iTeach 1:1 Today I’m sharing some my favorite iPad apps and activities for practicing sight words. All of these apps are free, and some have the option to purchase additional words/activities. Sight Words: Kids Learn by Teacher Created Materials The kids start off with tracing each word they see. If they don’t know the word, they can press the star and have it read aloud to them. A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class June 19, 2014 I spend a considerable time every single day browsing the net tracking new updates in the world of educational technology and, often times, in the midst of this journey I would come across wonderful resources and tutorials that usually end up in one of my posts here in this blog. So after the previous guide on how to be a Google Drive master , today I am sharing with you another awesome guide created by Eric Curts entitled "The paperless Classroom with Google Docs". This guide is available for free in a Google doc format from this link. In this guide, Eric walks you through the different stages of turning your classroom into a digitally focussed environment where you will no longer have any need for papers. This is al done through the effective use of the different Google Drive features and functionalities. Here is a quick overview of the table of contents of this guide:
Algeo graphing calculator Graphing calculator with algebra. Essential tool for school and college. Replaces bulky and expensive handheld graphing calculators. Multiple functions on a graph, polar graphs, graphing of implicit functions, values and slopes, roots, extremes, intersections. Algebra: polynomials, polynomial equation solving, matrices, fractions, derivatives, complex numbers and more. Augmented Reality: an Alternative to QR Codes? Over the past year we have seen QR Codes make a mark in the classroom as an easy way to send students to a site, make interactive book talks , share information with parents at Open House , among many other uses. But what is augmented reality (AR) and how does it match up for classroom use? From dictionary.com : - - an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data.
12 Ways to Teach using Play Doh! Play doh is something every child loves to play with. Have you ever thought about using that love to excite your students and use it to teach? There are so many possibilities and all of these ideas really help our kinesthetic learners. Today I am sharing 12 ways you can use play doh in the classroom during your math and literacy times. iPad Apps Classified by SAMR model The SAMR model helps teachers and educators understand and better integrate technology into their teaching and learning. This model was created by Dr Robin Puentudura with the explicit aim of helping teachers in designing, developing and integrating digital media to increase students overall academic achievements. The four levels of this model are : Substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition.
Finally: Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration. Yesterday X-Mirage added the ability to record not only your iPad screen and audio via Airplay, but also your voice narration. I’ve been waiting for someone to implement this for ages. First, Before we get to the details, here’s a little video I made to demonstrate how good the result is.
DragonBox Elements DragonBox Algebra 5+ - The game that secretly teaches algebra DragonBox Algebra 5+ Is perfect for giving young children a head start in mathematics and algebra. Children as young as five can easily begin to grasp the basic processes involved in solving linear equations without even realising that they are learning. The game is intuitive, engaging and fun, allowing anyone to learn the basics of algebra at his or her own pace.
iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... Free Printables Roundup #2 It’s time for another round-up of free printables for moms and kids! Hopefully by the 3rd round-up I can give you a little preview of my filing cabinet and my collection of projects and free printables. This is one of my favorite posts to do because I get so excited about free printables. The internet is such an amazing resource these days and I’m so thrilled every time I come upon a new printable to use with my kids! If this is your first time to my blog, make sure and check out our previous printable round-up, round-up #3 and subscribe to this blog so that you know about all of them in the future! Remember, don’t just pin these on Pinterest!
A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps March 21, 2014 Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section . As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below.
The 100 best mobile apps to try in 2016 – DailyTekk I’ll let you in on a little secret: some of the best, coolest and most useful apps aren’t ever featured in the App Store (or in Google Play). It’s a shame because there are some brilliant apps waiting to be downloaded that can make your life better and more enjoyable and make your work day more productive. So what I’ve done is roundup some incredible awesome apps which (mostly) debuted over the last 12 months that I think are worth your time to check out in the next 12 months.