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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015. Videoscribe lets you create your own whiteboard-style animations with no design or technical know-how Websites: www.videoscribe.coCost: Commercial.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Free trial Availability: Download YEARLY RANKINGS 2015: 48 2014: – 2012: –2011: –2010: –2009: –2008: –2007: – The Best 30 Educational iPad Apps in 2014. November 28, 2014 I am not sure if you have seen this or not, but our colleagues in Teachthought have created this wonderful list featuring some of the best educational iPad apps in the year 2014.

The Best 30 Educational iPad Apps in 2014

Teachers iPad Apps. The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) You've got every device under the sun in front of you.

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I've used with my students or successfully tested. Formative Assessment Socrative: My all-time favorite app for formative assessment runs on everything. 7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard. Whether you’re interesting in blending, flipping, personalizing, or differentiating your classroom, technology can be a huge help.

7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard

Technology gives students direct access to content, which frees the teacher up for other roles. iPads function exceptionally well in this capacity, and one of their talents is to function as a digital whiteboard. Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014. The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 by TeachThought Staff So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year.

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014. One way to think of this list (thematically) is as a kind of editor’s choice for TeachThought staff and contributors. Every single one of these apps is special, and worth a spot on every iPad in every classroom. The Trends. Mobile Apps. Power QR. Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes. Students of all ages are required to read text for a variety of purposes.

Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

With a large emphasis placed on teaching skills that help children tackle nonfiction, it's important to think about the different ways that students are gathering facts and details as they take in information. Teachers need to think beyond traditional text and make sure that their students have the necessary skills for processing, evaluating, and comprehending multimedia. Not a Trend, But a Tool Locating and sharing high quality multimedia content can be difficult.

Even when you've found the perfect text to share with students, the next step can be logistically challenging. Many tech-enthusiastic educators have written off QR codes as a passing trend that can be replaced with augmented reality triggers. How to use Near Field Communication to engage your foreign students. Many of you have probably heard of QR codes and may not have the most positive opinion of them.

How to use Near Field Communication to engage your foreign students

QR codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones that link directly to text, emails, websites or phone numbers. The downside is that you need to download special software before you can use them, fiddle around on your phone to get to the right app and the results are all too frequently underwhelming. QR codes may have their function, but the reality is that they’re often tricky and frustrating to use. So that’s where Near Field Communication (NFC) codes come in. NFC is a wireless technology which enables communication between devices, and allows a user to wave their smartphone or tablet over an NFC tag to collect information in a convenient way. Puffin Academy. Notability. Book Creator - create and publish ebooks to the iBooks Store or Google Play Store.

Mind Mapping Software - Create Mind Maps online. 20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps. We have now been Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for three years, and boy, do the students bring it.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

They bring it all! We have iPads, Surface, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below. Note Taking If students can't find, review, and access their notes or pictures of the board, their mobile note-taking system is useless. Microsoft OneNote In my opinion, the most robust single note-taking app is Microsoft OneNote because it looks just like a traditional notebook.

Evernote Evernote is a multiplatform app, but you cannot edit simultaneously. The premium version searches handwritten text so that photos of the board or your notes can actually be found later. eBooks With ebooks as the current battleground of education technology, students should know how to find and download ebooks and PDFs on Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo. Writing Traditional Essay Writing Collaborative Writing Moving Between Platforms Blogging Cloud Sync. City & Guilds launches mobile apps. City & Guilds has recently launched a series of mobile phone apps as part of its commitment to enhancing learners’ experiences. 05 October 2012 / City & Guilds has recently launched a series of mobile phone apps as part of its commitment to enhancing learners’ experiences both in the UK and abroad.

City & Guilds launches mobile apps

It is hoped the apps will give learners the freedom to develop their skills whenever and wherever they like. In total, three different apps have been developed - SmartCards, A-Z, and QuizCity. SmartCards, which are currently available for Business Administration, Customer Service and Retail learners, provide testing opportunities on key learning points through easy to use flashcards. All of the apps are available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as well as all Android devices. Please visit the SmartScreen website for futher information. MAKING SIMPLE SENSE OF IPADS IN SCHOOLS.