Repurposed App! – iBrainstorm iOS

One of the coolest things about being in the Ed Tech field is that so many people are able to repurpose so much! So I decided that I will share some of mine as well.

iBrainstorm – iOS (Free)

iBrainstorm is a great app to brainstorm for anything, so its really not a stretch to say that you are repurposing. However, I use it for a multitude of purposes. I use it to roughly sketch out my ideas for upcoming units or semesters. The post its can be moved quickly and the being able to change their color allows for me to update my unit plan easily.

 

Repurpose – Seating Chart

 

 

 

 

With some of my classes the seating chart changes rapidly, even daily if we are have group projects. I slide the students names to the new arrangement and then projecting the iPad on my classroom projector. Since the students in the class do not change, this has saved me from recreating a template in Word or Pages every time I want to change the seating, and is quickly presentable. Also, I can make quick and small changes in real time if needed.

 

iBrainstorm Video Tutorial


Free Technology for Teachers iBrainstorm Review

PD While You Drive – Podcasts

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Over the past few months, I have become more and more fascinated by the various podcasts in the iTune Store, and the variety of topics they cover. I have compiled below a list of podcasts that I rely on to increase my knowledge, both professionally but also socially. I have used a lot of what I hear in these Podcasts in my lessons, planning, technology integration and everyday conversation with my students. Since listing to these podcasts doesn’t take any additional time from my day, as I listen on my runs and during my commute, all of this content is without cost to my productivity.

 

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For iOS Downcast is the most impressive app. Allows iCloud Sync between devices and blows the Apple Podcast app away.

 

 

 

 

Some of my consistent podcasts:

Technology:

Instructional Tech Talk – Jeff Herb

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iPad Today – Twit  (This Week In Tech)

MacBreak Weekly – Twit

This Week In Google – Twit

This Week In Tech – Twit

NPR Topics: TEchnology Podcast – NPR

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Techstuff – How Stuff Works

Lifehacker Podcast

The Cult Cast – Cult of MacImage

History:

History of Rome – Mike Duncan 

History of WWII

Freakonomics Radio – NPR