In the Techchef4u podcast on Blog Talk Radio educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker review iPad brainstorming apps Tchart, iBrainstorm, Simplemind+, Stickyboard, Idea Sketch, and iCardSort. iCardSort coverage starts around 24:10 into the show. They give some great ideas on how to use these iPad apps in the classroom.
This deck is from Yolanda Barker and is meant to be used as an organizing activity. Students are to categorize the foods into appetizer, entree and dessert. A follow up activity would be for students to create a balanced plate based upon discussions about the food groups.
Note: You’ll have to choose three column background to make the deck look like it does in the image.
This deck is from, Jill Ozols, Educational Consultant and iCardSort user.
“I have students use this deck for alphabetical order, for matching upper and lowercase, and for ‘selecting activities’, Some students have a noticeable difference in their scores for selecting, reading and writing. This deck can be used for selecting and reading prior to a writing activity.
ie. find ‘a’, or what sound does this letter make.”
Thanks Jill. I appreciate you sharing your ideas on using iCardSort
Jim Holland, Educator & Author, from Arlington, TX has provided this deck and science activity for middle school.
In this activity, students sequence the pathway of blood flow through the body by arranging cards in a clockwise sequence. Then, students demonstrate their understanding of oxygen levels in the blood by changing each card’s color according to the amount of oxygen present in each stage.
Open the Circulation Pathway deck in the iCardSort application.
Drag the cards to sequence them according to pathway of blood flow through the body. Start with the right atrium at the top and work around in a clockwise direction.
Once you have the cards sequenced, change the color of each card according to this key: Red = oxygen-rich Blue= oxygen-deprived Purple = site of oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange
Add a green card to the deck and place it in the center of the circle of arranged cards. Enter your name and class period number on the card.
This idea and deck come from Lisa Johnson at techchef4u.com. She hopes to use it at various campuses and I’m really excited to hear about someone using iCardSort on a large scale basis.
In her blog post she writes:
In an effort to incorporate the iPads into small group intervention stations for middle school math, I spent a few hours collaborating with Cheryl Mutz, an NEISD district Math Instructional Specialist, to create an apptivity to support the study of sequences in 8th Math. The intervention apptivity would be used in a small group setting (two students to an iPad) and the students would have 30-45 minutes to complete the task. …