January 15, 2014
Below are some good apps that can facilitate your students collaboration in learning projects. The first 5 apps has been been featured in a slideshow created by Monica Burns from Class Tech Tips and are particularly useful for classes where there is only one iPad or where students have to share the same iPad. I have also added more apps that I personally think are idea for collaborative team work. Check out the titles below and have a look at the accompanying slide for more illustrations on how these apps are being used.
ScreenChomp is a grat tool for creating tutorials and flipped lessons. It provides a wide range of features including:
- Touch record to capture your touch interactions and audio instructions on a plain background, or an image from your iPad camera roll.
- Sketch out your ideas and talk the viewer through the “how” and “why” of it all.
- Stop and Share your video snack to ScreenChomp.com to generate a simple web link you can paste anywhere.
Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and record a screencast video you can easily save or share. Doceri does it all!
This is a collaborative whiteboard app that provides the following features :
• Lots of fun and colorful Stickers to make your drawings even more exciting!
• Add up to 3 photos to your canvas and decorate them with your imagination.
• When one person’s artistic skills aren’t quite enough, combine your painting abilities with Whiteboard!
• Easy-to-use paint- or graffiti-like interface.
• Two devices can draw on the same canvas simultaneously.
• Bonjour wireless networking over Wi-Fi or the Internet.
• Full-screen drawing.
• Adjustable marker width.
• “Brush” Preview to see what you’re getting before you start sketching.
• Designed for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
• Free! This is the Lite version of Whiteboard.
Instantly create hilarious movies to share with friends. Choose any face — photos of friends, celebrities, politicians or yourself — and record videos replacing their mouth (or entire face) with yours. Adjust the pitch of your voice and add music to complete your movie. Make any picture talk and share the laughs with friends.
Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. With over 7 million cartoons created in 200+ countries, parents and teachers rave about the app… and kids can’t stop creating!
These are the apps I added to Monica’s collection :
6- Explain Everything
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students’ iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula… Create an animated lesson… Add commentary to your photos… Diagram a sports play.
9- Bai Board
This is a collaborative whiteboard app that allows users to annotate collaboratively PDF documents and screenshare from iPad to web browser.
Edmodo makes a teacher’s daily life easier by providing a safe and easy way for teachers and students to engage and collaborate for free, anytime, anywhere.
12- Google Drive
Google Drive is one safe place for all your stuff. Upload photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device. Get going with up to 15GB of storage.