iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting


Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 2.20.07 pmSchools are a real hive of activity so here are just a few apps to make your busy life a little easier.


Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 1.52.35 pmInstashare Air Drop

This is a terrific way to transfer files from one iPad to another. Downlaod the app and there is no head to sign up so it is easy for students to use. Once the app is open it will automatically search for other iPads in the area. Then it is simply a matter of dragging and dropping the files from your iPad into the iPad you want to send the files too. It couldn’t be easier.


Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 10.53.17 amQuick Key Mobile

This app saves time and effort in marking quizzes and tests and is an effective way to obtain timely formative assessment. Quick Key can be accessed on line or you can do everything within the app.Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 11.41.55 am

The app lets teachers create classes and set up an electronic mark book. Simply create your short answer test and download the “Quick Ticket”. Once your students have completed the test, scan the ticket to get instant results – well worth having a look at this


Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 11.34.55 amIgnite Teaching

A very useful free app that lets teachers create multi-media projects that are shared with students either as a while class, multiple groups or even individually. Simply create the projects, share out the code and students can collaborate on their project, creating slides that include  images, words and video. Students can work at their own pace and when finished submit them to the project.


Watch  YouTube Safely

Youtube us a powerful learning tool with so many amazing possibilities but for classroom use the “guff” down the right hand side can be a problem. From things that we don’t want our students to see to things that distract. but there is a way to get rid of all this. Run the Youtube link through a website that will “clean up” it up and allow students to view the video on a clean, distraction free page.

My two favourites are

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SafeShare TV  and ViewPure

This works beautifully when creating QR Codes. It is an extra step but well worth it. Simple copy the YouTube URL – Paste it into SafeShare TV or ViewPure site and go to the safe site – Copy that link into your QR Code generator. This video might make it a bit clearer


Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 3.24.40 PMNext Vista for Learning 

This great website works brilliantly for the iPad and is chick full of short videos made by students and teachers around a huge range of topics. They encourage students to add resources and even run competitions for students to inspire imagination and creativity . Save the link to the home screen and you are ready to go


Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 3.42.43 PMTiny Tap

This free app lets you create games and interactive activities for your students. There are a number of different formats for game like responses. Great for students of all ages and easy to make. Check out more information here. Fun for all I reckon!









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