Students test learning apps

These are both free and paid apps here. Some very interesting ones for the presentation category.

Full article here:

Top Ten List of KId Tested and approved Cool Apps for School

What Apps made the Top Ten  list of  cool  Apps?

Category 1: Settings  all kids shoud know

Accessbility features  under the general settings that control voice, size of font, gestures, etc.

Category 2: Homework agendas

My homework

iStudiez pro (there is a lite version, but the kids thought the pro version was worth paying for)

Category 3- Note taking and graphic organizer Apps

 3 way tie for note taking– Evernote, Notes, Noteability

graphic organizers

MindMeister

popplet lite

Catergory 4 Flash cards

Study Blue (loved that it works with Quizlet)

Notecards lite

Category 5 Research

Discovery Streaming (loved that the clips  already had citations and loved all the images for reports)

Easy Bib (how cool that you can take a picture of the bar code on the book and it creates a citation in MLA style)

Bump ( yes, it works with iPads and is a great way to share pictures for a group presentation

Category 6 collaboration and presentation

Collaboration:

Google Docs

Drop box

screen chomp

Good reader

Presentaion:

nearpod

socrative

quick graph

pages

Explain everything

Category 7 – study help

Discovery Education Streaming (loved the homework helper and motivation station)

Shakespeare in bits

Kahn Academy

Replay notes

overdrive

Category 8 Creativity

Skitch

Captions

KABAAM

Whiteboard

PhotoTropedelic

Category 9 –  A game for down time

Kick my Buddy ( not our pick but the kids love it)

On the last day of the class, the students had their ipad loaded and organized with tools they knew worked for them and also a google doc of other student app recommendations. If your school is going digital this year or you’ve just received a set of class iPads, I hope our student’s choices and kid approved school apps will help make your planning and  school iPad app selection easier. Good luck, and we wish you a good start to the new school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Maqsood

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