Technology Tuesday

March 10, 2015

NOTABLE IPAD APPS

Edtech Teacher Tutorials

This app contains over 150 videos of teachers using iPads in their classroom with included lesson planning strategies ranging from mathematics to literacy. App is geared for K-5 teachers to encourage them to use iPads for higher order thinking skills.


Click HERE to download the app.

Nutshell

Digital storytelling app with EASE!


Nutshell, developed by Prezi, is a new twist on telling digital stories with pictures and video. Simply insert photos/videos and narrate with text, voice and animations. After complementing share to all your favorite social media or share via link or email. Great for students to share reflections, news, interpretations of stories and other works of art, address standards focusing on communication and other projects to create digital thinkers.


Click HERE to download app.


More info on Nutshell posted by Cliff Mims: http://www.clifmims.com/site/nutshell-prezis-new-app-for-visual-storytelling/

BubbleSheet

BubbleSheet allows students to take formative assessments using an iPod, iPad or iPhone. Once a teacher creates an account on MasteryConnect.com, assignments or assessments can be uploaded using Word, Docs or PDF Files. When finished you will get a TEST ID to share out to students to begin the assessment. Instant grading and feedback. App is not required for students. They can use any web browser to complete.


Click HERE to download the app.

Articles/Blogs/Social Media Goodies

27 Ways to Reflect on Your Teaching

As a teacher, there are several ways and strategies to employ to cultivate a reflective mindset and enhance your self-evaluative practices. Some of these strategies are beautifully captured in the visual below created by Mia MacMeekin from Anethicalisland.


http://selectedreads.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/reflective-practice.jpg

Canva for Education - Lesson Plans Incorporating Visuals

Canva is a nice tool for designing infographics, collages, flyers, and slides in your web browser or on your iPad. We all know that visuals engage students. I've used the Canva service to create presentation slides, graphs, flyers and more. Graphic design made easy....click, color, drop...that simple.


The new Canva for Education site features over 18 lesson plan activities for all grades in social studies, math, science, english and arts. This site also includes step-by-step tutorials on how to get started using Canva. Canva can be used via a web browser or by the iPad app.


www.canva.com

Click HERE to download the app

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction

One of my daily blog reads is ClassTechTips.com by Monica Burns (@ClassTechTips). This week she released her downloadable iBook, Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction, for FREE inside the Apple iBooks store.


"This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!"


Click HERE to download your copy!

That's all for this week!

Remember if you have any tech tools or information to share, please let me know. Also, I would love to come to your classroom to help with any of the above apps and tools or other tech guidance needs. Have a great week!

Michael Fowlkes

Arab City Schools

Technology Coordinator