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Brief Descriptions

iMovie

   
iMovie: Get your children filming and editing their own stories. Great for sequencing, story telling. Children as young as KS1 can get to grips with this software and be making their own films really quickly.                                                          
   KeyNote   Keynote  : For making presentation, (like powerpoint). These skills are taught from year 3. Good for making a slide show of your holiday diary & photos to show Granny.
   Pages    Pages: Word processing, leaflet making

Handwriting and Phonics

   abcJoinedUP    abc joined up : for letter formation - leading to joining up. Use setting to make sure you have the right type of  'f' 'b' 'z'.
  Hairy Letters   Hairy Letter:  Initial letter formation, start with this app to become familiar with shape and formation of letter before going onto joining. Also does some simple segmenting (spelling)
 Phonics Awareness    Phonics awareness:
Mr Thorne Phonics   Mr Thorne Phonics: A collection of videos that introduce phonemes (sounds). Could be used to reinforce homework, or just to join in with Mr Thorne

 Hand Control

 Dexteria    Dexteria: Good for children who are haveing fine motor skill issues, finding handwriting tricky. 3 different activites to try. You can record best scores so have something to aim towards.

 Maths

 Pop Maths    Pop Maths: Number bonds, good for increasing memory recall
MultiTouch Maths    Multitouch maths : Make numbers using up to 4 fingers at a time. A bit like a Maths version of Twister for your hands!
 MathBingo    Math Bingo
 Solving Maths    Solving Maths
Times table Lab    Times table lab: Good for improving tables recall speed. Presents in an interesting way
Garage Band    Garage Band: Recording and composing your own tunes. Used in Music lessons

 Geography

Google Earth    Google Earth: Get a feel for maps and aerial photographs

 Art Range

 Animation    
 Doink    Doink : Remember drawing little stick men on the corners of your book to make animations. Doink uses the same idea to create fabulous animations.
 PuppetPals    Puppetpals: Create your own storys and add the voices. Good for story telling and speaking and listening
Toontastic    Toontastic: Create your own storys and add the voices. Good for story telling and speaking and listening. A range of different settings. More characters can be bought within the app.
Comic Strip   Comic strip/ Strip Design/ Comic book : Use your own photographs to make comic strips to retell stories. Use a range of effects on your photos, Include maps, add speech bubbles. A great way to explore story telling for those who don't want to sit down a write a story, and an extension for those who do!
Strip Design   Comic strip/ Strip Design/ Comic book : Use your own photographs to make comic strips to retell stories. Use a range of effects on your photos, Include maps, add speech bubbles. A great way to explore story telling for those who don't want to sit down a write a story, and an extension for those who do!
Comic Book   Comic strip/ Strip Design/ Comic book : Use your own photographs to make comic strips to retell stories. Use a range of effects on your photos, Include maps, add speech bubbles. A great way to explore story telling for those who don't want to sit down a write a story, and an extension for those who do!

Useful Links

Ipads in Education News Report - Ipods and Ipads are helping our children learn without realising it.
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