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60 Apps in 60 Minutes - #NYCSTS13

  1. 1. Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010) ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal 60 Apps in 60 Minutes an iPad primer School Technology Summit 2013 - 7/31/13 Presentation Materials: http://goo.gl/YBkr1Y (case sensitive) Wednesday, July 31, 13
  2. 2. 900,000 That’s how many apps are in the App Store 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 iOS device Wednesday, July 31, 13
  3. 3. Asterisks... * The number of apps 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... Wednesday, July 31, 13
  4. 4. Disclaimer I have a lot of apps... 525 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  5. 5. 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  6. 6. Apps Track apps, read reviews, help make sense of the 900,000+ 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 AppAdvice - $1.99 - regular updates with app news & reviews Wednesday, July 31, 13
  7. 7. 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  8. 8. 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  9. 9. 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 Google Drive free but doesn’t play well with all files or apps Wednesday, July 31, 13
  10. 10. Common Core Apps to help navigate the Common Core Standards CommonCore Standards by Mastery Connect - $free Wednesday, July 31, 13
  11. 11. Conferring with Students Put all your conference notes in one place Supports individual conferences as well as small group situations Confer Lite - $free - limited to 10 students, 5 notes per student & 2 subjects Confer - $14.99 - unlimited Wednesday, July 31, 13
  12. 12. 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  13. 13. 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  14. 14. Fotopedia 14 free apps with amazing images from around the world Show your students in amazing clarity to world outside the room Wednesday, July 31, 13
  15. 15. Math Dojo 13 iPad apps geared toward students & learning Free -> $2.99 depending on app - some apps discounted periodically Wednesday, July 31, 13
  16. 16. McGraw Hill 52 total apps ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, PD, Engineering, College & Career Readiness Wednesday, July 31, 13
  17. 17. Everyday Math 16 iPad apps from McGraw-Hill Generally $1.99 but are often on sale or free - keep an eye out! Wednesday, July 31, 13
  18. 18. 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” Wednesday, July 31, 13
  19. 19. 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  20. 20. Paperless If you create documents on your computer why print them out just to file them away...? GoodReader - $4.99 - great for paperless reading records, rubrics, signing forms - syncs to cloud services & can email direct from app Wednesday, July 31, 13
  21. 21. Posters Create original, high quality, classroom posters Phoster - $1.99 - import Camera Roll photos, add text, apply filters, export & share Motivational - $0.99 - create original motivational- style posters with Camera Roll photos Wednesday, July 31, 13
  22. 22. Productivity No Microsoft Office on the iPad? No problem! Pages - $9.99 - Apple’s version of Word Keynote - $9.99 - Apple’s version of PowerPoint Numbers - $9.99 - Apple’s version of Excel Widely regarded as the best “Office” apps on iPad, designed for iPad with Mac version syncing available Expensive, yes. But high-quality & fully functional Wednesday, July 31, 13
  23. 23. Productivity Smart Office 2 - $9.99 - View, create, edit, share Microsoft Office documents DocsToGo - $9.99 - View, create, edit, share Microsoft Office documents CloudOn - $free - edit Microsoft Office files from youe cloud account (Dropbox, Box, Drive, etc) - doesn’t always work well with firewalls (ie: NYCDOE proxy) Wednesday, July 31, 13
  24. 24. Reference BYDK - $free - Bet You Didn’t Know from the History Channel - great facts & conversation starters EasyBib - $free - look up MLA, APA & Chicago citations for books Biography - $4.99 - “... a journey with the world’s most influential people... 100 biographies of eminent people of all time..” Wednesday, July 31, 13
  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 - $0.99 - scan multiple pages to single file Wednesday, July 31, 13
  26. 26. Science Science360 - $free - created by National Science Foundation - science & engineering images & videos Video Science - $free - 80 hands-on science lessons NASA - $free - thousands of NASA images, videos, news & information Wednesday, July 31, 13
  27. 27. 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 Wednesday, July 31, 13
  28. 28. Tutorials Handy to have if you are new to Apple products SCO Tutor for iPad - $1.99 SCO Tutor for Mac - $1.99 Developer offers additional titles at varying prices Wednesday, July 31, 13
  29. 29. VNC (Virtual Network Control) Remotely control computers Great for remote tech support & controlling IWBs from anywhere in the room Splashtop Personal - $0.99 remote access Splashtop Whiteboard - $19.99 remote access + whiteboard tools - great if you have projector but no IWB Mocha VNC Lite - $free Wednesday, July 31, 13
  30. 30. Many VNC options... Wednesday, July 31, 13
  31. 31. Wikipedia Various apps to search & view Wikipedia entries natively on the iPad Wikipedia - $free - Wikipedia.org’s native app WikiWeb - $4.99 - shows Wikipedia entries as well as related pages in connected-web style interface Wikinodes - $1.99 - “...infinite constellation of visual links... Browse. Discover. Bookmark. Annotate. Share.” Wednesday, July 31, 13
  32. 32. Summary 60 highlighted linked apps & developers Over 100 total apps Some free, some paid Hopefully this will give you some ideas of the versatility & possibility the iPad offers... Wednesday, July 31, 13
  33. 33. Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal www.mrcasal.com thecasalos.blogspot.com ps10ipads.wikispaces.com Wednesday, July 31, 13

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