App of the Week – Cogi – Notes & Voice Recorder

This week’s app of the week is Cogi – Notes & Voice Recorder, a note-taking, call recorder, transcription and productivity app for Android. According to the description found in its Google Play page “Cogi is an easy-to-use, free and ad-free note taking and voice recording app that allows you to capture the important parts of meetings, lectures and conversations, all while remaining completing engaged, listening to what’s being said. Augment the important voice notes with images, text and tags to completely capture the key elements of a meeting or lecture. Cogi’s the next evolution in note taking, allowing you to record key ideas without writing the notes down.” To download […]

APP OF THE WEEK – IFTTT

If this then that (IFTTT) is one of the most amazing services and apps out there (yes, I am very biased about it because it is indispensable for my life) where you create connections or recipes between all accounts you have. According to its website, you use Channels  (Facebook, Evernote, Email, Calendar) with Triggers (the “this” of the title – such as “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook) and Actions (the “that” – which can be “send me a text” or “save it to a dropbox folder”). Each of those are “Ingredients” in a “Recipe” which you can share or that you can use from other IFTTT users. To download […]

App of the Week – Swipes

Swipes is a free Mailbox-like app that integrates with Evernote and is a great task management app. The integration with Evernote allows for users to attach Evernote notes to tasks and checkbox items from Evernote can be added as action steps within the Swipes app. To download it for the iPhone for free click HERE. To download it for the iPad for free click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE and sign up for the Beta version that is out. To get Swipes for the web click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom […]

App of the Week – SnagFilms

The app of the week this week is a good resource app. It is called SnagFilms and provides users with free access to award winning movies and documentaries. It could be a great resource for films and prompts for critical thinking activities in the classroom. To download it for iOS for free click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE.To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas […]

App of the Week – Word Lens

Word Lens is a wonderful and NOW FREE app that uses augmented reality to live translate text in different languages. It allows for real-time translation even without network connectivity. To download it for iOS click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE. Note that for iOS install you will have to install other languages in-app (right now free). THe android version comes with all languages already installed. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love […]

App of the Week – Snapguide

Snapguide is a free app that allows people to create and share step-by-step photo how-to guides to anything imaginable. It functions as a social network where you can also like other people’s posts. This can be a great option for assignment for a group of students: curating relevant how-to guides or creating relevant how-to guides.To download it for iOS click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

App of the Week – Squarespace Note

Squarepace Note is a free app by Squarespace, Inc. that allows anyone to record ideas on the fly and later you can share these ideas dropbox, twitter, facebook, evernote or email. This can be a great app for writers, bloggers, and researchers that with this app to record their thoughts on the go and later build up on those thoughts. To download it for iOS click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would […]

App of the Week – Prezi

The app of the week this week is Prezi. While Prezi has been known as a wonderful presentation creation tool, it was primarily used via web browser. Recently, they have launched a desktop version of the app and now their iPad app, which previously only functioned as a prezi presentation viewer, can be used for content creation as well as editing of presentations that have been previously created via the web and desktop apps. To download it for iOS click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on […]

App of the Week – Subtext

The app of the week this week is called Subtext. Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills. To download it for iOS click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

App of the week – Voicethread

VoiceThread is a free application that allows users to create and share conversations around documents, pictures, videos and diagrams. According to the iTunes description more than  25% of the top Universities in the U.S. use VoiceThread to connect and communicate around digital media. Wi-fi is needed to use this app. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. To download it for free for iOS devices click HERE. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas […]

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