Posted on November 26, 2013 by geoblogbytes
Showbie is an app which lets you distribute assignments to your students (with associated instructions and resources) through the creation of classes which your students can join and log into. Students can then submit their work through showbie which keeps everything organised together. It is possible then to add annotations, voice notes and text feedback directly onto students work for them to pick up. A colleague is currently using this successfully with their Year 13 class and I am looking forward to giving this a go and exploring its potential!
The video below provides a summary of how Showbie works.
There are a number of options for Showbie – from a free teacher account and a free school account through to Showbie Pro (a paid option for schools) and more details can be found here.
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Posted on November 23, 2013 by geoblogbytes
You may have noticed that at the moment this has become a fortnightly bulletin rather than weekly – mainly due to time pressures! Hopefully it will give people more time to digest and try things out! Click here to download this week’s bulletin.
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Posted on November 9, 2013 by geoblogbytes
Posted on October 12, 2013 by geoblogbytes
Issue 7 of the iPad bulletin has a particular apps focus on apps for use in Secondary English.
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Posted on October 5, 2013 by geoblogbytes
Issue 6 of the iPad bulletin has a particular apps focus on apps for use in Secondary Music.
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Posted on October 1, 2013 by geoblogbytes
Here is this week’s iPad bulletin – the fifth so far. Amongst other things it explores the “Stage” app for use as a simple IWB / document camera and has a large number of suggested apps for the Sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
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Posted on September 28, 2013 by geoblogbytes
Tellagami is an app which allows you to create a short 30 second animated movie called a ‘gami’ (It is free for a limited time from the iTunes store). It is very similar to creating a Voki for those of you who may have used Voki and is very simple. You start by creating and customizing a character and then selecting an appropriate background (you can if you wish take a picture of your classroom or another area and use this as the background). Finally you decide how you want your character to talk. You can type in text (choice of male / female and a few accents) or you can record your voice (limited to 30 secs). Here is a quick video (not surprisingly a ‘gami’ explaining the Tellagami:
Great potential for creating little video clips of characters – these could be historical characters with extracts of speeches or characters putting across a point of view in a debate. These could also be little starters to lessons to set the scene. This could be useful in various areas of the curriculum. Students could also write 30 sec scripts and create their own Tellagami’s
A handful of useful ideas for using Tellagami in the classroomhttp://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/09/a-handful-of-ideas-for-using-tellagami.html
Create narrated animations on your iPad http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/07/30/tellagami-create-narrated-animations-on-your-ipad/
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