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Creatures of Light is a beautiful free iPad app from the American Museum of Natural History. The app contains five chapter about bioluminescent animals like jellyfish, fireflies, and glow worms. In each chapter students learn about what causes bioluminescence and how it helps animals survive in their environments. Each chapter includes an interactive map of the world that students on which students can tap to learn about the bioluminescent animals of a particular region.
After working through the Creatures of Light stories send your students on a quest to see if they can find other bioluminescent animals and place them on a custom Google Map or Google Earth tour.
Audio Notebook is a handy iPad app for people who want to combine audio recording with their typed notes. Audio Notebook is very easy to use. To create a new entry in Audio Notebook just open the app and tap the “+” symbol to create a new entry. To add audio to your notebook entry tap the record button. You can pause and restart your recordings as often as you like. To add text to your notebook entry just tap the screen to open your keyboard and write your notes. You can type notes while recording audio at the same time.
Audio Notebook includes color-coded labels that you can apply to your notes. Notes can be sorted by name or date by tapping the “i” icon in your notebook’s home screen.
Audio Notebook could be a great iPad app for students to use during lectures. Having the audio recording to fall back on could be helpful when text notes fail to include a key detail. Audio Notebook is also a good iPad app for journalism students to use to record their interviews.
Audio Notebook is currently free (as of February 10, 2014). The regular price is $2.99.
Veggie Bottoms is a cute interactive story designed to teach students about fruits and vegetables. On each page of the story students learn about the characteristics and health benefits of a new vegetable or fruit. Students can manipulate the image of each fruit and vegetable in the app. For example, on the page about peas students open the pea pod. Each image talks to students too.
Veggies Bottoms could be a good app to use as part of an elementary school lesson about healthy food choices. Veggie Bottoms currently costs $0.99.