Posted on April 7, 2015 by R Chambers
I’ve just come across PingPong, a great little free app which looks like it has lots of potential! I haven’t had chance to try this yet but I think with the revision season to begin in full flow on our return to school this could be really useful. Questions can be created on the spot and students access the ‘ROOM’ through use of a simple room code. Questions are set and realtime responses given. Questions can be multiple choice, true or false or up to 40 character responses or annotated diagrams can be sent by students. The app can be linked to Evernote to export responses. It has a very simple interface and seems to do ‘as it says on the tin’ rather than having lots of extras but the beauty of the app is likely to be the simplicity of use. For schools with 1:1 ipads or where all students have access to some form of electronic device this looks like it could be a useful additional app for the response system toolkit!
There is quick introduction video which gives an overview here:
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Posted on February 18, 2015 by R Chambers
Nutshell is a new release from the people behind Prezi. Using the iOS app you can take create a short movie sequence by taking three photographs in succession and then overlaying text and graphics. The basics are summarised in this “Introducing Nutshell” video
I need to play around with this a little more and it depends on students having access to digital devices but it could be useful for encouraging students to create short little discussion point clips perhaps about their local area or even short little revision clips for a key concept or case study reminder. Or even to quickly summarise what they have learnt in the lesson! Anyway – I’m looking forward to having a play!
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Posted on November 26, 2013 by R Chambers
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 R Chambers
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 R Chambers
Posted on October 12, 2013 by R Chambers
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 R Chambers
Issue 6 of the iPad bulletin has a particular apps focus on apps for use in Secondary Music.
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