50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate. Poety Lesson Plans and Worksheets Poetry Lesson Plans, Poetry Themes, Poetry Printouts, Poetry Forms, Poetry for Kids Poetry Printouts Acrostic Poems Acrostic Poetry Forms and Templates Over 20 acrostic poetry templates. Cinquain Poems Cinquain Poem Forms and Templates Cinquain forms and templates.
Writing (Punctuation and Grammar) Plants Punctuation - Can your pupils add the correct punctuation to these sentences? Contributed by Carol Vincent. Punctuation Posters - A set of 11 brilliant posters (in PDF), outlining the uses of different types of punctuation. Kodu Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. StoryCreator - Building your book online. 1. Create a new book Try it (FREE) Proofreading Symbols and Abbreviations Common Proofreading Symbols Common Proofreading Abbreviations (The abbreviation would appear in the margin, probably with a line or arrow pointing to the offending element.)
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iPads Level the Playing Field for All I have been very passionate about the use of iPads in education ever since I got one in my hands several years ago. Since then I have been teaching various courses to assist educators in using them with their students and to understand the pedagogical implications. iPads offer a new way of teaching, learning and assessing that is meaningful, authentic, collaborative, and creative. They allow students to communicate with each other and the world both locally and globally and despite what some educators think, they are useful with all students no matter their age or ability.
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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning–math drilling and phonics, for example–while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like.
Classroom Alarm Clock Classroom Alarm Clock At seminars I've been sharing with secondary teachers the idea of using a short song as a cue to indicate that it's time for students to pack up. (The Mission Impossible theme song that comes on the CD with the book, Eight Great Ideas, is forty-nine seconds long and works really well for this.)