EDUCATION RESOURCES 21
TOOLS TO ENHANCE TEACHING AND LEARNING
Apps for Education Sorted for Bloom's Taxonomy and Multiple Intelligences Theory.
iPadagogy YouTube channel devoted to video tutorials on how to do stuff on your iPad.
Appsgonefree Every day, they offer for free an assortment of apps.
Pow Toon Create amazing videos and presentations.
Sockpuppet Similar to Voki but you create a sock puppet on a stage with props.
Mematic Take an image and add one or two lines of text - comes out like a poster.
It's a great way for teachers to present material to their class, and it's simple enough for students to create their own presentations. These apps allow users to record their screen and voice as they write, draw or annotate an image. It captures the action that's taking place as users write on the digital whiteboard as well as the sound of the user speaking while he or she writes.
Use it in the same way you use a SMART Board simulator. Educreations allows you to use your iPad screen as a blank canvas to write on while recording your entire session. You can take a picture of a word problem on a student handout, open it in this app and circle keywords or underline important information for the class. You can record what is happening as I write on the screen, and these short videos can be played back for the whole class.
Perfect for students and teachers. It has a very user-friendly interface and also allows users to record their writing and voice as they work on the screen. Videos can be saved in the app, uploaded to social media or emailed. Students can create tutorials using ScreenChomp and present their work to the class.
Not only can users write on the screen, there are also some features that set it apart from other screencasting apps. Doceri has lots of choices for colors, shapes and lines, but the best part has to be the option to save your video directly to your iPad's camera roll. This makes it easy to save and share your Doceri screencasts with others, and it's perfect for creating presentations that will be used when there is limited wireless access.
If you're looking to create simple how-to presentations for your class -- or want them to create their own step-by-step guides -- you must try SnapGuide. This free app allows users to create their own multi-step guides that include text, images and video. Snap pictures or take video straight from your iPad camera or import from your camera roll. Add text to each slide and publish. This is a fantastic tool to present instructions, directions or expectations to your class, and it's simple enough for students to create their own.