Planbook Touch: iPad Lesson Plan Book App For Teachers Planbook Touch has dozens of features to help you get more organized, save time, and share your lesson plans Choose Your Schedule Planbook can accommodate schedules where you teach the same thing each day, your classes change each day but repeat weekly and rotating schedules (up to a 14 day rotation). Write your Lesson Plans Planbook gives you 6 customizable fields to hold your lesson plans. Attach Files and Links to Your Plans Planbook Touch lets you attach any web link or file directly to your plans. Print/Email your Plans Planbook makes it easy to share your plans with your administrator, other teachers or students via print or email. Adjust your Schedule When the weather gets rough (or any of the 100s of things happen that can affect your best laid plans), Planbook lets you quickly bump or pull back lessons to adjust your plans. Track Standards Planbook Touch lets you view standards you've previously entered using Planbook for Mac. Dropbox Support Convert Days Companion Mac and Windows Apps
ShowMe - iPad Interactive whiteboard The 10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Art Teachers 2010 Since publishing our 30 Best iPhone Apps for Art Teachers last year (August 2009), we have discovered many new apps that are worthy of being added to our best list. Covering a wide range of interests and uses, below are the Teaching Palette’s 10 Best iPhone, iPad and iPod Apps for Art Teachers 2010 – the latest and greatest apps for art teachers and their students. Consider this an amendment to last year’s list. Apps for Student and Teacher Use Animalia Based on the beautiful illustrations from the classic book by the same name, this app brings “eye spy” to a whole new level. Accudraw Update your traditional grid drawing system with technology. Faces iMake Appropriate for younger students, this app uses a creative mix of collage materials inspired by author and artist Hanoch Pivin. KidsOrigami Beautiful images illustrate simple origami folding techniques for kids. Sketchn’ Guess Lite Available only on the iPad this app capitalizes on the larger screen size for game play.
Creating Books on the iPad Book Creator for iPad: $7.49The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. eBook Creator: $4.49 ‘eBook Creator’ is a simple and easy ebook creation application. Ebook Magic: $4.49 An easy way to make custom epub books. Demibooks: FREEDemibooks Composer is the first iPad-based authoring software for creating interactive books. StoryPatch: $2.99 Now you can help your child's creativity grow with Story Patch, a beautiful new application for the iPad that children can use to create their own picture books. And thanks to Scott Meech for letting me know of another great App to include - Creative Book Builder.
iPods/iPads/iPhones Exchanged for CDs and DVDs iPad Curriculum Best Free iPod / iPad Apps (without ads) for Education | MullOverThings I’m piloting the use of the iPod Touch for English Language Learners (ELLs), so most of the following apps apply to improving reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. There are lots of great apps that pertain to other subject areas, and there are a lot of great apps that are not free or contain ads (annoying). Each of the links will take you to the iTunes Preview page for that app. Best Free Reference Apps for Students: WordWeb (Dictionary) – Free, no ads, allows you to save words to “favorites” This dictionary doesn’t have some of the features that you get with some of the free apps with ads or apps you pay for (i.e. audio, images or translation). Wikipedia - the largest online encyclopedia Translate (Google) - I love the voice translation feature! College Search (ACT) - No matter what age your students are, it’s important to begin learning about college. EBSCOhost is an enormous database of articles for research. Best Free Apps for Student Creation: Animoto Poetry Creator and Edmodo
ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! 10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology There are so many new technologies and devices appearing on the education market every day now that it can become very difficult to determine where to spend your money, if indeed you should spend it at all. Before you make your next investment, ask yourself the following questions: Would more students get involved in the learning? Too many students spend most lessons sat there listening, watching, or reading – i.e. being passive.
Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. Grades K – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Word Study with Henry and Mudge Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.
Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise. You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives. Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it ... or leave it collecting dust on the shelf. Planning needs to consider both infrastructure needs and the educational applications of the new technology. Without the proper preparation, technology initiatives are liable to become expensive failures. Campus Infrastructure Considerations Signal Strength: If you’re using wifi iPads then you’ll need a strong and reliable connection to the web. Pedagogical Considerations: Pedagogical Models:Have you discussed how the use of iPads will be integrated into your educational processes? Your iPad implementation plan requires careful thought and preparation.
GoAnimate - Make your own cartoons and animations easily. Our to Apps for Professional Development Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web. All educators would be wise to join the conversation. If you haven’t used Twitter yet, I would recommend that you read these excellent blog posts: Google Voice (free) Text and call for free! Skype (free) A beautiful app that allows you to make and receive VOIP calls on your iOS device. HeyTell (free) A fun “walkie-talkie” app for quick voice communication. Consumption Apps FlipBoard (free) A beautiful app that turns your RSS reader (such as Google Reader) into a magazine. Zite (free) Similar to FlipBoard, however instead of just providing a beautiful interface to view content you select, Zite tries to introduce you to new content sources based off of sources you currently read. QR Code Readers Quick-Response codes are the strange black and white boxes that have begun appearing everywhere. Diigo (free) Research Apps: Genius Scan (free)