These are my favourite iPad apps so far. They can all be used by the teacher as part of lesson planning. If your school offers students access to iPads then, more importantly, these all allow students to be creative in their learning. I used a lovely app called TagCloud to create the image. It offers a range of styles and backgrounds and is very simple to export. I used a TagCloud creation with year 9 as a starter. I included a range of key vocabulary - including cognates and some unseen words. Students did the task as a vocab trading activity - they circled the ones they knew for 2 minutes and then had two minutes to trade vocabulary with others around the room. They were only allowed to offer the mearning of a word if someone else had one they didn't know to offer in return. It worked really well although one student did not want to write on her tagCloud as it was "too pretty"
I have been teaching languages for 13 years. I enjoy finding and developing new ways to engage students with their learning. This page is designed for sharing anything and everything that may be of use to others. Enjoy!