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Technology Tools

iPad Resources iPad Resources iPad Resources iPad Resources Flexible Technologies:

 

 

Using Flexible Technology to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

 

Remember to Include:

 

  • Choice, Challenge, Novelty

 

 

  • Make sure all of your choices are connected and are relevant to the learner 

 

 

Multiple ways to represent information

Mentor Mob

http://www.mentormob.com/learn/playlists/what-is-project-based-learning#embed

 

Vocaroo

Vocaroo - The premier voice recording service. Record and post or email your voice.

Blabberize

Blabberize animates photos and turns them into talking heads.

Screencast-o-matic

Screencast-O-Matic is the original online screen recorder for one-click recording from your browser on Windows, Mac, or Linux with no install for FREE!

Voki

Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

Lit2Go

Mp3 chapters from classic books.

Illuminations

106 online activities that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home

Google Forms

Turn a spreadsheet into a data collector and then review and analyze the data.

 

On the iPad

ScreenChomp: Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly. Share a great idea... Explain a tricky concept... Help kids with their homework...  free

ShowMe: Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.  free

Doddle Buddy: Uber simple and fun! Loads of choices; markers, chalk, and glitter pen, awesome colors, stamps and backgrounds, including from your photo library. An app that can do so much and can be applied across any subject area. Here’s a How To video that reviews the cool app. Also, here’s one 5th grade math example from Tech Chef 4 U using Doodle Buddy in the classroom, Doodle Zoo. free

Explain Everything: lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad 2 (and the new iPad) video display.    $2.99

Book Creator The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, share via email, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. $4.99

Alternatives to text/Leveled Text

YouTube

Teacher Tube

Digital Text

Text in a digital format that you can read on your computer or transform into audio

Read Please

Reads any text you see on your screen - all purpose text-to-speech software.

Natural Reader

NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. It converts any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words and can also convert any  written text into audio files such as MP3.

Discovery Education

Engage students through dynamic curricular resources like video clips and lesson plans.

NetTrekker Via LearnPort

Searchable content at a variety of reading levels with built-in text to speech.

Windows to the Universe

Science website written at multiple reading levels.

Ben's Guide to US Government

Government website written at multiple reading levels.

Lit2Go

Mp3 chapters from classic books.

Okapi

Type or paste text into the form and submit. In a short time, OKAPI! will return formatted readability analysis.

 

Support for text comprehension

Diigo

Collect, highlight, annotate and remember.

Wordle

Using Wordle in the Classroom

Readability

Readability is a web & mobile app that zaps online clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view. No matter where you are or what device you use, your reading will be there.

Spark Notes

On-line cliff notes. When your books don't make sense, we do.  

Highlighter Tape

Removable alternative to highlighter pens for all kinds of valuable permanent documents.

 

on the iPad

Book Creator  create iBooks, right on the iPad.  $4.99

In the new Operating System

Definitions, Speak Selection, Notes

 

Conspicuous support for learning new strategies/ideas

Inspiration

Gliffy

Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!

Remember the Milk

Manage task, checklists etc from website, phone, email etc.

Guided Notes

Guided notes help students attend to important concepts. They can be used when the teacher is presenting new content, or they can be used as study guides. When guided notes are created in a word processing document, they can be easily “leveled” to provide instructional scaffolding.

Evernote

Capture everything, share ideas. Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your notable life using your computer, phone, and the web.

Livebinder

3 ring binder for the web.

 

Apps for Students with Special Needs - A collection of apps to support the individual needs of students

www.apps4specialeducation.com

Mechanism for rapid feedback to learners

eClicker App

Turns your iPod touch into a classroom response system.

Poll Everywhere

Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time

Cramberry (online and app

Using an algorithm based on the Leitner system of flash card studying, Cramberry presents cards at intervals for maximum retention.

Low Tech Strategies

Coach's Eye:(app)

Video capture with slow-motion review, drawing tools, and simple sharing. $4.99

 

Quizlet with Images http://quizlet.com

 

on the iPad

Quizlet Apps:

Quizard http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quizard/id366279755?mt=8

A+Flashcard Pro http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a+-flashcards-pro/id395248242?mt=8

Multiple ways for students to show what they know

Presentation and Product

Animoto

Turn your photos, video clips, and music into video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free and shockingly easy.

Glogster

Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic!
http://blanchardr.edu.glogster.com/volcanos-of-all-kinds/
http://grandmasue.edu.glogster.com/student-sample-scatterplot-4687/

Blabberize

Blabberize animates photos and turns them into talking heads.

UJAM

Sing a tune or follow a simple step-by-step process to produce a professional-sounding , impressive piece of music.

Voicethread

Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting

Weebly

Weebly has an easy, drag & drop interface to create your own website. It's free, powerful, and professional.

ToonDoo

ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool that allows you to create your own cool comic strips with just a few drag ‘n drops ‘n mouse clicks!

Story Creator

For teachers looking for a creative way to inspire reluctant writers to create narratives.

Museum Box http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

 

on the iPad

VoiceThread: Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen.  Accessible from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.  free

 

ScreenChomp: Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly. Share a great idea... Explain a tricky concept... Help kids with their homework...  free

ShowMe: Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.  free

Doddle Buddy: Uber simple and fun! Loads of choices; markers, chalk, and glitter pen, awesome colors, stamps and backgrounds, including from your photo library. An app that can do so much and can be applied across any subject area. Here’s a How To video that reviews the cool app. Also, here’s one 5th grade math example from Tech Chef 4 U using Doodle Buddy in the classroom, Doodle Zoo. free

Explain Everything: lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad 2 (and the new iPad) video display.    $2.99

More About ScreenCasting Apps: This is a great blog post comparing screencasting Apps.

 

Active student-centered methods

Google Earth

Google Lit Trips

Plotted three-dimension versions of the journeys made in  novels such as The Grapes of Wrath, Candide, Macbeth, The Aeneid, and others novels via Google Earth.

Illuminations

106 online activities that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home

Phet manipulatives

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.

Survey Gizmo

SurveyGizmo is an online survey tool designed by researchers and marketers to be ideal for your needs.

 

Tech Tools to Support Vocabulary Development

Quizlet with Images http://quizlet.com

One Click Answers
Dictionary ToolTip http://www.dictionarytip.com/

 

on the iPad

Quizlet Apps: Quizard http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quizard/id366279755?mt=8

A+Flashcard Pro http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a+-flashcards-pro/id395248242?mt=8

 

 

 

Examples:

Glogster

Animoto

ujam

37185_UJAM_Session(2).mp3

voki

wordle

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