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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

Best of 2012: Visionaries, Organizations, and Innovations Changing the Way We Learn | Education on GOOD In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson took the TED stage and delivered what is now the most viewed TED talk of all times. With wit and humor, and in less than 20 minutes, he dissected the modern educational structure, and asked a question few have dared to ask: Are schools killing our dreams? He argued that creativity needs to be instilled in education, and with that, sparked a movement. The talk sent ripples through out the world, inspired millions of people, and started a new conversation around what education ought to be. Four years later, he returned to the TED stage, this time with a new question around human potential. It’s become very clear that creativity, imagination, and the nurturing of dreams are what education is meant to be. As we're nearing the year's end, let us celebrate the visions, organizations, schools, and people who are on a mission to update our educational architectures. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. "We are in the business of future." said Jannie Jeppesen, the school's principal.

The 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012 TeachThought and Teachers With Apps are happy to release our list of 12 best children’s educational apps released in 2012! Every app featured in this review has been released in 2012, updates excluded. We wish this list had 12 categories so we could cover all of the wonderful new educational additions to the app store. The 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. iTooch Junior High School, by edupad Inc., is not only a state of the art and completely comprehensive educational app, it is exciting, effective and enormously fun! 9. 10. 11. 12.

The Best 33 Educational Technology Blogs for 2012 EduBlog Awards were announced a few days ago and unfortunately Educational Technology and Mobile Learning did not win but was among the finalists. I must admit that I did not even know my blog was among the finalists till today or else I would have been promoting my nomination just like what the other finalists and winners did.This month has been the busiest month in my entire life, everything just got piled up on me , my Master exams, work, working on my blog template, preparing ebooks to publish here later on and the list goes on. One of the things I like about this Edublog Award nominations is that they feature great blogs you might not even have heard of before . This is a good opportunity for you get to know new blogs and follow or subscribe to them. At least in Ed Tech category, I personally know every single blog listed there and I always subscribe to the new ones added to that list.

Canada) - Education - Apps untitled Using educationally appropriate online tools with students opens up a world of possibilities, but it's important to communicate a clear and consistent message about Internet safety every time you introduce a new tool. If students hear about Internet safety often enough, hopefully they will start thinking about it themselves. Creating an avatar is a really great way to teach students to protect their identities on the Internet. Avatars provide students with a safe way of representing themselves while also providing opportunities for creative writing experiences. So why not start out the school year with this simple but powerful learning opportunity? A good idea for a lesson is to start by asking students to create an avatar of their own, complete with a pen name. Suggested tools to choose from: This kid-friendly cool tool was certainly the most popular choice among innovative D97 teachers this summer. View VoiceThread: Using Avatars to Teach Internet Safety

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace. There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom. Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. Scroll down for an index of many of TeachHUB's helpful iPads in the classroom app reviews and more of the best usage of iPads in the classroom. Trello

7 Great Tools to Annotate Webpages and Documents Internet is one of the main sources of information for us in education. As teachers and educators, we should always make sure we are equipped with the proper kit to dig into these sources and get what we are interested in. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been posting articles about different tools to help teachers get the maximum out of technology in their classroom teaching. Today I am going to share with you some awesome tools that I am adding to the list of the best free web annotation tools for teachers. Here is the list : 1- InFocus This is a great tool that allows users to highlight rectangular sections of any webpage. 2- Co-ment This is must have tool for educators. 3- A.Nnotate This is an annotation and collaboration tool that can be used for documents ( PDF and Microsoft Office ) as well as webpages and images. 4- Crocodoc This is a great tool for document collaboration. 5- Internote 6- Note Anywhere 7- Wired Marker

Top 101 Best Educational Websites 2013 Our team personally reviews each site, so that you know these sites are of the highest quality and have the top 101 best educational websites as your go-to resource right at your fingertips throughout the year. Submit a site to be considered for the Top 101 Best Educational Websites listings. Incredible Art Department The Art Machine Coloring Hippo Campus College Savings Simple Tuition Education Portal Free Rice Vocabulary English Vocabulary Exercises Tutor Phil The Home Scholar My Money Rich Kid Smart Kid U.S. Mango Languages Chillola Kids Geo Sheppard Software Library of Congress Smart History Chegg Assignment Expert Kids Click Soft Schools Brain Pop Scholastic Book Wizard Chomp Chomp English Zone LEARNING APP's The Big Bus ELS 4 Kids Good Learners College Academic Support Learning Rx Math is Fun Math Playground Cool Math Lumosity Memory Improvement Tips Songs For Teaching The Music Lab Classics For Kids Questia A Research Guide Parenting Teens Reading Rockets Kids Reads Succeed To Read A Plus Physics Energy Kids Science Made Simple

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates.