Friday, October 28, 2011


Halloween APP o' the Week CONTEST!

As I search for cool APPS for educators to include in the LiveBinder, I occasionally come across a special App or two that is just too cool not to share in a loud and celebratory way! Those Apps have been, in the past few weeks, part of the new "App O' The Week" tab in the iPads in Schools Livebinder. This week's offering is an App called DoInk. Those of you familiar with the web tool are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE the iPad App. One of the really important instructional strategies associated with deep learning is emotional attachment to the content through non-linguistic representation. (See the work of Bob Marzano or Eric Jensen) DoInk is a great tool for developing that emotional connection to learning through color, movement, engagement, and FUN!

Haven't heard of DoInk? DoInk is (from their website) a place to enjoy art and animation, and make your own. Have a great idea, but can't draw? No problem. Are you an amazing artist, and want to share your talent with the world? We love you. You can do both? There's an audience here for you! So if you want to be entertained, learn something new, or create something fun, do it on DoInk.

Besides being this week's App O' The Week, the good people at DoInk are giving away some promo codes so that some of our frequent visitors can try it out!

So how do you score a code? There's two ways. You can either click on the Twitter link at the end of this post and share this blog post on Twitter with the addition of this tag: #ipadsinschoolsDoInk OR you can leave a comment here (but make sure you leave a twitter username or login with a Google account so that I can find you if you win!). The contest will run through Halloween night and I will randomly select (using a number generator online) 7 people with the winners notified on November 1st.

Good luck, and go check out DoInk, one of the awesomest APPS I've found so far!

Also, to help get you started, here are a couple of Tutorial videos:


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