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Kahoot

25 Feb

This is my favourite classroom tool at the moment. Create and play quizzes, surveys and discussions using any device with a web browser. You can make your own, use the public kahoots created by other teachers or find out what your students really know by getting them to create their own Kahoot.

Here is a presentation I made for a TeachMeet session.

Here is a link to my Kahoots that I have created:

Click here to create your own Kahoot account.

Click here to play a kahoot. (You will need a game pin to play)

Watch this video about Kahoot created by Susan Johnson.

Or this one created by Tim Smith.

For examples of how others have uased this in lower primary or kindy check out this blog post by Cindy Parks

Teacher’s Guide To iPad App

18 Feb

Need a tutorial or starting point on something to do with education and iPads? This app by Adam Foster is a must have. It costs about $4 and has over 500 ideas for iPad classroom use and over 200 video tutorials. New content is added every month.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/teacher-guide-to-ipad/id936097964?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Adobe Voice App

5 Feb

While browsing Twitter I came across this fantastic explanation of the Adobe Voice app and how it could be used in the classroom. the explanation is by Kev Cummins from edgalaxy.com who uses Adobe Voice as a strategy to engage reluctant writers.

Adding Features To Keynote Presentations

23 Jun

Want some help with adding features to Keynote? This video tutorial from Chuckie Delano will help.

 

 

Investigating Aurasma

18 Jan

Aurasma is a fascinating app that allows you to link presentations/work files/audio or video to a picture trigger. The description from the app store states:

“Aurasma is an augmented reality app that’s changing the way millions of people see and interact with the world. Bring tagged images, objects and even physical locations to life with interactive digital content, such as video, animations and 3D scenes, we call Auras.”

Here is an introductory video.

Find out more at this great blog post by Richard Wells, (iPad 4 Schools).

Bring schools to life with Aurasma app

What Makes A Useful App?

17 Jan

The following article by Ms Lirenman offers some excellent advice as to what apps you should be using in an educational setting.

Eight Questions I Ask Before an App Can Stay on Student iPads
 
 

Searching by Image

2 Dec

At some stage you may have a picture you want to find out more about or simply find out where it was sourced from if it came off the net. Here are a couple of helpful videos to explain the process of search by image.

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