The Top Educational iPad Apps Every Teacher and Student should Know about ( 100+) When it comes to searching for educational apps to install on your iPad it feels like you get drowned in an avalanche of apps and resources from which you emerge empty-handed.
Everyday new apps go viral and to keep up with the updates in this field is really a daunting challenge. Thankfully, there are many trusted educational resources ( this blog is one of them ) where educators and teachers can get to discover and learn about new useful apps to use in education. Another trusted resource is Langwitches whose images I am sharing with you below. Langwitches has done a great job in coming up with a list of great educational iPad apps organized into categories with different headings.
The only thing that is missing in his work and which if he had paid attention to would have made his work even way greater is to make the app images clickable. An Apple for the teacher: are iPads the future in class? I'm a self-confessed Apple fanatic so I was curious to see how iPads and iPods could be used successfully in a primary school.
I was sure they would inspire and encourage the teachers I work with to take a chance and think outside their comfort zone and embrace new technology. But before our school jumped on the iPad bandwagon, I wanted to determine how these devices were going to offer a better learning experience compared to the laptops that we already had in our school. My 'iPad journey' began approximately a year ago, when I bought an iPad 2. I was hooked. My then three-year-old daughter, was also showing an interest. Having seen the huge potential of the iPads as an educational tool, I decided to investigate the pros and cons of iPads compared to laptops in the classroom. In my mind these were the pros: • Ease and speed of use and accessibility: The touch interface and app system on the iPad makes it easy to access learning tools. And here are the cons: 29 iPad Resources, Tutorials, and Guides Every Teacher Should Know about.
iPad is gaining momentum in the educational sphere and might , in the near future, be integrated as a leading learning method. iPad is part of the gesture-based technology that is widely embraced by teens and which has pushed some school districts especially here in Canada and also in the States to start using the BYOD approach, for the costs of iPad and their apps is still relatively high.
As a teacher who has not yet tried mobile technology in his teaching, you might be wondering where and how to start. What resources to use ? Well, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has some answers for you. We have collected a set of some useful resources on the use of iPads in the classroom which can help you dig your way into the world of mobile learning and teaching. 1- Teacher's Guide to The Use of iPads in Education 2- 8 Free Resources on The Use of iPads in Education 3- A Free Comprehensive Guide to iPad Apps Evaluation 4- A Quick Guide on Bloom's Taxonomy Apps for iPad.
Ant's ICT. By far the highlight for many of us at the NAACE Hot House event earlier this week was the presentation by Torsten Stauch from Appshed.com.
Torsten put a good deal of effort into his presentation and made every attempt to show linkage between his online tool for making free web apps and the new NAACE Framework. Though his talk was interesting and a good attempt at linking curricula with product, it was the tool itself that excited us. It slowly dawned that this was a powerful and easy to use application that allowed users to drag and drop elements to form a usable and very credible web app. While Torsten spoke I tried this out and within ten minutes had made a daft but credible app that displayed a Youtube video in one tab, some news in another and a flickr photo set in another. All done by dragging and amending existing modules/ extensions from Appshed’s growing library of web building blocks. Preview screen of first app – made in about ten minutes during Hothouse Like this: PhoneGap. Make your own iPhone App.