So I was requested to look into apps for Meditation (for students with test anxiety) and for Geography. Here are some that immediately came up that I’m interested in pursuing.
Apps that I want to try
I can be Fearless by Human Progress
Universal Breathing Pranayama Free
Self-Help for Anxiety Management
Take a Break!
Atlas for iPad Free
iGIS for iPad Free
World Customs and Maps (if I can get it in the US Store … right now I only see it in the iTunes UK store)
Here are some other websites for Nicholas, the Geography teacher, to obtain latitude, longitude, and elevation information:
http://mygeoposition.com/ (This one seems to do it with the greatest ease of the three I’ve reviewed).
I should totally make a rubric for my app reviews and share them on this site and my other blog. Maybe tonight.
Also, from last night’s review, I really dig both Tynker and Hopscotch as possible beginning programming apps for the iPads. I just need to see if both are available on the iPod touches as those are the only ones available to students. If not, I can easily imagine an introduction to computer programming starting with Scratch (online resource and it’s free) supported with lesson plans (Josie Kirkland, a former student of mine, did amazing work in this area), with computer science introductions from Khan Academy, followed by Coursera, and then Code Academy as a resource. All free. Could quickly advance the skills of students.