I really am interested in Screen Chomp, but I see that it is only available for ipad. My school and I do not own one. Is there another site or Android app that does the same thing?
I really like the screen chomp app. As I was listening and watching, ideas of how to incorporate this into my class popped into my head. One way is to have my kids create their own screen chomp to review the concepts being taught. For example, if I taught the concept of the water cycle, my students could create their own review on screen chomp that showed their understanding. I also liked the idea that I can create a screen chomp for those students who were absent for the original lesson. They get the exact same lesson that the other kids received.
I really appreciate being introduced to the apps you showed us. I am new to the Ipad world and not too familiar with all that is out there. My school does not have Ipads yet, but I am hopeful we will soon have some to use in the classroom. I will play with the apps you showed us over the summer, and hopefully be able to use them in the future. I think ScreenChomp and jing look very interesting.
I teach at a school that does not have iPads. I would really like to use ScreenChomp but obviously can't do it using an App. Do you know of any websites that could produce the same results as ScreenChomp?
I am so glad tone able to see free apps that work in the education field. I have a limited time in which to look through all of the many apps out in the cyber world. I can see myself using animoto. Thanks!
We do have a few iPads for student use and watching the screen chomp I got a possible idea for our students. With our curricular area I was thinking we could create digital flash cards. We could then add from the word on one screen and the definition on the other screen, we could add a drawing of the definition or the word. Then we could have them create drawing to represent the word or definitions as well.
I am also really interested in Screen Chomp, especially for the voice integration capabilities. I could see using it to create grammar reviews for my French classroom when kids need a refresher or if they miss a day in class. I don't currently own an iPad; anyone know of anything similar that is available for a PC?
I have downloaded Screen Chomp and I really like it! I am going to look now at the common core literacy grade 1 standards and see what kinds of lessons I can put on screen chomp. I'm thinking that I could do math lessons like addition and subtraction with drawings. Also, spelling patterns and word changes like CVC to CVCe words. I think this will be a great tool for not only my students but also organizing my lessons as well. I like how you can keep all of the videos. I will definitely be using this in my classroom next year.
I am really interested in the Animoto. I am a grad cert. student here at Avila, so I am not in a classroom yet. However, I can see many uses for this application in the classroom. Students could use this to create a slide show of pictures for a research project. This could be used in a student led conference to show pictures of the students work throughout the semester. This is a fun technology that the children will really like using. I plan on practicing with pictures of my kids this summer. The grandparents will love this!
During this presentation I found two apps which I found greatly attractive for classroom use. The first is Animoto. I immediately thought of using it to create loops to project on a Smartboard for an anticipatory set. Having provocative photos looping with a musical track would trigger student schemata and perhaps get them to start talking among themselves about the topic before the class even begins.Research tells us the majority of the population are visual learners. To have a handy tool which will project thought provoking photos or other graphics in a video format with audio as an option, would be very useful. Accessing student's prior knowledge and getting them thinking and talking about a topic, hooking their attention right away. There would need to be a solid lesson to follow, but often, capturing attention can mean the difference of having a successful lesson and spending an inordinate amount of time in behavioral management. The second app I found attractive was Jing. I experienced Jing firsthand this past semester as a student in two of Dr. Donnell's classes. After submitting a written assignment, getting a link with my document on the screen while she talked through the feedback was the most meaningful grading and feedback experience I've had beyond sitting down with a professor and discussing my work in person. With a large number of students, this simply isn't a practical method. I teach undergraduate psychology and sociology classes and typically have 80 or more students each semester. There is at least one essay assignment. I wind up reading these and using Track Changes in Word to give feedback. However, in a text only environment, voice inflection is missing, so students don't always get what I mean, and don't hear the positives in my voice when I'm praising their work. Madeline Hunter said feedback IS individualized instruction. With online classes where providing such personalized input is limited, Jing and other tools like it help streamline teacher grading time while offering students greater, meaningful feedback, a tremendous benefit.
When I first heard about Animoto, I thought that it was cute, but I wouldn't have use for it. Now that you said using it as an anticipatory set, I have changed my mind. Thanks for the great idea!
I know that you chose just a few apps to show us today in the 20 minute session, but I was wondering if you had others that you would be willing to share? You mention producer vs. consumer sites and was wondering if you could share more "free" apps that we could look at in both of these areas? From your experience, do you know of other seminars or workshops that you could suggest to those of us looking for more usable apps?