App Roundup | Feature
7 New iPad Apps for Every Educator
As part of the September 2013 digital edition of THE Journal, we rounded up seven new apps for education—from classroom management tools to curriculum aids—for a new semi-monthly app roundup feature. Subscribe here to get the early scoop on November's roundup, coming soon.
1. Kids Discover’s latest interactive app (pictured) helps introduce Ancient Egypt to students 7-12 through interactive features, such as video, virtual tours, and assessments. $3.99 for iPad.
2. With the release of version 8.1 of its Vision and Vision Pro classroom management software, Netop now allows teachers to share their screens from a PC to student tablets via the Vision Student app. Free for iPad (with subscription).
3. Ericom Software’s latest update to its AccessToGo remote desktop protocol client features a redone app that makes it easier for users to navigate desktops on mobile devices. Free for iPhone and iPad.
4. Hearland School Solutions, which offers mySchoolBucks, now offers an app to let users access student meal accounts, tuition, sporting event, and other school-related payments. Free for iPhone and iPad (with subscription).
5. Turnitin’s new iPad app lets instructors check student submissions, leave voice comments, and grade with rubrics both on- and offline. Free for iPad (with subscription).
6. With Edmodo’s newly updated app, users can now shuttle files, such as photos and documents, from other apps right into their accounts. Free for iPad.
7. Pearson’s new math tutorial site Virtual Nerd now includes its own app, which will let students access 1,500+ videos. It will be available in the app store later this fall. Free for iPad.
Stephen Noonoo is a reporter, contributing editor and consultant specializing in education technology. He is on Twitter @stephenoonoo.