The Top Educational iPhone/iPad Apps Since the release of the Apple’s App Store, numerous sources have commented on the potential of educational apps. While these apps can’t compete with the general popularity of gaming and leisure apps, there are a number of educational apps that mobile learners will find handy. Top Free Apps Open Culture: Our iPhone app gives you free mobile access to our educational media collections. Free audio books, university courses, foreign language lessons, science podcasts and much more. Per Apple rules, you will need to use wifi to download files. How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School There are lots of great learning opportunities when you use green screen effects in the classroom. I’ve written about some of those before, but almost all of them involved green screen movies. What about green screen photography?
Listening to Music About the Course This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music. The musical novice is introduced to the ways in which music is put together and is taught how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles, from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues. View class sessions » Course Structure Schoolbinder What is Schoolbinder? Schoolbinder is a free powerful online organizer for teachers and students to keep track of their courses; from managing grades, assignments, and events to sharing files, class notes, and class discussions. Communicate more effectively with your students, and keep track of your assignments, events, and grades! In most elementary and high schools (and even some college classes), there's very little online communication between students and their teachers. Assignments are often written down and forgotten, handouts and documents are printed and rarely accessible online, and students rarely, if ever, ask for or receive class help from each other in a collaborative way online.
Adobe Education Exchange Prepare your students for a digital future. Welcome Creative Cloud is helping teachers, in every class, build creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and digital communication skills. Explore some of the ways you can easily use Creative Cloud in your class and surprise yourself with what you and your students can create. Two Browser-based Noise Meters That Show Students How Loudly They Speak Earlier this week on iPadApps4School.com I featured an app called Too Noisy that shows students how loudly they are speaking. The app measures the volume of the noise in a room and displays a meter indicating whether or not the the room is too noisy. If you don't have an iPad, you can find the same basic features in the following browser-based tools. Bouncy Balls shows students the volume of the noise in your classroom by displaying a set of colorful bouncing balls.
5 Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class April 22, 2015 If anything, web technologies have redesigned the notion of collaboration and rendered it an open construct independent of any conceivable spatio-temporal constraints. For instance, in our educational context, possibilities for collaborative learning are bigger than ever before. Teachers and students have at their hands a variety of powerful softwares and web-based tools to help them engage in collaborative learning anytime, anywhere. From popular learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Collaborate, and Moodle to social networking websites like Twitter and Google Plus, collaboration opportunities are limitless. The first challenge we encountered when we started working on this post is the huge number of platforms that can be placed under category of collaboration. 1- Collaborize Classroom
User Experience, Reader Experience (Brett Sandusky) Brett Sandusky is Product Manager at Macmillan New Ventures where he oversees agile user experience design, development of new digital products, eCommerce, research and data analysis, and mobile applications. Formerly Director of Product Innovation for Kaplan Publishing, Brett’s expertise also includes digital strategy, product usability, content integration cross-platforms, and digital marketing. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and can be found on Twitter at: @bsandusky. Let’s start with a hypothesis: ebooks, as we know them today, are an artificial and interim step in digital development by publishers.
7 Effective Ways to use G Suite for Education Google Apps for Education is now “G Suite” for Education. Google has not just changed the name of its popular offering, but it has also added new exciting features. Those who have used Google Apps for Education love the set of Apps such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, Hangout, Calendar and more. These applications have helped schools, students and teachers in several ways. It has increased efficiency, facilitated collaboration, and improved engagement.