When getting started with apps in the classroom, find apps that encompass the ideas of collaboration and creation in order to meet common core standards.
Creativity & Collaboration Apps
All FREE and for iOS devices
Google Drive & Docs
Creation & Collaboration for Classroom Integration
Google Drive incorporates the concept of cloud storage while the Google Docs suite provides a powerful and collaborative web-based alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. Use the links below to navigate through a series of tutorials that were written and presented as a Manchester University Education Department workshop.
If you're interested in a hands-on tech tool workshop for anything you see on this page, please use the form to the right to submit your request.
Introduction | Cloud Storage | Creating Documents Online | Collaboration | Sharing Documents | Forms | Classroom Ideas
CellPhone & Web Student Response System
PollEverywhere is a free response system that allows students (or any audience) the opportunity to engage and submit answers to questions via SMS text messaging or through a web link on a computer or electronic device. Multiple choice or open answer polls can be embedded in PowerPoint presentations, tweeted via Twitter, or shown directly from the PollEverywhere website.
How might you use PollEverywhere in the classroom? Below are some ideas to get you started.
Click the image above for a quick video on how PollEverwhere works.
Interactive Whiteboard Technology
Digital whiteboard screens allow for an image to be displayed and then be modified on the screen using a pen or a highlighting tool and in some cases, with a simple touch on the screen itself.
Explore more interactive whiteboard ideas using the SMART Exchange website, TeachHUB, and Scholastic's Interactive Whiteboard Lessons.