Welcome to Math Inquiry Using iPads and iDevices

Jaclyn Calder - @jaccalder - jcalder@scdsb.on.ca

Curriculum Continuum from Grades 6 - 10


Possible Activities

  1. Getting files on and off of iPads (Geometers Sketchpad, SMART Notebook, Spreadsheets)

  2. Digital Manipulatives

  3. Graphing

  4. Making tutorials and showing thinking

  5. Using and Creating Video

  6. Creating Audio

  7. Curation

  8. Document Camera and Sharing

  9. Collaboration

  10. Polling and Quizzing





Apps


app
cost
types of iDevices
what it does
Dropbox
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
Stores files in the cloud.
Use it to get files onto the iPad (like geometers sketchpad and SMART notebook files)

Go to www.dropbox.com on a computer, login and upload files you want on your iPad.

Dropbox Support
Numbers
$9.99, but free on brand new iDevices
iPad, iPod, iPhone
Spreadsheet. Can be sent to others as a file.
Google Spreadsheet - Google Drive
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
Spreadsheet in the cloud. Collaborative - many people can be in the spreadsheet at one time.
SMART Notebook
$4.99
iPad
You can open up SMART Notebook files that you created on your computer, on your iPad. Great for making a file of manipulatives for students to open up and work with on iPad.
Sketchpad Explorer
free
iPad
Open up Geometers Sketchpad files on the iPad to use, manipulate. There are some ready-made activities or you can import your own.

Sketchpad Explorer support
Desmos
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
You can create, use, make graphs on www.desmos.com or on the iPad app.

Desmos Support
Desmos Knowledge Base

Desmos can be connected to Google Drive so that you can save graphs into your Google Drive.
Geogebra
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile (not well on small screens)
You can create, use, make graphs using Geogebra by:
a. downloading the app to your computer (pc or mac)
b. using the web program found at geogebra web app
c. using the app on iPad, windows8 or android tablets

Geogebra Tutorials
Geogebra Help Pages

Geogebra can be connected to Google Drive so that you can save graphs into your Google Drive.
MyScript Calculator
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone
A calculator you can write the problems in by hand. It converts to text and solves for you. Great for investigations to determine the impact of changing one number over and over again.
MyScript MathPad
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone
An app that lets you handwrite in an equation and it gives you the image of the equation. You can import this image into online discussion forums, etc.
Vernier Video Physics
$4.99
iPad, iPod, iPhone
An app that lets you video a moving object and then track it to create a graph of its motion.

Verniers getting started and FAQ page
Math-Ink
$4.99
iPad, iPod, iPhone
Math-Ink combines Wolfram Alpha’s computational power with the most sophisticated handwriting recognition software to date (Vision Objects - Myscript). Simply draw your expression in the drawing area as if you were using a pen and paper and Math-Ink will do the rest

Math-Inks webpage (Facebook page)
Edmodo
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
Edmodo is a virtual classroom space. It looks very much like Facebook, but is locked down and very safe for classes. There are quiz functionalities, places to submit assignments and store documents. It allows for class discussions, collaboration and sharing.
Edmodo is available on any web browser as well as the iPad app.

Edmodo Teacher Manual
Google+
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
Google+ is a google-based social and sharing place. You can create communities in which students can post images, video and comments.


Google+ can be accessed on web browsers and through the app.
Todays Meet
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile

ShowMe
free
iPad
Create tutorials and animations of your voice and drawing on the screen.

ShowMe.com can be accessed anywhere
Explain Everything
$2.99
iPad
Create tutorials and animations of your voice, drawing, images and video.

http://www.explaineverything.com
Educreations
free
iPad
Create tutorials and animations of your voice, drawing, images.

http://www.educreations.com
Socrative
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
A polling program that can be used on any device.

http://socrative.com

Student App

Teacher App
Evernote and Skitch
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
Evernote - stores notes, files, audio recordings, etc. Tag, organize and share. Available for all devices.

Skitch - annotate images and store in Evernote. Available for all devices.
Audioboo
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
Record audio and share online. Audioboo is available on all web browsers and for most mobile device.s
Sonic Pics
$2.99
iPhone and iPod
Create slide shows with voice overs. Could use images of problem solving in math and student explaining using voice.

http://www.sonicpics.com
Animoto
free + education account
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
Create slide shows with titles and music.
Can be used on laptops or through app on mobile devices. Sign up for an Education account (free) to get extra features.

http://animoto.com
Voicethread
free = 5 free voice threads, in-app purchases after that
iPad, iPod, iPhone
Can be used on a web browser or through the mobile app.

https://voicethread.com
Padlet
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
A digital cork board. Works on all web browsers.

http://padlet.com
Livebinders
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
A place to store and organize webpages, resources, etc.
Works as app on iPads, or on web browsers.
Tutorials

http://www.livebinders.com
Belkin Stage
free
iPad
Makes it easy to use your iPad as a document camera
Sketchlot
free
iPad, iPod, iPhone, computer and other mobile
A browser based drawing program.
Geoboard

iPad
A digital geoboard for the iPad
Virtual Manipulatives

iPad
Fraction pieces (circle or bars) in fractions, decimals and percents.
Algebra Tiles

iPad
Digital algebra tiles for the iPad
Color Tiles

iPad
Digital color tiles for the iPad





General Math Resources