just a handful of apps that can help students on all different levels of learning. As you can see, there are many apps out there to use with students. If you follow the link, it will take you to a blog page that links information about these apps. These can give you an idea of understanding and looking at different levels of thinking through the idea of activities/ apps you may want to use with your students
This would be a great tool for a teacher that likes to be very organized. It is very detailed. I decided for me it was more than I wanted to worry about but I know there are some that would love to have all of this electronically in a very organized format.
I prefer this lesson plan app over the previous one. It is a data base for your lesson plans but not a daily planner for plans
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iLesson Plans* Detailed lesson plan entry: can name objectives, intro, main plan & activities, homework, materials, links* marks each plan on a calendar* can backup/ export to Dropbox, email, etc.* can add students but must do individually* have to click on the calendar to see planTake a look at the screen shots:
My LessonPlan* can add a plan, view and edit them, back up with iTunes* no calendar to accompany plans* can organize by subject, topic, grade or date* index style filing system.
Other Organizing tools NOTES: basic app and simple notebook when you just need to write some things down. You can save these and share them in PDF form PDF Master- import/ copy documents to view as PDF-- can write, highlight, and add sticky notes on the PDFs Google Drive- good for accessing google docs,spreadsheets, etc.Many students use this tool. Problem-- can only create docs and spreadsheets with this tool on the iPad at this point in time. Evernote- useful for keeping online notebooks-- can share these with others-- can be used fluidly on a mobile device or desktop/ laptop.*** Do have to sync with 1 central spot/ desktop locationiBook - you can keep books on shelves and separate by category.
Educrations* voice over info as you create on a whiteboard* Insert pictures* you can roam a classroom while using* you can insert product to your website* you cannot save your creation without recording itSample: http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/ipad-conferences/5575247/?s=BNOIpw&ref=appemail
Other Presentation tools Haiku Deck : simple presentation app. Keeps the choices to a minimum so it is easy to use for a quick presentation creation. Knowmia: a screencast app. Ability to include multimedia Ability to edit text, photos, background, etc. Can record segments of yourself.--- have to either publish the projects on their site or have to have the app open to show it from an iPad. Those without the app cannot open it.(Link to video???)
LiveBinders* Useable with any internet access but also has an app.* Allows you can keep websites together in an orderly fashion, just like using a binder.* Can also view other binders* Great for students to use in research, great for teachers in lesson organizations or project creations.* Can also share binders with others which works well for interdepartmental planning
Other Sharing tools Drop Box: You can share files with students and visa versa from different devices (mobile, desktop, etc). These files can go out to several people or they can be private (ie. send out assignments publically and receive assignments privately.) Padlet: bulletin board style many ways to shareExample:http://padlet.com/wall/mkqc592tdq
Professional Development Tools gooru: edu resources with videos, games, books, etc. on various topicsTeacher Cast: podcasts created by educators about various topicsLearnist: a bulletin board style learning area grouped by areas of interestTed: videos created to give various topics attention and share new information with many
Not an app but prettyinteresting.....MOOC: Massive Open Online Coursehttp://www.mooc-list.com/* online learning opportunities for anyone for free* can choose an area of interest and learn more about it* not for college credit but you can get a certificate of completion from many.Example: http://www.mooc-list.com/course/inspiring-leadership-through-emotional-intelligenc
FYI: Some things to know about Skyward App: This app does allow you access to your skyward account but it does not allow you to do all that you can on a desk top. It is useful for taking attendance but not easy to use for entering grades, assignments, etc.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Apple TV sound issue:1. speakers: the apple TV vol. is on the quiet side. To Use speakers instead go to system preferences, select sound then select Headphones (make sure your speakers are plugged in)- This must be done eachtime apple tv is re- connected
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