The Top 23 Educational iPad Apps Teachers Favour to Use in Schools May 14, 2014 This is the last post in a series of posts on Tony Vincent's " iPad As Teacher's Pet". In today's post, I am sharing with you a list of some of the top educational iPad apps that teachers favour to use at school. The apps you will see below are based on a March 2014 survey delivered on Twitter to 558 iPad-using teachers. These teachers were asked about their favourite apps to use in school and they came up with this selection. As an educational app reviewer, I find this selection to be highly relevant and contains the best educational apps that teachers should know about. The apps are arranged in order of priority.
Creating Narrated Slideshows with Google Tools This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Mike Petty. Last fall our high school purchased Chromebooks and the new principal set high expectations for more project-based learning and technology integration in all subjects. As the instructional technology coordinator for the district, this was great news for me! This school year was a ton of work, but we’re now wrapping up what was certainly the best one of my career. Over the past several months I’ve often been asked by teachers for presentation options beyond PowerPoint. Scapple Rough It Out Scapple doesn’t force you to make connections, and it doesn’t expect you to start out with one central idea off of which everything else is branched. There’s no built-in hierarchy at all, in fact—in Scapple, every note is equal, so you can connect them however you like.
Digital storytelling: story types & best practices What is the future of storytelling and which possibilities are out there to cover stories with the help of data and multimedia? Gregor Aisch, a New York Times graphics editor, talked about different types of stories at the Netzwerk Recherche conference in Hamburg and shared his insights and best practices form across NYT and other publications. Here’s an overview (you will find links to all examples here).
A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: email@example.com. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, new (emerging) literacies, and educational technology. Here is how to cite any of our blog posts in APA style :
Digital Storytelling Project Examples - iPad Multimedia Tools App Smashing! Using multiple apps to create stories! Book Trailers by using middle schoolers using Puppet Pals, Toontastic, iMovie, and more! Talking Book Characters by middle schoolers using FaceJack, Tellagami, PhotoSpeak and more! ChatterPix Kids: Best Presentations, Interactive Stories, Portfolios, and More - Flowboard Catalog Flowboard Guide The official guide to help you create beautiful stories with Flowboard. This guide will walk you through how gestures are used, working with objects, how to add video, images, or galleries, and how to modify your objects and screens. 10 Places to Visit Before you Die Dale Radio A “warped Johnny Carson” with a “voice like a shoulder squeeze," host Dale Seever entertains with enough hard candy & booze to make it feel like your favorite uncle landed a late night gig! In addition to the webseries, you can tune in to the Dale Radio podcast or catch one of his “brilliant” live shows. What is Flowboard? We just released the 1.3 version of Flowboard and one of the new features is that we have localized (or translated) Flowboard into 7 languages; Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Português, 日本人 (Japanese) and 简化中国 (Simplified Chinese). The story of a wonderful little chocolatier in Manhatten's Lower East Side.
Scrivener Software “The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.” —Michael Marshall Smith Grow your ideas in style Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. Games and news bricks: storytelling ideas from Hackastory Credit: Screenshot from Hackastory.com. Turning online stories into games and personalising the experience were two of the themes explored at the Hackastory hackathon in Amsterdam last week. The hackathon brought together six teams of journalists, developers, designers and filmmakers, who explored ideas and tools for storytelling in the digital age. “Online storytelling does not have a tradition yet,” wrote the organisers on the website, comparing it to filmmaking, which has had 100 years to develop a structure and a process. Journalist and documentary filmmaker Albertine Piels, one of the organisers of the hackathon, said the hackathon was intended as an opportunity not only to experiment with tools but also to connect with others in the industry. “We all know how to write a story and how to make a reportage for a TV show, but with online storytelling you need so much more,” she said.
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48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers have certainly been garnering ardent support from the edtech community. Gadget geek teachers love the thousands of apps available to give their courses a multimedia edge, and students love how so many reach out to different learning styles. For the connected classroom, the following stand out as either great supplements to various lessons or essential, time-saving streamlining strategies. Art and Music Editable old newspaper template Views 393,984 Filed under Educational , english, history, newspaper, school, sepia We have just added to our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers with this Old Times newspaper design.
DESIGNER LUKE BEARD ON CREATING THE PUREST STORYTELLING PLATFORM Building your own ideas is high on most of our lists, but rarely do many of us take them on and evolve them into something useful or with longevity. When matched with a problem, Luke Beard took a hobby, paired it with his risky travel plans and a new mindset of creative work colleges, and created what I would class as one of the purest platforms for storytellers to use, Exposure.co. As simple as putting pen to paper, they have created a platform where anyone can showcase photos with narrative text and create a sleek story with no hassle other then a simple drag and drop – free to share and stand with other great tales from around the world. Not only is the business he created interesting, so is his journey, from leaving the UK to living in San Francisco and the company he works within. I imagine most of you will have the same first reaction I did, which was, “How do I get a job with you guys?”