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50 Fab Apps for Teachers

50 Fab Apps for Teachers
Less Is More You don’t need a one-to-one classroom (one device for every student) to integrate tablets into instruction. Whether you have one tablet or five, possibilities for teaching with them abound. Single Tablet • Independent reading Load up your tablet with books in a reading app. Allow students to check out the tablet for the day or week for in-class use, just as they would a book from the class library. Have students sign a contract that they’ll handle the tablet properly. • Accessibility Have a student that might benefit from accessibility apps? Small Set of Tablets • Small-group reading A few tablets are perfect for engaging students during small-group reading instruction. • Research Portability makes tablets conducive to quickly accessing information for research projects. Education—there’s an app for that. By many accounts, some of the most powerful education apps are used for teaching reading and supporting differentiation for students with disabilities. Language Arts Math

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7 Must-Have Apps to Make Students Love Reading - The Tech Edvocate Let’s be honest: it’s exponentially more difficult in the digital age to keep students engaged! Because of the allure of apps, games and videos that are so easily accessible, many kids nowadays can’t quite summon the interest in picking up a good book. What if you could leverage children’s love of technology to help build a lasting love of reading? Does that seem like a paradox? You can make it a reality with these apps specifically for the purpose of making your students love reading. Reading Comprehension – first, second grade non-fiction.

#docentesconectadosamigosdelcelular 44 Better Ways To Use Smartphones In The Classroom 44 Better Ways To Use Smartphones In The Classroom by John Hardison first appeared on gettingsmart.com This week an online article grabbed my attention. Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones in Class.” I immediately scoped out the heading and thought to myself, “Finally, teachers are beginning to embrace the powerful little gadgets.” However, it did not take me long to realize the researched article took quite a different slant. Computational Thinking - Barefoot Computing Barefoot Computing What is computational thinking? Computational thinking is about looking at a problem in a way that a computer can help us to solve it. This is a two-step process: 1.

10 modi per utilizzare Google Sites con gli studenti ~ Tecnologia Formazione e Mobile Learning April 18, 2014 Google Sites is one of the best website creation software I have been recommending for teachers. There are a wide variety of reasons why Google Sites is an ideal platform to host your class website and here are some of them: Google Sites is easy to use and has a student friendly interface.You can set up your website within minutes without the need for any HMTL or CSS knowledge.It provides highly customizable themes that you can easily apply to your site.It is integrated with some other Google serves like Google Calendar.Google Sites has a wonderful web-based editor that allows you to easily create, edit and share you content.It provides a set of collaborative features including multiple editors and commenting.Inserting images, videos, and other multimedia materials is ridiculously easy.It provides a modest cloud storage capacity for you to upload documents, files, attachments, and PDFs.And it is FREE.

24 Must-Have, Everyday Workhorse Apps Top 24 apps (logos shown clockwise from 7 o’clock): Timely, Accuweather, Gmail, Podcast Addict, Google Voice, Google Hangouts Dialer, Hiya Caller ID & Block, Google Keep, SimpleMind, MindMeister, Floating Stickies, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Wunderlist, Google Maps, Feedly, Puffin, Xodo PDF, FBReader, Pocket, Google Photos, Fast for Facebook, Twilight, Atmosphere If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need?

6 Reasons To Try Mobile Devices In The Classroom Looking at the recent advancement in computer and technology, the education system seems more organized and systemic than ever. Considering this aspect, one can easily predict a more technology-based classroom environment that will benefit both the teachers and students in future. Tablets and Smartphones have reinforced this ideology further by introducing new ideas and concepts in the traditional ways of schooling. Now students can learn in a more flexible and self-paced environment without any hurdles with resources – time, people, space and money. This has resulted in an efficient and faster way to learn and grow within a particular field of study.

10 of The Best Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers January 25, 2016 We have curated for you below a collection of some of the most popular Google Docs tools we reviewed last year. Popularity is gauged through your interaction with these add-ons both here (in terms of pageviews) and in our PLNs in social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. This list is also great for those of you who are new to Google Docs add-ons and are looking for some teacher-tested titles to try out. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback. 9 Apps for the Low or NO Internet Classroom  Having a ”bad internet day” is frustrating when you’re trying to stream a Netflix movie or connect to wifi in a coffee shop. It’s even worse when there are thirty or so inquiring minds or restless students waiting to start an activity or new lesson. So what do you do if you are in a low or no Internet classroom?

20 ways to use a tablet in the classroom Whatever model of Android or iOS tablet you have available, it’s a hugely versatile tool when it comes to educating and entertaining children. Here are some of the best apps and features you can make use of in the classroom – some of which you have to pay for and others that are free. 1 Dive into 360-degree videos Motivator: Create your own motivational posters! First time here? Welcome! We have a lot of fun stuff to play with like ourMotivational Poster maker, Magazine Cover maker, Pop Art poster, and much more!

Classroom Presentation tools: 15 Essential iPad Apps For Teachers Since the iPad in education continues to be the number one requested topic on our poll. On this next post, on our ongoing series explaining how to use the iPad as a presentation tool. we’ll examine some of the top iPad presentation apps for the classroom. I’ll take you through a list of fifteen essential iPads apps to help teachers (and students), inspire learning, engagement and interaction. Zap Reader Zap Reader is a free service provided by 7-Speed-ReadingTM. If you like this site, please have a look at our powerful 7 Speed Reading software. ZAP Reader is a web based speed reading program that will change the way you read on your computer. Current beta testers report reading twice as much in half the time—that's a 300% increase in reading speed, without any loss in comprehension!

Build custom apps for your school with App Maker For Ben Hommerding, Instructional Technologist at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin, App Maker enables his lean but mighty team—like many school IT departments—to solve process issues from one central hub, and pass along the day-to-day management to the departments themselves. “You can build powerful capabilities, like advanced Google Forms that can streamline course enrollment and scholarship-tracking, without coding knowledge—making it more efficient for our team to build an app, and pass it along to any department,” said Hommerding.

Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 12 Best Note-Taking Apps Where do you put your thoughts, your ideas, or the name of a movie someone recommended? If you write them down or otherwise capture them, you get an accurate record that you can always refer to rather than rely on a faulty memory. The place to put all this information and more is in a note taking app. Note taking apps are the digital equivalent of notebooks, and because they're digital, they can do more for you than paper ever could.

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