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10 Free iPad Creativity Apps for Young Learners

10 Free iPad Creativity Apps for Young Learners
Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do. We, in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning , strongly believe in the importance of creativity in education and we have dedicated a whole section in this blog to articles covering this topic. We have also reviewed some web tools that teachers can use to integrate creativity in their instruction and today we are going to introduce you to an awesome set of iPad apps that can do the same job but this time for young learners in primary schools. 1- Draw Free for iPad This is a great free iPad app that lets users create beautiful drawings. It has an intuitive interface and is very simple to use, ideal for young learners. 2- Pic Collage 3- Our Story 4- Scribble Press 5- Puppet Pals HD 6- Skitch for iPad 7- j2e 8- 123D Sculpt 10- Inkflow

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Little Story Maker App: Listening, Reading, Customizing, Personalizing  I am completely impressed with the “Little Story Maker” App by Grasshopper Apps. (Thank you to Karen Lirenman, a first Grade teacher from Surrey, BC, Canada) I happen to visit my little niece in Canada this past week. Sophia is 8 years old and just moved to Canada 6 months ago from Brazil. She is learning English as her third language (Her parents speak Spanish with her). We took a ride to the Niagara Falls while we visited. Top 100 FREE Apps for Kids! Our Top 100 Free Apps for Preschoolers could be more aptly titled "Every Free iPad/iPhone Preschooler App You Need To Know About." Since we started organizing the apps into specific developers, such as Disney or LEGO, the list has grown to 503 free apps. That is, as far as I know (and I would know), the most complete and exhaustive list of free apps anywhere.

Be Reggio-Inspired: Outdoor Environments Welcome to the third of the series Reggio-Inspired Preschool Environments.Reggio-Inspired Outdoor Environments "The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky" - Margaret McMillan The principle of environment as the third teacher can - and should - be applied just as readily outside as inside by placing value on aesthetics, organization, thoughtfulness, provocation, communication and interaction. The care and attention we pay to organising space outdoors stimulates children's stimulate imagination, creativity, exploration, discovery, engagement and sense of wonder, as the following images show so beautifully:

Intriguing Apps for Learning Using mobile technology like tablets, e-readers, and cell phones to extend education is a great way to get children learning on the go. There are so many apps to choose from that sometimes it makes the task of looking for good apps for children a bit daunting. Here are a few intriguing apps, educational, interactive, apps that will engage your children in active learning. 15 Great Free iPad Apps for Professional Development With the advance of mobile technology into our life, the notion of professional development has been radically reshaped.To grow professionally is no longer limited to a certain geographic setting with a predefined set of resources, we can now learn wherever we are and on the go. No more boundaries and this is certainly one of the biggest advantages in embracing this kind of technology. To expand this professional development notion to your iPad , I have compiled a list of some of the best free apps that you as a teacher and educator, can install on your iOS device.

groups.etwinning.net - Creative Classroom - Home Moderator: Irene Pateraki, Greece eTwinning projects are ideal means to promote student’s creativity. Many teachers have already done a lot in this field. 5 Top Sites To Download Free Kids Music That You’ll Love If you’ve got kids, you’ve no doubt thought about how you might be able to increase the size of their music collection for free. I mean, who wants to listen to the same CD of nursery rhymes over and over again, right? So in order to keep your sanity while your kids listen to their favourite songs, the best trick is to have more of them – and the higher quality you can manage to find the better. Thankfully, the Internet is full of free music and fun things for kids. Here’s a collection of sites which have a large amount of kids songs for free, just waiting for you to grab them.

5 Great Free iPad Translation apps Using iPad for reading is something we all enjoy doing; but what about when reading articles in a foreign language ? It is highly probably that you will come across vocabulary you don't know. Of course you might guess the meaning of words from the context in which they are used but this can never replace a clear and definite explanation of a dictionary.To help you find translations of the new words you come across, I compiled a list of some of the best free iPad translator apps.

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