The iPad so much more than a content consumption device! This year turn your students into creators using these fantastic iPad apps. Most of the tools on this list are free and you can learn more about each one by clicking on the links below.
- Adobe Voice
- Book Writer
- Drawp for School
- Comics Head
- ShadowPuppet EDU
- Adobe Sketch
- Sketchbook Express
Here are two more lists you might want to check out:
As you get ready to head back to school I want to share some news, special offers, and ask for a quick favor!
- Over the next few months I’ll be visiting Nebraska, Utah, Tennessee, and New Jersey to share some of my favorite activities for using iPads with students! If you’re interested in professional development or workshops learn more here
- I’m offering my course “Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!” for 50% off – read more! Stay tuned for my interactive iBook on QR Codes this fall!
- If you’re looking for lesson plans for your iPad classroom, visit my TpT Store to see over 100 products! Sign up to follow my blog and receive a free lesson plan.
I need your help!
I have submitted a proposal to SXSWedu and need your votes to help remove to the next round! The website asks you to create an account (I’ve never received spam/emails from them) and then give a thumbs up (and comment if you like) to my proposal. The votes help my fellow ADE and I move to the next round so if you have 2 minutes to spare I would greatly appreciate it!
Feel free to reach out by email, on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest to ask questions, share your favorite apps, or say hello!
Thank you for your support and have a wonderful school year! Monica
A new online platform is helping teachers use stories to make content meaningful and engaging for their students. Visual storytelling is a powerful way for teachers looking to reach students as they introduce new topics and concepts. Legend is a terrific website that makes it easy for teachers to use video, images, and text to transform the way they get content in the hands of their students.
This very easy-to-use visual storytelling tool was designed to be as simple as writing a blog post. By dragging and dropping information into place, teachers can combine multimedia to create a space that contains quality information and engaging content – almost like a virtual encyclopedia customized for their class. Legend will be launching in the next few months but right now they are recruiting educators that want to try out their platform.
Learn more about how Legend works by visiting their website and signing up for the beta program!
If you are a teacher who uses an interactive whiteboard you’ll definitely want to explore SMART Exchange. This website is a fantastic resource for teachers using SMART Notebook lessons. It includes thousands of user-generated lessons, games and activities for students at all levels. You can search by subject area or keyword to find lessons designed for using with a SMART Board. After downloading a file you can customize it to meet the needs of your students!
Not using an interactive whiteboard? Check out my lesson plans for mobile devices!