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Apps for Classrooms

Facebook Twitter – one click video conversations. Number Pieces, by the Math Learning Center. Bitsboard – A Super iPad App for Spelling and Reading Practice. Bitsboard is a great iPad app for young students that Joanne Villis recommended to me.

Bitsboard – A Super iPad App for Spelling and Reading Practice

Bitsboard is a free iPad app that provides word games, memory games, spelling games, and reading practice activities, and dozens of other activities in one place. On the Bitsboard app students can learn new vocabulary words, how to tell time, and how to count money. Students can also use the app to learn basic geography. When students first open Bitsboard on their iPads they will have six topics shown on their homescreens. Those six topics are emotions, animals, famous places, first sentences, introductory English vocabulary, and introductory Spanish vocabulary. Apps for the Inquiry Process. Our school just unrolled the first phase of our 1:1 iPad program tonight.

Apps for the Inquiry Process

In preparation of this big event, I spent some time this summer looking into how I could support and guide students through the research process using apps. It was tougher than I expected to build a list like this.... Apps come and go.Opinions vary.And upgrades can leave a favorite app on the bottom of the heap.But it was also a lot of fun to read through suggestions, try new apps, and build a chart that includes all phases of the research process. You are welcome to take it, use it, and share it: At my school, we follow Kath Murdoch's Inquiry Cycle so I have grouped the apps according to the steps of that model. My simple hope in sharing this is that I get you thinking about which apps you use with students during the research process. APPitic: Home. 15 Presentation Apps for the iPad.

As teachers one of the most important aspects of our day is the way that we present information.

15 Presentation Apps for the iPad

It does not really matter what our pedagogical philosophy is, at one point or another during the day we all need to present. If we are going to use the iPad in our classroom shouldn't we be modelling to our students the appropriate apps or presentation tools. We have earmarked 15 Presentation Apps for the iPad that coupled with a VGA adaptor will allow you to present with ease and elegance. Whether in the classroom, the network meeting or even the Boardroom.

No.1 Keynote: Keynote for iPad is almost as powerful as the Mac desktop application. No. 2 OmnigraphSketcher: OmniGraphSketcher for iPad allows you to quickly create high-quality charts and graphs without the need for complicated data plotting software. ThreeRing. Stevens, Elizabeth / BYOT. Visual Poet. My Story - Book Maker for Kids. iPad Apps that work with Smartboards. The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen.

iPad Apps that work with Smartboards

The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list. Doceri: FREE Turn your iPad and classroom computer into an Interactive Whiteboard with Doceri. Imagine the freedom to move around the room, interact with your students and never turn your back to the class. SplashTop: $5.49 AU This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams video and audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Firefox, Safari, World of Warcraft, and other PC / MAC applications.

Edistorm: FREE Edistorm is an online brainstorming tool that uses the metaphor of sticky notes to allow you to brainstorm. Exploriments Series: Show Me. Edmodo. Grading Assessments. Using rubrics and providing student's feedback via the iPad has not been an area that has received a great deal of attention.

Grading Assessments

This is, however, starting to change. I have recently spoken to a number of teachers who have developed apps that will allows teachers to use the iPad as a viable way of assessing student work. Some of these apps actually do more than just mark work. Check out the list and see if any would work for you and your students. Easy Assessment: $1.99 Easy Assessment is the app teachers have been waiting for. Formative Feedback: $1.99 AU This is another great app design by an Australian teacher - Paul Hamilton. Stick Pick: $2.99 AU Stick Pick is the first app of its kind to uniquely link question stems to the cognitive or linguistic needs of each individual learner. Essay Grader: $6.49 AU Provide your students with exceptional feedback, and reduce your grading time with Essay Grader for iPad.