iPad workflows are really important to learning. Student work doesn’t often happen within just the one App. We need to be able to connect the work created in one App to enable us to develop it further within another. Last night I met up with @joedale and we had a bit of an ‘App off’ and in our discussions, I mentioned an App called Figure (69p) made by the Propellerheads of ‘Reason‘ fame and excellent producers:
I love the Figure app, not so much for learning but as a music lover, I find it a great little App for playing with sounds and music and generating ideas. I brought up an excellent screencast I had recently seen by Julian Coultas (@digitalroadtrip) on workflow between Figure, Garageband (£2.99) and Bossjock Studio (£6.99).
While Joe and I were talking about this, I showed him my Soundcloud account because there’s great opportunities for sharing in the Figure app for going straight in to Soundcloud. We laughed at a recent Mickey Mouse Clubhouse remix I had made on Figure for my son. Whilst on the topic of Soundcloud too, can I give it a big thumbs up? It’s a great place for saving / sharing audio such as:
- Radio shows
- and much more
The conversation then moved on to another great app I came across recently called ‘Posts‘ because whilst a really good iPad WordPress/Blogger blogging tool many people had avoided it due to its £6.99 price tag – it’s now FREE! Joe asked the question; “can you embed stuff on the pages?”, because the editor allows you to easily access both the HTML and the rich text front end. I didn’t know. So we tried and we blogged the original post you can see below that this post has become with the successfully embedded Soundcloud / Mickey Mouse track.
It’s great! Moving things from one App to the other is getting increasingly more easy on the iPad and the winners are the users and in our case, very thankfully, the students and their learning.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Joe for a great night last night too. As someone who knows the odd App or two, it is always refreshing to get a complete whooping when it comes to great App ideas. Joe really knows his stuff and we had a cracking, albeit late o’clock by the time we packed up, night. Thanks Joe!
>>>>>> here’s the original post below >>>>>>
Let’s see if this works!?