Tagged with apps

Socrative – app of the week

Thanks need to go to Karen Duxbury-Watkinson for this. If she had not tweeted me to see if I could help with a technical issue I would not have come across this app (for a while at least). Socrative is a free student response tool created for teachers by teachers. The Web 2.0 tool has been … Continue reading

A girl can live by apps alone

There are often conversations flying around Twitter about the best iPad apps for schools. I had one last week. Here are the top apps I cannot live without as I use them on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Teacher apps 1. Dropbox – a girl can never have enough storage. 2. Explain Everything – … Continue reading

Photo Sharing via BT on iPads

Susy Dunne and Mark Peggs took our second set of iPads out to one of our local feeder school recently to run a cross curricular project on Art, story telling and Intercultural understanding (the theme was the Ali Baba). One of the things Susy needed to do was to transfer photos she took on a … Continue reading


I stumbled across Pearltrees a couple of months ago (I suspect it was David Mitchell that mentioned it in a tweet). The app is free, and you can also run a desktop version. Pearltrees allows you to curate all those web pages you bookmark in a visual way. I have been using Instapaper to save … Continue reading

Apps in the classroom

I am spending my half term sorting the apps that I have been trialling in school. The one thing I do not want to do is fill iPads with things we are not going to use. As a way of archiving what I have done here is the current list of apps that can be … Continue reading

Survey Monkey

Year 9 started their GCSE course this term and have been working on Health. I openly admit I do not enjoy teaching alcohol, drugs, and smoking in French – I find it can be a bit dry – so I have had my pupils prepare sessions to present to the class themselves. They have been … Continue reading

Book Creator for iPad

I decided to have a trial and error lesson today with my year 7 French using the Book Creator app for the iPad. They were asked to try the app out by creating a simple picture book in French that primary school pupils could read. I shared with them that I was trialling apps to … Continue reading