Wikinodes
  • Subject and Topic:
    • Teaching - Utilities And Resources
  • Creator: IDEA.org
  • Type: App
  • Language: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: Paid
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WikiNodes

https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/wikinodes/id433834594?mt=8&uo=4
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Description:

Wikipedia comes to life with an infinite constellation of visual links. Browse. Discover. Bookmark. Annotate. Share.
* BROWSE: Tap any node, and it expands to give you more information. Intuitive and natural, it's a joy to use. Drag and spin the fluid display.
* DISCOVER: Find endless new topics. Expand your knowledge. Suggestions for related articles appear as a spider web of linked nodes. Explore random articles and daily featured articles.
* BOOKMARK & LABEL: Keep track of articles with bookmarks and via history. Tag articles with your own labels.
* ANNOTATE: Create notes about articles. Notes can be text, audio, images, or video. Record audio notes directly from your iPad. If you have an iPad2 or third generation iPad, record directly from your camera.
* PRESENTATIONS: Create presentations from a sequence of notes, and display a sequence of nodes alongside your notes, like a slideshow.
* SHARE: Share articles and notes via email, Twitter, DropBox, Evernote, or Safari. Print with AirPrint. Copy to clipboard.
* DETAILED VIEW: For more detail, tap any image to view full screen, or view any article in full-page mode.
* MULTILINGUAL: Top 36 Wikipedia languages. Switch easily among translations of the same article.
* PERSONALIZATION: Three type size options. Two beautiful color schemes, brown and blue.
* LEARNING: Great for classrooms! Students can explore any topic, searching and browsing to find articles. Then, students apply their own critical thinking to create their own notes and presentations to share with classmates. The app uses the SpicyNodes visualization technique, which was awarded a "best for teaching and learning" award in 2011 from American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
HEAR THE BUZZ:
* Apple featured as "New and Noteworthy" in Apple's U.S. App Store, week of April 12, 2012 and May 5, 2011; "Staff Pick" in Apple's U.S. App Store, week of May 28, 2011; and featured in other sections of iTunes for Education and Reference in many dozens of countries.
* "WikiNodes takes the huge sprawling maze of information that is Wikipedia and organizes it into a spider web of knowledge." - Phil Hornshaw, Yahoo! News & Appolicious
* "[WikiNodes]...could redefine the way that you use Wikipedia on the iOS." - Blake Grundman, 148Apps
* "WikiNodes is just so intuitive to use... You actually feel as though you are digging deeper and deeper into the information... WikiNodes is fantastic for visual learner" - Gregory Swanson, Apps in Education
* "This generation of learners have a clear preference for information that is presented visually and WikiNodes provides a wonderfully unique and imaginative interface for handling and moving through Wikipedia articles." - Sam Gliksman, iPads in Education.
* "The interface presentation of information [is] similar to that of mind mapping, which I love." - Jess Seilheimer, Digilicious
* "The interface is a freestyle drag and zoom bonanza that lets you jump between related articles easily." - iPad Apps
* "...A lively new approach to working with Wikipedia." - PatrickJ, iPad Insight


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Bonnie Tam

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  • A different view of browsing Wikipedia

    The content is basically same as Wikipedia. But the way this app displaying wiki articles are very innovative. Users could easily drag and spin the nodes and learn more about a certain topic.
    A good tool for students researching on certain topic without specific goal. The annotate function is also convenient for students researching to create notes.
    Readers would have a more satisfying experience of exploring and discovering new knowledge and thus encouraged to do so.
    The app is a bit slow when searching, probably because of its fancy display.

  • Tips for using the product

    Use the label function to add tags to articles so that you could easily go back to them in the future.