Educational Apps Part 4 – Productivity and Design & Food Technology

Attendance (free)





Do you want to do away with your paper attendance rolls? This will not take the place of the DECD home group roll we take at PBAS but it will take the place of our secondary subject rolls. This is an exceptionally easy app to use. Once your students are entered you just follow the prompts to take the roll. The roll can be emailed so a paper version can be produced. The school requires a paper copy to be kept on file. I have used this app during term 4 and found it so much easier than the paper version. For a start I always take my iPad to my classes but did not always remember to take my paper version, hence it was never filled out very accurately. I will be using this app for attendance from now on.


iCabMobile ($1.99)

This app is a Web browser like Safari, Internet Explorer, FireFox or Google Chrome. The great thing about this app is that it allows you to download video from the Internet, store it in the browser then save it to your photo roll on your iPad. Other browsers do not do this. I use a lot of skills video in PE sourced from You Tube and previously have had to download it on my laptop, convert it to an mp4 file, place it in a folder that syncs with my ipad and then plug in my iPad so it syncs through iTunes. Watch the video below to see how easy you can download video to your ipad from iCabMobile. Once video is downloaded it can be used in any app that allows the importing of video i.e. iMovie or use it to view You Tube clips offline with your class.

Design and Food Technology











Both of these apps are for the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education). This is England’s equivalent of our SACE. These two apps are basically text books and provide a huge range of information that I could see being useful for our senior students (someone might tell me otherwise as both of these subjects are not in my field of expertise). Definitely worthy of a look. If you type design technology into the search bar of the app store you will also get apps called; Design and technology, iDT HD, Resistant materials, Systems and Control, Electronic Products and Design & Technology: Food.




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