Because every students has a netboook, the demand for technology is high. Even our textbook is online! I like the idea of using the webcam or voice recorder to have student explain what they did.
I like all of the options in Thinkfinity, Not only is it great for a
single subject, but also for
interdisciplinary units. A great way to amp rigor and relevance. Awesome Note
Lite is a creative way to take notes based on themes. When using Thinkfinity
students can submit answers to activities to the teacher using various media
outlets. Students will have to share their notes with classmates on a specific
topic like author's background, literary elements addressed, theme,
Sock Puppets is a fun app for digital story telling. It is a Free
app that allows students to select backgrounds and add lip synced videos. This
is a fun tool to use with literature or when having students teach a specific
skill. The stations looks like students maybe contributing in Google docs and
copying info into sock puppets so that it may be synced with
Spell Checker is a free app for iPads/iPods. This is great way
to have another pair of eyes double heck your work before submitting. As far as
accountability, students should not submit work with any misspelled words. This
will look like a writing center where students will have to read what they have
submitted and be careful not to solely depend on the spell checker because we
all know that it does not catch all errors.
I can see students using
iTunes to create a playlist for a novel that we are reading or using iMovie to
create a video trailer for a novel/short story turned into a movie.