The Queensland VET Development Centre (QVDC) is currently working on a range of inclusive learning resources to assist the Queensland vocational education and training (VET) sector to implement inclusive learning.
John Pearce's insight:
Love Apptually: Apps to support learning (PDF, 1.36MB) is a resource that has been designed to assist VET practitioners and learners to select applications (apps) for mobile devices that support VET teaching and learning. It highlights a number of mobile and tablet apps focusing on those that support:
the development of foundation skillslearners with a disability.
This resource supports Inclusive Learning: A way forward, and is intended as a living, collaborative document which users will provide feedback to and update.
"This app is a 30-page interactive book that explains a single mathematical idea, the fourth dimension, in language that anyone can understand. Instead of static images or canned videos, this app employs a unique 3D touch interface that lets you literally grasp the concept of the fourth dimension with your own hands."
MagicPlan MEASURES your rooms and DRAWS your floor plan just by taking pictures. You can then get your floor plan in PDF, JPG and DXF format or publish an INTERACTIVE FLOOR PLAN on the web. With MagicPlan, EVERYONE CAN CREATE A FLOOR PLAN IN FEW MINUTES ONLY.
AFIT is a tool to help you learn about nutrition and physical activity as you track your progress each day. The main components are based on a motivational strategy for engagement in a healthy lifestyle.
Anyone can use AFIT to monitor health information as an AFITstudent. You get points and stars as you enter what you eat and what activities you accomplish, starting fresh each day. You get an overview of your progress with the nutrition and activity logs, and you can jump back to review and edit your information for any day in full detail.
If you are a student in a participating educational study, you can log in to submit your information to your teacher. AFITteachers can help students reach full potential by reviewing the daily records.
iNaturalist - An App for Sharing Observations of Nature available for both iDevices and Android. Using the apps you can take a picture, geo-locate it, write your observations, and upload to the iNaturalist community.
More a mobile website rather than an app, (but interesting nonetheless), this pages explains how one school has used WebMobi. The process doesn't require the use of iTunes or app store and WebMobi uses a Freemium business model.
"The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen. The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list." Greg Swanson
The third major update to Silent Film Director was made available in the App Store earlier today. If you have the Pro mode, available as a $0.99 in-app purchase, MacPhun lists the following editing tool additions brought along in Silent Film Director v3.0: Split video Take picture from the video Duplicate video piece Flip video Play video with original sound
Whether you’re a substitute or a regular classroom teacher, games are a great way to fill extra time at the end of a lesson. Classroom teachers around the world play games with their kids to entertain, educate and to reward.
We have assembled this collection of some of the enduring games that have been used by teachers for decades. These games don’t require much in the way of special materials, and classrooms can be easily arranged to accommodate the games in this app. While some of the games are active, most don’t risk injury in the classroom, leaving running and jumping for the gym or the playground.
Geometry Pad is an application designed for iPad and Android tablets. Geometry Pad is your personal assistant in learning geometry and understanding key geometry concepts through practice.
With the Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometry shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate metrics of the shapes. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.
From @mrrobbo MusicWorkout is a unique interval timer that utilises your music to inform you when it's time to rest and time to work. Perfect for teachers, coaches, trainers or anyone looking to improve their fitness.
The Atlas of Living Australia (Atlas) is a national initiative to bring together rich information about Australian plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms, and make it publicly available online. The Atlas contains over 30 million occurrence records from a wide range of sources, as well as species pages, photos, distribution maps and mapping tools, national species lists, identification keys, heritage literature, and more.
Celebrate your child’s art with My Story, the simplest story maker and book creator in the App Store. My Story combines drawing, photos, voice, and text to promote literacy and creativity for you and your child together.