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5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers June 10, 2015 Today we are sharing with you a list of some of the best audio recording apps you can use on your Android-operated device. All of these apps are rated 4 stars and up in Google Play store. Some of the things you can do with them include: record audio clips (e.g lectures, audio notes…etc), customize and edit your recordings, share your recordings via email or embed them into cloud-based storage platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive and many more. For iPad users, check out this list. 1- Easy Voice Recorder “Easy Voice Recorder is a fun, simple and easy to use audio & voice recorder.

The 150 point project: an annual experiment in academic freedom During my first or second year of teaching AP English Language I showed my class the beginning of the movie Patton as an example of rhetoric. Well, later that year we had some free time so we watched the whole movie. In talking about the movie I found myself hooked on the following quote: “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

Philosophy: Free Courses Online Advertisement Get free Philosophy courses from the world’s leading universities. You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player. 11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. Here are some apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out!

Mathletes: Students solve 375K algebra equations in 4 days with iOS app Students across Washington did some serious algebra work this week — and I mean serious like 400,000 problems in four days kind of work. As part of the Washington State Algebra Challenge, K-12 students used an iteration of a learning app called DragonBox to try and solve 250,000 equations in just one week. They did that and much more, as 4,000 students ended up finishing off nearly 400,000 equations for the past five days. “It’s fun to watch them get excited and competitive about math,” Governor Jay Inslee said in a press release.

Creating Narrated Slideshows with Google Tools This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Mike Petty. Last fall our high school purchased Chromebooks and the new principal set high expectations for more project-based learning and technology integration in all subjects. As the instructional technology coordinator for the district, this was great news for me! Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read.

Top 4 Android Apps for Learning Vocabulary April 29, 2015 Upon the request of several readers of our blog, we have done some sifting through the Android app store and curated the selection below. These are some of the most popular apps that you can use to teach your students and kids English vocabulary. Our selection is based on a variety of rating criteria such as number of installs, user reviews and content rating of the apps. We hope you find the titles below helpful and if you have other suggestions to add to the list, please share with us. Enjoy

5 Educaitonal Video Games for Summer May 8, 2015 Summer is coming fast and, before you know it, kids will be begging their parents for the latest video games to help pass the long, hot break. While many parents might see video games as a mind-numbing waste of time, there’s actually a strong case to be made for games being valuable learning tools with potential to develop cognitive function as well as career skills for the real world. Even the U.S. Department of Education sees the value of gaming, hosting the upcoming Games for Learning Summit. However, parents don’t need to wait for games to enter the classroom to reap the benefits of educational games for their children. With this in mind, I wanted to share our picks for the top family-friendly games that offer fun, engaging learning experiences as we head toward the end of the school year.

Google Tips & Tricks: Turn a YouTube Video into an Animated GIF! Save Pinterest Animated GIF images are so much fun, and can make it really easy to show students and teachers how to do things. This is an easy trick using a tool called GIFYT. Simply type the letters GIF after www., and before youtube, and you will be directed to the site to create our GIF.