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. 10 Criteria Teachers Should Use To Find The Best Apps
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. Inspiration Maps (Education)
As part of the new primary curriculum for ICT, there is a significant emphasis on computer science. Below I've included what the children should be taught and a selection of apps which can be used in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught to: understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructionswrite and test simple programsuse logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs iPads in Primary Education: Apps for Computer Science
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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. Virtual classroom iPad App
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.
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? Quizboard Version: 1.0.2 Review | iPhone and iPad Games App
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InterAction Education - Premier Educational Games - We make educational games and apps for tablets and mobile phones that help kids learn math and science. This post comes to use from Carolina Nugent, the education director at Kindertown. Kindertown (mentioned in my post below) is a curated catalog of the highest quality educational apps for kids ages 2-7. They break down apps into different categories and age ranges, and every app is reviewed by educators to ensure that they all meet high educational standards. You can download their free app HERE.Many educators and parents are searching for apps that provide the best environment for learning to take place. Generally, this means apps that deliver meaningful content with an in-depth experience incorporating discovery and challenge.
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