29 December 2014

Apps/Websites



The challenge I encountered when exploring which/what apps to use for education was information overload.  So to address the latter, I created the table below as a starting point and a means of setting the parameters.  As I use and evaluate the apps I may change them for something better.  But for now this is what I know!


Blooms Taxonomy  source PDST.

Creating Understanding Applying Analysing Evaluating
Creating definition
Remember previously learned information

Definition
Demonstrate an understanding of a topic

Definition
knowledge to actual situations
 
Definition
Break down objects or ideas into simpler parts and find evidence to support.
 Definition
Make and defend judgments based on internal evidence or external criteria.

 Verbs
Arrange, define, label, list, Memorize, name, Order, Outline, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce
 Verbs
Classify, Defend, describe,discuss, Distinguish, estimate,explain, Give example(s), identify, indicate, 
Paraphrase, Predict,Recognize, Review
restate, Summarize
 Verbs
Apply,change, choose,compute, Demonstrate, discover,dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, manipulate, modify, operate, practice, predict, prepare, product, relate, schedule, show, Sketch, use, write
 Verbs
Analyze, appraise,breakdown, calculate, categorize, compare, contrast, criticize, diagram, differentiate, distinguish, examine, experiment, identify, illustrate, model, outline, point out, question,  relate, select, separate, subdivide, test.
 Verbs
appraise, argue, assess, attach, compare, conclude, contrast, choose, defend, describe, evaluate, explain, estimate, interpret, judge, predict, rate, relate.
1.Create Word Clouds/Word walls

www.tagxedo.com

www.wordle.net/
 1. Learn English Grammar
Interactively


http://www.quill.org/

 1. Record & upload sound
https://audioboom.com/

http://vocaroo.com/
 1.Flipboard To discover, collect & share news.

https://about.flipboard.com/
 1.Google apps for education

Google Drive & Google Sites - Share and collaborate, Evaluate

Moodle
Edmodo
2.Cube Creator
www.readwritethink.org/files/
resources/interactives/cube_creator/
 2.To brainstorm
www.padlet.com
 2. Youtube
www.youtube.com
To create, upload videos,
to subscribe to educational videos, playlists.


videonot.es
Take notes synchronised with videos
Alternatives
www.schooltube.com videos made by teachers and students
http://www.teachertube.com/ videos made by Teachers.
http://www.nextvista.org/ free video sharing site.
http://www.zentation.com/
 2. To brainstorm, accumulate & analyse information.
www.padlet.com
 2.  Skype 
Video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype.
Skype for Ipad

www.skype.com/
3.Stickymoose  A voting tool

www.stickymoose.com
 3. Micro blog
www.twitter.com

To measure tweet views & show students how everything is recorded
https://analytics.twitter.com/about

To create avatar


See your photos and updates from this exact day in history.
 3. Ted Ed TV
watch, create & share educational videos

http://ed.ted.com//


Animoto to create videos from slides

http://animoto.com/education/

 3. Pininterest
To gather information

https://www.pinterest.com/
 3. iTunesU
gives you access to complete courses from Universities & other schools
 4. Create Mindmaps

      www.mindmeister.com
      popplet lite app
      ithoughtsHD app
 4.Create Flash cards &
Share them

www.studystack.com
 4. Vimeo 
watch, create & share educational videos, geared more for independent film makers, interactive..

http://vimeo.com/create

iMovie app
 4. Google forms & Flubaroo
http://www.flubaroo.com/

https://www.surveymonkey.com/

To create questionnaires & analyse results
 4. PressReader App

2,000 full content newspapers from 95 countriesm in 51 languages
 5.CuePrompter is a free teleprompter, copy and paste text into it.

 www.cueprompter.com


5.Explain Everything App
annotate,animate,narrate.
 5. Bitstrips
Create cartoon comic strips, easy to use.
http://www.bitstrips.com/create/comic
www.pixton.com

http://www.toondoo.com


 5.To gather and analyse data

Database -Microsoft Access
 5. Team Up
Form teams based on skills and interest, record teams' progress


http://teamup.aalto.fi/
 6.To make qrcodes
qrcode.kaywa.com
6. Google/Safari searchwww.google.ie
 
 6.  English, Grammar   (Interactive)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/
websites/11_16/site/english.shtml
 6. To create spreadsheets & charts
Google drive spreadsheets
Microsoft spreadsheets
Free spreadsheet app
Easy chart app
Numbers app
 6. Instagrok
A search engine for finding facts, websites, videos and quizzes.

http://www.instagrok.com
 7. Blog

www.kidblog.com
  www.wordpress.com
  
googles blogger 
7.Add links to images
thinglink app

 7. Augmented Reality Apps

Augmented reality (AR) is a
technology that enables people to digitally manipulate/augment a version of reality and replace it with a virtual one

http://www.aurasma.com/

http://augmentedev.com/
augmented-reality-apps.php
http://learnar.org
 7. To create polls/surveys

www.stickymoose.com

Poll Maker App
 7. Create quizzes and word searcheshttp://www.eclipsecross
word.com

http://solvemall.com
 8. Create a Podcast
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

https://audioboom.com/
about/education

voice record pro app
www.postermywall.com
https://soundcloud.com/
 8. Show understanding

Google Drive-Documents
Google Forms
Google Sites
Google Classroom
 8. VoiceThread App
Create & share conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams & videos



To add audio feedback
https://kaizena.com/groups
 8. Creative Commons
copy this link into address bar..

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/
creativecommons/Creative-Commons-Ireland-summary.pdf


http://effectivecurriculumideas.weebly.com/learning--obeying-copyright-laws-copyright--creative-commons--the-public-domain.html

 8.Make infographics
http://visual.ly/

http://piktochart.com
9.create interactive video
 https://edpuzzle.com/



Create Lessons.....blended learning

https://www.blendspace.com/


9. Download books
iBooks app

www.scoilnet.ie
search for Encyclopedia Britannica

http://school.eb.co.uk/
 9. Quickvoice Recorder
Record ideas, voice memos, voice email, dictation, lists, meeting, classes.
9.Google Digital Literacy-lesson Plans
http://www.ikeepsafe.org/
educators_old/more/google/
 9.Web Screencast Tools

Jing  (5 min recording)
http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

https://www.screencast-o-matic.com/download do not need a/c, more integrated, upload to youtube, 15 min recording.
 10. Storytelling

www.Animoto.com



Toontastic app

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard app

10. Skitch app

Annotate: add arrows, shapes & text to existing images, Create and Share

EDUCreations Interactive Whiteboard App
10.To create Presentations

Google drive Presentation
Microsoft Powerpoint
Prezi app
 11.To make and record music
       garageband app


12.To Edit Pictures
http://www.picmonkey.com/ 

Free (open source Images)
http://pixabay.com/en/

http://www.imagebank.ie/
 11. Create course work
to create quizzes, game based learning https://getkahoot.com/

http://www.classtools.net/
flipping class:  https://www.zaption.com/pricingGoogle apps for education
Microsoft online
iTunesU app


12. Tools to check you can trust website
Easywhois.com  
WOT(Web of Trust) Chrome extension
 11. Idea board, note maker, mind maps
        Corkulous app

http://mikegershon.com/resources/

http://www.3plearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Spellodrome_Grammar_Punctuation_Posters_A3_Web-V51.pdf


http://www.edutopia.org/blog/guidebook-social-media-in-classroom-vicki-davis?utm_campaign=RSS&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

1. Google Introduction handout:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzoOi1a8UpioNzdiWWdEdXFrWkU/view?usp=sharing

http://bit.ly/1HhFHCa

2. Edpuzzle Lesson 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzoOi1a8UpioMGNmckFqNDFhbnM/view?usp=sharing

3. To do a refined google Search    http://bit.ly/1OVYYOZ

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzoOi1a8UpioSW1Ta3UtbVRQcWM/view?usp=sharing

4.Educational Websites - to enable independent learning


5.The following is a link to #satchat shared spreadsheet with more apps.....
 https://docs.google.com/a/cmco.ie/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ar0FfDINz1W_dGdwRTFUQlJYbGE0VWNXSUZCMWRjaVE#gid=0

6. Eportfolios...
www.edutopia.org/blog/11-essentials-for-excellent-eportfolios-vicki-davis?utm_content=bufferc02c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 


8. Podcast  

9.Apps for primary schools

The following link from European Schoolnet with more apps..

https://drive.google.com/a/cmco.ie/file/d/0BzoOi1a8UpioUVBDcy1NTU1JUmc/preview

http://newtech.coe.uh.edu/?utm_content=bufferbbb32&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Twitter for Teachers

My handout for teachers using twitter:  http://bit.ly/1GHp6ti



To add audio feedback
https://kaizena.com/groups
Flipped CLassroom

Graphic Organisers




Graphic organisers provide a visual method of organising and summarising information. They help the student to organise disjointed information in a structured way. They facilitate the generation and development of ideas, expedite the construction of knowledge and aid the learning process. They provide active involvement to engage the kinaesthetic learner.
They work best when used by small groups (pairs and triads).  They are particularly powerful when groups are structured so that
  (ieach member has a leadership role/function e.g. Recorder,      Researcher, Timekeeper, Clarifier, Turntaker (ensuring all group   members participate), Summariser, Reporter.
  (ii) resources are shared in the group i.e. one worksheet per group.
They provide a high quality teaching and learning methodology for the mixed ability classroom i.e. students with diverse abilities can work together where each student can make a real contribution to the overall learning of the group.
They accommodate the needs of students with differing learning styles and intelligences.
Graphic Organisers may be used at all  stages of the learning process.
Pre-teaching a topic
Introducing to a topic
Teaching a topic
Assessment for Learning
Scaffolding Learning
Independent Learning
Study
Revision


Click on link to Examples of Graphic Organisers: source:PDST  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzoOi1a8UpiobXRwS0twUVRSaHM/view?usp=sharing





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