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In the June Archive newsletter a request was made for teachers to share their favorite apps. What are some of your favorites and what makes them great?

This thread was posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:38 PM ET by Miranda Byse.
  |   6 Replies   |   Last on 7/9/2013 at 2:53 PM ET
Re: Apps for the Classroom

I learned about Nearpod from an Edutopia newsletter.  It's an engaging, interactive multimedia presentation app that allows you (presenter/teacher) to use existing PowerPoint presentations and embed questions, surveys, and polls so that your audience (students) are engaged.  The teacher controls the presentation from a computer or iPad, and students log-in to view and participate using an idevice.  I used the app for the first time during a professional development presentation.  Participants were asked to download the student version of the app on their Smartphones or iPads prior to attending the workshop.  It was sooo cool!!!  Here's the link http://www.nearpod.com/  for more details.

This was posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM ET by Tonya Smith.
Re: Re: Apps for the Classroom

Is this app free for both students and teachers?  Our school is implementing iPads for all students starting next year and I am really looking for some ways to use them in a meaningful manner.

This was posted on June 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM ET by Georgia Everett.
Re: Re: Re: Apps for the Classroom

Yes, it's free and includes a tutorial.  It'll take some practice, but has awesome potential.

This was posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM ET by Tonya Smith.
Re: Apps for the Classroom

Does anyone here use Pinterest? It seems like it could be a good place to find and share teaching ideas although I do get distracted by the craft pins...

This was posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM ET by Miranda Byse.
Re: Re: Apps for the Classroom

I have not used Pininterest in the classroom.  What are some ways you suggest using it?  I have discovered TeacherpayTeacher, although I couldn't find it as an app, as a great resource.

This was posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:44 PM ET by Rebecca Evans.
Re: Re: Re: Apps for the Classroom

I've only used Pinterest for finding classroom ideas such as activities and projects. Maybe it could be used in the classroom to display class projects throughout a semester?

This was posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:53 PM ET by Miranda Byse.