Think Different #45

Resources for the Week of Jan 1, 2018

Have you Registered for iPad iCamp Yet?

Registration closes Jan 9th. Don't miss your chance.

Installing Fonts On Your iPhone or iPad

Thanks to MacMost for this tutorial

I am finding myself using my iPad more & more, especially now with iOS 11. The new FILES folder that syncs up to my Mac and makes virtually everything available is such a blessing. But I have needed to install some fonts, until this video I had not found a good way to do that. The solution is so easy with this app. Thanks Gary for the solution.

While iOS comes with a wide variety of pre-installed fonts, you may want to install your own in order to use a special font in a document. You can do this using a third-party app called AnyFont. Once you follow all of the steps, you can use the font like any other.

App Store: $1.99

You can also unlock 1,000 fonts for 99¢.

Apps Gone Free & Daily Tips

Looking for a way to find paid apps for FREE?

Get high quality paid apps for FREE & personal answers to any iOS questions YOU ask! Every day we show you the best-paid apps that you can download for free AND we write in-depth answers to questions that our users submit to the app.

The all-new Daily App Advice is the new version of the popular Apps Gone Free app. It has been completely redesigned and retooled and now is a lot more full-featured. Instead of details on seemingly random apps, now the app is PERSONALIZED - jam-packed with only information that is useful to you & your specific needs!

I used Apps gone free, but it disappeared, so happy it is back as Daily App-Advice.

App store: FREE

Puzzle Creator: Pretty Cool and FREE

Looking for vocabulary or theme-specific word games? Or need a fun way to reinforce word recognition? Our free and easy-to-use interactive puzzle maker lets you custom create word games for your student or child.

Choose from 3 types of puzzles: Word Search, Criss Cross, or Matching Memory Games. Then, follow the instructions to create the specific puzzle type. These puzzles can be played online, printed, or shared.

For an overview video on how Puzzle Creator works, click here. For more detailed videos on creating the puzzles click on these links: Word Search, Criss Cross, or Memory Puzzles.

Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff

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27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning

Thanks to Shelly S. Terrell for this amazing list of resources

"Technology and social media have ignited an artistic share revolution. Millions of artists, musicians, and creators upload their own photos, songs, videos, fonts, templates, and digital content to the web and allow people around the world to use it for presentations, books, and other digital projects. Our digital learners enjoy building off of and adapting the work of others."

This is the 5th year we have offered iPad iCamp Day in the College of Education at Kansas State University. This year, we have a wonderful workshop presenter. I have gotten to know Kelly over the last 6 years and oh my goodness, what a gem. Kelly is full of energy, knowledgeable, organized and spends her time helping teachers integrate technology in her district.

  • Friday, January 12, 2018 (Registration closes Jan 9)
  • Where: 1088 Business Building, Kansas State University
  • Cost: $60 (includes lunch) space is limited
  • Registration is Open
  • KSU Education Majors: Earn 6 Professional Points

We'll look at teaching and learning with iPads and be reminded of best instructional practices to engage and enhance student learning. What’s hAPPening in your class? Come and discover how powerful iPad apps can bring collaboration and creativity into your classroom. Find your classroom “ POWER ZONE ” while students connect to content.

EMPOWER, INSPIRE and INTEGRATE technology in a way that can enhance how you teach and how students learn. It is about creating not just consumption. Come and be inspired.

This will be a hands-on workshop you will be doing and creating!

What we want and find most useful are: apps, examples of how they are used in class and time for hands-on creation or practice.

Another very important thing most teachers have trouble with is - How do I get the student’s project off this device? We can explore different avenues to use, especially with a shared iPad.

In the morning, participants will be introduced to an app/idea or lesson. We will explore real-life examples and then there will be time to create a practice together.

  • SAMR – Finding the right tool for the right task. (Mixing paper and technology.)
  • Explain Everything – the regular way to use Explain Everything and creating sorting activities.
  • Power Zone apps (Notability, One Note, Scanner Pro, Good Notes, PDF annotating, Nearpod) Getting away from your doc camera and getting in the zone with students.
  • Tiny Tap
  • Thinglink
  • Adobe apps – Spark Video, Spark Page, Spark Post
  • Padlet, Classkick, Seesaw
  • Quizizz, Kahoot!, Quizlet, Quizlet Diagrams, Quizlet Live
  • Fav people to follow on Twitter and YouTube
  • HP5 Tools
  • SMART Badges – Professional Development

In the afternoon, we will do a mini version of the AppMazing Race and participants will experience the Escape Room created in Kelly's district.

Plenty of active learning and examples you can take back and use immediately, along with lots of collaboration, brain breaks, and more. Get read for active learning and tons of fun!!