I will admit, as many times as I have looked at the dance symbols and notations for dance, I sometimes still have a tendency to forget or get some confused. The KineScribe app is able to upload all relevant dance symbol notations at any time, which is great and very necessary for students. This app is a great on-hand device for both teaching and choreographing. You can show your students the charts as well as create new ones and choreograph different paths of movements and tasks.
I have always been a fan of Pandora, since I first discovered it and listened to a variety of music on a big chinky desk top computer before the days of iTunes and iPads. Now that there is the Pandora app for iPad, I am able to listen to an array of music at anytime and in any location. It is wonderful and has been a huge help to access a pandora classical station on my iPad while studying for finals in the library, or warming up my body to the “Best of the 90s” mix. The Pandora App works well for anytime, any place, and any mood.
Ever since the Fall Semester when I downloaded the iBooks app on my iPad, I have have been using it almost everyday, both in and out of class. The app works great for downloading books off the internet or transferring files from professors, including long readings. It has been a huge asset in my academics to transfer long, one hundred page readings into the iBooks library and access them anytime, especially on the long train rides home, and busy waits on the subway platform. Highly recommend for all students to have this app on their iPad.
I just learned about the iPad app “Things To Learn” geared for students and teachers. My professor introduced this app to our Dance Methods class while drafting a Hip Hop Lesson. It is so much fun to play around with the different symbols and flip through content areas. A teacher is able to create a test for almost any age and level of learner. The visuals and content are also very child friendly and could give students a more positive association with the word quiz or test. The “Things To Learn” app would also work well for parents in developing new learning skills for their younglings.
Duolingo – This app is great because it teaches you another language. I think it’s useful because as a teacher you would have students whose second language is English, so it might be difficult for us to communicate. Using an app that can help both the teacher and student communicate is always important because it’ll make it easier for the student to learn along with the rest of their class.
Inspiration – This app is great for teachers who want to use a visual aid to help with breaking down content for their students. It is also useful for students who might want to write an essay but don’t know where to start. This can serve as a map planner/guider.
Whiteboard – This app is a great alternative to drawing with only pencil and paper. There are multiple colors and different sizes of boldness in the writing. Students can use this app when creating art, but digitally.
I teach hip hop in an after school program at a private school. I love pandora radio because I can play kid friendly hip hop music that the students enjoy and find relevant. It is an easy way to use current music and look for new artists as well.