Tag Archives: Reference

Constitution for iPad

Constitution for iPad contains three options on the bottom of the screen that lets users read the complete text of the Constitution, see an index of the individuals who signed it, or view the famous painting titled Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States. When viewing the complete text, users can tap the “Menu” button on ...

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EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost is a comprehensive clearinghouse of article databases that users can search. With EBSCOhost, users will need to sign-in with an authentication key to access all of the databases. (If users do not have the key, they will only be able to access the GreenFILE database, which is still a comprehensive database with a focus on the environment.) To search ...

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Real-Time Stock & Forex Tracker +Alert push notification /w etrade, mbtrading, google, & yahoo import

Stock Tracker (Real-Time Stock & Forex Tracker) is a comprehensive stock market app. With Stock Tracker, users are provided with live reports pertaining to the major stock indices, currencies, and commodities, which are accessible from the app’s home screen. Plus, users are able to monitor specific stocks, convert currency types, and read news articles about financial topics. Instructional Ideas When ...

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Learning Periodic Table

Free! Learning Periodic Table is a reference guide for the periodic elements. To organize its content, the app categorizes each group of elements, and the categories include Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals, Noble Gases, Metalloids, Halogens, Other Nonmetals, Transition Metals, Post Transition Metals, Lanthanoids, and Actinoids. When users identify a classification of interest, they tap the classification’s icons, and the ...

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Famous Biographies

Free! Famous Biographies contains 20 biographies of influential people that include Benjamin Franklin, Bill Gates, and Mother Teresa, among others. After launching the app, users must tap the name of the person that interests them, and they will be presented with an image and biography of that person. The lengths of the biographies range from a single paragraph to multiple ...

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Nobel Prizes

Free! Nobel Winners contains short encyclopedic entries about Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, medicine, economics, and literature. To engage its contents, users must launch the app and then swipe sideways to peruse the list of winners, which are organized by category. When users find a Nobel Prize winner of interest, they can tap the winner’s picture, and they will ...

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British Library 19th Century Collection

The British Library 19th Century Collection app gives users free access to 100 titles of literary and historical works from that time period. (Users must pay a $2.99 monthly subscription fee to access the full text for thousands of additional titles.) From the app’s main page, users can browse titles by collection. There are 25 collections total, which include topics ...

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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Merlin Bird ID app supports users in identifying a bird they saw. To identify the bird, the app asks users a series of five questions about the sighting, which includes where they saw the bird, when they saw the bird, the size of the bird, the bird’s main colors, and what the bird was doing when they saw it. ...

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Lincoln 1863: Lincoln’s Journey to Gettysburg

Lincoln 1863 takes users on a historical journey with Abraham Lincoln as he leaves Washington to deliver the Gettysburg Address. First, users are given a background on Lincoln, the United States in 1863, the city of Gettysburg during the Civil War, and the events leading up to the Gettysburg Address. Next, users can take an interactive journey with Lincoln as ...

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