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8 Things to Look for in An Educational App. Picking up the right educational apps to recommend to your students and kids is not an easy task.There are several criterion you need to consider before you can comfortably claim that an app is educational or not.

8 Things to Look for in An Educational App

Of course there are no hard and fast rules to follow to be a good app reviewer and app reviewing is not an established science with clear boundaries but what we talk about here are simple conventions. These conventions are developed by experienced educators who , out of their long experience with app reviewing , have developed a sense of what works and what does not for educational settings. Experience here is very important because sometimes people learn more through experience than through formal instruction. That being said, I want to share with you some of the tips that educational app reviewers use to select apps for teachers and students.

I have created the graphic below to include as many of these tips as possible. Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom. You don't need a class set of netbooks or iPads to integrate technology into your daily instruction.

Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

There are some fantastic, free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to change up their daily routine. These apps can make everyday tasks easier, simplify what you're already doing, and maybe just inspire others to make an investment in technology at your school. Common Core MasteryConnect has designed a wonderful app to keep the Common Core State Standards at your fingertips. 5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use.

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them. 1) Focusing on content apps The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero.

How to Share Videos from a School iPad Cart. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there!

How to Share Videos from a School iPad Cart

If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic. <div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> I visited with a K-3 librarian today who recently received a cart of iPads at her school for teachers to check out and use with students. She was unsure how to share videos the students create and save to their iPad camera rolls, however, with apps like iMovie, Puppet Pals, and Sock Puppets. In this post I’ll summarize my recommendations to her, which involve setting up a special Gmail account “for the cart” as well as a YouTube channel teachers and students can publish to with the free YouTube Capture app. Welcome to Educators App - Turn Your Classroom Website Into An App!

iCloud-V2-11.3.jpg (900×3720) iMovie '11: Use a green-screen or blue-screen effect to superimpose video. You can record video in front of a green or blue backdrop, and then “cut out” the subject and superimpose it into another video clip.

iMovie '11: Use a green-screen or blue-screen effect to superimpose video

This is called a “green-screen” or “blue-screen” effect. For example, you could record a friend acting scared in front of a green or blue backdrop, and then place that video into a video clip showing an angry bear, so that your friend appears to be standing, terrified, next to the bear. You can also drag the green-screen or blue-screen clip over a solid-color or animated background clip. If the subject of your video is green or is wearing green, you should record in front of a blue background. Likewise, if the subject of your video contains blue or is wearing blue, you should record in front of a green background.

Fabulous Five Free Apps for STEM. 8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios. By Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern Digital portfolios are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms across North America.

8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

School administration, teachers, parents, and students are all recognizing the benefits of this amazing tool. Digital portfolios have the ability to impact education and student learning in ways that we simply have not been able to do before technology evolved to the level it is at today. This exciting new technological era will change the ways students think and learn, creating digital arenas for sharing work and building on knowledge. Many educators are eager and willing to incorporate digital portfolios into their curriculum. 1. Platform: iOS Price: $1.99. A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School. For personal use, the iPad is a breeze to set up.

A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School

How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program. When The Westside School decided to grow its established primary school into a leading middle school program, parents, teachers, students and administrators mapped out an integrated project-based learning environment designed to engage and challenge all participants.

How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program

The planning team made a list of skills and tools that would support learning, and decided on a 1:1 iPad program to support their vision. I was brought on as technology coordinator to plan and support the curricular and technical deployment for the start of the 2011-12 school year. After a year or two of early adopter experimentation with education-based iPad deployments, a collaboration of IT departments, edTech consultants and third party vendors pieced together a best practice scenario for iOS management. Equally as important to successfully implementing a 1:1 program is the social and curricular roll-out to your school community. Outline of a Phase-In EdTech Guiding Statement. Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer.

Mobile Computing | Spotlight Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer By Mitchell A.

Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer

Salerno, Michael Vonhof12/14/11 Technology is redefining traditional educational paradigms, and many schools are interested in integrating the latest technological advancements into the school curriculum. While increased incorporation of technology seems to be inevitable, most schools are ill-prepared to enter the 21st century owing to a lack of resources, a dearth of appropriate personnel, and some unrealistic expectations. Two schools, The Master's Academy in Oviedo, FL and Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, DE have initiated ambitious technological programs, providing an iPad for every high school student.

Prepping for a Fall iPad Rollout. Tablet Computing | Feature Series Prepping for a Fall iPad Rollout Florida's "first iPad high school" is readying its IT infrastructure for the 2011-2012 school year in preparation for delivering the mobile devices to every student.

Prepping for a Fall iPad Rollout

Already plans are in flux with new developments on the technology front, including Apple's recent announcement of iCloud, which is expected to launch a month into the new school year. By Bridget McCrea06/16/11. Using iPads and Apps in the School Library – Internet @ Schools. Ipad apps in the School Library: Mary Catherine Coleman; Librarian, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School; Alexandria, VA School has cart of 18 iPads in library and mobile carts elsewhere in building. Each student assigned the same iPad everytime they are in the library. Popplet–graphic organizing app (this is one we use at my school as well). Blooms Taxonomy of Apps. AppCrawlr: Search Engine for Apps. iPads In the Classroom Reviews. 3 Places to Find the Best Free Apps. Since I had so much fun writing my last post about AppsGoneFree, I thought I’d follow up with a quick look at a few other places to find great free apps.

After all, there are about 750,000 live apps on iTunes and it gets harder and harder every day to find what you need. I know it frustrates me, and it probably frustrates you too. The good news is certain websites and apps are specifically designed to narrow your choices and help you find quality apps that are free or on sale for a limited time. Here are some of the best I found: 1. appPicker. 30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Be Using. A (LONG) List of Recommended Apps. SIGML Lightning Webinar Series 2012-13_4. All Things Technology / 10 Most Popular Tools Being Used on iPad in the Classroom.

All Things Technology / The Top Educational iPad Apps Every Teacher and Student should Know about ( 100+) 45 Outstanding iPad Apps for Science Learning. To gain basic knowledge on a new topic do not necessarily demand you to read tons of books or sign up for a course. In some cases, you can actually replace the dusty classroom with a tiny App and gain knowledge while sitting at home and having fun.

Right now there are a lot of science iPad Apps you can work with to make it easier and more fun to pick up scientific knowledge. In this article, I am are sharing with you a handpicked collection of Apps divided into different disciplines of science. Whether you are a student, a science professional, or just a plain science enthusiast you can take advantage of a wide range of iPad Apps for chemistry, biology, astronomy, earth and environment, and some helpful productivity Apps.

Turn Pictures Into 3D Models on Your iPad. 123D Catch is a free iPad app from Autodesk. The app makes it possible to turn your pictures into a 3D model that you can manipulate on your iPad. To create a model with the app select a physical object that you can photograph with your iPad. Then take a series of pictures of that object as you either walk around it or rotate it slowly as you take pictures of it.

Then select the best images from those that you took (20+ images works best) to let Autodesk process and turn into a 3D model for you. Completed 3D models can be shared to the Autodesk community where others can view and use them. Top 35 Must-Have Educational iPhone and iPad Apps Used by Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic. For the 2012-2013 school year, teachers with access to mobile technology are teaching kids with these great education apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Educators use apps to let their students do everything from practicing their math equations, to determining a leaf’s parent tree, to joining Paul Revere on his ride. Lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school.

(See picks for 2011/2012.) These are the education apps recommended by educators on Appolicious. Art/Creativity Art (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Recommended by LaurieFowler: “I love the paintings on this app and they have a quiz mode to test your knowledge, too.” Grade: 5-12. 10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program. - 20+ Apps to Support the Digital Storytelling Process. 9 Outstanding Apps to Teach Creative Writing. 10 Great Educational Apps You May Have Missed. Ever worried that with the vast variety of educational apps out there you may have missed something brilliant?

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners. 12 Crucial Questions to Ask before Using iPad with your Students. iPad is making huge inroads into education and it is believed to have revolutionized the whole concept of mobile learning.

More and more schools are, if not already adopting 1:1 environments or BYOD projects , then they are at least debating a future inclusion of this mobile device in the classroom. Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom. David Fisher's APPoholic Presentation List of APPS. Itouchthefuture [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Apps for Every School Leader to Consider. 23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow. 23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom by TeachThought Staff. 9 Great iPad Apps for Teachers.

Apps and general.... Many people have asked me about the iPad and any suggestions that I may have and yes, I have a few good 'ideas'. I think that the first thing, possibly even before buying the iPad, that needs to be laid down is that the iPad is only used as an educational tool. In our house we leave the games on the iPhones and the iPad only has educational apps on it. At this time the kids don't even think of playing games on the iPad, it's only used for education. Mapping Revolutionary Boston. Sunset Lake Software. Molecules is an application for the iPhone, iPod touch, and now iPad that allows you to view three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulate them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once.

The combination of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad's unique multitouch input system and the built-in OpenGL ES 3-D graphics capabilities enable you to feel like you are manipulating the molecules themselves with your fingers. New molecules can be downloaded from the RCSB Protein Data Bank ( an international repository of biological molecules and their 3-D structures, or NCBI's PubChem, a public database of compounds. Essential iPad Apps. Back to School App-pack. The image above was created using PhotoshopTouch on an iPad and was then uploaded to Thinglink to create the hotspots. The summer is quickly winding down & a number of teachers will be returning to their classroom with new mobile devices (iPads). 29 iPad Resources, Tutorials, and Guides Every Teacher Should Know about. Education Collections: Excellent iPad App Store Featured Section This Week. Imagine launches iCloud for Beginners Multi-Touch eBook.

Copy of iPads in Schools by Mike Fisher. 50 really useful iPad tips and tricks. Bloom's Taxonomy for The iPad. Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom. iPad Assessment Apps. 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom. Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? App-tastic Middle School Mathematics. iPad Apps & Resources for People With Autism. A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad.

Cool Apps for Your Classroom. APPitic - 1,800+ EDUapps. Must-have iPad Apps For Teachers. iPads in the Classroom. Katie Christo (katiechristo) on Pinterest. Use these Apps to Create. 5th - 8th Middle School iPads. Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

App Attack: iPad and iPod Touch in the Classroom - Home. 8 Free Resources on The Use of iPad in Education. Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps. Ipadschools - home. IPad world. Bloomin' Apps. I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review. Fun Educational Apps: Top Apps for Kids Reviews! EISDworkshops - iPads in the Library. Educational Technology Pilot - Home.

Continuing the Conversation: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services. 14 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom. 50 Must-Have Educational Apps. iBuild iPad Lessons: TCEA 2012.