I am so “appy” I am learning about new apps to use in my classroom this fall. In a few short weeks, I will get to meet my new 8th graders AND each and every one of them will have an iPad! I love technology, and the way it “levels the playing field”. All of these amazing apps are being created daily, and no one has a monopoly on this kind of know-how. It is so important that teachers work together and share the goodies we find. There are so many great resources out there, it’s overwhelming!
Here are a few apps I can’t wait to try:
Socrative – Goodbye “clickers”! Hello to instant feedback and student-generated data that shows up in my inbox!
Qrafter – No more writing obscure URLs on the board for students to type… and retype when they goof! Students “zap” codes that instantly take them to a website, document, or whatever you want!
Chirp – A colleague (thanks Emily!) shared this with me today, and I just about lost my mind! Chirp makes a custom sound that other mobile devices “hear.” The sound is linked to a URL, document, etc. similar to the way QR codes work… but sound activated instead. I am telling you, you have to see it to believe it! SO COOL!!!!
Please! Share more apps with me! Have you found an app that is so classroom-friendly you can’t wait to try it?