I finally got it. My beloved iPhone. You must understand that as a Nerdy Teacher (and avid Apple enthusiast), getting an iPhone has been one of my greatest desires for years. And then, on Christmas morning…I got it. Since that fateful Christmas day, I’ve been told by those around me that I may use the term “iPhone” a bit gratuitously. For example, “My sister texted me to day, on my iPhone…” or “Does anyone know what the word “Dunderhead”means? No? Well, let me look it up on my iPhone!”, or “Come look at the picture of the baby I took on my iPhone.”
I have found several apps that have been great as a teacher!
1. iGrade--This is an alternative to your traditional grade slider. Just put in the number of questions and it gives you the percentages. This one is free.
2. NumPad. When I do grades at home on my laptop, I’m always super annoyed because it doesn’t have a number pad so it takes forever to enter each one. Enter, NumPad! I don’t know exactly how this works, but it turns your iPhone into a wireless number pad and works great!
3. Dropbox. I have posted about Dropbox before, and the Dropbox app is no exception! You can have all your files at your fingertips. You can even quickly attach any file to an email to share with others. I was at a workshop a few weeks ago and told a teacher I met there about a writing rubric I created, I was able to email it to her directly from Dropbox!
4. Google Mobile–specifically, Google Tasks. I use this to make to do lists on my phone and then I can access them at school or at home. (Of course, you know my love of making lists and crossing things off!)
Does anyone else have any apps that the use in the classroom?