January 19, 2016
It’s too early to talk about the use of wearable technology in education but the buzz Apple Watch is making within education circles heralds a promising future for a potential integration of this device in mainstream education. Early adopters have already been tinkering with the different possibilities to use Apple Watch for educational purposes and have come up with some interesting ideas. For instance, Maureen Yoder talks about 5 ways to use Apple Watch in class, Paul Hamilton demonstrates how to use Apple Watch to collect students data and observations in a particular learning activity and automatically sync them to Google Sheet, Brightspark has these handy tips to help you better integrate Apple watch in your teaching, and Courtney Pepe explains some of the ways to use Apple Watch to spark creativity in special-ed classrooms. In addition to these resources, we have also curated this short list featuring some good educational apps for teachers using Apple Watch.
This is definitely a great app for taking notes and syncing them across various devices. It also allows you to create checklists and to-do’s, clip content from anywhere on the web, organize notes using tags and many more.
‘eduClipper is an easy to use social learning platform that allows teachers to create and share dynamic content, leave meaningful feedback on student assignments, and allows learners to capture and track their academic growth and achievement over time in digital learning portfolios.’
‘Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share and complete your to-dos. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your to-dos from anywhere.’
5- Just Press Record
‘Just Press Record is a simple, professional audio recorder that instantly syncs your recordings across all your devices.’
6- Google Maps
‘The Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.’
Place is a powerful calculator to use on your Apple watch.’ It includes an optional RPN mode and multi-line display, a choice of button layouts, an extensive set of unit conversions and constants, a paper tape, multiple undo and redo, engineering and scientific notation, as well as support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations.’
This is one of the best translator apps out there. It supports over 90 languages and uses both voice and text translations.
This app is great for team communication. It offers a variety of handy features that include:real time messaging, file sharing,one-to-one and group conversations, powerful search and archiving, inline images and video, instant syncing across several devices…etc
‘Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. it provides a mobile-optimized text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Instapaper also enhances the standard reading experience with features like text-to-speech, which can be controlled via the Apple Watch.’
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