Showing posts with label ipad apps 4 school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ipad apps 4 school. Show all posts

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sign-up and Sign-in to WeLearnedIt Through Edmodo

WeLearnedIt is a free iPad app through which you and your students can create digital portfolios.Today, WeLearnedIt announced an update that allows you to use Edmodo Connect to sign-up and sign-in. This means that as a teacher you can import your existing Edmodo classes and student lists into WeLearnedIt. Once you're signed-up to use WeLearnedIt you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app.

Applications for Education
The best aspects of WeLearnedIt are found in the feedback and sharing tools. Teachers can assign grades to elements of students’ digital portfolios. Grading is not limited to assigning scores. Teachers can give written feedback on each submission. Rubrics for assignments are available through the app too. School-wide implementations (a fee-based option) of WeLearnedIt allow teachers and administrators to share assessment data.

Disclosure: I have a small advisory and equity interest in WeLearnedIt's parent company eduClipper.

Friday, April 4, 2014

By Request - A Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App

Cross-posted from one of my other blogs, iPadApps4School.com

Last Friday I was asked if I could share instructions for teachers and students using the latest version of the Google Drive for iPad app. I'm in the process of organizing all of my screenshots into a PDF. In the meantime, I have the following video overview of how to use the basic features of Google Drive iPad. At the end of the video I offer a tip about using multiple sign-in on shared iPads.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Look Inside Cells With iCell

iCell is a free app for iPad and Android that I've featured separately on my iPad and Android blogs, but have neglected to share on Free Technology for Teachers until this evening. iCell, produced by the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, is an app that high school biology teachers and their students should check out. The app provides students with 3D models of plant, animal, and bacteria cells. Each cell model can be viewed in detail by zooming in and rotating the model on your iPad. Students can learn about the parts of the cells by tapping on them to reveal their labels and a brief description of that part’s function.

Click here for the iPad version. Click here for the Android version.

Applications for Education
While using the iCell app students can select from basic, intermediate, and advanced description options. The  basic option is good for middle school students while the intermediate and advanced options are better for high school students. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

A New Place To Find Educational iPad Apps

I teased this news on Facebook and Twitter eight days ago and over the weekend I made a soft launch of iPad Apps for School. After a bunch of tweaking I'm ready to say that iPad Apps for School is ready for the world. This new blog will feature reviews of iOS apps (both free and paid) as well as some occasional bits of how-to and advice on using iPads in education. Not to worry, I plan to keep up the same pace of posting here on Free Technology for Teachers and on Android 4 Schools.

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On a related note I set up iPad Apps for School using a theme that I bought from WooThemes (affiliate link). I've used other free and paid (including one that cost $160 USD) WordPress themes in the past and none of them have been as easy to work with as WooThemes. The support documentation and support videos that WooThemes provides are super easy to follow.