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Critical Evaluation of Apps

Critical Evaluation of Apps

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets. One good thing about this easy-to-use technology is that students can still use important English language arts skills like writing a narrative, planning a sequential story, and including key details when getting ready to make a movie. These apps can enhance the work that you are doing with children in the classroom and give them room to be creative storytellers. iMotion HD (iOS: Free, Upgrade Available)

15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. Top 10 movie-making apps for iPhone and iPad The concept of making movies covers an incredibly wide spectrum. It doesn't matter if you're just doing holiday films with the family or working behind the scenes on a multi-million dollar mega-hit - your iOS device can be a major help. Though you're unlikely to see Christopher Nolan's next film shot on an iPhone, there's a real chance you might see something at a film festival taken on a 4S, or a local documentary uploaded to sites like YouTube.

11 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know Searching the Web for information is a skill. Yes, you can enter a term into Google and find information, but by using a few simple tricks, you can quickly and easily whittle down your results to get exactly the information you're looking for. Start out by simply asking Google a question. What’s the weather? What’s the stock price of Fanny Mae? Be specific and you’ll often get the results you need. 6 tips for making better iPad movies Apple's recent iPad ad glimpsed at how you can use the device to capture interesting video footage -- but you can improve projects using this handpicked selection of software and accessories. [ABOVE: MovieMount explainer.] Hot hardware It may be a tablet, but the iPad already offers 1080p video capture, iMovie (and other apps) for movie editing and LTE support for quick and easy movie transmission. What hardware can you get to improve it with? Movie Mount (Makayama)

100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students Google Drive provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs. Business & Productivity - The 100 Best iPad Apps of 2015 Business and Productivity Apps Citrix GoToMy PC Free GoToMyPC for iPad makes it simple to control your computer while away from your work area, but the lack of multitasking support, and latency issues, may dampen the experience. Cubby (beta)

Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google for teachers has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google for teachers tools to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these Google for teacherstricks will surely save you some precious time when using technology in the classroom. Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids Tap here for our Free App! Get all our media picks, personalized for your kids. No thanks Jump to navigation "Best of" Lists "Best of" lists

Got Permission to Upload that Video? A parent video records your spring concert and posts it online. What’s to worry? A lot. You need permission from two sources: Individuals in the video or their parentsThe copyright owner Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. These educators are paying attention to their own working habits, as well as those of students, to figure out which technology products and trends are here to stay. Michelle Luhtala, a school librarian in New Canaan, Connecticut, has noticed that much of her own work has transitioned from the computer to her smartphone.

How Teachers are Using Minecraft for Education Can popular video games actually be used as educational games? With gamification being all the rage, it’s not such a far-fetched idea. Take Minecraft, which has over 100 million users. Over 3000 schools around the world use it for teaching (200 in the UK).

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