Mitch Squires's Blog

iPhone Apps in my classroom

Posted by mitchsquires on April 26, 2011

The following is a list of apps I use in in my classroom. They are all free except for StoryRobe, which is well worth the $1.19.

Student Creativity

StoryRobe ($1.19)- create simple digital stories using photos and audio with an easy upload to YouTube. Student Example

Audioboo – records speech and other audio and uploads instantly in to an easily embeddable format. Student Example.

Xtranormal – make short animated videos using interesting characters, voice recording or text and customisable backgrounds. Easily embeddable.

Animoto – used to create short, catchy slideshows with a musical background. Student Example

Vimeo – upload, edit and publish videos to the web. Easy to embed. Student Example

YouTube – upload and publish videos to Youtube.

MindMeister – create mindmaps that can be published and edited on an iPhone or on the web. Easy to embed.

Flickr – upload photos directly to this photo-sharing site. Student Example

PS Express – edit photos you have taken, including exposure, tinting, borders, soft focus, etc.

Comic Touch Lite – add captions or comic style thought/speech bubbles to photos.

Lino – a sticky notepad for sharing


WordPress – manage and write posts, pages and comments on blogs, including moderating student blogs.

Information Distribution

QR Reader – guide students to websites easily and quickly with QR codes.

Edmodo – manage your edmodo groups from your phone.

Other Tools

Mobile RSS – keep on top of all your reading on your phone.

TED Talks – concise, inspirational talks on anything and everything.

Australian Curriculum – the incoming curriculum goes digital.

Twitter for iPhone – connecting with educators around the world.

Check out this terrific blog from Steph Westwood at Cardiff North PS chronicling her iPod Touch trial and the use of a range of different apps with K-3 students.

Which are your favourite apps? What are you using with your students?

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One Response to “iPhone Apps in my classroom”

  1. itsFISKY said

    Loving xtranormal app Mitch! Also Audioboo is a great, easy way to record your students using your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch! A great list! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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