Friday, April 17, 2015

Free iOS App Today: QUEST : Level up your life

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QUEST is the most interesting task management app in the world. Clear your tasks like a game. Once you clear your tasks, 8-Bit character will grow up, too!

• It’s an easy and basic task management app yet even it’s fun to use.
• Add and complete tasks with a simple gesture.
• You can easily categorize to do list.
• Check Completed Log for completed tasks list.
• Alarm for reminder of day, week, month, and year tasks.
• You can easily manage tasks at Today widgets.(iOS 8)
• Once you complete your tasks, you can get a new item.
• 8-bit of cool game characters and sound are waiting for you!

- Tasks and To-Do
- Check list
- Shopping list
- Idea memo
- Wish List
- Bills and payment schedule
- Things you have to remember

Add and manage tasks and lists from the app or simply check at Today widgets.
Once you complete tasks and collect items, you can create a cool 8-bit game characters!

◆ Add and manage with a simple gesture.
- Pull down : Add a task
- Slide right : Complete the task
- Slide left : Delete the task
- Drag and drop : Change the order of tasks

◆ Categorize.
- Tap the sky : Check Category
- Pull down : Add a category
- Slide right : Complete the category
- Slide left : Delete the category
- Drag and drop : Change the order of categories

◆ Completed Log
- Tap the ground : Check Completed Log
- You can check the list of your completed list
- Slide right: Delete items
- Recycle bin : Delete all

◆ Reminder
- Reminder setting for day, week, month and year base
- Receive notification

◆ Today widgets and Notification Center
- Check tasks at Today widget
- Manage tasks
- Badge app icon notification
- Edit and add QUEST to use the app on Today widget

◆ Character Level up
- Obtain Experience Point and Level up with completion of tasks
- Collect and equip new item and make your own character!

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Free iOS App Today: Voice SMS

FREE for limited time!
Create text message with just one click!

Dictate instead of writing: Voice SMS transform your voice into text message.

Save valuable time every day.

If you are too busy to type on your iPhone, then Voice SMS is definitely for you.

-Main Features:

Use your voice to send messages. No more tedious typing. Just speak and it's done.
Favorites Contacts List
Text message with contact is created with single tap.
Fast and accurate, fully automated speech recognition.

-User benefits:

Up to five times faster than typing on a keyboard
The application is based on an intelligent speech recognition that improves with time.
Automatic grammar correction.

-VoiceSMS supports a multitude of global languages.


1. Voice SMS requires network connectivity (WiFi or 3G/EDGE).

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Free iOS Apps Today - April 16, 2015

IOS Free Educational Apps


With the way our world and society is developing, knowing how to code is becoming one of the must-have skills. If you’re looking for a way to help your kids learn code, or even a place to start yourself when you have zero coding experience, then CodeQuest might be a great game to start.
CodeQuest will teach you and your kids the very basics of coding and programming, all the through the lenses of some fun and endearing cartoon characters that are on a mission to become the Coding Ninja. There are tons of mini-games that will cover the basics and foundation of coding, mixed with plenty of cartoon graphics and environment pieces. The app will cover over 100 snippets of HTML and CSS, as well as understanding how to style websites with a number of headings and fonts.

Three Little Pigs. The Story

The story of the three little pigs, but is made to invite children to fantasize. The app aimed to draw the children away from the usual computer stuff, and to bring the story alive.
Touchanka has created 17 interactive plasticine pages in which every character is dubbed and each one has it's own nature. The music was composed specially for this book. Readers can read by themselves, however, for those, who are still learning, professional actor has read every page expressively. The book also has a convenient interactive content.


EzyGraphs is a mathematical graphing application that makes graphing as easy as a couple of steps. It’s powerful, and pretty friendly to use for those who might not be accustomed to graphing. You get a display of your mathematical graphs and equations, along with an intuitive keyboard that’s similar to the calculator, natural interaction with the graph by zooming in or out, advanced graphing analysis, and so much more. Each graph is designed well and shows all the information you input quite nicely. If you do any sort of mathematical work and need to utilize graphs, then EzyGraphs is an obvious solution.


Teachley: Addimal Adventure

            Addimal Adventure is an engaging game that teaches single-digit addition. The Addimal characters model effective strategies for solving math facts. Children practice using these strategies during the tool round, while the speed round encourages memorization, providing hints as needed.

Teachley: Mt. Multiplis
            Mt. Multiplis is an engaging game that teaches multiplication through the commutative and distributive properties. While most multiplication apps focus on drill with digital worksheets and flashcards, Mt. Multiplis scaffolds learning to promote conceptual understanding, efficiency with multiplication strategies, and fact fluency.

Simply Physics

            Let your students enjoy a fun game that introduces physics into your curriculum. In Simply Physics you create your design and see if your design is strong enough for what is needed in the game, such as building a bridge for a train. And when you think your bridge is strong enough test it and see if the bridge will hold while crossing.

Free Android Apps Today - April 16, 2015

Multiple learning apps that are geared towards teaching programming, excel, Photoshop, photography and more.

Duolingo: learn Languages Free
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, and English. Totally fun and 100% free.

math Tricks
This program is designed for those who want to learn interesting mathematical tricks to speed up the calculating. These tricks will help solve part of the mathematical problems and tasks much faster than classical. Will also be helpful to those who want to hone basics such as the multiplication table.
When you learn these mathematical tricks, you'll be able to show off your skills to friends and prove to them that you have a talent for mathematics. New skills you can use in the store, at school, at college, at work - wherever thanks to quick calculation skills can save a lot of precious time.

Graphing Calculator by Mathlab
f you're looking for a graphing calculator app that works smoothly and seamlessly, you've found it! Graphing Calculator by Mathlab is a scientific graphing calculator integrated with algebra and is an indispensable mathematical tool for students in elementary school to those in college or graduate school, or just anyone who needs more than what a basic calculator offers. It is designed to replace bulky and costly handheld graphing calculators and works on virtually any Android phone or tablet.
Furthermore, Graphing Calculator by Mathlab displays calculations as it performs them on the high-quality display of the Android device, making it easier for the user to understand the calculations and see them clearly. This app has two great strengths. First, it acts as a fine scientific calculator, but, more than that, it displays the intermediate steps of the calculations as you type. It allows the students to both watch and learn how the calculations are made and how to find the final answer. Second, the graphing ability is absolutely stunning! Not only does the calculator beautifully display the graphs, but it automatically generates the x- and y- values and displays them as well.

AutoMath Photo Calculator
AutoMath allows you to solve math questions simply by taking a photo of your math equations.  AutoMath is a great way to check your work, study or even to teach yourself math.

NASA's Earth Now is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations. Data sets are visually described using "false color" maps. Color-coded legends are provided to indicate relative strength or weakness of an environmental condition. The resulting 3D model of the Earth may be rotated by a single finger stroke, and may also be zoomed in or out by pinching 2 fingers. It was developed by the Earth Science Communications and Visualization Technology Applications and Development Teams at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with support from NASA Headquarters.

Interact with live streaming data from the International Space Station (ISS), Take virtual 3D tours of the Mission Control Center (MCC) and ISS, and View console displays, crew and science timelines for a fun, educational experience with NASA.

TeachersPayTeachers (TpT)

Teachers Pay Teachers is an empowering open marketplace where over 1.5 million teachers buy/sell/share original teaching resources and make teaching even more rewarding.  Others have saved countless hours not having to reinvent the wheel every night.

Free iOS App Today: SimplePhysics

Free today with ‘App of the Day’

Be sure to check out my new game, SimplePlanes, where you build airplanes and see how they fly with realistic physics. You can find it on the app store, or you can find out more at the website:

SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels and then simulates your design with a sophisticated physics engine.

A wise person once said: "An engineer is someone who can do for a dime what any fool can do for a dollar." In SimplePhysics, your design must not only be strong enough, it must be cheap enough to win. With the built-in Leaderboards, you can also compete with people all around the world to see who can create the most cost effective designs.

Create your design in seconds with the blueprints editor. If you make a mistake, simply tap the Undo button. Zoom in and out by pinching the screen and pan the view using a two finger drag.

While testing, you can see how the strain is distributed across your design. Areas that are under immense strain are colored bright red, while other areas are colored green. This allows you to find and fix problem areas in your design.

The finger test lets you use your finger to push and pull on your design. You can use this with pinpoint accuracy, or you can just smash your design to smithereens. The finger test has an explosive new twist. You can now create explosions by tapping the screen for ultimate annihilation.

The newly added Bomb Shack level includes a dummy with full support for ragdoll physics. Throw him around, blow him up, and smash him against your design.

The slow motion feature lets you slow things down so you can see how your design is failing, and it is also incredibly fun to watch explosions destroying your design in slow motion.

* Realistic physics simulation
* Ragdoll physics
* Slow motion mode
* Stress display shows problem areas in your design
* Wide variety of levels!
* Finger Test - smash your design to pieces, or blow it up with realistic explosions!
* Leaderboards
* Save/Load designs
* E-mail your blueprints to your friends
* Universal support for the iPad

Free iOS App Today: Fluent Mind Map

Generate and explore your ideas with this simple to use mind mapper that features an uncluttered and clean interface that gets out of your way leaving you free to focus.

Use the clutter free designer to quickly generate and organise your ideas into an elegant mind map. Easily add new nodes, change text, and set colours for one or multiple nodes. Zoom in to focus on a handful of notes or out to see the big picture.

Use email and third party storage providers such as DropBox through the document picker to share your ideas with friends, colleagues and clients in a variety of popular file formats including PNG, PDF, SVG and Fluent Mind Map's native format. You can also save your Mind Maps as images directly to the photo library.

Fluent Mind Map now includes iCloud Drive support so that you can work on your ideas across all your iOS devices and always have the latest version of a mind map with you.

* Full screen chrome-less editing - add and edit nodes without any distractions
* Set colours for individual nodes or entire hierarchies
* Zoom in or out to get a big picture view
* Collapse and expand nodes
* Connect nodes to arbitrary nodes with a dotted line
* Choose from a selection of colourful themes
* Edit or create new themes with the theme editor
* Save images of your mind maps directly to your photo library
* Use iCloud Drive to access your documents from all of your iOS devices
* Share mind maps with friends, colleagues and clients using email or third party storage providers and using common formats like PDF, PNG and SVG.
* Save mind maps to the photo library
* Import mind maps from email or document picker supporting applications
* Use multiple pages
* Uses an open human readable file format
* Optimised for all iPhone and iPad models making best use of the available space

2015 Lunar Workshop for Educators

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, mission is sponsoring a pair of workshops for educators of students in grades 6-9. Each workshop will focus on lunar science, exploration and how our understanding of the moon is evolving with the new data from current and recent lunar missions.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has allowed scientists to measure the coldest known place in the solar system, map the surface of the moon in unprecedented detail and accuracy, find evidence of recent lunar geologic activity, characterize the radiation environment around the moon and its potential effects on future lunar explorers and much, much more!
Workshop participants will learn about these and other recent discoveries. They will reinforce their understanding of lunar science concepts; gain tools to help address common student misconceptions about the moon; and interact with lunar scientists and engineers. Participants will work with LRO data and learn how to bring the data and information to their students using hands-on activities aligned with grades 6-9 Next Generation Science Standards.
The workshops will take place July 6-10, 2015, and July 13-17, 2015, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to tour the LRO Mission Operation Center and the Goddard spacecraft testing facilities.
For more information and to register to attend, visit
Questions about this workshop should be directed to Andrea Jones at

MAVEN Educator Ambassador Program

In September 2014, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission began exploring Mars’ upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. The MAVEN Educator Ambassador, or MEA, program will focus on in-depth learning experiences around Earth, space and physical science topics for educators teaching middle- and high-school grades.
During this weeklong, NASA-funded program, participants will receive training to become a MAVEN Educator Ambassador. The goal of the MEA program is to develop the capacity and provide the opportunity for educators to train other teachers on NASA heliophysics and planetary science educational resources. Follow-up support will be provided via teleconference calls and other electronic communications. Participants involved in the MEA program will be expected to implement the lesson plans and education resources in their own classrooms, as well as train other teachers at local and regional professional development conferences or meetings.
The program will take place Aug. 3-7, 2015, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Participants will receive a travel stipend of $700. Free housing and meals will be provided.
Applications are due May 22, 2015.
For more information about the workshop and to apply online, visit
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to

Center for Astronomy Education Teaching Excellence Workshops — Spring/Summer 2015

NASA’s Center for Astronomy Education, or CAE, announces a series of educator workshops for astronomy and space science educators.
These workshops provide participants with experiences needed to create effective and productive active-learning classroom environments. Workshop leaders model best practices in implementing many different classroom-tested instructional strategies. But more importantly, workshop participants will gain first-hand experience implementing these proven strategies. During many microteaching events, you will have the opportunity to role-play the parts of student and instructor. You will assess and critique each other’s implementation in real time as part of a supportive learning community. You will have the opportunity to use unfamiliar teaching techniques in collaboration with mentors before using them with your students. CAE is funded through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Exoplanet Exploration Program.
May 2, 2015 — MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CaliforniaCAE Southwest Regional Teaching Exchange
June 13-14, 2015 — South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors
June 22-25, 2015 — American Center for Physics in College Park, MarylandNew Faculty Workshop for Physics and Astronomy
August 4-6, 2015 — Honolulu Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
CAE Teaching Excellence Short-Courses on Active Learning in the STEM Classroom
August 2015 — American Museum of Natural History in New York, New YorkCAE Northeast Regional Teaching Exchange
For more information and to register for workshops online, visit
Inquiries about this series of workshops should be directed to Gina Brissenden at

Free Educator Workshop — Journey to Mars: Rocketry

The Educator Resource Center at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California, is presenting a free educator workshop on May 2, 2015, at 10 a.m. PDT.
Participants will select a mission and learn how to design and construct a high-powered paper rocket to achieve that mission. The activity includes constructing a rocket, predicting its performance and chance of mission success, flying the rocket, and filing a post-flight mission report. Learn about real-world connections with NASA research and our Journey to Mars.
For more information about the workshop and to register online to attend, visit
Questions about this event should be directed to Sondra Geddes at

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program — Mission 9 to the International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, in partnership with NanoRacks LLC, announce an authentic science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, opportunity for school districts across the U.S. and space station partner nations. The newest flight opportunity, Mission 9 to the International Space Station, or ISS, gives students across a community the ability to design and propose real experiments to fly in low-Earth orbit on the ISS. This opportunity is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, or SSEP.
Each participating community will receive a real microgravity research minilaboratory capable of supporting a single microgravity experiment and all launch services to fly the minilab to the space station in spring 2016 and return it to Earth. An experiment design competition in each community — engaging typically 300+ students — allows student teams to design and propose real experiments vying for their community′s reserved minilab. Content resources for teachers and students support foundational instruction on science in microgravity and experimental design. Additional SSEP programming leverages the experiment design competition to engage the community, embracing a learning community model for STEM education.
This competition is open to students in grades 5-12 and college. Informal education groups and organizations are also encouraged to participate. Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than April 30, 2015. The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is available to help interested communities in the U.S. secure the needed funding.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit the SSEP Mission 9 to International Space Station National Announcement of Opportunity at
SSEP is enabled through a strategic partnership with NanoRacks LLC working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a national laboratory. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space ( is a national partner on SSEP. To view a list of all SSEP national partners, visit
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email SSEP National Program Director Jeff Goldstein at

21st Century Teacher Academy

The 21st Century Teacher Academy, or 21CTA, is a unique educator professional development workshop opportunity for K-12 educators. The workshop is designed to immerse teachers in the best practices and methodologies to develope and implement real-world, project based learning, or PBL, curriculum using NASA’s missions. 21CTA is sponsored by the Office of Education and Public Outreach at NASA’s Ames Research Center, and funded by NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.
21CTA is a two-week workshop held July 8-22, 2015. The workshop will be led by content experts, PBL experts, technical subject matter experts and a master teacher. The workshop will take place at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. Attendees will receive a $4,500 stipend. Teacher teams are highly encouraged!
Applications are due April 30, 2015. Interested K-12 educators should apply through NASA’s One-Stop Shopping Initiative website at
If you have questions about the 21st Century Teacher Academy, please email

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission — ‘Signs of Spring’ Photo Contest

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission announces the “Signs of Spring” photo contest.
Spring is in the air, and with it lots of precipitation. The GPM mission launched in February 2014 and measures Earth’s precipitation from above using a constellation of satellites. GPM can tell us where and how much it is raining and snowing so we can learn more about Earth’s water cycle, better model our weather and climate, and predict floods, droughts, hurricanes, and more.
As GPM watches spring weather from above, the GPM team wants to know what spring looks like to you. Post your coolest photographs of spring weather, and the GPM team will pick the best ones to feature on the NASA Precipitation Measurement missions’ websites ( and
All entrants must be 13 years old or older. The deadline for submitting photos is April 27, 2015.
For more information and instructions for submitting a photo, visit
Questions about this contest should be emailed to Jacob Reed at

Help Name Surface Features on Pluto and Its Orbiting Satellites

Launched on Jan. 19, 2006, New Horizons already has covered more than 3 billion miles on its journey that has taken it past each planet’s orbit, from Mars to Neptune, in record time. Now it’s in the first stage of an historic encounter with Pluto that includes long-distance imaging, as well as measuring dust, energetic particles and solar wind in the space environment near Pluto.
This encounter will allow scientists to get a better view of the surfaces of Pluto and its orbiting satellites. And the new surface features being discovered will need to be named!
Through April 24, 2015, the public can suggest names for the New Horizons team to use. Submissions must follow a set of accepted themes and guidelines set out by the International Astronomical Union. The IAU is the formal authority for naming celestial bodies. After the campaign concludes, NASA’s New Horizons team will sort through the names and submit its recommendations to the IAU. The IAU will decide whether and how the names will be used.
The campaign allows the public of all ages to submit names for the many new features scientists expect to discover on Pluto following the encounter.
To find out more information about how to participate in the Pluto naming contest, visit
Detailed IAU guidelines for acceptable names submissions are available online at
For images and updates on the Pluto flyby set to take place on July 14, 2015, visit and