As we become more familiar with the iPad and it’s full potential in our school, we are starting to produce some outstanding classroom resources.
Firstly, Explain Everything is a brilliant app for students and teachers alike. It allows users to discuss, describe, explain and evaluate various content including photos, text, websites. It has a simple interface and outputs as video. Below are two examples of how it can be used:
Secondly Videoscribe is an amazing app that allows you to create animation style presentations. It is easy to use and creates an impact with your audience in a few simple steps. Here is a built in clip bank of images and sounds and you can import images too. Students can use the app to present their findings on a topic, describe processes or extend their learning in many directions. Below are some simple examples:
Finally, Edmodo is a great app to engage students in a Facebook style environment. Students are safely and easily added to their teaching groups. They can interact with each other, specifically giving feedback on uploaded work, reflecting or setting targets. Teachers can set assignments, reminders add resources to a library and mark/assess online. This is a very powerful tool that has a iPad app and a web based application too. Here’s a quick overview, although you need to try it for yourself!