Stimulate your students’ creativity with Story Patch, a new application for the iPad that children can use to create their own picture books. With hundreds of included images, easy-to-use controls, and the ability to import photos, your students will be creating fun and engaging stories in no time. This app is compatible with iPad, requires iOS 3.2 or later, and costs $2.99.
Zite is a free personalized magazine for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it. Zite delivers all the great news, articles, blogs, and videos you want – and helps you discover new things that you’ll love. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Selected by Apple as the #1 News App in 2011.
Frog Dissection offers a scientifically accurate and greener alternative for teaching dissection in the classroom. It’s suitable for middle school students (and up) who are learning about organs and organ systems as part of their life science curriculum. This app offers 3D imaging, step-by-step instructions with voice over, and information about frogs’ organs, organ cycle, classification, lifecycle. This app is available on iPad for around $3.99. Find more information at http://frogvirtualdissection.com/.
From National Geographic comes the GeoBee Challenge App! Available for iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, Android™, and NOOK Color™ this app allows students to try their hand at answering geography questions from around the globe! Complete with beautiful maps, students will have a multiple choice round, a map challenge round, and a bonus round! Some of the very same questions that are asked during the National Geographic Bee contest are on this app! This app generally costs around $1.99. Find it at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/apps/ or in your app store!
Splashtop Whiteboard allows teachers and students to turn their Android tablet or iPad into an interactive whiteboard. Once connected to their computer over Wi-Fi, they can watch Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control PC and Mac applications, then annotate lesson content from an Android tablet or iPad. Splashtop Whiteboard offers users of existing interactive whiteboards—such as Mimeo, Mobi, Promethean, Polyvision, or SMART Technologies—a way to extend their investment by accessing their tools from anywhere in the class (all four corners of the room!) without using wireless slates. This app costs anywhere from $2.99 to $9.99 and can be used with iPad iOS 4.0 & up and Android 3.1 & up.