Apps for Educators

Seth Denney, Instructional Technology Specialist
AutoRap
Cost:  Free
For iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android
Teachers, do you have dry content that you want your students to learn–maybe the 4th Amendment, or Spanish verb conjugations?  Have your students speak that content into AutoRap! AutoRap turns speech into rap, and corrects bad rapping.  Simply speak into your device, and AutoRap autotunes your voice and maps the syllables of your speech to match the beat.
Nearpod Teacher and Nearpod Student
Cost:  Free
For iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
Nearpod enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students’ devices.  The teacher uses one iPad, but the students can use any iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) running the Nearpod Student app.  Teachers share content with students, and students can participate in activities and submit responses.  Teachers can see detailed reports of their students’ activities.
APPitic.com is a directory of apps for education, rated and categorized by Apple Distinguished Educators.  Apps are categorized by subject area, multiple-intelligences, Bloom’s, and NETS (which is the source of Iowa’s Technology Literacy standards).  If you are looking for apps to use with your students, APPitic is a great place to start.

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