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61 Educational Apps For The 21st Century Student

61 Educational Apps For The 21st Century Student
It’s not entirely clear what it means to be a “21st century student.” And in 2013, it’s also not entirely clear what the definition of an “educational app” might be. Just as students are no longer tethered to textbooks (in most formal education settings), apps that are strictly didactic–designed to promote academic proficiency and foundational fluency–are often the first that parents and teachers reach for when looking for something “constructive.” But the reality is, the 21st century is as much about finding, evaluating, managing, sharing, and curating information as it is reading texts, answering questions, and applying memorized formulas to neatly scaffolded problems. So, critical thinking and transfer over accuracy and recall. In that context, what are often thought of as “productivity apps” are not only “educational,” but are often the real marrow of 21st century learning. Which is probably not a coincidence, and what makes the following list by Michael Hyatt useful.

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10 Wonderful Apps to Teach Students about Earth Day You might have noticed today a doodle displayed in the Google search engine. This animated doodle that Google uses to adorn its homepage marks the Earth Day anniversary April 22, 2013.This is a great occasion for us teachers and educators to celebrate this day with our students and draw their awareness to the importance of saving our HOME from looming dangers. One strategy to use to raise students awareness of the importance of our planet is by sharing with them these beautiful iPad apps . Check out this list of the titles I have handpicked for you in honor of Earth Day.

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10 Apps for Math Fluency There are so many ways to use mobile devices with students. You can create interactive textbooks for children to read, ask them to explain their thinking through screencasting or help them access informational text using QR codes. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their math fluency. In order for students to tackle the multi-step word problems they'll be asked to solve as early as elementary school, they need to have mastered their addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. By answering 4 + 12, 15 - 5, 9 x 7 and 18 / 3 quickly and accurately, students can focus on reading word problems to figure out what the question is asking them to do. There are tons of fun apps that help children build their math fluency through games and flashcards.

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