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Educational Apps

 

In line with our 21st Century approach to teaching and learning at Kincumber High School, our Head Teachers and their faculties have nominated a range of valuable learning tools that relate to their individual subject areas. We believe that these apps have the potential to increase engagement in learning and form a valuable part of our innovative teaching practices. Many of these apps are free, while others incur a modest download fee. Students are encouraged to download relevant educational apps for their own learning needs after speaking with their classroom teacher and their parents or guardians.

 

CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS (CAPA)

 

Name

Description

Cost

Year Groups

Paper by fiftythree

 

 

- for drawing costumes
The new 2.3.1 update now brings all of these options to every Paper user, allowing them to draw, sketch, outline, write, and color at no additional charge.

Free

 

($3.99 for the entire "essential tools" package)

7-12

Drama Resource

Drama Games: A selection of games and activities for children, young people and adults - including a new game every week.
Drama Strategies: The drama teacher's everyday tools for developing creative expression and enquiry skills.
Drama Lessons: Lesson plans on a variety of subjects.
Featured Articles: Specialist topics, book reviews, teaching tips and ideas.

Free

9-12

Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art App

Hold contemporary art in the palm of your hand and create your own online gallery with MCA Insight, developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The MCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists and MCA Insight puts the Museum in your pocket.

Free

9-12

Tuner – gStrings Free

A chromatic tuner application measuring sound pitch and intensity.

It will let you tune any musical instrument (violin, viola, violoncello, bass, guitar, piano, wind instruments).

Features include:
1. orchestra tuning (shifting/redefining tone frequencies),
2. different temperaments (just, pythagorean, meantone, comma, etc.),
3. a variable range nonlinear scale,
4. microphone sensitivity setup,
5. pitch pipe,
and many more.

If you were looking for a guitar tuner, try it!

 

Free

(offers in-app purchases)

7-12

Garage Band

GarageBand for iOS is the most popular music creation app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. And it’s easy to see why. You can play, mix and record your own songs. Then share them — across the room or across the globe — with just a few taps. It’s never been so simple to create great music and get it out there.

$6.49

7-12

 

ENGLISH

 

Name

Description

Cost

Year Groups

iBooks

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Download books
• Download best-sellers and classic books from the iBooks Store
• Find fully illustrated books, including children's picture books, designed art books, photo books, cook books, and more in the iBooks Store
• Experience gorgeous fullscreen Multi-Touch books filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more
• Read a free sample of any book on the iBooks Store before making it a part of your permanent collection

Free

7-12

Storykit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together. 

To create your story: 

* Write some text.

* Illustrate by drawing on the screen, taking a photograph of something you see, or drawing on paper and then photographing the paper, or attaching photos from your album.

* Sounds can be recorded for telling your story or as sound effects.

* Layout the elements of your story (text boxes, images, and sound clips) freely by dragging them or pinching to resize.

* Add, reorder, or delete pages from your book.

Your story is always saved in your iPhone. Carry it with you and work on it any time. Upload your story to the StoryKit web server and email a link to the story from within the app. No account is necessary. Stories are private.

Free

7-12

Dictionary

 

 

 

 

The only free Dictionary app you will ever need. Works offline!

Dictionary.com is the leading free English dictionary app for iPhone – with over 2,000,000 definitions and synonyms.

This app works offline – you do not need an internet connection.

Now get Word of the Day and more on your Apple Watch!

In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this app includes:
- Word of the Day – learn a new word every day
- Audio pronunciation – hear every word
- Voice search – speak to search
- Translator – get translations for over 30 languages
- Blog – explore over 800 fun language topics 
- Slideshows – fascinating facts about language
- Quiz widget - test your vocabulary with Word of the Day quizzes
- Word origin - find out interesting etymologies
- Favorite words and search history – never forget the words you learn
- Spelling suggestions – get help with how words are spelled
- Local lookups - see which words are being searched near you
- Advanced learner’s dictionary – special content for ESL, EFL and English learners

Free

7-12

Free Audiobooks

 

 

 

 

Thousands of FREE audiobooks await. Whether you're stuck in traffic, waiting for your connection or cramming for an English test—Audiobooks puts the most beloved audiobooks at your finger tips.

Now with Apple Watch support! You can now control the playback of your audiobooks right from your wrist. Easily select from books in your library, switch chapters, or control playback. The included Glance view (accessible from the Apple Watch's clock) shows you the currently playing book and how far you are in the current chapter. 

Or if you don't have time for an audiobook you can listen to a Podcast instead. Podcasts are like your own personalized radio station, proving a steady stream of topical, fun episodes to enjoy. 

Free

7-12

TED Talks

 

 

Access riveting talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people wherever you are.

TED's official app presents bold, new thought leadership from education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, music legends and other remarkable minds. Find thousands of inspiring TED Talks: videos to feed your curiosity, explore innovative concepts and expand your world updated regularly.

Free

7-12

Clickview

 

 

 

 

 

 

ClickView is the world’s most advanced video solution for education. We provide thousands of quality educational videos designed for the curriculum and accessible through our BYOD-friendly video platform.

The ClickView app is free as part of your school’s subscription and gives you the best browsing experience to explore and discover new content in your school’s ClickView library.

You can record videos using your iPhone or iPad, upload them to your personal Workspace and share them with your entire school.

Free

7-12


HUMAN SOCIETY and ITS ENVIRONMENT (HSIE)

 

Name

Description

Cost

Year Groups

Geocaching

 

Supercharge your geocaching adventures with the official, full-featured Geocaching App. There are millions of geocaches waiting to be found, scattered throughout more than 185 countries around the world—there are probably even some near you right now.

$12.99

7-12

UN Country Stats

 

UN CountryStats is a data visualization tool to compare key economic, social, environmental and trade indicators for 217 countries and areas. Indicators are based on the newly released 2014 edition of the World Statistics Pocketbook and include data from 2005 to 2014. Indicators can be viewed as complete country profiles or visualized as bar graphs in country comparisons. Additional tools include the ability to save graphs as favourites and detailed definitions and sources for each indicator.

Free

7-12

Pompeii Touch

 

Reconstruct ancient Pompeii IN 3D! Erase the photos of ruins and see how

ancient domus, wonderful frescos, grandiose temples were before the

eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

$2.99

7-12

Barefoot World Atlas

 

Barefoot World Atlas puts the world at your children’s fingertips! With this incredible app, anyone can fly around the magical, interactive 3D globe and discover the rich wonders of our planet.

$6.49

7-12

Excel HSC Business Studies

Excel HSC Business Studies Quick Study—get the results you want!
Excel HSC Business Studies Quick Study is the perfect tool for studying and revising on the go! This app is designed specifically for the HSC Business Studies course.
There are two parts to the app:

$4.99

11-12

Excel HSC Legal Studies

Excel HSC Legal Studies Quick Study—get the results you want!
Excel HSC Legal Studies Quick Study is the perfect tool for studying and revising on the go! This app is designed specifically for the HSC Legal Studies Core course, plus the most popular Option topics.

$4.99

11-12




 MATHEMATICS

 

Name

Description

Cost

Year Groups

Geogebra

 

GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org) is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone at tube.geogebra.org.

GeoGebra is the world’s favorite dynamic mathematics software, has received numerous educational software awards, and supports STEM education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.

Free

7-12

Math Ref

 

 

 

Math Ref is an award winning education app. Browse over 1,400 formulas, figures, and examples to help you with math, physics, chemistry and more. Use an expanding list of helpful tools such as a unit converter, quadratic solver, and triangle solver to perform common calculations.

Features:
-Tools: Ranging from Algebra to Physics
-Favorites: Easily save equations in groups
-Search: Easily find what you're looking for
-Print Support: Print equations or groups
-Editable Notes: Write what will help you best
-Zoomable Equations: Tap any equation to make it zoomable
-Copy as Text: Press and hold on Physical Constants to copy the values
-Searchable Prime Numbers: Now easily search through the first 10,000 primes

$2.49

 

(although there is a free version)

7-12

Excel Quick Study App

Excel HSC Mathematics General 2 Quick Study—get the results you want!
Excel HSC Mathematics General 2 Quick Study is the perfect tool for studying and revising on the go! This app is designed specifically for the HSC Mathematics General 2 course.
There are two parts to the app:
1. HSC study cards
2. Quick Quiz
Excel HSC Quick Study apps are a convenient and efficient way to revise—any time, anywhere!

$4.99

11-12




  PDHPE

  

Name

Description

Cost

Year Groups

 

National Drugs Campaign

The Australian Government’s National Drugs Campaign app allows instant access to information on illicit drugs and services for youth and parents. 

The National Drugs Campaign app offers:
- the ability to find support services near you
- instant access to illicit drug facts
- tips for parents
- tips for youth.
The National Drugs Campaign app will help increase your awareness about the consequences, harms and risks associated with illicit drug use.

 

 

Free

7-10

 

Fat Secret

 

 

Fat Secret is the most intuitive app for keeping track of your food, exercise and weight, with access to the world's highest quality food and nutrition database.

The app is fast, simple to use and has all the cool tools to help you succeed: 
- A quick pick to find calorie and nutrition info for your favorite foods, brands and restaurants.
- A barcode scanner and manual barcode input
- A food diary to plan and keep track of what you're eating.
- An exercise diary to record all the calories you burn.
- A diet calendar to see your calories consumed and burned.
- A weight tracker.
- A journal to record your progress. 
- Fantastic recipes and meal ideas.

 

Free

7-10

 

Easy Diet Diary

(Australian Calorie Counter)

Manage your weight with Easy Diet Diary, the most popular Australian-made calorie counter in the Australian App Store.

We make entering your foods quick and easy. Scan the barcode or search our extensive foods database. Then track your energy intake (in kilojoules or calories), major nutrients, the energy you burn in exercise, and your weight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free

7-10

 

My Fitness Pal

(Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker)

Lose weight with My Fitness Pal, the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter for iOS. With the largest food database by far (over 5,000,000 foods) and amazingly fast and easy food and exercise entry, we'll help you take those extra pounds off! And it's FREE! There is no better diet app - period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free

7-10

 

 Sports Rules

Sports Rules is the perfect app for PE Teachers, Coaches, Athletes or anyone interested in swift easy reference of popular sports and their associated rules.

The app contains 18 of the most common sports played in Physical Education classrooms with the fundamental rules and other important information required to play a game. Teachers can confidently and quickly review rules in preparation for their classes or share the app with students to involve them in the umpiring role.

$1.29

7-10

 

Oz Health

By the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The OzHealth App is a condensed version of the thirteenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national statistics and information on the health of all Australians.

The OzHealth App provides statistics and fast facts on Australia’s population, life expectancy, births, deaths, international comparisons, population groups, diseases, injury, illicit drug use, tobacco, alcohol consumption, health promotion, organ donation, dietary recommendations, health and medical research, spending on medicines and health, and lifestyle factors that affect health including: physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. The App allows you to compile a list of your favourites for future reference. It also contains a glossary for your easy reference.

Free

11-12

Sports Injury Clinic

Sports injury clinic.net application is your instant sports injury expert! Simply tick the symptoms which apply to obtain a virtual diagnosis! With information on over 100 sports injuries and a map directory of real sports injury clinics near you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free

11-12

Speed Anatomy Lite (Quiz)


How fast can you point to your liver or gall bladder? Do you know the difference between, the sacrum and the manubrium? Speed Anatomy is an addictive game that tests your speed and challenges your knowledge of human anatomy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free

11-12

Visual Anatomy Lite

 


OVERVIEW:
Visual Anatomy Lite is an interactive reference, and education tool. The Lite version contains 130 high-resolution images and more than 350 feature points which can be interactively selected. Each feature has its own label and short description. Add-on Images from 6 chapters of Gray's anatomy can be used as a quick reference. 6 chapters are bones, muscles and circulation system. In additional, a quiz with 23 multi-choice questions also is included.

USES:
This app’s primary use is as a learning tool but can also be used for any professional who needs the occasional reminder. Additionally, this app is ideal for physicians, educators or professionals, allowing them to visually show detailed areas to their patients or students - helping to educate or explain conditions, ailments and injuries. It can be also used as human anatomy guide or anatomy dictionary.

 

Free

11-12

 

Indigenous Health and Welfare Statistics

By Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

 

The information presented in this Indigenous health and welfare statistics App was derived from The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015 report. That Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report provides a comprehensive statistical picture of a range of topics considered important for improving the health and welfare of Indigenous Australians. The report, which is the eighth in a series, presents up-to-date statistics, as well as trend information. It examines differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as differences by factors such as age, sex and remoteness.

The Indigenous App provides statistics and fast facts on: the Indigenous population, education and work, housing and community safety, determinants of health, health and disability, life expectancy and mortality, health and welfare services, and expenditure and workforce. The App allows you to compile a list of your favourites for future reference. It also contains a glossary for your easy reference.

The AIHW is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare. 

 

Free    

 

11-12 

 Take a Stand Together

By Queensland Government-Department of Education and Training

(Android and iPad/iPhone)  

 

 The Take a Stand Together App was developed by all Australian education authorities, working together to create safe and supportive school environments free from bullying, harassment and violence.

Take a Stand Together provides students with tips and advice which they can apply to different bullying situations.
 Free    7-12

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Name

Description

Cost

Year Groups

Solve the Outbreak

By Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to get clues and analyze data to solve the outbreak and save lives! In this fun app, you get to be the Disease Detective.

Do you quarantine the village? Interview people who are sick? Run more lab tests? The better your answers, the higher your score - and the quicker you’ll climb the ranks to become a decorated Disease Detective. In level 1, you’ll start out as a Trainee and can earn badges by solving scenarios, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.

Unlock Level 2 by mastering all 12 outbreaks. Then earn honors by solving new and more challenging scenarios. Earn recognitions like Surveillance Honors and Treatment Honors.

New outbreaks happen every day, and CDC's Disease Detectives are on the front lines, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people. When a new outbreak happens, Disease Detectives are sent in to figure out how the outbreak started before it spreads further.

In this app, you'll also:
ï½¥ Learn about diseases and outbreaks in an engaging way.
ï½¥ See how CDC's Disease Detectives save lives around the world.

Free

7-12

Anatomy and physiology made incredibly easy



Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy presents the vast, sometimes overwhelming details of anatomy and physiology in an enjoyable, user-friendly style. Featuring light-hearted humor throughout, the resource reviews core concepts and offers detailed coverage of every major body system along with with nutrition, fluids and electrolytes, reproduction and lactation, and genetics.

Take short quizzes at the end of every section to assess your strengths and weaknesses for that particular unit. Review detailed anatomical structures with helpful study card section.

FEATURES

• Light-hearted, whimsical, easy-to-understand presentation

• Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations

• Coverage of every major body system

• ‘Quick Quiz’ section with NCLEX-style questions

• ‘Just for Fun’ section features word scramble and matching

• ‘Favorites’ for bookmarking important entries

Free

7-12

The Particulate model of matter

from Werkz Publishing

A perfect app for a physical science, chemistry or integrated science course that is designed to engage students to explore the states of matter and the particulate model of matter. It is designed to address the needs of all students in the topic.

Covers the subtopics of:
What are the typical states of matter?
Solid
Liquid
Gas
How do particles in a solid behave?
How do particles in a liquid behave?
How do particles in a gas behave?
What is the compressibility of solids, liquids and gases?
What are the usual changes of states of matter?
Boiling
Melting
Freezing
Condensation

…and much more

Free

9-12

3D Cell Simulation and stain tool

-Create your own cell image

-Explore a 3D cell

-Get help from our award winning Technical Support Team

-Email your image creation to a friend/colleague

Learn about the cell and all its structures using our new 3D Cell tool. Enjoy the ability to rotate the cell 360 degrees and zoom in on any cell structure. Choose from our list of cell structures to learn more about how each structure functions and relates to the other components of the cell. Dive even deeper and create your own stained cell image by using Molecular Probes™ products. There are over 250 image combinations to explore! Once you have created an image you can get help from our tech support team or email the creation to a colleague. This is a great tool for anyone interested in Biology, Biochemistry, or the Life Sciences in general.

Free

7-12



WELLBEING

 

 

Name

Description

Cost

Year Groups

 

ReachOut WorryTime

By ReachOut Australia

(Android and iPad/iPhone) 

 

 

 Everyone has worries pop into their head from time to time, but sometimes they won't go away and start to impact your everyday life.

ReachOut WorryTime interrupts this repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later, so you don't get caught up in them and can get on with your day. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.

Key features:

Decide on a time, place and length of time to deal with your worries each day.

When you notice yourself worrying about something, add it to WorryTime and get on with your day.

Use your WorryTime to review the worries you've added and ditch the ones that no longer matter to you.

Produced in consultation with the Centre for Clinical Interventions, ReachOut WorryTime is based on cognitive behavioural techniques that are used by health and wellbeing practitioners to assist people with anxiety and stress.

Manage the symptoms of anxiety, worry and rumination.

 

 Free       

 

7-12

 

ReachOut Breathe

By ReachOut Australia

(iPad and iPhone only)  

 

 

ReachOut Breathe helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch.

Research shows that slowing your heart rate can increase feelings of calmness in your body. Using simple visuals, ReachOut Breathe helps you to control your breath and measures your heart rate in real-time using the camera in your phone. This means that you can actively address the onset of physical stress symptoms such as shortness of breath, increased heart rate and a tightening of the chest.

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEART RATE
- Your heart rate is measured by analysing changes to the colour of your fingertip, using your camera and flash.
- To measure your heart rate, hit 'start' and gently hold your finger over the camera and flash on the back of your device.
- When the recording is complete, you will be able to compare your heart rate with your last measurement

HOW TO USE THE BREATHE TOOL
- Start by placing your finger on the screen and breathing in until the circle fills
- Lift your finger off the screen and hold your breath until the yellow line has gone all the way around the circle.
- breathe out until the circle fades out
- You can start using ReachOut Breathe with the default settings, then change the breathing intervals or duration if you feel it's too fast or slow

ABOUT CONTROLLED BREATHING
Your breathing changes when you're feeling stressed or anxious. You may take short, quick, shallow breaths which can make you feel worse.

When you actively try to slow down your breathing you can slow down your heart rate, to help you feel better and recover from the symptoms of stress and anxiety more quickly.

Controlled breathing can help you deal with stress or anxiety, but it does take practice. We suggest using the app at least twice a day to start. Then, when you've got it down, use it whenever you need to calm your breathing. You can use ReachOut Breathe at any time, wherever you are. For example:

- Before stressful times like exams, presentations or sporting events
- Before bedtime, to help you fall asleep
- Before or after situations that make you feel anxious
- Whenever you feel like relaxing  

 

Free    

 

7-12 

 

Recharge - Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well

By ReachOut Australia

 

 

Recharge is a personalised six-week program that helps improve your general health and wellbeing by focusing on four key areas:

1. A regular wake and sleep time each day, achieved gradually over six weeks;
2. An alarm clock that triggers fun activities designed to get you up and out of bed;
3. Increasing your exposure to daylight early in the day, to help reset your body clock; and,
4. Encouraging you to increase physical activity, especially within two hours of waking up.

Establishing a good sleep/wake routine that includes regular exercise and early daylight exposure will help improve your mood, energy and general health and wellbeing as well as helping you sleep better at night.

-Features-
• Receive practical tips to improve your sleep/wake routine and wellbeing
• Get daily reports to track your mood, energy, exercise and sleep
• View graphs to help monitor your progress

-Progress tracker-
Recharge asks a few simple questions to set your personalised program goals. Simply answer a few questions about your mood, energy, exercise and sleep, to receive a daily report that will show you which goals you’ve met each day. Your progress tracker will help you see the relationship between your mood, energy, exercise and sleep over the six-week program.

• Morning check in: Rate your sleep quality and note the time you went to bed
• Afternoon check in: Rate your mood and energy (plus get a bonus tip)
• Night check in: Log the amount and intensity of exercise you’ve done today

-Wellbeing guide-
Simply click on one of the helpful tips provided in the Recharge app to view the Wellbeing guide. This is a collection of simple, practical and evidence-based tips on sleep and how it affects your body, diet, exercise, energy, mood and more.
 

 

Free    

 

7-12 

 

LifeCharge: Simple Elegant Journal of Your Ups and Downs

By Vector15

(iPad and iPhone only) 

 

 

What is your Life Charge?

Life Charge helps you track your ups and downs throughout the day, so you can learn what is contributing to or detracting from your happiness.

Use Life Charge to easily track the positive and negative events in your life today, this week, or this year. Once you know what is making you happy or unhappy, you can learn from the past, and repeat the positives and work to prevent the negatives.

It's your life, see how it's adding up.



● Every day is a clean slate: you start fresh every day, no matter how good or bad yesterday was.
● Private: These entries never leave your device (unless you share or export them)
● Passcode: Lock your entries behind a passcode to prevent unauthorized reading
● Flashbacks: Get daily reminders of your past positive achievements

Track your ups:
> Got a call from a friend
> Got a compliment from someone you respect
> Took a step toward achieving a goal
> Did something enjoyable
> Met someone you like
> Helped someone with a problem
> Cheered up a friend

Track your downs:
> Made a mistake
> Said something you regret
> Missed an event you wanted to attend
 

 

Free 

 

7-12

 

Smiling Mind

By Smiling Mind

(iPad and iPhone only)  

 

 Smiling Mind is modern meditation, a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.

Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation that works to make mindfulness meditation accessible to all.

Our vision is to see mindfulness meditation on the Australian National Curriculum by 2020.

Our mission is to provide accessible, life-long tools based in mindfulness meditation.

Our programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life.
 Free       7-12