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  • 1. Using iPad and iPhone Appsfor Learning with LiteracyRichard Beach, ProfessorEmeritus, University ofMinnesota, rbeach@umn.eduGoogle Docs Version of handout: iPad and iPhone Apps forLearning with Literacy Across theCurriculum
  • 2. Affordances of iPads/iPhones Touch: ◦ Intuitive navigation of texts and virtual worlds Portability/storage/ownership ◦ Personal learning device Social reading/writing Multimodality Collaboration/communication
  • 3. Wikipedia apps Qwiki ◦ includes videos, images, graphs, and entries for millions of topics Articles for iPad Wikipedia Mobile Wikipanion Plus Simplepedia iWiki
  • 4. Accessing/AnalyzingInformation to Learn Search engine apps. Safari (bundled app), Google Search, Bing, Wolfram Alpha), Dolphin Browser, Opera Mini, Atomic Web Browser, Ask, Yahoo: Answers, Yahoo: Search, Shelfster, Knowtilus Pro (translates websites into 28 different languages)
  • 5. News curation apps Pearltrees, Flipboard, Zinio, Flud, Google Currents, Evri, News360, LiveBinders,!, NetNewsWire (iPhone app, Fluent News Reader,, and
  • 6. Social bookmarking apps . Diigo, Evernote Web Clipper, Yahoo! Bookmarks, Xmarks, Mister Wong jogtheweb.png icyte.png, Licorize, symbaloo.png, fav able.png, scrible.png, Digg, Stumbleu pon
  • 7. Purpose: Acquiring and subscribing to/sharing information• Social Bookmarking and sharing links/tags• Sharing links in class Diigo groups• Adding annotations to online literary texts for sharing responses to literature
  • 8. Using Diigo for adding a sticky- note response1. Add Diigo to your toolbar2. Find an online text3. Highlight sections of the text4. Click on the icon to add a Sticky Note response5. Have other students add their responses
  • 9. “Womanhood,” CatherineAnderson She slides over When she enters, the hot upholstery and the millgate closes, of her mothers car, final as a slap, this schoolgirl of fifteen therell be silence. who loves humming & swaying Shell see fifteen high windows with the radio. cemented over to cut out light. Her entry into womanhood Inside, a constant, deafening noise will be like all the other girls— and warm air smelling of oil, a cigarette and a joke, the shifts continuing on ... as she strides up with the rest All day shell guide cloth along a line to a brick factory of whirring needles, her arms & where shell sew rag rugs shoulders from textile strips of kelly green, rocking back & forth bright red, aqua. with the machines— 200 porch size rugs behind her before she can stop to reach up, like her mother, and pick the lint out of her hair.
  • 10. Highlighting and adding a StickyNote to the poem
  • 11. QR reader apps QR Reader, QR app, NeoReader, Scan, QR Scanner, i-nigma, Optiscan, ScanLife, Quickmark, RedLaser-Barcord Scanner and QR Reader, or Qrafter. Create QR code images by entering in a URL in a QR create site such as Qrafter,, Kaywa, Tec-IT, QR-app
  • 12. Comics apps Comixology Comics (for reading DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image, Boom! Studio comics; Comics+, myComics, Comic, Comicbl endr HD, Comic Zeal Comic Reader Mini (iPhone only, ComicBookLover (for reading/organizing comics).
  • 13. Digital mapping iPad apps: iBrainstorm, MindMeister for Ipad,, Sundry Notes, Idea Sketch, Total Recall, inShare, iMindMap MindNode, iThoughtsHD, Popplet Lite Hierarchical/logical relationships between key concepts Issues of definitions: “unhealthy” foods
  • 14. Note-taking apps Notes (IOS apps), Evernote, Penultimate, Notes Plus, Simplenote, NyNoteIt, SoundNo te, SpringNote, Notability, UberNote, NotePad Pro PaperDesk LITE, SmartNote
  • 15. EverNote (and Skitch), NotesPlus (Alison) Evernote use in schools Evernote for clipping webpages Skitch for visual annotations Notes Plus (handwriting)
  • 16. Mind-mapping apps Inspiration, iBrainstorm, MindMeister for Ipad,, Sundry Notes, Mindjet for iPad, Idea Sketch, Total Recall, iMindMap, MindNode, iThoughtsHD, Popplet, SimpleMind+ for iPad, Maptini
  • 17. Uses of mapping for responding to literature• Visually portray performances according to three units of analysis: o Events | o Spaces | o Social worlds/systems
  • 18. Map of “Womanhood”
  • 19. Blogging apps BlogPress or Blogsy to export their blog posts to Blogger, Wordpress, Posterous, Edm odo, Live Journal, Private Journal, KidBlog Tumblrita to export their posts to Tumblr
  • 20. Twitter apps Twitter Apps such as Twitter, TweetCaster Tweetbot, Tweetdeck, Twitteriffic, Hoo tSuite
  • 21. Twitteriffic
  • 22. HootSuite
  • 23. Extended writing apps Pages, IA Writer, My Writing Spot for iPad, PlainText, Manuscript for iPad, Notebooks, Clean Writer, Storyist iPad, DraftPad OnLive Desktop, DocumentsToGo CloudOn (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint editing)
  • 24. Collaborative writing/datacollection: Google Docs forms 5th graders: Weaver Lake School, Osseo, MN Data on parasite presence in Monarch butterflies 49% had parasites
  • 25. Story/children’s book writing StoryKit, Storyrobe, Book Creator, Bookemon Mobile, Picture Books, Writers Studio, StoryPatch, Demibooks® Composer, StoryBuddy, My Story, MoglueBooks, myebook, StoryJumper (for younger students), Tikatok
  • 26. Comics/graphic novels Comic Life, Strip Designer, ComicStrip CS S, Comics Creator, PhotoComic, Comic Touch Lite
  • 27. Dictionary/grammar apps Dictionary for iPad, Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD, WordWeb Dictionary Dictionary and Thesaurus, Advanced English Dictionary and Thesaurus ◦ Students can speak words for dictionary searches Grammar App HD, English Grammar, Grammar Up, Word Study & English Grammar, iGE Lite: the interactive Grammar of English from UCL
  • 28. Apps for Sharing/PublishingWriting ePub: Mac Pages (soon to be on iPad Pages) Apple Author (requires OS Lion): iBooks Dotepub or Inkling books ◦ Human Biology Inkling textbook MoGlue Books ebooks for reading on eReaders by submitting properly formatted Word files to, Bluefire Reader App, or Book Creator
  • 29. Dictation apps Dragon Dictation/Search/Go Siri Remote Dictate ◦ dictate text that then appears on their PC Word or other word-processing application—transfer facilitated by the free, Air Mouse Server Google Translate
  • 30. Voice search: Requiresvocabulary Google Search Siri iPhone 4S older IPhones: Voice Ask app ChaCha Merriam Webster dictionary Assessing information literacies TRAILS
  • 31. Small-group discussions: CMSplatform options Pearson’s OpenClass (free; linked to Google Apps) ◦ 1 Edmodo (free; also an app) ◦ Schoology ◦ rcampus (cloud-based) ◦
  • 32. Collaborize Classroom Free platform for classroom discussions Web-based Extensive curriculum resources Focus on fostering students collaboration Professional development on leading discussions
  • 33. Backchannel apps TodaysMeet, Soapbox, Backchannel, Buro Zero Backchannel, Donahue, Read Chatz, or
  • 34. VoiceThread: Multipleaudio/written comments on sameimage
  • 35. Produce image tutorials forpeers: Doodles and audio voice-over ShowMe, Explain Everything, VoiceThread.ed, Screenc homp, Educreations, Interactive Whiteboard, ReplayNote, Skitch Show Me: 5th grade science pgu VoiceThead: Literary terms 28998.i7556980
  • 36. Google Images/Earth/Lit Trips
  • 37. Video/audio conferencing iChat, Skype, Facetime, Google+ Hangout, Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, Skype for iPhone and iPad, as well as a distinct Skype for iPad,), Share Board (up to 4 users), Fring: Video Calls + Chat (up to 4 users), BT Chat HD, ooVoo Video Chat, Vtok: Google Talk Video, Chat for GoogleTalk
  • 38. Google+ Handout: Up to 10people
  • 39. Teen texting: Pew Research 63% text daily versus 39% cell phones, 35% face-to-face socializing, 29% social-networking messages, 22% IMing, and 6% emailing. The median number of texts sent daily was 60 in 2011. The heaviest texters (more than 100 texts a day) are also the heaviest talkers; 69% of heavy texters talk daily on their cell phones versus 46% of medium texters (those exchanging 21- 100 texts a day)
  • 40. Texting/message apps iMessage (iPad or iPhone), Messages (Mac), AK Messenger!, textPlus Free Texting + Group Text, Textie™ Messaging, Textfree, TextNow + Voice - Free Texting and Calling, iPushIt,, Text Me!, gText Classroom-based texting systems: Class Parrot, Kikutext, WeTxt, Remind101, Sendhub, Class Pager
  • 41. Text to speech apps vBookz (reads aloud books) vBookz PDF Voice Reader (reads aloud PDF files), Write & Say (reads aloud text in 52 different voices (including a 3D avatar) and in 50 different languages), Speak it! (four different voices: American Male, American Female, British Male, British Female), Voice Reader Text to Speech (21 languages using 32 different voices, includes PDF files), Talk to Me (hear words spoken to them as they are writing)
  • 42. Creating podcasts GarageBand,Voice Memos for iPad, SoundCloud (export into Garageband for editing)
  • 43. Accessing videos YouTube EDU (free educational videos from universities, PBS, TED, and other educational sites), YouTube for Schools (students create/share videos), Google Videos, Vimeo, Redux, Yahoo Videos
  • 44. Producing videos:Scripts/storyboards. Celtx Script, ScriptWrite, Storyist, Storyboar d Composer 2012 updated iMovie app: a storyboard feature for planning a video Recommend using Comics apps such as Comic Life for storyboards
  • 45. Creating animation videos Animation Desk™ for iPad, Animation Studio, Toontastic, Puppet Pals HD, Sock Puppets, Animation Creator HD Lite, FlickmationLite, DoInk Animation & Drawing, iAnimator, Pop My Video videos made with iMotion MCnn0gztA
  • 46. Game apps Tiny Tower, CityVille Hometown, My Town 2, Trade Nation, Farm Story, Epic Citadel (medieval fantasy town with a cathedral). Students creating characters and stories based on the Epic Citadel medieval setting
  • 47. Interactive fiction Zenonia series Terra-Eternal Chaos, Vanquish: The Oath of Brothers Rimelands series Fighting Fantasy series Gamebook Adventures series LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Hunger Games: Girl on Fire Avatar
  • 48. Role-play games (RPGs) Saturday Morning RPG ◦ a high school student must make decisions to cope with the threat of an evil villain to attempt to save the world, a game that draws on Saturday morning cartoons Surviving High School ◦ a new female high school student coping with getting to know students in her school or a male assuming the role as a member of the high school football team
  • 49. Jotly: An app to rate anything
  • 50. Self-assessment forms Google Docs Forms iResponse
  • 51. Screen-casting feedback Text/PPs/images: VoiceThread, ExplainEverything, Scre enchomp, ShowMe, Educreastions Video response to writing: Jing Speeches/drama: Formative Feedback for Learning http://formativefeedbackapp.blogspot. com
  • 52. Open-ended feedback Essay Grader Easy Assessment Collaborize Classroom Pro ◦ student online discussion participation
  • 53. Record keeping/grades The TeacherTool, Super Duper Data Tracker, Teachers Assistant Pro: Track Student Behavior, Easy Assessment, TeacherPal, PowerTeac her Mobile, Gradekeeper, iHomework Students’ reading performance: Reading Log, Reading Record iPad ◦ recording changes in students reading scores over time.
  • 54. e-Portfolio apps Three Ring Teachers Wire Use blogs, wikis, websites
  • 55. ELA professionaldevelopment NCTE’s Connected Community English Companion Ning National Writing Project Connect/Digital Is Classroom 2.0 Curriki IRA’s Engage ReadWriteThink School 2.0 Sophia #EngChat (Twitter feeds)
  • 56. App uses/recommendations EdReadch channel (MobileReach, MacReach) Appy Hours 4 U ◦ The TechChef4u app The iPad Show The Daily App Show TWIT channel Tech Chick Tips