Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available.
While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom.
This site will change almost daily as it will be updated with new and exciting apps!
If you find any that you have worked with in your classroom please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @bloomsapps or @dmileham75 with your suggestions. Thanks for checking the site!
Two Links to some iTunesU courses relating to iOS Integration: 1 iPad by Erie 1 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (https://itun.es/us/8oZxT) Movie Making\Digital Storytelling
iPACC101 by Erie 1 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services http://tinyurl.com/mcgvd4z ---- This is an iTunesU course that dives into the free native options that come with the iPad. Included are resources and teaching ideas ... make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any of the new resources that are going to be added!
LiveBinder with Technology Resources for 5th Grade Math Common Core Curriculum http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1186363
Camera to PDF Free - cool little app that turns your device into a scanner. Anything that you take a picture of is converted into a PDF and is now useable in apps such as notability.
Pangea Safari - This is a fantastic App for science teachers who are teaching ecology and food chains.
STUDYBLUE Flashcards: Yes it is another flash card app but it does allow for students to easily self check their knowledge.
Socrative: A great solution for using iOS devices in the classroom as clickers. There are two versions - the teacher and student - the teacher allows you to monitor in real time what the kids are doing.
LiveBinders: I would be remiss if I didn't post this. It is great to see this coming to the iOS platform!
While not necessarily an app - Using Lit2Go is an exceptional way to teach reading comprehension and listening using the iOS platform. Typically I create a folder on the device for the story that I want the kids to listen to, and place the link to the story and its support page in the folder. Also along with using Dropbox and smartNote Free, the students can complete the support material and hand it in to me. At last check the free version of smartNote was rated higher than the paid...go figure.
educreations Another great app for screen casting, recording lessons, etc. I really like this one as the implications in a special education classroom are too many to list.
Demibooks Composer This is a great app for creating interactive books. It is free for the time being so get it while you can!
icon Project A great app for creating personalized icons for your iDevice. I especially love the fact that you can customize the picture on the app to reflect it's purpose. Again, repurposing this in your special ed class or a regular ed class to direct students to the correct place is a great feature.