Imagine being able to create your own video that uses test, pictures, video, and even a green screen! Normally this is a very complicated process and not one must teachers would undertake. Well, with TouchCast it honestly couldn't be any simplier. TouchCast allows you with just a touch of your finger to create stunning videos to amaze your students and parents. This free app, yup, that's right, free, can allow your students to also create videos placing themselves in different parts of the country using the green screen feature, or students could film a science experiment and write their observations directly on the video!
Below this is a TouchCast I tried creating. Please be warned, it is a creepy up-close video of my face, so watch in a empty room so you do not frighten small children .
If you are looking for apps to use with a classroom with limited iPad access, Venn Diagram is the app for you! This app can allow your classroom to create Venn Diagrams with ease and make them look good too! Imagine you have a room full of students and one iPad hooked up via a Apple TV. You could pass the iPad around and have students add their thoughts while everyone can see the changes made via the projector.
This app can also be used by individual students to create diagrams and then share them via email or as a jpg.
When I was a young lad, I remember rushing through my vocab test in Mrs. Slade's English class so that I could have the chance to fill out one of the Mad Lib's she would have available. This habit eventually lead to some not so great vocab test scores, but boy, could I rock out some pretty sweet adjectives on the spot!
Well, now you can introduce your classroom and students to a new version of Mad Libs via the free app, SparkleFish. SparkleFish offers five different themed Mad Libs that ask the student for a word type, which the student then records. Once they have completed all the words, it reads the story to them while adding their own recorded words. Students are psyched when they hear their own voice and are actually excited to learn about nouns and verbs!
A bonus part of this app is that it has a huge list of suggestions for all the nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Even struggling students can succeed at this app and create imaginative stories with ease!
Flowboard is a free iPad app that allows you to create presentations that are not only visually appealing but also interactive! Within the app you can select from several pre-made template designs or go hog-wild and create your own. One of the most beneficial additions to the app is the ability to search Google Images from within the app! You can also add images directly saved on your iPad, but using the built in search feature saves you the trouble of trying to use the multi-tasking between Flowboard and Safari.
Once your Flowboard is completed it can be shared via the normal social media channels or via a URL and/or embed code. Flowboard can be a great way for students or yourself to create online content, presentations, and more!
Below you can see a Flowboard example I created on the moon landing: