App Guide March 2013

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App Guide March 2013

  1. 1. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Apps covered in workshopIcon Title Purpose Cost For both IOS/Android unless listed Nook Read books purchased from Barnes and Free Noble Kindle Read books purchased from Amazon Free Overdrive Read books lent from libraries Free Google Play Books Read books purchased from Google Books Free iBooks Read books purchased from iTunes Free Dropbox Cloud storage; accessible by windows, mac, Free mobile and Linux
  2. 2. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Google Drive Cloud storage FreeSugar Sync Cloud storage freeQuick Office Pro Microsoft office for mobile devices 14.99 Syncs with Google docs, DropboxNumbers Spreadsheet program for Mac $9.99 iosPages Word processor for Mac 9.99 iosGoDocs Ability to edit Google docs, spreadsheets, $4.99 etc. on mobile devicesSlide Shark View and show PowerPoint slides on iPhone free ios and iPad. Preserves the transitions
  3. 3. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Mighty Meeting Presentation and whiteboard sharing freeGoogle New version of Google slides freePresentationSlide Share Mobile website free http://m.slideshare.comHaiku Deck Slide creation and presentation app free iosKeynote Apple presentation app – part of iWork 9.99 iosMirror op sender Allows for wireless connection from android Free device to monitor or lcd projector
  4. 4. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Flipboard pages Popular magazine and social media app FreeNetVibes Monitors social media freeFeedly News reader freeNewsBlur Social news readerPulse Brings blogs, magazines, social networks free and newspapers into one placeEvernote “Captures everything” note clipper, web Free. clipper, voice, texts More storage for a priceKhan Academy Allows for viewing of Khan academy videos free Khan Academy viewer for android
  5. 5. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Ziti Personalized magazine learns what you like Free to read and delivers new material all the time.Google Maps Mapping app, shows locations street view, free can search for attractions nearbyScience 360 NSF funded access to science and Free Science 360 radio app engineering images and videos, newsfeed available, does not seem from NDF-funded institutions to be same as robust as one for iPadHistory Maps of Nice collection of historical maps – several free iosthe world companion maps apps – History of Europe, Asia, Americas - these cost 7.99LeafSnap 1st in a series of electronic field guides. Free Android app under Developed by Columbia, University of development Maryland and the Smithsonian. Uses visual recognition software to help identify trees from photos of their leavesvTree Came from the dendrology class at Virginia Free Only Android Tech. Used to be CDs . It contains fact sheets for 969 woody plants from all over North America with an in depth description, range map and thousands of color images of leaves, flowers, fruit, twigs, bark and form.
  6. 6. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Explorer: Lost in the museum? Use the GPS locater in Free Considering android appAmerican this app to help you find your way - willMuseum of give turn by turn directions to exhibits alongNatural History with visuals of what’s in the museumEdmodo Teacher portal allowing students and Free teachers to stay connected, check grades assignments etc.Assignment For the student to keep track of schedule, $1.49 or add Android onlyPlanner Pro assignments, projects etc. supported free versioniStudiez Pro Student planner, cloud sync, interactive 9.99 Ios only calendar, grades, assignments etc.Anatomy 4D Augmented reality interactive anatomy app freeiAnnotate PDF reader annotator $.9.99IEEE Xplore These are not apps per se but websites built Free with Available in mobile for mobile devices. subscription website
  7. 7. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013JStor Digitized print journals, reference source App free but full text Available in mobile available with website subscriptionMedline Provides citations and abstracts to App, citations, Available in mobile biomedical literature. Full text available abstracts and some website when possible full text available free but more full text available with subscriptionWorldCat Search title to find libraries near you owning Free Available in mobile the title websiteEbscohost Academic reference database Free with Available in mobile subscription websiteGale – Access my App from Gale – Access my public library, Free with Android app availablelibrary college Access my school library subscriptioneditionTed Mobile version of the Ted Talks website FreeSnapSeed Photo editing app Free
  8. 8. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Instagram Photo sharing FreeSongza Play music for your mood- gym, relaxing, Free work etc.Slacker Radio Customized music along with talk and Free sports from ABC, ESPN and morePandora Choose music and radio by genre or create free your ownPenultimate Handwriting app uses gel ink colors. Can .99 PenSupremacy for Tablets create different notebooks for different $1.49 topics, allows for pages to be inserted, deleted, duplicated or moved to another notebookPaper by Fifty Makes sketching so much easier! Variety of Free but canThree pen styles and colors, color wash from light purchase different to dark, ability to share through email, pens tumblir, facebook, and twitter
  9. 9. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Additional apps (not covered in March 2013 workshop)Icon Title Purpose Cost Android/Blackberry Versions Art HD Great artists and their masterpieces Free Quiz $5.99 deluxe version Create your own gallery of favorites available Museum of Highlights of the “Abstracts Expressionist Free Android app available Modern Art New York” exhibit. Videos on key works and artists, internet connection needed NCMA Rodin Documentary and photos of bronzes done by Free Rodin PaperPort Digital note taking tool allows the use of Free Notes documents, web content, audio, typed and handwritten text. Dragon Voice has been added allowing for voice to text. Cloud storage Mindnode Graphic organizer, mind mapper Free Thinking space Syncs with mac $20 for Mindnode pro recommended for android Can be exported as tiff, PDF, PNG, rtf outline users Cogimap and Mindberry recommended for blackberry
  10. 10. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Notes Simple text notes, no organization, can email Free comes installed or printStudy Blue Create flashcards using text and pictures, Free Android version available track your progress, and use the filter to only study what you don’t know.Melbourne Ability to explore Melbourne Museums FreeMuseum treasures and displaysPlease touchexhibitRed Laser Bar code reader Free Android version from App BrainScan Bar code reader Free Android version available QRScan Now for blackberryPhoton Alternative to the Safari browser, but this $4.99 ` one supports Flash filesBento Database program for Mac $4.99 Not available Syncs with apple devicesBibion NYPL over 700 items from the NYPL 1939- Free NYPL app available for 1940 New York World’s Fair collection android and iPad but not one specifically for this
  11. 11. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013 exhibitLibrary of Virtual tour of the Library of Congress Free Android app availableCongressFacetime Allows for video calls to other Apple devices Free SkypeDoodle Finger painting without the mess, allows Free PaintjoyBuddy students to practice numbers letters drawing, includes stamps, draw with friends!Rocket Math Practice games for elementary math facts. 99 cents Math Number game Zcrazy mathPuppet Pals Allow students to create and animate Free with limited Not available in Android, puppet shows. You can record and save character and Puppet Show available for shows background choice. .99 from Android Director’s Pass for 2.99 adds more Marketplace backgrounds and characters and allows you to animate personal photos and import backgroundsTeacher Pal Personal organizer for teachers, seating Free Teacher Aide Lite available charts, tracks attendance, grades and from Android marketplace behavior
  12. 12. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013 iThoughts Mind mapping tool for iPad and iPhone $9.99 MindMeister or Mindmaps available in android Instapaper Save web pages for reading later $4.99 InstaFetch Pro Browse articles your friends are reading Send to InstapaperOther Apps not covered in the presentationIcon Title Purpose Cost Android/Blackberry Versions Notetaker HD Captures handwriting, allows a zoom to $4.99 Android – handwriting by accommodate larger stylus Dato Exports as PDF and can be emailed Can be organized into folders Inotes Text, photo, draw, organize into folders, Lite version free Note Everything from syncs to cloud or Dropbox, can be launched $3.99 Android Market from Safari Infinote To do list or notes organized by different $1.99 bulletin boards Fun, notes or lists can be emailed
  13. 13. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013GoodReads Great social place for readers, can keep track Free Available for android but of books read, books to read, can read not an app for blackberry, reviews of books, tagging but you could use the mobile website on blackberryDictionary Dictionary and thesaurus Free Available for android and blackberryiClassics Classical Music discovery tool Free Choose by mood or composer or genreGroovebug Scans your music library and creates a “fluid Free interactive magazine for each individual artist”Steinway Learn the piano fingerings for songs some FreeEtude sheet music free and some for purchaseAmerican Folk Commentary on the” Infinite Variety: Three Free Android app availableArt Museum Centuries of Red and White Quilts” museum layout, comments on 650 quilts all read and whiteBritish Library Access to the library’s 19th century book Free Android app available19th Century collection. Option to subscribe for $3.00 aCollection month will give access to all titles free or not
  14. 14. Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Libraries App Guide March 2013Science Friday NPR Science Friday’s broadcast Free Android app availablePBSGarden Need help with your garden? Over 2000 $2.99 species includes common and botanical names; includes pests, guides and journal9/11 Explore the building of the memorial, Android app availableMemorial construction pictures and information on the twin towersBull Run Part of a series developed by the History Considering android apps Associates and Civil War Trust with a grant from VDOT. To encourage tourism in Virginia will highlight all Virginia Civil War battle groundsReeder News reader Not available for android, Google reader or Feedly suggestedPulse News reader in magazine form Android app availableEarly Edition News reader Not available for android

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