Top 35 Must-Have Educational iPhone and iPad Apps Used by Real Teachers in the Classroom

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For the 2012-2013 school year, teachers with access to mobile technology are teaching kids with these great education apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Educators use apps to let their students do everything from practicing their math equations, to determining a leaf’s parent tree, to joining Paul Revere on his ride. Lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. (See picks for 2011/2012.)
These are the education apps recommended by educators on Appolicious.

Art/Creativity

Art (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Recommended byLaurieFowler: “I love the paintings on this app and they have a quiz mode to test your knowledge, too.”
Grade: 5-12
Listed by: justatitchLaurieFowleruwcsea.
Pinnacle Studio (iPad, $9.99) Recommended by educator kathyschrock: “Pinnacle Studio is a really easy to use, powerful video editing app for the iPad. Not free, but really good!”
Grade: 3-12
Puppet Pals HD Director’s Pass (iPad, $2.99) Recommended by educator dmiktuk: “Worth it, students may create own puppets and backgrounds for their created story.”
Grade: 3-12
Listed by: dmiktuk

Classroom Tools

Dropbox (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by df9091: “Great for accessing your synced folders and files you store in the cloud.”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: df9091
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard (iPad, Free) Recommended by womssenorturner: “A great way to explain things and to get students involved in teaching each other.” dmiktuk: “Record presentations and share with the rest of the world.”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: dmiktukwomssenorturner
Evernote (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by elemenous: “Evernote is a classic must-have app for everyone, particularly educators and students. This web-based tool is ideal for taking and storing notes, and can be accessed through a variety of desktop and mobile apps. Notebooks containing individual notes can be created and shared with others, and Evernote supports the importing of various multimedia.”
Grade: 3-12
Google Drive (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by tpaton: “Access your Google Docs on the go.”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: tpatonwomssenorturner
McGraw-Hill K-12 eFlashcards (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by JRaymond: “Practice, practice!”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: JRaymond
Notability – Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync (iPad, $1.99) Recommended by jkant76: “All kind of notes. Pdf, rtf & rtf+audio export. Amazing.”
Grade: 3-12
Pages (iPhone & iPad, $9.99) Recommended by educatorjustatitch: “Hands-down, this is the best word processing program ever…”
Grade: 3-12

Geography

Barefoot World Atlas iPad App (iPhone and iPad, $4.99) Recommended by MapXL, product lead for education apps: “Possibly the best mix of education and entertainment for kids. The graphics best utilize the retina display of iPad 2 and the new iPad and the quality of content is simply amazing.”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: MapXL
History: Maps of the World (iPhone and iPad, Free) Reviewed by educator uwcsea: “View historical maps of the world.”  Educatorjanstearns: “Lots of different maps. Can be displayed on VGA.”
Grade: 3-12
Listed by: Allinejanstearnsuwcsea.
Stack the States (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Recommended by elemenous “Another favorite of my son. Very well designed and keeps kids playing the game so that they learn facts about states.”
Grade: 3-8
Listed by: elemenouskellerisd.

General

BrainPop Jr. Movie of the Week (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by dmiktuk: “..contains free movies for one to use in their classroom.”
Grade: K-8
Listed by: dmiktukeducationalapps.
iTunes U (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by dmiktuk: “Free education content and access to courses from universities and K-12 schools.”
Grade: 6-12
Listed by: dmiktuk.
Khan Academy (iPhone and iPad, Free) Thousands of videos on topics ranging from math, science, finance, and history.
Grade: 6-12
Listed by: dmiktuk.

History/Social Studies

Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride (iPad, $4.99) Reviewed by Appolicious: “Part interactive history lesson, part educational game, Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride teaches kids about American history.”
Grade: K-7
Listed by: sharakarasic
Early Jamestown (iPad, Free) Reviewed by lmorris: “This app is a chapter from an interactive textbook series. At the end of the chapter, they give review questions. The chapters are written to keep student interest and the pictures are great.”  klbruni331: “Very cool interactive ebook.”
Grade: 6-12
Presidents vs. Aliens (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Learn about the U.S. Presidents while having fun. Answer quiz questions such as “Who was President during the Cuban Missile Crisis?” and if you get the answers right, you get a chance to zap aliens.
Grade: 3-8

Language Arts

Shakespeare (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended byjustatitch: “All his major words, right in one place.”
Grade: 6-12
Listed by: justatitchtechchicktechsupv.
Spelling City (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by dmiktuk: “Games and activities for learning spelling words. Lets students interact with your spelling lists from your online account.”
Grade: 2-12
Listed by: dmiktuk
Starfall ABC’s (iPhone and iPad, $2.99) Recommended bymissyromeis: “I LOVE this app. Just like the website. Has mini games or songs for some letters. Includes phrases, words and sounds of the letters. A fav of mine!”
Grade: K-1
Listed by: missyromeisrsu21its
StoryKit (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by wfryer: “Create and share an electronic storybook. Helping learners become authors is a BIG deal. This app helps.”
Grade: 4-12
Listed by: elemenoustechsupvwfryer and cchausis

Math

Alien Equation (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Recommended byLRoe: “Fun game to build fluency in basic operations. Instant feedback. Player profiles to track progress.”
Grade: 3-8
Listed by: LRoersu21its.
MathBoard (iPhone and iPad, $4.99) Recommended by LRoe: “Random problems for basic operations plus cubes and square roots. Problem solver and quick references.”
Grade: 3-8
Listed by: Allineefuchs1LRoersu21its.
Math Bingo (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Recommended byjustatitch: “This app combines math and everyone’s favorite game, B-I-N-G-O! A great combo that helps kids practice math without feeling like they’re practicing math.”
Grade: 4-8
Math Evolve: A Fun Math Game (iPhone and iPad, $1.99) Recommended by hillavee: “A creative and fun way to learn computation! Highly customizable, fun to use and developed by a teacher-what could be better?”
Grade: 3-6
Listed by: hillaveersu21its.

Music

Bebot – Robot Synth (iPhone and iPad, $1.99) Reviewed by uwcsea: “Part robot, part synth – Bebot is a musical synthesizer with a unique multitouch control method and a versatile sound engine.”
wfryer: “Best app I’ve found for just playing with synthesizer sounds & getting musically creative.”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: uwcseawfryer
MadPad HD – Remix Your Life (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Reviewed by wfryer:: “From the same folks who brought us Magic Piano, recommended by Brandt Schneider. Make everyday objects musical!”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: meesterkurtwfryer

Science

Bobo Explores Light (iPad, $4.99) Recommended by JT1970: “A beautiful and educational book for older kids.” Kids can explore topics such as lasers, lightning, and bioluminescence with a friendly robot companion Bobo.
Grade: 5-12
Leafsnap (iPad, Free) Recommended byEducationalApps: “Very good way to get the kids identifying leaves this fall!” Leafsnap is an electronic field guides by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free It uses visual recognition software to identify trees from photographs of their leaves.
Grade: 4-12
NASA App HD (iPad, Free) Recommended by janstearns: “Beautiful, free app that displays information on all things NASA.”
Grade: K-12
Listed by: justatitchjanstearns.
Project Noah (iPhone and iPad, Free) Recommended by akuswara: “Collect  local flora and fauna you’ve spotted and complete missions. Feels like the Boyscouts again.”
Grade: 2-12
Listed by: akuswara.
Science 360 for iPad (iPad, Free) Recommended by dmiktuk: “Contains many science videos…” From the National Science Foundation.
Grade: 3-12
Listed by: dmiktuk,  rsu21its.
Solar System for iPad (iPad, Free) Recommended by elemenous: “An interactive science app from the creators of the Elements.”
Grade: 3-12
Listed by: elemenousrsu21its.

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Excelentes aplicaciones para imprimir fotos, mensajes y archivos desde un iPhone

aplicaciones imprimir fotos archivos iphone ios
Una de las ventajas de un iPhone es su cámara de fotos excepcional, a veces no basta con compartirla en Facebook o Instagram, si nos gustan mucho las imágenes que captamos con nuestro móvil podemos imprimirlas directamente con las siguientes aplicaciones para iOS.

Aunque en el paquete de aplicaciones que vienen con iOS hay una aplicación dedicada a la impresión de fotos (AirPrint), el problema es que esta app no es compatible con todas los tipos de impresoras, mucho menos si tratas de conectarte a las impresoras via Bluetooth o cable USB.
Por esa razón veamos 4 excelente aplicaciones para imprimir fotos desde un iPhone.
imprimir foto iphone

1. Print Agent

Imprime fotos de manera inalámbrica y simple con esta aplicación. Además de fotos podrás imprimir rápidamente mensajes de texto, captura de pantalla, contactos, etc. También es posible conectarse mediante cable USB utilizando la extensión para compartir archivos de iTunes.

2. Print n Share

Una herramienta útil para los usuarios activos de su iPhone, ya que está diseñada para imprimir fotos cuando estás de viaje porque es compatible con todos los tipos de impresoras, incluyendo AirPrint, inalámbricamente via BluetoothWiFi a Mac o incluso a PC. Imprime PDFMS Office y archivos iWork. Finalmente cuenta con otras funcionalidades especiales como imprimir archivos desde la nube o abrir archivos zip.

3. Print

Otra aplicación que te facilitará tener copias físicas de lo que quieras, soporta alrededor de 17 idiomas por lo que no tendrás problema si no hablas inglés. Además tiene funciones adicionales como imprimir archivos directamente de una cuenta de coriphone imprimir appreo electrónico.

4. Printer Pro

Cuenta con una calificación de 4.5 estrellas, por lo que los usuarios parecen conformes. La aceptación de la aplicación se debe a su simpleza y a que nos permite también imprimir los archivos adjuntos a los correos electrónicos, imágenes, portapapeles y texto desde Safari, así como de numerosas fuentes obtenida vía WiFi, red, impresoras Mac o PC. Las extensiones de archivos más utilizadas son compatibles (MS Office, HTMLJPEG y texto), incluso podemos imprimir sitios web enteros.
Definitivamente tener un iPhone nos obliga a tener una aplicación que nos permita obtener copias físicas de las fabulosas imágenes que captamos. Espero que les sea de utilidad, aunque se trate de aplicaciones pagas.

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60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes

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The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013

Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives, the iPhone 5 launch andonline learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs andhybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play.
Looking back at some of 2012′s most significant app launches and updates, Education Dive assembled a list of a few of the best apps on iOS and Android devices that we think educators should know about for 2013. Some of these are already out in the wild, and some are still twinkles in their developers’ eyes. All of 23 of them stand to be important, however, in the new year:
1. SPIN
Publisher: Net Power & Light
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to learn collaboratively
Price: Free
Spin is bringing interactive learning into the 21st century—the TogetherLearn mobile app allows online learners to virtually recreate traditional classroom elements. Users can pause or fast-forward lectures, skip to another video, write on a digital chalkboard and debate with other users.
2. COURSERA
Publisher: Coursera
Platform: Unreleased
Audience: MOOC participants, presumably
Price: N/A
The coming year will have far-reaching implications for massive open online courses (MOOCs) and, consequently, the future of education. Coursera, the for-profit online learning provider founded by two Stanford University professors, is quickly rising to the top of an emerging market. Coursera, like the other big players, is expected to release a mobile app to sate their technologically adept users. In fact, a job listing on Coursera’s website indicates that the company is currently looking for mobile engineers with iOS expertise. Look for this to be one of the more memorable mobile app developments if something ships in 2013.
3. DESIRE2LEARN CAMPUS APPS
Publisher: Desire2Learn
Platform: Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices
Audience: Students, educators and campus administrators of many types
Price: N/A
Desire2Learn’s suite of options for its campus apps is always evolving. For instance, the company recently added security features from Guardly to its offerings. Look no further than Desire2Learn.com to read more about the grading and campus life options that are already accessible, but read up on Desire2Learn Binder if you want to know more about what to expect in the coming year.
4. UDEMY
Publisher: Udemy
Platform: iPad (with more to come)
Audience: Udemy students & instructors
Price: Free
Udemy’s mobile app already brought online learning to the iPad. Users can take classes, save lectures for offline viewing and interact with other users from their iPads to make the most of the burgeoning online learning experience. Looking ahead, the company just announced $12 million in new funding, and asPresident and COO Dennis Yang told us, new mobile apps on platforms such as iPhone, Android and Windows devices are going to be a big part of Udemy’s new year plans.
5. VERIVO HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM
Publisher: Verivo
Platform: Android, Apple and Blackberry
Audience: Universities
Price: N/A
Verivo’s platform for higher education furnishes universities with a comprehensive mobile app. Institutions can commission a customizable app that gives students access to grades, schedules, campus alerts and contact directories, among other things. Faculty can use it to track assignments, post a class schedule and communicate with their students while alumni can receive university news, view/post job opportunities and donate with one click.
6. GENIUS SCAN
Publisher: The Grizzly Labs
Platform: Android (requires 2.3 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Anyone in need of an on-the-go scanner
Price: Free (Apple)/$0.99 (Android)
Tired of saving receipts? Hate going to the library to scan one page? Look no further — the Genius Scan app transforms hand-held devices into a mobile scanner to create digital copies of documents.
7. MIND NODE
Publisher: IdeasOnCanvas
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to map out their ideas
Price: $9.99
Mind Node is an elegant mobile mind mapping app with which users can readily structure their ideas.
8. WORDFLEX TOUCH DICTIONARY
Publisher: Schematix
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Audience: English language enthusiasts & anyone looking for just the right word
Price: $11.99
Wordflex Touch Dictionary is a visually engaging mobile dictionary that takes full advantage of the touch-screen platform by giving users the means to sweep through expansive word trees with a flick of the finger.
9. BLACKBOARD MOBILE LEARN
Publisher: Blackboard
Platform: Android (varies with device), iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later) & Blackberry (4.3 or later)
Audience: Students, faculty & administration at Blackboard-friendly institutions
Price: Free
The Blackboard Mobile Learn app brings the Blackboard platform to hand-held devices. Students can access assignments, view grades and engage in discussion boards while professors can post assignments and manage their classes on-the-go.
10. SOCRATIVE STUDENT CLICKER
Publisher: Socrative
Platform: Android (requires 2.1 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Students & faculty (6-12 & Higher Ed)
Price: Free
The Socrative Student Clicker platform enables a new form of interactive classroom engagement — teachers can create shareable activities, gather feedback and test students all from their mobile devices.
11. VOICETHREAD
Publisher: VoiceThread.com
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.2 or later)
Audience: Preschoolers to professors
Price: Free
VoiceThread is an interactive multimedia app which enables collaborative communication — write, draw and record your thoughts on shared documents, images and videos. Although early versions were met with mixed results, the concept behind VoiceThread has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate in our increasingly digital age.
12. POWERTEACHER
Publisher: Pearson School Systems
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: K-12 schools
Price: Free
PowerTeacher is a classroom management solution for the iPad. Teachers can post assignments and grades, access classroom statistics, take notes and communicate with students. However, for use, school districts need to already be using the PowerSchool informations system.
13. TEACHER AIDE PRO
Publisher: In Pocket Solutions
Platform: iOS (requires 2.2 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: $7.99
Teacher Aide Pro is a classroom management app that empowers teachers to take attendance, fill in their gradebooks and communicate with students and parents from their mobile devices.
14. SCREEN VNC
Publisher: Edovia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Those who need to control their computer(s) from their device(s)
Price: $19.99
Forgot your computer at home? Can’t quite bring your PC to class? Have no fear – Screen VNC enables computer-to-device synchronization. With it, users can control far-away computers from the palms of their hands.
15. EDUCREATIONS INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD
Publisher: Educreations
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: Free
Educreations enables users to galvanize presentations with interactive text, diagrams, audio and video.
16. EZPDF READER
Publisher: Unidocs
Platform: Android (requires 2.1 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Anyone who needs an interactive PDF player
Price: $3.99
ezPDF Reader allows users to read, highlight, fill out and take notes in embedded multimedia documents from a mobile device.
17. DRAGON DICTATION
Publisher: Nuance Communications
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to turn speech into text
Price: Free
Dragon Dictation records speech and churns out a reliable text transcription. Dictate ideas, record lectures or simply send an email without typing. But it does require an Internet connection.
18. PENULTIMATE
Publisher: Evernote
Platform: iOS (iPad – iOS 3.2 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants a mobile notebook
Price: $0.99
From the makers of Evernote, the best-selling note-taking app, Penultimate enables users to hand-write thoughts and ideas, take notes, sketch designs and save them all to their iPads.
19. ARTICLES
Publisher: Sophiestication Software
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Mobile Wikipedia users
Price: $4.99/$2.99 (iPhone)
A mobile Wikipedia reading app, Articles furnishes users with an engaging interface to swiftly search and browse Wikipedia’s expansive archives.
20. DOCERI
Publisher: SP Controls
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: Free
Doceri is an interactive whiteboarding and screencasting app — teachers can create and present projects all from their iPads.
21. NEARPOD
Publisher: Panarea
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Teachers & students
Price: Free
With Nearpod, teachers can administer content to their students while controlling the pace and flow of a given lesson, enabling simultaneous student engagement and teacher assessment.
22. WI-FI FINDER 
Publisher: JiWire
Platform: Android (varies with device) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 3.2 or later)
Audience: Anyone seeking a wi-fi hotspot
Price: Free
Having trouble finding a nearby internet connection to use one of these exciting mobile apps? Wi-Fi Finder solves that problem, supplying users with maps pinpointing Wi-Fi hotspots, free or otherwise.
23. LEARNIST 
Publisher: Grockit
Platform: iOS (iPad and iPhone)
Audience: Students and teachers of all things
Price: Free
Grockit put out one of our favorite new iOS releases of the year with their app treatment for Learnist, a sort of Pinterest for education. For swapping lesson ideas or teaching or taking quick video lessons on a vast range of topics, this app is all set. We’re eager to see if it hits any new platforms in 2013.

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23 mobile apps educators should watch in 2013

Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives, the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs and hybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play.
Looking back at some of 2012’s most significant app launches and updates, Education Dive assembled a list of a few of the best apps on iOS and Android devices that we think educators should know about for 2013. Some of these are already out in the wild, and some are still twinkles in their developers’ eyes. All of 23 of them stand to be important, however, in the new year:
1. SPIN
Publisher: Net Power & Light
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to learn collaboratively
Price: Free
Spin is bringing interactive learning into the 21st century—the TogetherLearn mobile app allows online learners to virtually recreate traditional classroom elements. Users can pause or fast-forward lectures, skip to another video, write on a digital chalkboard and debate with other users.
2. COURSERA
Publisher: Coursera
Platform: Unreleased
Audience: MOOC participants, presumably
Price: N/A
The coming year will have far-reaching implications for massive open online courses (MOOCs) and, consequently, the future of education. Coursera, the for-profit online learning provider founded by two Stanford University professors, is quickly rising to the top of an emerging market. Coursera, like the other big players, is expected to release a mobile app to sate their technologically adept users. In fact, a job listing on Coursera’s website indicates that the company is currently looking for mobile engineers with iOS expertise. Look for this to be one of the more memorable mobile app developments if something ships in 2013.
3. DESIRE2LEARN CAMPUS APPS
Publisher: Desire2Learn
Platform: Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices
Audience: Students, educators and campus administrators of many types
Price: N/A
Desire2Learn’s suite of options for its campus apps is always evolving. For instance, the company recently added security features from Guardly to its offerings. Look no further than Desire2Learn.com to read more about the grading and campus life options that are already accessible, but read up onDesire2Learn Binder if you want to know more about what to expect in the coming year.
4. UDEMY
Publisher: Udemy
Platform: iPad (with more to come)
Audience: Udemy students & instructors
Price: Free
Udemy’s mobile app already brought online learning to the iPad. Users can take classes, save lectures for offline viewing and interact with other users from their iPads to make the most of the burgeoning online learning experience. Looking ahead, the company just announced $12 million in new funding, and as President and COO Dennis Yang told us, new mobile apps on platforms such as iPhone, Android and Windows devices are going to be a big part of Udemy’s new year plans.
5. VERIVO HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM
Publisher: Verivo
Platform: Android, Apple and Blackberry
Audience: Universities
Price: N/A
Verivo’s platform for higher education furnishes universities with a comprehensive mobile app. Institutions can commission a customizable app that gives students access to grades, schedules, campus alerts and contact directories, among other things. Faculty can use it to track assignments, post a class schedule and communicate with their students while alumni can receive university news, view/post job opportunities and donate with one click.
6. GENIUS SCAN
Publisher: The Grizzly Labs
Platform: Android (requires 2.3 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Anyone in need of an on-the-go scanner
Price: Free (Apple)/$0.99 (Android)
Tired of saving receipts? Hate going to the library to scan one page? Look no further — the Genius Scan app transforms hand-held devices into a mobile scanner to create digital copies of documents.
7. MIND NODE
Publisher: IdeasOnCanvas
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to map out their ideas
Price: $9.99
Mind Node is an elegant mobile mind mapping app with which users can readily structure their ideas.
8. WORDFLEX TOUCH DICTIONARY
Publisher: Schematix
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Audience: English language enthusiasts & anyone looking for just the right word
Price: $11.99
Wordflex Touch Dictionary is a visually engaging mobile dictionary that takes full advantage of the touch-screen platform by giving users the means to sweep through expansive word trees with a flick of the finger.
9. BLACKBOARD MOBILE LEARN
Publisher: Blackboard
Platform: Android (varies with device), iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later) & Blackberry (4.3 or later)
Audience: Students, faculty & administration at Blackboard-friendly institutions
Price: Free
The Blackboard Mobile Learn app brings the Blackboard platform to hand-held devices. Students can access assignments, view grades and engage in discussion boards while professors can post assignments and manage their classes on-the-go. 
10. SOCRATIVE STUDENT CLICKER
Publisher: Socrative
Platform: Android (requires 2.1 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Students & faculty (6-12 & Higher Ed)
Price: Free
The Socrative Student Clicker platform enables a new form of interactive classroom engagement — teachers can create shareable activities, gather feedback and test students all from their mobile devices.
11. VOICETHREAD
Publisher: VoiceThread.com
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.2 or later)
Audience: Preschoolers to professors
Price: Free
VoiceThread is an interactive multimedia app which enables collaborative communication — write, draw and record your thoughts on shared documents, images and videos. Although early versions were met with mixed results, the concept behind VoiceThread has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate in our increasingly digital age.
12. POWERTEACHER
Publisher: Pearson School Systems
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: K-12 schools
Price: Free
PowerTeacher is a classroom management solution for the iPad. Teachers can post assignments and grades, access classroom statistics, take notes and communicate with students. However, for use, school districts need to already be using the PowerSchool informations system.
13. TEACHER AIDE PRO
Publisher: In Pocket Solutions
Platform: iOS (requires 2.2 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: $7.99
Teacher Aide Pro is a classroom management app that empowers teachers to take attendance, fill in their gradebooks and communicate with students and parents from their mobile devices.
14. SCREEN VNC
Publisher: Edovia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Those who need to control their computer(s) from their device(s)
Price: $19.99
Forgot your computer at home? Can’t quite bring your PC to class? Have no fear – Screen VNC enables computer-to-device synchronization. With it, users can control far-away computers from the palms of their hands.
15. EDUCREATIONS INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD
Publisher: Educreations
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: Free
Educreations enables users to galvanize presentations with interactive text, diagrams, audio and video.
16. EZPDF READER
Publisher: Unidocs
Platform: Android (requires 2.1 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Anyone who needs an interactive PDF player
Price: $3.99
ezPDF Reader allows users to read, highlight, fill out and take notes in embedded multimedia documents from a mobile device.
17. DRAGON DICTATION
Publisher: Nuance Communications
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to turn speech into text
Price: Free
Dragon Dictation records speech and churns out a reliable text transcription. Dictate ideas, record lectures or simply send an email without typing. But it does require an Internet connection.
18. PENULTIMATE
Publisher: Evernote
Platform: iOS (iPad – iOS 3.2 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants a mobile notebook
Price: $0.99
From the makers of Evernote, the best-selling note-taking app, Penultimateenables users to hand-write thoughts and ideas, take notes, sketch designs and save them all to their iPads.
19. ARTICLES
Publisher: Sophiestication Software
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Mobile Wikipedia users
Price: $4.99/$2.99 (iPhone)
A mobile Wikipedia reading app, Articles furnishes users with an engaging interface to swiftly search and browse Wikipedia’s expansive archives.
20. DOCERI
Publisher: SP Controls
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: Free
Doceri is an interactive whiteboarding and screencasting app — teachers can create and present projects all from their iPads.
21. NEARPOD
Publisher: Panarea
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Teachers & students
Price: Free
With Nearpod, teachers can administer content to their students while controlling the pace and flow of a given lesson, enabling simultaneous student engagement and teacher assessment.
22. WI-FI FINDER 
Publisher: JiWire
Platform: Android (varies with device) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 3.2 or later)
Audience: Anyone seeking a Wi-Fi hotspot
Price: Free
Having trouble finding a nearby internet connection to use one of these exciting mobile apps? Wi-Fi Finder solves that problem, supplying users with maps pinpointing Wi-Fi hotspots, free or otherwise.
23. LEARNIST 
Publisher: Grockit
Platform: iOS (iPad and iPhone)
Audience: Students and teachers of all things
Price: Free
Grockit put out one of our favorite new iOS releases of the year with their app treatment for Learnist, a sort of Pinterest for education. For swapping lesson ideas or teaching or taking quick video lessons on a vast range of topics, this app is all set. We’re eager to see if it hits any new platforms in 2013.

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23 mobile apps educators should watch in 2013

Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives, the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs and hybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play.
Looking back at some of 2012’s most significant app launches and updates, Education Dive assembled a list of a few of the best apps on iOS and Android devices that we think educators should know about for 2013. Some of these are already out in the wild, and some are still twinkles in their developers’ eyes. All of 23 of them stand to be important, however, in the new year:
1. SPIN
Publisher: Net Power & Light
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to learn collaboratively
Price: Free
Spin is bringing interactive learning into the 21st century—the TogetherLearn mobile app allows online learners to virtually recreate traditional classroom elements. Users can pause or fast-forward lectures, skip to another video, write on a digital chalkboard and debate with other users.
2. COURSERA
Publisher: Coursera
Platform: Unreleased
Audience: MOOC participants, presumably
Price: N/A
The coming year will have far-reaching implications for massive open online courses (MOOCs) and, consequently, the future of education. Coursera, the for-profit online learning provider founded by two Stanford University professors, is quickly rising to the top of an emerging market. Coursera, like the other big players, is expected to release a mobile app to sate their technologically adept users. In fact, a job listing on Coursera’s website indicates that the company is currently looking for mobile engineers with iOS expertise. Look for this to be one of the more memorable mobile app developments if something ships in 2013.
3. DESIRE2LEARN CAMPUS APPS
Publisher: Desire2Learn
Platform: Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices
Audience: Students, educators and campus administrators of many types
Price: N/A
Desire2Learn’s suite of options for its campus apps is always evolving. For instance, the company recently added security features from Guardly to its offerings. Look no further than Desire2Learn.com to read more about the grading and campus life options that are already accessible, but read up onDesire2Learn Binder if you want to know more about what to expect in the coming year.
4. UDEMY
Publisher: Udemy
Platform: iPad (with more to come)
Audience: Udemy students & instructors
Price: Free
Udemy’s mobile app already brought online learning to the iPad. Users can take classes, save lectures for offline viewing and interact with other users from their iPads to make the most of the burgeoning online learning experience. Looking ahead, the company just announced $12 million in new funding, and as President and COO Dennis Yang told us, new mobile apps on platforms such as iPhone, Android and Windows devices are going to be a big part of Udemy’s new year plans.
5. VERIVO HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM
Publisher: Verivo
Platform: Android, Apple and Blackberry
Audience: Universities
Price: N/A
Verivo’s platform for higher education furnishes universities with a comprehensive mobile app. Institutions can commission a customizable app that gives students access to grades, schedules, campus alerts and contact directories, among other things. Faculty can use it to track assignments, post a class schedule and communicate with their students while alumni can receive university news, view/post job opportunities and donate with one click.
6. GENIUS SCAN
Publisher: The Grizzly Labs
Platform: Android (requires 2.3 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Anyone in need of an on-the-go scanner
Price: Free (Apple)/$0.99 (Android)
Tired of saving receipts? Hate going to the library to scan one page? Look no further — the Genius Scan app transforms hand-held devices into a mobile scanner to create digital copies of documents.
7. MIND NODE
Publisher: IdeasOnCanvas
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to map out their ideas
Price: $9.99
Mind Node is an elegant mobile mind mapping app with which users can readily structure their ideas.
8. WORDFLEX TOUCH DICTIONARY
Publisher: Schematix
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Audience: English language enthusiasts & anyone looking for just the right word
Price: $11.99
Wordflex Touch Dictionary is a visually engaging mobile dictionary that takes full advantage of the touch-screen platform by giving users the means to sweep through expansive word trees with a flick of the finger.
9. BLACKBOARD MOBILE LEARN
Publisher: Blackboard
Platform: Android (varies with device), iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later) & Blackberry (4.3 or later)
Audience: Students, faculty & administration at Blackboard-friendly institutions
Price: Free
The Blackboard Mobile Learn app brings the Blackboard platform to hand-held devices. Students can access assignments, view grades and engage in discussion boards while professors can post assignments and manage their classes on-the-go. 
10. SOCRATIVE STUDENT CLICKER
Publisher: Socrative
Platform: Android (requires 2.1 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Students & faculty (6-12 & Higher Ed)
Price: Free
The Socrative Student Clicker platform enables a new form of interactive classroom engagement — teachers can create shareable activities, gather feedback and test students all from their mobile devices.
11. VOICETHREAD
Publisher: VoiceThread.com
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.2 or later)
Audience: Preschoolers to professors
Price: Free
VoiceThread is an interactive multimedia app which enables collaborative communication — write, draw and record your thoughts on shared documents, images and videos. Although early versions were met with mixed results, the concept behind VoiceThread has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate in our increasingly digital age.
12. POWERTEACHER
Publisher: Pearson School Systems
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: K-12 schools
Price: Free
PowerTeacher is a classroom management solution for the iPad. Teachers can post assignments and grades, access classroom statistics, take notes and communicate with students. However, for use, school districts need to already be using the PowerSchool informations system.
13. TEACHER AIDE PRO
Publisher: In Pocket Solutions
Platform: iOS (requires 2.2 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: $7.99
Teacher Aide Pro is a classroom management app that empowers teachers to take attendance, fill in their gradebooks and communicate with students and parents from their mobile devices.
14. SCREEN VNC
Publisher: Edovia
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Those who need to control their computer(s) from their device(s)
Price: $19.99
Forgot your computer at home? Can’t quite bring your PC to class? Have no fear – Screen VNC enables computer-to-device synchronization. With it, users can control far-away computers from the palms of their hands.
15. EDUCREATIONS INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD
Publisher: Educreations
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: Free
Educreations enables users to galvanize presentations with interactive text, diagrams, audio and video.
16. EZPDF READER
Publisher: Unidocs
Platform: Android (requires 2.1 or later) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Anyone who needs an interactive PDF player
Price: $3.99
ezPDF Reader allows users to read, highlight, fill out and take notes in embedded multimedia documents from a mobile device.
17. DRAGON DICTATION
Publisher: Nuance Communications
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants to turn speech into text
Price: Free
Dragon Dictation records speech and churns out a reliable text transcription. Dictate ideas, record lectures or simply send an email without typing. But it does require an Internet connection.
18. PENULTIMATE
Publisher: Evernote
Platform: iOS (iPad – iOS 3.2 or later)
Audience: Anyone who wants a mobile notebook
Price: $0.99
From the makers of Evernote, the best-selling note-taking app, Penultimateenables users to hand-write thoughts and ideas, take notes, sketch designs and save them all to their iPads.
19. ARTICLES
Publisher: Sophiestication Software
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 5.1 or later)
Audience: Mobile Wikipedia users
Price: $4.99/$2.99 (iPhone)
A mobile Wikipedia reading app, Articles furnishes users with an engaging interface to swiftly search and browse Wikipedia’s expansive archives.
20. DOCERI
Publisher: SP Controls
Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later)
Audience: Teachers
Price: Free
Doceri is an interactive whiteboarding and screencasting app — teachers can create and present projects all from their iPads.
21. NEARPOD
Publisher: Panarea
Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 4.3 or later)
Audience: Teachers & students
Price: Free
With Nearpod, teachers can administer content to their students while controlling the pace and flow of a given lesson, enabling simultaneous student engagement and teacher assessment.
22. WI-FI FINDER 
Publisher: JiWire
Platform: Android (varies with device) & iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – requires iOS 3.2 or later)
Audience: Anyone seeking a Wi-Fi hotspot
Price: Free
Having trouble finding a nearby internet connection to use one of these exciting mobile apps? Wi-Fi Finder solves that problem, supplying users with maps pinpointing Wi-Fi hotspots, free or otherwise.
23. LEARNIST 
Publisher: Grockit
Platform: iOS (iPad and iPhone)
Audience: Students and teachers of all things
Price: Free
Grockit put out one of our favorite new iOS releases of the year with their app treatment for Learnist, a sort of Pinterest for education. For swapping lesson ideas or teaching or taking quick video lessons on a vast range of topics, this app is all set. We’re eager to see if it hits any new platforms in 2013.

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Smartphones And Social Media – The Everyday Life Of Today’s Connected Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Well, if you’re of a certain age, chances are that you reach for your phone. Cisco surveyed 3,600 college students and workers aged 18-30 across 18 countries and discovered that nine out of ten respondents check their smartphones for updates in email, texts and social media sites, often before they get out of bed.
And this continues throughout the day. 85 percent of women and 63 percent of men compulsively check their smartphones for text, emails or social media updates, and more than 40 percent of respondents would go through a “withdrawal” effect and “would feel anxious, like part of me was missing,” if they couldn’t check their smartphones constantly.
And it’s not just the Gen-Y members who are addicted – 40 percent of IT professionals said that they check their smartphones at least every 10 minutes.

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