When I wrote the first iLearn report in 2009, mainstream news and industry sources were just starting to document the trend of kids and apps, and there was a significant amount of skepticism around whether apps would play an important role in the children’s media landscape. The original report addressed this doubt by answering the question of whether apps were becoming a significant part of the children’s media landscape. What we discovered was a resounding yes. It may sound crazy now that we—along with the entire field—were skeptical about this “trend” of kids and apps, but one has to remember the context. When iLearn was published, one billion apps had been downloaded from Apple’s iTunes App Store. That number has now topped 25 billion.
I have not purchased a visual schedule app yet. I know there are many available, I just haven't taken the time to research the apps and make a decision. Our department uses schedules with many of our students for many different reasons. We go through a large amount of expensive laminating film and velcro to create the schedules. As an alternative, my co-worker recently created some schedules for her Interactive White Board. On the IWB, she used a garbage can for the "all done" box and she figured out how to move objects to the front and back so that the schedule pictures can hide behind the trash can.
Inkflow is an iPad app for visual thinkers who like to sketch to process what they're hearing, seeing, and learning. Inkflow can be used to sketch mind maps, draw pictures, write free hand, and just about anything else you might do with a pencil and paper. You can organize your Inkflow pages into books.
Look at the following website: http://anappforthat.yolasite.com The list of apps will be posted soon. Apps: Educreations Presentation
I have published lots of posts on my favorite iPad resources , my favorite apps for administrators , and posted countless Tweets and had a number of conversations about apps for learning, producing and consuming. But what about if you want to take the next step? You want (or better yet your kids) to create apps.
Mobile Computing | News Smart Notebook App Moves to iPad By Jim Barthold 05/21/12 Smart Technologies will release an iPad version of its Smart Notebook app this summer, the company said. The new mobile app, which will retail at $6.99 and be available in the Apple app store, is designed to let students use its collaborative learning software on personal or school-owned iPads.
Posted by Melissa Taylor on 22 May 2012 21 Comments Ready for the best ipad STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) apps for kids? These can be great for summer learning, too. Just remember that most ipad apps, with a few exceptions, won’t instruct your child. They will however, give him or her practice, repetition, and reinforcement.
I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class. Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully.
My technology integration specialist asked me to provide a list of creative apps that we have used in our classroom. All the apps are in our tool box, have been used, or will be used. I have included some of the many videos that show students actually using the apps. I have also included the original post if you would like to read the details surrounding the use of the app. Important!
When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. Everything from apps organized by Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to apps organized by grade level and subject area. But what you might not know, especially if you are an administrator is that there are some great apps out there for you. What are they? Well my administrator friend, here are my Top 9 Apps For Administrators (All of these are for iPad but you can find many, or an equivalent, in the Android Market as well) 1) Google Docs-Where would I be with out Google Docs?
This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place ! Each of the images has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. The use of the triangle shape for Bloomin' apps projects was not used to help clear up the misunderstanding that the levels are hierarchical and the top levels only make up a tiny portion of the cognitive processes. I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite Web 2.0, iOS, or Android app with others. New image for Bloom's?
Posted by Melissa Taylor on 10 May 2012 33 Comments As I started a go-to list of the best educational iPad apps for kids, the list got so long, I split up my posts into categories. So, today we’ll start with my favorite iPad apps for literacy — reading and writing for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Also, I’ve included special needs iPad app resources at the end of this post. General Literacy and Learning iPad Apps 1.
There are plenty of places to find reviews of iPad apps, but how do you decide which ones are right for you and your students? Silvia Tolisano has some suggestions for you. Silvia recently published a nice guide for evaluating iPad apps. The guide walks you through six themes of the selection process before concluding with a checklist that you can use when it is time to choose apps for your classroom. Click here to read Silvia's full description of the guide.