Friday, November 2, 2012

5 Popular Free Educational Apple Apps

iTunes U
Name: iTunes U
What is it? This is the best free education app currently available. It has frightening potential for such a simple idea, and will in all likelihood revolutionise how education even happens at university-level – but you don’t have to be a student to get tons of utility out of it.
Best for: iPad
Price: Free
Rated: 4+
Features: -Your students will experience the courses you build using the free iTunes U app for iPad. It’s a powerful app that lets students have all the materials for the course right at their fingertips.-iTunes U Course Manager is an easy-to-use and browser-based tool from Apple, which lets you create a complete course using all of your digital materials.
Link: http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

Edmodo screenshot
Name: Edmodo
What is it? Edmodo makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your iOS device to send notes, submit assignments, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom.
Best for: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
Price: Free
Rated: 4+
Features: Teachers can post last-minute alerts to their students, keep tabs on recent assignment submissions, and grade assignments. Students can view and turn in assignments and check their latest grades. Class discussions can be conducted securely, both during and outside of school hours.
Link: http://www.apprevels.com/usa/app/edmodo/378352300

History Maps of the World screenshot
Name: History: Maps of the World
What is it? "History:Maps of World" is a fun and educational collection of high-resolution historical maps, including US, Europe, Americas, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Oceania, Thematic Mpas of World, etc.
Best for: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
Price: Free
Rated: 4+
Features: - Wide variety of historical displays - Support for Category/Era view - Keyword Search - Displays the source about each map - Zoom in/out (zoom-in/out with pinch, zoom-in with double tab, and zoom-out with two-fingers tap) - Free screen rotation - Not require a network connection - I have a plans to add more features and maps.
Link: http://www.apprevels.com/usa/app/history-maps-of-world/303282377

Leafsnap
Name: Leafsnap
What is it? Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
Best for: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
Price: Free
Rated: 4+
Features: Send notes; submit assignments; post replies; check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom; teachers can post last-minute alerts to their students, keep tabs on recent assignment submissions, and grade assignments; students can view and turn in assignments and check their latest grades.
Link: http://www.apprevels.com/usa/app/leafsnap/430649829

Exoplanet screenshot
Name: Exoplanet
What is it? The Exoplanet app is a comprehensive visual database of all known exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) discovered so far.
Best for: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
Price: Free
Rated: 4+
Features: * Database with physical characteristics of every known exoplanet to date. * Interactive visualisations and animations. * Interactive 3D plot showing the location of all known exoplanets in our Milky Way. You can zoom into any planetary system. Explore how the night sky and the constellations look from the surface of other planets. Or zoom out and see local galaxy clusters and the cosmic microwave background. * Push notifications are sent out whenever a new planet is discovered (can be turned off at any time in the Settings App). * Augmented reality sky map: point the phone towards the sky to find an exoplanet! * Real images of all directly imaged exoplanets. * Interactive multi-touch correlation plots. * Twitter integration (requires iOS 5). * Extensive background information on exoplanets and detection methods. * Links to over 50,000 scientific publications (via NASA ADS). * Native support for Retina displays.
Link: http://www.apprevels.com/usa/app/exoplanet/327702034

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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