Tuesday, July 31, 2012

An App a day...

July 31, 2012
iTooch Math .......$5.99   Lite version FREE
iTooch Math
This app was great to use for math practice and quizzes for the students. I teach 6th grade, but I found that the 5th grade app matched our current curriculum ( may differ with Common Core). There is a practice mode and quiz mode. I would allow the kids to practice until they thought they were ready for test. Once they score popped up, I had them take a screen shot and email it to me. Some days I would tell the kids what to work on, other days, I allowed them to pick what they would like to work on.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

An App A Day on a teacher's Pay!

A+ Signature lite...Free/ Full version ......$1.99

A+ Signature
I had this on my teacher iPad. I used it to take pictures on my iPad and edit them. My grade level teachers and I chose individual pictures of our students and added sayings (Testing Rock Star, Star Tester) and decorative "stickers" (music notes, stars). We then hung the pictures on their lockers to help get our kids motivated for testing. This was a very easy app to use. The difference between the lite and full version is the amount of items you can add to the picture. I wanted writing and "Stickers", so I purchased the full version.

Monday, July 16, 2012

An App a Day on a teacher's Pay!

Stick Pick...$2.99
Stick Pick
Yes, I have the "old school" can with a craft stick for each kid.

 I found this app half way through the year and the kids loved it. It is very similar to the "random generator" on my smart board, but I can have it in my hands at all times with my iPad. You can create multiple classes and even assign the types of question stems you would like that student to get. (I usually ask my whole class question and then maybe add a follow up for that student with the stems). I love the way it even has sound effects, like the sticks are rattling around in the can......oh yeah and sticks do not "mysteriously" disappear because someone does not want to answer any questions. :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

An App A day on A teacher's Pay!

July 7, 2012......FREE
I know there are some other apps out there just like this, but this is FREE! I did not have this on my class iPads, but I use it daily and could see it being used a lot by kids in class. It is like typing on the note pad, but it helps you create a "sticky" note right on your home page of your iPad.

Once the note is created, Bug Me will tell you to open it in Safari. Once you do that, you just add to your home page. (In tool bar of Safari, touch arrow coming out of square button, and then click on "add to home screen).  You then have a sticky note to create to do lists, notes, or any type of reminder. Just hold down and delete when you are finished!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An app a day on a teacher's pay!

July4, 2012.... Free

This app was originally a great find. It allows Flash content to be seen on an iPad. My kids were super excited, and so was our tech department, because it is filtered. The problems we noticed is that it can run slow and not all games function properly. My kids still used it a lot. They are able to access Facebook, so that requires monitoring. My class was really good about knowing and following iPad rules, so Facebook was not a problem..... Any way we had Edmodo, which they liked better!

Monday, July 2, 2012

An app a Day on a teacher's pay

July 2, 2012....free... Teacher iPad only

I like to think that I am a very organized person, but I do not carry around all my passwords. I found this app,Keeper, to help me. I have lots of school passwords for websites and this app helps me keep them all safe and they go where ever my iPad goes. They only trouble is.... Make sure you do not forget the password to Password Keeper!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

An App A day On a teacher's Pay!

June 30, 2012....$2.99
Strip Designer

This is a great fun way for the kids to create a project to "show What they know". My class did some great comic strips to show the different transformations of shapes. 

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