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Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education

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Premise Data General How many countries do you operate? We’re currently in more than 30 countries across six continents. Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone.

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Quick List: iPad Resources For The Classroom One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads in the Classroom. Many schools a all over are investing in iPads in the Classroom and educators want to know how to use them effectively, apps to consider and more. In keeping with the "My Favorite Resources" theme (last week I listed my favorite resources for talking about Twitter) here are my go-to resources when people ask me about iPads in the Classroom. iPads For Education Special Education Lesson Plans For Kindergarten to Second Grade Cave Club Introduction - Student will learn about prehistoric time through hands-on learning activities and other creative art projects.Classroom Etiquette - Raising your hand, asking "please", not calling out without be called on, listening and respecting other classmates ideas.Color Sorting - Sorting colors and shapes.Counting with Dr. Seuss - The student will use numbers and count.Decimal Values and Money - The students will use coins to arrive at the designated total marked on the envelope.Exceptional Children Class Lesson - Students will use their prior knowledge of The Grouchy Ladybug to help them create a mathematical story problem using the grouchy ladybug and the aphids that are to be eaten.How do I feel? - The overall subject would be "Sometimes I feel..."

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