Sunday, April 29, 2012

Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios

I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class. Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using;

Evernote: FREE 
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8


Paper: FREE
Paper is an easy and beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Paper was designed from the ground up for touch and creating on the go. No fussy buttons, settings or other distractions. Paper works the way you think, like a familiar notebook or journal. Have all of your ideas with you in one place.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812?mt=8


Three Ring: FREE
Three Ring is a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations. Unleash the power and the flexibility of digital tools, without sacrificing the important work your students do in non-digital formats. Rescue student work from the bottom of backpacks, trashcans, and filing cabinets and have it at your fingertips.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/three-ring/id504311049?mt=8


Coolibah: FREE
Coolibah is a digital scrapbooking app that could just as easily be used to present student's work as a digital portfolio. The features include: creating your own layouts using unlimited photos, elements, frames and text. You can move, size, and rotate photos, elements and frames anywhere on your layout. More importantly it has layout export for sharing online, texting and emailing

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/coolibah-digital-scrapbooking/id325079858?mt=8


Voicethread: FREE
VoiceThread is already in use by architects, executives, kindergartners, professors, and engineers around the world. More than 25% of the top Universities in the U.S. use VoiceThread to connect and communicate around digital media. Create and share conversations about documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos - basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/voicethread/id465159110?mt=8


Minimal Folio: $2.99 AU
Minimal Folio is the easiest way to present your portfolio of images, video and pdf on your iPad. The app is unbranded so your folio does the talking. Minimal Folio allows you to copy and paste between folios or apps. It also allows Cloud sync to multiple devices with Dropbox as well as the ability to transfer files with iTunes. Settings in the app enable video scrubbing, sync options and more.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/minimal-folio-design-photo/id385429744?mt=8




23 comments:

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  2. Thanks for this list - some great apps on there.

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  3. Another awesome list of apps! Interested much with the Voicethread since I don't have it installed yet.

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  4. These apps are great. One of the things I like best for students archiving or creating a portfolio of their work is Museum Box. Don't know if there is an app for it, but the website lets student create archives of images, music, videos, writing, etc... and when done they can publish it for visitors to the virtual museum to see. It is great for class projects where all of the students or groups are all working on a single subject. Check it out. http://museumbox.e2bn.org/about/

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  5. Excellent post! I will check out these apps. Thank you.

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  6. Thank you for this great post!! I enjoyed every little bit of it,

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  7. Do you think that implementing virtualization techniques can help educationindustry to improve services??

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  8. Have you tried the Learning Assistant portfolio app?

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    1. Hi, Jason! What kind of app is it? Can you give a link where I can read about it?

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  9. Such a Great App lists. I really happy with this post. Such a great work..........

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  10. Thank you for this great post!! I enjoyed every little bit of it,

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  11. I have been using www.wikispaces.com for e-portfolios. It is very easy to upload students' projects, and it is very impressive to view all these things at the end of the year.

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  12. Thank you for the post. I always struggle to sort through so many apps, weed out the ones that won't help, and stumble upon the ones that do. The app you mentioned - Paper - may be particularly helpful for my purposes. I am teaching a secondary math class for students with special needs and learning disabilities. The students in this class range from having dyslexia to autism. I usually have my students complete a short assignment at the end of each day on a piece of a paper (a formative assessment) but I plan on using apps on the iPad for my special needs students. I am looking for easy to use apps that will allow them to write, draw, or speak their answers. I am already planning on incorporating Dragon Dictation, any other suggestions for easy to use apps where they can draw or write?

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  13. What about OneNote? It's superior to OneNote IMO

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  14. Have a look at ePortfolio in the app store (easy portfolio) written by jarrod robinson.

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  15. I think people are now so much desperate about the applications used in phones.Preferably android has hit the recent application business.

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  16. Greg

    Have you ever used my Easy Portfolio App?

    http://www.thepegeekapps.com/portfolio

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