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Carol Brightbill

Technology Trainer for the Pottstown School District

PSD Smartboard Lessons. The 50 Best Smartphone Apps For Teachers Arranged By Category. Mobile phones managed to mostly kick their classroom stigma once the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other PDA-cellular hybrids (also known as “smartphones,” but you knew that already) popped onto the scene.

The 50 Best Smartphone Apps For Teachers Arranged By Category

Thanks to the veritable Library of Alexandria of apps available on the respective markets, life can run that much smoother for professionals of all types. And that, of course, includes teachers. We’ve discovered a seemingly endless collection of smartphone apps that teachers can put to work in the classroom and beyond, creating a powerhouse of back-to-school mobile tools. Read on to discover 50 of the best smartphone apps for teachers, and share any personal favorites we’ve missed in the comments. For the Classroom. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad. Finding apps isn’t difficult.

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. 13 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading. 13 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading by Terry Heick Close-reading is the product of a dynamic and deeply personal interaction between the reader and a text.

13 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading

It is an active process characterized by questioning, adjusting reading rate, judgement thinking, and dozens of other “strategies” readers use to make sense of what they’re reading. This is an interaction that doesn’t require technology, but can be changed by it. 12 Of The Best Vocabulary Apps For Middle & High School Students - 12 Of The Best Vocabulary Apps For Middle & High School Students by TeachThought Staff Many of the most successful apps–in any category–are characterized by their ability to adapt to a variety of user and user goals.

12 Of The Best Vocabulary Apps For Middle & High School Students -

Minecraft is a perfect example of this–a game that the player can use as they wish to create what they want. It can be played by users of a huge range of ages and ability levels. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016?

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

Chrome Cleanup Tool. Back to School With Google Docs. Last year all of the students in our school district received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy all year getting students up and running and then finding innovative ways to use the tools for learning.

Back to School With Google Docs

Upon reflection,if I got the opportunity to do it all over again there are three things I would make sure to do at the start of the year to kick off Google Docs. 1. Encourage Teachers to Create an In Box with a Google Form One of the challenges of using Google Docs with a class full of students is in managing all those Google Docs.

Google Cardboard – Google VR. Google Arts & Culture. Google CS First. My Three Favorite Things - Google Slides. 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students. 50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. 50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

As of April 2014, Google Chrome become the de facto internet browser, passing Internet Explorer for the first time after a five-year free-fall from Microsoft’s out-of-favor software. Fast forward to today, and StatCounter paints an even bleaker picture for Google Chrome competition, with Safari, Firefox, and IE combined still below Chrome’s nearly-50% market share. While the real story is more complicated, with Microsoft bundling IE with windows giving it a huge built-in user-base, the rise of Google Chromebooks, Apple’s elegant-but-iOS-only Safari, and overall a subtle shift in mobile away from browsers to apps muddling the picture even further, what’s truly “the best” or “most popular” browser isn’t cut-and-dry.

50 Great Chrome Extensions for Students. 7 Google Chrome Extensions that Help Students with Dyslexia. In this day and age, high-quality assistive technology (AT) can be found on almost every computing platform.

7 Google Chrome Extensions that Help Students with Dyslexia

This widespread availability is making curriculum access easier for students with dyslexia. As many schools are adopting low-cost Chromebook programs, the AT supports associated with Google’s Chrome Web browser are becoming popular accommodations. The first article in this series explored the basics of Chrome and how it can enable dyslexic students to complete their work alongside their non-dyslexic classmates. In this second article, we will look at specific Chrome extensions that can lessen the difficulties of reading and writing. What Are Chrome Extensions? Chrome Extensions for Educators. Google Chrome - Technology Resources for Teachers.

Chrome Web Store. Teacher Tech - Alice Keeler. Google for Education: Save time and stay connected. Using Google Drive - New Features, Benefits & Advantages of Google Cloud Storage.

A Tutorial For Google Drive In The Classroom. A Tutorial For Google Drive In The Classroom Tutorial by TeachThought Staff The use of cloud-based word processing and storage is among the most underrated examples of education technology.

A Tutorial For Google Drive In The Classroom

If literacy is the foundation of learning, tools that promote its integration can be considered equally foundational. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. 10 great obscure Google tricks for school, life. Google’s products are widespread, so knowing all of them are next to impossible.

10 great obscure Google tricks for school, life

Here are 10 you migh not know that can help your classroom or life. Google is such a behemoth. It’s next to impossible to count all of the apps it has produced, let alone all of the extra services and goodies that hide within its catacombs. Gmail Help. Hangouts Help. Groups Help. Calendar Help. Chrome Help. Drive Help. Docs editors Help. Classroom Help. Slides – Google Learning Center. Do Seating Arrangements and Assignments = Classroom Management? Now might be a good time to take a long look at your classroom seating arrangement. Advice and opinions about classroom arrangements and seating assignments abound -- and Education World explores the possibilities. Included: Tips from Fred Jones on how to get the most out of classroom arrangements.

Arranging a classroom seems simple enough. 50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - Bloom’s for Kindergarten: Simple suggestions for applying the taxonomy to kindergarten-level children. Lesson Planet: This source gives the goods on creating complete lesson plans using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Prezi: Enjoy this stylish Prezi presentation on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Iowa State U.: This is a wonderful tool to build learning objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The Differentiator: Teachers and students can work together using this source to design creative activities; provides resources, content and the verbs.

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students - 54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after its introduction, speaking to its flexible nature, and to the need for a real change in thinking in how we think of time and space in education. Technology has been, more than anything else, the catalyst for the flipped movement.

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers. Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently.

19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management. Classroom management apps can be a great time saver and help you better organize your classroom, teaching work, and be a better teacher. If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools and classroom management apps is sure to change their mind. Check out these tips, tricks and apps for classroom management! Top 19 Classroom Management Apps There are hundreds of classroom management apps for teachers. Control Alt Achieve: 8 Ambient Sound Websites to Help Students Focus.