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Where can teachers find information on apps for education?

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There are a wide range of apps for iPads, Android Tablets and mobile phones which  claim that they are designed for education. It is easy for busy teachers to spend many precious hours (not to mention £s) trying them out only to find they are not suitable.

Below is a list of  recommended websites where teachers can find useful information and reviews about the best educational apps available ...

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Comic Life App for iPad review

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Making comics is a great way  for teachers to inspire pupils writing.

Recently, the well-known Comic Life software has been released for the iPad. The Comic Life app is intuitive with students and teachers needing only a short time to learn the basics.

It’s easy to add captions, speech bubbles or thought balloons to photographs taken with the iPad camera. Other photographs, clip art and scanned images can also be imported into the Comic Life app.

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Crazy Talk App for iPad

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Crazy TalkRealusion’s Crazy Talk is a very popular facial animation tool that can be used to animate facial images.  

Pupils can take a picture of a person or animal and manipulate the image. Animation can be added in the form of lip-synched mouth movements and head movements. Imagine making a historical figure come alive as part of your history or literacy project by literally putting words in their mouth!

The software is expensive but a ...

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Hopscotch iPad Game Making App

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Hopscotch and iPad Game making appHopscotch is an iPad game making app using a visual programming language based on the Scratch programming tool.  Users drag “blocks” of code into a scripting area in order to build programs.

The app is free to download from http://www.gethopscotch.com/ and for more information see the blog http://blog.gethopscotch.com/.

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Tellagami review – digital story telling

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Tellagami back ground imagesTellagami (rhymes with origami) is a quick and easy way to create and share a short story called a Gami.

It is a free downloadable app for iPads and iPod Touches and is a very quick method for pupils to create digital stories which can be shared with others.

Open the app, click on create and choose a suitable background from their library or upload your own picture.

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