Firstly, the Australian Curriculum App is a necessity!! While we can all try and ignore it, realistically we have to accept it! So why not make sifting through the content descriptions and achievement standards fun! This App contains the draft Australian Curriculum for K-10 years for English, Mathematics, Science and History. A comprehensive search engine and glossary allows the user to fully understand the implications of a National curriculum. While this App is still in beta mode and not enhanced for the iPad it has great potential and will in the future hopefully be enhanced to include unit plans and the ability to export information to Pages. Best of all it is FREE!!
Next is the ClickView Live App. While this Apps functionality depends on a connection with a ClickView Live device, schools who do not have this feature are missing out on a world of information! This App allows you to watch any of the 6 video streams available from your school's ClickView Live device. I have used this App within the classroom to stream different videos to groups of students. It also allowed me to secretly watch the Commonwealth Games a few weeks ago!! FREE, FREE, FREE! So what is ClickView?? ClickView provides a complete digital video solution for schools and makes it easier for administrators to manage a large video collection, record television and video and store it in the one location. http://www.clickview.com.au/home.php
And finally... (for now!) Mobile Teacher. The Mobile Teacher App compliments the Mathletics program available at: http://www.mathletics.com.au/. This App empowers teachers to review and guide student achievement by sitting individual learning pathways customised to each students strengths and weaknesses. While the computer based teacher program allows you the same function it is quite clunky and cumbersome. Best of all you can change your settings anytime, anywhere! Last week I was able to set students appropriate activities while in the middle of a professional development session.