December 21, 2012

Weekly Resources & Suggestions

From all of us at EdTechTeacher, we wish you a Happy Holidays!

Highlighter · Comment, Save, Share

Platform similar to SubText that allows teachers to publish PDF, ePub, Word and Excel & classes / students can read collaboratively on any device.  Documents are published using HTML5 = iPad friendly.

Tags: reading, subtext, collaboration, collaborative_reading, read, reader, publish, Highlight, Highlighter, comment


Solid list of iPad related articles under the “iPad Articles” section

Tags: articles, resources, examples, blog

Graphing Stories – 15 seconds at a time

Great math activity with or without stories. Have students graph the story.

Tags: graphing, Math, project

Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix with video examples for every topic and level of integration.  Not iPad specific, but a great place to start when integrating technology.

Tags: integration, TIM, SAMR, matrix, technology, technology_integration, tech-integration

iPad for Administrators – List | Diigo

iPads for admins Diigo list

Tags: administrators, admins, admin

Publisher to PDF Free Online

This free web tool converts Microsoft Publisher files into PDFs.

Tags: pdf, publisher

Apps in Education: Creating Books on the iPad

Apps in Education blog post with a list of apps to create books.

Tags: bookcreator, books, ibooks, ebooks

Integrating Technology into the Classroom: iPad for the High School Math Classroom

iPads in HS Math

Tags: math, geometry, trigonometry, algebra

Maths on Mobile

Math for mobiles…not specifically for ipads, but helpful.

Tags: math, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, maths

KindergartenWorks: digital three ring binder {instant organization!}

Blog post about using ThreeRing in an Kindergarten classroom

Tags: portfolio, portfolios, eportfolio, eportfolios, ThreeRing

Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know | Edutopia

Full guide from Edutopia

Tags: mobile_learning, byod

TeacherKit – No classroom without it! for iPads, iPhones and iPods

TeacherKit works on iPad and helps teachers keep track of students, content, and resources. Seems like an app-based LMS.

Tags: LMS, ipad, workflow, teacher tool

A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #103: Introducing ATEval2Go |

Great set of video introductions to the ATEval2Go app – a tool for Assistive Technology evaluators to streamline the process of making evaluations and recommendations.

Tags: ipad, app, assistive technology, differentiation, sped

List of apps for secondary math pulled together by TCEA

Tags: geometry, math, maths, algebra

Corkulous for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Cork board type app that allows students to organize research or a project on their ipad. The free version allows for one board.  Online, collaborative version would be Wallwisher

Tags: planning, corculous, wallwisher, research, brainstorming

Trapit for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Similar to Zite and Flipboard, this app allows you to curate content around your specific interests

Tags: curate, reading, articles, Zite, Flipboard, PLN

Trading Cards for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Students can create Trading Cards based on people, places, events…I haven’t played around with it yet.  Wondering about the ability to export content / share content from the app.

Tags: study, trading cards, cards, readwritethink

iPaddiction: Geometry Apps For iPad

Geometry iPad apps

Tags: math, Geometry

My Rhythm

New music app designed to help teach the concept of rhythm and work on rhythmic skills.

Tags: ipad, music, app

iPad Resources for Teachers « Making things… Learning Things

Good blog post full of links for teachers about iPads.

Tags: blog, resources

The Chemical Touch

Interactive periodic table for the iPad that allows students to explore elements.

Tags: ipad, app, chemistry, science, middle school, high school

Shakespeare Pro

For $9.99 read the complete works of Shakespeare, search concordances, and get reading support.

Tags: shakespeare, english, high school, app

Easy Portfolio – ePortfolio Tool for Students & Teachers for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Portfolio app that allows teachers to capture student work and sort into folders directly on their device.  Similar to ThreeRing

Tags: portfolio, ThreeRing, Documentation, eportfolios, portfolios

Draw and Show Lite for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Combine this app with Explain Everything to create Common Craft style videos completely on an iPad.

Tags: CommonCraft, ExplainEverything, Draw, Drawing

Digital Literacy in Elementary Schools – Eileen Truitt’s Page

Interesting paper about the impact of mobile devices on elementary curriculum.

Tags: digital literacy, byod, blog

Sketchpad Explorer for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Explore math on an iPad

Tags: geometry, math, maths


Use this app like “digital paper” to draw and create graphs that recognize hand-written mathematics with an underlying algebra system.

Tags: graph, ipad, math, geometry, middle school, high school, apps

Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It | MindShift

How iPads are changing the textbook market / reading process.

Tags: textbooks, reading

List of Apps organized by content area

List of apps recommended for high school students, organized by content area.

Tags: ipad, apps, education, content-specific

Quark DesignPad

Desktop Publishing type of app for an iPad.
Create newspapers, posters, newsletters…
Export as a PNG file when done.

Tags: publish, publishing, desktop, poster, newspaper

Student Created iBooks!

From Jennie Magiera in Chicago, documentation of curating student projects with iBooks Author.

Tags: iBooks, iBooks Author, curation, project, elementary, ipad