A. Instruction - 9
B. Design - 9.3
C. Engagement - 8.8
Documents Free: A Best App for Middle and High School
Summary : A Crucial App for the Classroom
Documents Free allows users to create, store, and share documents and spreadsheets. Users can scan codes, take pictures, and create folders to store their content. Additionally, they can sync to cloud storage programs (e.g., Dropbox, OneDrive). Documents Free also lets users share their content over the Internet, via email, and through iTunes. To navigate Documents Free, users tap the different icons on the left menu. To create a document, users must first tap the “documents” button and then tap the “+” button on the bottom. They will then be able to add content.
Please note: All documents and spreadsheets created with Documents Free are saved as Rich Text Format (RTF) files.
- Teachers can have students use this app to compose pieces of writing, including response paragraphs, journal entries, and research papers. Students can create folders within the app to organize the work they produce. Finally, students can use this app to email work to their teacher.
- Teachers can have students monitor their grade using this app. To do so, teachers can have students create a spreadsheet on which they enter each grade they earn over the course of a time period (e.g., unit of instruction, semester, nine weeks). That way, teachers can hold students accountable for monitoring their grade.
- Teachers can have students create portfolios using this app. To do so, teachers can have students save all their written work in this app. Then, at the end of the semester, teachers can have students create a folder named “Portfolio” and then review their saved work. During their review, students are responsible for selecting their best work to be included in their portfolio. The Portfolio folder can then be shared with their teacher for grading.
- This app can be used for note taking. Teachers can build students’ note-taking skills by explaining to students how to pull the most important information from a presentation, and then insert it into their notes.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|