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Presents 8 different iPhone / iPad apps that could be used in a language arts classroom

Presents 8 different iPhone / iPad apps that could be used in a language arts classroom

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  • Welcome to
    “A Few Good Apps”
    Please take this time to download all or some of the following apps:
    *Starred Apps are NOT available on the Droid market.*
    *iBookshelfLite: free
    *EasyBib: free
    Dropbox: free
    TED: free
    RedLaser: free
    *Flashcardlet: free
    Evernote: free
  • A Few Good Apps:
    Using Your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch to Make You a More Effective Teacher
    Presented by:
    Amanda McKnight
    Briarhill Middle School
    &
    Jason Poe Marcus High School
  • Why should I use my iDevice?
    Accessibility
    Chances are, it’s already in your pocket or bag
    Convenience
    Apps can be downloaded in less than a minute.
    Affordability Apps are much less expensive than software.
  • iBookshelf
    iBookshelfLite: free
    *NOT available on the Droid market
    iBookshelf: $1.99
    *NOT available on the Droid market
    What is it?
    • A way to organize and maintain your classroom library
    Why do I need it?
    • To protect your investment
  • Features
    …or in cover flow.
    View your library in list format…
  • Features
    **An Important Note**
    Once you’re inside the app, you’ll have to download the app’s barcode scanner for an additional $.99 if you’re interested in this feature.
    It’s totally worth it though!
    Scan your books’ barcodes to input information.
  • Features
    Here’s the information we just scanned in!
  • Features
    Keep track of the locations of all of your books!
  • TED
    TED: free
    What does it stand for?
    • Technology, Entertainment, and Design
    What is it?
    • A collection of ‘TED Talk’ videos- phenomenal speakers sharing their ideas, research, and vision
    Why do I need it?
    • To show your students relevant examples of good speeches / speakers
    • To provoke interesting discussion in your classroom
  • Features
    For example…
    Choose from a multitude of presentations.
  • Flashcardlet
    Flashcardlet: free
    *NOT available on the Droid market
    What is it?
    • An app that lets students study flashcards that they’ve made or that they’ve gotten from quizlet.com
    Why do I need it?
    • To help your students study and succeed
  • Features
    Import flashcards from quizlet.com, a database of user-created flashcards.
    Flashcards actually look like flashcards!
  • Evernote
    Evernote: free
    What is it?
    • An app that lets you take notes, organize notes in ‘notebooks’, and then share your notes with others
    Why do I need it?
    • To organize and share information; could be used by you and/or your students
  • Features
    Take manual notes, voice notes, or even compile pictures.
  • Features
    From your desktop, send your notes to other users.
    Access all of your notes on any internet-connected desktop.
  • Who’s Next?
    Who’s Next?: $2.99
    *NOT available on the Droid market
    What is it?
    • An app that lets you randomly choose and group students
    Why do I need it?
    • To make sure that you are holding everyone accountable and to assign groups at a moment’s notice
  • Features
    Set up all of your classes. There seems to be no limit to how many classes or students you can include.
  • Features
    Select students at random (although it does sometimes repeat students)…
    …or randomly place students in groups.
  • EasyBib
    EasyBib: free*NOT available on the Droid market
    What is it?
    • An app that scans book barcodes and immediately creates an MLA citation for the scanned book
    Why do I need it?
    • To easily cite information from book sources (could be used by teacher or student)
  • Features
    …and see the citation in MLA, APA, or Chicago style.
    Scan the barcode …
  • Dropbox
    Dropbox: free
    What is it?
    • An app that lets you access your documents from any internet connected computer or your phone
    Why do I need it?
    • To easily access files and photos between school and home
  • Features
    Access your files from any internet connected computer or your phone.
  • Features
    See? My files are in both places: on my computer and on my phone!
  • RedLaser
    RedLaser: free
    What is it?
    • An app that scans barcodes and QR codes
    Why do I need it?
    • To be able to scan and use QR codes in your class
  • What’s a QR Code?
    Have you seen one before? They look like this:
    • QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can be linked to websites, text, and images / videos.
    This one will take you to the
    LISDhomepage.
  • What’s a QR Code Generator?
    • A QR Code Generator will allow you to create your own QR Codes.
    • We like http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
  • Features
    RedLaser will scan QR codes for you.
  • Now, it’s your turn...
    You’ve now heard about our favorite apps.
    What are your favorite apps?