QR_Scanner.jpgQuick Response Codes and Readers
QR Reader for Mac: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609?mt=8
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Jeopardy Answers for The Westing Game Review

QR Reader for Android: http://www.appbrain.com/app/quickmark-qr-code-reader/tw.com.quickmark
QR Generators: http://qrcode.kaywa.com

Use a QR Generator to create a QR (Quick Reference) code that can contain text, a web site, a URL that links to an audio file, movie file, etc. Use a QR generator to create a code that can be read by an


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Upgrading the Word Wall

iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptop, Android, etc. For vocabulary, a
teacher can create a QR code with the correct word and then in a presentation, on flash cards, etc. the teacher could
put the definition and students could scan the QR code to chec
k their answers. This has been used on a whiteboard, on a bulletin board, in PowerPoint, etc. One teacher created a jeopardy game with the QR code in the lower right corner of the question that was scanned to reveal the answer.
  • 21st Century Skill: Communication and Creativity
  • Best Practice: Marzano--nonlinguistic representations
  • Reading Goal: Vocabulary development


socrative.jpgSocrative- Engage the Class Using ANY Device
Get the App (Teacher): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/socrative-teacher/id477620120?mt=8
Get the App (Student): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/student-clicker-socrative/id477618130?mt=8
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This is a view of what the teacher and student screens look like when using Socrative.

Join a Room (Student): http://m.socrative.com/student/#joinRoom

*App Available in both the iTunes App Store and the Android Market for FREE**


How do I know they know it? Socrative is here to help! Socrative is a free online forum for quick responses and increased engagement in the classroom. Once the application is downloaded, the student simply puts in the room number established by the teacher. Easy as 1, 2, 3.The teacher application has several options to choose from: multiple choice, true/false, short answer, exit ticket, and space race. Feedback is automatic and very informative. I reco
mmend this app for ANY teacher looking to increase engagement and use technology in their classroom!

  • 21st Century Skill: Communication
  • Best Practice: Marzano--Cooperative Learning, Cues and Questions
  • Reading Goal: Formative assessments, Feedback and recognition



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Created using the Comic Book App.
Comic Books for Instruction

Website: http://comicbookusers.com/
Get the App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comicbook!/id436114747?mt=8
*App Available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99

If you are a teacher at the middle level you know that every day is a struggle to engage students. I teach 7th grade language arts. Needless to say, I get the pleasure of teaching 7th graders their parts of speech..again for a district wide common assessment. I was faced with having to review concepts the students
had already had prior knowledge of, but they had not mastered the concepts yet. How do I get my students engaged in a topic that is staler than a crusty crouton? Well I have discovered the Comic Book app for the ipad/ipod and have fallen in LOVE with it. The students are engaged and are having FUN explaining the various parts of speech to their classmates! Comic Book allows you to take pictures from your library, or take pictures instantaneously and place them in a comic strip format. Then, very easily you can upload stickers and text bubbles to the comic. In less than 5 minutes you have a presentation worthy comic ready for the classroom!

  • 21st Century Skill: Communication and Creativity
  • Best Practice: Marzano--nonlinguistic representations
  • Reading Goal: Vocabulary development

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Website: https://secure.logmein.com/
Get the App: http://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id479229407


Log in, access files, and remotely control your computer from your iPad or iPhone. This App is great for people on the move and the teacher who just CAN'T sit down! A great app at a great price...Free! This apps turns your mobile device into a Mobi board with the added feature of seeing your desktop on the device.
  • 21st Century Skill: Communication
  • Best Practice: Mobility within the classroom





Scribble_Press.jpgScribble PressWebsite: http://www.scribblepress.com/ipad2
Get the App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scribble-
press/id487300076?mt=8
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Write your own story or use one of over 50 story templates. From serious to seriously fun, you can make a book about any topic and instantly publish to the gallery or share with friends anywhere in the world. Use any pictures from your camera roll, the internet, or your own drawings to create a vocabulary book, a children's book version of an upper level read, or even an ABC book to review concepts. A great feature is creating epubs, allowing you to open them up in the iBook reader. Great for real time collaboration through bump.
  • 21st Century Skill: Communication and Creativity
  • Best Practice: Marzano--nonlinguistic representations
  • Reading Goal: Vocabulary development




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Website: http://www.nuancemobilelife.com/apps/dragon-dictation
Get the App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text content for everything from email messages to blog posts on your iPad. This app allows you to record observations or take quick and easy anecdotal records in the classroom. This app allows the user to record up to five minutes. Speech is transcribed into words which can be emailed or copied into other applications for easy, user-friendly review.



  • 21st Century Skill: Communication
  • Best Practice: Note taking, summarizing, missing students may be quickly up dated
  • Reading Goal: Formative assessments, fluency


lino.jpgLinoit-- Online, Real-time Feedback
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Website: http://en.linoit.com/
Get the App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lino-online-stickies/id416718906?mt=8

Linoit was discovered when looking for a substitute for Wall Wisher (http://www.wallwisher.com) which had become kind of flaky lately. Linoit is FREE but it requires the creator of the canvas/board to register. Depending on the way you set-up the board, users can post notes to the board without registering--which is great for classroom use. Videos, images, links, and text can be added to the canvas and due dates can also be given to tasks. This site is worth a look and some teachers are using it as a combination class web site and homework posting site.




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Website: http://www.showme.com/
Get the App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comicbook!/id436114747?mt=8
*App Available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99

ShowMe is an open learning community where you can teach or learn anything. Watch great lessons for free, or create your own with the iPad app. Top features of this app are the easy, simple-to-use interface, quick options for taking or uploading photos from the web. Create a lesson your first period and watch it for the next allowing you to stop, pause, and repeat directions while roaming around the room, no longer tied to the board. Easily share videos via email, Facebook, Twitter, or as a direct link (great for myelearning and students who were absent from class).

  • 21st Century Skill: Communication and Creativity
  • Best Practice: Marzano--nonlinguistic representations
  • Reading Goal: Vocabulary development


skitch.jpgSkitch
Website: http://skitch.com/
Get the App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comicbook!/id436114747?mt=8
*App Available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99

Express yourself with fewer words, emails and meetings. Use shapes, arrows, sketches and text annotation to get your point across fast. Mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them with anyone you like.



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Skitch lets you:
- Annotate: Add arrows, shapes and text to existing images
- Create: Draw something new
- Edit: Reposition, recolor and remove your annotations at will
- Share: Send your sketches and annotations over Twitter and email
- Present: Show your work in real time via AirPlay on Apple TV
- Remember: Save everything to Evernote for later

Use Skitch to:
- Sketch and share
- Point out objects and locations in a photo
- Brainstorm design ideas with your team
- Identify a point of interest on a map
- Annotate a screenshot of your awesome high score
- Have fun!

  • 21st Century Skill: Communication and Creativity
  • Best Practice: Marzano--nonlinguistic representations
  • Reading Goal: Vocabulary development