Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Do You Have a Favorite Edu-App?



Do you use educational apps in your classroom?  I would love to be able to do so much more with technology than I already do, but we know there are limitations due to budget constraints and other issues.

However, there are tons of awesome edu-apps out there and hopefully as we continue on down the road, there will be better funding available to make use of these edu-apps more widespread!

With that in mind I'm linking up with the Edu-apps Linky Party at The Learning Curve.  Jane had a wonderful idea with this one!

Here are 2 of my favorite apps for my iPad2.

{Science360}



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{description from iTunes}

Description

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

If you have questions or comments, or if you are an NSF-funded researcher and would like to have your images or video included in the app, contact science360app@nsf.gov.

Features:

- Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
- Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
- Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
- Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
- Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
- Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
- With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again


The images and videos are A.MAZ.ING on this app...AND it's FREE!!!


{Middle School Math 7th Grade}



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{description from iTunes}

Description

Here's a fun way to practice your middle school math skills.

Guide the monkey down the ladders to the end of a level. Answer questions correctly to keep going.

Math topics included are:

Negative Numbers
Absolute Value
Order of Operations

There are three levels of difficult for each topic. Replay levels to improve your scores and compete against your friends using Game Center leader boards and achievements. Email your progress to your teacher.

Attention Teachers: Contact us to find out about free reporting tools on our web site for showing the progress of your entire class.

This one reminds me a lot of Donkey Kong {if you're old enough to remember that one}.  The level of integer problems is appropriate for 7th Grade and more, in my opinion!

Head on over to The Learning Curve and link up today!


Enjoy :)

Making It {and smiling},









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