App Review – 30Hands (a simple multimedia presentation tool)

When I discovered 30 hands via Twitter this week, I felt like Christmas had arrived! I had planned for children to show their understanding of the first chapter of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by creating a virtual tour of Charlie’s home from his point of view. So far, we have created things […]

App Review – Coding Apps: Kodable

With the new National Curriculum, complete with its new ‘Computing’ subject, looming closer, schools are thinking more and more about how they are going to deliver this aspect. With the arrival of some quality coding apps, I have no worries, as the apps available will complement our existing control resource beautifully, and Kodable is just […]

App Review – Coding Apps: Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch

My focus with the iPads is predominantly their use to support learning across the curriculum, but specific ICT (soon to be Computing) skills still need to be taught. According to the draft new National Curriculum, programming is about to become a much bigger focus in primary schools than it ever has been. I’ve tried out […]

App Review – Zooburst Augmented Reality Pop Up Books

Zooburst is a free app which allows users to to view augmented reality popup books created on PCs through scanning a Zooburst code (similar to a QR code). As this fits very nicely alongside our current DT popup books project (see previous post for how we are using iPads within this unit), I signed up […]

App review – Educreations vs Doceri

One of the first things I looked into installing on our ipads was a whiteboard app. The ones available are like turbocharged mini-whiteboards. Fantastic for ongoing assessment throughout the lesson, planning, practising and collaboration. Whiteboard apps have the added advantage of being able to be projected onto the Interactive whiteboard (given the right technology), add […]