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Apps for Learning


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Preface Introduction Apps at a Glance: Quick Reference Chart I. Utility Apps 1. Atomic Web Browser 2. Box.net 3. GoodReader 4. Print nShare II. General Apps 5. Adobe Photoshop PSExpress 6. Dragon Dictation 7. eClicker Host/eClicker 8. Evernote 9. Garage Band 10. Google Earth 11. iBooks 12. iMovie 13. iThoughtsHD 14. iTranslate/iTranslate Plus 15. Keynote 16. Keynote Remote 17. Lynkee 2 QR Barcode Reader 18. Note Taker HD 19. Numbers 20. Pages 21. Skype 22. TED 23. Teleprompt+ 24. Whiteboard HD 25. Wikihood/Wikihood Plus III. Specialty Apps 26. Algebra Touch 27. Comic Touch/Comic Touch Lite 28. EMD PTE 29. Frog Dissection 30. gFlashPro 31. iMathematics 32. Manual for the United States of America 33. NASA App HD 34. Play2Learn 35. Rory's Story Cube 36. Shmoop 37. Stack the States/Stack the Countries 38. StoryKit 39. VideoScience 40. World Factbook Index

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Learn more about Harry Dickens' PD offerings Harry Dickens is an Instructional Technology Consultant for several school districts in Arkansas and other states. Previously, he was the Technology Director for the Arkansas Public School Resource Center. Prior to his position at the center, Harry was a classroom teacher in Texarkana and El Dorado, Arkansas. He left the classroom to become the instructional technology director for the Texarkana School District. Harry teaches professional development classes on infusing technology into instruction throughout Arkansas, as well as at national conferences. He is a member of the core Technology Infused Education (TIE) team, a technology group of more than 100 instructional technology trainers in Arkansas. Harry is also a member of the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL), which is a cadre of administrators that contributes new technology resources and provides orientation and training sessions throughout the state. He is currently serving on the Arkansas State technology planning committee and is chairing the teaching and learning subcommittee. Harry believes that receiving education content extends beyond district or state boundaries. He also believes we must embrace mobile technologies as a teaching tool, as well as a delivery mechanism for relevant content for classrooms. Harry has a wife named Quita and two young sons, Harrison and Jordan. Andrew Churches is a teacher and ICT enthusiast. He teaches at Kristin School on Auckland's North Shore, a school with a mobile computing program that sees students with personal mobile devices and laptops. He is an edublogger, wiki author, and innovator. In 2008, Andrew's wiki, Educational Origami, was nominated for the Edublogs Best Wiki awards. He contributes to a number of web sites and blogs including Techlearning, Spectrum Education magazine, and the Committed Sardine Blog. Andrew believes that to prepare our students for the future we must prepare them for change and teach them to question, think, adapt, and modify.


"With the push for a technology-centered classroom, it is useful to have a book such as this one to help teachers navigate through the applications available to determine their usefulness in the classroom." -- Melody L. Aldrich, Teacher
"The authors clearly describe the apps and highlight connections between classroom instruction and student learning." -- Sally Bennett, Curriculum Coordinator
"The chapters provide comprehensive information on each app including the subject areas, cost (if any), developer address, background information, and how to use the specific app. This is an important contribution to the myriad resources available for teachers who like to use technology in their classroom." -- Karen Chenoweth, Assistant Principal
"The authors encourage educators to think outside of personal comfort zones to capitalize on young learners' inquisitiveness." -- Judith A. Rogers, Mathematics Specialist
"This is a very important resource for teachers. The authors offer many creative uses for these apps, the ideas are easy to implement and are sure to increase student engagement and excitement about learning. An outstanding asset for the teacher who wants to build a foundational toolkit that will support 21st Century learning." -- Sara J. Stewart, Instructional Technology Project Facilitator

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