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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?