Tuesday, 18 July 2017
TELFest App Swap Breakfast
As promised here is a summary of all the apps that were discussed:
Adobe Capture - A quick and easy way to get a colour palette from a photo, which can be imported for use inAdobe Creative Cloud.
Castbox - A one stop shop for finding and listening to free podcasts
Coggle - Interactive mind-maps.
Co-spaces - An easy way to create virtual reality experiences on a phone or tablet.
Edmondo - Social media-style space for educators to communicate with peers, students and parents.
Flipboard - An attractive and intuitive news aggregator.
Forest - An anti-procrastination app where you grow a virtual tree, which dies if you navigate away from your task, and can be added to your productivity forest, and even add to a real-world tree-planting programme.
Google Keep - A very useful list-making and note-taking tool.
Gravity Sketch - A 3D sketching tool for iOS.
Habitica - A productivity app that uses a retro-RPG feel to make it fun to achieve goals with inbuilt rewards and punishments.
Headspace - A mindfulness app to reduce stress and anxiety (with the great tip that this is free for anyone with a half-price NUS Extra Spotify premium account).
Homeboy - A home security app, but discussed as a possibility for learning and teaching, by setting up a motion-activated "diary room" for student reflection.
Librivox - Free Public Domain audiobooks.
Marvel - A really useful collaborative prototyping app, to create working mockups of systems from screenshots.
Mediaspace Go - The app for viewing and interacting with Kaltura content.
Netvibes - Creates a personal dashboard with all your favourite news, social media, websites and smart devices in one place.
Newsela - Categorises news articles, rewritten for different reading levels, with the ability to add assessment in the form of quizzes and write prompts.
Padlet - Easy way to create a virtual whiteboard for ideas and collaboration.
Piktochart - A quick and easy way to create Infographics.
Post-it Plus - Great app for recording real-world post-it notes virtually.
Quizizz - Quick and easy way to create fun, meme-themed competitive quizzes for classroom interaction.
Sketchfab - A way to share and find 3D models for use online and in VR.
Sock Puppets - Allows you to create and share lip-synched animations.
Tinycards - An app from the makers of Duolingo, which allows teachers to create flash card-based games for learning languages, vocabulary or visual images.
Waterlogue - Turns any photo into a beautiful watercolour painting!
As you can see a huge range of useful apps across the course of the session - and thanks to all the app-swappers! If you've used any of these apps in your learning and teaching, or have some ideas how they can be, then let us know.