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General Apps

Adobe Reader. Working with PDF files on the go is both free and easy. You can fill out forms, sign documents, and make comments right from your iPad, iPhone, or Android™ device.

eClicker. Teachers, instructors, sales reps – anyone who gives presentations and wants to know if their audience is grasping the content – on the spot – needs this app. Along with a Wi-Fi network and a Mac or iOS device, you can create and send questions to the smartphones, tablets and laptops in the audience. And find out if your message is being received.

Evernote. For everything you’ll do, Evernote is the workspace to get it done.

iAnnotate. Read. Mark Up Share. Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Join the over 1 million users worldwide who say iAnnotate is “an indispensable tool to have,” and “the reason I bought an iPad.” This is a paid app.

Mendeley. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

The Padagogy Wheel. This site features links that are designed to bring education and technology together. As a teacher or an administrator, the padagogy wheel provides a graphic to help to learn what apps help. This A printible version of the padagogy wheel can be found by clicking here.

Popplet. In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.

Apps for Education

Google Products

Google Cultural Institute. Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces. Create your own galleries and share favorite finds with friends.

Google for Education. This is the website collection provided by Google for applications in the classroom. It includes links to devices, productivity tools, class content and more.

Google Maps for Education. Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. Students who are taught geography are better equipped to understand how human and physical systems interact and to make informed decisions based on that knowledge.

Google Programs for Education. A searchable collection of programs offered by Google to help teachers and students alike.

Google Scholar. Broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources like articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions.

Google Search for Education. With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they’re just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.

Open Online Education. Open Online Education provides an open source, online education platform called Course Builder. Use it to create and deliver online courses that massively scale and get deep analytics about how your students performed.

Microsoft Products

Microsoft Youth Spark. Our commitment to empower 300 million young people with opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Office in Education. Empower teachers and students with free email, web sites, online document editing, messaging, and web conferencing.

Skype in the Classroom. This is the educational website for using the popular Microsoft application, Skype, which allows video conferencing.

Audio and Video Apps

Audioboom. Audio enriches the curriculum, engages the learner, and creates conversations that build community. Take a look at some amazing ways that audioBoom is reinventing the classroom experience.

Animoto. Animoto provides an array of tools for creating videos in your classroom. Browse some of the features of our Plus account below then check out individual case studies to see how others are already using us. Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text.

Ask3. Ask3 is a free app that allows teachers and students with iPads to easily share knowledge and collaborate via threaded, text and video conversations. By recording voice, drawings, and images, Ask3 can be used to quickly create videos that are shared directly through the app to a small group or class through a private code. To foster collaborative learning, students can pin questions at exact points within a video that are visible to the entire class, and other students can create responses in real-time by adding their own text and video responses. For educators, Ask3 helps teachers learn what information their students understand and areas where they need extra help, allowing them to quickly address challenging and confusing areas right away.

Periscope. Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.

Stitcher.(Apple, Android, on your computer too) Listen to over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android or PC -anytime, anywhere. Get the freshest episodes of your favorite podcasts and radio shows streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad – no downloading or syncing. From NPR’s Fresh Air to Adam Carolla, WNYC’s Radiolab to the Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh to Rachel Maddow and more, Stitcher organizes and delivers the world of talk radio fresh daily. Listen whenever and wherever you want. The Stitcher app is available free for both Apple and Android. Stitcher can also be used on your computer too.

Storehouse. Storehouse lets you tell stories with your photos and videos.

Blended Learning and Flipped Classrooms

Flipped Learning. Part of the EdReach Network, these podcasts present various ideas about how to flip the classroom, and other areas of interest for flipped classroom learning.

Edutopia Flipped and Blended Learning Site. Thinking about flipping your classroom? Flipped-learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams walk you through the steps you need to take to make blended learning a reality.

The Teacher’s Guide to Flipped Classrooms. Edudemic has created this resource to organize all of our many resources into one easy-to-use guide. That’s the teacher’s guide to flipped classrooms. It’s a curated list of all the most useful flipped classroom resources we’ve seen. We hope you find it interesting, useful, and want to lend your expertise to make it even better.

Classroom Response Apps

Socrative. Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops.


Calibre. Calibre is program to manage your eBook collection. It acts as an e-library and also allows for format conversion, news feeds to eBook conversion, as well as e-book reader sync features and an integrated e-book viewer. It features library management, format conversion (all major eBook formats), syncing to e-book reader devices, fetching news from the Web and converting it into eBook form, viewing many different e-book formats, and giving you access to your book collection over the internet using just a browser.
eBook Creator. ‘eBook Creator’ is an ebook creation application. Its interface is designed for all ages and skill levels so that young kids are able to make ebooks using the app. You can make good quality ebooks using the functions such as image brightness and contrast adjustment, voice recording, background musics, etc.
Kindle App. This links to an app to read Kindle books without a Kindle.
Nook Reader. This links to an app to read Nook books without a Nook.
Yuzu (Formerly Nook Study). Organize, read and annotate your reading right in the palm of your hand.

Note Taking Apps

AudioNote. Take notes synced to audio with our bestselling note-taking software. AudioNote combines the functionality of note-taking and voice recording apps to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes. Available on all platforms, with a trial period to test it out.

Awesome Note. Combines note taking and to do lists.

Evernote. From short lists to lengthy research, no matter what form your writing takes, Evernote keeps you focused on moving those ideas from inspiration to completion.

Fetchnotes. Fetchnotes is an easy way to keep track of anything and collaborate instantly.

Google Keep. This is Google’s note taking app. Only works on android devices.

Microsoft One Note. Use OneNote at home, school and work to capture thoughts, ideas and to-do’s. Find all your notes quickly in the recent view.

Notability. Combine handwriting, photos and typing to bring your projects to life. Add as much detail as you like with a variety of colors and fonts.

SimpleNote. Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, and the web.
SomNote. Record and save important information, brilliant ideas, and moments of everyday life easily and securely with SomNote.

Online Storage

Box. Box transforms the way you share, manage and collaborate on your most valuable corporate information. Designed without compromise between security and ease-of-use, Box allows every employee to securely work across teams, with customers, and with partners – on any device, anywhere. Adopt Box as your secure content platform to keep sensitive documents out of email and away from insecure consumer services.

Copy. Free version offers 15GB of storage.

Dropbox. Dropbox keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share with anyone.

Google Drive. Free online storage service from Google.

Microsoft One Drive. Microsoft’s online storage solution.


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