Yesterday whilst walking through our Art Building i noticed the work below having being written up on the whiteboard for our students to complete…

iPads 'n' Art...

I thought this was a great task for students to show off their iPad creation skills through being involved in PBL (project Based Learning). I will certainly be keen to see what the final outcome is to this task and what the students come up with. The App’s that have been listed i have explained in a little more detail below!

Notes

Notes

A great Apple Built application that does exactly what it states, allows the user to take quick and easy notes about anything. Notes also allows the user, providing it’s set up, to sync the notes that they take directly to iCloud to ensure that notes are ever lost! You’d hate to lose that idea you jotted down which could potentially change the world!

Composer

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Demibooks Composer

This is the First iPad based authoring software for creating interactive eBooks! Similar in idea to that of Apple’s iBooks Authoring software, Composer allows the students to create fully fledged eBooks. Students can create covers, index pages, etc and can embed pictures either taken via the camera or pictures that have been drawn. A little in depth to use from the start, however, once students have gotten the hang of it, they can begin creating excellent eBooks on topics of their choice!

Story Kit

Story Kit

This application is an iPhone app which works brilliantly on an iPad. Students can create eBooks from scratch and share these with friends. To create your story you can add text, add images, record sounds, and ass a host of elements such as text boxes, sound clips and the like. There are also a number of eBooks tht can be downloaded as public domain and then edited by the user, a great feature!

Bamboo Paper

Bamboo Paper

An excellent sketch book and note taking application. A great way to keep a virtual notebook. Students can use their writing skills to create these virtual notebooks which they can then share virtually with other students and staff.

What we’d really love to see if a mobile version of the iBooks Authoring software available for the iPad so that students could then create outstanding e and interactive books for various audiences.

Lastly, on the back of what we’ve already covered, I have included several examples of work that our students have created on their iPad devices within their Art classes. Work which i am sure you’ll agree, is outstanding! Having absolutely ZERO artistic ability i have no idea how, or what app they used to create these great pieces, however, they are stunning and from all reports the students were engaged, collaborating, and displaying outstanding creative talents!

Enjoy!