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.