ScreenChomp is a free app for creating and sharing short tutorials or lessons on your iPad. ScreenChomp provides a whiteboard on which you can demonstrate things by drawing and talking people through your instructions. ScreenChomp records your voice as you go. When you finish your recording share it to ScreenChomp.com where a shortened URL will be provided for you to share with anyone you like. From ScreenChomp.com you have the option to download recordings as MPEG-4 files.
The killer feature not mentioned here is that ScreenChomp was created by TechSmith. They make SnagIt, Jing, and Camtasia Studio. ScreenChomp can actually export .camrec files that can later be edited in Camtasia Studio. Oh, and ScreenChomp is free.
This is a game-changer in the whiteboard app scene for me.
Guys. It’s free.
The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) brings a worldwide collection of free children’s books to the iPad. The largest collection of its kind, the ICDL spans the globe with thousands of children’s books from over 60 countries, in a wide assortment of beautiful languages with captivating illustrations. Meet the six Mongolian brothers in search of knowledge, the gray Palestinian peacemaker cat that does something most unusual to the other cat’s ears, or a version of the Three Little Pigs that you surely have never heard before.
A little older, but all the apps are still around. Here are two:
- Pi83 Graphing Calculator: Perform various graphing functions using this calculator. No need for a separate calculator when you have your iPad. Useful for lessons, to help students, or for your own edification. Cost: $0.99
- Cram: This is a study tool meant to help students learn information. But it can also be useful for teachers. You can use it to create tests and quizzes. Plus, using the app provides you with access to online test banks and quizzes. A great way to make test taking more efficient. Cost: $3.99