Resources from a Panel Session at ISTE 2011Panelists:
- Yvonne Andres
- Hall Davidson
- Steve Dembo
- Wesley Fryer
- Carol Telteiman
- David Warlick
Video on Demand of this Session is here: http://goo.gl/VmJFI
Apps Shared by the Panel:
Your curriculum says "The students will explore the
structure of the leaf." This requires a microscope, but your last
microscope bit the dust last year... your students need to see this with
their own eyes, is there an app for that?
Superglue+cheap cell case+$5 microscope from Amazon
You are teaching elementary math and feeling some
students are challenged. You have heard teaching is a good way to learn.
If only students could create short tutorials and share these with
others... is there an app for that?
The world is a BIG place... sometimes it take a lot of
pictures to capture the entire scene... I need an app for putting my 14
pictures of Philadelphia City Hall together into one image... is there
an app for that?
In your elementary class you have some students who
really need to express themselves through music, art and singing... you
need a simple easy way to harness their energy and have them explore
this creative outlet. Is there an app for that?
You are so excited about the possibilities of interactive
video conferencing...BUT you have a specific video conferencing system
and the scientist you want to conference with only has a webcam in his
cave... how can two "unconnectable" systems communicate with each other?
Is there an app for that?
You're taking your HS students to a HUGE museum to work
on their group research projects... you know that they need to divide
and conquer in order to glean as much information for their work as
possible. They need an app which will let them share information as they
discover it, ask questions of each other and pool information and
resources for later... Is there an app for that?
You are on the road with your traveling high school
tennis team, returning from matches in a neighboring district. Your
players are excited to share a story about the matches and you want
their peers and parents to learn about it as soon as possible....and be
able to add their own comments... you open your iPad and.... is there an
app for that?
You have students who need a little help with a popular
website. They struggle with finding features or finding the specific
part of the website they are to use... how can you share this website
with them in some sort of visual way so they can SEE where to click and
understand the site better? Oh, did I mention that you only have your
iPad available? Is there an app for that?
SlingNote (now 2.99)
A great field trip. Your mobile device's digital camera
is almost bursting with fabulous images. You need a way to create a SAFE
place for students and parents and School Board Members to see the
action... but you don't want to give up your weekend or send them to
some site where others also store images... you want safe, focused
access... for free! Is there an app for that?
You have wandered off the beaten path and are in an
unknown area and suddenly you notice all the signs are in another
language... you don't have anyone in your group who reads this
language... how will you translate the signs as you drive down the road,
hopefully on the correct side of the road, you need something quick and
accurate... is there an app for that?
Your students are reluctant writers... your curriculum
says to focus on story structure and tone. They (and you) are a bit
bored with your tried-and-true methods. You need something to brighten
their eyes and renew their effort and interest in this important
curriculum... is there an app for that?
"Everyone" says students need to publish... I have ELL
learners who need opportunities to publish to multiple platforms. They
need multimedia and lots and lots of text and images to support their
growing vocabularies... is there an app for that?
Your students are working hard to gain fluency in reading
and improved writing skills. How can you capture their writing in their
own voices and make them available for reflection or as a part of a
portfolio? Is there an app for that?
You are gathering great resources for your students but
now you need to put them all together in one place, but theme,
curriculum topic, or purpose... who has time to create a website? Maybe
there is a better way to make an advertising-free multimedia flash
website... is there an app for that?
Creating personalized fonts...