I know that school budgets are often small, and the field trip budgets are even smaller. Through this app, students would be able to virtually tour places around the world. Not only does it save money, but it also opens up the opportunity to explore many more places.
In this post I found a variety of apps for science lessons for various grade levels. The "Virtual Frog Dissection," for example, allowed students to virtually dissect a frog. The virtual concept kept classrooms cleaner and saved money for the school. The app only cost $3.99, whereas when students actually dissect frogs, the frogs and dissection supplies cost money, as well as the necessary disinfectant cleaning supplies.
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Instagram is a multifunctional tool. As it lists, I could use it to share with parents the student's projects and feature a student of the week. Additionally, I could take pictures of the class activities and lessons to share with and involve parents in their student's education.
With ScreenChomp, I can record what I write on the white board, along with my spoken examples and physical demonstrations. The video can then be saved and sent to each student, so they can watch, hear, or see the lesson as many times as needed.
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According to the website, "Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually." This visual aid could also help students when brainstorming for individual and group ideas. The students could actually see their ideas rather than simply thinking about them.
While this is not an interactive app, this stand allows student to adjust their iPad screens to help them see better. Additionally, it encourages good posture as students would not be slumped over their desks while looking at their iPads.
In my classrooms, I would offer students a variety of ways to take tests to cater to each individual style of learning. The SMART clickers allow students to focus on answering questions, rather than writing, if they struggle in that area.