Now that we're moving into year three as a 1:1 iPad school, it has become a tradition to write a post on the tools with which we will start the year. Over the past two years, students had access to the App Store and downloaded anything they liked. As of June, the administration has decided to put the purchasing/downloading in the hands of the IT department, therefore, teachers were tasked to turn in their list of required apps for each class. Our deadline was a couple of days ago, so I'd like to share with you the apps that the French community of learners will be using in 2014-15. This year, I wanted to mention that I'm adding Duolinguo and Memrise -- two language games -- because there won't be as much competition with Flappy Bird and other such favorites, at least not on the tablets. Ha!
2014-2015 Required Apps :
Explain Everything (New)
Haiku Deck (New)
Shadow Puppet Edu (New)
StoryKit (French 2)
Twitter (French 2 and 3)
Pearson's eText (AP French)
Pre-Loaded Apps on All Devices:
What are your top tools for the classroom in 2014-15?
As always, I can have free apps pushed to the devices as I discover them over the course of the year, so please let me know if you use (a preferably versatile) one that is a must-have in your classroom.
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
Appy July, by the way! (Haha. I couldn't help myself.)