Apps I use in class – Part 2

The iPad has a number of unique features that provide for interesting possibilities in teaching and learning. 

I am often asked which Apps I use with my class. In my previous blog ‘Apps I use in class – Part 1‘, I identified the Apps I use in my class. In this blog, I wanted to share some of the Apps I encourage my students to use, to assist them with their learning workflow.

Orientating and understanding

ibooks Reading
Students are able to store and access PDF documents in iBooks.
q1 Brainstorming
Students are able to create colourful mindmaps, share work with peers and students using Bubbl.Us.
FN Tracking
Students are able to take copious notes of their observations using Field Notes LT . The App attached the date, time, GPS location and photographs of what is observed. These notes can be instantly shared, collaborated, and published in the field. Students can also attach videos, and voice recordings to their field notes.
dd Dictation
Students are able to dictate directly to the iPad using the inbuilt dictation tool of the iPad with a high degree of accuracy. Complimenting this though, is the Dragon Dictation App.
spellboard Contextualising
Students are able to create their own personalised spelling lists using SpellBoard.
rwt Researching
Students are able to create graphical representations of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line in RWT Timeline.

Synthesising and creating

skitch Annotating
Students are able to capture real-world photos and work collaboratively in Skitch to annotate their work
voice Designing
Students can make animated videos with voiceover and music in Adobe Voice. They also have access to 1000s of free images sourced through Adobe.
ExplainEverything Demonstrating
Students demonstrate their knowledge of a concept by creating a tutorial in Explain Everything.
garageband Composing
Students can create a podcast with an original backing track in GarageBand to demonstrate their knowledge of a concept.
comiclife Sequencing
Students are able to create memories with photos. They can then sequence and caption them in Comic Life.
drive Storing
Students can use Google Drive to store their information in an organised folder structure.
imotion Capturing
Students can create captivating stop motion videos with ease, using iMotion.
 adobecapture Transforming
Students can use Adobe Capture CC to transform any photo into a brushed stroked image and so much more.

Reflecting and socialising

adobeacrobat Reflecting
Students are able to convert, resize, annotate and organise PDFs using Adobe Acrobat.
Classroom Sharing
Students can submit assignments, videos, questions, and answers using Google Classroom.
blogger Blogging
Students are able to use Blogger as a professional journal of their learning. It is a good practice in formal vs informal writing.
VPR7 Recording
Students are able to record important lesson segments, rehearse oral presentations and more using Voice Record Pro 7.
easybib Citation
Students are able to quickly create properly formatted citations by typing in the book’s title or scan its barcode and EasyBib will generate a proper bibliography entry
wolframalpha Calculating
If you’re looking for the answer to a question covered under the hard sciences, Wolfram Alpha is a fantastic tool for finding the right answer and learning more about the field.