Hot Apps 4 HOTS: TCEA 2012

In preparation for our “Hot Apps 4 HOTS” workshop which will be offered at TCEA 2012, we have created an ePub to serve as the framework for the course.

Screenshots of "Hot Apps 4 HOTS" ePub compiled in Turbo Collage App

The ePub includes 9 task cards. There is a task card for each level of Bloom’s taxonomy. (If an app was only available on the iPad 2, we included a secondary task card to be used with the iPad 1). Each task card includes:

  1. Bloom’s Level & Definition
  2. App(s) Used with a Brief Description (all apps are free)
  3. Task Summary
  4. Step-by-Step Directions for the Task
  5. Example of Completed Task
  6. Further Thoughts
  7. Other Resources (includes support materials for the task as well as hyperlinks to other iLesson(s) using the app)

The ePub also includes:

  1. The Story behind our ePub
  2. Resources and setup
  3. iPad Basics (includes information about getting an app, launching an app, changing orientation)
  4. Acquiring Content (includes tips and how to’s for taking pictures and video, saving an image from the web, taking screenshots, adding content through iTunes, and adding content through a shared Dropbox)
  5. Submitting Products
  6. Author Biographies
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Citations

"Hot Apps 4 HOTS" cover art is an original production from Lisa Jackson


The ePub is available in iBooks for TCEA 2012 participants (and any anyone else interested) to download and enjoy!

TCEA Notes: Participants will want to download the iBook and the following apps prior to the workshop to ensure optimal productivity during the Bring Your Own Device session. Here is a list of the apps that will be utilized during the workshop:

T-Chart, TED, ScreenChomp, Videolicious, FlashCardlet, Doodle Buddy, Puppet Pals, Popplet Lite, Talking Tom or Ben, Talking Tom & Ben Do the News and Qwiki

TCEA SlideShare: (my apologies about formatting discrepancies between Keynote and PPT)

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  1. I will also be at TCEA. I am very excited. I will not get to attend your session but I am happy that I found a little information here! Is the epub currently available?

    • lisajohnson2007

      So glad you will be at TCEA too. I am really excited about all of the learning opportunities available. As to the ePub, the answer is yes and no. The ePub is pretty much finished. We were graced with the wonderful opportunity to have Kathy Schrock send us a few notes on the document so we are making some last minute changes before we submit it to iBooks. Once it is officially published in iBooks, it will be available for any and all individuals and educators…for free…to download. I will add the live link to this post once it is available. Thanks for your interest – I am really looking forward to this session. On a side note, we will also be leading a session at iPlayground entitled “Surprisingly Educational Apps” that might be of some interest to you.

  2. Anna

    This looks great, any way I can download it if I don’t live in the States? The itunes store wont let me do it because I live in NZ

    • lisajohnson2007

      It should be available in all iBooks stores. Just search for “Hot Apps 4 HOTS”. Let me know if you are unable to locate it.

  3. Jamie

    Hi. Would really like to see this book. Unfortunately I’n not from the US so I can’t download the book from Itunes. Are there any alternative download options? Thanks.

    • lisajohnson2007

      The book is available in iBooks in all countries. Make sure you are in the iBooks app (which you will need to download from the app store). When in the iBooks app, you can search for the book in that store and you should be able to locate it from there. Let me know if you have any issues locating it in iBooks.

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