App of the Week – Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a great free social-media management tool available for iPhones, iPads, and Android mobile devices. With Hootsuite you can customize which social networks you want to manage, and which different columns you want to display. For instance, if you are attending a conference that offers participants with an unique Twitter hashtag you may create a search column for that and you will be able to see all of those tweets. If you want to manage posts from Facebook you may add a section for that. The basic features on Hootsuit are free, but there are other options available for groups and organizations. Click HERE for iPad download | click […]

APP OF THE WEEK – CAMEO

Cameo is a free app for iOS devices that allows you to create short films on your device as well as to collaborate with friends. The way it works is by allowing you to record clips up to 6 seconds which you can trim and add caption and after you organize the order of the clips + ad title + add free soundtrack + select the filter/mood for your clip you can preview it or share with the world through the cameo app or social media venues. If you are interested in downloading this app click HERE.  To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. If you […]

App of the Week – Book Creator

Book Creator is an app for iPads that allows its users to create beautiful iBooks straight from their device. You can input images, videos, audio and text and from there you can export your electronic book directly into iBooks or other book reader applications. There is a free version of the app that allows you to create one e-book at a time and has some advertisements or you can purchase the full version at $4.99. If you are interested in downloading this app click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let […]

App of the Week – Remind 101

Remind 101 app is a free app for iPhone and iPad that allows you with a safe way to send text messages to students. You do not need this app to use the remind 101 services. You can use it from your desktop devices as well by creating and account at their website: https://www.remind101.com. Students “sign in” to your course by texting an unique course number and after you have the ability to contact them via text message without sharing your personal number nor getting their personal number. The app also allows you to schedule dates for the texts to be released, which could be a great tool to notify students […]

App of the Week – Shadow Puppet

Shadow Puppet is an app that allows you to add recordings through a series of pictures from your photo album and share those experiences with friends. It can be a great tool for story telling, to explain ideas behind photographs, or to teach something from a series of pictures you have taken or saved on your mobile device. Shadow Puppet is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. To download this app click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded 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 […]

App of the Week – Quickoffice

For those that do not like using their tablets or mobile devices because they cannot edit their word files, here is a solution for you: the Quickoffice app by Google. This app used to be paid, but as of last week it has become free for download. With it, you can create as well as edit Microsoft Office files on your iPhone, iPad, as well as Android devices. To download this app for the iPhone or iPad you can click HERE. To download it for android click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below (this is an older video. We are creating a new one […]

App of the Week – Paper

Paper is an app by fiftythree.com that has received the 2012 Apple App of the Year Award. According to their website it offers users “five essential tools optimized for the creative process to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline and Color.” This app is free, but it can only be used by iPad users. You can also purchase in-app upgrades. Here are some more of its features (source): APP OF THE YEAR 2012 Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Try it free—buy additional tools from the […]

App of the Week – Flowboard

This week’s featured app is called Flowboard. It is a free app for iPads that allow users to create boards and presentations that include buttons, videos, and galleries. Not only are they  interactive, but you can also share these boards with their URL to social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. In addition, you can sync your files (photos, videos, and pdfs) from Dropbox as well as integrate Facebook, Instagram, and Google Search items. To download this app click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. If you have used this app in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! […]

App of the Week – Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is a very easy to use free app for iPhones and iPads that uses voice recognition and allows you to turn what you speak into text. To download this application click here. This application is also available for desktop users, but it will cost you from $79.99- $179.99 bucks to get it. It is a great tool to save ideas about research projects, or just to write an email or tweet without having to actually type. This application is often used by professors in the medical humanities as well as by doctors when “writing” patient reports. However, it could be used for essay writing activities. For a quick […]

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