10 Fantastic, Must Have iPad Apps for the Classroom
You’re a teacher and your school has handed you an iPad. You’re expected to do something with it and you’re freaking out. Where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with?
When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively. Further along this journey, I realized there were many apps I hadn’t even opened yet and were going to waste on my iPad desktop.
I also hear from teachers that they have ‘tablets’ at their school, but they are only being used as reward for students who finish their work early or as a ‘games’ session. I firmly believe we are missing the true power of what the iPad can do if we ONLY use it for games and rewards. This device and specific apps can transform YOUR classroom like never before: the technology brings your classroom into the 21st engagement and motivation; students become collaborative partners in the learning process; your lessons can easily be matched to the Common Core Standards; and individualized learning has never been easier to achieve.
I now advise teachers to only download a few apps at a time; learn them; use them in lessons; work out how you can incorporate them so that they align with the CCS; and finally learn how to engage and motivate your students to ‘learn’ using 21st Century technology.
It was during a training session with teachers that it occurred to me, why not create a Course that focuses on ten apps and how to incorporate them in your daily lessons that meets the Common Core Standards.
So this course is exactly as promised; ten apps that are PERFECT for your classroom. This course will assist you to master these apps, incorporate & utilize the apps in your daily lessons and come away with the confidence to use them with your students to meet the Common Core Standards. Please click on the word video to be taken to a taster of what this course is all about.
The ten apps in this course are:
Below is a video demonstrating the app Videoscribe. This is an incredibly creative and fun app that students can use as an alternative way to present their work and teachers can create student work with a difference.
Augmentative Reality Apps – Aurasma, & I-nigma, which is an app to use QR codes. (I do have one more app called Tellagami which I’ve used to demonstrate Aurasma…so you do get one little extra app as a bonus).
All of the above apps can be used in all of the Common Core subject areas & for Flip Teaching. (Please click on the names of each app to be taken to the iTunes Store which will give you more detail about each of the applications and also where you can download these apps). I selected the apps with the 21st Century Digital Classroom in mind and when you master using these apps, you will be well on the way to becoming a 21st Teacher.
As part of this article, I’m offering a coupon link to the course for a little more than half price. The course is normally $49. Please sign up using the link below to receive the course for only $25. It is jam packed full of curriculum ideas using apps that you can use in the classroom.
Click here to be taken to your discounted coupon.