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  Science 360 - Video, Images, News

  Science 360 Radio - 24 Hour Audio Programming from NSF

  Leafsnap - Electronic Field Guide

24 Cool Free Science Apps

Best Apps For Learning

Best iOS Apps for Mobile Learning

115 FREE Educational APPS for iPAD #edapps #homeschool

Video Creation Apps

WeVideocapture and edit videos on the go; create amazing photo-stories and slideshows using the images you have in your gallery or the ones you have captured by the app. WeVideo provides a slew of interesting tools to edit your creations including : adding effects to movies, a set of pre-made themes, add titles and captions, add music and audio. The finished product can be shared through popular social media websites.

Knowmia Teach free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers and their students; create short video lessons on any subject and publish them on so students, other teachers and the public can find them. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to bring in visual aids from multiple sources, organize them in steps and use your own voice and fingers to bring your lesson to life. You can design each step in the lesson, record illustrations as you draw them, and create sophisticated animation sequences with a simple stroke of a finger. 

YouTube Captureallows users to record videos and upload them instantly and right from their iPad or phones and Instagram.

Explain Everythingan easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Using Explain Everything, you will be able to create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.

Animotocreate simple and beautiful videos that combine text, soundtrack and images. Animoto provides more than 1000 soundtracks from different musical genres which you can access in their music library and use in your videos. You can also use your iPad camera to take photos or use the ones already stored in your camera roll. Other features that Animoto provides to users include over 50 different video styles to choose from, the ability to add captions to your photos, trim video clips and create title cards.

Tellagamia mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami.  Create a Gami in 3 easy steps:  Customize a character,  and choose your background,  Record your voice or type a message for your character to say., Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email.

iMoviecreate beautiful movies, and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater. And with the iMovie extension, it’s fast and fun to make every video more memorable — right in the Photos app.

Misc. Apps

Google Apps for Education

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General Education Apps

  AppStart - The Ultimate iPad starter guide

  AppoLearning - Find the best educational apps by level or topic

  Audio Note - Record, share, annotate, insert photos, free write, color code

 Class Dogo - Classroom management

 EasyBib - Citation & Research Tool

  iTunes University - Books, Apps, Free Courses, Handouts

  Qrafter Pro - Read & create QRodes

  Three Ring - Write, record, video, audio, take a picture & upload to share

 Turnitin - Plagiarism prevention and citation tool

  Wattpad - youtube for books; upload student stories

Presentation Apps



Knowmia Teach


SimpleMind (Mindmapping)

Prezi for Education



Haiku Deck




Backup Notability to Google Drive

Backing up Notability to Google Drive

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Data loss is a real and present concern when using any device, never mind a mobile device. Breakage, loss, or catastrophic software failure can all mean that you lose all local data. We’d like to avoid this.

To that end, this guide is designed to help you set up an automatic backup from Notability to Google Drive. This means that every note and folder in your Notability app on your iPad will be uploaded to Google Drive for safe keeping. In a worst-case scenario, your data stays safe and protected on Google’s servers to easily be retrieved later.

Please note – You should continue to use Notability to edit the documents you had been working on in the Notability app. This process simply provides an automatic back up of your Notability notes.

Step 1: Go into your Google Drive app.

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Step 2: Click the Plus symbol in the upper right corner of the Drive app.


Step 3: Choose “New Folder” from the list of options.


Step 4: Name the folder something reasonable.


Step 5: You should now see the folder in your Google Drive app.


Step 6: Go into your Notability app and click the small gear in the lower right corner.


Step 7: Choose “Automatic Backups” and select “Google Drive” from the options.


Step 8: Select the correct folder for the backups (the folder you created above in Google Drive).


That’s it. It will take some time to sync – especially the first time that you sync – but you will end up with a .pdf of every Notability note you have safely stored in your Google Drive.

Welcome to having your data safe.


  Math Snacks - Teaches concepts with comic strips

  Morpholio Trace

  Math Pad

  Interactive Integers



  Destiny Quest

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