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!