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10 Great Apps for a Teacher’s New iPad

10 Great Apps for a Teacher’s New iPad
Did you receive a gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you’re probably spending this holiday vacation week trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend getting started with. Evernote is the Swiss Army knife of iPad apps. I subscribe to the RSS feeds of a few hundred blogs and websites. If you want to make your own short instructional videos for students, Knowmia Teach is an app you have to try. Box is another service that I use for file storage and sharing. It took me a while to come around to Pinterest, but now that I have I really like it. Haiku Deck is an iPad app that all students and teachers should have installed on their iPads. Skitch for iPad is an app that I use when I want to quickly edit, create, and or draw on an image. A couple of years ago a friend of mine set a New Year’s resolution to watch one TED Talk a day. You may have noticed that this list is comprised entirely of free apps. Chrome is the browser that I use 90% of the time that I’m on the web.

6 Helpful Tips For The 1 iPad Classroom by Ben Lovegrove, inkids.com.au While most educators and teachers are aware of the benefits that can arise in the classroom through the use of iPads and tablets, budgetary constraints can often limit the way that technology can be used to augment learning activities in smaller schools (or school districts). In many cases, schools find that the money required to buy iPads for an entire class would be better spent on other equipment or products but this doesn’t mean that the classroom should be an iPad free zone. There are countless benefits to be gained from having one or two iPads in the classroom a single device can still be a useful asset for your classroom for lesson planning and supporting curriculum. There are several ways that teachers can make effective use of a small number of iPads in a classroom here are some ideas to get you started. 6 Helpful Tips For The 1 iPad Classroom 1. 2. 3. 4. Again, only 1 iPad is required. 5. 6.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A List of Great Checklists Every Teacher should Have Checklists are tools that we the teachers and educators use probably on everyday basis.Obviously, they have several advantages as shown below and I personally love them. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been publishing some great checklists over the last couple of years. We have decided to go through all of them and come up with the list below. Some of the checklists are new and have been included here for the first time. Some advantages of Checklists ? As we said before, checklists have several pluses and here are some of them : Checklists provide you with a roadmap of the trajectory your work, plans..etc will takeThey organize what should be accomplished so that nothing is left behindThey give a sense of priority to the things that need to be done firstThey also help you attain your objectives and plan for next ones Here are some important checklists you need to have . 1- Teaching with Technology A Basic Checklist Download it HERE

50 Apps In 50 Minutes LACUE 30hands Mobile is a fun and innovative storytelling app that allows students, teachers and anyone with creativity to easily create stories or presentations based on photos, images or slides using a smart phone or tablet. Different from other presentation apps, 30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling. Like pages in a book, photos or images are dragged around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, the teacher or student records audio over each image. Finally, the story or presentation can be published to the device’s photo area or uploaded to a 30hands collaborative learning site. Uses: In class stories or presentationsSynchronized slide + audio lectures for flipping the classroomAudio-enhanced image portfoliosForeign language "spoken" flashcardsPhoto-enhanced audio interviewsFun photo memories with audioWhatever you can creatively come up with using images + audio Users include Students, Teachers, Presenters, Photographers, Bloggers, Journalists, Artists, Families

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