Appy Hour!

Great Websites and Apps to Help Students Learn and Share Their Learning

Name of Website or App

Short Description

Example

Cost

My Brainshark
Create slideshows,
upload videos that can be embedded,
narrate powerpoint presentations,
narrate documents,
produce podcasts

Free!
Animoto
Turn your pictures into videos with music

Free for Teachers!
(Scroll to bottom of
Homepage and click on
'Education')
Create-a-Graph
Easily create graphs and charts by entering data
Davies_line_graph.jpg
Free!
Blabberize
Create Talking Pictures

Free!
Advanced Google Image Search
Find copyright released photos for student use
Change "Usage Rights" on the bottom of the page to 'Free to Use or Share'**
Free!
Book Creator iPad App
Easy app to create iBooks
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByPHdBrY4q_LVDM0YUs1TzdrYVk/edit?usp=sharing
(Viewable on iBooks app on iPad or iPhone)
Free app - 1 book
$4.99 app - Unlimited books
Apps Gone Free
Gives an update each day of paid apps that
are free for a limited time. Some are educational,
some are not.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apps-gone-free-best-daily/id470693788?mt=8
Free!
My Script Calculator
Calculates the answers to math problems that
students draw on iPad/iPhone screen
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myscript-calculator/id578979413?mt=8
Free!
Timetoast
Create timelines, embed them on the web (blogs, wikis)

Free!
Delicious
Online bookmarking tool - your bookmarked links
follow you anywhere you have internet access. Links
can be tagged so that it's easy to keep track of them
www.delicious.com/wase5
Free!
StoryBird
Create short, art inspired stories that can be shared.
Teachers can create student accounts under their name
and see all student work.

Free!
My StoryMaker
My StoryMaker lets you control characters and objects -- and it creates sentences for you! Or, you can enter your own words. Once you are done with your story, you can print it out.
Not able to be embedded
Free!
Lulu
Self-Publish your own books (hardcover or eBook).

This content requires Adobe Flash Player version 8.0.0 or greater. Get Flash


You set the cost of
your book, Lulu takes
the cost of publishing
from your proceeds.
Fotoflexer
Resize, edit, create effects, etc. to photos. Like a free, online photoshop.
Before:
DSCF0299[1].jpg
After:
RCRainbow3.jpg
Free!
Tagxedo
Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text

Free!
Wordle
Simple to use word cloud generator
Wordle: Kindergarten Blog
Free!
EduCreations
Create and share amazing video lessons with your iPad (app) or Browser

Free!
Prezi
Presentation tool - Like Powerpoint, but way cooler and more dynamic
Also available as an iPad app

Free!
Make Beliefs Comix
Easiest to use comic strip creator. Comics cannot be embedded. (Can be shared online
by taking screenshot, saving, and uploading). How to take a screenshot:
http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/
Comix.JPG
Free!
ScreenCast-o-Matic
Allows you to create screencasts - video of your screen while you explain what you are doing.

Free!
Symbaloo
Online Bookmarking site that allows you to create visual groups of links.

Free!
ABCya! Annimate
Create your own .GIF annimations
animation.gif
Free!
PuppetPals App
Pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id342076546?mt=8
Free!
CuePrompter
Free Online Teleprompter
Not able to be embedded
Free!
Remind101
Free and safe text messaging for teachers
remind_1.jpg
Free!
StoryBoard That
Create Storyboards either collaboratively or individually

Free for limited
use, $4.99 per
month for education account
Socrative
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, computers, and tablets

Free!
Edmodo
Safe, secure, closed social network for students and their teachers. Allows students to communicate with teacher and class, but not 1 to 1.

Free!
Lino - Website/App
Online bullitin board creator. Embeddable in wikis/blogs. Collaborative - students can build
boards together.

Free!
Popplet - Website/App
Collaborative mind-mapping (visual organizer) tool
Earth.jpg
Free!
Voki
Create speaking avatars and use them as an effective learning tool.

Free!
BibMe
Fast and easy bibliography and citation creator.

Free!
SurveyMonkey
Easily create surveys that can be shared. Good for gathering data and/or for
quick formative assessment to see what students know.
Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.

Free!
GlogsterEDU
Create digital posters that can have pictures, videos, and podcasts embedded.

Free!
Night Zookeeper
Create an animal for the Night Zoo, then write a story about your animal. Cannot be embedded (that I saw.) Can take a screenshot to add to blogs/wikis. Also available as an iPad app.
Night Zookeeper.JPG
Free - Website
£0.69 - App (appx
99 cents)
AudioBoo
Your students have a lot to say! Capture their thoughts by giving them access to Audioboo - the easiest, simplest way to let your students express themselves and share their voices with you, their peers and their families. Can make individual podcasts, teacher recorded review podcasts, or whole class recordings.