Wednesday, November 2, 2011

learning in hand- great apps

SESSION: 63 - Project Based Learning in Hand - mobile devices in the classroom

Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Tony Vincent
Salon 5 Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30 PM Capacity: 400
Schools are discovering that handhelds like iPod touch and iPad make great learning tools. In fact, handhelds can play a big part in project-based learning. Not only do projects motivate students because they use exciting mobile technology, but they also lend themselves to student voice and choice. Be inspired to bring project-based learning into your classroom, learn strategies for creating effective driving questions, and see how an iPod touch or iPad can play a role in the the planning, investigation, and presentation of projects.
STRAND: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making AUDIENCE: General Interest TYPE: Concurrent

Handouts and information -

Project Based Learning -
- Collaboration
- Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Real-world reasons
- Extended period of time
- Answer a driving question
- Share with others what they have learned

Ideas and Apps to make this happen with Mobile Devices -

- Rubrics ahead of time -
Save the file as a pdf and then add to iBooks on the mobile devices.

- Good Reader App - $4.99 - holds pdf's but also allows you to write on them to take notes or highlight.

- Sonic Pics App - $2.99 - Mobile video editing with still pictures and audio

- Idea Sketch - FREE - mind mapping app for mobile devices. Much like Inspiration.

- Evernote - Free, but accounts need to be created for each student. This will sync to their account and can be accesses from the internet,

- Atomic Web Browser Lite - Free - will allow tab browsing on iPod Touch and iPhone. iOS 5 will allow this to happen with iPad already

- Strip Designer - $2.99 - to create comic strips on iPad, will create pdfs

- Comic Life - $4.99 - works very much like the computer version which our kids are farmiliar with already.

There is a free version as well, but with the paid version you can make any photo or picture a puppet to use.

- Songify - FREE - Creates a song from anything you read and record


- Voice Memos - iPod Touch and iPhone, built in to the iOS

Today's Meet -
Create a back channel for your class to send ideas, questions and more! Easy and FREE

Have you ever thought of using Amazon for a book review project???
What a great real-world experience for students! The entire world will see the review and it may even help them decide if they want to buy the book.

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