Tyler's Tech Tips
Kahoot Jumble, AWW App, Math Apps, and IOS 11
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Tyler Leipprandt. This is my fourth year as the Instructional Technology Consultant at the Huron ISD. My goal is to help educators become more proficient in the area of using technology in the classroom.
I would love to help you on this journey to becoming more tech savvy in your classroom. Here are a variety of services I offer that may help you accomplish that:
- I can do a guest lesson in your classroom demonstrating a tech tool
- I can meet with you on your prep, lunch, or before/after school
- I can provide you with a list of tools that you can use in your classroom
- I am always open for collaboration through email, social media, phone calls, or face-to-face
- I publish monthly newsletters (like this one) to inform you of new tools you may want to try out.
- I can do some research for you on your quest to find the right tech tool
I regularly visit each Huron County district and you should always get a sign-up sheet emailed to you before I visit your school. If you are in need of any instructional tech help, please sign-up on that sheet. If you need assistance and I am not scheduled to be in your district, please get a hold of me and I will do my best to help out. You may email me at email@example.com or call my office phone at 989-269-3494.
Have a great year and I am looking forward to working with you!
Kahoot has always been a favorite (as long as it is not overplayed) but it just got better with a new feature called "Jumble". Jumble works essentially the same way as the standard version, but it allows students to choose from a list of 4 possible answers and order them. Depending on what type of question the teacher asks, the students could organize the answers from least to greatest, from most recent to oldest, from heaviest to lightest, etc. To play a Jumble, teachers may have to create their own game on Kahoot's site. This is a new feature, so there are not many Jumble's that have been created by the public to play yet. Enjoy!
The AWW App is a digital whiteboard tool that works on any devices web browser. Students or teachers can create a board, share it with others, and collaborate on the whiteboard from different locations. This would be great for small groups of students to work together on using their own individual devices. Using the free version, there is no account setup, simply head to their website and create a board. Board creators can add other members to that same board by providing the link, by emailing, or by QR code. For the paid for account ($9 a month), teachers have many advanced options and Google Classroom integration.
High School Math Apps
Recently while looking through a few tech tips sites, I came across this list of iPad apps for high school math. It is quite a good list of apps for many advanced math topics. While I have not used many of them, these apps were referred by a great tech site. Try them out and feel free to share one you find useful!
High School Math Apps
It's Here! The new IOS 11
- Customizable notification screen
- New app docking station which allows more apps to be placed across the bottom of the iPad. Most recent apps will show up here as well.
- The ability to screen record your device and save it to your camera roll.
- Options to draw over screenshots and save/delete them.
- Turn any web page into a PDF using Safari and draw on it.
- Annotate on PDFs without using any app.
- Download PDF or other files directly to the new "Files" app.
- Multitasking with split view and slide overview.
- The iPad camera will read QR codes without using a separate app.
- Scan documents using the notes app.
There are many more updates which have been made, but I feel these ones have done a lot to make your workflow easier. Talk to your IT department to see their plan on rolling out this new update to your Apple devices.