There are some great brainstorming and planning apps for iPads (sticky notes, GRID, Popplet) and a new app from the makers of Post-it Notes combines the traditional tool with a digital platform. Post-it Plus is a super cool app that lets users snap a picture of their post-it notes and the app will recognize each individual sticky. You can then move them around your screen and organize them into groups. It’s a great way for kids to collect their stop-and-jots in one place whether they are using post-it notes in Reader’s Workshop or when conducting research for a writing project.
See this app in action by watching their short video or download the free app right away!
PS This works with any kind of sticky note so if you use the dollar store brand you won’t be left out :)
You may have seen Caribu featured in the most recent Apple keynote event showing off the new iPad Air 2. This very cool app connects two readers from down street or across the world so they can explore a picture book together. Users will be able to see each other’s picture just like FaceTime as they turn the pages of a book on their screen.
This is a great app for reading buddies young and old. It can be used in a school environment to connect readers to partners in a neighboring school or to students in another time zone. Caribu is also a great recommendation for parents looking to motivate reluctant readers at home.
Caribu comes with a couple free books and the rest are downloaded through in-app purchases.
Managing a classroom of one-to-one iPads, multiple devices in a BYOD program, or reaching students through online learning at home can be a logistical challenge for teachers. These nine tech tools are perfect for classrooms looking to stay organized while making sure students are engaged. Some work best on iPads others on web browsers or Android tablets.
Take a look through the list to see which one fits best for your teaching style and the needs of your students:
- Drawp for School
- School 4 One
Last month I shared a fantastic course platform that has been used in K-12 and higher ed classrooms. Chalkup makes it easy for students to collaborate, stay on task, and access course materials. They have just released an app for iPhone users to make it simpler to keep tack of assignments and course expectations while they’re on the go.
With the iPhone app students can check in on assignments for all of their classes. They can access a dashboard that outlines their tasks for the day with one glance at the screen. There is also the option to set up notifications so that students can know when a new discussion has been started or an assignment has been posted. One of the great new features in this app is the option for students to add their own “to-dos” to their list of things they’d like to accomplish each day. Chalkup helps students stay organized when they are out of their desk chairs and away from their computer.
Learn more about Chalkup by visiting their website or read about their iPhone update on their blog!