App of the week: Net Texts

Name: Net Texts

What is it? Net Texts allows students to replace their textbooks with customized multimedia courses delivered to their iPad, Android tablet, or laptop. Teachers can use the Content Management website to select existing courses or to create new courses by mixing and matching items from the library with their own educational material. Students can use the iPad or Android app to download and use these courses, filled with videos, slideshows, eBooks, PDFs, text, audiobooks, and web links.

Best for: High school students

Price: FREE

Requirements: Compatible with iPad; requires iOS 4.3 or later. Android 4.0 and up.

Rated: 4+

Features: Net Texts researchers have built courses using Open Educational Resources covering math, science, language arts, social studies, foreign languages, and more. Courses contain teacher-created material as well as Creative Commons-licensed and other Open Educational Resources from the web. The app allows for enabled background playback of video and audio items, and users can continue viewing items, navigating courses and units, and taking notes while an audio or video item plays. Net Texts also has school-specific collection pages. Schools can add courses used in their classes so students can find and download their course material.

Links: [For Apple]

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