Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Episode 79: Apps for Classroom Innovation with Dr. Donald White

November 22, 2015


“Getting them (the students) outside of the four walls of the classroom is what I am passionate about.”

Dr. Donald White is the Science Content Specialist and STEM program manager for Coweta County School System in Georgia. He has been in this position for 8 years and prior to this position he was a classroom teacher who taught AP   Chemistry, general chemistry, physics and astronomy for 10 years. Additionally-

·         He serves as the board chairperson for the Coweta STEM Institute a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire students and teachers in all things STEM.

·         He serves on the Georgia Science Teachers Association Board

·         Past President of the Georgia Science Supervisors Association

·         He is married to Dr. Amanda White a teacher-librarian at an elementary school

·         And he has a daughter, Emily who is 10


“The ideal classroom is the real world.”

Donald and I talk about where his love for technology came from and then let that part of our conversation lead us to talking about specific apps that teachers can use to create an engaging, innovative learning environment.

Check out the Apps that Donald talks about:

Apps for Innovation



Get Inspired



App gives you “spark cards” to help kickstart your creativity



Connects with Evernote to allow you to track your ideas.  Can give you a creative nudge when you’re stuck


Unleash Creativity

Helps you create, refine, and finish.  Resource app.


Project Management



Group work made easier



Track group members progress



Share Ideas and Collaborate



Write, collect, present on every device, anywhere



Annotate, sketch, share ideas visually


Google Keep

Note taking app, add lists, photos, and audio

Google Keep Tutorial


Google Drawings

Draw pictures, flow charts, etc. to help convey your ideas


Google Docs

Allows you to collaborate with anyone anywhere from almost any device

Also Sheets, Slides, and Forms



Easy way to collaborate.  Backpack version available for schools


Capzles- Create digital content timelines

Capzles tutorial video


Weebly- Create free websites

Weebly for Education tutorial video


WeVideo  (Chrome App available) - online video editor, allows for collaboration on video creation

WeVideo tutorial



“My love for technology came from the ability of that technology (gaming) to engage us.”

Donald was fun to talk with and he has some incredible information for you. Have fun checking out his list of Apps! Enjoy putting them to use in your classrooms.

Want to contact Donald?


Donald White on Google+


Length: 43:10

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