Collage apps are a great tool for student creation on iPad. They're quick, easy, and very intuitive because the features are usually fairly limited. I like to use collage apps for a variety of purposes with students and teachers. This post isn't in relation to a specific app, because there are MANY great collage apps, but instead how you can use with your students.
Augmented reality is a bit of a "buzz" word right now in education. It's actually all over, but not always identified as AR. However, this is a technology that has the potential to alter how students learn and teachers teach. Before going any further, lets make sure that we all know what AR is. According to Google's … Continue reading 4 Apps to Introduce Augmented Reality
Adobe Spark is a fantastic tool that I use on a regular basis both personally and professionally. This quick list is going to focus just on reasons for using Adobe Spark Post, but in the future I will expand on the other Adobe Spark tools. 1-The design is already done. And the designs are fantastic! … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Adobe Spark Post
As a classroom teacher, I always tried to incorporate some form of student reflection into my activities with my classes. When I began to rely more on reflection in the classroom, my role as teacher quickly melded into more of a facilitator role. I wish that I would have had a tool like ReCap when … Continue reading A great tool for student reflection!
If you haven't heard about the new MASSIVE app hit from Niantic you may be living under a rock. Pokémon GO has been downloaded an estimated 5 gazillion times since launching on the iOS and Android app stores just earlier this month. It is on track to quickly outnumber Twitter in terms of daily users … Continue reading Leveraging Pokémon GO for Schools.
PhotoCard is a simple iOS app. You can use it to make postcards and then send to your friends and family. Useful enough right? It seems like an everyday app, and it is.. but how can you get more out of it and use it with your students in the classroom? Use postcards to explore … Continue reading Postmarked with History
I'm a big fan of giving students choice and options whenever they are doing anything. It's all about personalizing the learning experience for each student. However, there are still some instances where it may be important to restrict the choice. This is a question that I get a few times each year. Usually during mandated … Continue reading How to lock students into one app on iPad
I just learned that I could do this. I know, I feel a little silly for just figuring it out, but I wanted to share. You can use emoticons in your iOS folder names. This is a neat and fun thing to do, but also has some purpose-driven value. Young students who have a tough … Continue reading Emoticons in your iOS folder names!
PhotoCard is a simple iOS app. You can use it to make postcards and then send to your friends and family. Useful enough right? It seems like an everyday app, and it is.. but how can you get more out of it and use it with your students in the classroom? Use postcards to explore … Continue reading Write Your Own History with PhotoCard
I was asked to put together a brief set of tips for 4th grade students who are embarking on a field trip. I wanted to keep them simple and basic, but also a serious tip for making better images. So I put these on 5x7 cards for the students also. You can download the card … Continue reading iPad Videography and Photography Tips