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31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom

31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom
31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management. Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency. Workflow is about clarity, tools, and consistency. And classroom management is about relationships, trust, and consistency. Which brings us to the following collection of apps to help your classroom run more smoothly. From apps that keep time, do one calls, choose groups, promote desired behavior, keep notes, create to-do lists, record grades, or make calendar sharing social, there are 31 here that can help make your life as a teacher easier. If we’ve missed any, feel free to suggest them in the comments below. 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads 36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs. In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves. A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers February 16, 2014 As is he habit once every month, I feature here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of some new educational iPad apps that I came across in different blogs and websites. Of course I can not include every single app I bookmarked because the list will be too long, however, the suggestions I have below are the ones that stood out to me from the rest. I invite you to check them out and probably share them with your colleagues. 1- Creative Kids Wiggling mice, giggling colour ghosts, and creepy crawlies - colour pencil drawings come to life with Creative Kids!

The 15 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom The iPad has fundamentally changed how and what I teach in my Spanish classes. First of all, I no longer use textbooks. Ever. 100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources A publisher recently asked me if I knew of a good iPad “Quick Start” Guide for teachers just getting started with using the iPad in the classroom. I didn’t, but had to imagine that I could find resources along these lines on the Web. As I searched, I found many good web pages, and knew right away that this was a great topic for creating a LessonPaths curated Playlist to share them. LessonPaths (formerly known as MentorMob) is an awesome free web tool for easily assembling digital content into an elegantly simple information resource. Just click through the Playlist, stop and further explore resources that interest you (clicking on one will open up the Playlist in full screen mode) then click through to the next one when you’re ready. This hand selected set of sources will provide teachers who are new to the iPad with the information they need to get started, and offer both new and current users information they need to successfully integrate the iPad into their teaching practices.

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 If you’re a high school teacher looking for iPad resources targeting your needs, you’ve come to the right place. Students in grades 9-12 will engage with technology in different ways than younger children. They can create content, interact with their peers, and explore a range of topics using an iPad.

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps March 21, 2014 Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section . As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps.

60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom Using a tablet to explore STEAM concepts is a natural pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list! Science Apps for Grades K-2 Science Apps for Grades 3-5Science Apps for Grades 6-8Science Apps for Grades 9-12Technology Apps for Grades K-2Technology Apps for Grades 3-5Technology Apps for Grades 6-8Technology Apps for Grades 9-12Engineering Apps for Grades K-2Engineering Apps for Grades 3-5Engineering Apps for Grades 6-8Engineering Apps for Grades 9-12Art Apps for Grades K-2Art Apps for Grades 3-5Art Apps for Grades 6-8Art Apps for Grades 9-12Math Apps for Grades K-2Math Apps for Grades 3-5Math Apps for Grades 6-8Math Apps for Grades 9-12 PLUS: Here's a handy chart with all of our STEAM app recommendations in one place! Pin it or pass it on to a teaching friend.

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series. Diane Darrow is an artist, Reading Recovery teacher, and library media specialist at Bel Aire Elementary in Tiburon, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @dianedarrow. In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms.

Free Online Assessment Tools for Teachers The Best Things in Life are Free! In today's classroom, it is important to have choices for both the teacher and the student. Technology is a great motivator, but if you use the same tool time and time again, the novelty will quickly wear off. The tools below were chosen because they all offer something just a little bit different and can be a great way to add some variety to how you conduct your online assessments. All of them are free at the time of writing this article and they can all be accessed on multiple devices to give you, and your students, the flexibility you both need. So, are you ready for your pop quiz? 26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom 26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom by TeachThought Staff The paperless classroom is a compelling concept for what it symbolizes as much as anything else. While it sounds sleek and futuristic and easy to organize and environmentally friendly, the reality is that paperless classrooms aren’t that simple. The “environmentally-friendly” part, for example, is wildly subjective: the costs of manufacturing–and eventually recycling and disposing of–tablets versus the loss of “renewable” trees and the subsequent waste that is environmentally-friendly. The same with being organized.

Lessons Learned - Four Months of being a 1:1 Just four months ago, my third graders and I embarked upon a journey of becoming a 1:1 Classroom! Excitement and anticipation filled the air as our iPads arrived on our 100th Day of School and Learning! Becoming a 1:1 classroom was a huge game-changer in my teaching career! Top Ten Lessons Learned Lesson 1 - Join Twitter Thanks to +Brent Catlett for encouraging and pushing me out of my own comfort zone to join Twitter.

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