This hAPPy Friday comes from Lisa Johnson, the EdTech at WHS...ThingLink is a tool that allows you to upload a single photo and then link media on top of various portions of the photo. Also see the Thinglink website for more linking options. While this app is 12+ and not available on student iPads, t's a great FREE APP for teachers! Check out the App Integration Snapshot for more information, thanks Lisa!
This week's hAPPy Friday app is Bookabi. Bookabi is an app that lets children of all ages write and illustrate stories. Check out the App Integration Snapshot that Debbie Smith from Eanes Elementary created for this app. Included in this snapshot, you will find links to a video tutorial and to a List.ly list of Bookabi resources that Debbie has accumulated for you.
ABC Magnets HD is a digital version of the age old favorite alphabet fridge magnets. I am not sure if we will use this in Middle School, but just in case you think of a Each magnet comes in 6 different colors (e.g. red, green, blue, azure, pink, and yellow). Magnet size and sound effects can be managed in the settings. Multiple backgrounds are available as well. For tutorials and ideas for integrating ABC Magnets into your curriculum checkout the App Integration Snapshot. Thanks Lisa!
West Ridge's Ed Tech, Greg Garner brings us an overview of Pages. Everybody loves word processing especially on a mobile platform! Take a look at his App Integration Snapshot for tutorials and inspiration. Thanks, Greg!
Subtext allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills. Check out the Subtext App Integration Snapshot, Content Guide and a short overview video or this tutorial. Thanks to Janet Couvillion at Forest Trail for this week's hAPPy Friday.
Mr. Hooker takes a look at the new features of iOS7. He gives new ways to use it in your classroom. He also shows us two new features parents will love. Take a look at the App Integration Sheet here.
This week we are taking a look at Skitch. Skitch is a part of the Evernote family. You will find countless uses for it after you see it. I expect it is a "go to" app for many App-Smashes!! Skitch allows you to annotate pictures with words, shapes and easily integrates with your camera roll. Here is the hAAPy Friday Integration Sheet for more information.