iBooks

Ever since the Fall Semester when I downloaded the iBooks app on my iPad, I have have been using it almost everyday, both in and out of class. The app works great for downloading books off the internet or transferring files from professors, including long readings. It has been a huge asset in my academics to transfer long, one hundred page readings into the iBooks library and access them anytime, especially on the long train rides home, and busy waits on the subway platform. Highly recommend for all students to have this app on their iPad.

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  1. NEW APP COMING SOON!
    More Dances for an iPhone
    Inspired by Sondheim
    via NY Times Article by ALLAN KOZINN

    Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
    For dance aficionados, Richard Daniels’s series of iPhone apps have been a source of enlightenment and entertainment ever since Dances for an iPhone – a collection of six short dance films, with choreography by Mr. Daniels, that you watch in the palm of your hand – was released. Since then, Mr. Daniels has created two more installments, and on Sept. 1 he will release Dances for an iPhone, Vol. 4, a collection of dances set to the music of Stephen Sondheim, compiled with Mr. Sondheim’s blessing.

    The free app will include seven films, with two more to be added later in 2014, with music from “Sunday in the Park With George,” “A Little Night Music,” “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Pacific Overtures.” The songs are heard in recordings by Cleo Laine, Maria Friedman (accompanied at the piano by Mr. Sondheim), the baritone Patrick Mason (with the guitarist David Starobin) and others.

    The dance roster includes Carmen de Lavallade; Robert LaFosse; Risa Steinberg, with Megan Williams and Ziva Etta Salan; Deborah Jowitt; Rebecca Rigert and Brian McGinnis; Janis Brenner; and Jodie and Melissa Toogood. The dances to be added later include a duet for Ms. de Lavallade and Martine van Hamel, and a solo film with Miki Orihara.

    Mr. Daniels choreographed five of the films on his own. A sixth, “No One Is Alone,” from “Into the Woods,” was a collaboration with Ms. Brenner, who dances the work, and the seventh, a selection from “Pacific Overtures,” was choreographed by Christopher Caines.

    The second and third volumes of Dances for an iPhone remain available as well. The first two are eclectic musical programs, with Baroque and contemporary works as well as theater music and jazz. The third volume is devoted to works by Alexander Scriabin. Mr. Daniels said through a spokesman that Android versions of the apps would be available soon.

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  2. Elevate – Brain Training
    By Elevate, Inc.
    Free App
    Description
    Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. It’s a fun way for students (and adults as well) to test, practice and evaluate progress of different skills. Each person is provided with his or her own personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. You can track your progress and play games to improve skills.

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  3. I finally downloaded you play and I so far think it is an easy and convenient way to show and share YouTube videos. I often use YouTube for music and to show specific pieces to my class. I am not sure how it works without Internet? I have always had good connection when I use it

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  4. Remind – safe student communication
    I heard about this app from a colleague and love it. It is a one way communication with students to remind them and parents what is due , homework, reminders while keeping numbers private.it is great for keeping parents informed and remind students about performances and costumes etc

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