Friday, April 4, 2014

More iPad Creativity Tools!

Need some new iPad apps that will let your students turn their creative energy up another notch? We’re all about tech in the hands of students as a means to deeper learning, and these apps will allow them to get there. Best news, they are all FREE!

Tellagami - Create short animated movies that include your voice or an app-created one!

  • Have a character tell their story
  • Pick a person in history and have them describe their claim to fame
  • Use a cell or planet as the background and have the avatar name and discuss its function or make-up Recite a famous poem or speech
  • Read a poem they wrote 
  • Take a trip or go back in time and describe its role in history
  • Practice or show proficiency in a foreign language 

Baiboard - Visualize, share and collaborate via zoomable, multi-page whiteboard

  • Have students in one room write math problems while others solve them
  • Collectively analyze and annotate a pdf document
  • Work on a graph or chart over and over again
  • Use a map or chart to track directions 

Touchcast - TouchCast is not only a great content creation tool for teachers that takes the flipped classroom concept to a new place, but also a highly engaging tool that can also be used as a platform to give assignments to students. Includes a detailed pdf guide on how to integrate Touchcast into education.

Flowboard - A new approach to creating and publishing interactive presentations. The Flowboard Guide makes it easy!  It has a web-based version too!

  • Illustrate landmarks in places being studied
  • Go deeper into science concepts
  • Present different types of figurative language
  • Show geometric shapes found in real life 

Aurasma - Using Aurasma you can create augmented reality layers; Aurasma calls them “auras,” that pop-up when you scan objects with your iPad or iPhone.

  • Have a historical figure tell his story
  • Recite a poem
  • Have younger students describe learning
  • Open house information for parents
  • Share a science or math process

1 comment:

Lora Elise said...

Thank you for these links -- they look accessible for many types of learners and grade levels which I appreciate because I work with resource students grades 2-5.