Scratch and Scratch Junior: Students code in order to create games and animations and stories, so they gain skills in coding while creating. The students at my school love it and it can be used across all ages.
Access: iPads or computers
Using Scratch with RAT or SAMR: scratch uses transformation as it allows students to create in new ways using different skills they otherwise would have been unable to use. Students drag and drop actions and plan how their creation will work.
QR codes can be used to organise learning and be embedded into sites, learning, scavenger hunts and more. The codes can be generated using https://www.qrstuff.com/. My favourite thing about this particular site is that you can change the colour or image of each QR code so they can be used to easily differentiate learning by using the different colours to correspond to different quizzes, activates, and different ability websites or create mastery and home group type activities. If you scan over the aqua coloured QR code there will be more information available. To read the codes you will need to download a QR code reader. I use Neo Reader http://www.neoreader.com/ as it takes you directly to the website you need.
These QR codes are active; please feel free to scan them. The purple just takes you to my linked in profile.
Tellagami: https://tellagami.com/ This application lets students customise a talking character, background and settings. Students can either record their voice or type to make the avatar say what they want it to. This application would be a great way for students to share a short message on a topic and might be a good way to assess constructing knowledge.
Chatterpix is similar Blabberize (www.blabberize.com) in that you create or take a picture, mark the mouth and record your voice. Although this application also allows for greater creativity as students can add stickers, backgrounds, music and more. This might also be a good choice for teaching with ICT to create an avatar to guide students though their learning and may be what I end up using for my website.\ http://www.duckduckmoose.com/educational-iphone-itouch-apps-for-kids/chatterpix/
Although this can only be used to teach with ICTs rather than transform learning or allow creation, they are still a great resource for engaging students in their learning and aid in lesson planning. These videos can be found here https://ed.ted.com .
One of the videos from Ted-Ed, The amazing ways plants defend themselves by Valentin Hammoudi
Plickers is a great way to quickly formatively assess students learning, aiding in amplification of teaching and planning. It allows immediate collection and projection of data and allows for up to 63 students in one class! This application is a great one to use on professional experience as it only requires the one device and I know many of us don’t have enough technology in the classroom for each student to use a device. It works by using code images, printed and allocated to each student. Students simply hold up and rotate the bar code dependant on what they want to answer. The teacher then quickly scans over each students code to collect the answers.
An account can be created and cards can be printed via the website https://www.plickers.com/. The application just needs to be downloaded via the app store.