Apps for Learning
Description Help your child achieve the Power to Read with this collection of four SUPER WHY interactive games. Featured by Apple at the launch of the iPad2 and winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Award! Your child can play along with each of the main characters from the TV series: Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and, of course, Super Why, while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading. Super Duper!
iPad devices have great potential to help out teachers and students in the educational learning process. But without the proper apps to use, the iPad would not be of much educational value. Here to offer a way to help teachers and students with the use of iPad devices in the classroom is a free application called Nearpod.
Description Play the award-winning learning game that puts the action in fraction! ✭ Excellence in Design Award - Children's Technology Review ✭ ✭ Cooney Center at Sesame Street Workshop-Mobile Learning Prize Finalist ✭
Most of what we do is for the students. The focus of this and many other blogs and websites is about learning, and rightly so, but there are also apps that will make our jobs easier too. I am talking about that catergory of apps that are designed specifically for the classroom teacher. Those apps that will assist us in the everyday little jobs that need to be done, often on the run and often while 10 other things are also happening in the room.
The wave of the future is here especially for education. Terms like 21st Century Computing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and Cloud Computing, are mainstream. The introduction of mobile devices, iPods, netbooks, and more specifically the iPad has brought technology to more students then ever before. A 1 to 1 environment(1 student per 1 technology device) is not only a possibility but a reality in more school districts then people realize. W/ all that being said I have decided to create a list of my 10 favorite sites for finding educational apps. Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps
How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 13.56K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media.
How do I get Apps to this device? Or If you are new to the mobile world, what is an App? App or an application is a program that can be installed on to the device. The app will have an icon associated with it.
Description MathBoard is a highly configurable math app appropriate for all school aged children. Beginning in kindergarten, with simple addition and subtraction problems, through elementary school where learning multiplication and division can be a real challenge. MathBoard will allow you to configure the app to best match the abilities of your individual child/student. More than just standard drills, MathBoard encourages students to actually solve problems, and not just guess at answers.
Description "David Donald Doo dreamed a dozen doughnuts and a duck-dog too." Watch your child build their reading skills as they engage with this interactive Dr. Seuss storybook app. Capture precious moments by recording your child's voice, then sharing it with grandparents and teachers.
by Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, M.S. Kids with dyslexia and other learning disabilities are finding that the iPad helps level the academic playing field. Below is a list of iPad apps that students find most helpful. While the list is not comprehensive—and new apps are introduced daily—it’s a starting point for young iPad users that are struggling with schoolwork. Books Reading
by Natalie Parents know that it’s not safe to allow children unrestricted access to the internet. You wouldn’t let little Jimmy run around all willy-nilly in a strange city and you surely wouldn’t allow anything of the sort in cyberspace, right? The issues with internet access and children come in many forms. Your child may be young enough that they accidentally stumble upon inappropriate content ranging from nudity to foul language, leaving you to explain the human anatomy at a much sooner time than you had imagined.
As a parent and teacher I have been in the dark about using safe browsering programs. I did not know there were such programs to help me make sure that children have a safe place to search topics of their choice. by Mar 10
iPad guilt? There needs to be a technical term for that feeling in the pit of a parent’s stomach that arises from handing over the iPad to their kids, only to watch them play brain rotting Outfit7 games or level after level of Angry Birds. Fortunately, some startups are focusing on developing more educational content for the iPad to help parents assuage some of their guilt over their kids’ ever-increasing screen time. One such company is Daily Interactive, which is now launching Happly for iPad , a collection of original and curated content for kids, including online videos, games, and stories. And while the content may be deemed educational, the kids might not realize it, given the app’s focus on topics kids love to explore, like dinosaurs, space, sports, animals, how to’s and more. The company was created by Brian Monnin and Greg Harris, who met back in the 90′s launching and developing interactive products for MSNBC.com.
#edtech #edchat How to you teach these kids? A few months ago I took a survey of my elementary kids to see what kind of mobile technology they had at home and it turned out that 53% of my students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades had iPads and 82% had iPods! With over half of my students having iPads, there is no doubt that soon they will be bringing these devices to school — so it go me thinking… How do I teach students with iPads?
It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette , be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate.
What Tips or Tricks are missing from this list? Show us how much you know about your iPad...Add your tips in the comments area. 1. The "Hidden" Apostrophe If you're in Notes, Pages, or just writing an email, it's often time consuming (and slightly annoying) to locate the apostrophe.