EDU 210

Apps in Education

Musee de Lourve: FREE

Showcases the most popular artworks of history in one convenient location

This is ideal for any art history assignment. I like the fact that if my students need inspiration from art history examples, this app will have it all in one place unlike google where you are bombarded with options.

Teacher Tool: Free

TeacherTool saves grades. This app saves your remarks about students and presents them to you in the upcoming lesson. It remembers the date of any grade and lets you store comments along with it. TeacherTool keeps track of your students‘ absences. A safer alternative to the traditional marking book, as it will sync to your Mac, because the information is kept on a cloud.

iAnnotate: $12.99

iAnnotate is a PDF reader and annotation tool for the iPad and Android. It opens, fills out and annotate documents, highlight and underline, sign and send out forms, enter notes for edits, sketch diagrams and copy text. iAnnotate fully integrates its annotations directly into the PDF. This is a great tool for teachers to mark student's work. I myself use it to annotate online required readings. I save so much money and trees from not printing.

Google Docs: FREE

Google docs is an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. All your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer.

Socrative: Teacher and Student App FREE

Socrative brings smart clickers to a whole new level. Engaged the entire class with educational exercises and games. Let the students see their classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Students can provide you with instant feedback on the lessons and how well they understand the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or use a pre-made activity. This can be very powerful tool for teachers.

Doink: $5.49 AU

DoInk is probably the best animation iPad on the market. Like all the best iPad apps, its simplicity is a key strength. There are plenty of other excellent animation apps and it was indeed difficult to chose just one but for me this the one that I like to use and that I like my students to have access to when they are creating digital stories. It has the ability to be used simply or to produce works of surprising complexity

Frog Dissection: $4.99 AU

This iPad app is suitable for students who are learning about the organ systems in their life science curriculum. Students can try dissecting a virtual specimen with all the trappings that come with the real procedure-minus the mess of course! Besides a virtual chloroformed specimen, the app comes with all the dissection tools and detailed instructions to complete the procedure. Once dissection is complete, the frog’s organs are exposed for further study.

ShowMe: FREE

Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background. Record and share what you know about any subject.

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All deffintions were either inspired or quoted from Apps in Education

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