Elthorne guide to learning apps

What do I use for....?

Writing notes

This could be for personal reminders or for writing notes in lessons. There are a number of different ways you could take notes too.

Evernote

Type, record audio and add pictures to your notes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2vr7hkcjpM&safe=active

Penultimate

From the same family of apps as Evernote but this time you can actually write or even draw!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAE5kkvekDQ&safe=active

Dragon Dictation

For when you're just too lazy to type.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJs5L2RT8GE&safe=active

Sharing documents and backing up my work

This area could be instead of a USB or a place to collaborate on work.

Google Drive

An online storage area- all students already have this- their eduapps account. Use Google Drive to share work online or to mark. The teacher needs to set up a 'Submit' folder and a 'Marked' folder. To have an online record of all work submitted could be a really powerful AfL tool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJJn4x4WBVE

Creating a presentation

Explain Everything

Would like to make a slide show, similar to Powerpoint, but could record yourself talking too?! Try this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWF2bFtciho&safe=active

Mindmapping

Popplet

Link your ideas together to plan for an essay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxLDsWHsQ1g&safe=active

Teaching tools

Socrative

This is an app which helps with AfL. You will need the teacher version and your students will need the student version. You can create exit quizzes, starters or even games to test they have understood key concepts. It also allows you to store their results and export to an Excel spreadsheet for analysis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsmK1HA0Llk&safe=active

Compatible with Windows...?

Cloudon

This app allows you to edit Word and Excel documents. Note: These documents must be from Dropbox or Google Drive initially.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4nExrdKmKs&safe=active

Making posters and displays

Wordfoto

This is a fun way to present word clouds. Good for displays and summarising topics attractively.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUb6Rq5M3Vk&safe=active