Apps in Education
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Teaching Ideas Students are more engaged and motivated to learn when they use mobile devices, and research shows that academic performances can improve. We as educators need to take note of this, and look for safe, productive ways to integrate mobile learning devices into our curriculums wherever possible. Below are some resources to help you get started. Feel free to contact UEN to share your ideas.
It's that time of year again when I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom." While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites. I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. *Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list.
Are you looking for a way to get the real version of Microsoft Office on your iPad? Yeah, me too. There are plenty of Office clones on the App Store and Apple's iWork suite (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) is a servicable option for natively authored documents. But what about that killer Excel spreadsheet from the office, or the edited manuscript from your publisher? Most complex Office documents will lose functionality and features in clone apps running on iOS and they'll get completely munged in a roundtrip through Apple's iWork. OnLive Desktop showed lots of promise initially , but when its virtualized Windows 7 and Office apps ran afoul of Microsoft's licensing requirements it was forced to revert to Windows Server 2008 R2, which made it a sub-standard tablet experience .
Have you wondered what Twitter is and what if any practical applications there are for teaching and learning? Perhaps you are among the 30% of faculty who now use Twitter in some capacity and you would like to learn some tips and tricks for better utilizing Twitter in education context. This FREE online session sponsored by the Northwest eLearning Community explored best practices for using Twitter in teaching, learning and professional development.
Creating videos nowadays is way simpler than it ever used to be. Gone are the days when one had to buy and install software to create videos. Besides being expensive such software always eat up a lot of space from hard disk. Now with the boom of web 2.0 technologies, there are dozens of tools that one can use to create instant videos and without any need for any software installation. Everything is done in the cloud. Check out some of these tools Here .
Fruit Ninja style app with number focus, cute backstory.
Over the last few weeks, in collaboration with others ( @mray29 ), I've been exploring various Office apps--view comparison chart below--to facilitate different uses in K-12 environment. The main challenge for me has been finding an iPad app with GoogleDocs integration, which has been sorely lacking in the iWorks suite. To that end, I've purchased the following apps by way of experiment: Of course, there are others that have been available for free but didn't quite deliver, including the following: For home/individual users, as well as those of legal age, these issues of connecting to various cloud storage locations for GoogleDocs really can be addressed by tools like Otixo.com , which allow you to transfer 2gigs of data from/to your iPad and cloud storage sites for free (after 2 gigs, you have to pay) .
Suffer from " app addiction ?" If so, you've come to the right place if you're into productivity tools for your iPad!! Here's my latest list for iPad along with a few extra items thrown in for good measure! I'll be revisiting this list from time to time, pruning it, expanding, so be sure to check back periodically! Note: School district looking for apps and suggestions for pre-loaded iPads? I've also included some links to school district lists of apps at the bottom of this post, so be sure to check that out as well!
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100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
It’s no secret that students love their smartphones.