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4 Important Apps for A Paperless Classroom. Planning a paperless classroom?

4 Important Apps for A Paperless Classroom

Here are four important apps you should definitely consider. Using these apps will enable you to create and distribute assignments to your students, provide feedback on your students work, organize your classroom materials, conduct quick formative assessments via quizzes, polls or exit tickets, track grades, record attendance, create seating charts and many more. Teachers Guide to Using QR Codes in Classroom. To use QR Codes in your classroom you need the following: Mobile devices with QR code readers/scanners installed QR code generators to create QR codes to share with students.

Teachers Guide to Using QR Codes in Classroom

Based on our previous reviews of numerous QR Code generators and readers, the ones below are what we would highly recommend for teachers. They are simple, free and easy to use. Connect Your Classroom Through SeeSaw Connected Blogs. On Tuesday morning at the ISTE 2016 conference I sat down with the founder of the popular digital portfolio tool, SeeSaw.

Connect Your Classroom Through SeeSaw Connected Blogs

He showed me some of updated features of SeeSaw's free product as well as the new analytics options within SeeSaw Plus (a subscription service). One of the best features of SeeSaw's free service is the classroom blogging component. SeeSaw added the blogging feature in January in response to requests from users. The Periodic Table of Educational iPad Apps. June 19, 2016 This is a quick post to share with you this interesting find from ICTEvangelist.

The Periodic Table of Educational iPad Apps

Mark Anderson has recently published the second version of his popular periodic table of iPad apps. The table contains a wide variety of educational apps organized into four main categories: creativity, teaching, demonstrating, collaboration, learning, numeracy, workflow, and literacy. Connected Mind - A Mind Mapping App in Chrome. Connected Mind is a free mind mapping tool that you can find in the Google Chrome Web Store.

Connected Mind - A Mind Mapping App in Chrome

Using Connected Mind you can create free-form mind maps or use a template. A lot of mind mapping tools lock you into using straight lines between elements, but Connected Mind is not one of them. Connected Minds allows you to create mind maps in any configuration that you like. As it is a Chrome Web Store app, Connected Mind allows you to save your work online using your Google Account credentials.

The video below offers a demonstration of Connected Minds (there is not any sound in the video). 25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students. Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico.

25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students

As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to the use of technology in ELT. First is the availability of technology and internet connection in the classroom. Second is teacher techno-phobia.

WhatsApp or similar messaging services can help overcome these obstacles. Many self-confessed, techno-phobic teachers that I know use WhatsApp on a regular basis in their private lives, so already feel quite comfortable with it. LearnEnglish Apps. 10 Awesome iPad Writing Apps. 5 Useful iPad Apps For ESL Students. Getting the hang of a new language is tough.

5 Useful iPad Apps For ESL Students

As someone attempting to re-learn French, I can say this without absolute certainty. 16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners. ESL Apps - iPad in the ESL classroom. TEDICT - Learn English with TED. Evaluation of iPad apps - Google Presentationer. 4 of The Smartest Workarounds in Google Apps. Just because it isn’t a built in feature, doesn’t mean it isn’t possible.

4 of The Smartest Workarounds in Google Apps

With a little ingenuity, you can find a way to do almost anything you want in Google Apps. This is the art of the workaround. Whether you want a linked table of contents for your Google Sheets or need to personalize your Docs with a custom watermark, where there is a will, there is a way. These are 4 of our favorite Google Apps workarounds that allow you to tackle the (seemingly) impossible. 1.

Best Apps for English Teachers. If you’re a teacher with an iPad, you’ve probably already discovered lots of fun apps, as well as a few that can boost your productivity.

Best Apps for English Teachers

But did you know that several apps that can help you teach English language skills, reading and composition are also available? Here are some of the best apps for English teachers that we’ve found: Stanza This free app allows you to read digital books on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Choose from 50,000 free classic and contemporary works available from Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks and other sources or purchase popular new books from partner stores.

Alphabytes For younger students, this animated iPad app is a fun aid for learning the shapes and sounds of letters. Bob Books Reading Magic HD. iPad Apps for English teaching and learning. In our prospective iPad project in our English and Media faculty we are currently trailing the best apps to use in the teaching of English and Media Studies.

iPad Apps for English teaching and learning

Here is a useful top ten list (with a few extras with honourable mentions!) : Pages: The basic word processing package that is really essential for any and all types of writing. Easily transportable by email to Dropbox etc. with the capacity to convert to Microsoft Word if required. Safari: The essential internet browser for the iPad for all required research essential to presentations etc. Dropbox: The best Cloud app to save work and create an accessible area to share work, ideas etc.

iBooks: The essential e-reader and book library for the iPad. The 9 Best Mobile Apps for Your ESL Students. 25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers. What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. 25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers. 5 Essential iPad Apps for Creating Digital Scrapbooks in Class.

March , 2016 Traditional scrapbooking as we have known it is loosing ground for digital scrapbooking. There are now several web tools and mobile apps that make it easy for anyone to create and share beautiful multimedia photo albums. In the collection below, we have particularly focused on apps you can use on iOS-powered devices to easily create digital scrapbooks. Cambridge Apps for English Learning. TEDICT - Learn English with TED. 6 Apps For Learning Languages, Ranked By How You Like To Study. Almost 1 in 5 Americans speak a language other than English at home — but the thirst for a second, or third, language is still a huge one.

And why not? Being bilingual will help your career and be awesome for your neurons: learning a new language, according to a 2014 study, is "built-in exercise" for the brain, keeping it active and improving mental function. (Plus, you can look utterly smug and sophisticated on your foreign vacations.) ESL Robot. Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers. With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said.

Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand. 30Hands allows a user to make pictures, annotate them, record a voice explainer and then packages it all into a video. LearnEnglish Apps. MyWordBook 2 – Applications Android sur Google Play. Cambridge Apps for English Learning. 10 Best, Shockingly Good Apps for ESL Teachers.

As technology continues to get more and more popular, classroom attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. Times are changing quickly and ESL teachers have to hop on board before the train leaves. Keeping the attention of a student while you’re teaching may seem difficult at times, but fear not!