Apple for Educators seminar was well attended yesterday at Eynsham Hall … report as follows:
“You had a choice of curriculum / technical iPad sessions … I did the iPad curriculum session lead by @Joe_Moretti.
The focus was on free teacher tools and following free iPad apps were recommended:
- SHOWBIE … works as a hub for teachers to set and share class projects … unlimited storage (for 500 accounts use the promocode joemoretti when registering)
… … quick and easy way of combining text and graphics
- BOOK CREATOR … cracking app for creating multimedia books
- SOCRATIVE … allows class contributions / responses
- EXPLAIN EVERYTHING … really clever screen capture app … capture sounds & annotations to add to diagrams / pictures
I had a good play and was impressed … the Showbie app is the key to allow teachers to set and collect assignments.
Also had a quick look at KEYNOTE, PUPPET PALS and REFLECTOR as well as Apple TV.
Finally, the following scheme was mentioned https://www.jigsaw24.com/fcp/content/e7-project/content …. the e7 Project is a scheme being run by Jigsaw24, that gives schools the opportunity to introduce iPads for a trial period free of charge
All good stuff and lots of food for thought! I’ll add an article for the next newsletter.