Evernote have a great suite of products and it’s safe to say they know how to make great apps. Another one in their repertoire is Evernote Scannable: a quick way to scan documents for the digital world.
It’s so important for children to understand the value of money from a very young age. Many young children have no idea how much things cost and that money doesn’t grow on trees. By using Bankaroo, children get a simple introduction to managing their money.
If you want an incredibly accurate weather forecast in your area, then WunderStation is the app you’ll need. It uses Personal Weather Stations (PWS) to gather the latest and most precise weather data imaginable. These individually-owned stations are located across the globe and send back data as often as 2.5 seconds. The system was founded in 2001 as a way to provide more granular data to meteorologists.
In this wonderful educational video, Sam Hume from BBC Earth Unplugged, shares some tips and tricks on how your smartphone can be used to capture natural-history style footage.
Sketchometry is a geometry app that converts quick hand-drawn sketches into precise shapes and lines. It’s compatible with every major platform, including apps for iOS and Android, and any device with a web browser (Windows, Mac, Linux etc.) at Sketchometry.org.
Calculators aren’t the most exciting apps in the App Store but Tydlig is worth mentioning due to its benefits when teaching mathematics. Notably, you can change any value in a calculation and see the answer updated immediately. This means that you can swap-out numbers quickly without having to re-type the whole thing.
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-renowned research centre located in Washington, D.C. Their collection of Shakespeare apps are a unique experience of audio and visual resources, that explain the stories of William Shakespeare.
Class Monster Pro is another way of controlling the noise levels in your classroom. It features a customisable monster that lives in your iPad and becomes animated when certain scenarios occur. When students are nice and quiet, the monster displays a happy expression. When noise levels increase, the monster becomes upset.
TeacherTool has been around since 2009 and this is their latest version of the app: TeacherTool 5. It hopes to revolutionise the way you handle student administration by making it more effective, customisable and easier to navigate.
Coursera is a website that provides free access to the world’s best education. With no money needed, the only thing it requires is your time and dedication — you learn on your own schedule at you own pace.
Field Trip is an app by Google for Android and iPhone that helps you learn a bit more about the world we live in. It lists well-known and obscure points of interest that are close to your current location. From historical events to movie locations, there’s an interesting snippet of info for everyone.
A project on Makezine.com has a great tutorial on how to create a microscope using the lens from a cheap laser pointer and a few other materials from your local hardware store. Once assembled, your smartphone is capable of 175x zoom — opening up a whole new world of tiny creatures, organisms and cells.