HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY
I know its been a while since my last post… far too much Christmas and New Year cheer! Actually living in Australia now has meant usually I eat far less than when I did in England being far hotter i guess … but on this occasion once again I indulged myself!
Anyway, here are the apps of the week … and hot off the press
Red Critter – on computer and as an app
It looks amazing though after the free trial there is a cost, but it looks well worth the money I reckon. You get a free 30 day trial so worth having a look.
Its basically something I have been looking for a while… an app/program which allows teachers engage and recognize student achievement with an amazing array of points; badges; awards; skills; reward points etc. You can design your own or get other teachers ideas in the ideas section and add them to yours, as well as create your own. It can be customized for each teacher, as you can put your own timetable/classes on it etc . You can also create and scan QR codes to give your students digital badges, certificates, skill points, virtual currency and more
Its made for teachers which is great. I think this could be good for future teaching…
2nd App – An Old Classic but with modern twist – Autorap by smule
Still great for an odd task or for any good reason and my classes have loved it … turn anything into a rap … you get a load free, you can then earn more or buy more. My kids have loved being able to turn their work into a rap! Its cool … well i think so and the students do too!
Basically talk or sing into the mike … then re-mix it into your favorite rap song or artist. Give it a go … even as a teacher its great fun. Just do a search on you tube and you will see…
I hope you enjoy this weeks … See you all next week