Tag Archives: iPad education

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads

10 Nov

Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?

  1. Glogster
  2. Thinglink16
  3. ShowMe
  4. Popplet
  5. Zaption
  6. Haiku Deck
  7. ScreenChomp
  8. Tellagami
  9. Pic Collage
  10. SnapGuide
  11. SlideShare
  12. Nearpod
  13. Doceri
  14. Toontastic
  15. Shadow Puppet
  16. Educreations

and a few more…

Shadow Puppet is iOS 8 Compatible!

25 Sep
iphone-image-search-edu-700pxShadow Puppet is one of my favorite digital storytelling apps and they have big news related to the launch of iOS 8.  Their iPad app, Shadow Puppet Edu is now compatible with iOS 8, iPhone 6, and 6 Plus.  They’ve added a few new iOS 8 specific features like the ability to save to iCloud Drive and photo browsing that mirrors the Photos app.
maps-ipad-recording-700pxShadow Puppet EDU has lots of educational features that you’ll want to check out.  The Map Search option lets kids search for and clip images from maps and satellite images to use in their videos.   Users can also add images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The British Library, Wikimedia Commons, and OpenClipart without leaving the app.  This easy image search makes video creation simple for students of all ages – there is even automatic image citation that happens at the end of each video.
Learn more by visiting Shadow Puppet EDU’s website, or download the free app and check out the 30+ activity ideas for all subject areas!

Create Activities with Make It For Teachers 

16 Aug

MakeIt_ScreensShots_idiomes_2Make it For Teachers is a powerful tool for creating activites, books, and games for students.  As an authoring tool for the iPad it gives students and teachers the opportunity to become content creators.  Final products are compatible with PC and MAC computers and can be shared through email or a variety of social networks.MakeIt_ScreensShots_idiomes_1

If you are looking for a new storytelling tool Make It For Teachers is a dynamic app designed for educators.  You can use this app to create content for whole class lessons or individual learning activities.  It could be used for enrichment or intervention for students in elementary and middle school.  There are drawing and memory activiites in addition to quizzes to include in your creations.  With a wide range of options to customize content you’re sure to find ways to use it in your classroom!

NoteLedge for Teachers and Students!

12 Aug

NL icon new_1024NoteLedge is a terrific app that will come in handy for both teachers and students.  It lets users take notes on their iPad that includes video and audio recordings.  You can even record audio of a lecture as you are typing notes on your screen.  It has a varitey of options for notetaking including drawing pictures and highlighting text.  Students can customize their notes by choosing from a selection of templates and stickers to help them stay organized.English_03

In NoteLedge, users can export their notes as a PDF file that keeps their multimedia files embedded.  The app makes it simple to share notes through email or AirDrop.  A built-in backup using Kdan Creative Cloud even syncs notes created in the app.  Another neat feature is the ability to access a browser within the app for moments when students want to locate content on the web as they take notes.

Download the free version of NoteLedge by visiting the App Store or check out their website to learn more!

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Completely FREE Management App for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

11 Aug

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 8.53.39 PMOtus is a terrific management tool for teachers in one-to-one classrooms who want an easy way to keep track of student work, provide opportunities for collaboration, and so much more.  I’ve had the opportunity to share Otus with my readers and webinar attendees and want to highlight one of the fantastic aspects of this powerful app – Otus is completely FREE for students and teachers.

With Otus teachers can keep track of participation, send notes to students, and take attendance.  They can also recognize student behavior by awarding points and group students.  The bookshelf feature lets teachers organize folders of resources to share with students – this can be done for whole class, individual, or create groups of students.  Otus gives teachers the power to create, assign, and grade assessments.  It is also simple to share these assessments with colleagues who may wish to use the same one or modify it for their students.
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Share AssessmentIn my work curating resources for teachers I’ve come across plenty of great products that have some features for free and others that ask users to sign up for a subscription.  Otus is a social enterpriseIts mission is to level the playing field by making technology easy-to-use and more affordable for all school districts. This business model means that Otus will always be free with no advertising or sales.  It’s hard to believe it but they have the funding to provide this resource to teachers completely FREE!

Visit their website to learn more!

18 Useful Apps for 1-to-1 iPad Classrooms

9 Aug

If you are starting this school year in a one-to-one iPad classroom you might be wondering how to stay organized and use your devices effectively.  Instead of loading each iPad with a hundred apps, choose 10-12 quality content consumption and creation tools for your students.  Here are a list of some of my favorite apps that can shine in a one-to-one iPad classroom.  Many work great in stations or classes with just a handful of devices!

  1. Frolyc18 Useful Apps for 1to1 ipad classrooms
  2. Otus
  3. i-nigm
  4. iTunes U
  5. PicCollage
  6. HopScotch
  7. iMovie
  8. GRID
  9. Number Pieces
  10. GeoBoard
  11. Number Line
  12. Khan Academy
  13. iBooks
  14. Educreations
  15. MindSnacks Kids’ Vocab
  16. Tellagami
  17. Dropbox
  18. SnapGuide

My Edutopia Blog Posts

6 Aug

It has been a privilege to share my favorite resources and ideas for using instructional technology in the classroom on Edutopia.  ClassTechTips.com contains concise posts that give teachers a quick take on a new piece of technology so they can decide if they want to explore it further.  Edutopia has given me a platform to share thought pieces of a greater length on a wide range of topics.  Here are my Edutopia blog posts from the past year or so – click here for a compete list!

 

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