Whether you’re new to using iOS devices in the classroom, or you’re an old pro – everyone loves to see new apps, and what educators are doing with them.  Here’s a few apps and ideas to add to your back of classroom tricks!

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Felt Board

  • $1.99
  • Designed for iPad
  • Think of it…all the fun of using a felt board, but none of the clean-up or lost pieces!
  • Thousands of combinations of characters, backgrounds, props, numbers/letters and more!
  • Click Here to find out more

 

Project idea – ELA

  1. Individually or with a partner, have students use the Felt Board app to tell or retell a story.
  2. Students can save each scene as a picture on their iPad camera roll
  3. Apps such as Book Creator or Evernote can be used to record and playback audio of your students telling or retelling their story.

 

Project idea – Math

  1. Individually or with a partner, have students use the Felt Board app to create a “scene” showing objects 1-10
  2. Students use the felt board app and label each scene with its corresponding number.
  3. Older students could tell number stories.  Felt Board has all basic operation symbols needed to act out number stories.
  4. Students save each scene as a picture on their iPad camera roll – later recording audio using Book Creator or Evernote app (or a wide variety of other apps with audio recording capabilities.)

 

StopMotionHD

  • $0.99
  • Designed for all iOS devices with cameras
  • Create stop-motion animated videos with your iPod Touch or iPad!
  • Note: Your iOS device (camera) must remain completely still while all photos are taken
  • Volume control on your Apple earbuds can be used as a remote to trigger the camera shutter without jiggling your iOS device
  • Click Here to find out more about this app


 Project idea – Cross Curricular

    1. Partners or Small Groups choose a topic of which to demonstrate understanding
    2. Students plan their animation using notecards or the Stop Motion Animation Storyboard Planning Form
    3. Students collect needed animation materials (paper, clay, markers) and create props/backdrops
    4. Make iOS device stationary
    5. Students use the StopMotionHD app to take a series of photos.  Props move a tiny bit for each photo, creating the desired animated effect.
    6. Delete unneeded photos within the StopMotionHD app
    7. Add audio from iTunes and narration using the StopMotion HD app
    8. Finalize video and share!

 

Not sure what stop-motion animation looks like, or how you could use it with your learners?  Check these out: