May 22, 2012

Apps to Explore - Rover Nearpod Coach's Eye Connect My Mac

Here is a small list of new apps you might be interested in. Unless specifically noted, the apps reviewed are free.

Rover: Rover is a browser app made for education. This app is for using Flash-based websites in your classroom. It is supposed to be an improvement over iSwifter, which was a little slow. Description from the iTunes Store: Rover is a free education app and the only education browser for your iPad designed for teachers and students of all ages.  Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet (e.g. Flash content).

Nearpod: Create, Engage, Assess! Description from the iTunes Store: Nearpod enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' devices. It combines presentation, engagement and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution. Nearpod is a synchronous solution for the use of iPad and other iOS devices in education. To try Nearpod, you will need one iPad running the Nearpod Teacher app, and at least one other iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) running the Nearpod Student app.

Coach's Eye ($4.99): This video recording tool is perfect for coaches or PE teachers. You can record your athlete's performance, break it down frame by frame, overlay several videos to see improvement or compare forms... and more. Description from the iTunes Store: Improve your pitchers’ fastball, straighten your client’s golf swing, easily break down a volleyball serve, improve soccer skills, or even demonstrate weightlifting form. Every coach, parent and athlete needs an edge and Coach's Eye delivers. Coach’s Eye is the easiest to use video analysis software ever made and it’s packed with amazing capabilities.

Connect My Mac:  Mirror your computer onto your iPad and completely control it. Launch applications, type in documents, close and open windows just like you are on your computer. This connection works as long as you are on the same network - you don't have to see your computer to connect to it.

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