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Published on February 21, 2014

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Education On Demand and within Your Hands HARNESS TODAY’S NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES AND DEVICES FOR TEACHING, LEARNING, AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Organization Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives www.TBRMobile.org

Mobile Apps Presentation Summary PRESENTED BY: Dr. Robbie K. Melton, 1st App-ologist February, 2014

eReaders SmartPhones Tablets Apps “Education On-Demand ~ In Your Hands” Latest Innovations & Best Practices Regarding the Use of Mobile Devices ~ Apps ~ Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Outcome of this Presentation: Endless possibilities for using mobile devices and apps for Teaching and Learning. To Start Pull Out Your Mobile Device

The exploding growth of hand-held devices (almost 370 million tablets will be sold by 2016) is transforming higher education in terms of recruiting, teaching, learning, communication, collaboration, social interaction, engagement, productivity and the delivery of education.

Webinar Overview This webinar will grab mobile learning by the handheld device and examine impact and challenges of using smart phones and tablets as teaching, learning, communication, collaboration, and instructional tools.

Collectively, mobile devices are the most successful and ubiquitous information and communication technology (ICT) in history.

Mobile Workers • 60 percent of mobile workers checked in using their smartphone with a service like Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook Places, and Shopkick. • 66 percent of mobile workers had checked out (made a purchase or other transaction) using their smartphone). • 87 percent used their smartphone for notifications such as sports scores, Facebook updates, SMS text messages, or other always-on applications. • 57 percent had used their smartphone as an e-ticket or mobile boarding card. • 44 percent used their smartphone to scan barcodes and compare prices.

African mobile penetration hits 80% (and is growing faster than anywhere else)

The smart phone could provide the answer to educating those in remote areas, as tested by the University of Pretoria. Research carried out by the university indicated that 96% of the distance education students had access to mobile phones, while only 1% had access to the internet at home.

mLearning Africa There are barriers to mobile learning in Africa, such as illiteracy levels, access issues (remote areas and price factors) and a gender gap (more men have mobile phones than women). However, thanks to the availability of solar power and mobiles running on much less power than computers, education through mobile phones is becoming a great possibility to help those formerly excluded from educational opportunities. If Smart Phone technology is developed in a robust, low cost manner, more and more Africans will continue to take advantage of this information technology and new and exciting learning styles available to them. Africa which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world with a penetration rate of over 60%

Global Impact United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Paris, France • In less than a decade mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a mobile device.

Word Lens Word Lens gives you translation on the go: - NO NETWORK required - results appear immediately on your video screen when you need it, anywhere in the world .. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordlens/id383463868?mt=8 Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ils?id=com.questvisual.wordlens&hl=en

The Pope App • Using The Pope App, you can scroll through The Pope’s messages, watch his speeches, connect with the Vatican on social media and even take a live look into Saint Peter’s Square via webcam.

The Rosary of the Hours Confession App

Gartner: Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies This Hype Cycle examines the status of, and prospects for, various mobile device technologies. It advises device vendors, mobile operators, application providers and others on the maturity of these technologies and their use.

mLearning vs. eLearning Mobile learning on Smart Phones differs from e-learning on computers in that activities are not set in one place and can be conducted at any time and at any place.

Mobile Learning • Mobile learning is a customized experience based on the device, the features, and the learner. • Example: A traditional computer lab will look the same across the world (same monitor, computer, etc.). Unlike mobile devices, where the user dictates the device, the learning environment and experiences.

Definition Mobile devices are digital, easily portable, usually owned and controlled by an individual rather than an institution, can access the internet, have multimedia capabilities, and can facilitate a large number of tasks, particularly those related to communication. UNESCO, 2014 Policies Guidelines for Mobile Learning.

Unique Benefits of Mobile Learning UNESCO, 2014 noted that, “Mobile devices also have a track record of reinforcing retention of essential information. A number of applications – building on theories that human forgetfulness follows certain patterns – employ carefully calibrated logarithms to schedule reviews of concepts at optimal times, after information has been learned and just before it is likely to be forgotten, thereby facilitating the movement of information from short-term to long-term memory. Thus, mobile devices allows the learner to access on-demand information any time, any where, any space. However the essential issue is “connectivity”.

“Today mobile technologies are often common even in areas where schools, books, and computers are scarce. As price of mobile phone ownership continues to decline, more and more people, including those in extremely impoverished areas, are likely to own and know how to use a mobile device.” UNESO, 2014

Gartner Top 10 IT Trends for 2013-2014 1. Mobile Device Wars
2. HTML 5 & Mobile Apps
3. Personal Cloud
4. Internet of Things
5. Hybrid Cloud
6. Strategic Big Data
7. Actionable Analytics
8. Mainstream In-Mem Cmptg 9. Integrated Ecosystems 10.Enterprise App Stores

Actionable Advice Embrace B.Y.O.D.(Bring Your Own Device) “It will speed ability to leverage innovations in consumer tech, apps and services, reduce cost and widen IT delivery, ease of use and efficiency.” Source: Gartner and Forbes (BICSI Presenter’s Opinion in Italics, 2013)

So How Do Educators Keep Up? How Do We Prepare Our Students for a Global Mobile Workforce Question to Educators: Do we risk missing out on a tool that may hold the KEY FEATURE for improving teaching, learning, training or a medical breakthrough?

Impact and Transformation of Mobile Devices in Higher Education #AImobilelearn

Educational Use 5%

Flappy Bird # 1 Candy Crush # 2 Angry Birds # 3 Candy Crush Cheat Sheet for Every Level: http://youtu.be/UhIOAqZb74Q

Nielsen Survey 2013: How Students Prefer To Use Tablets In Schools 71 percent of students who use tablets are interested in accessing textbooks.

Current Status • 80% of recent US cellphone acquirers chose smartphones as their mobile handset according to Nielsen. • According toPew Internet Research, 91% of the adult US population owns a cellphone. The breakout is as follows: – 56% of US adults are smartphone adopters. – 35% of US adults have a cellphone that isn’t a smartphone. – 9% of US adults don’t own a cellphone at all.

More than a Phone or for Games: Phones as Educational and Workforce Tool  Telescope  Microscope  Navigation  Heart Monitor  Blood Pressure  Workforce Tools  Musical Instruments  Library  Musical Instrument  Science Lab

Sensordrone • Turns Your Smartphone Into A Carbon Monoxide Detector, Non-Contact Thermometer, Gas Leak Detector, Lux Meter, Weather Station, Diagnostic Tool, Breath Analyzer, & More...Much, Much, More!

Making high quality eye care portable, cost effective and intuitive; Leveraging mobile phone technology to extend the availability of a full range of ophthalmic diagnostic tests outside of high income hospital departments to anywhere in the world: hospital wards, GP surgeries, patient homes and we’re even being tested in the Antarctic!

Mobile Business Practices

iDoctor on Your Phone

TBRm Strategic Goal: To explore the use of mobile devices and apps for enhancing the effectiveness of workforce development and training, as well as the use of mobile devices as workforce and business tools.

Evaluation and Testing of Mobile Blood Unit 2010

The Vision To empower general health workers and eye care practitioners to diagnose eye diseases and provide a means for managing and monitoring the treatment of patients, anywhere in the world. The Problem 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired 39 million of these people are blind 80% of blindness is avoidable 90% of blind people live in lowincome countries The Solution: Mobile Phones PEEK – a smart-phone based system for comprehensive eye examinations in even the remotest of settings. It is easy to use, affordable and portable.

Apps for Education Teaching Native Apps Learning Web Browser Apps Across All Devices ADA Device Accessibility Features Native Apps

Mobile App Resource Center TBR Educational & Workforce Mobile App Resource Bank 50,000+ APPs www.TBRMobile.org

Apps Showcase Presentation • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Elements (Science) iSwifter (to run FLASH) Quad Browser EyeDecide (Medical) Word Lens (automatic translations) MyScript (Math Computations) Sign4Me (Sign Language iMuscle (Fitness & Health) Heart Pro III (Medical) The Elements (Science) Prognosis (Problem Based App) Our Choice (interactive College Text Book) Quakes iBooks ROMA (virtual history) PetWorld 3D (Character Edcation) Roambi (Business App) Broswer4two (opening two browsers) DualBrowser (opening two browsers) Pyramids 3D FrogDissertation (dissecting a frog) Google Translate (two way translation/no typing) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bitsboard (Language Development) Toca Boca Hair Salon I & II Health Map (Health & Medical) Skitch (Productivity Tool for Writing on iPad) CloudOn (Microsoft Office: WORD/PPT.Excel) KOBO (1.5 Free million books) Wattspad (100,000 free books) Behavior Breakthrough (Acting Out Behaviors) Access My College Library (Databases, Books) Soundhound (recognizes humming, songs, etc.) Bible.is Real Racing HD 2 Shrek Karting (multiplayers) MoneyReader (visually impaired) Dinosaur Zoo (interactive book) POMT (zooming into the cells of a hand) Back in Time

1.8 Million FREE Books

InClass APP

ONCLOUD Microsoft Office Suite WORD / PowerPoint / EXCEL (Apple & Android)

Virtual Fire Fox App Accessing Flash and Java on iPad

Quad Browser App iPad • Allows up to four (4) windows on your iPad at one time.


Apps Showcase Presentation • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • FlipBoard (free magazine) FlightBoard (traveling) Educreations (interactive whiteboard) iTunes U. (podcasts) Futaba CG (collabrative games for kids) Albert HD (Interaction for Elementary Middle) Action Movie SoundNote (taking notes at meetings) StillShot (creating still short from videos) Home Search Sephora (Health * Beauty) SignUp (sign-in sheet) Touch Cats (virtual pets) PetWorld (virtual pet shop) What if Everything Had Legs (interactive book) Strings (augmented reality) Zappar (augmented reality) Visual Body Circulatory Sounds Right • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Let's Create! Pottery (Lite & HD) Verbally (communication board) PuppetPal (communication) iCookbook (voice activation) Accuradio (music) Symphony Pro (composing music) Toca Boca Band Khan Academy Tap to Talk Art Authority Phonemic Chart ClearTune Video Time Machine Skee-Ball HD Timeline Maker Toy Story I (free) Pictello (create book with photos) AroundMe (places around you) Sounds Right Say It Mail It (note taking tool) InClass (free note taking tool for students) LeafsnapHD

Additional Free App Resources • Apple App LiveBinder Resource: Tennessee PreK-20 iPads APPs according to Subjects and Grade Levels http://www.livebinders.com/play /play/58780
 • MERLOT Mobile App Peer Reviews: www.MERLOT.org

Classroom Mobile Management Applications & Instructional Tool (free for basic level) (Allows the Instructor to Control Student’s Mobile Devices) • NearPod: http://www.nearpod. com/
An all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education where teachers can share lessons with students on their mobile devices,
 • GoClass: http://www.gocl ass.com/ GoClass is a cloud enabled teaching application for tablet. Connect with your students like never before; engage students in new ways and continuously evaluate their understanding while you are in class.

TBR System Wide Mobilization Pilots, Research, Assessment, Plan 20132014 [Jeff Horner, TBR System Researcher/Consultant] • GoClass Teaching, Learning, Assessment Mobile Tool Organization Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives

NearPod Teaching Tool: www.nearpod.com

NearPod Mobile Classroom Tool

App Assessment by Tony Vincent • • • • • • • • • • Use of app is relevant to the purpose and student needs Help or tutorial is available in the app Content is appropriate for the student Information is error-free, factual, and reliable Content can be exported, copied, or printed App’s settings and/or content can be customized Customized content can be transferred to other devices History is kept of student use of the app sharing App provides useful feedback

App Assessment by Tony Vincent • Design of app is functional and visually stimulating • Student can exit app at any time without losing progress • Works with accessibility options like VoiceOver and Speak Selection • App is free of charge • No in-app purchases are necessary for intended use of app • App loads quickly and does not crash • App contains no advertising • App has been updated in the last 6 months • App promotes creativity and imagination • App provides opportunities to use higher order thinking skills • App promotes collaboration and idea

Top Ten Apps for Administrators • • • • • • • • Word Lens Quad Browser InClass SoundNote Sign & Send iBooks Google Translate Flipboard • • • • • • • • HealthMap Virtual Fire Fox CloudOn Speak to Text KOBO Myscript Calculator The Elements TI-nSpire (Texas Inst)

Top Apps for Teaching • • • • • • • • NearPod Ask3 Video Time Machine Explain Everything Educreations 12-n-Calulators WorldBook SplitNote • PuppetPals • Science (NGSS) Common Core • Discovr • Sign4Me • The Elements • Field Trip • Behavior Breakthrough • Frog Dissection

Top 11 Higher Education Back To College Apps Eighty-five percent of college students bringing some type of mobile device (smart phones, tablets, etc.) to campus. Here are the top eleven FREE mobile apps to assist students and faculty with teaching and learning activities. (Some of the apps have been around and some are new to higher education.) http://wcet.wiche.edu/learn/mobile-app

Social Sciences

iSSRN • Search over 260,000 research papers in the Social Science Research Network electronic library • Disciplines :education; humanities & social sciences; law

OECD Factbook • Provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators. Organized around 12 themes such as population an • Disciplines: education; health sciences; humanities & social sciences; law

World Bank DataFinder • Access data on global development indicators from The World Bank Group: economy, environment, gender, health, population, infrastructure etc • Disciplines: education; health sciences; humanities & social sciences; law

Gale: Access My College Library • After a one-time log-in using the library's password, the mobile app will give you free, unlimited access to Gale online resources. • Disciplines: arts; education; health sciences; humanities & social sciences; science & engineering

www.MERLOT.org • • • • • Learning Objects Faculty / Peer Reviews Apps Lesson Scholarship Online Training

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Medical & Allied Health

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.



STEM Mobilization Apps 10 Science Apps that Range from KG-College Level Content 1. Chemist, iPad, Android tablet $4.99 This science app is one of the only virtual chemistry labs for tablets to conduct chemistry experiments and explore chemistry reactions with different lab tools. Try mixing chemicals by pouring them into beakers or test tubes. You can also heat the chemicals with a bunsen burner, or put a piece of cesium into water. The 3D stage enables the parallax effect from different angles. Chemist has a built-in database with more than 200 chemical reagents, and additional chemical reagents will be added periodically through the online database CloudLab for more chemical reactions. 2. Exoplanet, iPhone/iPad/iPod, Free This science app, developed and maintained by a professional astronomer, is a highly visual and interactive catalog of all known exoplanets: Planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets students explore the universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background.

3. Gene Screen, iPhone/iPad/iPod, Free Gene Screen allows students to learn how recessive genetic traits and diseases are inherited and how certain diseases are more prevalent in different populations. Gene Screen also provides information on some recessive genetic diseases and genetic screening programs. Gene Screen was produced by the DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor laboratory, and was developed with support from the Marcus Foundation in partnership with the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, USA. 4. Max & Ruby Science Educational Games, iPhone/iPad/iPod, Free Max & Ruby Science Educational Games will help young children become prepared for school with these science learning games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten. Children join bunny siblings, Max and Ruby, at the local fair where they’ll teach them about physical science through guided narration and music, specifically the properties of liquids and the motion of objects. This app also includes a bonus game that allows children to drag and drop objects and characters into scenes from the popular television series, as well as tap them to see a surprise animation. 5. MS Life Science Buddy, iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, $1.99 MS Life Science Buddy is a tool for learning middle school Biology. This app was designed by a teacher who has used all possible multimedia resources in the classroom for teaching regents curriculum. MS Life Science Buddy is not only an app for learning Biology and living environment, but also an app for teachers. Features include: Lessons on multiple topics, interactive quizzes by topic (with real regents questions), daily Biology and science news updates, Regents exams with key, videos from YouTube, and flash cards by topic.

6. Next Generation Science Standards, iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, Free View the Next Generation Science Standards in one convenient app; a great reference for teachers, parents and students to easily read and understand the standards. Quickly find standards by various topic arrangements or keyword search. The NGSS App is a product of MasteryConnect in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association. 7. Ocean Science, iPad,$2.99 The Earth has one big water system with many features, and this science app provides a journey deep into the sea. Students can learn the seven essential principles of Ocean Science with movies, 360° pictures, animations and motion graphics. 8. Science Mobile, iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, Free [Full articles require a subscription] The Science Mobile app lets users read summaries, and abstracts (subscribers can access full-text articles from Science, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Signaling); share articles, links, and job postings through Facebook, Twitter, and eMail; get the latest news at ScienceNOW; search job openings and tap other resources at Science Careers; access the Science weekly podcast and other multimedia; store content for reading without an internet connection.

9. Shout Science! iPad, Free This science app is a comic storybook app for young readers (ages 7-11) about scientists and scientific discovery by Scott Dubois. Shout Science! consists of three narrative biographies that take place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. This app was designed exclusively for the iPad and combines vertical scrolling panels with ambient animation, interaction, and sound to enhance reading comprehension. Each story also includes a supplemental page of reference images and timelines. 10. VideoScience, iPhone/iPad, Free This science app provides a growing library of over 80 hands-on science lessons for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages. VideoScience is hosted by Dan Menelly, a Science Teacher at the UN International School and a 2010 Einstein Fellow with the National Science Foundation in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. VideoScience is presented by Science House and the Science House Foundation. By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor @eSN_Meris

Natural Science Mobilization Model Walters State Community College http://library.ws.edu/mnaturalscience *Listing of Teaching and Learning Mobile Apps, Applications, Devices, Strategies, and Resources *Video Clips, Feedback, and Impact regarding the use of mobile devices in the Natural Sciences

Khan Academy https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/khanacademy/id469863705?mt=8

www.MERLOT.org Higher Education Faculty Peer Reviewed Mobile Apps and Learning Objects - Websites for Creating Web Based Bookmark Apps for all Devices Mathematics Statistics Chemistry Physics Engineering Information Technology

Humanities & Social Sciences

Presentation Demo Apps • • • • • ROMA (Virtual Rome) Art Authority Access My College Library Symphony Pro iBooks

iSSRN • Search over 260,000 research papers in the Social Science Research Network electronic library • Disciplines :education; humanities & social sciences; law

OECD Factbook • Provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators. Organized around 12 themes such as population an • Disciplines: education; health sciences; humanities & social sciences; law

World Bank DataFinder • Access data on global development indicators from The World Bank Group: economy, environment, gender, health, population, infrastructure etc • Disciplines: education; health sciences; humanities & social sciences; law

Teacher Education

Presentation Demonstration Apps for Education • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Toca Boca Apps Behaviors Breakthrough iKids Play Bop It Dinosaur Zoo Bitsboard Tracer (Handwriting) Jenga PuppetPal 1 & 2 Playtime Anna Easy Bake Treats Seuss Band Story Wheel Talking Lab • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pottery Pocket Pond Talking Tom Talking Gina Rail Maze Riding Hood Real Racing Toy Story App Mates Toy Story ShreK Karting Bartley Button Morris

LiveBinder of Apps PreK-12 http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=58780 TABS • • • • • • • iPad Device Apps iPad Ed Impact Teaching with Apps Learning with APPS ADMIN Apps Office/Productivity Apps • Grade Level Apps • Subject Areas • Special Education • • • • • • • • • Assessments Parent Apps School Board TBR HighEd Pilots Free Apps Games Robbie’s Apps Library Books

www.Livebinder.com • http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=777 972&present=true • Search For: rkmelton (author) • Binder: P-20 Tennessee • Subject Area Apps

www.MERLOT.org Higher Education Faculty Peer Reviewed Mobile Apps and Learning Objects - Websites for Creating Web Based Bookmark Apps for all Devices History Music English Psychology Sociology Communication – Foreign Languages

Educational Apps • • • • Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad

 Presentation Apps for iPad

 iPad Apps to Create eBooks

 Printing Apps for iPad

 • Science iPad Apps

Educational Apps • Video Apps for your iPad
 • Educational Music Apps for iPad • • • • iPad Apps for Reading Disability
 Math iPad Apps 
 Note Taking Apps for iPad
 Whiteboard Apps for iPad • Multiple Intelligence Apps for iPad

Educational Apps • iPad Apps for Blooms Taxonomy • Dictionary Apps for iPad • Audio Recording Apps for iPad • iPad Apps for Kids • Google Apps for iPad • Wiki Apps for iPad • Grading Apps for iPad

Educational Apps • Screen Sharing Apps for iPad • Homework Apps for iPad • Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Apps for iPad • PDF Apps for iPad • Apps to Create Digital Portfolios • Textbook and Audio Books Apps for iPad • Learning Apps for iPad

Educational Apps • Photo Collage Apps for iPad • iPad Apps for Professional Development • Writing Apps for iPad • iPad Creativity Apps • Reading Apps for iPad

Educational Apps • iPad Apps for Research • iPad Apps to Help you Stay Organized • iPad Annotating Apps • iPad Skills Students should Have

Business Programs

13 Business Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs (Infographic) • A recent infographic from Desk.com compiled 13 of these apps that help with financial management, communication, customer support and more http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226105 • Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226105 #ixzz2U6yKIyTF

Evernote • Evernote (Free) www.evernote.com) – Ever feel like the absent-minded professor? Stay on top of tasks with this service that lets you take virtual memos on-demand. Capable of storing text, photos and voice recordings, you can dictate, snap pictures and automatically synchronize updates across your computer, smartphone or electronic tablet. You can also tag notes by location. • Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220065#ixzz2U6xAV VgA

Scanner Pro • www.readdle.com) – Instantly transforms your iPhone into a portable, multi-page document scanner than can capture electronic copies of invoices, business cards and signed documents. From meeting notes to contracts, its highquality image processing and automatic edge detection readily handle conversions. You can also produce and skim email-ready PDFs on-demand, set up custom page sizes and password-protect your files. • Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220065#ixzz2U6xJeE Lv

MightyMeeting • http://app.mightymeeting.com) – Upload presentations and product videos to the cloud, then access them nearly anytime, anywhere with this handy demonstration tool. Allowing you to quickly call up clips and slideshows on your smartphone or tablet PC, it makes it easy to showcase sales pitches or market overviews on-demand. Users can also connect mobile devices to a widescreen projector for added impact. • Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220065#ixzz2U6 xSR4PB

Jump Desktop • www.jumpdesktop.com) – Offers the option to control your desktop remotely, regardless of where business takes you. Armed with an Internet connection, you can manipulate files or folders via touchscreen, and actively browse on your home or work computer. Compatible with Mac or PC systems, it lets you be productive without having to lug your laptop. • Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220065#ixzz2U6 xfyfb3

Square • www.squareup.com) – Process credit card payments from anywhere using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with Square’s free card-reader accessory. An intuitive interface and single universal fee (2.75% on each transaction), with no monthly charges or contracts, makes it easy to use for both individual contractors, freelancers and small businesses. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are all accepted. • Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220065#ixzz2U6 xr16ZW

Nursing & Allied Health

• Physicians are widely known as early adopters of smartphones, and that might be partly because they have been a popular subject for researchers conducting surveys about the impact of mobile health in hospitals. A Study last year by Wolters Kluwer Health’s Lippincott Williams Wilkins (LLW) of 3,900 nurses indicated in early 2012, 71 percent of nurses were already using smartphones professionally. • Enspektos found that physicians were more trusting of medical information in their mobile apps than nurses were. That statistic complements another finding from the LLW nurses survey: Of the 71 percent of nurses who already use smartphones, 87 percent also want a printed version of the same content they have in their app.

10 Must-have iPhone Applications for Registered Nurses As a registered nurse, implementing patient care plans for your patients can be stressful, especially if you have to sift through several textbooks and spiral bound assessment books for medical information. It may be even more frustrating if you are a nursing student. There is hope if you have an iPhone. After downloading some apps onto your phone, you will be able to obtain all the medical information you need, from lab test interpretations, to accessing your favorite nursing journals-- all in the palm of your hand. Click for Apps: http://www.healthecareers.com/article/10-must-have-iphone-applicationsfor-registered-nurses/168317

Nursing Central Mobile App (Total Resource Guide) Nursing Central Mobile App (recommended by Nursing Faculty) helps nurses and students find detailed information on diseases, tests, drugs, and procedures. The moment a question arises you can consult the automatically updating database of 5,000 drugs, find a definition in the dictionary with more than 65,000 entries, interpret hundreds of laboratory and diagnostic tests, and consult the latest disease information. You can also subscribe to your favorite nursing journals and search the entire MEDLINE/PubMed database directly from your mobile device. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nursing-central/id300420397?mt=8 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unbound.android.ubnc2

T Top Nursing Teaching Apps • 10 Must-have iPhone Applications for Registered Nurses • 20 Mobile Apps for Nurses in 2012 • Heart Sounds (+ Lung Sounds) by Medical Doctor Apps • Medical Doctor: Reference Tool • TOP 25 IPHONE APPS FOR NURSES • 100+ Nursing Mobile Apps • Lab Values+ Medical Reference • Physical Exam Essentials • by Hipposoft, LLC

iHealth Mobile Products THE ONE-STOP SHOP FOR TRACKING YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH Weight. Blood pressure. Diet. Physical activities. They’re all aspects of your personal health and they’re all interconnected.

www.MERLOT.org Higher Education Faculty Peer Reviewed Mobile Apps and Learning Objects - Websites for Creating Web Based Bookmark Apps for all Devices History Music English Psychology Sociology Communication – Foreign Languages

No Cost Browser Based Apps http://youtu.be/Vsf0LDx4TK8

• MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered,collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. • MERLOT's strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.

Higher Education Faculty Peer Reviewed Mobile Apps and Learning Objects and Websites for Creating Web Based Bookmark Apps for all Devices www.MERLOT.org

Top 11 Higher Education Back To College Apps Fall classes will start with over eighty-five percent of college students bringing some type of mobile device (smart phones, tablets, etc.) to campus. Here are the top eleven FREE mobile apps to assist students and faculty with teaching and learning activities. (Some of the apps have been around and some are new to higher education.) http://wcet.wiche.edu/learn/mobile-app

Benefits of Content Caching: Access Your Mobile App Without an Internet Connection AppBurst focuses on building mobile apps that alleviate the burden of having a stable internet connection. Our mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices all store a significant amount content on a user’s device for offline use -- a feature known as mobile app content caching. A mobile application’s data can therefore be accessed without an internet connection, enabling users to enjoy 24/7 access to content. http://www.appburst.com/iphone-apps

Common Core App • View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). • This app includes Math standards K12 and Language Arts standards K12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR's).

Quad Browser 4 Open Windows at One Time The perfect way to display four documents
or web sites at once. Individual reload timers to refresh online auction pages, sports or news headlines...

KOBO Book App (Over 2.5 Free Million Books) Download free Kobo eReading Apps or the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and your Desktop. Browse and shop millions of eBooks including new releases, ...

Professional Development Mobile Apps Free Download

Truly free Books Books Should Be Free (truly free) Another site that offers public domain audio books (meaning books whose authors have been dead for, in most cases, at least 75 years). Most of its titles are drawn from Project Gutenberg and LibriVox. Audio books here, as the site's name indicates, are completely free and can be downloaded either as a podcast or as an MP3. Titles are offered in multiple languages. Podiobooks (truly free) One of the few sites that offers truly free audio books by modern authors. While you won't find the major names here, Podiobooks is packed full of free audio books by authors in more than two dozen genres (including public domain classics). The books are supported by listener donations, with 75% of donations going to authors. Options including listening on the site, downloading MP3s, or subscribing via podcast to each new chapter as it is released.

NeuroNews https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neuro-news/id543301272 NeuroNews is your one-stop source for news, views, comment and controversy in the neurointerventional world.
The NeuroNews app has exclusive content with live updates from key neuro conferences such as ABCWIN, ESMINT, ACINR, LINNC, European Stroke Conference, WFITN, EFNS and INS.

- Latest news
- Live conference coverage
Product news
- Opinion
- Profiles
- Events
- Videos

SJH Pulse Mobile App The SJH Pulse Mobile App is a resource for healthcare news in over 30 medical industries, as well as regional news relating to Saint Joseph's Health and various links to external applications and websites. Physicians and others associated with the medical industry will now be able to access relevant, engaging content on the go via the AppBurst-developed mobile app. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/st.-joseph-healthpulse/id530591096?mt=8

Interventional News App • Users of the mobile application can enjoy easy access to various articles and videos related to interventional news in the medical industry. A database of news articles, live conference coverage, opinion pieces and profiles are all included in the app and can be shared via email, Facebook, or Twitter. A directory of relavent worldwide events is also available, as well as a plethora of industry-specific videos showcasing new procedures and technology. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/interventiona l-news/id502938385?mt=8

Cardiovascular News App The application provides users with a comprehensive and continually updated cardiovascular news source. From industry news and live conference coverage to opinion articles and related events around the world, the app is an invaluable tool for anyone involved or interested in cardiovascular news and research. A substantial amount of related videos are also available and the searchable content can be shared via email, Twitter, or Facebook https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cardiovascularnews/id502940377?mt=8

Voice Control without Internet • Unlike most voice applications on the the market which require internet connection, this application installs a light-weight speech recognizer on your phone, so it can run locally WITHOUT internet connection. • You can make your own speech commands to start an app, call a friend or browse a website. Speech commands can be defined by phonetic alphabets, so it literally supports any language. Google Play Store:https://play.google.com/store/apps/detailsid=com.KnJSoftware.VoiceComma nder&hl=en

Google Maps Google Maps is probably the most well known mapping and navigation app out there. Google has updated Google Maps so that it now offers maps offline. This means you can download maps and store them on the device and the navigation portion of Google Maps can access the data even when you don't have data access. Also available on Google Play™ and the App Store®

Navfree Navfree Navigation app that is free and it can be downloaded and used offline. The company that developed NavFree claims that unlike other satellite navigation apps for smartphones, Navfree offers a "fully featured, non-time limited turn-by-turn navigation" app. There are no hidden payments for additional map downloads and you're able to use it forever and download free updates when you need them. Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navfree.android.OSM.ALL&hl=en iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/navfree-gps-usa-+-streetview/id405922167?mt=8

Medical mobile apps that can be used offline – where internet is not available • Medical Recorder doctors and medical students may work more efficiently without wasting their time on papers. All the notes may be recorded on the go and played later.

Windows Smart Phones • Windows Phone already has a strong presence in Africa with devices from HTC, Samsung, and Nokia. In fact, another part of this broad 4Afrika initiative is a joint Nokia and Microsoft customer training program in Kenya and Nigeria to help accelerate adoption of Nokia Lumia 510 and 620 phones. • More than 90% of phones sold today in those markets are feature phones, so Microsoft and Nokia are teaming up to provide free in-store training for customers to help them get the most from their new Lumias and manage their new data plans.

YouTube Videos • YouTube has announced that it will launch a new feature on its mobile apps enabling viewers to watch videos even when they are offline. The new update will be available in November. • The feature will let viewers add videos to their devices to store and watch for a short period of time when they are not connected to the Internet, “so your fans’ ability to enjoy your videos no longer has to be interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute,” according to YouTube’s Creator & Partners blog.

Offline Pages Download Websites and View Offline This app allows you to save web pages with all the formatting, images, and entire linked pages, and view them offline without Internet. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/offl ine-pages-offlineweb/id364859644?mt=8

Operating Systems • Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions. • As we previously reported, in 2013, more than 1 billion smart phones were shipped worldwide — amounting to a new smart phone for roughly every seven human beings in the world.

Walters State Community College Apple Distinguished College Program Teaching and Learning with Mobilization *Website of teaching and learning (videos, etc.) http://library.ws.edu/mnaturalscience

Higher Education Mobilization LEARNING and Workforce ON DEMAND and IN YOUR HAND www.TBRMobile.org R o b b i e . M e l t o n @ t b r. e d u

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