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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zapd


One of the great things about technology is the ability to quickly put together information to show what one has learned. A great way to do this is by using images and links along with text to give examples.  This can then be posted on the web to give students an authentic audience that can also give their work more meaning.  However, there are so many web creation tools that it can be hard to choose which one to use. An easy tool to use with students would be the iOS app Zapd that allows students to smoothly create a website on an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad.  Zapd is a free app available in the App Store.


Users choose from a selection of ready-made themes.  Then one can upload images, link to other websites, and add text.  The website can be published to be public or private. Zapd also allows for commenting at the end of the site to registered users.  Finished sites look professional and are very easy to share. 

An email address is needed to sign up for an account or users can connect using a Facebook account. 

Below is a tutorial I created to show students how to use Zapd.  Click here to see my sample Zapd website.