5 New Apps for Back to School App Roundup 5 New Apps for Back to School A monthly showcase of the latest mobile apps for educators and students. This month's roundup features a selection of apps to help students and teachers study, create, and take notes. 5 Amazing Algebra Apps for Students Students have all the luck nowadays with so many useful and amazing apps to help them learn. A long time ago when I was a student, I found algebra a tricky subject. We had a look through some of the apps available for students to give them a helping hand to get their head around some of the main concepts in algebra. Algebra Tutor allows students to practice and learn Prealgebra and Algebra topics. It has walk through step-by-step solutions to see where you made mistakes and you can see your stats for every problem type.
Using iPads With Mixed-Ability Students, Teachers Must 'Give Up Some Control' Mobile Learning | Feature Page 2 of 2 Using iPads With Mixed-Ability Students, Teachers Must 'Give Up Some Control' The realization they came to was that content apps--those for, say, algebra or grammar--have limited uses, but those apps for organization and research, what Lopez calls "toolbox apps," have broader applications. The best example, Lopez said, is an app called Popplet, a simple graphic organizing tool. How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) Last year, with a fearless group of 10th graders in Katrina Kennett’s English class at Plymouth South High School , we attempted to transform the traditional research process to a completely paperless one using a fresh new cart of iPads. As I have written previously about iPads in the classroom, our decision to use iPads did not start with iPads, it started with learning goals and objectives. We later determined that iPads would fit into the equation. The 4 Goals A few of the goals that we outlined prior to the research process included: - Students will crowd-source their research to a collective research group. - Students will incorporate varied media types into their research: web based text, traditional text, audio and video. - Students will work collaboratively with their teacher and classmates on their research and writing process. - Students will become proficient researching and writing in a digital environment.
Connecting iPads and Reading in the Classroom: Part 1 “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” By Sydney J. Harris This year our PTO bought each of our teachers iPads to use in the classroom. One of my jobs is to help give professional development to our teachers on how to use them in the classroom. iPad in the Classroom Helps Students to Study on Their Own The iTablet materializes the vision of using PCs in schools and classrooms, an expectation that was first set for laptops. The utilization of iPad in schools is said to be transforming the learning process of using the iPad in the classroom, a vision that was first expected to be fulfilled by then popular laptops. Schools and learning institutions are currently exploring options to take another leap on how lessons and curriculums are taught in schools. The Apple tablet is found to be very helpful with augmenting the teaching ways and standards of teachers. Studies show that the iTablet enhances learning since the students had to learn on their own using the apps installed in it.
50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. Technology Timesavers for Teachers - myTeachersLounge Teachers today are fortunate to have access to technological tools that make our jobs easier and minimize the paperwork involved in educating our students. I didn’t grow up with computers like today’s students did, but I’m very much on board with becoming more tech savvy and, yes, even accepting help from my students when I have technical difficulties. About a year ago I bought myself an iPad after saving for it for months. It was going to help me organize my life, both at home and at school, and guess what? It did.
Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide Evernote is many things to many people because it’s so powerful. But for the same reason, Evernote’s purpose is vague enough that it can be hard to get started with it. First, you have to figure out what it can do for you. Here’s a guide to how to think about Evernote, so you can get better at using it.
Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools I’m not a big fan of Top 10 lists but after a year of experimenting with apps on iPads at school, it’s getting to that time when decisions need to be made on what apps we will invest heavily when the App Purchasing Program comes into full effect in Australia, hopefully soon( Yes, rightly or wrongly, I have been running multiple copies of apps from one account for testing purposes, waiting for Apple to release its Purchasing Program so we can be 100% legit. If they had it in place from the start, I would have done it from the start.) So I’m starting to put together a list of what I think are the essential apps that are worth spending the money on for bulk purchasing. In making my choices, I’m considering multi-purpose apps that can be used across all curriculum areas, apps that take advantage of the multimedia strengths and apps that can help us use technology in new and innovative ways that can change the way we teach, not just do it the same way with a different tech toy.
Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store account without a credit card Languages The iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store share the same Apple ID account. To create a new Apple ID for use on iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store without a credit card, follow the steps below. The 60-Second Guide To Teaching With Tablets 5 Reasons We Use Social Media 9.58K Views 0 Likes There are many reasons we use social media. From the basic to the more advanced, the tool is simply ubiqutious and addictive. iPad Activity: Open House Scavenger Hunt I searched all summer for a fun Back-to-School activity. Well. . . unfortunately I couldn't find anything!! So, I have been racking my brain to come up with something exciting for Open House. This is when my kids will find out who their teacher will be for the year, and they will also find out that we will have 30 iPads in our classroom!!