students

Apps

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  • Instagram
    • A great way to stay in contact with parents via picture and short vine style video clips. Easy to lock and make completely private.

  • Whats app
    • Fantastic for creating large groups and sending messages to multiple destinations. Great for flipped learning, enabling parents to be involved in pre learning activities. Direct messages can also be sent to parents regarding concepts that have not been grasped in the lesson for home intervention.

  • Skype & Face time
    • Brilliant for connecting with a global audience. Very good for having virtual visitors and conducting interviews.

  • iMaps
    • All superb for understanding the local, national and global surroundings. Locational writing and creating maths problems linked to time and distance are also other ideas.

  • Recce
    • All superb for understanding the local, national and global surroundings. Locational writing and creating maths problems linked to time and distance are also other ideas.

  • Google Earth
    • All superb for understanding the local, national and global surroundings. Locational writing and creating maths problems linked to time and distance are also other ideas.

  • Temple Run
    • A fun app that can be used as a hook to engage and immerse writers.

  • Epic Citadel
    • As above, this app is an empty landscape that can be explored. Writing opportunities are endless. As with most apps it links to teacher creativity.

  • Angry Birds
    • A great app to engage maths concepts such as angles and number problems as well as many different writing opportunities.

  • Funny Movie Maker
    • Great to allow teachers and children to go in role as numerous characters of their choice and develop speaking and listening skills.

  • Morfo
    • Great to allow teachers and children to go in role as numerous characters of their choice and develop speaking and listening skills.

  • Sock Puppets
    • Another great way to encourage speaking and listening through the use of characters that record audio.

  • Puppet Pals
    • Another great way to encourage speaking and listening through the use of characters that record audio.

  • Tellegami
    • Provides a virtual avatar for 30 seconds of recording time. Great for internalising language and fits well as part of an app smash project.

  • ScreenChomp
    • Superb learning podcast app that records written and audio input as an MP4 file. Fantastic for allowing children to show their parents the skills they have mastered via twitter.

  • Explain Everything
    • The best app for simple, user friendly animation and explaining concepts. Works great as part of an app smash project.

  • Interactive Whiteboard
    • Enables multiple iPads to hook up via wireless to interact on the same whiteboard screen. Great for maths problems and diagrams

  • Tiny Tap
    • Used with great effect for creating quizzes. Allows children to programme as well as learn new skills in any subject. This app is very versatile.

  • Strip Design
    • Brilliant for creating story boards, posters and backgrounds to be used in other apps when making projects.

  • Ubersense
    • A coaching app that allows video to be run in slow motion and to be annotated with audio and pen facility. Great for PE and sports clubs.

  • Skitch
    • An app that lends itself superbly to peer marking. Photos can be uploaded and annotated to give feedback.

  • iMovie
    • The platform upon which all other apps are pulled together. Movie editing made very simple. Also great for making trailers with a built in feature.

  • Garage Band
    • Create your own original compositions with a vast array of acoustic and electronic instruments. These original pieces can be saved and used within iMovie.

  • Sketch Nation
    • A brilliant app to help improve children’s computing skills as game designers. Huge amounts of writing opportunities can be gained as a result.

  • Qrafter
    • When scanning QR codes that have been created online, this app is quick and very user friendly. Gets children to websites that you have chosen very quickly.

  • Pixlromatic
    • Great for creating effective, old style pictures for an app smash project.

  • Book Creator
    • Enables children to write texts that have picture, audio and videos embedded within the pages. These can be published in iBooks to be shared across school.

  • iBooks
    • Enables children to write texts that have picture, audio and videos embedded within the pages. These can be published in iBooks to be shared across school.

  • Alex
    • Programming made fun. Input algorithms and debug.

  • Beebot
    • Programming made fun. Input algorithms and debug.

Essential websites

http://mrandrewsonline.blogspot.co.uk/

http://mrparkinsonict.blogspot.co.uk/

http://davyhulme.primaryblogger.co.uk/

http://heathfieldcps.net/

http://www.ipads4teaching.net/ipads-in-the-classroom.html

http://www.literacyshed.com/