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For anyone out there not using Apple's iPad apps, it can sometimes be a bit tricky to find good apps to use in the classroom.
Here we (Penny and Kris) will share the apps that have we either discovered by random luck (!) or through blogs etc that others have directed us to...

There are many fabulous android apps out there and my eeepad - I (Penny) have an ASUS transformer, has been a great learning tool in the classroom. Hope you find this useful and please let us know if you find any fantastic android apps to share!

Drawing Tools

Cost

Age

Useful

-ness

(1-5)

Ease of use
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Explain Everything has been a popular iOS app for creating flipped classroom videos. It is now available on Android tablets too. Explain Everything for Android allows you to create explanatory videos with drawings, text, pictures, PDFs, and your voice.
$3.36
All levels

Easy

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With Picasso you can draw, paint or doodle. A fun and easy to use app. Allows student to create their own masterpieces with Target Language text.
Free
All levels

Easy
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Doodle text enables photo and doodle texting. Add your own Target Language information to your photos and illustrations.
Free
All levels

Easy

Video editing Tools

Cost
Age
Useful-ness(1-5)
Ease of use
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VidTrim is a useful video editor and organizer. The app has a built in transcoder so that you can reduce the quality if you need to adhere to file size restrictions. The effects (FX) option will let you change the style of your video and you have a range of sharing options.
Free & paid versions ($2.70)



Photos + Text

Cost
Age
Useful-ness(1-5)
Ease of use
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PicSay is a photo editor that comes in Lite and Pro versions. Pro gives users access to extra tools, special effects, styles, stickers etc. With PicSay you can colour-correct your pictures and add word balloons, titles, graphics, and effects like distortion.
Free (lite)
Pro $3.99



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Pic Collage is a free app available for Android and iOS devices. The collage you see above is a very basic use of the app on my Android phone. If I had used the app on a tablet I would have spent more time adjusting the background, adding more text, and perhaps adding some fun stickers to the collages. From the app I can share my collage to Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other file sharing services.
Free
Primary & Junior Secondary
4
Easy

Writing apps

Cost
Age
Useful-ness(1-5)
Ease of use
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With Skitch you use shapes, arrows, sketches, stamps and text annotation to get your point across fast.
Use it to: Mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them inside or outside the classroom; have races to write vocabulary and hold it up for all to see!
Free
All


Voice recorders

Cost
Age
Useful-ness(1-5)
Ease of use
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Wave Recorder is a simple but effective voice recorder. It records in 8000,11025, 16000, 22050, 44100 and 48000Hz - 16bits - Mono. Recordings are stored on the SD-card. There is no time limit to recordings.
Free
All


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Tape-a-Talk is a high quality voice recorder. It enables recording in the background (even when the display is off), high and low quality recording, a pause function for recording/playback (only for .wav), a range of upload options, etc. Recordings are stored on the SD card.
Free (Pro version for $4.97)
Secondary


Student support

Cost
Age
Useful-ness(1-5)
Ease of use
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Evernote is a great tool for bookmarking online discoveries, saving pictures taken on the iPhone or IPad, jotting down random notes and recording comments.It would also be great for students to use at the end of a class to quickly record their homework assignments.
Use it yourself to: Record notes anywhere, anytime; take snapshots of board work, take meeting minutes; share group folders for collaborative tasks.
Free
Teachers and secondary students
5
Easy
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Everstudent is a student planner that integrates with Evernote. Using Everstudent, students can keep track of assignments and due dates for all of their courses.To use Everstudent, a student must have an Evernote account.
Free
Teachers and secondary students
5
Easy

Language Specific





Cover art
Cover art

Marbel series (Indonesian)- including Culture, flora, colours,numbers Time, Grammar plus many more.
There are many free programs,but to unlock more levels, you will need to purchase.
Free
Primary
3
Easy
Cover art
Cover art

Panjat pinang is a popular activity done to celebrate Hari Merdeka in Indonesia. This app is a fun way for students to safely experience panjat pinang - without getting dirty
Free
Primary
3
Easy
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Balap Karung (sack race) is a fun activity that supports activities done around Hari Merdeka celebrations. In the game you compete by touching coloured buttons in the correct order to get in front of your opponent - and you don't get too sweaty!
Free
all ages
3
Easy

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Go to Kathy Schrock's site and scroll down for an interactive version of this Blloom's taxonomy map.

The following list has been put together by Jeff Dunn from Edudemic.
Easy