Here are some examples of other Tech and Apps that are used in various subjects!
Paper 53 is an app which is used mostly in Art in Lagan College but can be used in a wide variety of subjects. It is used to capture and connect pupils notes, photos, and sketches. It can also create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease
Inspiration is a superb mind mapping tool. It allows you to create digital mind maps in fun, colourful ways making the learning much more active and creative. There is also a full list of templates and a library of useful graphics to choose from.
Note: Unlike most of the apps listed here there is a cost to this app for students, but it is highly recommended for revision, especially at GCSE and A Level
Strip Designer is a highly creative app that helps to make learning personal and fun. It is essentially a comic strip creator for the iPad. It provides Comic templates and allows you to take and input photos or images and then add captions. This is great for subjects like History or English where stories can be retold by the pupils through the use of the iPad
Show Me is a very easy to use interactive app that is often used in class for pupil interaction and to illustrate understanding and key ideas. It is essentially an interactive whiteboard on the iPad which pupils can use to write on with their finger or stylus. In this way they can show answers to questions or draw diagrams. It is also possible to record helping pupils create videos of tasks
Imagine a way of interacting with your class through a fun interactive quiz which tests their knowledge in a fun way. Kahoot is such an app.
Teachers can create quizzes, perhaps to test their knowledge of a topic or recap a lesson. The pupils can see the quiz at the front of the room on the board and can 'join' the quiz. Each question comes up allowing them to answer both correctly and the fastest. The results are then collated. Pupils LOVE this app- A great way to learn!
Desmos is an app which is very well used in Maths classes. It allows young people the ability to plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate graphs, and more -- all for free. It is essentially a highly interactive graphing calculator. The calculator can instantly plot any equation. Its a very intuitive app and helps make Maths fun.
Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more. This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool which helps to make learning easy and fun
iMovie is a very popular app allowing young people to create and edit their own movies or trailers. It leads to some very creative learning and helps engage pupils in topics. A subject like History for example could create a News report on the Black Death or the assassination of President Kennedy. This can bring subjects to life and teach pupils fantastic creative skills.