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    This website is all about giving you Apps to use in your classroom. If you are looking for structured teacher training programmes (takes you from the basics to inspiring your class), please check out www.thomascreightontraining.com

    Click on the "Available in the App Store" link beside/under each App icon to directly download the App from iTunes


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    Friday
    Nov282014

    Lesson Ideas using Creativity Apps

    Apple have released a series of interactive books which give educators ideas on how to use some creativity apps in their classroom. The books are free and are easy to follow, with examples for all ages and subjects.

     

    For the link to download any of the books click here.

    Tuesday
    Nov112014

    Keyboard extensions

      

    With new Keyboard extensions you can plug in keyboards from other apps and use them across a range of other apps. This allows a user to unlock the power of some impressive Keyboards and use them in their favourite apps. One such Keyboard extension is Lowercase.

    Lowercase Keyboard is a custom keyboard that uses both lowercase and uppercase letters, as well as a simplified set of numbers and special characters. The keyboard has been designed with primary students in mind.  

    Lowercase Keyboard follows the layout of the default keyboard closely so it is easy to use. The font of the Lowercase Keyboard is "OpenDyslexic" which has been created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. 

     

    Another useful keyboad extension comes from Assistiveware, and is called Keedogo/Keeble. Which is available in 3 versions. Keedogo for students just learning to read, write and type. Keedogo Plus, which includes Automatic Captialisation and word prediction. While, Keeble is an iOS keyboard that allows users with fine motor-challenges, switch users and users with vision impairments to type in any app.

     

    The keyboard provides a simplified layout with just the essential keys so early writers can focus only developing their skills rather than being distracted by symbols and functions they don’t yet need.

    Keedogo offers the possibility to choose a QWERTY or ABC layout. Featuring lowercase letters and color-coded vowels, learning has never been easier. Keedogo can be used in any app as an alternative to the standard iOS keyboard.


    Monday
    Jan062014

    The Dead - James Joyce App out now

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    'The Dead' is regarded by many as the greatest short story of the twentieth century. The closing story of 'Dubliners', it begins with a party in Ushers Island on January 6th, the feast of the Epiphany and the last night of Christmas. To mark the centenary of the publication of Dubliners, UCD Humanities Institute is delighted to announce the release of an exciting new iPad app - including the full story read by renowned actor Barry McGovern plus period images and audio commentaries.

    At number 15 Ushers Island, on the 6th of January, Kate and Julia Morkan hold their annual dinner party. Gabriel Conroy and his wife enjoy the company, dancing and music. When his wife hears the folksong, ‘The Lass of Aughrim’ sung plaintively by another guest, she remembers the young man who once loved her and sang to her on another snowy night. And Gabriel discovers his marriage and his life are not all he imagined them to be.

    Monday
    Dec302013

    Power up your battery life with these simple tips

     

     

    Do you want to improve your battery life on any of your iOS7 devices? This short demonstration gives you at least 7 ways to drastically improve battery life!

    Tuesday
    Dec172013

    Quizzem - The Junior Cert Biology Game

     

    A multiplayer quiz game designed to help you remember all the information required for the Junior Cert Biology exam. Play with family or friends!

     

    The game is made for 2, 3 or 4 players and it's main goal is to encourage fun, co-operative learning, improve literacy and numeracy skills alongside improving exam results. It also provides a way for parents to get involved in their child's learning. They can support them at home just by playing the game.