In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite a fan of the iPad (the Lollipop Nexus 9’s not too bad either). Not because of its design or because its by Apple or any of that, but because of its keen heritage in the learning arena. Any one who knows me will tell you that I am not one for using tech for tech’s sake, despite my evangelist moniker. Use of technology in a cross curricular sense should be measured and done with consideration for the best potential learning outcomes.
With all that said, I’ve been doing this for quite some time now and I thought it time that I shared some of the Apps that have stuck by me or have struck me for their ease of use and impact upon learning in the classroom.
Rather than blog about each one however or write in depth about each one either, I’ve done this in the form of a small poster, with the apps icons on.
My periodic table of Apps that I developed from Sean Junkins’ original is always well received however it really is a bit on the large size. This poster will feature Apps that hold stock in every classroom and can have an impact upon learning.
If you have any questions on any of them then please feel free to ask away in the comments.
Some folk have asked to know what the names of the different apps are so I’ve done an updated version of the poster below with the names on (although I prefer it without them so I’ve left both poster here).
Looks awesome. But I think I’m missing something… “I’ve done this in the form of a small poster, with the names of the apps and the icon to go with each of them as well.” I don’t know about half of these, and it’d really help me to have the name of the apps so I don’t have to start looking up icons?? Or have clickable links from an online version of this so I can look them up that way? Have I mis-understood or missed something?
Some new ones on me!!
What’s the one with RD logo? Q logo? The Lego one(I recognise, but can’t put my finger on it!) and the folded bird on the top row!
Strong list though!! Was considering something similar actually! Loving pingpong although it appears to have a bug in the new iOS!!
What bug have you noticed in PingPong S? I seriously love it. I’ve done a second version (not quite so pretty) with the names on now which is also in the post. Others I wanted to add include: Repix and Paper by 53.
It seems to crash when trying to host a room with a strange error code..didn’t before update..emailed the support, hope they fix quick!
Have you tried uninstalling the app and reinstalling it? It works for me.
Ah! Suddenly there are names! Awesome. (-:
That saved me a reply 🙂
Great list! I might suggest replacing Rhonna Designs with Canva. Great design app for all types of things!
I think I’d tend to agree although I do prefer to use the web version of Canva and again, if I’m going to do something of that magnitude I then defer to Photoshop. You are right though, because it’s not about me, it’s about the classroom and learning. If we’re comparing Canva with Rhonna though – have you used Grafio at all? Very nice indeed!
Thanks for taking the time to comment Kathy. Massive fan of your work!