36 Entertaining Apps That Are Actually Educational There are lots of education apps out there. Many are made specifically with one subject or topic in mind, and others can be useful in a broad range of subjects. We’ve looked at tons of different apps in a number of these categories in the past, but recently I stumbled across this list of ‘surprisingly educational apps’ and thought it was worth sharing. Some of these apps are aimed at being both fun and educational, others are geared specifically at teachers, and many just happen to have classroom applicability even though that wasn’t necessarily their design. From productivity to lesson plans to games, check out this list and maybe you’ll find a gem that was missing from your arsenal! Surprisingly Educational Apps
Project Based Learning with iPads Bringing learning to life – Bringing Life to learning! To start with, I think Project-based learning is the future of education. It puts students into real situations where they have to: Act professionallybe a team playerunderstand their assigned roleStick to deadlines as a teamProblem solveProject manageCommunicate ideas … I could go on for a while here! Photo by USdagov
A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers February 16, 2014 As is he habit once every month, I feature here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of some new educational iPad apps that I came across in different blogs and websites. Of course I can not include every single app I bookmarked because the list will be too long, however, the suggestions I have below are the ones that stood out to me from the rest. I invite you to check them out and probably share them with your colleagues. 1- Creative Kids Wiggling mice, giggling colour ghosts, and creepy crawlies - colour pencil drawings come to life with Creative Kids! The app gives children over six a step by step method for creating their own animations and moving images using colour pencils, paper, and a tablet computer.
A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. Don’t Start Collecting Apps! This is every teachers first inclination. So Stop! Stop scouring the internet for apps you think you might use with your class. 4 Incredible Apps For Children With Autism Today, April 2, 2013, is World Autism Awareness Day , as designated by the United Nations. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events, and these events lead into Autism Awareness Month . The US recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates that a staggering 1 in 88 children , including 1 in 54 boys, in the US has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. While the tools technology offers students can be useful for anyone, they can be particularly useful for those with limited abilities in some areas. AutisMate
Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling By Sam Gliksman The following is the first of a series of excerpts from Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies. The digital aspect of storytelling raises the art to a new level of experience. The emergence of technology and digital media has resulted in some significant departures from the traditional role of storytelling in education: Stories have become media-rich experiences. Billions of mobile devices are in the hands of people worldwide, and an ever-increasing percentage of those devices contain video cameras, still cameras, and microphones.
12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. Think those two things are the same? Think that throwing a few iPads and a few Edudemic blog posts into a classroom is the best way to launch a 1:1 initiative? In case you couldn’t guess, it’s not. So here’s a hypothetical to clear up my rhetorical questions even more: 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management. Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency. Workflow is about clarity, tools, and consistency. And classroom management is about relationships, trust, and consistency.