ChallengeU is an online educational platform that allows teachers to create and share learning activities. Teachers can make content available to students anywhere at anytime, and ChallengeU is compatible on all devices and completely free.
Teachers can upload different file types and student questions all in the same activity. Students can then hand in assignments in the form or videos, audio, pictures and a handful of other file types. They can even comment on the work of their peers and develop online learning communities. Teachers can track students progress and instantly let students see comments, corrections and feedback on assignments.
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
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iTunes U is a terrific tool for creating your own course and easily distributing materials to students. It lets teachers set up a course that can be accessed on an iPad. Students can watch, read and listen to a variety of multimedia organized by their teacher. It’s a great choice for flipping your classroom and keeping students on task throughout the semester.
This week Apple is rolling out new features for iTunes U that will be game changers in many learning environments. Teachers will now be able to access the course manager directly from their iPad instead of logging into a website on a computer. This will let them make changes and upload content including pictures and video straight from their iPad. In private courses students will be able to participate in discussions for a collaborative learning experience. Learn more from Apple’s official announcement or visit their iTunes U page.
Students and teachers creating eBooks should check out Book Writer. The ease and simplicity of the intuitive interface makes this app a truly powerful tool. Children can use Book Writer to publish stories that can be shared with their families and added to an ePortfolio. Teachers can create books that document school trips or publish a collection of their students’ work.
Straightforward and easy to use, Book Writer lets you create a book right within the app by adding pictures, text, audio recording and even music. You can export the book to iBooks for easy reading on your iPad or share it via email. Simple and fun to use, students will love being content creators on their iPads no matter what event they are documenting or story they are telling. Teachers will also find that this app lends itself to creating customized books to share with their students. Book Writer is a very impressive app!