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The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013

Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives , the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs and hybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play. Looking back at some of 2012′s most significant app launches and updates, Education Dive assembled a list of a few of the best apps on iOS and Android devices that we think educators should know about for 2013. Some of these are already out in the wild, and some are still twinkles in their developers’ eyes. 1. Spin is bringing interactive learning into the 21st century—the TogetherLearn mobile app allows online learners to virtually recreate traditional classroom elements. 2. The coming year will have far-reaching implications for massive open online courses (MOOCs) and, consequently, the future of education. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Apps educativas organizadas y clasificadas Me ha parecido que puede ser de gran interés para todos aquellos profesores y profesoras que están trabajando con tabletas Ipad y que se pierden en el mar de aplicaciones de la App Store esta clasificación tomada de Langwitch que las organiza en función de determinadas taxonomías y objetivos educativos. Son imágenes, así que no permiten hacer clic para abrir cada una de las aplicaciones, sino que se debe escribir su nombre en un navegador o en la App Store para obtenerlas. Aunque esta clasificación es para Ipad, muchas de las aplicaciones también están disponibles para Android o habrá otras similares para trabajar el objetivo propuesto en la clasificación.

Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem. 1- A List of The Best Video Editing Tools for Teachers 2- A List of The Best Digital Story Telling Tools for Teachers 3- A List of The Best drawing and Painting Tools for Teachers 4- A List of The Best Presentation Making Tools for Teachers 5- A List of The Best PDF Tools for Teachers

App Center | Schoology Google Drive is one safe place for all your stuff. Gain instant access to your photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you, d... Resource App This app can only be installed to your Resources area GoAnimate for Schools is widely used for lesson content, teacher and student presentations, tutorials, language training, behavioral training (anti-bu... Starting at $99.00 After installing this app, you will be required to pay in order to have full access Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life. Remind101 provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Welcome to All About Words. Starting at $15.00 ** This app requires a paid subscription to Turnitin. ScootPad makes it super easy for students to master Common Core Standards/Concepts. Starting at $10.00

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? Likes?) There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. #Evernote as an E-Portfolio One of the things I'm doing with Evernote this year is having students use it as a way to store all of their work in class. I am slowly rolling it out this year because I'm asking my students to learn many different tools and I do not want to overwhelm them. I chose my Freshmen to try the full E-Portfolio idea because I only have one class of them and it is a small class. I had each student create their Evernote Account. By following these steps, I have access to all of their work stored in their e-portfolio. The other day, I sat down and looked through their work and I wanted to leave comments. I'm really excited to see where this can take me. I will keep you all posted on using Evernote in the classroom! Email me if you have any questions. The Beginner's Guide to Using Evernote on the iPad - $2.99 in the iBookstore - @TheNerdyTeacher

Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students This week I ran a workshop on mind mapping, brainstorming, and timeline creation. These are the timeline creation tools that I included in the workshop. Meograph offers a nice way to create narrated map-based and timeline-based stories. Dipity is a great timeline creation tool that allows users to incorporate text, images, and videos into each entry on their timeline. myHistro is a timeline builder and map creation tool rolled into one nice package. I like XTimeline because I find it to be a great service that is very accessible to high school students. TimeGlider offers some nicer layout features compared to XTimeline, but is not quite as intuitive to use as XTimeline. Time Toast is easy to learn to use.

Back to School App-pack The image above was created using PhotoshopTouch on an iPad and was then uploaded to Thinglink to create the hotspots. The summer is quickly winding down & a number of teachers will be returning to their classroom with new mobile devices (iPads). Throughout the summer I have been conducting workshops on iPad integration with EdTechTeacher and I thought it might be helpful to pull together a back to school list of apps structured around specific classroom goals. While many schools may already have an Apple VPP program already in place, I know a number of teachers will also be purchasing the apps themselves. Therefore, I will do my best to include both a pay & free app for each objective. I want my students to create & publish video: iMovie (4.99) - record, edit and publish movies directly to the web from iMovie. I want my students to respond to polls / take quizzes: Reflection (Mac / PC download - $15) - Wirelessly mirror an iPad to a MacBook or PC.

The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) Looking for the best cloud computing software for your school? What about a way to remotely store homework and other assignments? It’s time to figure out which web 2.0 tool is right for you! The following presentation contains dozens of the most popular tools being used in classrooms right now. See Also: The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You Each slide in the below presentation by Rafael Scapin contains the name, description, link, and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does. Edudemic’s Recommendations If you’re looking to try out some of these tools, here are the top 5 tools we recommend you try out (if you haven’t already). Slideshare - Get the credit and audience you deserve for your presentations! Scoop.it - A stellar social bookmarking service that is being used by a ton of teachers right now. PlanBoard - It’s an online lesson planner made for teachers. Evernote - Featured in Edudemic Magazine numerous times, we love all things Evernote.

Google Apps for Education Rocky Mountain Summit 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics Infographics and data visualizations have become incredibly popular ways to impart information while keeping your audience engaged. As a result, a slew of user-friendly, free online applications have been created which enable users to create their own information graphics. Here are five such tools that I think are particularly valuable: Wordle - Create beautiful and fully customizable word clouds with this free tool. Simply paste in your text and click “Go”, or specify your own color scheme, layout, and fonts. Instantly create a word cloud for your blog or website by entering the RSS feed! Visual.ly is a brand new online application which allows you to create detailed data visualizations and infographics such as the one below. Twitter Visualizer – This fun tool quickly creates a personalized infographic of your Twitter persona based on what you tweet. Creately let’s you build organized concept maps, flowcharts, and diagrams for free.

Infographics & Data Visualizations - Visual.ly

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