background preloader

Best of

Facebook Twitter

Early Years Apps for Learning. More antidotes of very young learners becoming engaged by and using apps continue to surface.

Early Years Apps for Learning

There is even early evidence that preschoolers who use iPads for some guided activities have a small advantage with language acquisition. Dr D Bebell, Sue Dorris and Dr Mike Muir from the Auburn School District presented to Auburn School District Committee. Another 10 Great Apps for Teachers. The 10 Types of Educational Apps and When To Use Them. The 10 Types of Educational Apps and When To Use Them Many educators and parents are searching for apps that provide the best environment for learning to take place.

The 10 Types of Educational Apps and When To Use Them

Generally, this means apps that deliver meaningful content with an in-depth experience incorporating discovery and challenge. These apps are often “free-play” or “choice-filled” games which encourage kids to engage in their own learning. They have activities designed to support the child as they progress and master tasks. However, a lot of apps don’t fit this ideal. Just because we have an ideal doesn’t mean there isn’t value in the other experiences. 1. 50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About. You probably saw the title of this post and thought ‘okay there’s no friggin’ way he’s going to assemble a list of the best 50,000 education apps.

But thanks to a partnership between Edudemic and FindTheBest , we’ve done just that. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build a robust directory of, as of this writing, about 56,000 education apps. But it’s not just a list… it’s a finely tuned directory capable of sorting out all the apps in ways not even available in the iTunes or Mac App stores.

For example, you can now find out the average price of all education apps to see where your app falls. (Hint: the average price of an education app is $2.66) One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps. Best iPad apps for toddlers. List of Free Education iPad Apps – Recommended by STaRT Education. APPitic - 1,800+ EDUapps. Top 20 Free Apps for Your New iPad. Note: each of the headings below is a link to the iTunes Store App Store, where you can download the free iPad apps in this list.

Top 20 Free Apps for Your New iPad

Dropbox If you”˜re new to the iPad, you will eventually realize that it lacks a traditional Finder where you can store and move files around. Apple wants you to use iTunes to import and export documents, PDFs, photos and other files, but the file sharing service, Dropbox, is a hundred times better as a Finder. With a free Dropbox account and the Dropbox app for the iPad, you can export and import files easily via Wi-Fi and 3G access. 7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects. While each of us has our own particular needs, I’m sure one or more of these apps will serve your needs.

7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects

So get ready to set up a folder on your tablet and download a useful collection of resources. Evernote At the top of the list, the popular Evernote app (iTunes Store Link) and web syncing service is an essential tool for writing on the iPad. You can throw in all kinds of text based files, as well as photos and audio notes, into Evernote which will automatically sync all your notes to your iPad, as well as your Mac or PC.

Evernote includes a basic text writing tool that of course also syncs back to your computer or other devices. Best iPad Apps. 30 Examples of Stunning iPad App Interface Design. The iPhone ushered in an era of beautiful interface design unlike anything we’d ever seen on a mobile device.

30 Examples of Stunning iPad App Interface Design

This trend is now being revived and pushed further than ever on the iPad’s larger screen and the results are amazing. We’ve combed through the App Store to bring you 30 iPad apps with gorgeous interfaces. Keep in mind that the screenshots rarely do the apps justice and that you really should try a few out for yourself. Flipboard “Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Price: Free Flipboard AmpliTube “With AmpliTube for iPad, you’ll have an entire guitar/bass rig at your fingertips, comprised of 4 simultaneous stompbox effects, an amp-head plus cabinet and a microphone. Price: $19.99. 250 best iPad apps: education. Top 200 best iPad apps 2011.

If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away.

Top 200 best iPad apps 2011

And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are far more apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. So which which ones are worth your cash? 50 Fantastic Free iPad Apps. We all love getting something great for free!

50 Fantastic Free iPad Apps

However, hunting down the good free iPad apps from the terrible ones in the jungle of the App Store can be a difficult job. The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners. 50 Best iPhone Apps 2012. 50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks. An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar.

50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks

This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world's best tablet device. 70 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom. 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts. We all want to get the very best out of our devices!

40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts

Who doesn’t love finding out a new trick or shortcut? This roundup aims to enlighten those new to the iPad, and guide old hands to a few new tricks – the heading might be laced with hyperbole, but you’re going to have a look anyway… For those of you who are super-confident about your iPad knowledge, I’d like to propose a challenge. Go through and see how many features and shortcuts you didn’t know about, leave a comment with the number at the bottom of the post – and be honest!

Like the article? Primer: A Crash Course In Cool Camera Apps. Let’s face it — there are too many camera and photo sharing apps out there, and not enough time in the day to give each one of them a try.

Primer: A Crash Course In Cool Camera Apps

If you’ve been mulling over which camera app deserves your love and affection, or just have no earthly idea where to start, take a gander below at some of your best options for shooting and sharing your life on the go. For the socialites: 20 Great Classroom iPad Apps to add to your Collection (1-5) Over the last year and a half I have really enjoyed exploring the types of iPad apps that can be used in the classroom and so I thought I would begin to draw together some of my favourites and share them with you here. This is the first of 4 posts in which I feature my first 5 recommendations: Hairy Letters A great app for early years classes – understanding letter shapes and sounds.

Good to see a phonics app using fonts / sounds used in UK. • Interact with animations and trace the letter shape. • Play games to reinforce learning and build letters into simple words. • Letter sounds come to life with animated characters. • Learn to form each letter shape with your finger. • Play games to blend letter sounds into first words. iTunes Link £1.99. 50 Must-Have Educational Apps. It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate.

Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic. With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone. Free) Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great learning tool for any student. Subject/Grade: Science (Biology). 4-12. Listed by: Alline, techsupv, and SkylineiPads. 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom.

Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Sites to Follow Friday, October 7, 2011 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom How Much Did Steve Jobs Change the World? 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators. When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace. 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom. 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom. 40 Wonderfully Creative iPad Apps.

We all have the capacity to be creative, it’s in our very nature. The iPad is a wonderful tool for creation is almost every sphere you can imagine, from expressing poetry to capturing artistic ideas, from exploring musical invention to manipulating captured light. 107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8. Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems.

Not surprisingly, student scores improve when they use iPads and their interest in school soars. I say not surprisingly because students love digital toys and in my experience work harder and longer if given the opportunity to do so with any of the digital offerings (ipods, laptops included). The Best iPad Note Apps [Best Of. One of the first things about the iPad that caught people’s attention was the touch screen, and it goes without saying that some of the first apps to start taking advantage of that touch screen were handwriting/note taking apps. QCSD Resources - iPad Resources.