Some people have the amazing ability to learn world languages and be truly fluent in them, but for the rest of us there is Word Lens. This iOS app available for free on both the iPad and iPhone can translate anything using your camera. All you have to do is select the language (e.g. English to French, French to English, Russian to English) and watch the words magically translate on your iOS device.
This is the perfect app for any language learner or Social Studies teacher looking to give students a different perspective.
Why just talk about a famous historical person when that famous historical person can talk to us! FaceTalker is a free iOS app that allows you to import any picture and sync your talking to their mouth. The mouth movement will be familiar to anyone that is a JibJab fan. Your completed videos can be viewed on your iPad, emailed, or even uploaded to YouTube like I did above.
This could even be used for a beginning of the year classroom expectations video using your classroom mascot or other humourous pictures. Watch the tutorial below to see how quick and simple it is to create your own FaceTalker.
MyScript Calculator allows you or a student to perform all the functions of a calculator using honest to goodness handwriting.
Now you may be thinking, "I'll show this app, I am going to find the cosine of this hypotenuse triangle. No way can it do that." Well, you are mistaken!
According to the App Store this bad boy can handle mathematical operations I haven't heard since my days sitting in Mr. Tass' Geometry class. Below you can see all the supported operators:
• Basic operations: +, -, ×, ÷, /
• Powers, Roots, Exponentials: 7², √, ∛, e³
• Misc. Operations: %, |5|, 3!
• Brackets: ( )
• Trigonometry: cos, sin, tan, cot, cosh, sinh, tanh
• Inverse trigonometry: acos, asin, atan
• Logarithms: ln, log
• Constants: π, e, phi.