Dartfish is a video analysis app and the main use is for sportspeople to video and analyse their performance. The example was showing tennis strokes and the ability of the app to analyse the videos and provide screenshots that can be annotated and shared etc. Videos can also be downloaded and viewed offline.

This looks quite revolutionary in terms of mobile access – coaches and performers can now use an iPad/mobile device to quickly record, view and feedback.

Could also be used for other settings such as in practice interviews in clinical settings??

App is £6.99


I did think that this was a post about web 3.0, you know moving on from web 2, but no-one talks like that anymore do they??

This is an app- mobile 3.0 that according to Google Play “Mobile 3.0 provides learners with the digital tools, techniques, and assignments for producing and distributing media for the unique mobile environment. The app is frequently updated based on the latest research of mobile users as they seek, select, and share digital information“.

So what does it do??

From what I can see from reading the case study- one of the things students loved was ‘Mobile 3.0 offers “text alert” notifications from the professor’ – so alerts when assessment is due/deadlines reminders. Is that enough in an app that complements a CMS ? The case study did say that some content is only in the app. Would be interesting to get more of a sense of how the app works, and a research project. Noted by the professor….”interesting for me to find that an increasing number of students welcome new strategies that keep their learning efficient and effective“.

I feel like I need more info…

Way way behind with #12appsDIT but determined to get through at my own pace!

Nearpod looks good as well….an app that is student orientated.

Pluses: encourages student voice, creativity, interactive, you have to think, deeper learning, engagement, students as producers of knowledge not just consumers, easy to use, across multiple devices, peer learning, generates digital resources to reuse, student paced or live lesson option

Minuses: can still get distracted in an app, need wifi, uses loads of battery, does everyone have a smartphone

Main thing (and I keep coming back to this)….pedagogy before technology, align use to learning outcomes, important that the teacher can use competently…teacher practice & student experience!

I came to a quick halt with this one…an app that produces interactive visualisations for mathematical functions??  Lost me there as I do not do anything in this space. But I do have a 23 year old who lives for maths and is doing his Masters in Algebraic Geometry in Bonn right now. So I will tell him about this!!

But i did like that you could turn the graphs into gifs.

Perhaps if I had had these types of tools to help me understand maths concepts when younger i might have succeeded more in maths…having said that I was OK at maths…just went more down a humanities path (although they are not and should not be mutually exclusive).

apps that help maths literacy are invaluable!

I downloaded ‘sound metre’ ABC onto my phone.

its ironic that I have a throat infection and I cannot give you my loudest yell! I do like the descriptions of though….it’s quite silent here where I type. Dogs are snoozing…enough at times to make the metre hit 20dB but mainly as I sit here typing it’s around 10dB or rustling leaves as it so eloquently describes! I do like that the next noise level is quiet library….really…made the librarian in me chortle…not even sure is that is a thing apart from during study break….

i still think it’s amazing that there are these great free apps…for just about anything? I am sounding like an old person now. But technology really is a most wonderful thing!

i did like that in the case study students were asked to find a noise measuring app and rate it on several criteria. and using a mobile for assessment is just the way to go….

I have used Socrative, a while ago…well quite a while ago, when presenting at ALIA Online in 2012? My paper ’92 things and counting’….there is a Prezi around and I should have the paper somewhere ? Don’t mean to sound blasé. But we used Socrative to poll people as they came into the session…

So how does Socrative work as a tutorial coach?

what I really like about Socrative is I don’t have to register as a user…I just need the room ID and I can then put in my name/any name and answer away…..

it’s quick, it’s intuitive.

i can see that this would be useful with a large group….250 students …you don’t want questions up on a PPT when you can use an app like this and allow students to work at their own pace…I went into the app, answered the questions and then later went into the app and was able to redo the questions. That is useful for those who like to go over concepts at a later stage (I guess access to this is controlled by the lecturer who sets this up)

i think it would be a good tool to use in a tutorial setting…. feedback to both student and lecturer/tutor!

i guess I do have a question about how the whole process is managed by the lecturer/tutor? If you have 250 students using Socrative in a lecture/tute…how do you manage all the responses, the whole process at the time?

at home today on doctors orders. The drugs are working and all is well, so is it ironic that this app is all about the human body.

truth be told I love these types of apps…pocket anatomy looks great from the 4 min explanatory video, but I won’t be buying as it’s $30.99 in Australian money and I don’t have a need for it.

having just been in an academic library I know of some amazing resources that can be used in teaching and learning in the health sciences, and I do know that they cost big money. Unable to tell from the case study what other resources these students have access to but I think that this is a great resource that some students may well embrace. From the case study I note that this app is often used for planning dissection and then for testing afterwards…

i am fascinated by the layers on the human body

annoyed it is only available for Mac/IOS

i would think desktop or tablet use would be better as there is such fine details in the body although you can zoom in

the case study does say that students still use the big anatomy textbooks….I remember peering through my brothers when he was a medical student…those gory yet fascinating colour plates!

as an addition to, and perhaps a preference of some students I this kind that this looks like a great app…although as I said I have only viewed the video and will not be downloading the app

I loved that TV series…where they dissected animals…a giraffe, a whale, an elephant – inside nature’s giants – that  was a fascinating series and highly recommended.

see http://www.channel4.com/programmes/inside-natures-giants