Technology Team Newsletter
January 28, 2015
Technology Team Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend, and if you have any ideas you want to share please let me know before Tuesday.
BCES Ipad Apps Master List
If you have any questions on how to add apps please see me. Also, remember you will need to use your Google account to open this spreadsheet (we all have a Google account here at school if you don't have a personal gmail account).
The Plickers App is a tool that can be used similar to a clickers program where students and teachers can receive instant feedback on different topics. Rick uses it for quizzes and exit tickets. You will need to visit the www.plickers.com website and create an account. Once your account is set up you will need to go in and print a classroom set of Plicker cards. You will then set up a classroom and add your students assigning them card numbers. Each card has a different shape on it with the letters A, B, C, and D. Students will use these cards to answer multiple choice and true and false questions. Once you have your classroom set up you will then add the Plickers app to your iPad. Using your computer you will add different questions to your library. When you are ready to have the students take the quiz you will need to login to the Plickers site on your computer and select live view. This will make the questions visible to the students through the overhead. You also need to pull up the app on your iPad. This will allow you to manipulate the different questions that the students see on the board. The questions are set up for true and false or multiple choice. When the students think they have the right answer they will hold up their Plickers card with the correct answer A, B, C, or D located at the top of their card. This will correspond with the correct answer on the board. You will then take your iPad and hit the scan function from the Plickers app on the iPad and scan the room making sure that all answers have been scanned in. It will tell you on the iPad who has answered and who hasn’t. It will also show the answers on the board through the overhead. It graphs correct answers and wrong answers. Students can instantly see if they got the answer right or if they got it wrong.
Here is a short video to see it in action:
Link to app in Itunes store:
World's Worst Pet--Vocabulary App
This app is great for students to work on vocabulary skills and word choice. The app is set up so students have to help their pet get "food". However, they can only get "food" by answering different types of vocabulary questions. Very fun app for the kids, but very effective in working on vocabulary skills.
Link to app at Itunes store:
Link to app:
Two-Player Split Screen Games
Geography Duel--This allows students to practice locating either states or countries.
Math Duel--This allows students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
***I was able to get both of these on Apps Gone Free when they came up. They are currently NOT Free apps.***
Link to Geography Duel:
Link to Math Duel:
Link to Bundle (Geography Duel, Math Duel, and Matching)
Short Math Duel Video:
Here is a link to an AR 360 Overview:
If you have any questions on this, please see Joanne (she is the most familiar with it so far). This is something that Sean is exploring for future use, so please take the time and see how it can help you with your teaching.
HMH Readers App
Link to app: