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12 Awesome Edtech Apps. Build an edtech teaching toolkit that works for you with reliable tools that suit your needs and circumstances.

12 Awesome Edtech Apps

Learning should focus on content, not on figuring out how a tool works. While I'll probably use 100 tools during any school year, I have 12 in my trusted toolkit, listed here in no particular order. I've also asked teachers on Twitter about their favorites, which I've shared at the bottom of the post. 1. Kahoot! Hands-On Apps for Diverse Learners. Using games to teach can increase student engagement and add meaning to learning.

Hands-On Apps for Diverse Learners

Hands-on apps give children the ability to mix tactile play with a digital experience. Thanks to augmented reality, more and more apps in the market blur the line between digital and analog. For example, Bloxels, new from Pixel Press, uses color-coded blocks that can be scanned in with an iPad camera to create a video game level. Osmo is another digital/analog blend. The kit includes a stand and a reflector for an iPad camera, enabling users to play with physical tangram puzzles or word games. Hands-On Game Jam. KAPOW!! Book Creator for iPad 4.0 is here. This is now the simplest way to create comic books on your iPad.

KAPOW!! Book Creator for iPad 4.0 is here

Watch the video and then read on… New comic layouts and styles Panels Use panels to layout your comic books.Add images to your panels from your photo library or using the iPad’s camera. Captions, speech bubbles, funky text Choose from the new range of comic styles.Use the preset titles or customise your own.Add drop shadow, thought bubbles, borders and more. 6 Apps Mac Owners Need To Download Immediately. If you spend all of your time on your Mac, then you should really stop.

6 Apps Mac Owners Need To Download Immediately

Have a look outside every once in a while. But if you must be physically attached to your computer, then you should at least be comfortable and productive. Here are six programs, most of which are free, that will help your Mac run more smoothly and give you a better experience. You're welcome. Seriously, though, go outside. 15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook. Teaching Techie Teens. The periodic table of iPad Apps. 30hands. Kahoot! - Educational App Store. Plickers. Our First Graders Share Their Favorite Picture Books By Creating Talking Avatars Using The Tellagami App. Children love the chance to explore, read, and share their favorite books. We often get so busy with all of the things we must teach them, this time is overlooked. In our library, I look for opportunities and creative projects to tie this natural love of reading into the time they spend with me.

When we take the time to listen and respond to what they love to read, it is noticed. This is very important and essential as we help our children become life long readers. It creates an exciting place to share and learn about all kinds of books, authors, illustrators, and ways to read. For the next couple of weeks, I was going to create a project to develop this passion even more and tie in standards throughout my curriculum. I first took a look at this curriculum as I planned the project. Best Mac OS X Apps 2013. Ready to put a little rocket fuel in your work flow? Our friends at ReadWrite have tried and tested apps for Mac OS X that you won't believe you lived without. By Taylor Hatmaker If you feel like your daily computer grind could use a little oomph, we've got some. A handful of these add-ons can make tasks that were previously awkward at best a breeze.

Most of these tools for OS X are free, and the rest are cheap — and all of them are essentials in our book. 1. Traffic Light Feedback on the App Store. Book Writer - eBook, PDF creator. Best First Kids' Apps. Best First Kids' Apps. Tools 4 Students. 8 Good Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools for Teachers and Students. Wether you want to start a new project, write an essay, or plan an event, brainstorming is an effective method to outsource ideas and create mind maps.

8 Good Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools for Teachers and Students

Brainstorming a topic before writing about it can help students focus their ideas and direct them in the writing process. Apps for BYOD Classrooms Infographic. Educational Technology Infographics You can also DOWNLOAD a PDF file with links.

Apps for BYOD Classrooms Infographic

Click on the underlined name of the resource to access more information. Developed by Jim Cash Via: makelearn.org. 6 awe-inspiring iPad apps for digital storytelling. 20 iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning. Schisik : Core student apps... 3 Great iPad Apps to Create Narrated Picture Stories. Creating picture stories can be a very effective activity in unleashing students creativity.

3 Great iPad Apps to Create Narrated Picture Stories

There are now some great apps that students can use to create and narrate their stories on iPad. I have picked for you two of the most popular apps in this regard. related: Excellent iPad Apps to Create eBooks To create a picture story, students will either use the pictures they have in their camera roll or take new ones and do some customization to them then add audio narration and text before sharing them with others via emails or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Here are the titles I have for you today: 1- Fotobable Fotobabble lets you capture moments in real-time and share with your audience (friends, family, fans and customers) via email, Facebook or Twitter. 2- PicView. Box. Box. What apps do what: Collaborative guide. Story Dice. Ask3 for iPad on the iTunes App Store. Announcing the winners in the Best Special Needs App category.

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Announcing the winners in the Best Special Needs App category

We'll open up the nominations for the Android awards in early March. Please sign up for the mailing list below and we'll let you know as soon as the nominations open up. 2013 Awards? We'll open up the nominations for the 2013 awards in the fall. Get Updates Subscribe to our mailing list and get updates on the Best App Ever Awards. Steel Media Network The Best App Ever Awards are brought to you by the 148Apps and the Steel Media Network. Minds in Bloom: 20 Teacher End of the Year Reflection Questions. Graphic Organizers: Idea Sketch. 10 Apps for Documenting Learning.

One of the things that really excites me about the iPad is the ability of the students to show their learning.

10 Apps for Documenting Learning

I am not talking about the end product here, I am talking about the act of learning that can be shown by students recording their processes. It is often about the student putting the information they have learnt into a context. It is this contextualisation that helps the students create meaning. Here is a perfect example from a young 1st grade student who talks us through his investigation into transport. This example was shown on a recent school visit as one way a student could document their own learning. This is where we really see the mechanics of a student's learning and how this can be individual for each student and in the case of a tool like the iPad, individualised for each student.

Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps. Harry Walker is the principal of Sandy Plains Elementary School in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps

Fourth and fifth graders at the school are piloting one-to-one computing with iPod touches. In addition, Harry is a doctoral student at John Hopkins University. He's investigating the impact of iPod touch on student achievement. One of his challenges is wading through the huge number apps available. He's crafted a rubric to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of an app in terms of how it may impact student achievement.

Blooms Taxonomy with Apps. 10 incredible iPad apps for education. Learning is rarely fun; it’s even less fun when being taught within the confines of a lecture hall or classroom. While this may be true, there’s no reason why you can’t make the process more entertaining and challenging. The tablet market has paved the way for educational resources in the form of slick, new apps, with text-books now being replaced by online downloadable versions of themselves. An array of stunning apps are at your disposal waiting to be exercised, so with this in mind, we decided to whittle down our top 10 iPad educational apps for students.

Evernote It seems wherever you look nowadays, there’s Evernote. . ➤ Evernote Price: Free Paper Winner at the 2012 Apple Design Awards for Best iPad app, Paper has taken creativity of app development to new heights. . ➤ Paper. 50 Apps Students Will Be Using In Your Classroom. 5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers 9.43K Views 0 Likes Student blogging is a wonderful way to get into the world of online writing and learning.

Language Teaching Tips. The 200 Best Special Education Apps. 50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners. Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-13 Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school.

For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking. My approach to staff development (and teaching) borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” 10 incredible iPad apps for education. Wonderopolis. Bloom's iPad Taxonomy. 16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read.