Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
Twitter (who doesn't tweet?)
Scientology Online Courses HD (life changing for me)
Kindle (a must have if you have a daily commute of over an hour, pretty much any required reading is available now)
Pandora (got old for a minute but they recently added new songs and it's great again)
The newest version of Puppet Pals now has an easy way to create your own puppets and backgrounds. It is amazing. I think you have to purchase the Director's Pass.
Zoe Page said:
OK rethink on Talking Tom Cat, kids love it, teachers hate it. Apparently you can turn off the violence setting, you really need to do this, or Tom gets a pounding. Puppet Pals, we are taking it our iPads, it's a bit limited and doesn't really allow for creativity. It would great if they could create their own puppets.
Will check out brain pop.
Thank you to anyone who is listing apps, it's a time consuming job and I appreciate it.
Cell and cells structure for the iPad is a interactive book that teaches students everything about cells and their structure.
I just tried the Voicethread app - wow. So much easier than any other way I've been recording content and getting it online (including the Voicethread website). I was even surprised how good the quality of the recording was, considering I just used the built-in iPad1 mic. Used it with 5th graders to narrate slides about the Civil Rights movement.
We're going to use Skitch in 3rd grade math next week. Kids will measure objects in metric units, take a photo using the iPad, then in Skitch annotate the picture by indicating the object, writing the measurement, and converting to other metric units (decimal work). For enrichment, stronger students will convert to larger/smaller units (how many km in the 13 cm crayon?).
GoToMyPc works really well.
Katie Galletta said:
Doceri it requires a $50 licenceing fee but it's SO work it!
Bill said:I am looking for an app that will allow me to control my iMac screen from an iPad. I think this could be a great benefit for teaching with a smartboard and being able to roam around the class and have students add input from their seat. Any ideas?
ROVER, a free app sponsored by Discovery Education, allows users to access sites that use Flash based resources. Once Rover is downloaded, just open the app, type the URL of the site and it will open within the Rover app. www.Starfall.com is a site our elementary teachers use quite often with Rover, and www.livingroomcandidate.org is a site our civics teachers use with Rover. It has been very helpful for teachers and students to use the app to access sites that use Flash.
The eNotebook app allows students of all grades (K - 12 and college) to import a teacher's DOC, PPT, and PDF files and then annotate on top of them. The downloaded documents and handwritten notes are stored in separate folders within individual enotebooks. Here is a link to it in iTunes:
I have been blogging about my favorite apps on my webpage www.AppEducation.com. Visit my site to read about how I integrate "creative apps" in my classroom. This week I have been blogging daily about "Dr. Seuss Day Goes Digital" with several lesson ideas for you to use with your iPods or iPads. Enjoy!
I'm running a survey focused on this very question right now over at EmergingEdTech.com. Survey takers who tell us about their 3 favorite education related apps and a little about how they use them and why they like them will be entered in a random drawing to receive one of two $25 iTunes Gift Cards! Come give us your input: