Resources for Holy Cross Lutheran School, Indianapolis

August 5th, 2013


LESSON PLAN FILE:


GENERAL INFORMATION -- SAMR MODEL OF TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:

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TEACHER BLOG POSTS ON USING THE SAMR MODEL:

OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

iPAD APPS AND INFORMATION:
  • Quixey -- a search engine for apps

DAVE'S FAVORITE iPAD APPS:
  • Zite: A personalized magazine of web content pulled to your device. A great tool for keeping up with learning and education trends as well as just about any topic of interest. One can even "train" the app to deliver even more targeted content. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. (Free)
  • iAnnotate: The best tool for annotating PDF documents. A bit pricy, but worth it. ($9.99)
  • Explain Everything: Excellent tool for screencasting, student content creation, and to mirror interactive whiteboard functions. ($2.99)
  • HaikuDeck: My favorite presentation tool. Allows users to create image-focused high-quality presentations. The presentations may also be shared online and embedded into web pages. (Free)
  • Today's Document: Highlights a different document every day from the holdings of the National Archives. Great for primary source exploration and as a starting point for teaching research. (Free)
  • Pages, Keynote, and Numbers: Apple apps for word processing, presentations, and spreadsheet work. Highly recommended if you regularly use Mac computers because the files tie seamlessly with all other Apple devices through iCloud. ($9.99 each)
  • Notability: Flexible notetaking, annotation, and document creation tool for students and teachers. Works with popular file sharing services, such as Dropbox, as well. ($1.99)
  • iMovie: Create videos using a wide variety of image tools. Students in particular love making simulated movie trailers about different topics. ($4.99)
  • Instapaper: Save articles you find to read later on an iPad, mobile phone, or computer. ($3.99)
  • Evernote: Save clippings of web content (text, images, video, etc.) to this site for viewing on a variety of different devices. A great tool for gathering and organizing web content for future use. (Free)
  • Photon: Browser that allows one to run most Flash applications on an iPad. ($4.99)
  • EasyBib: Helps students create academic citations for their work. (Free)
  • Stack the States and Stack the Countries (lite version): Great little diversion for students, but it is amazing how many geography facts they pick up by playing these games. (Free)
  • Puppet Pals: A great storytelling and video creation tool for younger students. (Free, with available in-app purchases for more features)
  • StoryKit: Create an electronic story. Another excellent creation tool for younger students. (Free)
  • Idea Sketch: Free mind mapping tool for students and teachers. (Free)
  • Dragon Dictation: The premier voice-to-text application for the iPad. Great for students who physically struggle with writing. (Free)
  • Flashcards: Create flashcards on any topic for the study of factual information. (Free)
  • Infinote: There are many apps which create a canvas for posting different types of content, but Infinote is the one I personally use the most. I keep all my short and long-term goals here and review them regularly to make sure I am on track with my work. ($2.99)
  • Schoology and Edmodo: Two services for building online course content for students. May also be used to create professional development groups for teachers. (Free)
  • Virtual Heart (Free): Shared in the 6th-8th presentation.

REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED FREE AND PAID APPS AT SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, CENTENNIAL, CO, DURING 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

iPAD TRICKS AND HITS:
  • Do you regularly visit a website? Turn the link to the site into an icon on your device. See this link for more information.