Transcript of "Using iPad and iPhone Apps for Learning with Literature:MCTE 2012 Presentation, St. Cloud"
Using iPad and iPhone Appsfor Learning with LiteracyRichard Beach, ProfessorEmeritus, University ofMinnesota, firstname.lastname@example.orgGoogle Docs Version of handout:http://tinyurl.com/6oxcn7zUsing iPad and iPhone Apps forLearning with Literacy Across theCurriculum
Affordances of iPads/iPhones Touch: ◦ Intuitive navigation of texts and virtual worlds Portability/storage/ownership ◦ Personal learning device Social reading/writing Multimodality Collaboration/communication
Wikipedia apps Qwiki ◦ includes videos, images, graphs, and entries for millions of topics Articles for iPad Wikipedia Mobile Wikipanion Plus Simplepedia iWiki
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)
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
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
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
“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.
Highlighting and adding a StickyNote to the poem
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, QRstuff.com, Kaywa, Tec-IT, QR-app
Digital mapping iPad apps: iBrainstorm, MindMeister for Ipad,, Sundry Notes, Idea Sketch, Total Recall, inShare, iMindMap MindNode, iThoughtsHD, Popplet Lite http://tinyurl.com/3o6a3wy Hierarchical/logical relationships between key concepts Issues of definitions: “unhealthy” foods
EverNote (and Skitch), NotesPlus (Alison) Evernote use in schools Evernote for clipping webpages Skitch for visual annotations Notes Plus (handwriting)
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
Uses of mapping for responding to literature• Visually portray performances according to three units of analysis: o Events | o Spaces | o Social worlds/systems
Dictionary/grammar apps Dictionary for iPad, Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD, WordWeb Dictionary Dictionary.com: 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
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 http://tinyurl.com/88pbgau ebooks for reading on eReaders by submitting properly formatted Word files to Smashwords.com, Bluefire Reader App, or Book Creator
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
Voice search: Requiresvocabulary Google Search Siri iPhone 4S older IPhones: Voice Ask app http://tinyurl.com/72p3v35 ChaCha Merriam Webster dictionary http://tinyurl.com/3zx9hu9 Assessing information literacies TRAILS http://www.trails-9.org
Small-group discussions: CMSplatform options Pearson’s OpenClass (free; linked to Google Apps) ◦ http://www.joinopenclass.com/open/view/t 1 Edmodo (free; also an app) ◦ http://www.edmodo.com/ Schoology ◦ https://www.schoology.com/home.php rcampus (cloud-based) ◦ http://www.rcampus.com/
Collaborize Classroom Free platform for classroom discussions Web-based Extensive curriculum resources Focus on fostering students collaboration Professional development on leading discussions
Backchannel apps TodaysMeet, Soapbox, Backchannel, Buro Zero Backchannel, Donahue, Read Chatz, or Present.ly
VoiceThread: Multipleaudio/written comments on sameimage
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
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)
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
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)
Creating podcasts GarageBand,Voice Memos for iPad, SoundCloud (export into Garageband for editing)
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
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
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT MCnn0gztA
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 settinghttp://www.porchester.notts.sch.uk/citadel
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
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
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.
e-Portfolio apps Three Ring Teachers Wire Use blogs, wikis, websites
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)
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
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