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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014 URL: http://libguides.roanestate.edu/AppDirectory Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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How to get Apps

The apps that come with your Smart Phone are just the beginning. Browse Apple's App Store or Google Play to find your favorite music, movies, books and apps and games.

Just click on the App store icon on your cell phone to enter the App Store to shop for amazing apps in almost every category: games, lifestyle, social networking, and education, for starters.  Many apps are even free.  Remember for your Apple device (iOS) or your Android phone use the App Store or Google Play to get to all those Apps.  

Just use the same Apple ID on the App Store that you use to buy anything on iTunes.  It’s that easy.  

For the Android, you will need a Google Account associated with your device.  It must also be associated with a Google email address (Gmail) to sign in. Follow the directions on your device.  Make sure that you've associated Google Wallet with the same Google Account.  It is free to use and stores your payment history and status of your Apps.  


    Finding great apps

    iTunes and Google Play make getting apps very easy. Unfortunately, finding quality educational apps can be a challenge. You can browse the Education category in Apple's App Store to find everything from infant to higher ed in all disciplines. It can be a bit overwhelming. Here are a few third-party sites we recommend to help you start finding iOS apps suitable for the classroom.

    • AppAdvice (iOS app)
      App version of the definitive source for app news and bargains. This app is not free.
    • AppAdvice (website version)
      Definitive source for app news. Includes daily digest of free apps. This is a great website to follow for bargains on apps.
    • Appitic (website)
      APPitic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning. These apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings. -- from the website
    • AppMiner (iOS app)
      This app tells you when paid apps are available for free.
    • Appolicious
      This is a great app portal. The link takes you right to the education category. The other categories are well-worth exploring.
    • Apps Gone Free
      Each day you are notified of apps that regularly charge $ but are offered for a limited time free.
    • Apps in Education
    • AppStart for iPad
      This free app is highly recommended for anyone new to the iPad. Enjoyable articles and easy to browse lists of top picks in a variety of useful categories.
    • Best Kids Apps (website)
    • Discovr Apps (iOS app)
      This app offers a visual search that lets you enter the name of an app and find similar or related apps. Very cool.
    • I Education Apps Review
    • I Want My Students to...
      Action-oriented chart of apps linked to desired student actions. Nice way to start exploring how to use apps in the classroom.
    • Mind Leap (website)
      Mind Leap makes sure that parents and educators know which apps are educational and which aren’t, which keep kids engaged and which bore them to tears. And, we encourage developers to build great stuff that turns kids on to learning. -- from the website
    • Teachers with Apps (website)

    Faculty App Request Form

    Roane State faculty can use this form to request institutional purchase of iOS (ie. iPad/iPhone) apps. Non-faculty requests for apps should be directed to your department head/budget supervisor.

    Thanks for trying something new. We look forward to learning with you.

    • Request an app
      Full-time Roane State faculty can ask the college to buy apps.

    Join Roane State Mobile Learning email group

    Join the Roane State Mobile Learning email group to get updates about apps, ideas and conversation about mobile learning in your classroom. 

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