Monday, 7 November 2011

Splashtop Remote Desktop

Really brilliant and simple to use - use with other devices as well.
Really found this useful.
Enjoy all that your computer has to offer –
remotely from your mobile devices. With Splashtop®
Remote Desktop, you can fully access and control your computer in any way imaginable.
Access your full iTunes™ or Windows® Media library to watch videos and play music stored on your computer.
Play online Flash,as well as PC and Mac games
Work on your computer documents, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, from your tablet or phone.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Story Maker

Japanese creative writing tool. Allows the creation of characters and sharing etc.


Make Your Own Story from New Avatar App! Make Creative Story!

You can make your own Avatars from over 200 FREE Items, offering millions of combinations.
Avatars for Only Sharing? It's old story!
Your Avatars will be printed as Paper Craft.
Your Avatars will act as Characters in your Story.

Make Avatar! Make your Story! You will be an Author!

We provide Basic Pack for FREE, and also have 3 Little Pigs Pack and Cinderella pack.
We will add new fantastic packs continuously

## Features
- Make Avatar
- Make Story (Include Avatars, backgrounds and other accessories)
- Basic Pack is Free. 3 Little Pig Pack and Cinderella Pack also Available
- Print Avatars as Paper Craft (Air Print)
- Print Story as Picture Book (Air Print)

Math Skill

Math Skills makes learning math fun! A huge variety of questions keeps this app fresh, long after the first use.

Math Skills supports a range of age levels: from young children who need simple arithmetic drills, to middle school, to preparation for SAT, ACT, or AP tests. Math Skills is especially useful to prepare for math tests or competitions.

Math Skills includes dozens of important formulas, algorithms, and methods, so if you can't solve a problem, Math Skills will show you how. Topics include arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, probability, algebra, and brainteasers.

Teamviewer 6

There's a lot of competition in the remote control software market and for personal use our money has been on the free, browser-based LogMeIn for quite some time now. But with the new version of TeamViewer, that's set to change.

Fundamentally, TeamViewer's appeal is much the same as that of LogMeIn: it's completely free for personal use, and you can remote control as many PCs as you like. With tweaks to speed in the new version, performance is comparable between the two, and both are pretty much platform agnostic, allowing you to control Linux, Windows and Mac computers.

The key advantage TeamViewer holds over LogMeIn, however, is its flexibility. First off, you don't have to set up an account at all to get going with TeamViewer - just install the software on each machine, give them passwords, and all you need do to connect is type in the generated unique identifying number at the other end. Alternatively, for one-shot support jobs, a non-installing executable can be downloaded.

Creating an account and registering PCs to it, however, makes managing multiple machines easier, and also opens up the ability to use the browser-based interface for machines on which you don't want to install the software permanently.

Once you're in, it looks even more impressive. The toolbar along the top of the remote control window offers not only the usual scaling and image quality options, but also a quick file transfer window, video, VoIP and instant messaging tools, the ability to set up conferencing calls between multiple machines, and even establish a VPN connection for transferring files via Windows Explorer.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Adobe : Ideas

Free App for all age ranges - maybe better for KS2.

Adobe® Ideas is your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go. Adobe Ideas is an ideal companion for the professional design applications from Adobe, including Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®.

Now with a new in-app purchase option, you can get up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch and control opacity for each layer.Sketch design concepts while sitting in a cafe, capture and store color themes while browsing through the photos on your phone, or jot down notes on a photo. Any time you need to explore creative ideas, Adobe Ideas is there with you.


•Zoom without jaggies or big pixels

•Variable-size brushes using multitouch control

•Gallery-style organizer to quickly scroll through your ideas and color themes •Huge virtual canvas

• Pick specific colors from photos or images easily.

• Separate drawing and photo layers

• Easy creation of multiple versions of design concepts

• 50-level undo/ redo

• Save drawing to “saved photos” album on iPad and iPhone

iResponse - Classroom Responder System

The iResponse Classroom Responder System provides education and training institutions with the ability to use the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad to turn their lectures into an interactive learning experience. This will help students increase their learning and retain knowledge.
iResponse Classroom Responder System
- Allows instructors to formulate and send questions at any time directly to participants’ iPhone or iPod touch devices from the instructor’s desktop computer.
- Transmit test questions simultaneously and at any time during a class session to all iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices connected to the class session via Wi-Fi.
- Instant feedback on the instructor’s computer including who is connected, responses, and averages.
The iResponse system is comprised of two components: the iResponse Utility (downloaded by the Instructor) and the iResponse iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Application (downloaded by the student).
TheiResponse iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Application component works in conjunction with the iResponse Utility, and allows the students to respond to and participate in the question and answer session.
The iResponse Utility component allows an instructor to test student comprehension at any point during the teaching session. The instructor may develop questions on their desktop computer and then transmit the questions directly to the students’ iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad devices. The instructor is also able to view who is connected to the system, who has responded to the question, and what response was given. The responses can then be displayed in a graph, either to the entire class or just the instructor. It will display the correct response and the number of students who answered the question correctly. In addition, the instructor may also view and save the results of the questions and answers by teaching session, individual student, or specific question.

Useful in KS2 - The free app delivers trusted reference content from and, including nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No Internet connection is needed. The app also features audio pronunciations, similarly spelled words and’s popular Word of the Day that is enjoyed by millions of people.


• Dictionary and Thesaurus

• English and Spanish Word of the Day

• Nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions in our Dictionary

• More than 90,000 synonyms and antonyms in our Thesaurus

• Alphabetical indexing

• Similarly spelled words

• Phonetic and audio pronunciation•

Example sentences•

Non-standard uses

• Word origin and history

• Editable recent word look-up•

Shake device to see a randomly-selected word

• No Internet required for Dictionary and Thesaurus

• Internet connection required for Word of the Day, audio pronunciation and similarly spelled words

Star Walk for Ipad

Star Walk is for KS2 and above. Really impressive use of the Ipad. Star Walk enables you to point your iPad at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at in real-time. Check out the full list of features below.
- Star Spotter - real time motion tracking tells you what stars are above you in the sky;
- Satellites Tracking - never miss ISS flying over your head again;
- Time Machine - see what the sky looks like at any moment in the past or future;
- Picture of the Day - stunning pictures from deep space;
- Night Mode - preserve your dark vision to see more stars;
- Search - wondering where Jupiter is right now? Arrow will guide you to it;
- Big Screen - connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen;
+ AirPrint support, Moon Phases, Info, View from any location, TelRad, Sharing, Bookmarks, and more!

Math Bingo

The critically acclaimed educational website is proud to present the popular Math BINGO game for iphone, ipad and ipod touch! Now you can practice your math skills anytime and anyplace.The App store version of Math BINGO has several new features including individual player profiles, high scores for all categories and BINGO Bug rewards!
The object of Math BINGO is to get a pattern of five BINGO Bugs in a row by correctly answering math problems.
Math BINGO at a glance:
*Choose from 4 games: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
*Choose from 3 different levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium and Hard
*Create up to 5 player profiles
*Choose from 8 different fun cartoon avatars
*Keep track of number of games played by player profile
*The Scoreboard keeps track of scores for each game and level
*Collect and play with BINGO Bugs when you earn a high score!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

See Read Say

Simple but effective - it is American so be aware of some differences - children can keep records of where they are and there is a reporting feature at the end.

"Did you know before children finish first grade, they should be able to read all of the Dolch sight words? This list of 220 words, prepared by E.W. Dolch, generally make up from 50 to 75 percent of the reading material encountered by students.
Allows up to 4 DIFFERENT users to save individual progress
Easily erase user data to start over if needed
Welcome message on menu screen shows current user
Includes ALL 220 Dolch Sight Words for one low price!
Child friendly interface (but also suitable for adults!)
Vibrant colors
Shake iPhone/iPod for a new word
Control for random and non-random words
Words spoken at the push of a button
Audio control for sounds
Separate word lists for each level
Tracks individual progress and number of completed words for each user
Report feature after every 100 words completed with audio (kids love this)
Star rating system keeps kids wanting to continue learning"

Walkie Talkie

Very simple to use speaking and listening tool. Works in a wide range, really simple interface. Push to talk and then listen. Would work well giving instructions, following guides etc.

App is free and quite small file size.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Lego Creationary

Simple game, very nice layout, graphics. Creationary is an app that is based on the popular Lego board game. The Creationary app, which is also available for the iPhone or iPod Touch, integrates the touch screen to roll the die and determine which of four different build categories will be used.

The categories include nature, buildings, vehicles and things. You can also roll the random or double score random. Once the category has been determined the game begins to slowly build an item, while four different choices of what the item might be is displayed around the borders of the screen. The point of the game is to guess correctly as quickly as possible and the quicker the guess the higher score you will rack up. One wrong guess ends the game, and the player can go through as many as 15 different rounds. Creationary is strictly a one player game, but when you have finished you can share your score via Facebook.

The app is free


Sharing, note taking and free drawing as well as post-it linking. You can then collaborate with other iPads and share plans and on screen work through Bluetooth and network.

Program Functionality: B- Allows up to four people to collaborate (somewhat) on a brainstorming diagram or group thinking process. Once the diagram or brainstorming has been completed, the diagram can easily be emailed to all participants. Must have an iPad for the iPods to be used. (ie. Teacher on iPad, students on iPods) As students type on the iPods, they just flick their finger and their ideas will be flipped over to the iPad. See YouTube demo:

Classroom Use Examples/Ideas: Need to be on the same local wifi, but can be used via Bluetooth if you turn off wifi on all devices. Students could collaborate on a diagram add text, note-taking. Could be used in small groups: teacher writes something and students add to it on iPod Touches and flip it over to the teacher. The need for an iPad is a bit of a drawback. YouTube demo of use with multiple devices:

iTunes Link:

Dragon dictation

Plenty of uses especially when you start passing the iPad around the class. Each child getting chance to speak and you start to build up a story. The story is typed out, you can edit, add pictures and then post or print out a finished story. Really simple, very straightforward.

"This should get a lot of iPad owners excited. Dragon Dictation, which has been so popular on the iPhone, is now available for the iPad.

The app is free for a limited time, and adds some new features to the original iPhone version. The app also includes a new Dragon Dictation Notes feature that lets users speak and save drafts of documents, emails, to-do lists, social media status updates, and more.

"Dragon Dictation has proven to be a must-have app for iPhone and iPod touch, so it made sense to immediately extend those benefits to iPad," said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. "The iPad is a unique and remarkable device, and with the Dragon Dictation App users can experience added flexibility and convenience as they quickly convert speech into text."

Pirate treasure hunt

Really simple app for ks1 pupils. Nice straight forward interface with spoken instruction and guides.

"Join forces with Pirate Jack. He needs your help to solve eight problems and find the hidden treasure. Use the map to work your way through the obstacles one by one and in the right order. Make sure you collect the correct item before tackling the next obstacle. For example, you'll need to find a lantern before you can explore the dark cave. Use different strategies to solve the clues, and you'll find the booty. This learning object is one in a series of three objects."

The learning object:
provides opportunities for students to solve problems using their literacy and numeracy skills within the context of a pirate treasure map;
encourages the use of trial and error to discover the correct sequence of problem solving;
includes a variety of problem types which focus on, for example, spelling, shapes, visual cues, word knowledge, addition of numbers and time.