As the Educational Technology Consultant team at the Jackson County ISD, we are always searching for ways that mobile devices can transform the teaching and learning process. This is the first in what will hopefully become a regular session for sharing ideas for the use of apps for teaching, learning and personal productivity.
Go-to Productivity Apps:
Dan- iAnnotate (iTunes) Great for marking up .pdfs & saving to Dropbox ($9.99)
Brad- Pocket (iTunes) Save articles, videos, etc to 1 cloud location for reading later on any device. (Free)
Kim- Corkulous (iTunes) Create quick and fun stickies (save to multiple devices with Pro) (Free or $1.99 pro)
Feeling Good About These:
Dan- Three Ring (iTunes) (web) Platform for authentic assessment using digital portfolios for students. (Free)
Brad- GoMixIt (iTunes) (Web) Let the "class DJ" create a background audio track to maintain a focused learning environment. ($1.99)
Kim- Appzilla 2 (iTunes) Tons of tools within one app. ($1.99)
Want to Explore More:
Dan- Knowmia (iTunes) (web)- iPad whiteboard w/ multiple slides. Record, annotate & share. (Free)
Brad- Word Magic Thesaurus (iTunes) Dynamic tool for finding new/better words & phrases. ($1.99)
Kim- Kid's Journal (iTunes) Early elementary digital writing tool that incorporates pictures & can be exported to other apps (ie Explain Everything, Dropbox) ($1.99)
Reflection App (web) Mirror your iDevice onto your computer (and thus to your projected screen). ($15 single user)
Brad and Kim had fun trying this out for the first time! It will be really helpful during presentations to wirelessly show what is on the screen of our iPad or iPhone. This is also great functionality for classroom teachers and does not require an Apple TV. Here are 2 iphones and an iPad mirrored at the same time!