iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting




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This is a purpose built app and it is also available online. Students create their digital portfolios using web links, images video and the app even lets kids annotate images and create their own clips using it’s whiteboard function.

One of its best features is that it allows the teachers to give feedback either in written form, marks or the fantastic rubric feature that is available


Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.18.35 PMThree Ring

Three Ring is a free service offering free Android and iPhone apps for digitizing and organizing student work. Using the app you can take a picture of a student’s work and upload it to a free Three Ring account. Once a picture is uploaded to your Three Ring account you can add notes to it. You can organize artifacts by student name, class, date, or just about any other tagging system that works for you. You can share with parents and students your notes about the artifacts you’ve digitized through Three Ring.


Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.19.15 PMSeesaw

SeeSaw is a free iPad app through which students can create a portfolio to document the things they have learned. Students can add artifacts to their portfolios by taking pictures of their work (in the case of a worksheet or other physical item), by writing about what they’ve learned, or by shooting a short video to record something they have learned. Students can add voice comments to their pictures to clarify what their pictures document. To get started with Seesaw create a free classroom account. Students join the classroom by scanning a QR code (you will have to print it or project it) that grants them access to your Seesaw classroom. As the teacher you can see and sort all of your students’ Seesaw submissions. Seesaw allows parents to create accounts through which they can see the work of their children. As a teacher you can send notifications to parents when their children make a new Seesaw submission.


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Showbee is a sensational classroom app that lets you set up a class and enrol all your students (up to 35 in the free version). The app is designed so  you can send notifications and assignments, create shared folders and individual folders for each student which makes it ideal as a digital portfolio. Now there is even a parent version where parents their create account and enter their child’s code, then they can see any work the child adds to their portfolio.


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