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A few good apps


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

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A few good apps

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