Lesson Plan Resources. Lesson Plan Resources. Inkflow - An iPad App for Visual Thinkers. K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy. An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series.
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. In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking. Fishing for Good Classroom Apps. Apps for Creativity in Primary Education. Already used on desktop computer in schools, I Can Animate now bring the stop-frame animations to the iPad.
You can capture frames using the in built camera, display onion skinning, undo support, preview whole projects and can be added to an iMovie project for a really polished movie. Keynote is a presentation apps designed for mobile devices. You create presentation by simple touching and tapping. Highlight your data with 3D bar, line, area, and pie charts, animated with new 3D chart builds such as crane, Grow, Radical, and Rotate. If you own an iPhone you can buy the Keynote Remote app (£0.69), which you can use to control your presentation through your wireless network. How One App Uses Digital to Empower Education. The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark.
If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Three Ring Quick Pitch: Create and share digital portfolios of students’ work quickly and easily. Genius Idea: Three Ring allows teachers and students to digitize student work by snapping pictures or videos with their mobile or tablet devices. 1,800+ EDUapps. Top 60 best free iPad apps 2012. On comparing iPad apps with iPhone equivalents, one thing rapidly becomes clear: apps for Apple's tablet are pricier.
Many of the best free iPhone apps cost money in their iPad incarnations, and the quality level of what's still free is often ropey. But among the dross lie rare gems – iPad apps that are so good you can't believe they're still free. Apps in the Elementary Classroom. One area that I have not written much about on this blog is educational apps.
This is mostly due to the fact that my school has one first generation iPad and two iPod Touches for the entire school. We also ban cell phones and other electronic devices, so these are not available for use in the classroom unless the teachers specifically plan for the kids to use them for a lesson or activity, hand them out to the kids and collect them at the end of the lesson. I won't pretend to be an expert on apps in the classroom, which is why I haven't covered their use here. Stick Pick app. Application: Stick Pick What it is: Stick Pick is a great app for the teacher iOS device.
Teachers can randomly (or intentionally) choose a student’s name from a virtual can of Popsicle sticks. Story Wheel - Storytelling Prompts on an iPad. Classroom Set up for the iPad. Greg Kulowiec is in the process of documenting a project of a paperless research task with a Yr 10 English class.
He is recording this on his blog Kulowiectech. One of the things that I like about greg's blog is his conversation about technology and how it best serves the learning outcomes. This is a conversation that all schools need to have especially around iPads. I have seen a number of school purchase multiple devices and then struggle with the idea of how to use them to substantially improve learning outcomes. Greg suggests that this conversation needs to happen before any project is embarked upon.
He is currently in his 8th year with the Plymouth Public Schools. SMART Notebook app for iPad coming soon! Available this summer, you and your students will soon be able to use SMART Notebook collaborative learning software on your personal or school-owned iPads with our upcoming release of the SMART Notebook app for iPad.
This convenient new app enables a seamless transition between whole-class, small-group and personalized learning, allowing you to enjoy the engaging lesson materials of SMART Notebook software anywhere and at anytime. Using the SMART Notebook app, your students can access many of the software tools typically used on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. 107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8. Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems. Not surprisingly, student scores improve when they use iPads and their interest in school soars. I say not surprisingly because students love digital toys and in my experience work harder and longer if given the opportunity to do so with any of the digital offerings (ipods, laptops included).
In my school, we have been rotating one set of Pads this year through K-8. Drawing. Teaching With iPads / I love this app for early learners. It's a lot of fun to play and it adapts to the skill level of the user. The activities encourage interaction using pinching, swiping, dragging, and even using the gyroscope. This is a fantastic way. 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom. Adobe Photoshop Touch Review - very nice app. Adobe recently released a host of Adobe TouchApps - Photoshop Touch, Ideas, Collage, Debut, Kuler, Proto, and Carousel.
Design, edit, and elegantly present your work using six new Adobe® Touch Apps designed for your tablet. Whether you use a stylus or just your fingertip, intuitive touchscreen features provide easy, precise control for a variety of creative tasks. Transfer files through Adobe Creative Cloud for refinement in Adobe Creative Suite® software — or to view, access, and share from almost anywhere. I have been using Adobe Photoshop Touch for the last couple of weeks on a loaned iPad and a friend has it on his Android tablet. The Photoshop Touch app lets you quickly combine images, apply professional effects, share the results with friends and family through social networking sites like Facebook, and more. Helping Students Make Better Movies on iPad (or any device) Apps for Creativity in Primary Education.
An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work with an iPhone, iPad, or Android Smartphone. How to create 'flip books' on your iPad with new app. A new app for iPad lets kids — and kids at heart — create ‘flip book’ animations on their touchscreen tablet. Creating “flip books” is a fun pastime for kids – drawing on every sheet of a pad of paper and making your doodles come to life by flipping quickly from the first page to the last – and now this animation technique has gone digital with FlipBook HD for iPad. That’s right, your fingers can remain ink-free, and you might just save a few trees in the process. While it’s a tad confusing to get started – even with its built-in Help menu – once you get the hang of it, FlipBook HD is an enjoyable and powerful animation app, even for those whose talent is limited to stick figure drawings.
The idea behind the FlipBook HD app ($4.99) is straightforward: By using your fingertip or stylus pen on the 9.7-inch touchscreen, you can create digital flipbooks and share them with friends and family. 8 Educational iPad Apps for Grade Schoolers. 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. A Great Guide on How to Effectively Integrate Technology in The Classroom. Weekend Website #110: 89 Resources for Teachers.
I know summer just started.
You’re relaxing, reading the stack of books that collected on your nightstand, planting the flowers you were supposed to take care of in April, but, well, teaching came first. 17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos. When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images. Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers a free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen. Embedit.in — Any file, in your website. Technology Links. ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education. Trading Card Creator. The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples.
This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. Common Core Curriculum Maps. Cooltoolsforschools - home. Catalogue of Educational WebSites - Educational Web sites for Teachers, Educators, Parents, Students.
Great Websites for Kids. Send to Kindle, Read in Peace. Kindle. CoachCal.com - The Official Website of John Calipari, University of Kentucky Head Basketball Coach. Kentucky Sports Radio. University of Kentucky's daily student newspaper. Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site - University of Kentucky.