iPads in Youthreach

How we use iPads

 

For the last number of years we have used iPads in Youthreach. Students use the iPads to help with their literacy, numeracy and research. They use the iPads for visual research in Art and Textiles, and they use the camera to take pictures of their work which they keep on their iPads. The iPads give the students a feeling of independence as they don’t have to wait for the computer room to be free in order to do research.

Apps that we use that are free to download as are as follows:

Literacy 

Book CreatorBook Creator is a simple EdTech tool to create ebooks on iPad. Create a book and publish it to Apple’s iBooks Store

Pages – Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device

Keynote – Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device

Voice Recorder app 

Recorder Plus – New Generation Voice Recorder: Easy to record, Easy to review, Easy to edit, Easy to share! Your ultimate solution for audio recording on iPad

Word – The real Microsoft Word app designed for iPad now Word documents look better than ever on your tablet.

I Books – Remember that iBooks is not the only way to read books on the iPad or iPhone. You can install apps that connect with your Kindle, Kobo, or Nook account.

Numeracy

Maths  Bingo – Math Bingo is exactly what its name implies: a combination of math and bingo. It allows students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Apple Numbers – Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device

Khan Academy– Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. – You can learn anything – for free: Over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in maths, english, art etc.

Why not check out our literacy and numeracy page for more information..

Art

Google Arts and culture – Keep exploring with Google Arts & Culture. Meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world.

MomaAB EX NY – Now you can enjoy highlights from the exhibition Abstract Expressionist New York and the related publication on your iPad

NGA kids – National Gallery of Art. … Create an interactive still life that mirrors the paintings of the old masters. …

Momas art lab – Get creative and use the MoMA Art Lab iPad app to make a sound composition, a shape poem, a group drawing, and more, then save and share your artwork.

Just a reminder that all of the above apps are free to download and use. For more information about good educational apps why not read this article

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/our-top-50-education-apps-maths-and-numeracy-1.2170332 

For sites related to Ipads click on the word document below.

websites related to ipads

Check out technology enhanced learning by clicking on our numeracy and literacy page and TEL..

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