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My EdTechTeacher colleagues Beth, Greg, and Tom have been pouring over educational apps. Lots and lots of apps. As practitioners, their instinct is that the vast majority of educational apps are terrible.
Learning with iPads iPads are a rapidly developing area of education.
GeoMaster Plus is an iPad app for learning and practicing identifying countries, capitals, and landmarks around the world. GeoMaster Plus offers a simple interactive atlas that students can use to familiarize themselves with the countries of the world. Students can search the atlas by country name and capital name.
Visual Learning Systems (VLS) has launched a first of its kind textbook for the iPad that you should know about. Tackling the challenge of engaging students in science, this new textbook taps into their natural curiosities by utilizing hands-on applications and leveraging all the features of the iPad. Packed with hundreds of captivating video clips, fun interactives, and vibrant images, student curiosity is peaked, making the curriculum come alive while opening their eyes and minds to the possibility of science as a career.
One of the greatest positives of the iPad as a learning tool in education are the many different apps that allow students to create amazing pieces of work which demonstrate their learning. Not only that, but the productivity tools that go with their day to day activities are vast.
Did you receive a gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you’re probably spending this holiday vacation week trying out all kinds of new apps.
For many students algebra seems too abstract and hard to learn.
I use my document camera and projector to introduce new apps to the class.
Little Story Maker is a great little app that adults and children can use to create their own custom books on their iPads. The app provides book templates that you complete with your own images, text, and voice narration.
The Earth as Art is a compilation of NASA satellite imagery that shows the planet from a new perspective. The sensors on the satellite measure light outside the visible range, which makes for beautiful and unexpected pictures.
Since my school piloted its 1:1 iPad initiative in the spring of 2011, I have been thinking of ways to incorporate it into my lessons. I searched for and visited websites that touted lists of applicable apps, did searches in the Apple iTunes store, but what came up in my searches were mostly apps for grammar and verb games and seemed to me, contrived in nature. The best way to learn a foreign language is through immersion, but immersion is nearly impossible to replicate in the traditional educational environment.
Schools around the country are undergoing a digital transformation.