Another 10 Must Have Apps for the classroom

Want 'more' iPad apps for your classroom, then this course is for you. We’ll explore 10 fantastic, must have apps that will bring your classroom into the 21st Century.
Target Audience
Educators at any level and Support Staff
3 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

I created the first ‘10 must have apps in the classroom’ course out of a desire to provide teachers with some foundation apps to build confidence using apps and technology in their classroom.

This course is the ‘another’ 10 must have apps in the classroom.

The latest research tells us that teachers are more likely to use technology when they feel confident in what they are doing. Teachers want to know what to do with apps and how they can integrate them into their daily lessons. Teachers want to know how to ‘teach’ using the apps; and how their students can use the apps to demonstrate their learning. The next ten apps course will give you 10 apps to add to your technology ‘armor’. You don’t have to do the previous 10 apps course to do this one.

Audience

Educators at any level and Support Staff

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

You will be required to use an iPad during this course.
We are looking at 10 apps during this course, but it is up to you if you purchase the apps or not. I will be providing links and videos so that you can see what the apps are like.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Module One: Introduction

30 minutes

How this unit works
What to expect

Videos, Online Resources

Module Two: Apps that can be used across the Curriculum

1 hour and 15 minutes

During this section of the course we will be exploring apps that can be used across the Curriculum and why it is beneficial to integrate apps that familiar, easy to use and interactive.

When students become familiar with the resources, especially the technology then they are more likely to be motivated and engaged in the lesson.

Online Learning, videos, activities.

Module Three: Art & Creative Apps

1 hour

The two apps we will explore in this session are:
Drawing desk
PS Touch

What are the benefit of art apps in the classroom?
Learn about the versatility and ease of use of these apps
We will learn how to use these apps across many subject areas.
Also become familiar with integrating photos, being able to manipulate the media and use photos in a variety of ways.

Videos, Online learning & Activities

Module Four: Writing, Note-taking & Annotating Apps

1 hour and 15 minutes

This is a very big Module as it covers four of the most powerful apps that you can use in your classroom. All of these writing apps can be used not only in language arts, literacy and literature but across many curriculum areas as well.

The apps explored are:

Sling note
Scribble Press
Notability
Book Creator

Sling Note allows you to read a web page and take notes at the same time. This is an essential resource to have in 21st Century learning.
Scribble Press can be used for diary writing, general writing, creative writing, poetry and so much more. Has a lot of fantastic tools inbuilt into the app so that students can be creative with their work.
Notability is an excellent app that can used to annotate PDFs, Word Documents and Powerpoints. Another great resource for students.
Lastly, Book Creator is a ebook maker and allows students to create their own publishable ebooks.

Online Learning, videos, activities.

Module Five: Quiz Creating Apps

45 minutes

There are some great quiz making and quiz taking apps available. We will explore two in this session:
Study Blue
Socrative

These can be integrated into lessons and used in all curriculum areas. These are also great for Entry and Exit tickets.

Online Learning, videos, activities.

Module Six: Collaboration Apps

1 hour

Using technology opens up the classroom to collaboration like never before. We will be looking at Padlet & All Draw Pro to learn how to use these apps for group lessons, classroom collaboration, peer tutoring & mindmapping.

Online Learning, videos, activities.

Module Seven: Conclusion

15 minutes

Summary
Reflection

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Another 10 Must Have Apps for the classroom
by Leesa Cuthbert on 10/10/2017

Some great apps to use. I found some were more useful towards primary school and artistic/creative classes, whereas I was more looking for high school apps. I found some difficult, but that was more due to my complete inexperience in using apps before so I struggled. Some feedback was a little slow in coming, otherwise it was a good course to come up with ideas for class. It does rely on your school having the available resources in sufficient supply for students to use.

Another 10 Must Have Apps for the classroom
by Sarita Bhatia on 28/09/2017

The course was excellent. I was a bit scared to join it as I was not sure whether I will be able to do it or not. But I found it to be very good and it had easy to follow instructions. All the material was easily accessible. The support was very good. Online courses are the future of the Teacher Training. I have also gained confidence for doing future Online Technology course. I have learnt a number of iPad apps which I will use for the benefit of my students. The course can be accessed again at my convenience to revise the steps.Thank you Katrina and Gabrielle
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Another 10 Must Have Apps for the classroom
by Christopher Clapp on 04/09/2017

A great course in and of itself and a wonderful follow up to IPads in the primary classroom. The content, tutorials, activities, and feedback left me confident that I can integrate these apps into my classroom and students work and help them achieve their outcomes in a highly engaging and relevant manner. Highlights for me were the SlingNote and Socrative modules. After reviewing the content and feedback and discussions with Karina and others in the course I will be using most of the apps covered in the course. Of most use were the collaborative apps: Padlet and AllDraw. I hope that I have already conveyed a sense of appreciation throughout the various posts in this course but once again thank you. The apps in my grab bag will prove highly beneficial to my students and self and am looking forward to gaining more experience with them in the upcoming term and next year. I now have a few more rabbits to pull out of my proverbial hat and new tricks up my sleeve.


About the team


Karina Barley

Creator

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.


This course is FREE with Online Subscription

Creator

If you hold a current TTA Subscription you can enrol into this course for free. To learn more, visit tta.edu.au/go/subscription

Please review the course details to learn how many PD hours this course contributes.