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Inspiration. Inspiration. Must Have Chrome Apps for The New School Year. August 20, 2015 You probably are already working on your digital toolkit making it ready for the start of a new school year. Part of your preparation will definitely consist of making decision on the kind of web applications and mobil apps you will be incorporating in your teaching. This means that you need to have a fairly decent knowledge of educational web tools out there and the potentialities they can offer to your instruction. To this end and to help you make informed decisions about the technology to use in your class, we went ahead and did some digging into our archive and curated this collection comprising some of the best educational Chrome apps out there.

We hope you will find it useful. Enjoy 1- Chrome Apps for Math Teachers 2- Chrome Apps for Recording and Editing Audio 3- Chrome Apps for Annotating and Editing PDFs 4- Chrome Apps for Bookmarking and Curating Content 5- Chrome Apps to Enhance Students Reading Experiences 6- Chrome Apps to Enhance Teachers Productivity. 16 Little-Known Teacher Tools | Learn2Earn Blog. By Jessica Sanders Educational technology is quickly becoming a normal part of classrooms around the world, bringing the demand for more tools to an all-time high. Because of this, whether you use technology to organize your lesson plans, manage grades and attendance or engage every student in class, there’s a tool for you.

However, finding the best ones can be time consuming, not to mention some of the most popular tools are expensive to use, so we did the work for you. Here are 16 little-known tools that every teacher can use to make their life easier and their lessons more fun—and almost all of them are free. LiveBinder Use: Organization Top benefit: Collect and organize resources into one easily accessible, online binder. MyAT Top benefit: Customize attendance tracking for as many students and classes as you want. Google Cultural Institute Use: Lessons Top benefit: Bring amazing museum exhibits and collections into your own classroom.

Visme Use: Engagement Whooo’s Reading EDpuzzle Loilo Note. iUgo. How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello. 5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do with Explain Everything App. February 10, 2015Explain Everything is one of the best interactive whiteboard and screencasting app out there. I have featured it here in several posts in the past and today I am sharing with you some of the awesome things you can do with this app as explained by Morris Cooke. 1- Import and Insert any document, picture or video Explain allows you to insert different multimedia documents into your project. These documents include: PDFs, PPTs, Keynotes, pictures, videos, sound files, even active web browsers. 2-Draw and Annotate This is probably the most overlooked feature in Explain Everything. 3- Move and Animate Ideas in Motion “Every object including drawings, annotation, video, and web browsers, is movable and can be grouped with other elements of the slide.’ 4- Record and Play Using Explain Everything you can record and navigate your recording using the timeline. 5- Export and Share Watch the video below to learn more about Explain Everything.

Evernote gets lots of upgrades and new features. Evernote, my go to app for notes, materials, project management, and so much more, has gotten some great new updates recently. I have been a long time user, using it first for notes, lesson plans, collecting resources and research, contacts, project management, a digital file cabinet, and more. I continue to use it that way, but these new updates and features have made it even more useful and powerful. It is especially powerful for teachers, students and administrators - lesson plans, lesson resources, lesson materials, class notes, notes on students, class work, schedules, teacher evals, etc. All in one place, accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Evernote is my main tool for, well, everything. Related: Evernote for Educators Resources My Workflow as CIO - includes heavy use of Evernote Another great feature of Evernote - integrated in Outlook Taking organizing and planning lessons from Ben Franklin - great tips for educators too.

Book Creator and the SAMR model. This innovative use of Book Creator demonstrates how you can move beyond Substitution to Modification on the SAMR model. Brian Yearling is a former high school English teacher, and is now serving in an Instructional Technology Coordinator role for K-12 education. He runs a blog and podcast dedicated to professional educators across the world at Getting Tech Into Ed. I’m a member of a team of Technology Coordinators and Integrators (including Wendy Liska, Laura Busch, Mollie Heilberger, Dale Van Keuren, and formerly Jim Gonyo) in the School District of Waukesha, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

This team has been working for the past three and a half years to orchestrate the rollout and implementation of nearly 14,000 iPads to K-12 students in the district to provide the tools and access necessary to begin personalising instruction. Why we chose Book Creator What is the SAMR model? Dr. An introduction to SAMR from Common Sense Media. Ms. Substitution In Ms. Augmentation Modification Ms. Ms. Book Creator and the SAMR model. iTeachU – Choosing the Best Technology. Choosing the Best TechnologyJennifer Moss2013-11-27T07:26:13+00:00 eLearning Compass (PDF) Original source: Jennifer is an instructional designer at UAF eLearning with over 20 years experience working with faculty. She is interested in emergent technologies such as augmented reality, interactive media, and wearable devices and how these trends fit into successful educational experiences.

She also enjoys painting, photography, travel and exploring wilderness areas off the grid. 10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom. If you’ve had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you’re probably familiar with the many practical ways this technology can be used as a central hub for learning. You know all about storing materials in iCloud, and collaborating via Google Drive. You know about the main apps you’ll need to run a classroom, as well as the best apps for World History, English and Math. But these applications are just the very beginning. You can hack your iPad into any number of instruments, or use its current apps and capabilities in unexpected ways to encourage learning.

Here are our top 10 favorite creative uses for iPads in the classroom. 1. Turn Your iPad into a Microscope Sure, you could buy a simple magnifying attachment for your iPad at any toy store, but why not go a step further and build your own microscope? The hack itself would make for an excellent group project, but that’s just the beginning of what you can do. The fun doesn’t stop here. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. App Smashing for Teachers: The Power of App Cross Pollination. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. There are thousands of apps out there, and to give you a “top ten” list would be entirely subjective and unoriginal. But the concept of app smashing? Now, there’s a novel idea. What is App Smashing? Never heard of it? Before I go any further, here’s a brief disclaimer: I did not come up with the concept of app smashing (Here’s blatant evidence). SMASH 1: Explain Everything + Camera + Skitch Oftentimes, when it comes to app smashing, there are two main steps I like to employ.

In my case, a whiteboarding app like Explain Everything that students use to create video recordings is a great place to start. But in my science classroom, being able to incorporate more complex diagrams and photos is key, such as when it comes to differentiating between different animals in a food chain. SMASH 2: VoiceThread + Wordle How about phonics? SMASH 3: Number Pieces Basic + Any Mind-Mapping App. How to Master Google Apps in the Classroom - complimentary guide. Update: Backupify is proud to announce that we have partnered with leading EdTech teachers to compile the definitive guide to Google Apps for Teachers by Teachers. Enjoy and please share! With the school year in full swing, there are thousands of school districts around the country (even the world) tapping into the power of Google Apps for Edu.

Several months ago, we created an infographic “Growing Up Google” to showcase the widespread adoption of Google Apps for Edu. Like any other technology, Google Apps comes with a learning curve. Here at Backupify we’ve packaged up a nice complimentary resource entitled “Mastering Google for the Classroom” and it’s designed to help schools get the most out of their investment in Google Apps for Edu – it’s essentially a helpful place to start. While we think “Mastering Google for the Classroom” eBook is a super resource, here are some other resources to help you on your Google Apps journey. Associations to consider joining Go to the source. A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning#%21#%21#%21#%21. iPad, this mystic gadget that has been making the news since its launch a few years ago, has now secured a strong foothold inside different educational settings. Its sharp design, practical portability, and the sublime sense of mobile gadgetry it bestows upon its users and, above all, its widespread among learners , all of these factors combined made this tablet an indispensable tool in the learning toolkit of students.

With this huge presence inside our schools, several school districts have finally adopted it as a teaching and learning tool to be used inside the classroom. App developers, on their part, have also noticed this increasing potential of iPad in education and therefore started creating and developing apps targeting the educational audience. From apps for toddlers to advanced research apps, the app store now is teeming with all kinds of educational apps. In this context, several teachers are planning to incorporate iPad for the first time in their classroom instruction. iPad Apps for School | The Best iOS Apps for Students and Teachers. 29 Apps For Teachers: The Educator's Essential iPad Toolkit. At TeachThought, we often provide lists of digital resources, and many of them are apps. Apps for struggling readers. Apps for struggling writers. Apps for project-based learning.

Any while many of these apps are for students, the following list of apps from Sam Gliksman can be considered for both teachers and students, and an excellent foundation slew of apps for any 21st century teacher. From GoodReader and Slide Shark to Printopia and Air Display, all fill different niches of 21st century learning, and the many possibilities the iPad affords.

5 Pinterest-like education sites worth trying out. As one of the fastest-growing social networks, Pinterest's popularity can be attributed to its ease of use and vibrant Pinboards. Recently, a number of similar social curation sites developed specifically for students and teachers have popped up, emulating Pinterest in key ways while focusing on learning. In some cases, they have even made improvements. Here are five such sites that could be contenders for the title "Pinterest of Education": 1. EDCANVAS Its concept: "The best way to teach with digital content. " Edcanvas features grid-like "canvases" for teachers and students to organize educational materials. (Image credit: Edcanvas) 2. EduClipper is an educational platform for students and teachers to explore, share and contribute resources. (Image credit: EduClipper) 3.

Learnist is a social media learning site where users can pin text, images, video and audio to create “learn boards” about certain topics or subjects. (Image credit: Learnist) 4. (Image credit: Mentormob) 5.