As we build up for the HSC Exams, I’ve been reviewing my app library to send to teachers and students the apps that will help out. Don’t forget Socrative:https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/student-clicker-socrative/id477618130?mt=8(Free student version) and Teacher Version (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/teacher-clicker-socrative/id477620120?mt=8) This is a student response system where you can create quizzes, etc for students that they have to answer in class (self marking!)
For more detailed type questions: Eclicker https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/student-clicker-socrative/id477618130?mt=8 (Teacher Version…expensive at its almost $20 mark, but a one off purchase) and Student Version (free) https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/eclicker-audience/id520556451?mt=8
Explain everything is simply my favourite teaching app. This app is essentially a whiteboard app that allows you to record, however, you can also download images, pdfs or power points while you annotate and “talk to” them. A how to guide is here: http://www.morriscooke.com/?p=1045. One thing you can do while you are marking exams, is take a photo of student responses with your iPad, then use explain everything to give additional feedback (eghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KCtKhvlHbo).
Popplet is a brainstorming tool that is available https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/popplet/id374151636?mt=8 . This is a good app to show connections between concepts, or to do a summary of a topic.
Brainscape is a flashcard based app, but students can actually collaboratively edit the deck that you create. Students then study, and self-rate their confidence on each card. The app then uses a formula, based on brain research, that throws back the cards that students remember least in a patterned basis that is best for them to remember them. You can then view students statistics and ratings on the brains cape website. https://www.brainscape.com/ We run it as a competition…who has studied the most.
Self Control is a great mac app that will stop notifications from pushing to your computer, to help with those moments when you have to study (or finish year 9 reports) and just can’t stop hitting the “Reply” button when you get an email, leading to a task taking four times as long as it should. http://selfcontrolapp.com/