I was recently invited to be interviewed for a podcast at Ministry to Youth. They talked with me about two of my favorite subjects: technology and student ministry! Check out the link by clicking on the image below. This also goes well with my page of “Apps for Spring 2015.”
A friend of mine asked me what “three to five” of my favorite apps are right now. I started listing them and came up with about 30! So, here they all are in one big blog post. (I’ll also be posting these individually on my Facebook and twitter accounts over the next few days.) These are in no particular order. They are just my “go to” apps right now. Most of these are used on my iPad. A few are specific to the iPhone. Many are available on both and on other platforms. (I could write about each of them, but you know you just want to click on the link and see for yourself. So check my favorites out and add a comment with what you would add to this collection.) (Images are screenshots from the Apple Store as of this posting.)
OmniFocus for iPad
Paper by 53
Olive Tree Bible Study
Rory’s Story Cubes
iPhone Specific Apps
OmniFocus for iPhone
Apps That Are New to Me
If you know me at all, you know that I love to brainstorm. Lists are boring and frustrating to me. But mind maps liberate my mind to function at the highest level.
So, thanks to some people and companies, I am working with a new way to brainstorm, collaborate, get organized, etc. It involves the new partnership between Post-It Notes and Evernote. Then, I read a blog post about reusing old foam core boards.
I shared this with a few friends in an email. I got such a great response I thought I would share with all of my friends in the cloud!
(Special thanks to my friend in preteen ministry J.C. Thompson for sharing this resource with me. You can find his blog at jcisonline.com)
There’s a new 99 cent app out that can make magic happen by allowing your family to actually use their electronic devices to bring them together for a night of family fun!
There is a video that comes on the first time you open the app explaining how to play.
From then on, you simply pick one of the included decks. If you have young kids at home, I encourage downloading the free “Just for Kids” deck.
When you tap on the deck, it explains how to play that game, and another option to raise the difficulty if that would make it more fun for you.
New decks can be purchased for 99 cents each.
When you click “play”, you hold the iPhone or iPad up to your forehead to others can see the screen.
Everyone else can see the answer they are trying to get you to guess.
They give you clues while you try to guess.
Get it right, flick in down and back up for the next clue to pop up and to give you a point for the correct answer.
Stuck and can’t figure it out? Flick it up and back down to pass.
A additional feature and fun-factor is that your device records video using the front-facing camera of everyone giving you clues! So if that turns out to be hilarious, you can save a copy or share it on Facebook!
You can find out more about the app on Apple’s website here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heads-up!/id623592465?mt=8
I’m looking forward to playing this game with my family this weekend! And you can be sure we’ll be playing this game at our 56 Game Night and 78 Game Nights this school year!