Making Thinking Visible
by Apple Distinguished Educators
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
This course creatively embeds iOS technologies in authentic ways to support the design of student centered learning experiences and develops strong instructional practices that increase student engagement.
Course participants are strategically guided through a series of differentiated learning engagements. Further, this course is rooted in inquiry, embracing the opportunities for creativity fostered by the exceptional content created by Apple Distinguished Educators.
This course provides opportunities to transform learning experiences emphasizing making thinking visible.
|2||Apple Books||Apple Books lets you lose yourself in the best books and audiobooks right on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch. You’ll find bestsellers, classics, up-and-coming authors, and more — all ready to instantly download and enjoy. Features • Selection: Explore millions of books and audiobooks from every category including fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, kids’ books, comics, and more. • Book Store: Check out Top Charts, and find new releases, limited-time offers, and recommendations for you, updated every week. • Audiobooks: Discover great audiobooks read by actors, authors, and other memorable voices. • Free samples: Preview books and audiobooks while you browse, and download free samples — sometimes before they’re available anywhere else. • Want to Read: Keep track of books and audiobooks you’d like to read next by adding them to your Want to Read collection. • Audiobooks app for Apple Watch: Listen to your favorite audiobooks on your next hike, run, or exercise session, right from your wrist. • Customize your reading experience: Choose between a selection of fonts and easy-to-read page colors. Use Auto-Night Theme and adjust your screen brightness to make reading more comfortable on your eyes. Enabling Scrolling View to move continuously through books instead of flipping pages. iCloud Features • Access any of the books you purchase from Apple Books on all of your devices. • Share your book and audiobook purchases with up to six family members using Family Sharing. • Organize your books and PDFs into personal collections that will appear on all of your devices. • Access bookmarks, highlights, notes, and your current page on all of your devices. Requirements & Store Availability • The Book Store is available in many countries. The selection of available books varies by country. • Downloading content from Books or iCloud requires an Apple ID and Internet access. • Adding books and PDFs from outside the Book Store to the Books app requires they be DRM-free. Some PDF documents may not be compatible with Books.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Don't Create a Book, Create a Field Trip: Building Interactive Multi-Touch Books||Teachers can design fully interactive pages and activities that take advantage of the wealth of interactive features available in iBooks Author. These pages can take students on "virtual field trips" which create opportunities to truly explore content as active participants in the learning process. Learn great tips for creating teacher-made content in iBooks Author.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||Faraway Friends: Collaborative Student Publishing||In this One Best Thing third grade students from Illinois work with kids in Iceland to co-author a multimedia book using Book Creator for iPad.  See ideas for building a culture of collaboration, managing workflow with Book Creator & Dropbox, and sharing a collaboratively authored book.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Creating Authentic Stories for iPad: Publishing Student Authors on the iBooks Store||From authoring on an iPad to publishing on the iBooks Store on a Mac, students can become authentic authors on a variety of subjects for which they have a personal passion. In this One Best Thing, learn how a teacher from Indonesia developed a model that works with children across the globe.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Book Creator for iPad||* THE No.1 Book app for the iPad in 90+ countries. * Common Sense Education Top Pick for Learning 2018 * AASL Best website for Teaching & Learning 2018 Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 50 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more. And when you're done, easily share your book, or even publish to the iBooks Store! - Book Creator makes e-book publishing easy - Wired - One of the Top 50 Apps for the iPad - The Guardian - Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award FEATURES * Add text, choosing from over 50 fonts * Add photos and images from your iPad's photo library, from the web, or use the iPad's camera * Resize, rotate and position content as you like with guidelines and snap positioning * Add video and music, and even record your voice * Use the pen tool to draw and annotate your book * Choose from portrait, landscape or square book sizes * Add super powers to your books with comic templates, stickers and styles * A quick tap and you're reading your book in iBooks! MANY WAYS TO SHARE YOUR BOOK * Publish your book online (teachers only) * Send your book by email * AirDrop to iPhone, iPad or MacBook * Use a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive (and more) * Save your book as a movie file and upload to the web * Print using AirPrint or other printer apps, or export as a PDF * Ability to send via WebDav server, or simply connect your iPad and transfer to iTunes BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! Book Creator ebooks are created using the international ePub standard, so you know they will be readable now and in the future. Book Creator books are optimized for easy publishing to the iBooks Store. See examples of published books at pinterest.com/bookcreator NOTE - FIXED LAYOUT EBOOKS: Book Creator supports iBooks' fixed layout format, including double page images and soundtracks. Fixed layout books are not suitable if you want to create novels, where text flows from page to page. You will not be able to copy in large amounts of text from other documents. FIRST CLASS SUPPORT The app includes a Getting Started manual, plus we have an online support forum at bookcreator.com/support with how-to articles and email support. We love to talk via Twitter - say hello @BookCreatorApp PERFECT FOR THE CLASSROOM: Book Creator is open-ended, creative and cross curriculum, and is one of the most popular iPad apps for teachers across the world. “Book Creator sits atop my list of the best educational apps. I’ve used Book Creator with learners of all ages, from kindergarten to adults. Its simplicity is refreshing, allowing authors to focus on their content.” - Tony Vincent, Learning and Technology Consultant, learninginhand.com “In my opinion the essential education app for the iPad!” - Andrew Rhodes, Apple Distinguished Educator and Director of Technology, International School of Stavanger “I love this app. It’s an incredibly powerful app with a deceptively easy to use interface. One of the three iPad apps every elementary school should buy.” - Dan Callahan, Instructional Technology Specialist K-5 with 1:1 iPads Read case studies and lesson plans from teachers using Book Creator at bookcreator.com/blog TESTIMONIALS: "What a great tool! It’s sleek, intuitive, and easy. Being able to design a fixed layout picture book right on the iPad makes total sense. Highly recommended." - Liz Castro, Author of ‘EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders’ "The app is super intuitive! I was working on a book for my 7 year old niece (who lives in Brazil) in no time. It took me about 30 minutes to put together a book for her, publish in iBooks and email the ePub file to my brother…to open it up on his iPad…. for my niece to read it." - Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, langwitches.org||--||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Book Creator One||Keen to try Book Creator? This app allows you to create one book. Unlock unlimited books (and comic templates!) with the in-app purchase. For schools, we recommend our full app "Book Creator for iPad". Schools can get the app for half price with Apple's Volume Purchase Programme. *** THE No.1 Book creation app for the iPad in 90+ countries *** Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 30 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, photo books, comic books, journals, textbooks and more. And when you're done, share your book with ease, or even publish it to the iBooks Store! - Book Creator makes ebook publishing easy - wired.com - One of the Top 50 Apps for the iPad - The Guardian - Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award FEATURES: * Add text, choosing from 50 fonts on the iPad. * Add photos and images from your iPad's photo library, from the web, or use the iPad's Camera. * Resize, rotate and position images as you like with guidelines and snap positioning. * Add video and music, and even record your voice. * Use the pen tool to draw and annotate your book. * Choose from portrait, landscape or square book sizes. * Have Siri read your book to you in multiple languages with the Reading mode. MANY WAYS TO SHARE YOUR BOOK: * Send your book by email. * AirDrop to iPhone, iPad or Macbook. * Use a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive (and more). * Save your book as a movie file and upload to the web. * Print using AirPrint or other printer apps, or export as a PDF. * Ability to send via WebDav server, or simply connect your iPad and transfer to iTunes. BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! Book Creator ebooks are created using the international ePub standard, so you know they will be readable now and in the future. Book Creator books are optimized for easy publishing to the iBooks Store. See examples of published books at pinterest.com/bookcreator NOTE - FIXED LAYOUT EBOOKS: Book Creator supports iBooks' fixed layout format, including double page images and soundtracks. Fixed layout books are not suitable if you want to create novels, where text flows from page to page. You will not be able to copy in large amounts of text from other documents. FIRST CLASS SUPPORT: - The app includes a Getting Started manual, plus we have an online support forum at bookcreator.com/support with how-to articles and email support. - We love to talk via Twitter - say hello @BookCreatorApp PERFECT FOR THE CLASSROOM: Book Creator is open-ended, creative and cross curriculum, and is one of the most popular iPad apps for teachers across the world. “Book Creator sits atop my list of the best educational apps. I’ve used Book Creator with learners of all ages, from kindergarten to adults. Its simplicity is refreshing, allowing authors to focus on their content.” - Tony Vincent, Learning and Technology Consultant, learninginhand.com “Book Creator is one of the most powerful tools I’ve seen to help turn reading and writing into a fun, collaborative project, that even kids who struggle will just love doing.” - Vicki Davis, @CoolCatTeacher “I love this app. It’s an incredibly powerful app with a deceptively easy to use interface. One of the three iPad apps every elementary school should buy.” - Dan Callahan, Instructional Technology Specialist K-5 with 1:1 iPads “A must for anyone in education. I love this app!” - Joe Moretti, Apple UK Education Mentor Read case studies and lesson plans from teachers using Book Creator at bookcreator.com/blog.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Sketchnote 2014-07-14||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Pic Stitch - Collage Editor||* One of the Top 7 photo apps & Top 100 apps of ALL TIME according to Mashable * Pic Stitch is a feature rich collage maker that stitches photos together with over 300 collage layouts, 20+ filters packs, 10+ border packs, robust video editing tools and allows you to add music to your memories. Pic Stitch packs a simple design with a powerful photo editor to give you everything you could want to make your pictures simply amazing. Use Pic Stitch to create a before-and-after sequence, combine great photos into a collage, or produce a photographic series. Quickly combine multiple photos and videos into one beautifully framed picture. Then share your masterpiece on your favorite social media networks including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Pic Stitch is known amongst the photography community as the ultimate photo editor with powerful collage making tools and templates. If you have ever wondered how social media influencers, bloggers or content creators combine several images into one glamorous frame, this is the secret tool they all use to make their photos pop! Pic Stitch packs an impressive amount of filters, effects, and editing tools to make your photos look their best. The best part is that the user interface is super easy to use and very fluid. Rearranging your photos, cropping them, and adding filters or adjusting settings can be accomplished in seconds. Also, if you take a lot of pictures of yourself or friends, Pic Stitch includes useful photo editing tools to adjust red eye, blemishes, and brightens selfies. Overview: – Over 300 different layouts – Works with photos and videos – 15 different photo aspect ratios optimized for sharing (i.e. 9x16 format for social stories) – Add music you own from Apple Music/iTunes – Customize photo borders – Easy to use UI – Amazing photo FX filters – Pan, rotate, flip, mirror and zoom – Share to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more – Save to your photo album – High resolution export Photo Editing Features: – Quick Enhance: hi-definition, scenery, food, portrait, night – Filter Packs: food, style, radiant, romance, noir, soleil, toy camera, wonderland, pop art, mystic, nostalgia, subtle, tital, wanderlust, jetset, spring, summer, beach, layer pro, cabin pro, grunge, brushes, visual fx, eeeeeats – Effects: exposure, brightness, contrast, structure, warmth, saturation, fade, highlights, shadows, vignette, sharpen – Stickers: decorate your photo collage with your favorite stickers powered by Giphy – Text Editor: insert text overlays and select your choice of font styles, colors, backgrounds, shadows and more – Audio Editor: add your favorite songs from Apple Music/iTunes to bring your pictures to life – Drawing Editor: add your own touch to each photo by selecting a drawing tool of your choice – Meme Editor: turn your photo collage into a meme with a simple template that adds text where it matters most – Watermark Editor: add your own brand logos or create custom watermarks with text, date and time stamps – Frame Editor: white, black, vertical, horizontal, banners, bars – Overlay Editor: circles, pentagons, squares, rectangles, diamonds, grid lines – Rotate & Reflect: left, right, horizontal, vertical – Portrait Editors: blemish, blur, whiten, redeye, splash, sharpen, focus – Crop Tool: 1x1, 1x2, 2x1, 4x6, 6x4, 3x4, 4x3, 5x7, 7x5, 8x10, 10x8, 9x16, 16x9 Premium Features: – Border Packs: unlocks all add-ons including colors, textures, patterns, frame mats and more – Frame Packs: unlocks 170+ unique collage layouts + create your own layout – Unlock Everything: unlocks all premium features including all border packs, frame packs and also removes ads for the ultimate collage making experience Your feedback helps us make the app better! If you have comments or suggestions please email us at email@example.com * Mashable Mentions * http://mashable.com/2015/12/13/best-iphone-photo-apps-of-all-time http://mashable.com/2015/12/08/100-best-iphone-apps||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||APP-straction: Technology-Enhanced Art Education||With a passion for using art as a vehicle for engaging with creative processes, improving visual literacy and divergent thinking skills, this author is keen to share her knowledge and experience in transformational learning in the art room. Explore this One Best Thing and learn how apps can be used to enhance lessons on abstraction.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Student-Created Science Animation: Animation Creator HD to Enhance Understanding||This One Best Thing centers around the use of student created animations in the science classroom.  Animations can be used as both a learning tool and as a way for students to demonstrate mastery of content.  The teaching method described in this book provides an opportunity for students to engage and re-engage with material in ways never possible before the introduction of the iPad and the Animation Creator HD app.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||I Can Animate||Create stunning and exciting animation movies quickly and easily. With I Can Animate you can bring the art of creating stop-frame animations to your iOS devices and then share them for all to see. I Can Animate has some really great features: • Capture frames using either camera on your iOS device • Displays onion skinning, so you can easily see the differences between frames you are capturing. • Preview captured frames in the scrollable timeline. • Adjust exposure, white balance and focus automatically or manually lock the settings. • Duplicate & Reorder frames • Review last five frames • Preview whole project • Undo support • Capture automatically using the inbuilt time lapse feature • Standard & Widescreen display • Full 1080p supported (device dependant) • Change playback speed • Rename Projects • Supports a library of multiple projects • Connect a bluetooth keyboard and capture frames without returning to or tapping the device (iOS7+). • Help guide included Share your movies • Export your animation in three movie sizes: medium, large 1080p HD. (iPhone 3Gs only supports medium - 360p export) • Exported animations can be added to your camera roll, Facebook, Youtube & Dropbox. I Can Animate provides hours of fun for both the serious and amateur animators. Join with the thousands of existing users enjoying I Can Animate and begin filming fantastic animations with your. iOS device. There's also a free iBook download on the website.||--||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Portrait of a Reader: Growth Through Portfolio Development||Teachers of the twenty-first century struggle to meet the diverse needs of their students. The Common Core and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) along with International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) standards ask teachers to create an environment that challenges students while promoting problem solving and creative thinking. However, national and state governments place high stakes on standardized testing that does not assess the same outcomes. In fact, the two are at odds with each other. In a rapidly changing world, many educators are interested in changing methods of instruction and considering changes in assessment. However, instead of ensuring that new teaching methods use appropriate assessment methods, research has shown that it is quite the opposite. Curriculum should not determine assessment, nor should assessment determine curriculum. Instead, the two should work together to create authentic learning experiences for the twenty-first century. Digital portfolios are one possible solution to this issue. This book includes the process and ideology behind the use of digital portfolios and how they can help middle-school literacy students to be more reflective and accountable; it is an effort to begin to bridge the gap between twenty-first century instruction and assessment.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Explain Everything: Formative Assessment and Screencasting||Student screencasting on the iPad provides a multimedia and multimodal approach for capturing understanding and making thinking visible. This chapter provides three repeatable, modular, and scalable examples of teachers using screencasting to capture student thinking, provide contextual feedback, and engage learners in a rich and authentic creation process. Technology by itself can not make a teacher great. However, this approach using technology allows great teachers to create incredible learning environments for their students.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||Can You See Sound? Adventures in Film and Animation||This One Best Thing demonstrates the use of multimedia in the exploration of the senses.  Hearing impaired students use film and animation techniques to broaden their understanding of sound in a range of cross curriculum activities. ||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Urban Orchestration: Environmental Sound Mixing with iPad||Enter a learning journey of creating urban soundscapes. This 4th Grade unit of inquiry explored the creative potential of sound recording, music manipulation, creation and production on iPad.  Discovering the potential to remix their sounds, students spontaneously conducted a live remix in GarageBand and, as live DJs, produced a serendipitous recording, captured in SoundCloud on iPhone.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||GarageBand||GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug in a guitar or bass and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks. Use the Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs. Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 13 allow you to play, record and mix third-party instruments or effects right into GarageBand. And then share your song with friends and family. Live Loops. Make music like a DJ • Use Multi-Touch to tap and trigger a Live Loop cell or group of cells • Get started with templates or build your own grid from scratch with Apple Loops • Create custom loops by recording directly into a cell using any Touch Instrument • Use Remix FX to perform DJ-style effects • Tap record to capture your performance Play your iPad, and iPhone, like a musical instrument • Play a variety of musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard • Play and record using the Alchemy Touch Instrument • Build grooves inspired by classic electronic drum machines with the Beat Sequencer • Download free instruments, loops and sound packs for GarageBand with the Sound Library • Capture any sound and apply studio-class effects • Recreate legendary guitar or bass rigs using virtual amps & stompboxes • Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch* • Record performances from third-party music apps directly into GarageBand using Audio Unit Extensions** Drummer for iOS • Add virtual session drummers to your song, who take direction and play realistic grooves • Choose from acoustic, electronic drummers and percussionists*** • Each character provides their own sound and the ability to create over a million realistic grooves and fills Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments • Play an entire string orchestra using Smart Strings • Perform with Chord Strips and autoplay using any keyboard instrument • Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds • Strum chords or trigger autoplay patterns on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar Create a song anywhere you go • Record, arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops**** • Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording • Use professional mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive • Recording, mixing and exporting a song can be done at 24-bit audio resolution • Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play • Automate the volume and record the movement of controls on Touch Instruments • Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad Share your songs • Keep your songs up to date across all devices using iCloud Drive • Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch • Share your songs using email or Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud***** • Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud * Polyphonic aftertouch is available on iPhone 6s or later. ** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store. *** Requires free download from GarageBand Sound Library. **** Multitrack recording requires a compatible third-party audio interface. ***** Sharing to Facebook and YouTube requires iMovie.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||Creating in All Senses: Expression for the Visually Impaired||Multimedia is a pathway for visually impaired students to express themselves. This One Best Thing explores creation tools like Garageband and iMovie in combination with accessibility features and specific techniques students can use to deliver messages in a powerful way at any level.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||The Frayer Model||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Enhancing Writing Through Multimedia||Explore an activity that brings the writing process to life with digital storytelling. A simple six-word story, created as a video with six unique camera shots, allows students the ability to tell a powerful visual story. This One Best Thing guides educators through a unique project that addresses the fundamentals of film making as well as the digital storytelling process.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||Telling your story||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||Reflective Student Portfolios: Using Evernote to Capture Learning||The ability for students to easily reflect in a variety of formats, on both analog and digital work, is truly a redefinition of learning and would have been previously inconceivable. Now, with Evernote, students can create interactive portfolios that detail their work in a user friendly, navigable and cohesive way This One Best Thing details how this is possible and why it made a difference.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||Comic Life||*** If you've already purchased Comic Life you can now upgrade at a discount *** *** by purchasing the Comic Life 3 Upgrade Bundle. You will receive credit for *** *** your Comic Life purchase. *** * Please note: Due to an App Store limitation, App Store Bundles do not work with the Volume Purchase Program for Education. * This version is being provided for volume purchase program customers in order to fulfill their outstanding orders. No further feature enhancements are planned for this version.||--||$4.99||View in iTunes|
Thorough and Innovative
This course really helps teachers take a fresh look at how to help students share their learning using fresh and engaging methods that utilize technology and 21st century skills!