So Many Apps, So Little Time - Abbreviated - 101612


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Abbreviated version of the "So Many Apps, So Little Time - 101612" Presentation given during Apple sponsored "iPads in the NYCDOE" event held at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters in New York CIty.

This version contains fewer screenshots & app walkthroughs but covers the same apps as the full presentation...

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So Many Apps, So Little Time - Abbreviated - 101612

  1. 1. Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010) Twitter: @mr_casal So Many Apps, So Little Time Apple’s iPad in the NYCDOE - 10/16/12
  2. 2. PS 10 iPads, virtually speaking...
  3. 3. AppShopper Search for apps see price changes create wish lists read reviews App - $free
  4. 4. Benefits Keep track of apps of interest Wish List gives you alerts to price changes Keep track of apps you have “Have It” list allows you to quickly catalog what you own as you download more & more this becomes very handy Free app that tells you when other apps go free (or on sale)
  5. 5. GoodReader View almost any file format Search the web within the app and download files directly Annotate PDF files with typewriter, shapes, and freehand tools great for “paperless” form signing, running records, etc. App - $4.99
  6. 6. Benefits Go paperless running records conference notes classroom forms All “paperwork” digitized & always at your fingertips
  7. 7. Customizable Use personalized forms Import any PDF files you want to annotate and keep out of the traditional file cabinet Use Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages to export text files as PDFs for annotation go “paperless” with all your existing documents
  8. 8. Paperless rubrics... A tutorial created for the staff of PS 10 Downloadable from PS10iPads
  9. 9. GoodReader View almost any file format Search the web within the app and download files directly Annotate PDF files with typewriter, shapes, and freehand tools great for “paperless” form signing, running records, etc. App - $4.99
  10. 10. The Usual Questions What is the best way to get in touch with you? How can I contact with questions? Can I call you? Do you give out your cell phone number? Can I call you at home?
  11. 11. Google Voice Part of Google Apps Google Apps for Education Part of GMail Free calls outside of US have fee
  12. 12. Google Voice Ties a local phone number to your email & forwards calls to any phone you choose Allows you to give out a number that isn’t your personal number Can be changed or deleted at any time Communicate via an iOS device
  13. 13. Common Core
  14. 14. iPad Resources iTunes U Apps free to expensive some state specific
  15. 15. iTunes U Built in feature of the iPad Free courses downloaded directly to your iPad State are developing their own courses & PD programs delivered via iTunes U California, Arkansas, Tennessee among the most prolific
  16. 16. iOS Apps Common Core Standards - free overview of standard Common Core Standards & Tasks Common Core Look-fors - $2.99 app for administrators doing observations with Common Core in mind good resource for teachers too State specific New York & California
  17. 17. Common Core Standards Free All Math & ELA standards Math Traditional Math Integrated ELA College & Career Readiness (CCR) Anchors Simple, easy to use, overview of the core standards Developed by MasteryConnect as companion app for their web- based instructional solution
  18. 18. CCL4s Common Core Look Fors ELA, Math & Technology (ISTE) $2.99 Aligned to Common Core Standards Include photos & video with observation Email observations directly from app Developer very active & responsive on Twitter - @RSaints
  19. 19. iPad Browsers Safari is Apple’s own it is the default not possible to change the “default browser” Browser alternatives abound free, cheap, and expensive Download some & find the ones with features that best suit your needs
  20. 20. Browsers (alphabetical, not preferential, order) Atomic - free for “Lite” or $0.99 for “Full” Chrome - free - Google’s iOS browser Diigo - free - formerly called iChromy Dolphin - free iCab Mobile - $1.99 Mercury - free for “Lite” or $0.99 for “Pro” Opera - free Snowbunny - free Terra - free
  21. 21. Chrome Free Google’s iOS version of their desktop browser Same features on iOS as in desktop sign-in syncing viewing other devices If you are a Google fan, a Google Apps user, or just someone with a GMail account, this is a must have
  22. 22. Diigo Browser Free Diigo, the social bookmarking site’s browser Extremely customizable Excellent integration with Diigo, Twitter, etc Annotate webpages within the browser Identify as other platforms If you are a Diigo user this is a great browser. Before Google released Chrome for iOS, the Diigo Browser was the closest thing to the desktop version of Chrome
  23. 23. iCabMobile $1.99 - worth the expense Tons of customization options Key features download YouTube videos to Photos app upload downloaded files to websites such as Very robust and extremely customizable browser
  24. 24. Rover Rover Free bills itself as “browser for education” lots of pre-loaded educational sites Plays Flash
  25. 25. Browsers Many options beyond Safari don’t be afraid to try a lot don’t be afraid to use more than one within your workflow My preference iCab for customization, integration, ability to download & upload (especially YouTube) Chrome - most natural fit for Google users Diigo - longest use aside from Safari, very comfortable with functions, abilities, and ease of use If tons of customization isn’t for you Snowbunny, Opera, Terra
  26. 26. Splashtop 2 main apps Remote Desktop - $4.99 Whiteboard - $19.99 Essentially VNC (Virtual Network Control) apps with varying levels of functionality
  27. 27. Splashtop Remote Desktop Control your computer remotely easy setup via IP address of computer name free desktop app Splashtop Streamer makes connecting a snap
  28. 28. Streamer Free download companion software for your desktop facilitates connection between iOS device & full OS
  29. 29. Keep in mind Remote Desktop is literally a remote control of your computer Not an Interactive White Board replacement control your IWB remotely from your iPad use WITH your IWB, not instead of not a replacement, an enhancement Access your desktop anywhere on your network depending on your district’s firewall, you might be able to access your computer from home
  30. 30. Splashtop $4.99 is well worth the expense to take full advantage of the mobility of the iPad the iPad isn’t a replacement of other technology items, it is an enhancement, a value added item your whiteboard is a focal point of your classroom, but now you don’t have to be at it to use it
  31. 31. Keynote Apple’s version of PowerPoint Designed specifically for iPad to most closely mimic the desktop version Pricey, but regarded as one of the better productivity apps on the market App - $9.99
  32. 32. Benefits Create presentations directly on iPad small learning curve most desktop elements exist in app Variety of export options Email, print, upload to WebDAV, etc Export as PDF or PowerPoint in addition to Keynote Create high quality presentations on your iPad just as you would from a laptop or desktop with the added functionality of mobility and onboard camera for instant images
  33. 33. Keynote - the app Very robust import existing presentations or create new ones export as Keynote, PowerPoint, or PDF almost every feature of the desktop version charts, graphs, insert media, animations, transitions What it doesn’t have... haven’t found anything missing that I’ve needed
  34. 34. Navigating Apps that Enhance Instruction 6/7/12 This 16 slide presentation made 100% in Keynote on an iPad
  35. 35. Agenda • Keeping track of apps • Keeping track of discounts • Paid apps • Free apps • Confer
  36. 36. AppShopper • Free • Search apps & add to wish list • Keep track of app discounts • Great way to save money on quality paid apps
  37. 37. App knowledge options • Similar to AppShopper: • Discovr Apps - $1.99 - search & wish lists • AppAdvice - free - reviews & app suggestions • AppStart - free - great tutorial on basics of iPads • AppsGoneFree - free - daily freebie updates
  38. 38. Paid apps • Put AppShopper to use and add these to your wish list: • McGraw Hill - apps across their publishing spectrum - $0.99 - $1.99 • WikiView or WikiNodes - elegant, visual ways to search Wikipedia - $1.99 each • My Story: Bookmaker for Kids - simple app for creating book using pictures & text - $1.99
  39. 39. Free apps • Google • Fotopedia • Skitch • Common Core
  40. 40. Google • Google • The basic Google app allows you to log in and access all Google products in one place (including Google Docs & level sheets)
  41. 41. Google • Google Earth • Great for visual discussion of locations • Layers include detailed photos of locations, transit stops, related Wikipedia entries, etc • Google Translate • Written translation of over 60 languages • Audio translation of 19 languages
  42. 42. Fotopedia • High resolution pictures of UNESCO World Heritage sites, National Parks, Women of the World, Burma, Paris, Morocco...
  43. 43. Skitch • From the makers of Evernote • Draw on maps, screenshots, photos, etc...
  44. 44. Skitch
  45. 45. Skitch • Customize maps, pictures, web pages and more with custom annotations • A great way to add visual call-outs to existing material • Skitch also available for the Mac
  46. 46. Common Core • Lists all standards & tasks
  47. 47. Common Core • Lists all standards & tasks
  48. 48. Common Core • Lists all standards & tasks
  49. 49. Confer
  50. 50. Storia Scholastic app 5 free books Allows highlighting & note taking within books Create various shelves for different students/activities Purchase additional books
  51. 51. Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal