Monday, June 3, 2013

Apps A-Z: Follett Digital Reader

Follett Digital Reader
Follett Digital Reader is an app I'm really excited about using next year. This app allows students and teachers to download ebooks from the school's library (of ebooks).  I was hoping for an app like this at the beginning of this past school year, but it didn't work out. We didn't get this app until school was almost out. So, I didn't have time to use it with students. The students did check out books to use in guided reading, and some students even checked out other books on their own. I was able to login to a student's account and look at the app,  and it looks very promising. If you've used this app I would love to hear what you think about.

Here are a few apps I've used as time fillers. Students do not have these apps on their iPads. 

4 Pics 1 Word 
4 Pics 1 Word very addictive! Besides being an addictive game, it is good for vocabulary development. I would display a puzzle, via air server, onto the smart board as we waited for buses to be called at the end of the day. The students really liked it! If we couldn't figure out a puzzle we would take a screen shot of it an email it to another class to see if they could figure it out. The kids really liked this part it made it sort of a challenge. 

Flow Free 

Flow free is another addictive game, but good for problem solving. I used this app at the end of the day as well.  Students would take turns using my iPad  to solve the puzzles. If they failed to solve it the next student would try. 

Are there any apps you are using "just for FUN?"