8 useful educational iOS mobile apps
Example: Toontastic would be a wonderful app to explore in a Grade 1 or 2 Language Arts class as a creative writing project. You could ask your students to keep a journal/diary of their dreams throughout the year and have them create a DreamToon (a cartoon based on their dreams) as a final project.
Example: Students could use the Fotobabble app during the holiday season to send a loved one (friend or family member) a personalized holiday greeting. You could take your students outside on a mini field trip to allow for further photographic creativity.
Choose Your Path
Example: It would be interesting to have your students work with the app and the stories the app generates for a few classes, eventually putting on their own bullying awareness performances. Have your students put together a few short skits/scenarios that look at bullying from all three settings and have them demonstrate proper ways of dealing with commonly-found bullying experiences.
Example: Create a variety of questions for a particular lesson in advance and place them throughout a PowerPoint presentation. It would be strategic to use Poll Everywhere questions as a bonus point system in your classroom where students are able to receive extra credit for participation. This would entice students to engage in the materials at hand and get them use to voicing their own beliefs.
Example: Connect with a class abroad by setting up pen-pals, VoiceThread style. If you were a french immersion teacher, for example, you could have your students practice their french with a classmate from a French or Quebecois classroom, and vice versa with the students from abroad working on their english.
Example: Wunderlist would be a great app to use for a social studies group project. Students are able to assign tasks (from the list) to each group member and organize progress/ideas. Wunderlist makes it easy to add notes and support resources in group settings, especially when the students have to work on the project outside of school time and may not be able to get together as a group.
Speak & Translate
Example: The Speak & Translate app would be a handy tool for a social studies or language arts assignment related to another countries language and culture (social) or in translating relevant literature (LA).
Example: I would love to use this app in a kindergarden or grade 1 class. I would have a tablet station set up with this app open on all of the tablet for the students to explore and work on their hand-writing. The Alphabet Tracing tablet station would be one of a number of different stations set up throughout the classroom. Other stations could include things like guided reading groups and paper airplane making stations.