Apps are a great way to express yourself creatively. They allow you try different means of artistic expression in both photography, music, painting, sketching and now 3D building and design. I wanted to share with some apps that are great ways to get your artistic juices flowing.
PocketBand allows you to create high quality tracks by mixing, looping, and sampling. For Androids only.
Music Pro allows you to learn how to play the piano with instruments, games, and metronome. For Androids only.
Both of these apps help to edit photos from your library.
Pics Art for iOS and Android.
Photo Editor for Android only.
Redesigning your house? Use 3D Interior Room Design to help you create the room you always wanted with out trying to figure out the the color is right. For Android only.
So go on, express yourself
So I talk about books a lot, since well, I am a librarian and all. And I have mentioned some apps and websites to visit if you are interested in writing a book of your own. Well here are few more, and these are super easy that not only are they great for classroom use, but those budding writers in your class or home might get a kick out of these too. These apps are perfect for both entertainment and education (well at least the eBook ones are, the comic ones are purely entertainment). Teachers will be able to create original eBooks to use in their classroom. Teachers will have the ability to add images, text, links, recordings and more to the eBook. Then simply share with students or colleagues to allow greater access to information. These apps allow you to create and upload your eBook to iBooks and ePub readers. You can access many of them through an app or online. The prices vary but these are all well worth the look.
Students and kids will have fun with these apps as well (especially the comic ones). They can take stories they have written and create a collection, or create a photo book highlighting a recent summer event or family function that you can share with just those who you would like. No need to put in bookstores for the world to access, unless of course you want to. These apps are a great way to keep kids creative and writing all summer long. Heck all year long for that matter.
The comic apps are fun since you don’t need to be an artist to use. By using pictures you already have you can add cartoon images and drawings to create funny one of a kind strips. So check them out.
Book Writer for iOS
IDEAL e-Pub Creator for Android and iOS
Creative Book Builder for Android and iOS
Comic Puppets for Android and iOS
Photo Comics Pro for Android
The Flipped Classroom. The buzz word in education. I have spoken about how to flip your classroom and some sites and programs to use. So I thought lets throw some more at you. Here are some of the big ones that teachers from across the country are talking about
A way to capture and share your information through interactive slides. Can be used on your mobile devices. A monthly fee of $29.99 or a business fee of $299.99, visit your mobile stores.
A free app of the iPads that allows you to turn your iPad in an interactive whiteboard to promote collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.
Their catchphrase: Teach what you know. Learn what you don’t. A free iPad app that is similar to Ask3 in the sense that you are turning your iPad into an interactive whiteboard. However, you are able to post your whiteboard to a website for students to view as many times as need.
A free app that allows for the teacher to search for pre-made videos or create their own to show in class of embed in a website to impact the students both in and outside of the classroom. All videos on the site are made public for anyone to search and use.
As I am working creating my how-to videos for my libraries, I have stumbled upon many screen capturing applications and sites. I have posted about them on this blog and I would like to add another one to ever-growing list.
Screeny is a MAC based application that works on your computer and allows you to capture not only the whole screen but smaller sections of it. Use the built-in camera or an external one to capture video and pictures at any size. This is also supported by the Cloud where you can upload the images or videos directly to your cloud account. It allows for easy compression of videos for uploading to the cloud. The application uses Quicktime and is always saved at the highest possible quality. You also have the option to capture audio as well, or add audio to your video.
This is a great app to help in your quest to create a more vibrant flipped classroom.
SCREENY iOS only $14.99