Apps for Innovation
Padlet: An online tool to create and collaborate.
A Padlet used to encourage Y3 BA Early Years trainees to reflect on wider reading.
An independent activity for Y3 BA QTS Early Years Students which encouraged them to reflect on the nature of risk in early learning. Created with Padlet
Padlet trialled with Ed Studies which was not successful despite efforts due to the sliding nature of the site – and problems associated with different device use. Report into the trial said: Despite being able to add a grid as the wall paper in padlet the session was not very successful - students logged on from their different devices to drop comments but the comments appeared to slide back and forth on any portable devices screen. add your views to the wall
Explain Everything: A design, screen-casting and interactive white board tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
Wendy Turner discussing Explain Everything. Wendy Turner on Explain Everything
ThingLink: An interactive media platform that enables the user to create engaging content by adding rich media to images.
A ThingLink which was used during the ITT to NQT (Newly Qualified Teachers) programme to support the art practice and pedagogy of NQTs. TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
Green Screen by Do Ink enables you to create green screen videos and images right on your iPad.
Green Screen used by school children. Using greenscreen equipment
Communities give each of your different groups a home base. You can post photos and videos, plan events, or even have face-to-face discussions using Hangouts. You can also stay connected to your communities on the go from your mobile phone.
A Google community exploring apps for teaching and learning at the University of Northampton. Sign in - Google Accounts
IMovie lets you watch, create and edit videos.
IMovie and other apps used in a school setting.
A video about the use of IMovie in a primary school setting and some potential uses in HE. John discussing Imovie
The Post-it® Plus App allows you to capture your notes, organize and then share with everyone.
I came across the app ‘Post it Plus’ by accident. I often use post its as a teaching tool with groups of students, asking them to write ideas on post its and then move them around into themes or rank order. Since I had my ipad I have sometimes photographed these – but the Post It Plus app is a more flexible and versatile way of doing this. Jean Edwards Jean's Apps for learning and teaching | Post it Plus
Pic Collage: A collage-maker which enables the user to create a collage of images freehand or using one of the frames provided.
A video about the use of a range of Apps associated with art, including Pic Collage. Apps for iPads
TouchCast: an interactive video studio and editor.
TouchCast used to capture a Teach Meet event. Using iPads to capture an event

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