Every Friday, one (1) instructional tool/app will be introduced to everyone through the College of Education website. Faculty and students can watch and follow the tutorial videos for a quick how-to.
Trading Cards (10-24-2014)
The Trading Cards is a handy app for teachers and students to create flash cards and help students study, summarize books, follow characters in a book study, and so much more! Check out the App Integration Snapshot and watch the Quick Tutorial Video to know how to use the app within an educational setting. The app is put out by the International Reading Association and is useful in all content areas. It is appropriate for grades 3-12! (Source: Bridge Point Elementary Educational Technology Department)
Managing Apps (03-21-2014)
This video discusses how to manage your apps on your iPad including how to delete apps from your iPad and how to close them out. This video also shows how to move apps from screen to screen, how to place them in folders, and how to utilize the dock bar. You can also learn about the Control Center and how to access its features.
Safari in iPad (03-21-2014)
This video teaches the various aspects of Safari, the web browser. You can learn how to create bookmarks and favorites, and how to add a website as an icon on your iPad.
Using Explain Everything, Part 1 (03-21-2014)
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Check out this video for a tutorial about how to use the tools on the app Explain Everything. The tools included are the pencil, the shapes, the new page, the new picture, the red laser, the undo, and more.
Using Explain Everything, Part 2 (03-21-2014)
Explain Everything has been a top paid education app since its release in United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and Turkey. This video demonstrates how to create recordings on Explain Everything, and what a completed recording looks like. This video also shows you how to record over a mistake in a video. Lastly, you can learn how to create a video from an existing document.
Notability is a powerful notetaking app that allows you to type text, record sounds, write notes in your handwriting, and highlight. Notability also allows you to import PDFs and annotate them using these same features. All notes created in Notability can be sorted into folders and exported to others via email or online document management servers. Notability can be used by both teachers and students to take notes and read and annotate PDFs. Notability can also be used for grading assignments if students send their documents as a PDF to be annotated. Additionally, Notability can be used as a virtual whiteboard. These two videos demonstrate how to use the majority of the features of Notability.
TeacherKit is an app designed specifically for teachers to create seating charts, take attendance, track behavior, and input grades. Teachers can create many classes and fill each class with students, and the app keeps track of all of the data entered about each student. Reports can then be emailed to any recipient.
Socrative is a free instant response system that can be used with any web enabled device. With Socrative, teachers can pose single questions in multiple choice, true/false, and short answer format and have students submit answers with their cell phones or other devices. Teachers can also create and give quizzes with Socrative and have the reports sent to them. Socrative is excellent for both formative and summative assessments and utilizes equipment that most students already have.
Popplet Lite (04-04-2014)
Popplet is an app that lets students and teachers create webs of words, pictures, and drawings. Webs can be any size and color. This app and its features can be used with any grade level and subject. The free version lets users create one popplet at a time, but the paid version ($4.99 in the App Store) allows users to create and share unlimited Popplets.