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10 Must-Have Apps For iPads In The Classroom

10 Must-Have Apps For iPads In The Classroom
My students love using their iPads in the classroom! iPads in the classroom provide student with the opportunity not to be restricted to the traditional way of learning. As a teacher, it is a wonderful feeling to see students being engaged and interacting in their learning. Since our school’s 1:1 iPad initiative in all Math and Science classrooms, I have become passionate about finding technology tools that will motivate and inspire my students to learn. Great use of iPads technology tools directly impacts the learning environment of the classroom. The following is a list of free apps and websites that I have found that really motivates and inspires my students to be actively engaged in their learning. (1) Today’s Meet ~ A backchannel website that helps you connect with students in real time. (2) Corkboard.me ~ A website that allow students to collaborate in real time with the use of sticky notes on a board. (5) Sonic Pics and (6) Doodle Buddy ~ This duo is a perfect pair. Related:  General Lists for Schools

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..... 50 Apps Students Will Be Using In Your Classroom 5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers 9.43K Views 0 Likes Student blogging is a wonderful way to get into the world of online writing and learning. These iPhone apps for student bloggers will enhance their skills. 6 Interactive Storytelling Apps For Younger Students 11.39K Views 0 Likes Getting younger students to tell stories can promote a variety of different language arts skills in a way that is a lot more fun than doing grammar drills.

How to Find the Magic in an Educational App - Getting Smart by Guest Author - apps, EdTech Email Share February 25, 2013 - by Guest Author 54 Email Share By: Jayne Clare The concept of how to find the magic in an educational app came up recently during our weekly EducationalAppTalk forum. My partner and I have been on both sides of the fence. Formal education often takes the play out of education and many teachers teach the way they were taught. We like Gerstein’s list of criteria to evaluate apps: Does it have cool graphics and an interesting interface? Finding the right apps can be tricky. Jayne Clare is still in the trenches teaching special education, presently she teaches in a resource room setting; grades 5-8. Her undergraduate is in Art Education, Southampton College. Top 35 Must-Have Educational iPhone and iPad Apps Used by Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic For the 2012-2013 school year, teachers with access to mobile technology are teaching kids with these great education apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Educators use apps to let their students do everything from practicing their math equations, to determining a leaf’s parent tree, to joining Paul Revere on his ride. Lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps recommended by educators on Appolicious. Art/Creativity Art (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Recommended by LaurieFowler: “I love the paintings on this app and they have a quiz mode to test your knowledge, too.” Grade: 5-12 Listed by: justatitch, LaurieFowler, uwcsea. Pinnacle Studio (iPad, $9.99) Recommended by educator kathyschrock: “Pinnacle Studio is a really easy to use, powerful video editing app for the iPad. Grade: 3-12 Grade: 3-12 Listed by: dmiktuk Classroom Tools

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. A few notes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad 1. Developer Description: View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View; View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world. 2. Developer Description: “…explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. 3. Developer Description: “This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level.

Fantastic Apps | iTeach We have spent lots of time working with teachers and using our own experiences sourcing the best apps for you by subject. This subject specific list is aimed at Secondary level education (ages 11 – 18), but many of the apps are primary school ready, particularly the more general Must Haves and Activities sections. For specific Primary Level apps – visit our Primary Pages You can browse by subject below, and to read more just click on the little App Store button and you will be taken right to the App Store to read more and download if you like what you read. We also maintain a Diigo list, thats a set of internet links we add as we find them to all sorts of app pages and suggestions – check it out here For other great resources, check out any of these highly recommended resources: APPitic , IEAR , AppsinEducation or iPadinEducation for Special needs ED and some great Primary level apps, check out this document and this site Must Haves Productivity Great Classroom Activities Biology Chemistry Maths

Ten iPad Apps every Student should have and how to use them. Increasingly, schools are adopting the iPad as the student computing device of choice due to it’s flexibility, hardiness and price point. The fact is that even with such a great tool you can’t actually do anything substantial on the iPad without some great open-ended apps for students to create content with. These apps are what I would call essential apps every student should have if they want to source and create content that supports god quality teaching and learning. These are open ended, and offer numerous learning opportunities. They are not games or apps specifically related to an area of the curriculum. My next task is to create some lesson plans or tutorials for each of these apps that you can use in the classroom. You will also note none of these apps include pricing as it changes so frequently.

The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year The following is an excerpt from the December issue of Edudemic Magazine. Download the issue for just $.99 to view the full issue and the rest of the list! Stay tuned (or download the magazine) for the best devices of the year! In our year‐end special issue, we’ve worked hard at assembling the best of the best. As you probably know, we publish an array of lists and resources on edudemic.com. It contains the best (in our opinion and what we’ve heard from educators around the world) resources you should know about. It’s the end of the year and that means you have a little extra time for the first time since summer. NOTE: These are in no particular order and the list is actually longer in the iPad Magazine. Evernote (Web, iOS, Android) Use it for: note taking/word processing, voice recording, photos (snapshots of teachers’s notes group work, etc), share work between teachers and students, organize and search all of your notes. Blackboard (Web, iOS, Android) You know Blackboard.

Essential Paid iPad Apps for Schools I’m not a big fan of Top 10 lists but after a year of experimenting with apps on iPads at school, it’s getting to that time when decisions need to be made on what apps we will invest heavily when the App Purchasing Program comes into full effect in Australia, hopefully soon( Yes, rightly or wrongly, I have been running multiple copies of apps from one account for testing purposes, waiting for Apple to release its Purchasing Program so we can be 100% legit. If they had it in place from the start, I would have done it from the start.) So I’m starting to put together a list of what I think are the essential apps that are worth spending the money on for bulk purchasing. In making my choices, I’m considering multi-purpose apps that can be used across all curriculum areas, apps that take advantage of the multimedia strengths and apps that can help us use technology in new and innovative ways that can change the way we teach, not just do it the same way with a different tech toy.

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-13 Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school. For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. Those with a lust for learning who happen to also enjoy testing the limits of what the iPad offers definitely don’t have to worry about finding resources to pique their fancy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of apps are out there just twitching for users to fire them up and absorb a mental nugget or two. History and Geography World Atlas HD : iPad users can download this stunning, popular digital atlas by the National Geographic Society and educate themselves about the planet’s physical and cultural properties and relationships. Language, Reading, and Writing Open Source and General Learning Reference Science and Math Comments are closed.

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