I’m So Appy!

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?



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