imageSince starting this list three months ago, the number of Apps in the Windows store has grown immensely. I have been working with my good friends at the Tablet Academy and together we have grown this list, it is possibly the best list of apps you will find for Windows 8/8.1 devices anywhere for your classroom.

It would be great to get some feedback on these Apps. How are you using them in the classroom? for example.

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App Name

Brief Description

Link

OneNote

This is my number one app. Available as a free App,

OneNote

Kodu This is my number one app for getting kids to code. It is perfect Kodu
My Study Life Free planning tool fro teachers, students and Lecturers My Study Life
 Face the Facts A great Quiz app. Test your knowledge and build your own quizzes  Face the Facts
Send to QR This App adds an extra option to the share charm. Send to QR
MQR QR code Designer

Create your own design in a QR code.

QR Code Designer
Unit Conversion Tool

A simple app that easily and effectively converts measurements

Conversion Tool
EJournal+ This App combines text, drawing, audio recordings, videos and web links and publishes them as one document. Ejournal+
FlashQuiz Flash quiz is an app for creating and using revision flash cards. Flash Quiz
Project Siena A solution being developed by Microsoft that makes it easy to create Apps for Windows. Project Siena
Slide Idea Slide Idea allows you to import existing PowerPoint presentations or create a presentation from scratch. Slideidea
GuruCool Playschool

A nice app for early years looking at letters, shapes, numbers and colours.

Playschool
First Words with Phonics Lite Game based App for teaching phonics for EYFS. Phonics Lite
Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Excellent reading App for primary children. Chip & Kipper
Stop Frame Studio Create great stop frame animations Stop Frame Studio
9 Slides Perfect for flipping the classroom. The App allows you to record a video alongside your PowerPoint or PDF 9 Slides
Doodleinator Create hand drawn animations. Doodleinator
Vodeclic An series of video tutorial Apps full covering how to use Windows 8 and other software Vodeclic
Jurassic Park Excellent resource when you're looking at Dinosaurs. Jurassic Park
MegaTube This App allows you to search Youtube then download the video you need Megatube
3D Builder

For those of you lucky enough to have a 3D Printer this App contains a number of models you can print. You can even create your own Train set.

3D Builder
Star Chart

a nice App for looking at Star Charts and information about Planets etc.

Starchart
NASA Curiosity Discover the NASA Curiosity Robot and the details of its two year NASA Curiosity
Clip Collage Movie Maker Import video clip and photos, add a soundtrack to make movies Clip Collage
GeoGebra Dynamic Maths software that brings together geometry, algebra, graphing and many other concepts GeoGebra
Presentation Next The world’s most advanced HTML5 presentation maker Presentation Next

Physamajig

Create and animate objects using Physics – Build your own angry birds!


 Physamajig
Coolstreet Run your own Pizza empire - cloud-based micro-economic simulation game  Coolstreet
Disney Action Make a film with Disney characters and yourself  Disney Action

Onedrive

Personal Cloud Storage

included in Win 8

Comic Director

A comic maker (not RT)

Comic Director

Adobe Photoshop Express

Photo editing App

Adobe Photoshop Express

Arcsoft Showbiz

Video Editing

ArcSoft ShowBiz

Freshpaint

A great paint App

Fresh Paint

Blink Cliplets

Capture Images, and create great effects

BLINK Cliplets

QR Creator

Generate QR codes

QR Creator

AnimateIT

Stop Frame Animation Creator

AnimateIt

Cinelab

Simple Video Editor

Cinelab

Fotor

A Photo Editing App

Fotor

Comic Tailor

Create your own Comics

Comic Tailor

Animate

Stop Frame Animation Creator

Animate

Movie Edit Touch

A video Editor

Movie Edit Touch

Wordbrush

Paint with Words

wordBrush

Fractal Photographer

Generate Fractals

Fractal Photographer

Skitch Touch

Annotate captured images

Skitch Touch

Essay Marker

Create your own Essay Marking rubric

Essay Marker

Evernote Touch

Note taking App

Evernote Touch

Bing Translator

Translate text via typing or through the camera

Bing Translator

Nova Mindmapping

Create Mind Maps

NovaMind Mind Mapping

Video Coaching Pal

Record and analyse sport performance, also great in Science

Video Coaching Pal

Health & Fitness

Create and monitor you exercise and diet

New App in Windows 8.1

Memorylage

Create Photo Montages

Memorylage

AudioBoo

Create and access AudioBoo

Audioboo

Dabble

Simple doodling App

Dabble

Skype

It’s Skype

Skype

Toolbox

A collection of useful tools

Toolbox for Windows 8

Record Voice & Pen

Draw and narrate diagrams

Record Voice & Pen

Sound recorder

A simple sound recorder

Windows Sound Recorder

Aviary Photo Editor

A photo editor with lots of effects

Photo Editor

Scan

QR Code Reader

Scan - QR Code and Barcode Reader

Wikipedia

App to access Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Kindle

Ebook Reader

Kindle

Khan Academy

App to access Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Qool

A cloud based workspace

qool

Megatube

Download Youtube Videos

YouTube Player/Downloader - MegaTube

Skymap

Explore the night sky

SkyMap Free

Reading List

Collect articles to read

New App in Windows 8.1

Scrapbook

Create scrapbooks using Pinterest

Pinspiration

Music Maker Jam

A simple music creator

Music Maker Jam

Draw Notes for Skydrive

Draw notes and save to skydrive

Draw Notes for SkyDrive

Map Notes for Skydrive

Save maps and places to Skydrive

Map Notes for SkyDrive

Voice Notes for Skydrive

Record Voice notes straight to Skydrive

Voice Notes for SkyDrive

Collabor8r for Skydrive

Another Tool to use Skydrive

Collabor8r

Corinth Micro Plant

Explore a plant to microsocopic level

Corinth Micro Plant

Corinth Anatomy Augmented

Explore the human body in AR

Corinth Micro Anatomy Augmented

Kids Story Builder

Create visual stories with narration

Kids Story Builder

Ball Strike

A Kinect type game for Win 8

BallStrike

Bugylon

Another Kinect type game

Bugylon

Wordpress

Access Wordpress

WordPress.com

ToonVolt Cartoons

Create your own Cartoons

ToonVolt

Paint a Story

Paint and animate a story or diagram

Paint a story

Life Moments

Create a photo diary

Life Moments

InstArt

Create images from text

InstArt

Zoetrope

Create stop frame animations

Zoetrope