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12 Apps for the One iPad Classroom. 9 May You don’t have to be in a one to one iPad classroom to integrate this powerful tablet into your everyday routine. Here are just a sampling of some great apps to use with your one iPad: Spinner (instant decision maker) iTunes U (curriculum material)Word Clouds (whole class discussions)MyScript Calculator (checking student work)Science Channel (accessing video clips)Pocket (keep track of PD articles)Scholastic Book Wizard (scan and search book titles)American History Clips (find the perfect video)Stream Reading (keep track of conferences)Aesop’s Fables (classroom read aloud)Book Writer (create class anthologies)Number Line (modeling for students) If you’re teaching in a one iPad classroom – check out my course “Teach with Your iPad: Instruct, Assess & Manage Your Class with a Single iPad” (it’s 50% OFF!)

Like this: Like Loading... Tags: classroom management, iPad education, videos. Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers. Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country.

“I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. 30Hands allows a user to make pictures, annotate them, record a voice explainer and then packages it all into a video. Adobe Voice is a recently released education product from Adobe that allows students to narrate a story over an array of digital images. Book Creator is only available for iPads, allowing kids to easily create their own iBook by importing images, multimedia, text, and audio.

Koma Koma is a simple stop-motion animation tool. Part 1 UPDATE: 9 MORE apps to improve organizational skills for students with learning disabilities. We thought it was time to start updating our “There’s a Special App for That” posts, just in time for the new year! We’re still using all of the apps we recommended in Part 1 of Apps to improve organizational skills for students with learning disabilities - but we wanted to add 9 MORE that we think are highly effective for students with learning disabilities. Have a look at our others in the series: 1. Photomind Some students with learning disabilities can benefit from a multisensory approach to a to-do list, reminder, or calendar. Attaching a visual (picture) to text can provide a reminder of what to do in a specific situation, can enhance comprehension, promote more independence and can assist students to articulate what they have done that day (or what they need to do).

Photomind is a simple app that attaches a specific photo to a reminder or task. Screenshots: PhotoMind - Picture Reminders, To Do List, and Notes Screenshots: PhotoMind - Picture Reminders, To Do List, and Notes for iPad. Edmodo - Making It Personal with 40+ Apps - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - apps, apps for education, edapps, Edmodo, lrnchat. Last November I published a blog on customizing your Edmodo account. Of course, Edmodo is in a constant state of improvement and expansion, so it’s time to revisit and expand on that first blog.

Edmodo – a free social learning platform that allows teachers to share content and manage student learning. In Edmodo, teachers and students have a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, projects, assignments, quizzes, events, class discussions, and notifications. Last year Edmodo had 7 million users and was used in 80,000 schools. The Edmodo App Store has really allowed Edmodo to reach its full potential. Communicate – Reach students 24/7. Edmodo’s App Store makes it easy for teachers and keeps students engaged. Top 40 Apps Just in time for Cyber Monday, here are the top 40 apps in the Edmodo App Store: Code Invaders – Code Invaders is a single-player, arcade-style digging game. Flashcards – The Edmodo App of the Year 2013!

Top 10 iPad Apps to Create Mindmaps. Today I am sharing with you a list of some of the most popular iPad apps to create mind maps. I have got several readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning emailing me asking about these apps. The post below is the most recent collection of curated iPad mind mapping apps. If you are looking for web-based tools to create mind maps , check out this page. 1- MindNode MindNode lets you lay out your notes and tasks visually so you can get a bird's-eye view of your project. 2-Simplemind Create interesting and meaningful Mind Maps using the wide range of different shaped topics such as lines, rectangles, cloud shapes, parallelograms, arrows and ovals. 4-Mindo Mindo is a mind mapping tools for iPad. 5-Maptini Maptini lets you build mind maps collaboratively on your iPad, iPhone, or the Web, syncing data in real time as you work with your friends, classmates or colleagues from anywhere in the world. 6-Idea Sketch 7-iBlueSky Hold that thought. 8-BigMind 9-MindGenius.

8 Excellent New iPad Apps for Teachers. Similar to the lists I would publish here featuring the new releases in the field of web-based digital tools, I am also starting a new section here where I will be sharing a weekly post outlining the new educational apps recently released. The purpose is to enable those of you who do not have time to go online and search apps, provide them with a platform where they could easily access and be up to date with the latest releases in the field of educational mobile apps. Here are the apps I have selected for this week.

Enjoy 1- Sentence Reading Magic This app provides the missing link between reading words and reading books-reading sentences. This app gives emerging readers a step that will encourage skill building and confidence in reading. 2- Quick Math Practice your mathematics while racing the clock in this innovative iPad app. 3- Story Creator With Story Creator you can easily create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one gorgeous collection.

50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now. I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of Apple products. But that doesn’t mean I don’t yearn for some of the fabulous features on Android phones too. Until the day when Apple and Google merge (ha!) , we’re left with a split marketplace of apps. Edudemic doesn’t cover Android as much as it deserves so this useful list should be a helpful start. It details 50 useful (and free!) Android apps from Google Play, Google’s online app store. I’ve searched around for each of these apps and found interesting stories on how most are being used in classrooms and education right now. Toddlers Kids Numbers and Math Lite : Educational game maker Intellijoy offers this free game to effectively teach preschoolers numbers, addition, subtraction, and more without sensory overload. Elementary and Middle School Brain Café – GeoQuiz : With a beautiful interface and strong database of questions, GeoQuiz is a great program for testing young learners’ knowledge of global geography.

High school and College. 3 Good iPad Apps to Enhance your Students narrative Writing. Below are three interesting iPad apps that you can use with your students to enhance their narrative writing skill. I have learned about these apps from Catlin Tucker and I think you should give them a try as well. 1- Scrible My Story Scribble My Story is a junior version of the popular and award winning Scribble Press App, selected by Time Magazine as one of the 25 best apps of 2012 and widely in use in classrooms.

Targeted at kids 3 to 7, Scribble My Story is a design collaboration between Fingerprint’s early learning experts alongside the Scribble Press team to deliver a wonderful, age appropriate creativity experience. 2- Bookabi Create your very own storybooks in 2D and 3D. Creative Book Builder enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes on the go. iPad Screencasting Apps | Educational Technology. How Nearpod Brought Active Learning To My Classroom. Engaging instruction is the goal of every educator.

So when I was introduced to an app that promised such a lofty ideal, I had to try it. At the time, I was teaching sixth grade math and social studies in a Pennsylvania school district. I had a challenging lesson coming up and sought the assistance of a fellow teacher who was piloting an iPad cart. He allowed me to borrow it for my math lesson on changing fractions. But I had an idea! Nearpod is an app that allows a teacher to present an interactive lesson on the students’ iPads. As soon as I opened the cart, I had the students’ attention. The excitement, engagement, and of course, every teacher’s favorite word, data proved this app to be useful. Currently I’m employed with a NJ school district as a teacher resource specialist for technology.

Teachers can download the free app and create a free account. Teachers want a way to deliver interactive lessons to engage all learners and I feel, no, I know, Nearpod has been my answer. Mark Anderson's Blog | education, learning & technology. iPad apps Published on January 21st, 2012 | by Mark Anderson Some of the best use I’ve seen of apps on the iPad is where teachers have engaged students using apps in conjunction with others. Filming activities, recording audio, adding the media to Keynote and annotating, demonstrating learning – that said, there are some great subject specific apps out there and in this post I’ll cover some of the apps available for the Humanities subject Geography.

Quakes This free app allows you to see the latest earthquakes and get a push notification every time an earthquake is recorded. It enables you to browse the seismograph chart, map or list to show when and where an earthquake has occurred. You can also sort earthquakes alphabetically, by time, by magnitude or by distance at any location. National Geographic HD World Customs & Cultures Google Earth Globe for iPad. Two Excellent Apps to Create Digital Magazines on iPad. This is my favorite. Flipboard is app that is available for both iPad and Android. Flipboard has a handy tool called Flipboard Editor which allows users to curate and create their own digital magaizines.

Watch the video below to learn more about Flipboard Glossi.com is a new self-publishing platform that enables anyone to create and share their own digital magazines across devices in minutes. No technical or design skills required. All you need is an idea! Make your own Glossi at Glossi.com, and then use the Glossi app to view and share with your friends! Watch this video to learn more about Glossi. A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps. We’re proud to introduce you to a new set of resources we think you’ll enjoy . It’s a curated list of the best education technology resources.

But it’s not just organized by us. It’s now YOUR turn to share, vote up, and learn about all the best education technology out there. Got a favorite app? Add it to the list! But really, the fun part is being able to add to the list and learn from others. So this list is hopefully going to become a go-to resource for all your iOS education app needs. Top 200 Special Education Apps. As a reader of this blog, you might have noticed that Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has a particular focus on the use of iPad in education other than any other tablet in the market.We do in fact love other tablets especially Motorolla Xoom, Samsung GalaxyTab 10.1, and LG Optimus tablet and we do believe they have a promising potential in education as well but for now it seems that iPad is leading the mobile learning revolution.

This is probably due to the kind of investment Apple is having in education. The folks in Apple have taken the issue seriously and they are intent on monopolizing the educational market. From iBook Author to iPad Mini, their success is just unbelievable to the point that some school boards in the States and Canada have already started adopting iPad as learning tools in the classrooms and some in the form of 1:1 environments. Check it out and share with us your suggestions iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education source : edudemic. 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. Of those we unearthed, here is our pick of the best free iPad apps. Note that apps marked 'universal' will run on your iPad and iPhone, optimising themselves accordingly. For a mix of free and paid apps, check out our amazing Best iPad apps chart. 1. Annoyingly, some free iPad weather apps refuse to believe that the UK has any weather (or that the country exists), so AccuWeather gets props for merely working. 2. The social networking giant has gone back-and-forth with its mobile apps, finally settling on this smart, native implementation. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dropbox is a great service for syncing documents across multiple devices. 9. 10. 11. 13. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad. Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging.

Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. A few notes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad 1. Developer Description: View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View; View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world. 2. Developer Description: “…explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. 3. Developer Description: “This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. 4. 5.

Developer Description: “A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. 6. 7. 50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners. 23 Creative Learning Apps For The Classroom From edshelf. 24 Essential iPad Learning Tools From edshelf. 30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Be Using. iPad As.... 15 Favorite iPad Apps As Selected By Teachers. 10 Incredible iPad Apps for Education. Ten iPad Apps every Student should have and how to use them. New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013. 10 Must-Have Apps For iPads In The Classroom.

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