If you have ever wished to ditch your giant SMART Board for a new model, well Educreations makes is possible! Educreations is a iPad app the puts the power of a interactive projector in your hand. You can create presentations that show your writings/drawings and features your voice! All these presentations are stored online and can be made easily accessible via a URL or share it to your entire school, or heck, the world!
This app also makes having just a few iPads in your classroom a possibility. For example, a elementary reading teacher could create a store and then pass the iPad around. The students could record their voices over the top of each slide. Or a History teacher could place a picture of historical locations/people on each slide and then have students voice over why that place or person is important.
Oh, did I also mention there are many pre-made Educreations you could share with students? Check out the gallery of pre-made presentations on Educreations.com
BONUS: Check out this Educreation my 4-year old son and I did titled: Robot vs Astronaut.
Remember the fun of rearranging those magnetic word poems on a friends fridge to make humorous sayings? Well the fun can continue with Word Mover for the iPad! Students can create separate accounts on one iPad to make poems using random words or input words you have instructed them too. Students can then save them as a photo, email them, or print them.
This app could be used to help students form sentences, phrases, show understanding, or for the creative math teacher, word problems!
Word Mover is from the National Council of Teachers of English, who are the same people who bring you the awesome website www.readwritethink.org. The app is also free!
MyScript Calculator allows you or a student to perform all the functions of a calculator using honest to goodness handwriting.
Now you may be thinking, "I'll show this app, I am going to find the cosine of this hypotenuse triangle. No way can it do that." Well, you are mistaken!
According to the App Store this bad boy can handle mathematical operations I haven't heard since my days sitting in Mr. Tass' Geometry class. Below you can see all the supported operators:
• Basic operations: +, -, ×, ÷, /
• Powers, Roots, Exponentials: 7², √, ∛, e³
• Misc. Operations: %, |5|, 3!
• Brackets: ( )
• Trigonometry: cos, sin, tan, cot, cosh, sinh, tanh
• Inverse trigonometry: acos, asin, atan
• Logarithms: ln, log
• Constants: π, e, phi.