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iPads and Teacher Education: Primary Apps
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Note: The apps on these pages are for the teachers of primary children not necessarily for the children.
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but I've only got one iPad
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AirServer Reflector
£7.25 (approx) (each) £8.49 (single)
£36.00 (5 user)
AirServer is an AirPlay receiver for Mac/PC. It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices or Mountain Lion. AirPlay mirror your iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or the new iPad to any Mac or PC, wirelessly.
Generic (see also the section on apps for the university course)
Aurasma Dragon Dictate Dropbox Documents to Go
£free £free £free £6.99 / £11.99
Allows you to tag artefactgs (video / audio) to images / graphics which become the trigger for the image. A great on-line speech to text works wonderfully well with a good internet connection. Thanks to the magic and wonder of cloud computing, professors on the go can access their files from other devices they’ve connected to their personal networks, meaning they never leave an important digital document at home! Available for nearly all smartphone and PDA platforms, Documents To Go offers up the full suite of Microsoft Office programs, and saving a file on one device makes changes to all connected ones as well!
Evernote Explain Everything GoogleDrive GoodReader
£free £2.49 £free £2.99
Make sure you never lose bits of paper with notes on again – instead, type them into Evernote and they're stored on the web to be accessed from anywhere you're online. You can add images to your notes straight from your device's camera, too. Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons. Google Drive is the new name for Google Docs, so if you were using Docs before this is old hat! Google Drive allows you to store files as well as manipulate basic documents, presentations and spreadsheets. GoodReader supports the reading and annotation of a variety of filetypes: PDF, Office, HTML, etc. GoodReader syncs with Google Docs, Dropbox, and other WebDAV, AFP, FTP and SFTP servers.
iAnnotate iMovie JotNote Keynote
£free £2.99 £0.69 £6.99
Making notes, bookmarking, and highlighting is inevitable in academia – or, at least, in academia where work actually gets done – and this offering renders the process easy when it comes to PDF files. iMovie for the iPad is the mobile version of perhaps the most popular light desktop editor on the market. This is video editing made portable! JotNot converts photos taken with your device's camera to PDF. How do I use it? Easily convert newspaper articles or other print materials to digital for markup and sharing. If you think you may ever use the iPad for a presentation this is a good to have. When you are presenting from the iPad, the device itself essentially becomes a large remote presentation controller complete with presentation notes! When you are creating or editing slideshows, the feature set is limited but it is enough to make quick changes or add presentation notes.

Nearpod

Pages Popplet Prezi
£free £6.99 £2.99 (Lite version free) £free
Nearpod allows teachers to (1) Create Content: Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more - see the university section for more. Making quick edits to documents for your students or colleagues is a snap with Pages on the iPad. This is not the full Pages you use on your Mac, but it is powerful enough to do all of the editing basics! Is a mind mapping app with a very simple interface. It allows you to to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information. You can add text, upload images, embed videos and draw. The advantages of Popplet is that it allows realtime collaboration between multiple devices connected to the same Popplet. It supports PDF and JPEG exports. Popplet lite is a free version but it is limited to just one popplet! Prezi is usually billed as an alternative to PowerPoint. If your presentation could benefit from the dynamic nature of Prezi then you may want to consider this tool. I think Prezi really shines at helping to convey movement (such as drilling down into a topic or zooming in on a particular area) very well as the slides are highly animated.
QR Reader Recorder Plus Screen Chomp Socrative
£free £free £free £free
Now scans both QR codes and barcodes. Fast and effective. App opens instantly in real-time scanning mode. Recorder Plus, like other audio recording apps, uses the iPad microphone to record mp3 files. Bookmarks can be created, both during recording and playback. Files can be shared via wireless, as well as other export options. ScreenChomp is another screen recording app, is an alternative to Explain Everything. This software is not quite as powerful, but may be enough to get you where you are going! Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material.
 
Twitter Voicethread Inpiration Maps  
£free £free £6.99  
Whether used for backchanneling or sharing reminders and helpful online materials, Twitter has established itself as an essential tool for the 21st century classroom. Just excellent for collaboration work allows you to have a stmulus [text, image, movie] and then a conversation around the stimulus. Use Inspiration Maps to help brainstorm, plan, organise and build thinking skills. Watch as students engage, create and learn as they build and organise their diagrams. With a single tap, turn your diagram into an outline that can be customised and expanded upon, then exported to a writing app  
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English / Literacy

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Free Books Book Creator The Opposites Mr Thorne's Spellbook
£free £2.99 £1.99 £1.99
Finding the classics in class or just need to reference a salient passage from a public domain work? Now you have access to those works all in one convenient location! There is also a new in app upgrade that allows you to access audio book versions of may classics as well. The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.
This is a well thought-out app. It’s a simple idea: tap on the the two words which are opposites! It gets tougher though! Before you know it, even the whizziest child will be challenged! It includes a dictionary feature which provides a simple explanation of each word. We like how it provides a strong context for children who are developing their phonics strategies. The spellbook is one of several apps by Mr. Thorne who has whole range of Youtube videos and teaching apps available. The focus is very much on testing pupils’ spelling and use of phonics, rather than explicit teaching but we feel it makes good use of rewards and praise as children are successful on each letter sound. It covers the whole range of intial letters and blends and is useful for all children working through this level of reading and spelling.
Pirate Treasure Hunt Phonics Tic-Tac-Toe My Spelling Test Quarrel DeLuxe
£free £free £free £1.99
This is a an app providing a variety of problem solving opportunities for the children. As you help Pirate Jack to find the hidden treasure you take part in mathematical and literacy based tasks: shapes, spelling, addition sums, sequencing, and time problems, etc. It is great for the variety it offers and encouraging the children to adapt from one type of skill to another. This provides a great interactive opportunity for children to work on their phonics skills through play. Each grid provides a range of questions aimed at developing and testing children’s word skills, knowledge of letter sounds, blends and rhymes. Our children enjoy the variety and the opportunity it offers. It is best used by two children with an adult available to support some of the reading if needed. My Spelling Test allows the teacher to create a test, choose the name of the test, add words to the test and for each word you type the word and record yourself saying the word. The child takes the test, listens to the word they need to spell, spell the word and then see instantly if they've spelt the word correct before going to the next word. Use your word power and strategic cunning to crush your opponents and reign supreme. Settle your differences with word play rather than swordplay. Compete your troops to make high scoring words from the letters given, then capture territories and conquer islands in the virtual reality board game.
Story Ideas Poetry Corner Alphabet Tracing Writers' Hat
£0.69 £free £free £0.69
The app has been designed as a toolkit for developing writing, interactive skeletons and mind maps creations to help plan writing exercises. Use this app to pick Character, Plot and Setting ideas for creative writing ideas. The app offers 60 extra writing ideas and games Pie has developed to extend creative writing thinking. Ever wonder what it would be like to mash-up a Shakespeare poem with a Hip Hop Song? Verses is a new iPhone and iPad app that puts a fresh spin on a cherished classic: refrigerator magnet poetry. We built this app to set your creativity ablaze with Verses's limitless word mixing possibilities that allow you to become a kind of dictionary DJ. Fun train, truck and worm animations come to life for children to follow, while showing the proper way to write alphabet letters and numbers. Trace with your finger, try the color palette and textures. Use as a doodle pad. Use the Magic Writer's Hat to generate ideas. Often students are asked to write a creative piece of work but are left scratching their heads for ideas. The Writer’s Hat app allows students to have four basic elements of their story selected randomly for them. They will be provided with an idea word for What, Where, Who and When to include in their story. Often it is a springboard of random words that can be all it takes to allow the mind to think creatively.
Learn English Grammar Grammar Wonderland Wordventure My Spellings
£free (+in app purchase) £1.99 £free £0.69
Brought to you by the British Council, the world’s authority on English language learning, LearnEnglish Grammar gives you grammar at your fingertips. Get LearnEnglish Grammar for free, with 160 free questions, and then download more question packs at your level in the Purchase section. Practise all areas of English grammar with 10 unique activity-types, helping you to build your understanding of the essentials of English. Fly, swim, feed, and toss your way to grammar mastery. Who knew grammar practice could be so much fun? Lead your character through many wonderful adventures as you practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more! Kids can learn about parts of speech and have a wonderful time doing it! This is how it works: First, choose a Wordventure! story. Pick Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, etc., save your completed Wordventure and then read YOUR hilarious story! You can play alone or with friends to share all of the great times! My Spellings aims to help with the age old spelling test. Create your own spelling tests using the microphone on your iPad, iPad mini, iPhone or iPod touch*. Then use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' method to practise and learn the spellings. When you are ready, take a test and then email or message the results to your friends, parents or teachers!
     
Bluster      
£free (+inapp)      
This word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children, or anyone brave enough to battle the elements. Shine bright in single-player mode as you learn and practice important word skills. Match rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and more. Collaborate with a friend in team mode. The multi-touch iPad screen allows both players to play simultaneously, so you can work together to weather the vocabulary storm.      
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Mathematics

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Graphs Talking Calculator MyScript Calculator MathBoard
£free £1.49 £free £2.99
It serves as an excellent first guide and workbook to understand types of graphs including Line Graphs, Bar Graphs and Pie Charts. In addition to this, concepts such as Mean, Mode and Median are also explained in simple terms.Take a test to check your understanding of interpreting graphs and where you stand! A comprehensively featured calculator that has become a favorite among adults and primary schools around the world. Designed for a wide range of users, this calculator has large colorful buttons, optional high contrast, full VoiceOver support, and unique to this calculator; the option to use speech for answers, button names and formulas! Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.
The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time.
Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.
The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time.
MathBingo What time is it Mr Wolf? MathEvolve Geometry Pad
£0.69 £0.69 £1.49 £free
Math Bingo allows you to choose from 4 games: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can choose from 3 different levels of difficulty: Easy, medium and hard and create up to 5 player profiles. A clever and interactive way to help children tell the time. (O'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to). Watch as Mr. Wolf magically spins the clock on the face of the moon to ten random times and offers the player a choice of up to 8 answers. With simple and intuitive controls the application is very easy to play and allows the player to concentrate on their time telling practice. This revolutionary app provides a fun and engaging way to practice math facts, number sense, and mental math skills. Math Evolve is for ages 6 and up, but is challenging and fun even for adults. Improves multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction skills. Hours of content that can be customized for children of all ages. Gain valuable performance statistics to help students improve. With the Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate metrics of the shapes. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.
Splash Maths Maths Dictionary Motion Math Ghost Blaster
£free £1.99 £1.49 £0.69
Splash Math is a fun and innovative way to practice math. With 13 chapters covering over 185 math skills and an endless supply of problems, it is by far the most comprehensive math workbook in the app store. SPLASH MATH APPS SERIES: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade Math App. The "Math Dictionary for Kids" is the #1 homework helper for kids. Now this best-selling book comes to the iPad with powerful tools to help any student achieve success in math! Perfect for kids in grades 4–9, this interactive app allows users to search for terms, mark favourites, take notes on definitions, see related terms, and view the word of the day. Developed at the Stanford School of Education, Motion Math HD follows a star that has fallen from space, and must bound back up, up, up to its home in the stars. Moving fractions to their correct place on the number line is the only way to return. By playing Motion Math, learners improve their ability to perceive and estimate fractions in multiple forms. Blast those ghosts and learn your tables with this great new App adapted from the Primary Games Classic. Try and score 100 hits as fast as you can by continuously tapping on ghosts which are a multiple of your chosen fact. Be careful though, tapping an incorrect multiple will see your score reduced by 10, and it's Game Over when you reach -100!
Butterfly Brunch Bugs and Numbers Jungle Fractions Banana Hunt
£0.69 £1.99 £1.99 £0.69
Butterfly Brunch is designed to help children with their coordinates! There are 4 simple rules to play the game:- 1) Find your way around the grid to help feed the butterfly. 2) Every answer that you get correct, will let Colin the caterpillar crawl a little further up the flower. 3) When you've moved the butterfly, click 'FEED' to see if you have placed him on the correct coordinate. 4) When 10 answers have been answered correctly, Colin will transform himself into a butterfly and fly away!

Bugs and Numbers provides an extensive collection of unique games dedicated to learning and practicing a wide range of math skills in a non-traditional way. Organized into three basic stages, the app grows with your child through 18 games ranging from basic counting to early fractions. Designed around a bug city, each game is crafted for a basic set of math skills with an eccentric and fun parallel to our own society. Imagine serving bugs food at the local diner that happens to spin on an old vinyl record, or help ferry ants across water in an egg carton.

Educational

  • Tutorials for beginners
  • Name, compare, add and multiply fractions visually
  • Convert fractions between improper and mixed format
  • Score tracks progress
  • Multi-user support
  • Show history of problems.
The popular angle estimation game, Banana Hunt, is now available for the iPad. Move the monkey to the angle where the bananas are located. Press ‘Search’ to see how accurate you are and how many bananas you have found.
Mystery Math Town King of Math I am Learning KS2 Maths Bee Bot
£1.99 £free £1.49 £free
Listening to a kid playing Mystery Math Town, parents might not realize right away their kid is working on math -- with the guffaws over the witty, sometimes snarky, talking portraits. But interspersed with the laughter, parents may pick up on the sounds of a kid being challenged by the progressively harder math problems as they have to search through the town's houses to find the numbers they need to create and solve problems. The mysterious setting, funny townspeople, and discoveries throughout the houses keep kids engaged, and the math keeps them challenged. King of Math is a fast-paced mathematics game with lots of fun and diverse problems in different areas. Starting as a male or female farmer, you level up your character by answering math questions and improving your total score. New character design and music for each of the ten levels. Collect stars, get achievements and compare your scores against your friends and players all over the world! I am learning: KS2 Maths is an entertaining and engaging game based revision and assessment tool, which is PROVEN TO RAISE RESULTS. 87% of teachers agree I am learning is an effective way to learn. Merging interactive games with official curriculum content – and featuring 3500 unique questions – I am learning: KS2 Maths allows users to access constructive revision anytime, anywhere. I am learning covers all major topic areas and key stages – make revision fun and easy.

The new Bee-Bot App from TTS Group has been developed based on our well-loved, award-winning Bee-Bot floor robot. The app makes use of Bee-Bot's keypad functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns.

The app has been developed with 12 levels encouraging progression. Each level is timed and the faster it is completed the more stars you get! The levels are set in an engaging garden scenario and will appeal from age 4 upwards.

Number Pieces Protractor Geoboard Math Duel
£free £free £free £1.99

Number Pieces helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computation skills with multi-digit numbers. Students use the number pieces to represent multi-digit numbers, regroup, add, subtract, multiply, and divide. This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use iPads. Number Pieces Basic, a simplified version of Number Pieces, is also available in the App Store. Number Pieces Basic is designed for primary students. It has fewer features, putting greater focus on place value, counting, addition, and subtraction.

Free Protractor is easy to use. The angle can be set by touching the pointer directly or by entering the angle on a keypad. There is also a lock function to avoid accidental movement of the pointer when taking readings.

With the Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate metrics. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system. The following tools are built into the application: Move and scale, point, line, midpoint, parallel, angle, triangle, quadilateral, circle, polygons, arc, ellipse, tangent. Math Duel is a split screen mathematics game that pits two players against each other on the same device! Change settings for each player to level the playing field. New single player mode is great for fun math practice! The split-screen interface is a perfect fit for your iPad!
     
Doodle Maths      
£free      

A personalised learning system for maths with proven results. You will need this app if your child... ...has lost confidence in maths ...has an important exam coming up, such as SATs or 11+ ...would benefit from supplementing the work they do at school to ensure they are always reaching their potential. With over 6000 carefully-crafted questions covering the entire curriculum, and helpful explanations throughout, DoodleMaths will accompany your child’s maths throughout Years 3 to 6. The personalised work program makes it ideal for SATs or 11+ preparation.

     
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Science

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Sound Uncovered Science 360 GoSkyWatch Planets
£free £free £free £free
Explore the surprising side of sound with Sound Uncovered, an interactive book featuring auditory illusions, acoustic phenomena, and other things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom. Android and iDevice owners listen to audio and watch video on all the sciences here, making it an absolutely perfect resource for sharing with students and boosting personal knowledge. Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more with a touch or iPad or by simply pointing to the sky. Have fun with family and friends discovering the images in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky. A 3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers. Over 3 million downloads so far! 2D Sky shows sun, moon, constellations, planets, 3D Sky adds constellation names, horizon, ecliptic Visibility shows rise/set times, moon phase, Visibility pull-right for planet info, moon names, Globe shows 3D view of planets and the moon.
Science House Science Glossary Rocks and Gems Building Parallel Circuits
£free £free £0.69 £0.69
Science Class Experiments brought to you by Science House. These videos are 2 to 3 minutes in length and demonstrate the steps of simple science experiments. The experiments are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages, with very little set-up time and using only low cost materials. An extensive glossary of scientific terms and short biographies of key scientists. Formatted specifically for the iPhone and provided by Visionlearning, Inc. All definitions link to related terms and detailed science learning modules. This app includes detailed information minerals, such as molecular formula, properties, common/gem names, etc. This app is mainly aimed at students, professors, scientists, hobbyists, and those in the field who wish for help identifying minerals, or learn a bit about what they're seeing in the field. Using 3D graphics and 2D electronic symbols, you will build simple parallel circuits by using wires, batteries, switches, and light bulbs. By constructing their own closed circuit with two light bulbs, you will develop a deeper understanding of series and parallel circuits and discover that electricity follows the path of least resistance.
oScope (lite) Tone Generator Mild EleMints 2 Units
£free £free £free £free
oScope turns your iPhone into a portable oscilloscope with incredibly snappy response, gorgeous full-screen view, and helpful features like triggering and a spectrum (FFT) view. Audio signals are taken from the external microphone or from the Apple microphone, and plotted with very low latency. Using an external microphone like the Belkin TuneTalk, you can plug in any signal using a minijack cable. Create different frequencies, drive insects away or compare your hearing ability with your friends and relatives and share your results! Or watch others straining their ears to find the sounds that cannot locate you. Party fun is guaranteed! A free periodic table with all the details you will ever need including classification, atomic properties, thermonic properties, Ionic radii, ionisation energies, binding energies and isotopes as well as links to more information one-line. Convert pretty much anything to anything ... useful if you are working across different systems.
Sparkvue Frog Dissection Going to the Zoo (GTTZoo) Free Animal Sounds
£free +sensors £2.49 £free / £1.99 £free
The SPARKvue for iOS brings real-time sensor-based data collection to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Using the new PASPORT AirLink 2 Bluetooth interface to connect to over 70 PASCO sensors, measuring a wide range of phenomena, including pH, temperature, force, carbon dioxide level, and many more. Use your iOS device to collect sensor data for your biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, physics and physical science studies. SPARKvue can also record data from the iPhone or iPod Touch's internal accelerometer, with no additional hardware needed.

Frog Dissection, winner of PeTA’s Mark Twain Ethical Science award, is a very user-friendly iPad app that helps you learn more about frog dissection, virtually. Buy the app and save a frog!

Frog Dissection allows you to dissect a chloroformed specimen complete with dissection instruments-pins, scalpel, marker, and forceps. Step-by-step instructions and 3D views give it a very realistic feel. The best aspect of the app is the 3D imaging of the frog’s anatomy that help the user visualize the internal organs very effectively.

With the GTTZoo you'll have your own private Zoo on the iPad. Visit the animals you like whenever you feel like it. Watch the cute cubs, puppies and young play and interact in their worry-free life OR peek into animals' habits and routine in their struggle for survival.
Watch them on video or read more about them with the build in encyclopedia (no internet connection required). Free version has 3 maps, full version has 10 maps.

This app for iPhone offers many and varied animal sounds of exceptional quality. This is the perfect app to have a good time with your children or simply to laugh a little with your friends! With this educational application for little kids.

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Geography

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World Atlas HD Geo Master Google Earth iGeology
£1.49 £0.69 £free £free
Browse the world using National Geographic's atlas, which includes key stats per country. Test your knowledge of the world's countries and more with a variety of GeoMaster puzzles The same app as you find on a desktop computer but designed for the gorgeous and tactile iPad screen. British Geological Survey based app which gives detailed analysis of UK - needs web connection
Beautiful Planet Weather Bug Quakefeed iSeismometer
£0.69 £free/£2.49 £free £free
Wonderful collection of 570 photographs from all over the planet - good for any number of projects. Global weather forecasting app which can use iPad’s location for local analysis - paid version loses ads. Realtime mapping of earthquakes. A range of filters allows you to sort and examine recent earthquakes. Start iSeismometer, leave it on your desk, then tap somewhere. You will realize how sensitive iPhone is!
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History

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Maps of the World Timestream History Tools Virtual History - Roma
£free £2.99 £0.69 £5.99
This maps app contains a variety of historical maps with a variety of information, from The Distribution of Principal European Languages in 1911 to the Waterloo Campaign. Timestream is an easy and fun way to create timelines and chronologies on the iPad that you can share with your family and friends. You can include events, event periods, and images to create scientific, historical and personal timelines.

 

HistoryTools is an app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch that lists all the famous and infamous people who were born or died on each day of the year, major news events that occurred on each day, plus feast days of saints and holidays and celebrations around the world. Mondadori presents a fantastic voyage to Ancient Rome, the capital of the largest empire in the ancient world, which has been reconstructed in virtual form and which you can explore in a “full-immersion” panoramic experience.
 
Today in History WWII interactive World History Documents  
£free £2.99 £1.99  
BriToday In History is the easiest/best way to get the history information you want when you want it. We are dedicated to sharing world history, and personally significant "historical" information. A very comprehensive App on World War II made specifically for the iPad. Brings World War 2 alive on your iPad screen. World War II Interactive covers the biggest conflict in history with stunning photos, videos and speeches and amazing design. WHD includes 350 primary source documents and speeches written throughout the course of World History. From the Bible to Obama’s Nobel Acceptance Speech, this application covers the breadth and depth of world history. WORLD HISTORY DOCUMENTS also includes 19 audio and video recordings of famous speeches and addresses.  
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Computing

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Hopscoth: Coding for Kids GamePress Bee-Bot Cargo-Bot
£free £free £free £free
Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them. Hopscotch was inspired by MIT’s Scratch and gives kids a creative way to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. GamePress is a game creation app that allows anyone to make the games of their imaginations with no programming or graphic design. Whether you have a story to tell, a topic to teach, or just want to play a game, GamePress allows you to create, share, and play right on your iPad. GamePress is fun, creative, and entertaining. The app makes use of Bee-Bot's keypad functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns. The app has been developed with 12 levels encouraging progression. Each level is timed and the faster it is completed the more stars you get! The levels are set in an engaging garden scenario and will appeal from age 4 upwards. Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? Try it out!
i-Logo Daisy the dinosaur Start Scratch Tynker
£1.99 £free £0.69 £free
LOGO was created in 1967 for educational use, is a computer programming language with functional programming capability. This version of LOGO is an interpreted language, but isn't a lite version. Functional programming with global and local variables is implemented. You can test calculations with polish notation, test recursively, and use arrays. LOGO is not a language for programming a real application, instead it is a teaching language. Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges. After playing Daisy, kids can choose to download a kit to program their own computer game. Version 2 is here with even more content and features! Over 150 Scratch blocks, over 25 Scratch tutorials, over 180 quiz questions and well over 15000 words of exclusive content. Plus Game Center achievements, the new v2.0 Scratch Cards and many more new features. Tynker is the easiest way to learn programming. Solve puzzles to learn concepts and easily build your own games. Use built-in themed graphics, music, and animated characters to create imaginative games, apps and stories. Plus, with the new connected devices supported, control Sphero robots, Parrot drones and Philips lights! Additional puzzle levels are available as in-app purchases.
     
A.L.E.X.      
£free      
A.L.E.X. is a fun puzzle game and a great way to train your brain. A.L.E.X. helps you think and plan logically as you program your robot A.L.E.X. with a sequence of commands to get through each level from start to finish.      
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Modern Foreign Languages
iTranslate Play2Learn PicTranslator Paris Metro
£free £1.49 £2.99 £free
iTranslate is an attractive app that taps into Google Translate and offers text-to-speech in other languages. Collection of 9 language apps using touch & listen or listen & touch - in app purchases for more items. PicTranslator turns your iPhone camera into a translator. Just point-and-shoot to translate... Road sign,s Map,s Newspapers, Menus, Warning.s Any high quality text No phrase lookups or typing in foreign languages required. Metro Paris Subway is the original and No. 1 selling application for getting around Paris, France.

 

     
Larousse      
£2.99      
New English/French - French/English dictionary application for the iPhone now available from Larousse, leading dictionary and reference book publisher, other languages available.      
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Music

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Garageband Virtuoso Piano Free 3 Drums YPGO
£free £free £0.69 £free
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a fully featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Virtuoso, the world's most popular Multi-Touch piano has amazing new features. Learn and play the piano anytime and anywhere. With it's unprecedented sound quality, Virtuoso Piano 3 is the perfect free piano to learn the basics of music or just having fun. Easy as a toy, accurate as a professional instrument. Introducing TrueVelocity 2. Hard taps are louder and soft taps are softer. The sound is not just quieter, but actually softer. You won't believe how expressive your songs will be. For two years we have worked on every detail of Drums! to make it play better, sound better, respond better and look better. As a previous Apple app of the week and over a year spent installed on demo devices in Apple Stores all over the world why not see what all the fuss is about... Here is a fun and creative way to introduce young people to the joys of the orchestra and the thrill of music-making. This app is aimed at 7–11 year olds but will be enjoyed by much younger children and grandparents alike! It is also a great resource for the classroom. At the heart of the app is a new, complete recording of Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder. The games and quizzes are an engaging way of becoming familiar with the music while learning about the instruments, musical terms and composition.
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Art and Design

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Pic Collage Draw Free Doodle Buddy Vintagio
£free £free £free £1.49
PicCollage allows you to create amazing collages using your photos, fun stickers, text with cool fonts and frames. Once you're done, share it to PicCollage, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Path. You can also email it or send a physical postcard anywhere in the world! Create your masterpiece using a variety of useful features using an intuitive and simple interface. Create your personal palette with the color picker - use the best tool for the job: pencil, brush, crayon, or bucket, all non-distinguishable from the real thing - choose from a selection of stickers with sounds to create a brand new effect and interactivity not possible on paper - enhance your drawing by picking your background as a professional texture, solid color or choose your own from your photo library or camera - fix your missteps with the eraser, undo or redo button. Doodle Buddy Gold is the most fun you can have with your finger! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet. Includes: Funny sounds paired with stamps are a blast! • Doodle and stamp all over your own pictures • Scribble inside fun stencils to draw perfect shapes. This app has a range of great movie-making features. You can give any video a variety of retro looks and tunes. You can add title cards and photos to create ‘Photostory-style’ effects you can edit video and change speed and transitions. This is a great alternative to the basic movie-making apps available and is really motivating. Completed movies can be saved to the ipad camera roll for sharing or shared in the usual variety of ways – email, Youtube, Twitter, etc.
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Religious Education

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Children's Bible Games Child's Bible Festivals Lite Basic Knowledge of Islam
£free + inapp £free + inapp £free £free
Engage with the Bible with funny and faithful Games & Activities. 300 Games & Activities on 60 Bible Stories narrated with comic strips. Help kids learn the stories better, get the point and remember forever in an enjoyable way. Children's Bible is an app which contains comics and movies with Bible stories for children. A good tool to start reading the Bible In this app you will find Bible comics books and movies for children from 7 to 12yo. Don't miss out My First Bible app with Stories and Picture Books for kids 0-6yo, and Teen's Bible – Christian Comic Books and Graphic Novels for Teenagers from 13 to 19yo. Get quick and offline information and forthcoming dates of all religious festivals for 2014. Major festivals of all religions including, • Asatru • Buddhism • Bahai • Christian • Hindu • Islamic • Jewish • Jain • Sikh • Wiccan • Zoroastrian. "Basic Knowledge About Islam" will develop people's knowledge about Islam. A simple e-book this outlines some of the core ideas about Islam,
Tales of Arjuna The Big Myth Islam Q&A Learn about Religions
£free £2.49 £free £free
Superbly skilled, speedy and strong, Arjuna boasted that he was the world’s greatest warrior. But, despite his unquestionable courage, this honourable Pandava prince realised he could not confront Lord Indra’s power – or even the wiles of a cheeky monkey – without help. He needed divine weapons, such as the Gandiva bow, with its inexhaustible supply of arrows, and a special war chariot. Most importantly, he needed the blessings of the gods, especially Lord Vishnu. From Aztec to Aboriginals, Inca to Inuit, every culture has its own answer to the fundamental questions of our existence. The Big Myth celebrates our rich, cultural diversity, telling the world’s oldest stories with the world’s newest learning tools. The Big Myth is an animated, educational storytelling app, showing 25 different stories of creation from around the world. For children aged 4-14. The Big Myth offers an entire integrated learning environment, including a teacher’s guide. This application includes all the content of Islam Question & Answer (islamqa.com) website: fatwas and advices of interest to every Muslim in twelve international languages, with daily updates of fatwas. Clueless about the world’s major religions? Feel out of place during your friends’ existential discussions? Take the first step toward feeling more cultured and knowledgeable by learning all the most important things to know about humankind’s major religious traditions.
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