Ways that iPod Touches could be used in the school.

Teachers need to start thinking about them as being extra computers in the classroom.

You may need to install/purchase more apps to make them more functional, below is a list of apps and how they can be used in the classroom.

App

Price

How

Notes

already installed

Practising spelling words

Drafting stories (then email to teacher)

Paste notes from research

Google Docs

Free

Drafting, Editing, Recording information

Google Slides

Free

Edit, create slideshows

iMovie

$6.49

Make movies from footage taken with Camera App

Make trailers for Books

Use the trailer software to publish a story

Camera already installed

Use in maths to take photos of shapes for Geometry

Maths: take photos of all the sets of 5 you can make

Reading: Grab some friends and practice a play, use the camera app to record your acting

Speeches: Record yourself saying your speech, critique

 

QR code reader

Free

Create treasure hunts with QR codes in maths where they have to solve a problem before they find out where the next QR code is

Add QR codes to books, stories etc that might lead to a related website or comprehension questions

Lots of different ideas here

Google Drive

Free

Use Google Docs

Draft and publish writing

Collect research notes

Kindle

Free

Download kids books from Amazon and use the note feature for asking questions, setting tasks, prompting students to look up words

iBooks

Already installed

There is now a NZ bookstore so you can buy books. Gives you multiple choices of how to highlight text and allows you to copy text as well.

You can make e-Books out of Wikipedia pages that can be put into iBooks

PDF files can stored in iBooks and reads like a book

Mac computers can use iBook Author to make very complex multimedia books that can be viewed in iBooks

Voice Memo

Already installed

Record yourself reading a story and then send via email to the teacher

Skype

Free

Call or text

  • an expert and ask questions
  • survey people
  • talk to another classroom
  • say your speech or read your story to younger viewers

NZ Herald

Free

Students check the news headlines and report what has been happening in the world back to the class

Pages

$13.99 or Free

Publishing

Presenting

Collating information from Safari

Keynote

 $13.99 or Free

Publishing

Presenting

Numbers

$12.99

Graphs, calculations

Evernote

Free

Create text, photo and audio notes. Store clips from webpages.

 

Skitch

Free

Annotate maps and websites, shares directly to Evernote

Pic Collage

Free

Make a collage of your photos, add text and save it as one photo. Great app for making posters

Thinglink

Free

Interactive presentation, add text, pictures and movies

Geoboard

Free

Geometry and Fractions

Number Rack

Free 

Use number rack to solve problems

Sockpuppets

Free or $4.99

Record your voice, speeches, read with a buddy

Comic Life

$6.49

Create Comics and posters

Google Classroom

Free

Access assignments

Fotobabble

Free

Add a photo and then add your voice explaining the photo

Puppet Pals

Free or $2.59

Make a play with the background and characters. With the full version take photos of yourself and turn them into puppets

Puppet Pals 2

Free or $7.49

Make a play with the background and animated characters

Prezi

Free

Create presentations

Bee-Bot

Free or $1.29

Do some coding

Light-Bot

Free or $3.79

Do some coding

Toontastic Jr

Free

Make a slideshow

Notability

$4.99

Take notes

Tellagami

Free

Make a presentation

Explain Everything

$3.79

Explain your learning

Bitstrips

Free

Make comics

Mindmup

Free

Make mindmaps