App of the Week – Storehouse

This week’s app of the week is the Storehouse app. Storehouse is a free visual storytelling app for iOS that allows you to create stories using a combination of images, videos, and written narrative. Once you are done creating your story you can share it through the app or through your social media accounts. To download it for iOS for free 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 […]

App of the week – WritePad

Writepad is an app for iOS and Android that allows you to take handwritten notes in your tablet, which are then recognized with a handwriting recognition software to typed letters. It also offers a spell checker and a shorthand feature that fills-in words that are often used. To download it for $4.99 for iOS click HERE. To download it for Android for $4.99 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 – Credly

This week’s app of week is Credly. Credly is a free service for awarding and displaying digital badges and accomplishments, which the CETL is using to issue its new professional development badges. While you don’t need the Credly app to accept your badges earned (you can accept badges via email with the email address you have used to create your Credly account), this app allows you conveniently keep track of the badges you have earned, give credit, and share badges from your mobile device. If you don’t have a Credly account yet, go there and create a free account using your Texas Wesleyan email address. When you earn a badge with any […]

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 – Snapseed

Snapseed is a great and simple app that allows users to do a lot of photo editing from their iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The app is free and it is very simple to use. Some of its features include: easily adjusting your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct; you can tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image; you can use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos; you can experiment with fun & innovative filters like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Tilt-Shift; you can add Image Borders for a finishing touch. To download it for iOS for free click HERE. To download it for […]

App of the Week – TouchCast

TouchCast is a wonderful free app for iPads and desktop that allows you to create videos and embed all kinds of features in it: twitter feeds, other videos, embed web pages, drawings. whiteboards, transparent white boards, and many more. The really unique feature that maximizes the potential of tablets is that the viewer can click on those embedded features and explore more of them while the recording gets minimized into their screen. To download it for iOS for free 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 – Popplet

This week’s app of the week is called Popplet. It uses a simple interface advanced organizer that allows you to virtually sort ideas and collaborate with others in real time in your iPad or desktop. To download it for iOS for $4.99 click HERE. There is a lite/Free version of the app that can be downloaded 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 – 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 […]

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