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Duolingo
Description Duolingo is Apple's iPhone App of the Year! Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. Totally fun. Totally free. "Far and away the best language-learning app." "Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." PC Magazine Editors' Choice for Language Learning: "Among iPhone apps for learning or practicing a language, you can't beat Duolingo." "The most productive means of procrastination I’ve ever discovered. Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages. With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. Yeah, it's pretty sweet. ...More What's New in Version 4.5.1 Duolingo just got a lot more visual. Duolingo can also now teach over 500 words with original, colorful illustrations. Customer Reviews Have honest expectations by Tori Schick Good practice, but weaker learning by Mockingbird;) I love this app already, and I haven't had it for long at all (going on four days, maybe?

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best 30 Educational iPad Apps in 2014 November 28, 2014 I am not sure if you have seen this or not, but our colleagues in Teachthought have created this wonderful list featuring some of the best educational iPad apps in the year 2014. The selection attempts to provide teachers and educators with powerful apps to help them perform a variety of digital tasks including : note taking, PDF marking, file sharing, video and presentations creating and many more. I have actually spent some time sifting through its content and found it really worth bringing to your attention. Have a look and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy

Apple Watch website updated with new product details and UI information Apple last week provided a bit of a makeover to its Apple Watch webpage, adding a number of interesting tidbits regarding the device's UI and functionality. Specifically, three new sections were added: Timekeeping, New Ways to Connect, and Health & Fitness. Under the Timekeeping section, Apple highlights the myriad of ways in which users can customize their chosen watchface. Of particular interest are small pieces of information called Complications. 25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom 25 Teaching Tools For The Digital Classroom: Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage What You Do by Mike Acedo Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms.

Easily Create Classroom Posters and Flyers Using Canva for iPad October 17, 2014 The popular web platform Canva has recently released a great free app for iPad users. For those of you who are not yet familiar with Canva, this is a web tool that allows you to create beautiful visuals, posters, and flyers. The simplicity of Canva is what makes it a viable tool for using in class with students. You do not need to be a graphic designer to use Canva. All you need is a computer or iPad and internet connection. 34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad 34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad This post is promoted by the app X-Mirage, software that allows you to mirror content between your iPad & Mac, and record the displayed content. Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction. It’s this mixing of old and new that makes it tempting for many schools and districts wanting to dip their toes in the water of eLearning and far-reaching technology access while still depending on the expertise and training of human teachers. But it’s this combination–and subsequent flexibility–that also makes it a challenge to setup. There is the matter of aligning operating systems (Windows, iOS, Android, etc.), available bandwidth, technology access, learning management systems, apps, hardware, and more.

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Short, easily digested ELL or foreign language exercises. Free app can be shared with family (think ELL parents). Colorful and easy to navigate as well. by mdanos Jul 18

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