Apps in the Classroom – neu.Annotate+

I mentioned neu.Annotate+ ($1.99) briefly in my post about Dropbox, but I wanted to give it a little more attention all by itself. It is one of the most frequently used apps in my fifth grade classroom and probably throughout our entire middle school.

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Apps in the Classroom – Inspiration Maps

I want to take time on this blog to focus on which apps I use in the classroom and how. There are plenty of places on the internet to find long lists of apps for teachers to use and many of these lists include explanations about how the app works. But that doesnt really help me. I want to know, specifically, how I can use that app in the classroom. Which subjects? What grade levels? What assessments specifically? So those are the questions I hope to answer with these “Apps in the Classroom” posts.

First up is the Inspirations Map app, which is available on the app store for $9.99 (although it does qualify for Apple's half-price discount for education accounts when doing bulk purchases of 20+ copies).

This app lets students and teachers create a fantastic assortment of visual maps for any and all subject areas.

This option page scrolls down quite a bit.


Students can create basic spider web outlines, plot summaries, sequence of events, comparing and contrasting, science lab outlines, and much more.

In my classroom,

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