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Apps for Creativity in Primary Education

Apps for Creativity in Primary Education
Already used on desktop computer in schools, I Can Animate now bring the stop-frame animations to the iPad. You can capture frames using the in built camera, display onion skinning, undo support, preview whole projects and can be added to an iMovie project for a really polished movie. Keynote is a presentation apps designed for mobile devices. You create presentation by simple touching and tapping. Highlight your data with 3D bar, line, area, and pie charts, animated with new 3D chart builds such as crane, Grow, Radical, and Rotate. If you own an iPhone you can buy the Keynote Remote app (£0.69), which you can use to control your presentation through your wireless network. See where you are or where you’re going in map view, satellite view, or a hybrid of both. Scan is a user friendly QR Code and barcode scanner. Move the Turtle: Programming for Kids: £1.99 Sketch Nation Studio: FREE J2e: FREE j2e is an on-line creativity tool designed for education. Explain Everything: £1.99 Phoster: £1.49

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App Filter: Best Meditation App for iPhone Meditation and smartphones don’t immediately seem like the best fit. When your phone is normally a source of great distraction, it isn’t an obvious choice for a tool to help you calm your thoughts and your body. But most of us need a little help to tune out the hustle and bustle of daily life, and there are some great apps out there that will help you achieve that goal.

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series. Diane Darrow is an artist, Reading Recovery teacher, and library media specialist at Bel Aire Elementary in Tiburon, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @dianedarrow. In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking.

iPad Apps for Education Add As the first real contender in the category of streamlined computing tablets, the iPad has captured its share of hype. The iPad’s potential remains undeniable, particularly in education. Education is discovery, education is interaction, and education is exploration. Top 5 iPhone Video Apps Making a great video used to mean pulling out an expensive video camera and owning your own video editing suite. Now you can do many of the same things once exclusively reserved for a high-end equipment right on your iPhone without a ton of cash or a lot of training. The iPhone is capable of recording high-definition video suitable for the giant plasma screen in your living room, and there are a number of video editing apps out there to help you polish your video and add opening credits, sound effects and even a soundtrack into the mix — without ever leaving your device.

Top 60 best free iPad apps 2012 On comparing iPad apps with iPhone equivalents, one thing rapidly becomes clear: apps for Apple's tablet are pricier. Many of the best free iPhone apps cost money in their iPad incarnations, and the quality level of what's still free is often ropey. But among the dross lie rare gems – iPad apps that are so good you can't believe they're still free. Of those we unearthed, here is our pick of the best free iPad apps. Note that apps marked 'universal' will run on your iPad and iPhone, optimising themselves accordingly.

Resources: Instruction: English Language Arts: Anita Archer Video Series Dr. Anita Archer is a talented author and beloved teacher of teachers. This video series is one of her many gifts to the educational community. The series addresses strategic literacy instruction in grades K-8 using a “research to practice” approach grounded in pragmatic real-world application. Each video is 4-10 minutes long, has a strategic focus, and was shot unrehearsed in real time.

14 Ways to Use Garageband in the Classroom Garageband is a great app that I think any student or teacher using an iPad should consider buying. It is a multi-track audio editing app that is as robust as you will ever need (unless of course you teach audio production). Later this week I will be posting a new page full of Garageband resources for teachers, students and learning. For now, you can get your brain juices flowing by reading the list below, watching the embeded ‘how to’ videos, and then go start playing with Garageband yourself! Download Garageband from iTunes here. 1) Create Soundtracks/Scores to Your iMovie Project – if you’re not already making iMovie projects with your students, you should read ’13 Ways To Use iMovie in the Classroom‘.

Apps in the Elementary Classroom One area that I have not written much about on this blog is educational apps. This is mostly due to the fact that my school has one first generation iPad and two iPod Touches for the entire school. We also ban cell phones and other electronic devices, so these are not available for use in the classroom unless the teachers specifically plan for the kids to use them for a lesson or activity, hand them out to the kids and collect them at the end of the lesson. I won't pretend to be an expert on apps in the classroom, which is why I haven't covered their use here. However, with more and more schools investing in iPad carts, iPods and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, it's an important topic.

NearPod - create and share lessons on iPads in classroom - free NearPod is a free service/app that allows you to create interactive lessons and then share them across iPads in your classroom. Teachers create interactive presentations and then share them with the class. Here's how it works. The teacher uses the Content Tool to create multimedia presentations and then share the content with the students. The Teacher app allows the teacher to control the activity also. Students receive content and assessments on their device and then can submit answers and responses.

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