Apps for teachers: Mostly free
by National Hall of Fame Teacher Alan Haskvitz
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/profiles/h/alan-haskvitz.html

Using Android or iPod cell phone applications in the classroom is easy to do, but finding good ones is very difficult and time consuming. Since there are apparently new ones coming out daily my recommendation is to check through these large collections using your “find” feature to locate those that have the ingredients you need most. Most of the apps listed are free, but some carry a charge. Use the Internet to harvest opinions about what others say about a particular application before purchasing.

Another good one is a listing of 20 good ones for teachers.
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-apps-for-teachers-education/

Using applications in the classroom is very challenging, especially with nearly 40 students in some rooms. I suggest that you only use one and hook that up to an overhead for sharing. It would be nice to build learning centers around them, but the monitoring of them would be a huge challenge.

The future is clearly in your hands, pun intended, and the creation of applications is just beginning to show some maturity. For the most part they are silly games or material you could easily live without. But in some cases they offer a change for you to add depth to lessons, make individualizing lesson much easier, and save on the cost of supplementary materials.

One of the most useful apps is from Awesome Stories and it is called the Story Builder. It enables students to use primary and secondary resources to create stories, reach conclusions, and it is applicable to various subject matter.
https://www.awesomestories.com/search/full/app

Best Free apps
Wide variety of topics
https://play.google.com/store/apps/category/EDUCATION/collection/topselling_free

Top Free 50 from Apple
http://www.appstoreapps.com/top-50-free-education-apps/

Best Free Educational Software
An interesting array of all levels
http://www.techsupportalert.com/view/educational

Free application list site
http://www.ifreeware.net/tag-education.html

Android applications for teachers
http://www.mguhlin.org/2010/07/free-education-apps-for-android-os.html

Free phonics app
http://www.bestappsforkids.com/category/apps-for-education/language-arts-english/phonics-apps/

Curriki
Great site that enables teachers to share ideas, resources, and lessons. Exceptionally useful.
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome.

Edmodo
An improvement over Twitter for teachers and students to share information. Private. Must register.
http://www.edmodo.com/

DOC Cop
Send work to be checked for plagiarism. Takes a while to master.
http://www.doccop.com/index.html?nc=41078331
Also
Plagiarism Detect. May have charges to use.
http://www.plagiarismdetect.com
Footnote
Millions of copies of original historical documents located in the Library of Congress and other government resources.
https://www.loc.gov/apps/
Note taking app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.demo.notepad3

GlogsterEDU
An interesting sharing site for most curriculum areas. This is a fun site to see what other teachers are doing and share yours. You can make your own multimedia presentations online. Check for costs.
edu.glogster.com

Brain Tuner
Challenges your brain. Great for early finishers.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-brain-training-apps,review-2267.html

Cliff Notes on the Go
Read quick/simplified versions of classic literature.
http://www.appsafari.com/productivity/9292/cliffnotes-to-go/

History
Mainly encyclopedic type facts related to history.
(http://www.appsafari.com/productivity/8557/ihistory/)

QuickVoice :
Quick Voice
Enables you to record your thoughts.
http://gizmodo.com/5029348/iphone-apps-we-like-quickvoice-voice-recorder-is-great-for-field-journos

BookShelf
Turns an iPhone into a book reader. Charge
http://iphone.iusethis.com/app/bookshelf

iPresident
Information on all US presidents.
http://iphoneteacher.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/ipresident-app-review/

Words of the World
Learn new word every day.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-words/id505156684?mt=8

Best free apps for Language Arts
http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/62720.aspx

Best free apps for Mathematical
http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/63422.aspx?p=2

Best apps for science and social studies
http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/64593.aspx

Best apps for working with autistic students
http://www.parents.com/kids/development/intellectual/best-apps-for-kids-with-autism/

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