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Useful Apps and Ideas

Name of App

What It Does?

How It Can Be Used?


Adobe Photoshop Express

Graphics editing

Basic graphics editing such as cropping, rotating, flipping. Allows more advanced editing in border creations and applying graphic filters.

Adobe Voice Creates video presentations Students can produce stunning animated by recording their voices over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas, persuade, inform and inspire anyone.   Free


Creates photo and video slideshows

Presentation of ideas through visuals and sound.

Atoms In Motion, Student Ed.

Uses sophisticated Molecular Dynamics (MD) algorithms to perform computational chemistry calculations

Students can discover and interact with the physics of chemistry and materials. With the tap of a finger you can easily add, delete, or highlight atoms within the simulation; move, place, or even throw atoms. With the swipe of a finger you can control the temperature and explore the states-of-matter (solids, liquids, and gases).

Audio Note Lite


Students may take notes with this app and associate audio recording with the notes entered in this app. Free
Adobe Reader PDF annotation and file manager

Reading, annotating, markup and highlighting capabilities, excellent file manager.

BBC News

Contains international news on the go

App includes videos and links for interesting events and articles. App can be used for many subjects. However, there is no function to allow articles to be saved. Students would have to copy articles manually and save it in pages or docs to go in order to be read later. Video clips cannot be saved.

Chemistry Terms Lite A glossary of Chemistry terms

Students can easily search and bookmark Chemistry terms .

Chinese Idiom

Idiom dictionary

Helps English-inclined students to understand the meanings of Chinese idioms. Stores more than 20,000 Chinese idioms with English translations Free
Clinometer HD

Bubble level and slope finder

Allows students to measure angles of slope (or tilt), elevation or
inclination of an object with respect to gravity.

DataAnalysis Plotting and analysis of all types of data

Students can use this for quick analysis of various types of data by curve fitting, analysis of data via a standard curve, and analysis of various types of kinetic data.

Doodle Buddy Drawing and painting

Students can doodle and annotate onto graphic content shared by teachers or peers.


Stores files in the cloud

Works with many apps. Allows for documents to be saved on a remote server and later opened from any internet connected device. Free

Facebook-like portal for education purposes

Student online discussions; sharing of video; documents; announcements. Teachers can conduct instant polls to get students' responses and feedback.

Gravity Meter

Measures gravitational forces

Students can  measure the effects of gravity and gravitational accelerations using this app.

HudsonAlpha iCells

Shows the 3D view of cells

Students can learn about the various parts of the cell. Each organelle comes with a name and a short description of its function in the cell.


Allows web articles to be downloaded and read later on the go

Students can download text and images from a site when internet is available and so that they can continue their reading in places without internet access.


Opens interactive ebooks

Students can highlight passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features; share thoughts about your favourite book with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Messages or Mail; find a word, character or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature.


Edits video

Students can shoot and produce their own video while they are on the move.

iTeach Chemistry-Lite

Provides resources on Science topics

Students can refer to the interactive resources on Science topics

iToday Contains latest international and local news on the go

App includes videos and links for interesting events and articles. App can be used for many subjects. However, there is no function to allow articles to be saved. Students would have to copy articles manually and save it in pages or docs to go in order to be read later. Video clips cannot be saved.


Translates languages into English or vice versa

Translation and learning a new language cos the app can read out the sentence or word in quite a few languages.

iTunes U Learning resource platform

Students can play video or audio lectures and take notes that are synchronized with the lecture. They can read ebooks and view presentations, see a list of all the assignments for the course and check them off as they’re completed. Students are also able to participate in discussions within each iTunes U course.


Mind-mapping and brainstorming

Students can work collaboratively online to gather ideas or contribute to the same mind-map. Free
Nearpod Lesson delivery and classroom management Teachers can use their iPads to share content with their students and to manage the flow of the lesson. Students use Nearpod on their iPads to receive multimedia content and to participate in engaging assessment and collaboration activities. Free
Ohm Work Resistant calculator

Students can enter the colors on the bands of a resistor and get its resistance, including the tolerance and the temperature coefficient.

Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic table

Students can select a chemical attribute and have the entire chart color coded to plainly show how the different elements vary with regard to the selected trait.

Popplet Lite

Mind-mapping and brainstorming

Mind-mapping and brainstorming Free
Puffin Web Browser Displays Adobe Flash content on the web

Students can use this app to view educational Flash content or animations residing on the internet.

Puppet Edu Creates video presentations Students can show your ideas, persuade, inform and inspire anyone or use the app for a story-telling task. Teachers can create mini-lessons for blended learning or flipped classroom. Free
Quick Graph Graphic calculator

Enter and/or edit equations and visualize them in mathematical notation. It capable of displaying explicit and implicit (opt) equations as well as inequalities (opt) in both 2D and 3D

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Records writing and drawing on the iPad

Teachers and students can record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. Free
Sketchbook Express Drawing in multiple layers

Students can annotate on graphics and easily make changes to their annotations.

Student Clicker- Socrative

Conduct real-time online quiz, receive instant feedback online

Gather students’ responses; carry out educational exercises and games; see all your students’ ideas in real time and interact with their responses. Provide instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or build a premade activity for your whole class. Free
Voice Thread

Creates multimedia presentations

Students can create media-rich presentations by incorporating documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos.

Vyclone Co-creates video Engage everyone in a group by allowing everyone in group to contribute in the production of a video task. Free
Xperica HD

Allows Science experiments to be carried out in an app

Students can interact with various elements to see how the experiment as a whole reacts. Free

Youdao Dictionary Professional Edition

Language Dictionary

Look up for meanings in both Chinese and English. Free