Apps

Basics

Download Appstart* – easy step-by-step on how to use iPad

Look up www.tmadeeasy.com – subject specific apps and tutorials with video reviews

www.appitic.com also very good

iTunes U – type in “integrating iPads into the classroom” – gives you tutorials

If you want to find out how to do something on the iPad – go to YouTube first. There’s generally someone who has made a video on the topic.

You can also favourite Youtube Videos ready for playing in class

Searching for Apps

Be specific – search for top 10 algebra apps rather than just maths apps

Some Key Apps

Keynote* (p) (similar to PowerPoint for presentations) – great for homework, have student connect to the projector and present to class. Great for all your own presentations as well.

Pages* (p)  (similar to Word)

iMovie* (p) (was my biggest surprise allows great creativity and scope in engaging in topics across nearly all subjects.) Don’t forget the create trailer option – it’s the most useful

Numbers (p)  – like excel – get your class rolls from the office, open the excel docs in numbers, copy and paste the class into new document – freeze column (look up how on google)– then throw away your teacher’s diary!

 Socrative*

Allows you to poll students and get live results (like who wants to be a millionaire). You can also get opinions which appear on the board, as well as giving out and reports of multiple choice tests! 

 Popplet or Mindjet – for brainstorming

 Book Creator* – create interactive book of story with pictures, sounds and video. Share to school website. Books can be read in iBooks.

 Dropbox*

Get things from your home computer onto the iPad. Backs your files up on the net.

www.sendtodropbox.com – gives you an email address which you can use to send nearly all types of files directly to your dropbox 

If you don’t have enough space with dropbox – you can use Sugarsync which does the same thing – Some of our teachers use dropbox for school presentations and Sugarsync for other files/personal stuff

 Edmodo* 

An app through which you can set up a Facebook-like page where you can share resources, have discussions, post quizzes, do polls.

Others

 Explain Everything (p)

Replaces interactive whiteboard (if you like that sort of thing).

 Mobile OCR – take a picture of a page of text and turn it into text you can edit.

iBooks and Kindle App – Many free books and out of copyright classics

 

Other Subjects / Tasks (Apps we use)

Info/Pic/Video Transfer
Simple Photo and Video Transfer
Instashare
Bump
iFiles
 
PDF Reader/Annotation
Goodreader
iAnnotate
 
Web Browsing with Flash
Photon Browser (Also works with CJ Fallon online resources)
 
 
English
IBooks…free classics
Kindle app…many free books also
Shakespeare
Shakespeare in Bits
Audiobooks
Dictionary
Free Books
 
Literacy
Bluster
Idioms
Painless Grammar Challenge
 
Languages
Itranslate
Studybuddy
Speak Irish
Puppet pals
Learn French
 
Science
Pocket heart
3d cellstain
Human anatomy
Skyview free
Pse hd
The Elements
xperica HD
Video Physics
Human Anatomy
Science 360
Coaster Physics
Molecules
Physics Hooks (an ebook on iBooks)
Chemistry Hooks (as above)
 
Geog
Google earth
Planets
The Solar System
Living Earth
eQuake Map
Skyview Free
 
History
This day in history
Famous speeches
History maps
History Line
 
Maths
Slice it
Calculator hd
Pop Math Lite
Angle Meter
Algebra Champ
Number Line
Invaders
Math Bingo
Math Pro
Educreations
Quick Graph
 
Art
Doodle buddy
Sketchbook express
 
PE
Ubersense
PE Games
 
RE
IQ GCSE
Logos Bible
7 Religions
GCSE Bitesize
 
Animation/Storytelling
Animation HD
iMotion HD
Storyrobe
Comic Life
 
Special Needs
Austism Xpress
Autism Apps
Social HD
Sosh Lite

 

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