Apps

Introduction to using iPad in classroom

Introduction to using iPad in classroom

Getting Going with iPads in the Classroom – if you have recently got one or more iPads to use in your clsssroom you may find useful the Sway presentation at the link below: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/ICTFalkirkPrimaries/getting-going-with-ipads-in-the-classroom/ This provides step-by-step guidance, illustrated with photographs and screenshots, for the teacher who is looking to get started using the iPad Read more

Creative iPad Apps for the Classroom by Jonathan Wylie

Creative iPad Apps for the Classroom by Jonathan Wylie

Creative iPad Apps for Classroom by Jonathan Wylie – a post which lists a host of apps tried and tested in the classroom by an experienced teacher. Jonathan has selected the apps which he has found most useful in the classroom, and has grouped the apps by the type of creative output being sought, namely Read more

Interesting Ways to Use a Mobile Device in Class

Interesting Ways to Use a Mobile Device in Class

33 Interesting Ways to Use a Mobile Phone in the Classroom – a compilation of ideas for using mobile devices shared by a number of teachers and collated by Tom Barrett. These ideas suggest classroom-specific ideas for making use of the wide range of inbuilt tools on any smartphone which many learners will bring to school (whether Read more

App task challenges

App task challenges

App Task Challenges – helpful free step-by-step sheets from Craig Badura @mrbedura and others, for downloading and printing out, to guide learners (or teachers) in the use of a number of popular mobile apps, such as Pic Collage, wordcloud creator, camera app, shadow puppet edu and many more. Each sheet guides a user through the Read more

Apps for those with disabilities

Apps for those with disabilities

45 Mobile apps for those with Disabilities – a blogpost listing and describing apps for mobile devices for those who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or have hearing impairments, ​who use a wheelchair or mobility scooter, are dyslexic, who are autistic and for those who either suffer from or care for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Apps for Good

Apps for Good

Apps for Good  – if you are looking for a scheme by which your learners can be creative in developing apps for mobile devices which have a real world application, then Apps for Good would be worth a look. Apps for Good provides a curriculum-mapped programme of activities with supporting resources to help engage pupils in seeing Read more

What Apps would you Add to the BYOD Set of Classroom Apps

What Apps would you Add to the BYOD Set of Classroom Apps

The BYOD Set of Classroom Apps a visual poster of apps collated by Dr Bruce Ellis which lists apps available for both iOS and Android devices, most of which are free. The question is posed as to what apps you would want to add to that – which apps have you found which work across Read more

BYOD Toolchest

BYOD Toolchest

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) – a comprehensive post by Vicki Davis which starts with categories of what educators or pupils may wish to do as a learning activity, and then lists a variety of tools which work on multiple mobile device platforms, and describes each tool in turn in Read more

We have mobile devices - now what?

We have mobile devices – now what?

Creating a Content Strategy for Mobile Devices in the Classroom – is a comprehensive document by Karen Mahon which starts with the question many schools which have invested in the purchase of mobile devices: “We have the mobile devices, so now what?” Regardless of whether a school purchases devices or incorporates personally-owned devices in a BYOD environment the document sets out Read more

Creating a Scavenger Hunt for use with Mobile Devices

Creating a Scavenger Hunt for use with Mobile Devices

Create a Mobile Learning Scavenger Hunt  – this is a post describing the use of an app (available on Apple or Android mobile devices) for participants to locate specified information, or undertake certain tasks in a given location. This particular post describes the use at an education event where the tasks set out via the Read more

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