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Adobe Voice. App Maker - Make an app with Conduit Mobile. 10 iPad Apps to Enhance Critical Thinking Teachers should not Miss. 7 Great iPad Apps to Improve your Kids Critical Thinking. Critical thinking is a skill much solicited in today's instruction. A general fallacy particularly among parents is that kids learn critical thinking when at school receiving formal and structured education, while in fact much of the thinking abilities are shaped first and foremost at home where the environment that surrounds kids play a decisive role in the development of their cognitive capacities.

There are many games, brain teasers, and activities that we can employ with our children to help them develop the necessary sound skills that can be detrimental to their overall academic achievement once they join school. In this regard. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has compiled a list of some awesome apps that seamlessly clicks in with the objective mentioned above. These apps are for iPad users. 1- iCreate iCreate is a great iOS app that provides kids with tools to create anything. 2- iKids Puzzle 3- KidMath 4- Simon Says Games. iPads in the Classroom. The introduction of the iPad, with its easy to manipulate touch screen technology, has allowed even very young children to take advantage of a computer.

iPads in the Classroom

Its portable format and fast load-up time has made it possible for them to be used easily in the classroom. The iPad in the classroom brings education to life. Children have endless access to valuable information such as a dictionary and thesaurus, which previously were only available in printed format. Interactive technology makes learning more engaging and memorable. Tools such as audio and video recorders can change the way that learning takes place and homework is completed.

Anne Laure Bazin (Assistant Head Teacher at Mounts Bay Academy in Cornwall) works in a school where every child, teacher and teaching assistant is given a free iPad to use in and out of lessons. Image credit: YZ Photography The use of iPads has encouraged greater sharing of resources among teachers. Breakage and loss is a problem at Mounts Bay Academy. iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy  

I felt it was worthwhile to update the Top Post (over 25,000 views) on Langwitches: Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPads I have added links to each app represented on the visual.

iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy  

Remember: Exhibit memory of previously-learned materials by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers. describenamefindnamelisttell Suggested apps: Understand: Demonstrative understanding of facts and ideas by being able to: explaincomparediscusspredicttranslateoutlinerestate Suggested Apps: Apply: Using new knowledge. Showcompleteuseexamineillustrateclassifysolve Analyze: Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Compareexamineexplainidentifycategorizecontrastinvestigate Evaluate: Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas or quality of work based on a set of criteria justifyassessprioritizerecommendratedecidechoose. 40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities.

Helpful Tools These tools are useful for both educators and students with reading disabilities alike, aiding in everything from looking up a correct spelling to reading text out loud.

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

Speak It! : Speak It! Is a great text-to-speech solution that can allow students with reading disabilities to get a little help with reading when they need it. Talk to Me: Talk to Me is another text to speech application. Dragon Dictation: Dragon Dictation works in reverse of the two apps we just listed. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: If spelling is a problem, it's always a good idea to have a really great dictionary on hand. Ditionary.com: If Dictionary.com is your go-to place for definitions and spelling help, this app can be a great way to bring that functionality to your iPad or iPhone. Prizmo: With Prizmo, users can scan in any kind of text document and have the program read it out loud, which can be a big help to those who struggle with reading. Fundamentals MeeGenius! Writing Spelling. Apps for multiple intelligences.

What makes the iPad brilliant is that it caters to all different intelligences.

Apps for multiple intelligences

In fact most apps touch upon all different types of intelligences. I’ve tried to match all of my favorite educational apps with their corresponding intelligences. For those apps that matched with more than one, I’ve used equivalents. For example, Showme and Educreations are interactive whiteboard apps that have got the same functions and both fit in the Visual and Aural box. Just like I don’t believe all students fit only in one intelligence box either. Students can use whichever app they chose to study.

Take the brilliant app “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. The debate whether Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences really excist or not has been contested quite a few times. Children do differ in their abilities with different modalities, but teaching the child in his best modality doesn‘t affect his educational achievement. Click on the app icons to see the app in the App Store. Related posts: