Monday, 30 April 2012

Apps for History in Primary Education


Children's British History Encyclopedia: £2.99

Learn about the history of the British Isles from the Mesolithic period up to the year 2000. Access over 100 pages of child-friendly information about the main events and important people that lived in each period of British history! View detailed timelines that give you a chronological overview of when key moments in the history of Britain happened! Find out some top tips for how teach outstanding ICT and history lessons using the encyclopedia!

Biography - A Journey With History's Most Influential People: £1.49

The book about people who changed the world. Every century had eminent people who amazed the society with their talents, inventions and discoveries. They made the world we live in today. 100 biographies of eminent people of all time.

Britannica Kids - Ancient Rome: £4.99

Ancient Rome is the perfect app for exploring the rich history of Ancient Rome. Learn all about the fascinating rise of the Roman Empire, the Caesars, the Gladiators and the Roman Republic in fun, engaging and interactive way.

Britannica Kids - Ancient Rome: £4.99

Ancient Egypt is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of hieroglyphics, mummification, the Pyramids, Tutankhamen, Cleopatra and other popular Egyptian topics. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like memory match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the magic Square.

Britannica Kids - Aztecs: £4.99

Aztec Empire is the perfect app for learning about the rise of the ancient civilisation founded by nomadic farmers to the reign of Montezuma and eventual fall to Hernan Cortes in a really cool and interactive way. The app has been developed around Britannica's exclusive curriculum-based content with high quality images, videos and interactive learning games.

Streetmuseum: Londinium: FREE

The app directs users to locations from Roman London where you can 'excavate' finds, using your finger to dig and gradually reveal ancient artefacts where they where originally found. Key roman sites such as the amphitheatre and Temple of Mithras have been brought to life through augmented reality video.

Virtual History ROMA: £6.99

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.

British Library Treasures: £3.99

‘Treasures’, the British Library’s first app for iPhone and iPad, makes it possible to explore some of the Library’s rarest and most extraordinary written and printed material. The app includes over 100 highlights from our collections, including literary, historical, music-related and scientific documents - alongside illuminated manuscripts and sacred texts. Each is presented through high-resolution images.

History: Maps of the World: FREE

"History:Maps of World" is a fun and educational collection of high-resolution historical maps.
Check it out to keep up with your history, learn something about history.

Timeline World War 2 with Dan Snow: £4.99

A stunning zoomable timeline of the entire war, over 2000 events filterable to show key personalities, battles, locations and more
- Over 100 contemporary British Pathe and other newsreel videos, with full AirPlay support, many with an additional commentary by Dan Snow
- A detailed day-by-day view of the war, showing the full detail and location for every key event
- A dynamic map of the war, showing invasions, occupations, allegiances, fronts and country boundary changes – the only such timeline map anywhere in the world

Ansel and Clair Cretaceous Dinosaurs: £1.49

Ansel & Clair meet a paleontologist who helps them uncover fossils from the Cretaceous period. Ansel & Clair then travel back in time to Cretaceous period where they learn a variety of different concepts and contextual subjects including:
-Science, such as the extinction of dinosaurs
-Geography of the Cretaceous period, such as Gondwanaland and Laurasia
-Geology, such as types of rocks
-And of course zoology, such as the different dinosaurs

Timeline Eons: £5.99

A graphic representation of the entire natural and human history. Scrollable timeline thousands of times longer than the Earth's circumference. Editable time range that can span trillions of years into both the past and the future. Zoomable timeline that can display dates and times down to a fraction of a second.

Medieval Life: £2.99

This app brings together sights, sounds, text, and photos of Medieval Life. Learn about banners and knights in Castle life.
Learn about Vikings, their life, their religion, their diet.
What about Cathedrals and the different architectural components? Towns and Farms and the various roles that people took on to make Medieval life possible.

Apps for Science in Primary Education


Science 360 for iPad: FREE

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centres.

HowStuffWorks for iPad: FREE

Access over 40,000 articles
, view over 12,000 amazing videos from the HowStuffWorks and Discovery archives. All videos are AirPlay enabled to work with your Apple TV device!. Over 1,000 Quizzes containing over 30,000 questions. Challenge your friends, earn badges and be a HowStuffWorks 'expert' on any topic

Star Walk for iPad - interactive astronomy guide: £2.99

Star Walk is a stellar augmented reality app that labels all the stars, constellations, and satellites you point your iPad at. You can track the ISS, find out what constellation you’ve been looking at from your bedroom window and get a lot of exciting and educative information. Combine that with the amazing Apple Design Award winning graphics and highest quality content.

Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy: £1.99

Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn constellations, bright stars and planets. You hold up your iPad in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information. Then explore the Solar System, and take virtual walks on the surface of the Moon and Mars, before playing a game to help you learn the names of the stars.

Exploriments: Electricity - Simple Electrical Circuits in Series, Parallel and Combination: £0.69

This app lets you explore a variety of electrical circuits, with a focus on the role of switches in controlling circuits and devices. You are introduced to switches in series, in parallel and in combination arrangements. The app includes multiple activities on circuits with switches that give a varying degree of control over devices. It also includes real life examples of circuit usage to aid in your understanding. 

James May's Science Stories: £1.99

James May Science Stories is the highly innovative new way to bring science to life! A partnership between the Science Museum in London, and world renowned television presenter James May. The App uses the wonders of "augmented reality", as James gives you an overview is his own inimitable style on nine fascinating exhibits from the Museum's "Making of the Modern World" gallery.
How It Works: Machines - by Geek Kids is the first put-it-together-and-make-it-work puzzle app for iPad. The app combines easy to solve puzzles where your child puts together the major working parts of the machine, followed by an animation that shows how those parts work together to make the machine do its task.

Plants HD: £1.49

Plants HD delivers high-quality interactive content about plants and their lifecycle. The app provides an in-depth look into topics such as seeds, germination, pollination, flowers, trees, fruits, and dispersal. Scientific information about the various topics is combined with quiz and game to enhance the learning.
Flip through photos, read content or have it read to you, listen to music while reading, or just play a game.

BrainPOP Featured Movie: FREE

For even more access to BrainPOP’s award-winning content, choose an optional in-app subscription and enable kids to explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. All movies are close captioned, so it’s easy for them to read along.

Fun Science Lab: £1.99

The Lab is a toy factory filled with interactive experiments and games. Use heat to glide a hot air balloon past dangerous obstacles.. Figure out which item is needed to give the robot electricity. Use magnets to transport dolls.
AGES 5-11. The Fun Science Lab is designed to give kids a fun and entertaining way to learn some basic principles of science by encouraging them to interact with the different elements in each experiment and igniting their curiosity.

Muscle System Pro III: £13.99

The Muscle System Pro III is used by most universities and is now the standard learning/reference tool for students and medical professionals. Now with 215 movement animations, 425 audio pronunciations, 548 isolated muscles and 548 muscle Insertion and Origin maps (You can toggle between muscles and their attachment points on the bone).

Skeleton System Pro III: £10.49

360 horizontal degree rotation of any body part - with a swipe of your finger. Rotate vertically for inferior and superior views. 94 animations of every movement of each articulation (e.g. flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, etc) 2 types of Quiz, Drag and Drop and Multi-choice. 596 audio pronunciations, for every label. 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Apps for PE, Music, DT & MFL (French) in Primary Education

Physical Education

Ubersense: FREE

Ubersense helps athletes and coaches get better at sports:
Record HD video and playback frame-by-frame.
Instant slow motion analysis, zoom and advanced drawing tools for any sport. Compare videos side-by-side or overlay using slow-motion controls. Create video reviews with audio commentary and annotations.

PE Games: FREE

PE Games is the premier app for PE Teachers on the app store, containing over 100 games in a variety of categories.
Find a game that you like and want to remember it? Simply press the plus button to add it to your current lesson. Games can then be added and deleted as required.

VideoPix: £0.69

Replay video with sound in slow motion, normal rate, or fast motion; pause, navigate forward/backward single frame at a time to analyze what's happening around your favorite scenes in the video. Ideal for action replays or analyzing golf swing, billiards shot and many other sports.

The app allows for swift reference of over 30 fitness tests from aerobic capacity, through to flexibility. Upon selecting your test you will be provided with the aim, equipment, procedure and the norm standards so that you can easily and accurately complete the tests you desire.

SloPro: FREE

Shoot video at a high speed then play it back in sllloooooww motion. Just added--SUPER SLOW MOTION 1000FPS--it will blow your mind!

PE Shake: £0.69

The PE Shake is made up of 100 PE warm-up games that are easy to set up with minimal equipment.
Each time you shake the application a new random warm-up game appears. All games are suited to both primary and secondary school students.


GarageBand: £2.99

GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch instruments and a full-featured recording studio. Use multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument.

Notable - Learn Sheet Music: FREE

Notable - The ultimate learning tool for sheet music and notes. Do you want to learn to read, write and play notes? Are you playing any instrument or singing? Then Notable is the app for you to become even better at what you do!

Hear It, Note It: £1.49

A totally original and incredibly addictive music puzzle game for beginners to experts! Listen to the notes, remember them and then write them with the simple drag and drop interface. Learn and test your skill with infinite note, rhythm, pitch and scale puzzles.

Design & Technology

How it Works: Machines by Geek: £1.49

How It Works: Machines - by Geek Kids is the first put-it-together-and-make-it-work puzzle app for iPad. The app combines easy to solve puzzles where your child puts together the major working parts of the machine, followed by an animation that shows how those parts work together to make the machine do its task.

HowStuffWorks for iPad: FREE

Access over 40,000 articles
, view over 12,000 amazing videos from the HowStuffWorks and Discovery archives. All videos are AirPlay enabled to work with your Apple TV device!. Over 1,000 Quizzes containing over 30,000 questions. Challenge your friends, earn badges and be a HowStuffWorks 'expert' on any topic


French Essentials: FREE

iPad that helps you understand and pronounce words in the shortest possible time. Learn new French words quickly, easily, and permanently. Pronounce each word perfectly after listening to native speaker  audio for the words.

SpeakEasy French: £1.49

With 800 spoken and phonetically written words and expressions, this phrasebook is designed to do exactly what the name says - make speaking French easy for you.
Written specifically for English-speakers, this highly accurate phrasebook leaves no room for mispronunciation. Each phrase includes a translation to French, an easy-to-read phonetic translation, and an audio recording of a native French speaker.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Apps for Art in Primary Education


Art HD. Great Artists. Gallery and Quiz: FREE

Great Artists and their master. Art Gallery. Slideshow and Quiz. On the free version their are 15 artists and in the Deluxe version (£3.99) there are 300. Note: Some masterpieces depict NUDE people - both men and women.

Art Museum: £0.69

View 1,999 beautiful high resolution images from the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. These images are in the public domain—available without restriction, free of charge. From ancient sculpture to Impressionist masterpieces, from scroll paintings to Mesoamerican pottery, these works of art will inform and inspire.

Brushes: £5.49

Brushes is specially designed for the iPad. Simple to learn, yet powerful enough for the pros (I think this is the app David Hockney has used). It features an advanced colour pickers, several realistic brushes, multiple layers, extreme zooming, and a simple interface. Brushes records all your actions when painting.

Draw Free for iPad: FREE

Draw Free for iPad allows drawers to sketch and doodle pictures. There is an unlimited variety of colours, chose different backgrounds as a style, or solid or choose your own from your photo library. Undo and redo buttons, draw lines, curves and points with rounded brushes.

ArtRage: £2.99

Express your artistic side with easy to use painting and drawing tools that work just like the real thing! ArtRage packs a powerful physical paint simulation into a creative experience tailor-made for your iPad. Explore a powerful and intuitive environment that lets users of all levels work with a wide range of natural painting and sketching tools.

iDraw: £5.99

iDraw is the most feature-packed vector drawing and illustration app available on the iPad! iDraw has all of the tools you need to create everything from detailed technical illustrations to beautiful works of art. Create complex designs quickly and easily, even on the go.

Finger Sketch Paint: FREE

Free Sketch Art Tool. Create amazing black and white or color sketches with a few simple strokes. Simple, fast procedural sketching tool. 

Including brushes: sketch, web, fur, longfur, simple, and more.

Art Set: £0.69

This stunningly beautiful app is like having a virtual art set right inside your iPad. Paint and draw via the photo realistic interface with tools that look and feel like the real thing.
Art Set gives an alternative to complex and mechanical like paint apps for all to enjoy - artist or not! But simplicity comes without sacrificing quality, from pens to pencils, paints to pastels, each has been carefully crafted to produce natural results in real time.

Foldify: £1.99

Every action you take in Foldify is previewed in real-time 3D, without any delays or extra steps. Print your figure using AirPrint or send as a PDF by e-mail. Share your creations with other users, browse and like Figures from around the world! You can also print all figures you see online! Foldify includes a collection of figure templates, and many categories of stamps like eyes and mouths that make it easy to create high quality figures. Or you can always draw your own.