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Laura Amatulli
Laura Amatulli
(Rochester Hills - United States)

<p>Teaching 8th grade in a middle school in suburban Detroit I have strong interests in Earth Science and leadership. &nbsp;I &nbsp;have been a teacher consultant for our local National Writing Project site, Meadow Brook Writing Project, which keeps me  ...

Five Free Apps for Interactive and Collaborative Learning

SlideShark (free)


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Why it is on this list: Recommended by ESL Techies

Existing review: Never wrote a review until I downloaded and used this app yesterday. I have been looking for an app like this and finally found this one. I can't believe that it's free. Wish that it would work for .mov video file. But even that it's stil the best out there. Thanks so much for this fantastic invention!

Price: Free

Device: iPhone and iPad

Link(s) to download: From iTunes

VoiceThread (free)


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Why it is on this list: Ranked #9 on ESL Commando's best iPad apps for ESL teachers

Existing review: This free iPad app is a great way to view and create multi-media albums about any topic in any subject area! We had a lot of fun coming up with ideas on how to use it in the classroom.

Price: Free

Device: iPhone, iPad

Link to download: VoiceThread

Doceri (free)


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Why it is on this list: Curated as top educational app by Curriki staff

Existing review: I've been using Slashtop, and Doceri just blows it away. With this new revision, there is no comparison. Making movies and controlling my computer, it's exactly what I've been looking for, better, cheaper, and more portable than an interactive white board. Plus, the new fountain pen tool makes my handwriting look better than it does with pen and paper. I also love the new feature for exporting my files as PDF documents, and how I can start a document hooked up to my desktop computer, and then later work on it wherever I want, without being connected to a computer. This is really going to change the way I teach. I just can't say enough about how much I love it. Thank you for an amazing product.

Price: Free

Device: iPad

Link to download: Doceri

Learnist (free)


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Why it is on this list: Featured by Mashable, Mindshift, Edcetera, Edsurge, and many more

Existing review: Loving the new features and the whole app seems faster overall.

Price: Free

Device: iPhone, iPad

Link to download: Learnist

iBrainstorm (free)


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Why it is on this list: Recommended by EducatorsTechnology.com

Existing review: Three and half stars

Price: Free

Device: iPad

Link to download: iBrainstorm