Android Apps Boost Success TCEA 2014 http://goo.gl/4KZVkz Cindi Payne Instructional Technology Specialist Kerr High School, Alief ISD [email protected] Clarissa Caro Science Department Chair Kerr High School, Alief ISD [email protected] • Student Response System • Use on all webenabled devices • Engage students • Teachers may share quizzes • Multiple choice, truefalse, short answer, exit ticket • 6 Study modes: Flashcards, Scatter, Speller, Learn, Test, Space Race • 18 languages • 13 million free study sets in various subjects • Easy to share • Store lecture notes • Make flashcards, review sheets, & quizzes • Connect to your Evernote account to transfer notes from Evernote • Also add StudyBlue for Educators • Great app for notetaking, capturing, and creating • Makes everything available across devices • Also available: – Webclipper – Clearly Interactive Whiteboard • Free Virtual whiteboard • Multi-finger input • Straight line mode • Adjust color, width, etc. • Save and load drawings mode • Quick Photo Editing App • Crop, Resize, & Finetune your pictures • Use Autofix and • Red Eye remover tools • Use stylized adjustments and effects AndroVid Video Editor • Video Editing App • Trim, merge, split, add music, apply effects, add text, etc. • Free, Pro version $1.99 • Turn photos and videos into presentations • Add music and text • Very easy to use • Free • Upgradable for unlimited, full-length videos • Create time lapse photography on your mobile device • Render to MP4, FLV, or MOV formats • Lots of effects available • Lite version is free, Pro version is $1.99 iVisual Info Touch • Create infographics on your Android device • Simple to use • Saves to your google account • Free or upgrade for $1 BrainPOP Featured Movie • A different animated movie every day • Quizzes on movie • BrainPOP subscribers can log into their accounts Academic Apps Current Events • TED Talks (Free) – Streams recorded talks from some of the world’s most interesting people. – Can be used as a current event app. – Can be tracked by using eduCanon (free and paid version) Can also be used with YouTube and TeacherTube videos. – Other apps • Science Daily News • Science.gov Tutorial site • Khan Academy – Math, Science, Humanities and Others tutorial sites. – Students can add you as their coach so you can monitor what they are viewing. – Lots of resources onsite for using Khan academy in the classroom Anatomy Review • 3D Brain – Allows you to manipulate the structure to see all areas of the brain – Shows labels, information about structure, case studies, and links to current research. – Other review apps: • • • • Visual Anatomy Anatomy Muscle Explore Heart in 3D Tissue Flashcards Anatomy Labels Draw on Pictures Allows user to label with handwriting or stylus Free label Allows user to label by typing Biology Review • iCell – Gives a 3D view into the cell of plants, animals, and bacteria. Has quizzing function. – Other review apps • • • • • Decode Mitosis Popular Biology AP Biology Exam Prep AP Science Review Earth Viewer-earth at different timelines Chemistry • goREACT – Become a virtual chemist. Uses a periodic table and allows user to create reactions. – Other Chemistry apps • Chemistry helper (review app) • Chemist ($$)- virtual chemistry lab • Virtual Laboratory – 3 simple virtual labs to use Physics • Simulation apps – SimPhysics • Simulation of various physics activities – Physics SketchPad • Allows users to design objects adding force and velocity • Review apps – Pocket Physics – High School Physics Astronomy • Google Sky Map – Allows you to map constellations • NASA – https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ils?id=com.google.android.stardroid&hl= Missions, enimages, videos, news • Rockets 101 – NASA interactive that allows user to build a rocket for a mission. Science Productivity • Schoology – Free LMS • Google Drive – Easy to share documents from device to device • Ovo Timer – Simple lab timer • Remind 101 – Text messaging system that allows teachers to share messages with students and parents • Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and English • Well-designed and easy to use • Fun! • Free! • Award winning “dynamic mathematics software” • Interactive • For use in teaching, learning, and evaluation • Helps students visualize math Graphing Calculator • Graphing Calculator by Herbert Law • Basic, Graphing, and Scientific mode Graphing Calculator by MathLab • Graphing & Scientific calculator • Multiple functions on a graph, values, slopes, etc. • Easy to read All Things Google • • • • • • Google Drive Google Earth Google+ Google Calendar Google Keep Video Cloud • Moderator • Hangouts • Blogger Study Apps Stay Focused Android App • Blocks use of certain features of your smartphone during study time Stayfocusd Chrome Extension • Increase productivity by managing the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Chrome Extensions Strict Workflow • Click the tomato to set a timer for 25 minutes of work (duration can be adjusted) • Distracting websites are blocked until the scheduled 5 minute break. I-AM-STUDYING • Analyzes the amount of time that you spend on your favorite websites • Sends blocker message of your choice if you try to go on those sites during study time.