Are you interested in exploring which free mobile apps could help you in your teaching or supporting your students? Would you like to take part in a fun, free, practical online course this December? Then the 12 Apps of Christmas could be for you.
Last year, over 1000 participants from around the world took part in a new open course hosted by Regent’s University London – the 12 Apps of Christmas. In just a few minutes a day, they learned about and tried out a range of free mobile apps with potential classroom use, built a community of practice, and had fun doing so. The course was a big success, winning the Credo Digital Information Literacy Award and inspiring people to run versions at their own institutions.
- ExplainEverything for easily making videos of screencasts and interactive whiteboards on your tablet.
- Aurasma for creating augmented reality experiences.
- Office Lens that turns your mobile into a document scanner and includes optical character recognition to turn scanned documents into searchable text.
- Trello to help organise yourself and projects.
- StudyBlue that allows you to create your own flashcards.
From 1 to 16 December 2016, the 12 Apps of Christmas 2016 will offer a completely new range of carefully selected apps, while keeping to the same simple, entertaining formula which made it so successful last year. Expect guest posts, engaging hands-on activities, and a chance to be part of a friendly, enquiring community of educators worldwide.
And for those of you who took part last year – yes, we’re afraid the Christmas cracker jokes will be back…
To enrol on the 12 Apps of Christmas 2016, visit http://tinyurl.com/12AoC16, and check out their video below.