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Nearly everyone uses technology of some form in our everyday lives. Apps, in particular, have a multitude of uses with many great ones focusing on education. Educational apps allow students to have access to invaluable resources and learning materials on laptops and mobile devices. One benefit of these types of apps is that they can keep students connected to the classroom, even while they’re away from school. From additional resources to ways to assist in online learning, there’s no shortage of options. If you’re a teacher who wants to make use of these apps, check out our list of the best of the best. Further reading Zoom Zoom has undoubtedly become the darling app and communication center with so many more people currently working, studying, or simply hanging out at home. Zoom is a powerful cloud video conferencing platform that allows you to host “meetings” with hundreds of participants. iOS Android Kahoot! iOS Android Seesaw iOS Android Amazon Google Classroom iOS Android Remind iOS Android

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Effective Marking We're all about helping teachers with high quality teaching materials, but hand in hand with that goes the time saving element. We hope that our materials are more than just about saving time, but of course that's all part of it too, and if we can stop teachers reinventing the wheel so they can spend a bit of extra time with their loved ones - then all the better! But one thing that is quite hard to cut down on is marking. It's one of those things that you have to do, but aren't always sure whether what you're doing is adding value. 25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to present, create and code

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps Luhtala has also noticed some app fatigue among her colleagues. If they are using something that works well, they’ll probably stick with it, even if another slightly better product comes along. Learning is hard and change is even harder, so once teachers have found a tool that meets their learning goals, they are unlikely to shift without a good reason. “It’s hard to get the teachers on board with this at all, so to say we’re going to do it differently next year is a tough sell,” Luhtala said. The list of apps that educators favor this year shares some commonalities with last year’s favorites. Teachers tend to drop apps if they become too expensive or sometimes if the updates are so overwhelming that they no longer know how to use the product.

Essential Apps for the Physical and Digital K-12 Classroom As educators face uncertainties this fall, it helps to focus on a few things that are certain. The modern classroom is more than a physical room—it’s also a digital space for learning and collaboration. As I look at the fall, I'm certain that no matter what happens, my students and I will need to master our digital classroom. Effective Marking WHY BOTHER? Effective marking allows us as teachers to show the children that we teach that we value their efforts. It allows us to judge our own effectiveness as teachers. It is when we can make strategic decisions about the next steps children need to make. But more importantly it is a rare opportunity to have an individual dialogue with every child.

50 Fab Apps for Teachers Education—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed for teaching and learning. As more schools bring tablets into the classroom, educators like Genia Connell are finding that apps are game changers. “I have yet to see anything in education that generates excitement and motivates students the way tablets do,” says the third-grade teacher from Leonard Elementary School in Troy, Michigan.

How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom When I ask the students why they are so attached to their devices with the small (some aren't so small) screens, I invariably get the response, "It's my life." I just don't get it and probably never will, but here is my attempt at understanding. After careful observation, I have determined that the cell phones are analogous to what happened when the Walkman first appeared on the scene for the older generation. A Walkman was a portable cassette player that sometimes came with a radio. Students could conveniently take their music with them and also conveniently tune out any undesirable noise.

Best Educational Technology Tools of 2020 - TeachHUB K-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers Provided by the K-12 Teachers Alliance Subscribe Best Educational Technology Tools of 2020 12 Ways to Embrace Marking and Feedback by @TeacherToolkit Reading Time: 3 minutes. There are a few days left before the end of term and this is one last marking and feedback blog before the summer holidays begin. What feedback techniques could you use that make students think and take action? Marking has two purposes.

10 Student-Tested Chrome Extensions 10 Chrome Extensions That Students Will Really Use Google Dictionary (free): Sometimes articles in content area classes can be challenging, especially when students are faced with unknown words. While they could open a new tab and run a search for these words, this extension offers a much easier alternative that doesn’t disrupt a student’s workflow. The student can double-click on any word in a text to see a small pop-up window with a definition, and they can hear the pronunciation of the word. The student can also launch a complete Google search for the word from the pop-up—increasing their understanding by seeing the word in a variety of contexts.

Essential EdTech Tools Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of 100 essential edtech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. 1.

The Key to Effective Marking in Schools The Keys to Effective Marking and Feedback in Schools The volume of marking, feedback and data collection is a common grievance amongst teachers. As a Head of Department and a teacher of 11 years, marking was one thing I often dreaded most about my job until I recently adopted a new way of marking effectively that saves myself a lot of time. Having spent time to mark pupils’ work it can be disheartening to see them not taking it on-board. Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes".

How to Use Google Tools to Help Students Track Their Learning Have you ever walked into your classroom and realized that your students had no idea what to expect? Maybe they were unsure of the requirements for a class essay or project, or didn’t really know where they were in terms of the necessary components of an activity. This can be a terrible feeling, and it’s one that our students experience all too often.