46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools. In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years. But we’re just two people. GoClass - Create and Deliver Lessons on iPads Last week I wrote about NearPod which is an iPad application for creating and delivering quizzes to students. This morning, through David Kapuler, I learned about a similar free iPad application called GoClass. GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video.
5 External Hard Drives For iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 Whether you own an iPad 1, 2, the new iPad 3 or 4th generation you’ll get maximum 64 GB of memory storage and right now not many external hard drives ( HDD ) support Apple tablet but still there are few very good products in the market which can help you increase the storage of your tablet at quite reasonable price. Unlike many other tablets in the market, you can’t use SD card to increase memory of your iDevice neither it supports USB 2.0 or 3.0 but you can use Wireless Network Interface for Wireless transfer of files and Apple Camera Connection Kit for USB interface. Here we’ve listed some external hard drives for iPad which use technologies mentioned earlier to store and transfer your important data among different mediums. Kingston Wi-Drive 32 GB USB 2.0 Portable Kingston Wi-Drive provides pocket-sized flash storage for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Kindle Fire.
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
A new view of DNA While it’s clear that DNA sequencing has been an indispensable tool in understanding any number of biological processes, new research from Harvard suggests that how DNA is packed into cells may be at least as important as the biological coding it contains. A new imaging technique, developed by Erez Lieberman Aiden, a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, working with Nynke van Berkum, Louise Williams, and a team of researchers from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is giving scientists their first three-dimensional view of the human genome, one that is already shedding new light on a number of what Aiden calls the “central mysteries of biology.” Aiden’s work was recognized recently with the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists. “We don’t have perfect pictures yet,” Aiden said, “only blurry ones; but that’s much better than no picture at all.”
40 Wonderfully Creative iPad Apps We all have the capacity to be creative, it’s in our very nature. The iPad is a wonderful tool for creation is almost every sphere you can imagine, from expressing poetry to capturing artistic ideas, from exploring musical invention to manipulating captured light. Whether you consider yourself a creative professional, or are simply a person who loves to dream and imagine, there are hundreds of awesome iPad apps to help you do just that. 107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8 Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems. Not surprisingly, student scores improve when they use iPads and their interest in school soars. I say not surprisingly because students love digital toys and in my experience work harder and longer if given the opportunity to do so with any of the digital offerings (ipods, laptops included).
The 100 Best iPad Apps The Apple iPad is one of the most popular and influential consumer electronics devices in history. The slate's found a home with people who want to Web-surf, movie-watch, email, and perform numerous other activities without being tied to a desktop or laptop. Never underestimate the power of "getting things done" from the comfort of the bed or easy chair. Many rival tablets offer super-crisp displays and attractive designs, but none have so far matched the Apple iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini's potent combination of consumer mindshare and rich app marketplace. The role that the Apple App Store has played in its success should not be overlooked, either. According to Apple, over 475,000 dedicated iPad apps have been released worldwide.
Increase in interest in game-based language learning and teaching By grahamstanley This week, the ‘Teaching and Language Learning through Gamification‘ TESOL EVO session comes to an end. It’s been an enjoyable 5 weeks, with some great live sessions from special guest speakers and lots of sharing of ideas and enthusiasm in the Moodle forums. The TLLG Moodle won’t be around for long, but the highlights of the course will be archived on a wiki, , which we also hope will be a place that people can share links to lesson plans for online games they have used. During the EVO session, there also seems to have been evidence of an increased interest in games for language learning and teaching.
Integrating Technology in Education I can remember a time when we "went to the computer lab". I am SO thankful that this is not the case in my educational setting. Many people have viewed how we "use iPads in the classroom". Today, I have written an entire educational opportunity on our classroom blog. A Parents’ Guide to Twitter and Education As an educator, there are tons of great hashtags available to find the resources I'm looking for. Hashtags are usually found at the end of a 140 character tweet. I think of them like television channels, only there are many more to choose from and you can even create your own for your organization or team. Today, the most widely used educational hashtag on Twitter is called #edchat.
10 Best Apps 4 Teachers Most of what we do is for the students. The focus of this and many other blogs and websites is about learning, and rightly so, but there are also apps that will make our jobs easier too. I am talking about that catergory of apps that are designed specifically for the classroom teacher. Those apps that will assist us in the everyday little jobs that need to be done, often on the run and often while 10 other things are also happening in the room. There are plenty and I am sure as more and more teachers gain the confidence to design their own apps, there will be more suitable one to come.