Socrative is an app that turns any device into part of a student response system. Not sure why I haven't written about before as it has won all kinds of awards. If you have BYOD or iPad or any type of 1:1 technology, Socrative is a must use so you don't have to buy a separate response system.
"A while back I wrote a post about two great resources for math instructional videos. I enjoy exposing kids to these instructional videos because it gives them the opportunity to hear other teachers and students explain things. After much hemming and hawing I’ve found a way to easily and quickly make and integrate my own videos into my classroom. "
"ll of those iPads will eventually be discarded in some form, however, and if they’re not recycled and disposed of properly, that massive volume of electronic waste could seriously affect our planet. With that in mind, Sortable has produced a fantastic infographic putting it all in perspective."
"An app that on the surface appeared too simple has turned out to be a great find, letting us to pinpoint tuning of images without complicated steps. The app, Paint FX Photo Effects Editor (say that 10 times fast), has both the full image effects and pin point editing capabilities."
"Lots of people have been asking about using the iPad as a way of teaching young students to write. I personally would not advocate this as the primary way of teaching youngsters the intricacies of handwriting and letter recognition but as fun supplementary activity it might provide some motivation. Here are a couple of fun apps that reinforce some of the basic writing skills taught by parents and teachers.
"When students start taking photos and video on a variety of iPads, iPods and iPhones for a collaborative project, it can be a little hairy trying to pull all of that media into one place. Last year while struggling to share photos through a variety of apps that just never seemed to work well enough, I discovered that I could use the camera connector kit to connect one iPad to another to share photos and even large video files"
"In DigiDesign club at the end of last term, ten of our Grade 6s were tasked with creating marketing videos for our school. They had to plan their videos by brainstorming ideas with Popplet and then they had to film the video of our school and use iMovie to edit and create the final videos - all on the iPads!"
"We’ve collected together some of the best iPad apps designed to help you get healthy, stay in shape, and monitor your progress. Spend a few minutes picking out the ones that suit you, and begin to transform your life!"
"nfortunately for many video lovers, iOS devices have a limited number of codecs built in to the device, leaving users only able to play H.264 video, MP4, MOV, and MPEG-4. Even though the versatile VLC Player is no longer on the iPad, you still have some options. We recommend CineXPlayer, a $3.99 iPad app that lets you play Xvid and AVI file formats, complete with subtitle support."
"About a year ago I was introduced to the MeeGenius library — this is a company that is celebrating its second birthday on Thursday, April 26. A very young company! Besides accessing their large digital book library (currently over 700 titles) via a web browser, they also now have apps for both Android and the iPad."
"The iPad is nothing if not versatile – a real jack of all trades. One of its fun and lesser-know features is its ability to server a a digital photo frame – so you can enjoy all your favorite photos as a slideshow invoked right from the lock screen."
"For postcards, Sincerely Ink is the power behind many iPad apps that offer to print and mail your photos. The app offers a very nice list of card layouts that you can add photos (filters, sizing and rotation is supported) and edit text."
"iPhoto for iOS has a great feature that lets you wirelessly beam pictures from one iOS device to another, this means that if you’re editing a photo on an iPad you can immediately send it over to an iPhone and vice versa, without ever leaving the app."
"Staying true to its photo roots, Gifture is a new free app that bridges the gap between the static photo and a video, animating your photos to create really impressive shareable images that can be shared with your friends inside the Gifture network but also to Twitter and Facebook for a wider reach."
"There are apps for all kinds of needs, whether you're trying to pop virtual bubble wrap, practice voodoo or scan fingerprints. On the more serious side, there are plenty of apps that help people with a real and common need: managing their money effectively."
"m airline captains to student pilots. In addition to displaying digital charts and navigation data in the cockpit, the iPad is also very good for both organization and as a training resource on the ground. "
"Yesterday after school my fourth-quarter filmmaking group made up of fourth and fifth grade students, met for the first time to start filming “The Ghost of Bethke.” Although we have been writing the script and planning the movie for the past few weeks, this was the first time we met to start filming, but this time there is a twist. This time we are filming our movie exclusively on a new iPad (the iPad 3). I was impressed with the new camera on this iPad and I wanted to see if a movie could really be shot and edited on it."
" recently had a chance to visit a local high school that offers a music technology course. The course focuses on GarageBand and its many resources for Mac. I want to create a course similar to that course, but I want to use the iPad instead."