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1 Classics and ICT Helen Lowe and Ana Martin

2 ICT resources and tools There are so many materials, learning resources and teaching tools available that it is impossible to provide a definitive list. The following is a selection of websites, computer programs and iPad apps that might be of some interest and help to you Practical / technical issues are addressed herehere

3 Just a few popular websites ARLT – of course! The Classics Library Perseus Digital Library Cambridge Latin Course op^home op^home

4 Classics resources The Latin Library – for texts Panoply – vase animations (as seen at ARLT!) Theoi – quality copyright free images & more British Museum

5 Classics resources Eton Greek Project e6-707c-44d4-a3d7-f8b93df8751f e6-707c-44d4-a3d7-f8b93df8751f Athenaze Greek Exercises Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze https://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/ariad ne/ https://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/ariad ne/ Open University – introducing Ancient Greek and Reading Classical Greek with Reading Greek textbook

6 Online courses – active MOOC – Massive Open Online Courses: good for blending with your own teaching Coursera – online courses with international universities https://www.coursera.org https://www.coursera.org edX – online courses from top universities https://www.edx.org https://www.edx.org

7 Podcasts and lectures – passive In Our Time, AHOW – two BBC radio series available as podcasts – thousands of programmes to choose from iTunesU - podcasts, e.g. Stanford Virgil (Susanna Braund), Ancient Greek History (Donald Kagan) Content from iTunes Store, app from App Store ClickView – online video library (subsription required) nline.clickview.co.uk/ nline.clickview.co.uk/

8 Recording computer actions – screencasts Record your actions on the computer screen, with sound (computer-based as they don’t work without Java on iPads – but see also apps):apps Jing Screencast-o-matic matic.com/screen_recorder matic.com/screen_recorder Screenr – instant screencasts (no need to sign up)

9 Presenting work Prezi A different kind of presentation experience – avoid “death by PowerPoint” eXeLearning Allows you to collate work and display as a website without any web designing skills

10 File sharing “Cloud-based” or virtual file storage is good for saving and sharing teaching files and student work Here are just a few options (in no particular order): Dropbox Google Drive iCloud – Apple’s virtual storage system https://www.icloud.com https://www.icloud.com

11 File sharing SkyDrive – Microsoft’s version https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0 &rpsnv=11&ct= &rver= &wp=MBI_SSL_SHARED&wreply=https:%2F%2 Fskydrive.live.com%2F&lc=2057&id=250206& cbcxt=sky&mkt=en-GB&cbcxt=sky https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0 &rpsnv=11&ct= &rver= &wp=MBI_SSL_SHARED&wreply=https:%2F%2 Fskydrive.live.com%2F&lc=2057&id=250206& cbcxt=sky&mkt=en-GB&cbcxt=sky

12 Collaboration Google+ has loads of different tools https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=oz&passiv e= &continue=https://plus.google.com/?gpsrc%3Dgpl p0%26partnerid%3Dgplp0 https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=oz&passiv e= &continue=https://plus.google.com/?gpsrc%3Dgpl p0%26partnerid%3Dgplp0 Wiggio – create groups for ing and file sharing WordPress – free online blog or website, plus other functions Google Blogger https://www.blogger.com/features https://www.blogger.com/features Tumblr https://www.tumblr.com https://www.tumblr.com

13 Collaboration and tracking MoPad – Mozilla collaborative site https://etherpad.mozilla.org https://etherpad.mozilla.org – set up for student collaboration – track contributions OneNote – online and a free app – run collaborative projects and track changes – make notes with images, handwriting, text, etc – can be shared via an embedded link on a school intranet – no account required

14 Classroom tools Random.org For dividing students into randomly selected groups or producing shuffled lists Timer – there are many available, e.g. https://www.teachit.co.uk/custom_content/Timer/clock3.h tml https://www.teachit.co.uk/custom_content/Timer/clock3.h tml Padlet – use for plenary or AfL – like digital Post It notes IHMC CmapTools – create concept maps

15 Sound and vision Video and audio programs for PC MovieMaker – Microsoft film editing software gb/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=overview gb/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=overview Audacity – free sound recording and editing program

16 Sound and vision Video and audio programs for Mac Both programs are also available as iPhone / iPad apps: iMovie – Apple’s film editor GarageBand – Apple’s music recording and editing progam

17 Image manipulation and comic strips Pixlr – free online image editing software Make Believe Comics – make your own comic strips Comic Life – another one for making comic strips

18 Content curation Pinterest – online pinboard website: Select, edit and share content from around the web – use for directed tasks, preparation / research, plenary exercises, AfL, feedback etc https://pinterest.com https://pinterest.com Scoop It! – also use this as a virtual pinboard for gathering together online articles Spotify – useful for creating a playlist to suit works, characters etc https://www.spotify.com https://www.spotify.com

19 Online resources for teachers… Puzzle and quiz creation tools for teachers, e.g. The Whiteboard Blog – 12 puzzle and quiz creation tools for teachers creation-tools/ creation-tools/ Teachers Direct – Blockbusters, word searches etc resources/education-links.aspx resources/education-links.aspx Quia Web – educational games, quizzes etc – choose from existing (Latin and Classics categories) or make your own (subscription necessary) – requires Java PowerPoint, of course!

20 …forms, questionnaires, quizzes… Google forms – create your own forms / surveys (just one of the Google apps available) Survey Monkey – free online survey and questionnaire tool https://www.surveymonkey.com https://www.surveymonkey.com Socrative – classroom quizzes with immediate feedback Mentimeter – create online questions with immediate / live answers and feedback https://www.mentimeter.com https://www.mentimeter.com Piazza – “ask, answer, explore…” https://piazza.com https://piazza.com Quizlet – simple free learning tools for students & teachers

21 quizzes, puzzles, games… Wordle – make your own word clouds Tagxedo – another word cloud site Memrise – quizzes etc for languages – existing or make your own (there is also an app) What2Learn – online games and quizzes Microsoft Excel – functionality for creating quizzes e-Chalk – online teaching resources for IWBs Discovery Education – Free Puzzlemaker

22 Social media sites You may find these useful for research, sharing resources / information etc, but always check school data / child protection guidelines before using – these are just a few of the better-known: Facebook https://www.facebook.comhttps://www.facebook.com Twitter https://twitter.comhttps://twitter.com Instagram

23 There’s an app for that! Apps for teaching and learning using iPads

24 There’s an app for that! There are thousands of apps available (plus you can make your own) and there are new ones being released all the time, so the ones that follow represent just a small selection All of those shown are suitable for iOS / Apple devices (owing to their increasing presence in schools) but not necessarily for the Android platform – and there are plenty that are available for Android and not Apple devices!

25 Getting hold of apps The vast majority of the apps shown are available via iTunes, but some require a visit to the relevant website (all icons are linked to a source webpage) Apple operate a Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) for schools which offers discounts for purchases of 20+ copies, e.g. Pipiatum at half price

26 Latin apps SPQR Latin GCSE Latin Speed Latin (free version or paid upgrade) Learn Latin LatinOWL iPad Imperium Word Tools CLC (currently only available on US iTunes)

27 More Latin, Greek etc… Latin I – Common Entrance to GCSE Pipiatum – three Common Entrance Levels Ancient Greek Ancient Greek [vocab tester] Attikos Londinium Roma Pompeii HD

28 Display tools - AirPlay Display your iPad screen on the interactive whiteboard (IWB), record input or turn an iPad into an IWB: Apple AirPlay is not actually an app, but is integral to many portable Apple devices Mirrors your iPad (with iOS7 or later), iPhone, iPod Touch on another screen, whiteboard, Apple TV, HDTV and speakers (via Apple TV)

29 Display tools Doceri – displays an iPad screen on an IWB with AirPlay or through a Mac / PC – Control a computer through your iPad – Connect wirelessly to an associated computer – with the download US$30 but a teacher rebate is available (conditions apply – of course!) Reflector – also an AirPlay receiver and (like AirPlay) it is not an app, but: – Mirrors an iPad or iPhone to a Mac or PC – Enables your iPad to communicate wirelessly with any computer connected to the IWB – free trial for 10 mins / US$12.99

30 Class / student management iDoceo – teacher’s assistant: set up class lists for recording attendance, achievement, etc; timetable, resource manager (costs £4.99) TeacherKit – personal organiser for classes & student: attendance, grades, behaviour etc (similar to iDoceo – free) ClassDojo – use to show immediate feedback on student effort and achievement – most effective with younger pupils

31 Workflow, file sharing, collaboration Manage workflow, distribute information, share work with students – and vice versa, enable collaborative group work, allow students to submit work and receive feedback Available for computer or as a free app: iCloud – Apple’s “cloud-based” storage system https://www.icloud.com https://www.icloud.com Evernote – versatile management and organisational tool https://evernote.com https://evernote.com

32 Workflow, collaborating and sharing Dropbox – cloud-based file storage and sharing https://www.dropbox.com https://www.dropbox.com Skype / Facetime (on Apple devices) for online collaboration (computer or app) Edmodo – closed social network, post / share assignments, receive grades, track progress, share content https://www.edmodo.com https://www.edmodo.com

33 Screencasting and whiteboards Explain Everything – screencasting, interactive whiteboard and more (£1.99) Educreations – turns an iPad into a recordable whiteboard ShowMe – personal interactive whiteboard – records a limited amount of in-app writing / sketching Jot! – simple whiteboard, live sketch sharing Splashtop Whiteboard (£6.99)

34 More whiteboards… Screenchomp – record annotations & audio Whiteboard HD £2.99 – whiteboard app Smart Whiteboard HD – simple whiteboard SyncSpace – collaborative zoomable whiteboard Groupboard – collaborative whiteboard BaiBoard – collaborative whiteboard

35 Quizzes, flashcards, presentations – create and share (app / computer) Memrise – for learning languages including Latin; existing quizzes or make your own; with live interactivity; teacher and student apps but you / students can also interact via the website Socrative – access existing and set up your own (easier on computer) interactive quizzes etc with immediate feedback – requires teacher and student apps Nearpod – access existing public interactive presentations, quizzes, tests etc and create your own – with live feedback, no student sign up required Cram – create and access a huge range of existing flashcards for students – requires student sign up

36 Presentations / mind maps Keynote – Apple’s presentation app £6.99 SlideShark – project presentations on IWB – retains functional external web links Prezi – alternative to PowerPoint (but clunky compared to the computer-based version) Popplet – also for presentations or mind maps (free “lite” version available)

37 Get creative! Wordsalad – makes a “word cloud” from any given text Morfo – create “talking heads” with facial images / photos and recorded audio Puppet pals – make your own puppet shows (limited range of characters in free version)

38 Marking work Markup – grade, annotate and mark up work DocAs – record actions and audio, mark up files, share on SMARTBoard, convert files to pdf, (also available as a free “lite” version ) Showbie – collect, review and annotate student work

39 Word processing and note taking There are dozens of WP and note-taking apps out there, including Notes that comes free on every iPad. These are just some of the best known of the rest: Pages – the Apple version (£6.99) Evernote – organisational tool, also for note taking neu.Notes+ – note taking, drawing – like a mini- whiteboard – the free app is no longer available (£1.49) Notes Plus – for the serious note-taker (£6.99)

40 Online “curation” Scoop.it! – online curation for web articles Pinterest – develop online “pinboards” of images by linking to other sites – can be used for research / feedback with students Flipboard – develop an online “magazine” by linking to articles on the web

41 Video and audio apps iMovie – create and edit your own videos Garage Band – create and edit your own sound tracks https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/garageba nd/id ?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/garageba nd/id ?mt=8

42 Lovely knowledge… British Library 19 th century books TED – videos of lectures by a host of people on a whole range of different topics iTunesU – a wealth of resources from international universities on an enormous range of subjects Coursera – free online courses from over 100 universities in more than 20 subject areas

43 Programming your own… Here are just a few of options if you want to make your own apps for computers or mobile devices. It takes time and patience but mostly a lot of attention to detail, and will cost you money if you get serious, but once you have made an app – or got a student to do it for you! – you can modify it: LiveCode – for designing quizzes, apps and more AppShed – make your own apps for teaching tools and learning resources without the programming required for LiveCode HyperNext Android Creator – for building Android apps MIT App Inventor

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