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  • 1. Summary of APPS used in CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program ENGLISH App Title: Description: Use for Learning: Tag Primary (P) Secondary (S) Dictionary You can type dictionary words into this The students have used this for Spelling P app and retrieve meanings. It is also a many Menu Board and spelling Thesaurus. activities Word Search A find-a-word game. You use your We used it as a spelling activity Spelling P (2) finger to highlight words in the word in our Menu Board time. maze. Pocket Helps children learn to read by We got this app as a trial, but Reading P Phonics understanding the sounds that letters feel it would be excellent for Acquistion make. Ss can trace and click on Kindy and Year 1 to practice pictures to match sounds. phonics and handwriting. Alphabet Fun animations show you the proper We got this app as a trial, but Spelling, Writing P Tracing way to write alphabet letters and feel it would be excellent for numbers. Kindy and Year 1 to practice You can trace letters with your finger phonics and handwriting. use colours and draw. Puppet Pals Fantastic app! You get to record We used it as a Menu-Board Writing P (3) yourself talking as you move many activity, writing activity and for different characters around in a puppet reward time. Great tool for play- show. Fun to share your story and building and narrative writing. create with friends. This was used in literacy groups. Children had to work with their partner to make up a show. It was also used as a way of children retelling stories Word You need to spell a word as letters This was used as a menu board Spelling P Dropping drop, can be tricky as they fall quickly spelling activity. Hangman Traditional game of hangman where This was used as a menu board Spelling, P, S -1– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 2. you guess words. Can play by yourself spelling activity. Reading or with a partner. acquisition Typing Type any text or your own or This was great for students who Typing, Special P Trainer preinstalled exercises and concentrate need to use the computer more needs on the most important keys of the and have writing difficulties. standard keyboard. Use both your Particularly children with fine- thumbs and any other fingers and see motor skills problems. how fast and accurate your typing is. Vocabulator Creating words from letter puzzles phonetic awareness, phonics, Reading S Befuddled Words from letter puzzles fluency vocabulary, Acquistion HD comprehension Reading S Word Warp dictionary-based word puzzles Acquistion xtreme Reading S Acquistion iTalk puzzle-based games to improve the constructing meaning from text, Reading S Business use of business English finding information identifying comprehension Lite information, sequencing, Reading S Story Builder app for orally narrating elements of a concluding, summary and comprehension story in order to build a narrative inference, identifying cause and Reading S iAnnotate app for editing PDF files (highlighting, effect, identifying fact and comprehension PDF comments, colour-coded labels, etc. opinion, identifying point of view Reading S Mobile RSS app for accessing and managing RSS and purpose, finding similarities/ comprehension subscriptions via Google Reader differences account Pages Touch-based word processor features of a written text, words, Writing S Parts of Puzzle-based games for identifying genre, grammar and Writing S speech using types of nouns, adjectives, punctuation adverbs, etc Look and The app shows pictures and the This app was used as a spelling Spelling P Spell children must spell the words. All activity for children who are words are 3 letter words. below a stage one level ABC Writing Uses words from the 73 word families. Spelling P Features include, spelling of each word, letter sounds, pronunciations, and letter formations. -2– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 3. Boggle An interactive version of the original Enhances spelling skills and Spelling P board game. vocabulary. Words This app uses word families to teach Spelling P reading. It includes, word flashcards, spelling words, unscramble words and a prize section. WordWeb A dictionary and thesaurus Spelling P Chicktionary Use the letters to spell as many words Spelling P as you can. This app provides hints and various methods to play. Story Buddy Students can write a script for a story and then publish it on Story Buddy. Story Buddy is a simple application suited to infants but can be used across all grades. Story Builder Use the story starters to build a story or start from scratch to create your very own story. This app develops paragraph formation and integration of ideas. MATHS: App Title: Description: Use for Learning: Tags Primary (P) Secondary (S) TripViewLite Timetables for Sydney buses, trains Great use for planning Contemporary P and ferries. excursions, Maths Time world maths activities using timetables Jumbo Large, easy to use and see calculator. Good use in Maths, easy to see Calculators P Calculator as it’s big. Times Tables Times table quiz activities and time Good, educational, bit easy Times tables P trials. (Better suited for Years 3 &4) Let’s Do Maths quiz that is timed – Has an A bit too easy, (Better for Years Quizzes P Math! algorithm with three different answers, 3&4) – Good for low Stage 3. you need to choose the correct one. -3– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 4. MathBoard Good, hard to understand, helps you Great as a problem solver in Problem solving P work out problems, sees working out, Maths lessons like a Maths teacher Pizza Math Fractions game where Ss click on Easy –better suited to Years Fractions P picture to match the fraction. 3&4 123 Match A matching game that will help you Used in Maths, some felt it was Numeracy P learn what numbers from 1 to 100 look too hard to understand and sound like. Flip the tiles of the game over to reveal the numbers. Match any two, and that pair of number tiles remains revealed. The object of the game is to reveal all the number tiles on the board. Alien Multiplication and Division with a Ss felt it was good but hard. Multiplication, P Equation puzzle in various sequences that you Division had to line up, match and circle. Math Magic Great way to learn Maths for children, Easy –better suited to Years Numeracy P (2) colourful pictures accompanies the 3&4 problem and children click to choose the answer. Displays mathematical problems based on various operations. Player needs to answer questions in order to proceed through levels. The player can choose the operation to play and difficulty level. Math Ninja – You get to use your math skills to Great use in Maths and as a Numeracy P defend your treehouse against a reward game. Ss felt it was hungry tomato and his robot army good fun, you get to shoot and do maths! -4– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 5. Math Ref reference guide for commonly used general maths problem solving, Numeracy, S Free formulae fractions, puzzle-solving Brain Gym general puzzle-solving Problem solving S Freddy Fraction-based puzzle-solving games Fractions S Fraction Fraction Fractions S Time Tic Tac Frac Tic tac toe game based on fractions Fractions S Numbers reasonably full-featured spreadsheet manipulation of data, use of Spreadsheet S application for the iPad similar to formulae Numbers on the Mac Flash Card Displays mathematical problems Set based on various operations. Player needs to answer questions in order to proceed through levels. The player can choose the operation to play and difficulty level. Times Tables Displays times tables and allows the Times tables P player to practice and consolidate their understanding of times tables. Math Bingo Based on the tradition concept of Working P bingo, the player selects the operation mathematically and skill level before playing a timed a game. -5– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 6. Kids Math Displays mathematical problems Working P based on various operations. Player mathematically needs to answer questions in order to proceed through levels. The player can choose the operation to play and difficulty level. Math City Displays mathematical problems Working P based on various operations. Player mathematically needs to answer questions in order to proceed through levels. INTEGRATED STUDIES: App Title: Description: Use for Learning: Tags Primary (P) Secondary (S) Google This is the number one choice for Ss used this tool a great deal in Research, HSIE P searching on the internet. Research or our Integrated lessons and in safari Computer time during Menu Board activities. Google Earth Great app for searching for landmarks. The students enjoyed using this HSIE, P app in our Integrated lessons on Geography Antarctica and our school DigiMacq Virtual tour through historic Parramatta, No one used, Good for Year 3 HSIE, History P and 4 Early Australia units. Penguins Shake to see different pictures of Good for our integrated unit on HSIE, Animals P -6– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 7. Free penguins and their calls Antarctica, not quite practical as a research tool. History Maps Mnay different links to historic world Bit too complicated for Stage 3 History, P maps. but enjoyed looking at the maps Geography in Integrated lessons. Antarctica Pictures and internet links to Antarctica A fantastic tool for the Ss when HSIE P related topics completing their individual learning projects on Antarctica. Antarctica Online encyclopedia with links to A fantastic tool for the Ss when HSIE, P Antarctica, great resource (only worked completing their individual Geography when the internet was connected). learning projects on Antarctica. Science Quiz Various multiple choice questions on Good, Ss felt you need to be Science P science topics. interested in science, quite hard. Star Walk Loook at and learn about stars and Really interesting and Science P planets. You can tilt your iPad towards educational- good for Year 4’s the sky to activate the DIGITAL unit on space. Learnt a lot about COMPASS which will determine constellations. See Space in location and orientation of your phone. 1984! Keynote Powerpoint presentation creator app. A great resource for preparing Contemporary P (2) Use the iPad to create keynote presentations for Integrated tools presentations that can be projected on project tasks. to the interactive white board. 123 World Easy to use, fun... a great way to learn Great help in Integrated studies Geography P Geography about world geography. Teaches lessons. HD geography using engaging artwork, sound effects, animation, live Google maps, and music from around the world. 123 World also includes voice- overs of numbers and letters spoken in multiple languages, making it a powerful tool for introducing children to other languages. Aussie This app has information about 4 Children used this app when HSIE, Animals P Wildlife II Australian wildlife animals. There are researching sounds, pictures and information. The environments/animals for our only problem is that the writing was a integrated unit. -7– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 8. little hard to read CREATIVE ARTS: App Title: Description: Use for Learning: Tags Primary (P) Secondary (S) MiniPiano Mini piano that you can hear play keys. Helped in music lessons, Music, piano P develop on your piano skills Drawing Pad Tool for drawing on and colouring Used for fun, extra time or as an Drawing P art lesson. Sketcher HD Large etch-a-sketch app. Fun to draw Used for fun, extra time or as an Drawing P with, hard to do. art lesson Glow Draw The app allows children to use their The children used this app to Drawing, P fingers to write or draw. To clear the write sight words and to help Spelling, Writing screen shake the iPad with letter formation. Children Drawing, P Glitter Draw The app allows children to use their chose the level that was suitable Spelling, Writing fingers to write or draw for them. BOOKS: App Title: Description: Use for Learning: Tags Primary (P) Secondary (S) iBooks This app had Winnie the pooh, which This app is a great place to Books P the childen felt was a nice story download books and store them in a “library”. Wattpad Another app to store purchased or free We didn’t use it as not all free Books P downloaded books. books were appropriate for children Amazon app for accessing e-books, including constructing meaning from text, Books S Kindle books with audio finding information identifying component. information, sequencing, concluding, summary and inference, identifying cause and -8– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 9. effect, identifying fact and opinion, identifying point of view and purpose, finding similarities/ differences Toy Story Interactive storybook that reads out the Excellent -students liked how Books P (3) story, highlights text as it reads, they got to record their own includes music, colourful pictures, voice reading it and the games. painting and you can record yourself Much more than a book! Year 6 reading the story and play back. Ss read them to their buddies. This app was used in literacy groups as a reading/talking and listening activity Alice in Interactive storybook. Students could Good, Ss liked how you could Books P (2) Wonderland swing the iPad to make images and move pictures, but it was a long pictures move. story and it should read for you. Jack and the Interactive storybook that reads out the Ss liked how it reads to you. Books P Beanstalk story, highlights text as it reads, More than a book! We used all includes colourful pictures and you can our books as part of Silent click on characters to hear what they’re reading time, in menu board or thinking or play games. to read to Kindergarten or Year 2 students 3 Little Pigs Interactive story book that reads the Ss felt it was a bit boring, not as Books P story to you. interactive. Green Eggs Great resource, interactive story book We used all our books as part of Books P and Ham that reads to you. You can highlight Silent reading time, in menu Book key phrases and click on characters to board or to read to Kindergarten name them. or Year 2 students. We also worked on this story in a staff meeting focus on writing. Shrek The latest Shrek movie in comic book Ss enjoyed reading these as a Books P Comics format for Ss to read. different choice of book in silent reading time. Zoo You A series of stories about true animal Great choice as a book for silent Books P Later- escapes. Ss can run their fingers over reading or in Menu Board time. Monkey the text to hear the story and touch any -9– CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 10. Business - word to hear it said or spelt. Ss can colour in the book and they can record themselves as well. It's great fun and helps with early learning and literacy development. Ss can even explore other languages and have loads of fun while they do it. How to Train Interactive story book with automatic Great choice as a book for silent Books P Your Dragon navigation and narration which make it reading or in Menu Board time. - incredibly simple to use. Includes character audio, automatic or manual page turn, highlighted text helps beginning readers make associations between the words they hear and see Story Story Chimes are a collection of stories Children can read the text or Books P Chimes designed to immerse students in the have the text read to them. sights and sounds of interactive tales. Children can read the text or have the text read to them. Titles: The Frog and the Prince, Red Shoes, Lucky Chuck 3 Pigs, Cinderella iReading by Titles: The Lion and the Mouse Fully illustrated and interactive Books P Apple Tree Little Horse. stories including well known Books classics and original tales. Monkey An interactive story with the ability to Books P Business record voiceovers and paint scenes. Logan Lite An interactive story. This is not the full Books P version of the story but allows students to write an ending. The Story Titles: The Billy Goats Gruff. A Books P Mouse collection of virtual books with audio, illustrations and text. Available books include popular fairytales. GAMES: App Title: Description: Use for Learning: Tags Primary - 10 – CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 11. (P) Secondary (S) Brain App Brain training games and activities, Ss enjoyed this and found it Brain activities P XL multiple choice. challenging – used in Maths and free time. UniSudoku Large games on interactive Sudoku Ss enjoyed this and found it Puzzles, logic P puzzles. challenging – used in Maths and free time. Doodle Great game where you move the iPad to Used for fun reward time. P Jump help the character bounce on different steps without falling off. Can be tricky and frustrating! Glass Strategy, challenging, use brain, you Ss enjoyed this and found it Strategy P Tower need to think before you move to make challenging – used in Maths and towers. free time. WHG – Requires lots of strategy. Keep your Red Used for fun reward time. Strategy P Worlds Square away from the Blue Balls, pick hardest up yellow balls, on your way to the game Green Zone or you'll die. Touch Maze You need to look ahead of you, think of Used for fun reward time. Strategy P moves to work your way through many mazes. Solitaire Classic card game involving strategy. Ss Used for fun reward time. Strategy P found it fun for recreational use. Maze Another maze game that Ss found too Used for fun reward time. P difficult. High Five A free app that involves you high fiving Used for fun reward time. P the hand print on the screen. Not much fun or useful. Puzzles Very easy puzzle pieces to fit in the Used for fun reward time. Puzzles P correct holes. Good for little kids Ball & Maze Rolling the ball through the maze. Ss Used for fun reward time. P found it good, but hard and frustrating! Matches This app is a version of the memory Children used this app to help Memory P game. There are 3 difficulty levels to with their memory. Children - 11 – CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session
  • 12. choose from. chose the level that was suitable for them Story Titles: Cinderella - Match Fun games related to the Story Comprehension P Chimes - Chime Tales that enhance Games comprehension. - 12 – CEO Parramatta iPad pilot program evaluation session