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Top 10 Apps in an Established 1:1 iPad School

Top 10 Apps in an Established 1:1 iPad School
The Stephen Perse Foundation has had a 1:1 iPad programme running for two years now. Whilst there are many subject specific apps utilised for learning, it is interesting to note how the top 10 apps are all multipurpose. The list below also includes an indication of how workflow is developing for the school and how an app is chosen when and where it is appropriate. For more information about how we are using the iPads as a tool for learning please visit SPFlearning.com Explain Everything Simply the most versatile education app available. Socrative 1.0 and 2.0 Socrative is a very simple and effective assessment tool that can be used during any part of the learning process. iMovie iMovie has always been a favourite with students, but it is interesting to see how it has developed as an educational tool. iTunes U iTunes U is often referred to as our learning platform. Showbie Showbie allows you to assign, collect and review student work. Edmodo Notability Keynote Book Creator Pages Like this:

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Where Can I Learn More about iPads in Elementary Schools Where Can I Learn More about iPads in Elementary Schools I get asked regularly, besides my writing about our iPad initiative, who else writes about iPads in elementary education. Here are some of the folks I read: 33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps Teachers With Apps brings you 33 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, and/or the therapist’s office. Speech and language is one area of educational apps that has exploded with smashing success. The prices range anywhere from free to expensive. There is an stuttering app that runs almost $1,000! Don’t fret, most are reasonable and many have a free/lite version. More importantly, SLPs feel they are getting results like never before.

40 Android Apps for Teaching and Learning – ProfHacker - Blogs A few weeks ago I invited readers to share their favorite iPad apps for the classroom, and the comments section features several good suggestions. Last week I asked readers to share their favorite Android apps for the classroom, and… well… we didn’t end up with nearly as many suggestions. I do not own an Android device, but I spent some time searching for apps that might prove useful for pedagogical purposes, and the list below is the result.

Using Animoto in the Classroom It’s unusual for me to write a blog post extolling the virtues of a single edtech tool – I usually prefer a rundown of several resource that can be used for any given subject, because there are so many brilliant tools out there to feature and usually so many advantages and disadvantages to using each one. But Animoto is a special case! It is incredibly easy to use, which is a huge plus for the classroom, but also presents a really wide and flexible range of possible uses, which isn’t always the case with the simpler end of edtech tools. If you’re not already familiar with Animoto, it’s a website that allows you to make your own videos by choosing a background template from a wide range of options, adding a piece of music, and then creating a completely unique compilation of photographs, video clips and text, which is then all magically pulled together into an incredibly professional finished product.

Connect Fours - A Fun, New Review Game from @RusselTarr My friend Russel Tarr, who recently took me to a party with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, sent me Twitter DM earlier today about his new review game called Connect Fours. Connect Fours is based on the concept of the connect wall in the BBC gameshow Only Connect. The idea is that you have to create four sets of four related terms from sixteen terms displayed on the board. For example, I created a game about the four major professional sports leagues in the United States.

iPad in the Classroom – Can we make it simpler? With many educational institutions choosing to use tablets for learning, it can be quite intimidating for teachers when faced with so many applications. The diagram below serves to illustrate that less than 20 core apps can play a significant part in the learning process and hopefully temper any trepidation. (with thanks to Greg Hughes @deepexperience1 for his ideas and input) Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 There are many resources from Edutopia and across the web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their classrooms. At this age, students can use iPad apps in different subject areas and become content creators using their devices. Teachers can introduce a variety of skills to students, and students can demonstrate their understanding of concepts using innovative iPad technology.

Reading 2.0 Many educators are worried about how technology is affecting the amount of reading that students are doing. They notice that: Students are struggling to read and comprehend longer texts.Students are struggling to read deeply.Many students report that they don’t read outside of school at all. There are a few contributing factors to this, technology being one and high-stakes testing being another. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of them for free. Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students.

The 7 Best Apps for College Students There is a wealth of free resources at our disposal! Study habits, scheduling, and textbooks don’t have to be in paper form anymore–the digital future is here and provides tools to make our college experiences more efficient than ever before. 1) Google Drive is a great substitute in lieu of carrying an easily misplaced USB flash drive. Simply uploading a file and being able to access it from any device is quick and convenient. It also functions as free online storage space and its other complementary apps, such as Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets, make handling assignments and presentations less challenging (especially when it comes to printing.)

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