50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016?
That’s a good question this post looks to answer. Every year, we put together a collection of what we believe are the best teaching and learning apps for that year. (Here, for example, is our 2015 version of the list below, where you will notice about half the apps are the same, and half have changed. This year, we were asked by the good folks at Easelly (the infographic and visual data platform) to create a collection of resources that while including their apps, would curate a lot of good stuff teachers would benefit from in 2016. Additionally, Easelly has created a free eBook–How to Use Easel.ly in your Classroom–which is a useful tool for teachers integrating Common Core standards, for example, which call for students to work with different mediums to extract key ideas and data. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.”
PhotoMath- A Smart Math App to Help and Support Student and Parents! Fun Educational Apps Review While looking for a math app to help my kids I was quite impressed by PhotoMath.
QR Codes in the Classroom — LearnMaker. To do this you will need to sign up and login to Aurasma Studio A note before we jump into this section.
It’s best to create a single Aurasma account that the whole school can use, because you can only use Auras created or shared with your Aurasma account. Rather than going through the sharing process simply create a generic account and log all your iPads or devices into that one. First you need to upload an image which will act as a trigger. 50 Apps, 50 New Ways To Learn. 50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn by TeachThought Staff Modern learning is in a state of flux as it struggles to find out what it wants to become.
Schools continue to merely “add on” learning, while technology strongly suggests new possibilities for inside and beyond the classroom. From learning simulations and mobile learning, to adaptive apps, flipped classrooms, and self-directed learning through amazing digital channels, the possibilities for learning are almost overwhelming. Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. Learning through play. 30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) iPad Published on May 25th, 2015 | by Mark Anderson I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post.
So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I’ve chosen are ones I have used extensively myself in the classroom with some new additions which I have seen being used by others to great success. How to Do Stop Motion Videos on iPads. The Popularity of Stop Motion Effects Stop motion movies date back to the early 20th century, but they have seen a resurgence of late with popular releases like Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, Coraline and Frankenweenie topping box offices around the world.
So, how do they do that? The premise is simple. You take a series of still photographs, each one just slightly different from the last, and you play them back to back to simulate a motion picture video. All it really takes is patience, creativity and the right equipment. 30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) How to Do Stop Motion Videos on iPads. How To Writing: App Smashing With A Publishing Menu. After our collaborative How To writing project, everyone was quick to get started on their own “expert” stories.
Making lists of things we’re experts at helps generate ideas, then the stories start to flow! We’ve published our writing several different ways this year, so I offered an idea menu of apps to publish with to my class. This is by no means a comprehensive list of tools. I just wanted to provide them a jumping off point to get started when they were ready to publish. Please feel free to download the menu here. We use this menu as a talking / planning tool during a publishing conference. Explain Everything & Pixabay: One student published this brilliant How To about carving pumpkins. Three Free iPad Apps Students Can User Over and Over. There are already a lot of apps in Apple's App Store for iPad and iPhone (over 1.5 million), and more are added each day.
In fact, this month an average of 1,400 apps have been submitted to the App Store. Despite the outrageous number of apps, only a small percentage end up piquing my interest. The apps I get most excited about are ones that are open-ended. For Educators. As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard can be helpful this school year.
Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0 this past spring, our readers can collect articles and turn them into shareable magazines. We’ve found that educators are doing this a lot—for class reading assignments, student projects and their own enlightenment. Here’s how you can use Flipboard in teaching and learning: 1. Keep up on current events: Flipboard has more than 125 publishing partners, including the BBC, New York Times, TechCrunch, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as sections curated around topics such as News, Tech, Travel and Design—”one-stop shops” for authoritative news on a subject. 2.
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Here are just a sampling of some great apps to use with your one iPad: Spinner (instant decision maker) iTunes U (curriculum material)Word Clouds (whole class discussions)MyScript Calculator (checking student work)Science Channel (accessing video clips)Pocket (keep track of PD articles)Scholastic Book Wizard (scan and search book titles)American History Clips (find the perfect video)Stream Reading (keep track of conferences)Aesop’s Fables (classroom read aloud)Book Writer (create class anthologies)Number Line (modeling for students) If you’re teaching in a one iPad classroom – check out my course “Teach with Your iPad: Instruct, Assess & Manage Your Class with a Single iPad” (it’s 50% OFF!)
14 Apps to Help Students Create & Collaborate on iPads. Best 1:1 iPad Apps for Elementary School. Elements4D – Exploring Chemistry with Augmented Reality. This first appeared as a guest post on FreeTech4Teachers. Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the line between the physical and digital world. Using cues or triggers, apps and websites can “augment” the physical experience with digital content such as audio, video and simulations. There are many benefits to using AR in education such as giving students opportunities to interact with items in ways that spark inquiry, experimentation, and creativity.
Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process. "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. " - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice.
Let us begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating school cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. The Idea Catcher. A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading. A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading Choice boards are powerful tools for providing students with both choice and direction in their work. The idea, creatively shown below from teacher/blogger Monica Evon in the form of a menu, allows teachers to guide students towards certain forms of academic practice, or demonstration of specific standards. If, for example, you want students to show they understand how to calculate the area of a circle from real-life applications, you can create 8 different ways for them to show it.
Students can then choose from the available 8 ways, with each reflecting varying readiness levels, learning styles, and so on. These can even be written in open-ended ways so that students have to design the possibilities on their own. 7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures. One of my favorite parts about the summer is having more time to spend outdoors. Growing up in the northeast, I definitely treasured the increase in temperature and extra hours to play in the sun. If you find that your children are spending time inside glued to their tablets, they might be surprised to discover that there are plenty of apps to encourage -- and require -- students to get moving outdoors. Here's a list of iPad apps that children can use to explore on their next adventure. Bird Guide for kids (Free; includes in-app purchases) This interactive bird guide is perfect for children looking to explore their natural world.
31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom. 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management. Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency. Workflow is about clarity, tools, and consistency. And classroom management is about relationships, trust, and consistency.
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Diane Darrow is an artist, Reading Recovery teacher, and library media specialist at Bel Aire Elementary in Tiburon, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @dianedarrow. Lessons Learned - Four Months of being a 1:1. Just four months ago, my third graders and I embarked upon a journey of becoming a 1:1 Classroom! Excitement and anticipation filled the air as our iPads arrived on our 100th Day of School and Learning! Blooms Taxonomy Apps. Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing.
The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web – remember, digital presence is the new résumé (CV). Why App Smash? Apple's Official Guide To Teaching With Apps. Apple’s Official Guide To Teaching With Apps. Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5. The appoLearning Report Card. 20 Great FREE Apps for Elementary. K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy. Why App Smash? Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity. My school is currently 1:1 iPads in Grades 1, 4, and 5, and next year we're expanding that to include Grades 2 and 3.
Like most schools, we went through a phase where we tried out LOTS of different apps, but over time, we whittled those down into our Core Apps, ones that are flexible and powerful enough to be used in every subject all day long. One of the keys for me is that these apps can be used by students to CREATE things, not just consume things. Here are our favorites: Explain Everything. Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8.
There are many resources from Edutopia and across the web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their classrooms. At this age, students can use iPad apps in different subject areas and become content creators using their devices. Teachers can introduce a variety of skills to students, and students can demonstrate their understanding of concepts using innovative iPad technology. Ipads - Weebly Teacher Sites. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students. Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity. The 15 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom.
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