BASIC INFORMATION:

5 STEPS TO APPLYING TABLETS TO PEDAGOGY AND LEARNING (examples of apps and services listed for each topic):

  • Improvement in student engagement
  • Improvement in student organization
    • Texting self-reminders
    • Toodledo -- personal task list and organization service
    • Google Calendar
    • Various apps for homework management
    • Dropbox -- A file storage service that works across all devices and computing platforms
  • Improvement in student content retrieval
  • Improvement in student content creation
  • Improvement in personalization of learning opportunities and outcomes
    • Edmodo -- Free learning management system for schools

RESEARCH:

RESOURCES:

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED APPS FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR:


PAID APPS ($25-$35 total):



  • Pages -- $10
  • Explain Everything -- $3
  • iMovie -- $5
  • Tools 4 Students -- $1
  • Notability -- $1




REQUIRED FREE APPS:


  • Google Earth
  • Edmodo
  • iBooks
  • LifeChurch.tv Bible, Glo Bible, You Version Bible, or some other free Bible through the apps
  • Today’s Doc
  • The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Merriam-Webster -- dictionary app
  • Wikipedia
  • Prezi -- used for viewing Prezi presentation projects
  • Mindomo -- mind-mapping tool. An online account needs to be created to share content with other users. This is done through the mindomo.com website
  • IdeaSketch
  • Nearpod Student
  • Popplet Lite
  • Dropbox




OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED APPS:


These are apps which may meet a specific learning niche or interest but will not be specifically used in the whole-class environment.


  • DCL to Go -- FREE -- Access to the Douglas County Library catalog and user accounts. Can also download ebooks directly from to the device
  • Arapahoe Library District (ALD Mobile) -- FREE -- Access to the Arapahoe Public Library catalog and user accounts
  • GeoBee Challenge ($2) -- Geography Bee quiz preparation
  • Stack the States Lite (FREE) -- Fun U.S. geography trivia game
  • NASA (FREE) -- Connects to all sorts of NASA content, including images
  • Dragon Dictation (FREE) -- Turn voice into text
  • The Civil War Today ($3) -- From the History Channel, traces the Civil War history day-by-day as we remember the 150th anniversary of this conflict
  • QReader ($1) -- Used for scanning and reading QR codes
  • Google (FREE) -- Quick access to the popular search engine
  • Keynote ($10) -- Create PowerPoint-like presentations with Apple’s product
  • iPhoto ($5)-- Organize and edit photographs
  • Evernote (FREE) -- Online tool used for collecting Internet web page clips and other content, storing them for later use
  • Other free browsers -- iSwifter, Dolphin, Chrome, Opera Mini -- NOTE: These may be difficult to download with a student account since the apps are rated 17+ because they directly access the Internet. iSwifter is especially useful since it allows Flash applications to be run on the iPad, something which is not native to the iPad.
  • Stack the Countries Lite -- (FREE)
  • Educreations (FREE) -- Presentation creator
  • Flashcards (FREE) -- Create flashcards for drill and practice study
  • Calculator Pro (FREE) -- Contains advanced calculator functions