Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quixey and Pocket...Tried it Tuesday

Hey y'all!
I'm poppin' in quickly to say hey to you and to link up with 
my super sweet BBB Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for
Tried it Tuesday.

A few weeks ago the Tech Department
in my district had a Techshare.
I was bummed I wasn't able to attend, but
they were kind enough to email the presentation
to everyone in the district.
I'm so glad because they shared many things 
that I was not previously familiar with.

Tried It #1: Quixey
Quixey is a search engine for apps.
You can choose your platform that you are searchin' for.
Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Blackberry

Here is what Quixey looks like.

 Just type in the word of an app you are lookin' for.

Your options will pop up.

I really like the ability to search all the 
platforms in one place.
This is especially helpful when askin' students to add
apps to their devices since they might each have a different
type of device.

Tried It #2:  Pocket
Pocket almost reminds me of a Pinterest...
only it's safer for kids.
You have the ability to save items to read for later 
and nobody has to see it, but you.
Or...you can share it with your students
instead of Pinterest(anyone else worry about the things 
that might pop up on Pinterest when you log on?)
I love my friends and their someecards...they make me 
laugh hysterically, but let's face it...they aren't school appropriate.
I don't want to give my kids any ideas that it's okay 
to browse through Pinterest without parent permission.
This is why I think Pocket is a great resource.
Plus, it's available on
Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fire.



Here's a short video about Pocket.

You should definitely check these sites out! 
So far...me likey!

Have you checked out Classroom "App"lications over at
Christy has a great collection of blog posts 
that she and some other fabulous teacher bloggers
have written about how they
are utilizin' iPads in the classroom.
Be sure to spend some time browsin' through there.

Happy Tuesday, friends...only one more day of testin' after today.

13 comments :

  1. Thank you for the great shares! It is hard to find a good app without a recommendation from someone else - this will make it easier! I also have to check out pocket for my own kiddos who are obsessed with pinterest right now looking for rainbow loom designs. This might be a better option!

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  2. Great shares! Thanks! Don't you hate it when you miss a great presentation??

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I haven't heard of either of these!!!

    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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  4. THanks for sharing! I didn't know about either of these, I am always looking for other ways to incorporate technology into my classroom

    I will have to try them out!

    Emily
    Style Closet to Classroom

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  5. Now that I have iPads in my classroom I'm going to need Quixey for sure! I've been playing around in my. Google+ Settings! Will you let me know if you I'm still a "no reply Blogger?" I'm hoping I've fixed it!

    Susan
    Passioninportableland

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    1. I just emailed you. Still "no reply". :(

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  6. I've never heard of either of these (you're always teaching me something new!). I love the idea of Quixey and Pockets. I don't even know where to begin to search for apps and anything that makes it easier would be great for me! Thanks for linking up, friend! XXOO :)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  7. Quixey is literally an answer to my prayers!
    The Big Apple Teacher
    Meredith

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  8. Allison! I reverted back to a simple Blogger Profile and was able to change my settings to show email! Try it and see if it works!

    Susan
    Passioninportableland

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  9. Thanks for linking up... this looks terrific! And for the shout out too!! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Christy
    Teachint Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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  10. Hey Allison! Thanks for visiting. I was curious about where you actually live so I checked out your school website (fells like being a stalker a little bit). Terrific website- so much information. Your kids' parents must love you. My husband and I once lived in Jacksonville, FL! Then we moved back home to Alabama!

    Carol
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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    1. My bestie used to live in Jacksonville and taught there, then she came back to the bright side in Panama City Beach! Lol! Thanks for the compliments on my school website. I've had it for years. I don't mind paying the money for it. It's very useful! :)

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  11. Oh my goodness...I have those same worries about Pinterest. Plus, I'm not crazy about the fact that anyone (including parents) can follow my boards. Grrr...I'm going to check out Pocket. Thanks, friend! XO

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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