iPad Applications for Middle School

SCIENCE

Pocket Anatomy –  $6.99 Visualize, hear and understand how the human heart works in 2D

SOCIAL STUDIES

Gettysburg – 60 high quality photos and drawings, 10 maps and 10 first-hand accounts and 6 minute movie summary. Reading of the Gettysburg address by President Lincoln

World History Documents – 350 primary source documents and speeches written throughout the course of world history. Documents range from the Bible to Obama’s Nobel Acceptance Speech as well as 19 audio and video recordings of famous speeches.

Civil War America’s Epic Struggle – 1,000 high-resolution photos, over an hour of multimedia presentations, 100 maps, most importantly, first hand accounts, biographies and text articles.

MATH

Pi83 Graphing Calculator $0.99

Quick Graph – Plots high quality 2D and 3D mathematical expressions. Graphs can be shaded custom colors and int the 3D the lighting is enabled to demonstrate depth

Middle School Math – Good for the classroom and practice at home for ages 11-14. Game based learning. Poking Cavemen – practice ordering fractions, decimal numbers and integers  by poking cavemen as they scramble around the screen. Data Magnet, crate surveys and then question your friends before generating graphs to display data. Pinpoint Plotter, a series of coordinates on a  Cartesian Plane to form animals. Place Value – read numbers and then drag digits to their correct position on a place value chart. The Algebra Vault – practice solving one and two step equations by performing basic operations to isolate a variable.  This is a good YouTube Video demonstrating some of the features

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

Shareboard – enables joint cooperation of all devices. iPHone, iPod, iPad and Macbook.

Board Cam –  $1.99 transforms iPad2 into an enhanced document camera or  visualizer.

Dropbox – a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website.

BROADCAST MEDIA

DJ Soundbox Pro – $0.99 A sound sampler that will play sound effects that could be used for a news show or similar broadcast media.

 

 

Ipromt – provides a scrolling tele- prompt

 

ART

ArtRage – $6.99 with a forum full of suggestions.Easy to use painting and drawing tools that work just like the real thing. Allows you to record what you are painting. You can trace drawings and pin photographs right next to your canvas for easy reference without compromising the size of your palatte.
Let’s create pottery – £4.99 Great movie on the company web site that demonstrates this app in action. Click on the link to play the movie. Here are some examples of creations that are featured on the gallery produced by iDreams the software app company. The app can make cups, vases, and plates. Students receive points for being creative and can be used to add features.

HOMEWORK AND ORGANISATION

iHomework – use on any of the mac devices iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Macbook. Enter homework assignments, course and teach info, important tasks, organize reading assignments and tasks,  sync all your devices. This is a great ‘how to video’


LANGUAGE ARTS

Cartoon Studio – multimedia cartoons.

 

 

Strip Designer – Another brand of comic design

 

 

MUSIC

Miso Music – learn to play the guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo & mandolin. Here is an interesting You tube movie on the features of this app.

SoundGrid live! £1.99 – Create sounds by touch screen, install additional samples and add voices for free.

Watch the demonstration to find out more

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