So glad to be part of ISTE's Conference Ning once again! My name is Naomi Harm - I am looking forward to the many networking opportunities before, during and after this year's tech conference!
And on that positive note- "Yes- I Have An App For That" discussion has been added to share and showcase your favorite apps for education. What are those "must have apps" that inspire your daily activities and routines or are most benficlail to aid in your day-to-day productivity and efficiency? To assist my organizational efforts I curate my app listing through Scoop.it to stay on top of my game. http://www.scoop.it/t/appy-hour-with-apps-to-rock-your-edtech-world Or I collaborate with others through the Twitter hastags of #ipaded and #edapps through Twitter to discover, explore and learn from global edtech leaders such as yourselves.
I am looking forward to learning with you on this educational app quest together- virtually- until we can meet face to face at ISTE 2012!
Thanks for sharing this resource. I will be sure to bookmark this!
Also, has anyone implemented the nearpod app?
Nearpod looks like a fun app. If you have a Smart Response set, you can however, install the Smart Response VE software that would allow your iOS devices to connect through an internet browser (The Smart Response receiver would be needed to activate the product). It doesn't show the lesson, but it does allow for the kids to login and take a quiz while you teach from your smart board. I found it was great because there are tons of Smart Response lessons on the Smart Exchange website to help you get started.
Love it! I recently gave a symposium at DLI called "App"etite for E-Learning," so I'll be sure to add a few of these into my next training. Almost all of our students have smartphones, but they're not allowed to use them during class time. I tailored the list to ESL / ESP-related apps and ESL dictionaries that students can use after duty hours, but I'm always on the lookout for more!
Defense Language Institute
Hi Sarah- I too just came across some great iPad listings of apps- thanks for sharing the App"etite for E-Learning. here is a great list I just came across today in support of ESL in the classroom with mobile technologies http://www.squidoo.com/free-esl-apps I an no way mean to sound self-serving, but further investigation on this site- I see they have embedded my global webinar preso titled "Transforming Classroom Practice with iPad Content Integration." This will provide you with more ideas for your elementary students. This Squidoo curated site is also supported by Shambles- a remarkable and credible educator with great resources always to share and many others, where they are providing 24 iPad apps, the overview of their potential educational impact.
Hope this was useful to you and extends your learning today!
Apps are certainly a major part of the educational landscape now. Scoop.it is a great tool to keep on top of what is on offer, yours is well curated Naomi. In the interests of sharing here is a link to my wiki on iPads http://ipadcentral.wikispaces.com I find sites that present large lists of apps pretty useless, I am sifting through these apps and only present the best on my site as well as information on iPad implementation. It's an ongoing project with more to come.
Thanks Kel for sharing your expertise! I will check out the http://ipadcentral.wikispaces.com and check out the latest resource this wiki has to offer.
Here are some of the ESL/ESP-related apps I presented at my hands-on "App"etite for e-Learning symposium. If you have other ESL/ESP/aviation-related apps that you've found to be effective in your classrooms, I'd love to hear about it!
Sarah Hodge, Defense Language Institute