Apps and Software for Critical Thinking


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  • PoppletPeople use Popplet to:+ Explore Ideas: Brainstorming, Mindmapping+ Plan Projects: Diagrams, Process Charts 
+ Record Thoughts: Journals, Notes, Lists
+ Collect Inspiration: Mood Boards, Scrapbook, Travel Plans
+ Create Galleries: Photo albums, Portfolios, Presentations

+ Study: School Projects, Class NotesPopplet Lite will be free forever, but is limited to just one popplet. The full version of Popplet (not this version) lets you create an unlimited number of local popplets, which are stored on your iPad
  • Idea Sketch - Record Storieslets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!Create Ideas InstantlyCopy text from another app, such as an email, document, or web page, and import it into Idea Sketch to automatically create an idea that can be viewed as both a diagram and outline.Share Your IdeasDiagrams and outlines can be easily shared via email or and copied directly into other apps. Diagrams can also be saved to the Photos app (to sync to your desktop) or uploaded to Facebook.Easy-to-UseIdea Sketch is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. You'll be creating and editing diagrams and outlines right away. There's no drawing required, just enter your text and move the shapes around, Idea Sketch handles the rest.Get More FeaturesThe app is free and fully functional without any limitations or advertisements. Get even more features by purchasing the in-app Plus upgrade:• More shapes, sizes, fonts, and color themes• Organize ideas with tags• Sync your iPad and iPhone with iCloud• Share via Dropbox and• Edit diagrams with Visio, OmniGraffle, and any software that supports VDX files• Buy once and get all features on all your iPads and iPhones• Create beautiful print-quality PDF diagrams and outlines• Print diagrams and outlines directly from the app
  • Mindmeister – critical thinking
  • Padlet
  • Lino.It - collaboration
  • Side By SideFeatures:* Web browsing* Note taking* File downloading* File viewing (HTML, images, PDF, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)* Notes sharing via email* Adding bookmarks for webpages* Adding bookmarks in files (since V1.1)* File sharing via email or between apps (since V1.1)* Search notes, bookmarks and filenames (since V1.1)* Reformat webpages into a text only page (since V1.1)* One tap file/webpage downloading mode (since V1.2)* Add star to favorite files (since V1.2)* A special technology to display many websites in the best way to fit the smaller windows (since V1.2.2)* Touch gestures for changing layout and swapping windows (since V2.0)* Sync files and notes through Dropbox (since V3.0)* Extract pictures from webpages (since V3.0)* Capture screen shot for a window (since V3.1)
  • GoodReader
  • The free Flud is an iPadnewsreading app that features a heavy social networking element. Not only can you follow news outlets and blogs by connecting to Facebook, Google Reader, Twitter, and other services and networks, but you can follow your friends and other "Fluders" to find articles of interest.
  • History Pin – Critical Thinking
  • iNaturalist
  • Project Noah
  • Apps and Software for Critical Thinking

    1. 1. Apps and Software for Critical Thinking Judy Byers Carlene Walter Jacqueline Helman
    2. 2. It’s Not About The Device It’s About Teaching and Learning DifferentlyCritical Thinking Collaborative Conversations Engagement Inquiry-Based LearningSharing Learnings with Authentic Audiences
    3. 3. Critical ThinkingPRODUCTIVITY
    4. 4. Popplet
    5. 5. Idea Sketch
    6. 6. MindMeister
    7. 7. Padlet
    8. 8. Lino.It
    9. 9. Side by Side
    10. 10. GoodReader
    11. 11. Flud
    12. 12. History Pin
    13. 13. iNaturalist
    14. 14. Project Noah
    15. 15. Prepare Students )_ _ Expect Share Model TransparentExpectations Appropriate Use Learning
    16. 16. Prepare Students• Share responsibilities and expectations• Train routines and procedures• Model appropriate use• Teach specific apps which will be used often• Give students time to explore
    17. 17. THANK YOU!