Ramblings from the digital classroom: Do we need another mind mapping tool? I have written a post before here about mindmapping tools.
There are certainly quite a few out there. I think it really is a matter of preference which tool you use.
SEN Apps. 10 Criteria Teachers Should Use To Find The Best Apps. When you start bringing iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches into your classroom, you’re opening up a Pandora’s Box of potential problems.
For starters, you might not be totally sure which apps are the best ones to install at the start. You may not be sure which games are useful or which productivity apps are worth their salt. I’ve recently stumbled across an effective chart that actually ranks education apps according to a few critical criteria. The visual from Grasping For Objectivity details 29 different ‘edutainment’ apps that are both free and paid. I like how each one is laid out and ranked accordingly. Inspiration Maps. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to build diagrams, maps and organizers with Inspiration Maps.
“Easy and fun to use. Highly recommended for students and teachers.” - Toni Krasnic, edShelf ** 2013 CODiE Finalist ** **2012 Tech&Learning Award of Excellence Winner** Eligible for discount through Apple’s Volume Purchase Plan for Education. VPP buyers! Use Inspiration Maps to help brainstorm, plan, organize and build thinking skills.
Virtual classroom iPad App. WizIQ have just announced the launch of the WizIQ Virtual Classroom App for iPad.
The application is designed for students, giving them anytime, anywhere access to any WizIQ Virtual Classroom set up by their teacher. The WizIQ Virtual Classroom app offers all of the key features that users enjoy from their desktop web browsers without concern for Flash support on the iPad and all in the palms of their hands. If you haven’t seen WizIQ – it lets you set up online classes and run webinar sessions which your students can then access remotely initially via a PC but now also by this app. My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?)
Free iPad Apps to Teach Current Events. My students use their iPads as creators every day, whether they are recording their thoughts, using virtual tools or publishing authentic assessments.
Content can be both created and consumed using an iPad, and my students take on both roles. There are abundant resources for content consumption , and these apps can be used to teach current events. Many schools are increasing their use of informational and multimedia texts in order to align their instruction to the Common Core Learning Standards . It's important to acknowledge that current events are more than just articles in a newspaper. There are a variety of free iPad apps that students and teachers can use to access high-interest texts and video clips that will connect your classroom to the world. Quizboard Version: 1.0.2 Review | iPhone and iPad Games App.
Description Quizboard - the hit new head-to-head social trivia game from Planeto!
Challenge your friends to a battle of wits and show off your knowledge of everything from Pop Culture to Popcorn. Master the strategies of 10 different boards where every move you make can take your opponent in a different direction! Are you smarter than your friends? Up on more pop culture? iPadology -It’s All About Your App-titude! InterAction Education - Premier Educational Games - We make educational games and apps for tablets and mobile phones that help kids learn math and science. iPad App Evaluation.