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Recommended App: Water Cycle HD

Water Cycle HD iconRecently, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014.  The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

Water Cycle HD is one of these apps.  The app is very visual and interactive – students can view photographs and videos that describe all stage of the water cycle.  While students learn the basics of the water cycle, they also learn about how it impacts life on Earth.  AASL says, “the content correlates to Common Core Science Standards.”

At $1.99, the iOS-only app is a great investment for students K-5.  Here is a screenshot from the app (you can see more screenshots on the App Store):

Water Cycle HD

 

For more apps, check out our 2014 Recommended App archive!

Recommended App: Notability

Notability iconRecently, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014.  The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

One of these apps is Notability.  This app allows students and educators to take notes and add to them – through writing, drawing, annotating, and even voice recordings.  This encourages students to mark up their texts with notes for themselves, creating a better understanding of their readings.  AASL suggests, “students might also create portfolios of their work throughout the year.”  Even Apple uses this app: “We rely on this sleek powerful note-taker to annotate documents, record lectures, sketch illustrations, and more.”

At $2.99 the app is a great value.  It is recommended for grades 3-12 and is available on iOS only.  Learn more about Notability through this tutorial:

For more apps, check out our 2014 Recommended App archive!

Recommended App: Brian Cox's Wonders of Life

Wonder of LifeRecently, the AASL came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014.  The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

One of these apps is Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life.  AASL says that Brian Cox “will appeal to young students and he presents the information in a way that makes you just sit and watch.  You become mesmerized.”  The crisp images and 3D capabilities will hold the attention of students while learning science, math, and social studies concepts.

The app is only available for iOS at $4.99 and is recommended for 3rd through 12th graders.  Check out the promotional video:

For more apps, check out our 2014 Recommended App archive!

Recommended App: Duolingo

DuoLingoRecently, the AASL came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014.  The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

Duolingo is one such app.  The app encourages students to learn another language by rewarding points for correct translations.  The app starts off easy and is simple to use.  AASL provides a tip: use the app along with geography lessons to get students interested in learning another language!

The app is free and is available on iOS and Google Play.  It is recommended for 3rd through 12th graders.  Check out the promotional video:

For more apps, check out our 2014 Recommended App archive!