iPad/iPhone App of the Week – GETCA app


Teachers!! Use the GETCA app┬áto help plan your convention (Feb. 28 and March 1). This app can be used to find sessions and add them to your “favourites”. You can also give feedback on the sessions you attend…if you include your name, you can win a prize.

App Support is available here.


iPad app of the week – Skitch


Skitch is an app, made by Evernote, that allows you to write, draw and add pictures to photos, web pages and maps. It is so easy to easy and has tons of educational value. Rather than explain the things that you can do with Skitch, I will show you some creations.

This photo was taken at a recent PD session. With a few additions from Skitch, the photo takes on more personality…wouldn’t you agree? It also allows some lame attempts of humour.

I love the fact that you can fuzz things out to protect privacy. This is a great feature for school use.

Web pages
This is the site which we were introduced to at the PD session. Using Skitch, I can show how to use the web tool.


Skitch is easy to use with maps to show locations and to give directions.


All of your Skitch notes can be saved within the application and can be accessed on a computer. You can also save your Skitch photos to your Camera Roll on your iPad.

iPad App of the week – Haiku Deck


Haiku Deck is an amazing presentation tool that is so easy to use. If you are tired of PowerPoint presentations, you will love Haiku Deck. This tool allows you pick a great, high definition image which is associated to the text that you use on the slide. You can also use your own images. When you add the text to a slide, the size is automatically adjusted so that everything fits. You can share your Haiku Deck creations easily and you can also embed them. The presentations look amazing on an iPad but they can also be accessed on the web.

This Haiku Deck was created yesterday after we attended the 21st Century Fluencies session hosted by Lee Crockett and Andrew Churches.

21C Learning


We look forward to seeing your Haiku Deck creations!

iPad App of the week – Apps Gone Free

apps gone free

As you may know, the Apple app store puts apps on sale, sometimes for a limited time. Apps Gone Free lists apps (on a daily basis) that are being offered for free in the app store. It also allows you to go back in time and check to see if apps that were offered for free are still available. This is a great app which allows you to check out some awesome apps…and it doesn’t cost you a cent!

Enjoy checking out apps and please share when you find a good one!

iPad App of the Week – Songza


Relaxing…working out…studying…chilling with friends…whatever you are doing, Songza will play the appropriate music. This free app starts by welcoming you. For example, “It’s Wednesday morning, play music for: Waking up happy, Singing in the shower, Reading the paper.” You can also choose from a wide assortment of other playlists. If you sign up with Songza, it will remember your playlists and allow you to share them.

There is also a web version of Songza. You will be blown away when you see how much great music is available through Songza!

Thanks Alex B. for sharing this awesome app.