Apps That Work
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Animoto - Online and App
Animoto makes it easy to create professional-quality videos on your computer and mobile device. It is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows. Animoto can be used in education for countless projects and presentations. Students can use the tool to present a concept. A teacher could use the video as an introduction to a lesson. A teacher could also use the tool to teach a concept or the tool itself to other educators.
Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom.
Bingo Baker - online
Edmodo - Online and App
EDpuzzle - Online and App
EdPuzzle allows you to add your voice and questions to educational videos. On EdPuzzle you can search for educational videos from Khan Academy and Learn Zillion. Once you've found a video you can insert your own voice comments and/or create a series of questions to go along with your chosen video. Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video.Your students don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions. They can answer questions while fresh in their minds. The data is collected on the site so you can see when a student watched the video and the progress of all students answers.
EduCreations - online and app
Grade: K - 8
An interactive whiteboard that records your voice and handwriting as well as pictures. Both you or your students can use it to produce lessons and presentations or even tell stories. They can be replayed over and over again.
Go to EduCreations app on your device
It is a way
- for students to share ideas and knowledge with classmates
- for teachers to share information with students
Educreations turns the iPad into a recordable whiteboard.
Kahoot! - online
Kahoot.it is a fun online game that allows you to search or make your own online quizzes. Are you ready to have some fun?
- Open https://getkahoot.com/
- Create a new Kahoot or search for a public one..
- Open kahoot.it on your device or laptop
- Enter the Pin number projected on the screen and click Enter.
- Type in your name and click Join Game.
- Wait for the teacher to begin the game.
Livebinders - online
LiveBinders will allow you to do with digital information what you do with the piles of papers on your desk - organize them into nice presentable containers - like 3-ring binders on your shelf. I also opens up new opportunities for collaborating, organizing, and sharing that were never possible before.
With online binders you can combine all of your cloud documents, website links and upload your desktop documents - to then easily access, share, and update your binders from anywhere.
Nearpod - online and app
Meet Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the use of mobile devices in education. Easily create interactive multimedia presentations to engage your audience.
Grades: K - 8
Share information in an engaging way
Keeps students on task
End-of-lesson reports to help you monitor progress and plan future instruction
Students can create their own presentations to share with the class
Click Join Session button.
Type in the Pin Number the teacher gives you.
Wait for the teacher to begin.
Nearpod also has an App for most devices!
Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
TAILOR INSTRUCTION WITH INSTANT FEEDBACK!
Use Plickers for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.
ENGAGE ALL STUDENTS IN CRITICAL THINKING!
Give all students the chance to participate and engage in learning without feeling self-conscious.
FOCUS MORE OF TEACHING, LESS ON SETUP!
No waiting on students to log-in on a computer or even opening an app.
Quizizz - Online
Screen Chomp - APP
Smore - Online
Smore is a website where people can quickly create beautiful, effective online flyers. These flyers are highly designed single-page websites with a clear purpose. Your Smore flyer can include many types of media including videos. Deleting or adding elements toa flyer is as simple as dragging and dropping them on or off your page.
Printing your flyers to hand the out or just post them on a bulletin board is easy to do or just share them online!
Sock Puppets - App only
Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.
Socrative - online and app
Grade: K - 8
Students use their devices to answer questions while you get the results in real time so your can immediately adjust instruction. Socrative helps teachers know whether students understand the concept and skills taught.
Enter the room # that the teacher will give you
Click Join Room
Socrative also has an App for most devices!
Study Stack (Flashcards) - Online
Using Flashcards on StudyStack will be much like using a pile of paper flashcards made with index cards. The current flashcard will be displayed in the center of the screen. When you click on it, the flashcard will flip to display what is on the other side of the card. After you've looked at both sides of the flashcard, you can put the card in either the green correct box or the red incorrect box by clicking on the box.
Once all the flashcards are known, you have interactive flashcards and games that will work on your Interactive WhiteBoard and a print option that includes crossword puzzle, word search and matching quiz.
Symbaloo - Online and App
Trading Cards - Online and App - Read, Write, Think
The Trading Card tool gives students a way to demonstrate literacy knowledge and skill by allowing students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event or abstract concept.
- Summarizing skills are used to allow for information to fit on the card
- Writing for an audience is used during the process
- Prompts guide students through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic.
- Save capability gives students a way to work on a draft and come back later to revise
- Allows sharing with others
- Collections of cards on the same topic or skill can be created
What is App Smashing
App Smashing is where content is created in one app, transferred to and enhanced by a second app, a third app, and so on until the final product is complete. Then preferably the product is published to the web. So when multiple apps are used to created individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product, students dramatically increase their creative potential through their work.