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My 35 Favorite Free Apps for Teaching

My 35 Favorite Free Apps for Teaching
Schools around the country are undergoing a digital transformation. With iPads and tablets showing up in classrooms with greater frequency, trying to figure out which apps to use can leave a teacher’s head spinning. Last year, when my school debuted an iPad lab, I was thrilled, but as it turned out, I barely used it. I shied away from this new technology (which is definitely not like me!) because I honestly had no idea how to make the most of the iPads in my daily lessons. Oh, what a difference a year makes! Over the past year, I have found several great educational apps that I integrate into my teaching on a regular basis. Please note that since the publication of this blog post, two of the apps, Shake-a-Phrase and Stack the States, are no longer free, but are low cost and still useful tools. With nearly a million apps available, I know there are other great ones out there.

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20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There are a ton of Google tools that you should try out. But not all of them are relevant to your classroom. What’s a teacher to do? 40 Android Apps for Teaching and Learning – ProfHacker - Blogs A few weeks ago I invited readers to share their favorite iPad apps for the classroom, and the comments section features several good suggestions. Last week I asked readers to share their favorite Android apps for the classroom, and… well… we didn’t end up with nearly as many suggestions. I do not own an Android device, but I spent some time searching for apps that might prove useful for pedagogical purposes, and the list below is the result. (I’ve also made this information available as a spreadsheet on GoogleDrive, which you are free to copy and re-use however you like.) In the comments section below, please share any additional suggestions you have of Android apps for the classroom.

A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students March 9, 2014 Edmodo is a powerful web-based platform that has a huge potential for us in education. The features and functionalities provided by Edmodo for teachers and students are invaluable and hence the importance of having access to a handy guide like the one below. This visual guide aims at helping teachers tap into the educational potential of Edmodo. What is edmodo ?Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.

Teacher Guides for Technology Over the last couple of months, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been working diligently on a variety of educational technology guides for teachers and educators. The majority of them have been posted here and, thankfully, have received a huge and unprecedented interaction from their readers. These guides come in very handy for every teacher looking to better integrate technology into his/her teaching. A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo What is edmodo ?Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school. How can I use edmodo with my students ?Edmodo provides you with a secure environment where you can create a classroom group for your students.

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at admin@edtechteacher.org. The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity.

Reading 2.0 Many educators are worried about how technology is affecting the amount of reading that students are doing. They notice that: Students are struggling to read and comprehend longer texts.Students are struggling to read deeply.Many students report that they don’t read outside of school at all. There are a few contributing factors to this, technology being one and high-stakes testing being another. We could also argue that kids aren't reading less, they're reading differently. Non-Readers, Occasional Readers and Digital Readers A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom For those of you intent on employing the flipped learning model in their instruction, we have curated a set of important web tools to help you create the appropriate flipped classroom environment for your students. Check them out below and as always let us know what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Explain Everything Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. 2- Knowmia Knowmia is a great website that offers thousands of video lessons from great teachers around the world. It is also a platofrm where teachers can use simple and easy tools to create and personalize short video lessons for students of their own school.

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