Category Archives: apps

Ipads in the classroom

One of my favourite blogs to read on ipads in the classroom is Mr P’s ICT Blog – ipads in the classroom.  I am always inspired as to how he makes learning fun with the use of ipads and I follow the apps he is using rather than trailing through the thousands of apps that are now available.  In his recent post, he gives these 12  ipad lessons for Christmas – all of which can be used across the curriculum, adapting them to suit learner needs and ages.

One suggestion is to use the emoji keyboard on the ipad  to write a story or song, a fun engaging activity for all ages.  How to set your keyboard to use emoji and ideas for use in the classroom.

 

Ipad apps for literacy

There are so many exciting ways that ipads can enhance learning in the classroom and so many exciting activities that teachers are doing and sharing. I came across Mr P’s ICT Blog – Ipads in the Classroom and picked up so many ideas that I could use for my own classes using apps such as Tiny Tap (read about it here), Mad Libs, Wordventure and Citadel (a computer generated medieval  kingdom, amazing graphics, which  showcases the technical capabilities of the award-winning Unreal Engine 3).

Here is a repost of using Citadel to make a trailer using the imovie app.   Fantastic work!

Education apps for ipads

There are so many education apps now available, particularly for younger students.  My challenge has been finding suitable apps to meet the needs of older students with literacy and numeracy difficulties that are not too obviously age inappropriate.  The following list can be used by older students and the other great thing is that most of them are free!

Note: the literacy apps: Same Sound, Same Meaning, Opposite Oceans, are very difficult to come by on itunes.  They are available via the creators – NRCC website (right hand side of the page – games).  I have downloaded the first two mentioned  quite successfully, however, when I tried to download them on additional ipads they were identified as not being available  in Australia.

 

BOOKS  cost
Book Creator $5.50
iBooks
Free Books
Story Shelf 99c
Audio Books
Ice Age
Little Fear HD
Madagascar
The Flame
Adobe Reader
DragonStone
Neon Tiki Tribe
Smurf Classics
COMICS/MAGAZINES/NEWS
Flipboard
DC Comics
Marvel
The Age
LITERACY
Same Sound
Same Meaning
Opposite Ocean 99c
Opposite Ocean II 99c
Storylines                                       free
Grammar Up
Kids Vocab
Idioms
Writing Prompts for Kids (teacher tool) 1.99
BRAINSTORMING
Popplet
WORD GAMES
PopWords!
Hangman
Battlle of Words
4 Pics 1 Word
SPELLING
Skill builder spelling
Spelling City
Spelling free
Spelling hero
Culti Words
Find Synonym
Cost
MATHS 
Jumbo calculator
Mad maths lite
Maths zombies
Math blaster
Pizza fractions
Pop math
Rocket math
SCIENCE
Google earth
Planets
Solar
Skyview
NASA app
MAPS/ATLAS
Atlas
Travel Atlas
Countries & Capitals
IMAGE EDITING
ToonCamera 99c
MegaPhoto
Aviary
Photo Editor
Pixlromatic
aTypo picture
Snapseed
Skitch
MULTIMEDIA/ PRESENTATIONS
Imovie
Action Movie
Comic Book! 1.99
Pic Collage
Visualize 99c
davinci note
Haiku Deck
Videolicious
Echograph
COMIC/ CARTOON CREATE
Comic Puppets lite
Perfect Captions
Augmented Reality
String
Aurasma
GAMES
Snakes and ladders
Memory Block
Wilderquest
Whats the pic
REFERENCE
Wikipanion
Thesaurus 1.99
Dictionary
UTILITIES
Unit converter                    free
Voice recorder
Microphone

National Film Board App

I was amazed when I came across the National Film Board app it has a huge library of  documentaries, animations, alternative dramas and interactive productions on the net.   also has  playlists and upcoming online releases. All resources are free for personal use and  schools and institutions can apply for a subscription.  Alternatively you can access the resources on the internet.