Team effort on the iPad lesson salvage

IYanMy year 8 double lesson was going really well until we hit a pothole. I have been so pleased the Year 9s were making such good progress with GoAnimate and like it. WITHOUT CHECKING FIRST I assumed it would work on the iPads. My mistake. I plead end of term brain fatigue. Always prepare properly with technology. GoAnimate does not work on the iPads because it needs flash. I had the class all ready to use and explore it for our next assignment and then we fell in a hole. The beauty of technology is you can dig yourself out pretty quickly with a team effort on the problem solving. We put our iPads away and had a 5 minute think tank. The best solution seemed  to be to go to the app store to see what free alternatives there were. They had another 5 minutes and had to tell me when they had something good so I could make a list on a PowerPoint slide as we discovered suitable apps. They were so impressed with themselves and so serious about problem solving. I asked them to find free apps because we would be trying them out and  they could be comic strip or animation apps. These are the apps they valued:

Comic Puppets Lite
Comic Maker HD
Animation Maker HD
Caption Distraction Lite

Some took a photo of the list because they were going to try them all. We all got started on an app to see what we could do and how well we could practice the French we had learnt this semester. We included ComicLife (paid )on our list because a number of students had it and wanted to use it. Once we have done our assignment we shall do a review of these apps because I am pretty sure we are now trialling them all. GoAnimate is going down really well with the year 9s but they have MacBooks. It will be great if we can find something as well thought out for the iPads.

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  1. […] my main focus is French. We are making comic strips at the moment and we came up with a list of recommended apps. My year 8s could not speak highly enough of this app and when I asked them to show me what they […]

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