

Get Cloudart on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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This was free the other day but at only 69p it is still good value. Create your own word clouds on iPad.
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Showbie - Collect, review & annotate student work

Effortlessly assign, collect, and review student work from anywhere – with Showbie!
Showbie makes it easy to collect & review student work on your iPad.
Students can:

• Share files quickly and easily

• Express their creativity through various forms of media

• Hand in their homework using a computer or mobile device
Showbie also allows teachers to

• Assign schoolwork digitally

• Collect student work without printing any paper

• Review assignments anytime, anywhere

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An easy way to share resources or allow students to easily send to you for reviewing and feedback.

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FlipBook Lite

FlipBook has everything you need to get started animating, from an eraser to onion skinning (which lets you see a faint image of the previous and next frames) to layered drawing. Load images from your photo library, including images taken with your iPhone's camera, and draw on top of them. If you make a mistake, just touch Undo. Touch Play when you're ready to see how your movie looks.  Share your movie by uploading it to flipbook.tv so that everyone can see it. FlipBook puts animation into your hands

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Easily make your doodles come to life and share them with your friends!

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Stop Motion Studio

Do you want to create movies such as Wallace and Gromit or those groovy Lego shorts on YouTube? Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need at your fingertips. No computer needed. It's simple to use, it's deceptively powerful, and it's tremendous fun. Create fantastic movies your friends will enjoy or share it with the world on Youtube, Facebook and Co. Add cool themes, titles and sound effects right on your device.

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Currently free but don't think it will be for long!

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Quick Maths

Practice your mathematics while racing the clock in this innovative iPad app. Featuring advanced handwriting recognition and a beautiful interface, Quick Maths will take your general arithmetic skills to the next level. Quick Maths is perfect for students in grades 3 to 6, or for anyone wanting to improve their general maths skills. With multiple difficulty levels and a focus on self-improvement, Quick Maths provides increasing challenges as your skills develop.

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bTopoMaps - GPS Essentials

Very good for Geography!

 

"High Definition Topo Maps with switchable hill shading and roads.


Finally utilize the full potential of your iPhone's HD screen.


Primarily for hikers, skiers, pilots, and other GPS experts.

Features:


Add/Remove ( Roads, Contour Lines, or Hill Shading )

Distance Calculator with Estimated time

Stop Watch

Hike Tracker

Flash Light

Convert Your Location (MGRS,UTM,Minutes Seconds)

Viewed Maps are saved for OFFLINE use"

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Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free

Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages.


With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages.

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Available online, iOS and Android!

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iBrainstorm

Think it. Share it. Love it!

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Nothing new but a simple brainstorming app that doesn't need you to sign up!

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