Free iOS App: Shadow Puppet

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

 

Description

Easily create videos in the classroom! Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. 30+ lesson ideas supporting Common Core make it easy to get started!

***Best Edtech of 2014. “A must-have app for elementary classrooms.” – Graphite | Common Sense Media ***

**2014 Best App for Teaching & Learning – American Association of School Librarians**
**Featured by Apple as Best App for Middle School for 5 months!**

STUDENTS CAN:
∙ Present a project or describe an experience
∙ Search Library of Congress, NASA, Met Museum, maps for images to explain an idea
∙ Develop digital storytelling skills
∙ Demonstrate understanding of a concept for assessment
∙ Improve speaking skills or practice reading aloud

TEACHERS CAN:
∙ Create mini-lessons for blended learning or flipped classroom
∙ Develop more engaging prompts for assignments or discussions
∙ Provide examples of final projects

APP FEATURES:
+ Use photos and video clips from camera roll
∙ Up to 100 items per video and up to 30 minutes long

+ Built-in search for images and maps
∙ Educational Image Search: Library of Congress, NASA, Met Museum of Art, British Library
∙ Maps Search: Search and clip images from maps and satellite maps
∙ Automatic image credits added to end of videos to cite sources
∙ Safe search enabled
∙ Option for administrators to disable image search

+ Record voiceover narration, add music, or both
∙ Record voiceover as you flip through your photos
∙ Choose one of our background songs or a song from iTunes library

+ Add text titles
∙ Choose font, color, size, position, and animation

+ Draw on screen and interact with your images as you record
∙ Draw with pointer tools
∙ Zoom in/out, pan, swipe between images

+ Easy sharing – no app needed to view!
∙ Send via email to parents, student, or colleagues
∙ Upload to Seesaw, iCloud, Drive, Dropbox, and more
∙ Embed on website or blog
∙ Share to Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram
∙ Option for administrators to disable parental gates for sharing

+ Video export with optional HD export
∙ Automatically saves .mp4 video file to camera roll

+ 30+ activity ideas right in the app
∙ Find ideas for English, language arts, history, science, math, art, and foreign language that support the Common Core
∙ Easily adapt ideas to your students’ learning level and your curriculum

+ Pairs with Apple TV
∙ Watch and create videos on the big screen for all students to see

30+ ACTIVITY IDEAS SUPPORT COMMON CORE:
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2-4.5: Create audio recordings of stories or poems
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5-12.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media to express information and enhance understanding of presentations
∙ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6: Use technology to produce and publish writing

WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING:
“Great app. Intuitive interface. Students loved hearing/seeing their voice+words+pics. Definitely upgraded their text-only narratives.” – Mr. Garvin, 7th/8th Grade Teacher

“The students absolutely enjoy this app! It’s AMAZING to use in the classroom. It’s great to see a student sitting in the hallway listening back to her own work.” – Ms. Laidlaw, 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Shadow Puppet Edu is licensed for school use. If you’re not an educator or student, please check out our other app, Shadow Puppet. 

*** We’re here to help! Contact us with any questions at feedback@get-puppet.com or tweet @puppet ***

Deep Dive into Google Keep

Written by Clint Stephens on . Posted in Android Apps, Computer Apps, iOS Apps, Mobile Apps, Tutorials

You may not have heard of Google Keep, but you NEED to know about it. Keep is an incredible and easy to use tool for organizing all of the bits of information busy educators tend to collect whenever, wherever, that always seems to get lost. Keep allows you to bring together notes, links, photos, really anything you can grab with your computer, tablet and phone! Beyond gathering and organizing your digital ‘stuff,’ you can share your notes, collaborate with others, set reminders… even drag-n-drop text and photos into your Google Docs! Review the slides below, watch Google Keep in action in Chrome and on a mobile device, and start to make Google Keep an integral part of your daily workflow.

Video Demo of Google Keep in Action:

Free iOS App Today: Air Radio Tune

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id546375442?mt=8

 

 

Description

Air radio tune provides a quick and easy way to listen to thousands of streaming Internet radio stations and free music on your iPhone,iPad and iPod. Listen the most important of the large collection of music, news, sports and speaking stations worldwide. Over 30,000 radio stations in great quality, of any genre and style. Create playlists of favorites to your liking and direction.
Watch video on facebook.com/airradiotune and vk.com/airradiotune.

– Access to more than 30,000 radio stations on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
– Multitasking supports background audio playback so you can listen while doing other things.
– Search for an artist and name of the station.
– Update stations from internet.
– Organize a list of your favorite stations.
– Supports broadband streams.
– Scanning stations with the established interval.
– Set buffering timer.
– Add, edit and delete your own stations.
– Album and artist information displayed when available.
– Time-shifting with live streams:rewind and fast forward back to "live".
– MP3 "on demand" file streaming with time-shifting features.
– Support for MP3, AAC, and AAC+ v1 (also called HE AAC), and HE AACv2 audio streams.
– Add custom URLs – pls, m3u, mp3 and AAC direct link.
– Automatic handling of interruptions due to incoming phone calls or audio from other apps.
– Music visualizer: see the animations react to the music.
– Information about the free RAM and free storage.
– AirPlay support – stream the music wirelessly to other AirPlay compatible devices.
– Setting of memory for audio packets.
– Defines the amount of audio playback time.
– Local radio stations from China, USA, UK, Russia, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic and Denmark.

Want to learn more about air radio tune?
Find us on facebook.com/airradiotune
Write us airadioiphone@gmail.com

 

Free iOS App Today: WiTOP HD – High Speed Remote Desktop App

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id657309900?mt=8

 

 

 

Description

All new WiTop with guaranteed connectivity. WiTop is one of the easiest and fastest remote desktop application to access your Windows PC from your iPad. It is 15X faster than VNC and RDP!

Access your PC from anywhere in your home, classroom or office with this blazing fast remote desktop app. You’ll first need to install the necessary company software from http://daimtech.com/witop.html. Then fire up WiTop on your iPad and connect. The app offers complete mouse control and a fully functional keyboard. 

You can use WiTop to access your computer on the local network with best video streaming performance. You can view and edit Microsoft Office and PDF files. You can browse the internet using IE, Chrome, and Firefox with full features offered by Windows on PC. You can also play games on PC with full control offered by WiTop and more!

Use WiTop as remote control for your PC while delivering live lectures or during presentations. Record all your activity with recording pack and store in photo album for later use. 

WiTop is fully compatible with all PC applications and offers easy to learn and use gestures to access your PC. It also offers amazing display quality without compromising on speed. It is an ideal application for home users as well as for commercial use. 

Features

-See full 32 bit color display.
-Realtime PC access for video streaming and gaming
-Easy to use gestures for full PC control
-Complete mouse controls through easy to learn and use gestures
-Authentication based security
-Guaranteed connectivity with manual discover
-Two auto discovery modes

Notes:

1. Install latest WiTop Streamer version 2.0.0 on your PC (Windows 8, Windows 7,Vista and XP). Download for free from http://daimtech.com/witop.html

2. WiTop streamer is highly optimized and runs well even on Pentium 4.

Please join our YouTube channel "DaimTech" for demo and tutorials.

WiTop HD is a member app of DaimTech's e-learning program. Please visit http://daimtech.com/e-learning.html for more details.

Free iOS App Today: Art in Motion

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id385456596?mt=8

 

 

 

Description

(FREE for a limited time!)

(This description was written many years ago so it's a bit anachronistic but we're keeping it because it's all still true!)

Art in Motion is a new kind of art application. It’s based on the idea that art should evolve with technology. The iPad is the best multi-touch device on the market, and it is packed with huge processing power. Standard drawing can be very fun, but it hardly makes full use of these advancements in technology.

How does Art in Motion compare to standard drawing?
• With Art in Motion you create a scene instead of a painting.
• Instead of drawing mountains, or trees, you customize and add orbs to your scene.
• Instead of looking at your drawing, you watch your orbs come alive.
• Unlike a painting, there is motion and life in your creation. You can even interact with your scene.  
• In a painting colors don’t change, in the scene colors fade and flow constantly.


What are some examples of scenes I can create?
• By adding many small orbs with little friction and bounce, you can create a water effect. It can slosh around realistically as you tilt your iPad.
• You can create a large orb with gravity, and many smaller ones. Watch them as they orbit around like comets flying around a star. 
• You can create a scene where brilliant colors follow your fingers as you touch the screen. 
• You can create a scene where you fling fireworks with your fingers and watch them explode into beautiful colors.


Features
• Powerful physics engine
• 20 bundled scenes (to play with and study)
• Intuitive interface for creating new scenes of your own
• Full multi-touch support, so all 10 fingers can play at once
• Many settings allowing for unique and one of a kind scenes
• Clear documentation
• VGA out support

What are people saying about it?
• "… very organic, smooth, I like it a lot!" Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater!
• “It’s what they would use on board the USS Enterprise for entertainment” G. C.
• "Be prepared to melt away hours of your night!" J. S.
• “Every iPad owner should have this app, there’s nothing like it!” C. K.

Art in Motion Support

What's New in Version 1.1

Updated icon
Added new visual orb mode – Sparkle
Fixed future iOS compatibility