August 10, 2012
It’s hard to believe, but at EdTechTeacher, we have already made the transition from summer workshops to back-to-school, in-service professional days. This year, a number of teachers will be returning to their classroom with new mobile devices – especially iPads. Throughout the summer, EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec has conducted a number of workshops on iPad integration, and decided to pull together a back-to-school list of apps structured around specific classroom goals. The Thinglink image below (created using PhotoshopTouch on an iPad) contains hotspots with links and ideas. For more details, you can read Greg’s whole post, Back to School App-pack, on his blog.
Weekly iPad Resources & Suggestions
A great writing and drawing app, Paper53 has touch sensitive tools. Though the app is free, you can pay to upgrade from a single pen to watercolor brushes, pencils, etc.
Custom note taking templates for Evernote.
Slideshow app for the iPad –
1:1 Reflection of 1 year of iPads. Blog post by Darren Coxon. Quote: “99% of education apps are rubish. Office productivity apps are the way to go.”
New addition to Google on an IOS device – how to search google by hand writing on the device. Great for assistive technology.
Portfolio creation platform for the iPad. Created by PE teacher Mr. Robbo
Blog Post – the iPad will not save your school.
Meant for business, create forms on the iPad to collect data.
Free “for a limited time”, this app quickly lets you add speech bubbles and other shapes to photos. This could be a great tool for quickly creating help files, digital stories, or simple comics.