The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

This is not as much of a discussion as it is a listing of recommendations for Educational IPad  Applications.

Please name the application and additionally, offer a brief description, as well as an objective critique, if you can. This will give us a great source list. Indicate if there is a cost involved with the APP.

 

Views: 598

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

TeacherCast is currently waiting for approval on our new iPad app.  It's going to be pretty amazing when it comes out.The TeacherCast App

I am currently working with AudioNote.  They have a lite version that is free, but the full version for 4.99.  I lecture in my class and students have to take notes.  this app allows them to type and record at the same time.  This may help a few of my students to not focus on getting everything written, but to focus on the discussion.  I am still using the lite, but the full version allows the notes to be streamed wifi  

Here is the running list of apps teachers at my building use:

http://ps10ipads.wikispaces.com/App+List

 

Not every teacher uses every app but the list is updated based on what teachers use & recommend.

Since we are rolling out a BYOD environment, we're interested in apps which will simplify collaborative communication. Evernote is one example that is being adopted in Middle School. It will allow students to create text or audio notes, capture screen shots or video clips. The web version of Evernote updates all of the user's devices with the most recent versions of notes and data. 

GoodReader is another I recommend, although it costs $4.99. It's described as a killer app that allows you to annotate, embed notes, manage files, transfer files, sync files and more.

I love GoodReader, best money I've ever spent (it was actually only $2.99 when I got it).

 

Dropbox is a great way to view files created on the desktop and it integres nicely with GoodReader.

 

ShowMe is a very solid "screen-cast" type app

Some of the Apple Distinguished Educators in Mexico have put together an APPS directory, Appitic, that includes 1300+ apps. Better have some time to spend. I really like the Bloom's Taxonomy filter. 

Our students are using ScreenChomp to record their work. They are creating some pretty amazing stuff.

My favorite(s) of 2011 were 3 iPad whiteboard apps.

ShowMe http://www.showme.com (review)

ScreenChomp http://www.techsmith.com/labs.html (review)

Educreations http://www.educreations.com (review)

All three are working well but I think Educreations that just launched a week ago is the best so far. Great drawing, video and audio quality.

The Spellathon iPad app provides a free resource for teachers and their students to practice English spelling in the class room and at home in a fun and engaging way.

Spellathon is the biggest, best and most exciting global sponsored spelling competition ever. All Schools, Colleges and University Unions will receive 25% of the income fundraised by their students!

Stephen Fry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry) is involved with Spellathon who has said: "This is just about the best integration of imagination, education, technology inclusiveness and fun that I've ever encountered"

Registration is open for all Schools, Colleges and Universities from around the world, to receive a personal invitation from Stephen Fry and a Free Digital Schools Pack that will contain the interactive whiteboard game, assembly video, pre-populated digital marketing materials and everything else they need to take part.

To view Spellathon online:

http://www.spellathon.net

Watch:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bQF5v_E7hI

RSS

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Ruth Herman Wells posted an event

Portland OR Teacher Classroom Management Course at Courtyard by Marriott

October 8, 2020 to October 9, 2020
Management problems in the classroom ends here. This Teacher Classroom Management Course delivers hundreds of strategies for students who struggle with motivation, depression, work refusal, violence and more. Visit our website https://www.youthchg.com for more information, or via email (dwells@youthchg.com) or call toll-free to 1-800-545-5736See More
yesterday
Kelly Leon posted blog posts
Tuesday
Kathy Huntley posted a blog post

Alcohol dependence

Alcohol dependence has become an epidemic in the 21st century. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2.45 % of men and 5.78% of women consume alcohol daily. Every year, alcohol misuse causes the deaths of 2.5 million people. The problem of alcoholism is getting commonsense, and that is scary. Almost everyone has an experience of dealing with people who suffer from alcohol misuse. The following research will show signs of the addiction and methods of its treatment…See More
Saturday
Profile IconRachelle Fender, Kelly Leon, Rosie Del Tejo Williamson and 7 more joined The Educator's PLN
Saturday
Thomas Whitby's 2 videos were featured
Saturday
Thomas Whitby posted videos
Saturday
Christine Hinkley posted an event

OLC Collaborate - Oregon at Oregon State University

February 7, 2020 all day
The Online Learning Consortium and partner institution Oregon State University invite you to engage in Vision 2030: Re-imagining the Future of Online Education. Join us as we explore our shared responsibility as educators to meet our diverse and changing student populations where they are, and to…See More
Nov 4
Lindsey Sise liked Lori Callister's group STEM Education
Oct 30

© 2019   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service