Chris Casal
Technology Coordinator/Teacher
P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010)
ccasal@ps10.org
Twitter: @mr_casal
60 Apps in 60 Min...
Play along
Session hashtag
#60in60NYCSTS
Backchannel discussion
http://today.io/phkw
Sticky board
http://goo.gl/Oig9Gn
1,200,000
That’s how many apps are in the Apple App Store
even more available when you factor in Android &
Web
We will cov...
Asterisks...
* The number of apps & websites is a rough
estimate as some developers have multiple
versions of apps or “Lit...
Disclaimer
I have a lot of apps...
530 currently on my iPad
Each slide will contain 1-3 apps of a specific function
Most sl...
iPad…
some of these apps offer Android versions,
some don’t - check the developer’s website for
platform availability
Apple Apps
Camera
a great way to document student work & class
activities
iTunes U
Apple has a DOE-centric course:
Podcast...
Apps
Track apps, read reviews, help make sense of the
1,200,000+ options
AppsGoneFree - $free - daily digest of 8-12 free
...
Augmented Reality
Aurasma - $free - create and share your own augmented
reality experiences or browse from thousands in th...
Bookmarking
Don’t keep your Bookmarks/Favorites on a single
computer, make them accessible anywhere
Diigo - $free web serv...
Browsers
Safari is the built in & only default option but others
provide more flexibility and versatility
Chrome - $free - ...
Cloud Storage
Keep your files accessible from anywhere
No more emailing files or USB drives
Dropbox - app free - storage fee...
Google
Drive - $free
central hub of all your files
access multiple accounts from single app
Docs - $free
creating & editing...
Common Core
Apps to help navigate the Common Core Standards
CommonCore Standards by Mastery Connect -
$free
Evernote
A great suite of note taking apps & syncing to online
companion - evernote.com
Apps allow you to handwrite & anno...
Flipped
Create “flipped classroom” or general video tutorials
ExplainEverything - $2.99 - whiteboard, insert
images, add vi...
Fotopedia
15 free apps with amazing images from around the
world
Show your students in amazing clarity to world outside
th...
Haiku Deck
Haiku Deck - $free
an elegant presentation app
puts imagery above text
free, high-res Creative Commons pictures...
If This Then That
IFTTT - $free - create recipes
to let the internet work for you
auto save contacts to
Google Spreadsheet...
News
Create custom magazines based on your content
source preferences
Currents - $free - Google’s magazine app
Flipboard -...
Note-taking
If Evernote isn’t your thing consider:
Notability - $1.99 - supports freehand writing,
typing, images, audio &...
Paperless
If you create documents on your computer why print
them out just to file them away...?
GoodReader 4 - $6.99 - wor...
Productivity
Microsoft Office is irrelevant
Pages - $free* - Apple’s version of Word
Keynote - $free* - Apple’s version of ...
Reference
EasyBib - $free - look up MLA, APA & Chicago
citations for books
Biography - $1.99 - “... a journey with the wor...
Scan
Use the iOS camera to scan documents
Not simply taking a picture, apps convert the image to
black & white (or color) ...
Social
Don’t think of it as “social media” think of it as
networking & connecting
Twitter - $free - network & connect
Goog...
Tell a story
Adobe Voice - $free - easy way to mix pictures, music, and
voice to tell a story - great for students as publ...
VNC (Virtual Network Control)
Remotely control computers
Great for remote tech support & controlling IWBs from
anywhere in...
Web…
not every “app” is tablet based, some are
websites
TagBoard
tagboard.com
Create a hashtag for your school
TagBoard aggregates from:
Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and G...
Graphite
graphite.org
Created by Common Sense Media
“a platform we created to make it easier for educators
to find the best...
Padlet
padlet.com
live, real-time, collaborative tack board
students can add stickies
save & review later
One for right no...
Today’s Meet
todaysmeet.com
“backchannel” site for discussion
better for upper grades in 1:1 or BYOD environments
students...
goo.gl
A Chrome (browser) extension
shortens links
creates QR codes
saves a history of links with analytics
chrome.google....
edtechteacher
http://edtechteacher.org/apps/
Amazing resource for finding apps
Filter by platform or activity
educlipper
https://educlipper.net
Pinterest for teachers
Create student accounts
Create “assignments”, “classrooms” and “p...
WeLearned.it
http://welearned.it/
Not available until Fall 2014
From the developer of EduClipper
Keep an eye on it…
DOE…
because some things are just that specific…
Schoolview
http://schoolview.nycboe.net/principal/
Need to be within a school to access
Shows network health, bandwidth us...
TechShare
https://techshare.nycenet.edu/sites/
FinanceAdmin/DIIT/operations/TechShare/
default.aspx
Intranet site accessib...
Wireless Client Configuration
https://www.nycenet.edu/applications/wcc/
Pages/Schools.aspx
find wifi information for other DO...
Network Grounds
http://networkgrounds.com/bookmarks - Flash
http://networkgrounds.com/mobile - text/html
NYCDOE bookmarks
...
Summary
64 highlighted linked apps, developers, and websites
Over 100 total resources
Some free, some paid
Hopefully this ...
One last link…
http://goo.gl/DcY4M5
Google Spreadsheet
2 sheets
Apps - 240
Websites - 12
… and growing
Contact
Presentation Materials:
http://goo.gl/irH2Mo (case sensitive)
!
Christopher M. Casal 

Technology Teacher/Coordina...
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  1. 1. Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010) ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal 60 Apps in 60 Minutes iOS, Web, DOE & Beyond! School Technology Summit 2014 - 7/30/14 Presentation Materials: http://goo.gl/irH2Mo (case sensitive)
  2. 2. Play along Session hashtag #60in60NYCSTS Backchannel discussion http://today.io/phkw Sticky board http://goo.gl/Oig9Gn
  3. 3. 1,200,000 That’s how many apps are in the Apple App Store even more available when you factor in Android & Web We will cover 60* in 60** minutes Brief overviews to get you started with a list you can immediately use as a reference library for your classroom & school
  4. 4. Asterisks... * The number of apps & websites is a rough estimate as some developers have multiple versions of apps or “Lite” vs “Premium” options ** 60 minutes is the full session but there will be time left for questions Think of it as 60+ apps in 45-ish minutes...
  5. 5. Disclaimer I have a lot of apps... 530 currently on my iPad Each slide will contain 1-3 apps of a specific function Most slides will also contain a picture of the corresponding folder on my iPad, which sometimes contains up to 20 apps of identical function
  6. 6. iPad… some of these apps offer Android versions, some don’t - check the developer’s website for platform availability
  7. 7. Apple Apps Camera a great way to document student work & class activities iTunes U Apple has a DOE-centric course: Podcasts TechLandia - @TechLandiaCast Take5 - @DaveGuymon OutOfSchool.net - @fraserspeirs & @bradleychambers
  8. 8. Apps Track apps, read reviews, help make sense of the 1,200,000+ options AppsGoneFree - $free - daily digest of 8-12 free apps every day AppShopper (iPhone) - $free - shows all price changes & allows Wish List creation & price change notification
  9. 9. Augmented Reality Aurasma - $free - create and share your own augmented reality experiences or browse from thousands in their library Daqri - $free - explore 4D resources to make traditional items like books and magazines come to life Anatomy 4D - $free - from Daqri - makes exploring the human anatomy far more engaging than a simple textbook resources: http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/ @TechMinock & @TechBradWaid on Twitter
  10. 10. Bookmarking Don’t keep your Bookmarks/Favorites on a single computer, make them accessible anywhere Diigo - $free web service & app my favorite - can bookmark annotations & notes too create student accounts to “crowdsource” references
  11. 11. Browsers Safari is the built in & only default option but others provide more flexibility and versatility Chrome - $free - Google’s browser, syncs with desktop version - great for GAFE schools iCabMobile - $1.99 - very robust & versitle browser with many add-ons & connections to other services Rover - $free - geared to education & preloaded with edu content Puffin - $2.99 + Lite version - plays Flash content & can download directly to cloud services
  12. 12. Cloud Storage Keep your files accessible from anywhere No more emailing files or USB drives Dropbox - app free - storage fees vary, free->pay market leader, most app integration Box - app free - storage fees vary, free->pay strong competitor, starts with more free space
  13. 13. Google Drive - $free central hub of all your files access multiple accounts from single app Docs - $free creating & editing Google Documents Sheets - $free creating & editing Google Spreadsheets Unfortunately no iOS app, yet, for Forms or Slides/Presentations (there is an Android app for Slides)
  14. 14. Common Core Apps to help navigate the Common Core Standards CommonCore Standards by Mastery Connect - $free
  15. 15. Evernote A great suite of note taking apps & syncing to online companion - evernote.com Apps allow you to handwrite & annotate images Evernote - free service with paid upgrades type notes, tag & file, add pictures & web content Skitch - $free - annotate pictures & sync to Evernote Penultimate - $free - notebook for freehand writing + inserting pictures - syncs with Evernote
  16. 16. Flipped Create “flipped classroom” or general video tutorials ExplainEverything - $2.99 - whiteboard, insert images, add video - import & export from various cloud platforms Educreations - $free - basic whiteboard & audio recording, insert pictures - upload to educreations.com ShowMe - $free - basic whiteboard & audio recording, insert pictures - upload to showme.com
  17. 17. Fotopedia 15 free apps with amazing images from around the world Show your students in amazing clarity to world outside the room
  18. 18. Haiku Deck Haiku Deck - $free an elegant presentation app puts imagery above text free, high-res Creative Commons pictures built in antidote to “death by PowerPoint”
  19. 19. If This Then That IFTTT - $free - create recipes to let the internet work for you auto save contacts to Google Spreadsheet auto silence cell phone when you get to school auto save Facebook photos to Dropbox
  20. 20. News Create custom magazines based on your content source preferences Currents - $free - Google’s magazine app Flipboard - $free - “your personal magazine” Zite - $free - “an intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read” NewsMix - $free - “your personalized newsstand”
  21. 21. Note-taking If Evernote isn’t your thing consider: Notability - $1.99 - supports freehand writing, typing, images, audio & import/export to cloud platforms - very versatile app
  22. 22. Paperless If you create documents on your computer why print them out just to file them away...? GoodReader 4 - $6.99 - works on any iOS device - great for paperless reading records, rubrics, signing forms - syncs to cloud services & can email direct from app
  23. 23. Productivity Microsoft Office is irrelevant Pages - $free* - Apple’s version of Word Keynote - $free* - Apple’s version of PowerPoint Numbers - $free* - Apple’s version of Excel Available on your Mac & iPad, with syncing capabilities via iCloud “…free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013” otherwise $9.99 per (still cheaper than Office 365 subscription)
  24. 24. Reference EasyBib - $free - look up MLA, APA & Chicago citations for books Biography - $1.99 - “... a journey with the world’s most influential people... 100 biographies of eminent people of all time..”
  25. 25. Scan Use the iOS camera to scan documents Not simply taking a picture, apps convert the image to black & white (or color) PDF looking exaclty like you scanned it on a traditional scanner JotNotPro - $2.99 - scan multiple pages to single file, connect to cloud services, etc
  26. 26. Social Don’t think of it as “social media” think of it as networking & connecting Twitter - $free - network & connect Google+ - $free - share & collaborate Hangouts - $free - Google’s app for video chat/ conferencing - create distance learning opportunities Pinterest - $free - digital scrapbook your resources
  27. 27. Tell a story Adobe Voice - $free - easy way to mix pictures, music, and voice to tell a story - great for students as publishing platform as well as teachers for creating engaging “movies” without movie- making knowledge - example - related blog post Tellagami & Tellagami Edu - $free & $4.99 - create & share quick animated videos. A more robust and engaging version of Voki - example BookCreator - $4.99 - create books on the iPad + share pages and create collaborative books with other classes & schools. Read a teacher’s take: http://www.redjumper.net/blog/ 2013/10/going-global-book-creator/
  28. 28. VNC (Virtual Network Control) Remotely control computers Great for remote tech support & controlling IWBs from anywhere in the room Splashtop Personal - $4.99 remote access Splashtop Whiteboard - $9.99 remote access + whiteboard tools - great if you have laptop & projector but no IWB Mocha VNC Lite - $free
  29. 29. Web… not every “app” is tablet based, some are websites
  30. 30. TagBoard tagboard.com Create a hashtag for your school TagBoard aggregates from: Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Google+ A living bulletin board for your community Free! Check out PS10Brooklyn’s: tagboard.com/ps10bk Ours: https://tagboard.com/60in60NYCSTS/
  31. 31. Graphite graphite.org Created by Common Sense Media “a platform we created to make it easier for educators to find the best apps, games & websites for the classroom” Reviews written by teachers Free! Follow my reviews: http://www.graphite.org/users/mrcasal
  32. 32. Padlet padlet.com live, real-time, collaborative tack board students can add stickies save & review later One for right now… http://goo.gl/Oig9Gn
  33. 33. Today’s Meet todaysmeet.com “backchannel” site for discussion better for upper grades in 1:1 or BYOD environments students can ask questions, others can answer, follow up beyond lesson, etc Ours for today: https://todaysmeet.com/60in60NYCSTS
  34. 34. goo.gl A Chrome (browser) extension shortens links creates QR codes saves a history of links with analytics chrome.google.com/webstore http://goo.gl/ygGS6
  35. 35. edtechteacher http://edtechteacher.org/apps/ Amazing resource for finding apps Filter by platform or activity
  36. 36. educlipper https://educlipper.net Pinterest for teachers Create student accounts Create “assignments”, “classrooms” and “portfolios” companion iOS app, Android being developed Created by Adam Bellow, a teacher
  37. 37. WeLearned.it http://welearned.it/ Not available until Fall 2014 From the developer of EduClipper Keep an eye on it…
  38. 38. DOE… because some things are just that specific…
  39. 39. Schoolview http://schoolview.nycboe.net/principal/ Need to be within a school to access Shows network health, bandwidth usage, MDF temperature, etc Great resource
  40. 40. TechShare https://techshare.nycenet.edu/sites/ FinanceAdmin/DIIT/operations/TechShare/ default.aspx Intranet site accessible outside of DOE Great discussion board Access to DOE software for download including Mac & Windows OS, Office, etc
  41. 41. Wireless Client Configuration https://www.nycenet.edu/applications/wcc/ Pages/Schools.aspx find wifi information for other DOE schools
  42. 42. Network Grounds http://networkgrounds.com/bookmarks - Flash http://networkgrounds.com/mobile - text/html NYCDOE bookmarks visual catalog of all DOE services Built by Dan Morio of CFN 405
  43. 43. Summary 64 highlighted linked apps, developers, and websites Over 100 total resources Some free, some paid Hopefully this will give you some ideas of the versatility & possibility for integrating technology into your classroom
  44. 44. One last link… http://goo.gl/DcY4M5 Google Spreadsheet 2 sheets Apps - 240 Websites - 12 … and growing
  45. 45. Contact Presentation Materials: http://goo.gl/irH2Mo (case sensitive) ! Christopher M. Casal 
 Technology Teacher/Coordinator 
 P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal slideshare.net/mr_casal thecasalos.blogspot.com ps10ipads.wikispaces.com

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