Please welcome Katherine Fountain of Engaging a Creative Classroom. She has shared an awesome list of iPad apps that engage students in an authentic learning experience. Thanks for sharing with us today, Katherine!
In the past few years, the number of iPads in classrooms has grown exponentially. They are a relatively inexpensive way for schools to get technology into the hands of students. There are thousands of educational apps out there for teachers to choose from, so where is a good place to start? My goal when using technology in the classroom is to use it as a tool in a purposeful manner by asking myself, “How will using this improve student learning and empower the students?”
Student product in progress to show learning about Big Ben (using Educreations)
The student used captions to show some of his learning about architecture in the Colosseum.
Student example of a timeline, practice using the app before heritage project
Previously mentioned: Educreations, Show Me, and ScreenChomp
Freebie for you: Click here to pick up a freebie to help your students plan out their projects using apps like the ones I mentioned above. The graphic organizer is FREE for you to download and use. I have my students sketch the image they are going to use and write the talking points for each slide or screen. This helps them plan out their product instead of just jumping into it and helps the final product look and sound more polished.