- Here is a PDF of the document, so the web link does not work and I had to disable the audio as well.
- Here is the Notability file
- Here is a PDF learning record for today. Please work with a partner or 2 to fill out as much as possible using words or phrases from the training. Prizes will go to the team that has the most complete handout.
For the Notability training this week I have created a file in Notability and uploaded it from the app to Dropbox and then downloaded it.
Here is a slide show I created with my current favorite apps. Most are free Apps but a couple of them are Web pages.
I want to say that I feel like I am just curating information that I find on the internet. Although this is helpful to me and hopefully to others who are reading my blog, it leaves me with the taste of ABC gum. The flavor (for me) has diminished because I don't feel like I am contributing anything only reposting other people's work. I hope that like learning a new language, I am in the "silent period" where I am taking everything in before I start producing myself. If that doesn't happen, I feel like this is going to be a glorified filing cabinet. Anyways, here is my latest grab....
This site has a list of objectives for what you want your students to do, an a handy list of apps that will do just what you want. It starts with, "I want my students to ...... and then below it a resource link for doing the task and the apps, their price and description as well as ease of use.
Very helpful for those who need app links as well as actual tutorials on how to do things.
I have been looking for a word cloud generator that you can use on iPad. The problem is that most use flash which is a no go for iPads. I tried wordle and tagxedo to no avail.
I just found http://worditout.com/ . Although it does not have the ability to choose the form of the word cloud like tagxedo, you still have color and font choice.
To make a word cloud for the iPad, I created a word cloud on the site, then I took a screen shot of it and cropped it in skitch. I was able to select a photo from my photo library for this blog--no need to "select a file" ( the death knell for iPad uploading because you can not choose a file in iPads). Voila word cloud for iPad!
1. Have students do an about me cloud - they need to type their name about 10 times for their name to be larger than the other words
2. Speech analysis
Have students copy and paste a speech into the word cloud to help them identify theme words.
3. Writing revision
Have students copy their own writing into the word cloud generator and see which words are most prevalent. They can then edit to eliminate high frequency words for meatier ones.
Here is a live binder with lots of other resources http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/3017
Today I found this great app called Algebra Touch. Now I’m no math teacher, so take my critique with a grain of salt, butI thought it was engaging and I was able to practice algebraic thinking without having to do the computational part. It has been a very long time since I have had to any real math and this app allowed me to manipulate the problems and quickly solve them.