|1:1 iPad Classroom||
Doodle Cast Pro
Easy to use and share! Projects save to camera roll , uploads to you tube, can be emailed if not too large. The students & I love this app !
This app is the one I use most often and it turns the iPad into a recordable white board. Very nifty.
A teacher ( and now a student) must have an account with Educreations. The student accounts are a new addition and could be a great way for students to see all of their work over time. Lessons save to the Educreations website. Students can email their links to me but I typically just go to the website where I have my class set up. Once at the Educreations website , you can edit, watch & embed the student lessons into websites, blogs and send links in an email . To share there are several levels from private to public but to embed on a website/blog the lesson must be made public. I like this using this App as I can focus on the teaching, take more time with each student as needed and at a later time carefully listen to each child's lesson for multiple purposes - assessment, evaluate success of lesson etc.
Their is a down side to this app.
An Educreation lesson is a simple ONE take lesson. Meaning if you make a mistake you must start over again. This can be frustrating to some students. Because of this & depending on the lesson, I have my students do some type of a planning & practice activity before recording their final project.
A teacher can create a class lesson and share the course code with those who are registered through the website. I have also projected my lesson via Apple TV from my iPad and that seems the easiest way for me at the moment.
Students create their own puppet shows. The free version has limited number of puppets but teachers can buy a 'directors pass' to use photos as puppets and backgrounds. You can save student stories as a movie on the iPad and move them onto the Computer through synching or iPhotos. These can be emailed if small ( under a minute) .
I upload most to my private You Tube channel and then embed the link in my class website for sharing.
Scribble Press is a book creation App which you can share via iBooks easily. It recently became a paid app. There are numerous templates, writing tools, stickers, or you can start from a blank book. It is easy to use the iPads camera roll to import photos. There are multiple levels of sharing and books can be kept private until they are made public for sharing with teacher or parental approval. All books are 'held' for 24 hours to ensure they are kid friendly. Teachers must have an account but can set up a private class group. Books are saved to Educreation's website & can be saved & viewed in iBooks. Once saved to their website you can download & save them on a computer as a PDF . These PDFs can be emailed, printed or shared on blog/website. Teachers/parents may also purchase a nicely bound book from Scribble Press.
Popplet lite is free. It is a powerful and simple brainstorming, organizing, diagraming, listing , notetaking etc App. You can use photos from the camera roll which is what I find so powerful. These popplets are saved as PDF and JPGs on the iPAD. Students then email their Popplets to me. The free version allows only one Popplet to be worked on at a time. I typically have the students import their Popplet into Educerations so they can make their thinking and learning visible to me and each other. This is a powerful duo of Apps.
Mad Lips surprisingly educational
Free app . Students can create animated & talking pictures or photos using the students lips. I use it when I want my students to list a characteristic of an item. Talking right triangles or igneous rocks explaining their traits. Student work can be saved as a movie on iPad device or emailed.
A teacher behavioral data collection app. I use it daily as a means of data collecting. I target specific positive or negative behaviors, personal IEP goals or general classroom rules the students follow daily for rewards I have set up three different 'classes' to do this. Over time this data can track growth or needed areas of improvement. We collect the data on the iPad through out the day. This data syncs with the main ClassDojo website where I can share the data in a visual format with the students. I can also email it as a PDF file.