Friday, November 26, 2010
As I attended NYSCATE this year I had a new focus. I searched for resources for primary reading of course. I attended sessions on iPod touches and iPads looking for ways to use them with my students. I don't have an iPad yet but I think that will be the item I"ll put on my budget for next year.
Here's what I found that I'm interested in purchasing for my classroom:
Puppet Pals for iPad also available for iPod Touch/Phone-Students could write a skit and then practice fluency when recording it on the iPod.
Doodle Buddy-free app for iPod Touch. Not too impressed yet.
Well, it's been a month since I attended NYSCATE and this post still isn't done. Let's see if get it done today.
Story Buddy-$2.99-this is an app for the iPad but I just searched and found there's Story Buddy Jr for the iPhone/iPod Touch. It looks very promising for young students to write, save and share stories via iBooks. I'll be purchasing this one to explore.
Flash Cards Deluxe $3.99-was mentioned as a great flash card app. Students are able to draw and record on the cards.
Comic Touch Lite-free-It looks like you can make comics out of photos by adding speech/thought bubbles and captions.
A few other links I found at the conference:
Dropbox-I have just recently started using Dropbox and love it for files I use at home and work. Many presenters mentioned that they use it for students to share files as well.
Fur.ly-shorten multilple urls into one.
New York State Reading Resource Center This website serves as a portal for up to date information on reading instruction. I need to spend some time here checking out all the resources!
DEVONThink -"designed to manage and keep in order all those disparate pieces of information so important to your work or studies." For me Dropbox and Evernote do a good job of organizing my information, but you might be interested in checking this out.