Best interactive iPad books of 2011 for kids of all ages - iPhone app recommendations - Lisa Caplan All of these best iPad books for kids use digitization to enhance the reading experience, not divert attention from it. Where there are frills, I prefer to see them focus on education instead of playtime. There are great books for pre-schoolers but also for older kids, a somewhat under-served sector. And, for those aimed at school-aged readers, I primarily looked for educational offerings, since there are iBooks, eBooks and digital comics for fiction fans. Here are eight amazing iPad reading apps for kids from 2011. Another Monster at the End of This Book… Starring Grover & Elmo ($3.99) This classic Sesame Street book is a sequel to The Monster at the End of This Book. The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore ($4.99) This adaptation from the short film which shares its name, was the most delightful surprise of the year. Auryn - The Little Mermaid ($0.99) The prose is the original by Hans Christian Andersen, so what’s not to love? There’s No Place Like Space!
LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks Pronunciation Activities Minimal Pairs Click here to see a selection of ideas to practise minimal pairs (words which differ in only one sound, such as "cat" and "cut"). There is also a minimal pairs list here if you want some ideas to use with the activities. Sss, zzz and shhh Click here for an activity to practise the sounds sss, zzz and shhh which can be a problem for most nationalities. Homophones Click here for a worksheet to practise identifying and distinguishing between the spellings of 16 common homophones Short Vowels (a, e, i, o and u) handout. A short lesson plan to practise short vowel sounds. Long Vowels (a, e, i, o and u) handout. A short lesson plan to practise long vowel sounds (magic 'e'). Er, or and ah (/ɜ:/ /ɔ:/ and /ɑ:/) activities. Activities to introduce "er", "or" and "ah" sounds, with spelling hints and lots of follow-on practice. Pronunciation of words with "CH" Some ideas for lessons to practise the /tʃ/, /ʃ/ and /k/ pronunciation of the letters 'ch'. Ear and Air - pronunciation of /ɪə/ and /eə/
Kid Safe Browsers for iPad and iPhone 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. With the growing popularity of internet access to mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, monitoring internet activity isn’t so easy as plopping the computer in the living room and keeping a watchful constant eye over young shoulders. Fortunately, the tech world has heard the rally cries of concerned parents and a number of kid-safe browsers are available to allow your child internet access in a safe manner. Quintura KidsPrice: $1.99 Available for a very affordable $1.99, Quintura Kids aims to make searching the web an educational process for children. Websites available through the browser are determined through a number of factors.
Listen and Write - Dictation Sounds: The Pronunciation App You can look up and listen to words and phrases in the WORDLIST, plus record and compare your own pronunciation. If you’re using a Macmillan coursebook, you can now buy additional wordlists directly inside the app. PRACTISE your pronunciation reading, writing and listening skillsTest yourself with one of the pronunciation QUIZZESLEARN with lesson plans, videos and top tips for teachers, and study hints for students ► Interactive Phonemic Chart (British and American English) with high quality audio - tap to hear a sound, or tap and hold to hear the sound and an example word.► Work in British or American English, and switch between them at any time.► Vocabulary Wordlist (with over 650 words):- Phonemic transcriptions and audio- Record your own pronunciation- Purchase new wordlists from directly inside the app. - Bug fixes for error when updating app. The ultimate interactive English pronunciation tool, for both students AND teachers.
Teaching Kids with iPads – Part 1 of 5 | Elementary School Tech Ideas #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! How do I teach students with iPads? So I called my friends over at Atomic Learning to brainstorm some ideas and we both agreed that this was a question worth answering. Planning iPad Projects: The first thing I did to get ready for my iPad Boot Camp was to start designing iPad projects, projects that were designed with a focus on Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and the principles of UbD. Day One of iPad Boot Camp: So after two months of project planning, I started the iPad Boot Camp this past Monday with 10 students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to see how to teach students with iPads. Teaching with my iPad using Airplay. Sense of Purpose using Puppet Pals: our first project gave the students this challenge… Here are some photos from that project:
Make Business Video | Animated Video Production | GoAnimate.com Phonics Worksheets and Teaching Activties Initial Sounds Worksheets: A collection of worksheets to review initial sounds. Final Sounds Worksheets: A collection of worksheets to review final sounds. CVC Words Worksheets and Teaching Resources: Flashcards, games, spelling sheets and other activities for teaching CVC words like bat, cup, dog, win, and red. Consonant Digraphs Worksheets and Teaching Resources: Flashcards, games, spelling sheets and other activities for teaching words with consonant digraphs such as ship, chop, thin, duck, bell, and king. Long Vowel Bossy E Worksheets and Teaching Resources: Flashcards, games, spelling sheets and other activities for teaching the long vowel/bossy E patterns found in words like bike, gate, and rose. Vowel Digraph Words Worksheets and Teaching Resources Unit 1 AI, EA, EE, OA, and OO: Flashcards, games, spelling sheets and other activities for teaching words that have vowel digraphs such as boat, train, sea, bee, and boot. Phonics Board Games: Say and Spell It Vowel Combination Worksheets
1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price 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. 10 African-American History Month Teaching Resources 1.27K Views 0 Likes This week’s Featured Ten Learnist boards are dedicated to African-American history month. 3 Tech Tips Your Grandma Could Teach You 2.06K Views 0 Likes Those who have been using technology, in some form, have a few tech tips you should know about.
Phonics Strategies and Ideas Phonics: Classroom Practice…. Much of our phonics instruction comes from our daily practice. Most of the activities are embedded into PLAY. The easiest and most engaging is game boards! You can see all 70 of the phonics game boards in one bundle by clicking HERE. Phonics Game Boards Bundle Sorting Centers – Students just love to sort, and it’s such a great brain building activity. Spelling Pattern Sorting Center Phonics : Classroom Reference… Classroom space is valuable, but the last thing I want to do is over-stimulate the environment. You can see more details about the full year set of 70 posters HERE Spelling Pattern Posters Each student has their own personal phonics chart for reference, and more are kept at the writing centers. See the link at the bottom of the post to grab this set for FREE! Spelling Pattern Charts Phonics Assessment… Once I learned to create clip art digitally, things became a LOT easier! Create Your Own… Click HERE to download this FREE Spelling Assessment set.
Happly For iPad Helps Curious Kids Discover The Web…Safely 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. 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. In other words, these two know a thing or two about creating digital content. He details some of those experiences here – it’s a funny, but sadly relatable story about how his kid learns how to drop the f-bomb courtesy of YouTube.
Welcome to Jolly Learning - Jolly Learning Jolly Learning 50 Must-Have Educational Apps 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. If you have other apps you want added to this list, just add them in the comments. *Most of the links below are to the iTunes store which will open another window and/or iTunes. Great Apps For Kids (And Adults) Alphabet Animals Perfect for your talented toddler, this game is packed with colorful animations, animal sounds, and tons of tips for learning their letters. Mad Libs Just as goofy and fun as your remember. SmackTalk Annoying? Super Why! Plants Vs.