May 11, 2012
In addition to this annotated list of apps and ideas, EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec and Beth Holland also maintain the iPad for ETT Diigo Group as well as The iPad As… page which groups apps and resources based on learning goals.
Beth and Greg have also moderated two iPad webinars in the past few weeks. All webinars are archived on the EdTechTeacher webinars page. You can also still join them this summer at Harvard University as there is still space in these upcoming workshops:
- July 19-20: Integrating iPads, Laptops, and Digital Tools to Create Differentiated Learning Environments
- July 26-27: iPads, ePubs, & iBook Author: Creating Your Own Digital Course Content
This is a full-featured Augmented & Alternative Communication solution for $189.99. While this seems pricey, it is significantly less expensive than other AAC devices.
This free app turns your iOS device into an Augmented & Alternative Communication (AAC) device to give a non-verbal student a voice.
Here is a list of potential PDF annotation apps from The New iPad Owner’s App Buying Guide.
AirServer is similar to Reflection for mirroring your iPad to your Mac.
This is an incredible app for students with special needs. It connects to the Bookshare.org database and does require a membership ID. However, students and organizations who qualify have access to a tremendous resource.
“From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources. The app gives you full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences. Read2Go features word-by-word highlighting for multi-modal reading.”
Make Use Of – How to write your first book in iBooks Author
Lately, we have been discussing using QR Codes to help manage workflow for disseminating content to be accessed on iPads. This is another great post from Richard Byrne, with an embedded Common Craft video, explaining ideas for QR Codes in the classroom.
Created by the people who made Vimeo, DIY is an open tool for kids to make their own digital portfolios and for parents to have a login to the account. Using the app and the web, kids can save all that they create. This is definitely worth exploring when thinking about extended learning environments.
How to use Good Reader to access Google Drive accounts.
“Mathtoons Media creates high level math learning tools that use wacky animation, humour and music. The Mathtoons Log App helps students learn how to change between exponential and logarithmic forms of an equation with the animated guidance of Captain Calculator and his assistant, Corporal MiniCalc.”
TouchChat is another Augmented & Alternative Communication (AAC) app available for individuals with disabilities that impact their ability to use natural speech. For $149.99, it is still less expensive than other full-featured AAC devices and can work across iOS devices.
A few great notes about Bloom’s Taxonomy and mobile devices.
ZDNet pulls together a number of iPad related links.