With mobile phones and iPads becoming more powerful and user-friendly, the “app” market has been flooded with thousands of software solutions that can be integrated to improve teaching and learning. Some of these apps help teachers organize and deal with classroom administration, some provide creative solutions to presenting information, and others are just fun! Faculty members Riki Thompson, Peter Selkin, Cumi Ikeda, & Jenny Quinn share their favorite apps. Panelists will demonstrate how apps may be used for different types of courses, including computer-based versions. Bring your ideas and share your knowledge as the panelists are also hoping to learn about new apps from others attending the forum.
More info at Peter Selkin’s website
Word Press for blogging. Available and sync able across platforms: PC, Mac, iPad & iPhone apps
Canvas classroom learning management system and Speedgrader. These Canvas tools are most stable on computers still (using Firefox and Chrome browsers). Apps for iPhone and iPad available, but very buggy! Use them and send Canvas feedback so they fix problems!
Prezi – Zooming presentations is a non-linear alternative to PowerPoint.
Corkulous– for lesson planning or brainstorming in general
Attendance – for keeping track of attendance, participation, and other stuff as well
Keynote Remote – for giving presentations while using your iPhone or iPad as a remote and seeing your presentation notes on it
30/30 – for timing class activities