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50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners
Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school. For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. Those with a lust for learning who happen to also enjoy testing the limits of what the iPad offers definitely don’t have to worry about finding resources to pique their fancy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of apps are out there just twitching for users to fire them up and absorb a mental nugget or two. History and Geography Language, Reading, and Writing Open Source and General Learning Reference Science and Math This is a cross-post from our content partners at Online College Courses.

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Zaption - Video Based Quizzes and More Zaption is an interesting video assessment tool that I tried when it was in beta last fall. This afternoon I received an email from the Zaption team asking me to take a look at the new version of the service. I was impressed by what I saw when I tried it this evening. TOP Education App Review Sites by Jeff Dunn from Edudemic We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools. In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years. But we’re just two people. Katie and I can’t cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

11 Common Core-Mapped EdTech Tools Teachers Love In March, we launched a new discovery tool on Graphite called Common Core Explorer. Common Core Explorer provides intuitive filters for teachers to use to quickly surface apps, games, and webites that support teaching specific standards. Also in March, we invited educators to write Field Notes about apps, games, and webites that support teaching specific Common Core State standards. In this roundup, we highlight Field Notes that provide great insights for teachers who are looking to leverage technology as they make the transition to Common Core. See how your colleagues around the country are using these products to enhance student learning and innovate lessons. What apps, games, and websites are you using as you make the transition to Common Core?

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely . I have updated this post and also held a free webinar talking about my favorite Google Drive Add Ons. StoryDesk: app per iPad tra Prezi e Powerpoint StoryDesk è un'ottima app per iPad per creare presentazioni interattive. L'interfaccia ricca ed intuitiva rende facile e veloce la creazione di presentazioni di qualsiasi dimensione, con una modalità di progettazione e di fruizione che accomuna le migliori caratteristiche di PowerPoint e Prezi. Al centro di StoryDesk potrete trovare una collezione di modelli interattivi associati ad una serie di diverse funzionalità. La versione basic di StoryDesk è gratuita e, una volta registrati, è sufficiente cliccare il pulsante + per creare una nuova presentazione. Ma la prima cosa che noterete è che la struttura della presentazione non assume l'aspetto della tipica proiezione di diapositive sequenziale, ma le diapositive vengono organizzate in una griglia.

5 Best Prezi Alternatives - Business Presentation software by PowToon! In the last couple of years many people have been searching for innovative ways to create executive, unique, and memorable presentations. PowerPoint was exciting in the early days of its launch, but too many boring presentations led to the creation of new softwares like Prezi. Prezi presentations helped to prevent us from falling asleep during presentations, but the zooming in and out effects of their software, and limited manipulation capabilities, called for more options and new players in the presentation market. 1. PowToon – Best Prezi Alternative 4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement When students use tool technologies to create content, their engagement is largely based on how successfully teachers craft the learning assignments, rather than on the technology itself. This is different from what happens with other types of technologies, such as tutor technologies (e.g. software for learning). Here, student engagement depends principally on technology, taking teachers almost completely out of the equation.

BYOD I’m a father of two girls (7 & 10) and like many fathers in developed world in 2015, school holiday time has become “constant screen time” for my kids. Unless I painstakingly structure every minute of their day, given the choice, they pick screen time before considering other activities. They are kids after all and it may have been 1987 and it may have been an Atari ST, but I was just the same. The 70s gave us screen time, the 80s brought it home, the 90s expanded the choice and the 21st century has now given many young people the power to download further screen time options when they feel like it. What’s good for kids? If most parents are allowing it, is it ok to deny your own kids (as a parent or teacher) the access other’s enjoy?

The Best Educational Websites for Teaching and Learning in 2014 July 3, 2014 The American Association of School Librarian (AASL) has recently published its 2014 report of the best websites for teaching and learning. As you probably know, every year AASL releases a list of the best educational websites and applications that foster teaching and learning. The criteria AASL uses to select these websites include a set of qualities these websites should enhance.

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