Back to school in style: Top student apps and websites to get your year started right! Getting back into the swing of the school year is always tough after you’ve had months off for summer break. College life is about balancing classes, studying, working and having a social life, which can be stressful even for the most seasoned students! This time of year, we’ll take all the help we can get. So, here are our top ten student apps to help keep you organized and ready to rock your classes so you can go back to school in style! For organization iStudiez Pro is for students who just can’t get into the swing of carrying paper planners with them everywhere they go.
90 best free iPad apps 2014 On comparing iPad apps with iPhone equivalents, one thing rapidly becomes clear: apps for Apple's tablet are pricier. Many of the best free iPhone apps cost money in their iPad incarnations, and the quality level of what's still free is often ropey. But among the dross lie rare gems – iPad apps that are so good you can't believe they're still free. Of those we unearthed, here is our pick of the best free iPad apps. Note that apps marked 'universal' will run on your iPad and iPhone, optimising themselves accordingly. For a mix of free and paid apps, check out our amazing Best iPad apps chart. About Fusion Tables - Fusion Tables Help Bust your data out of its silo! Get more from data with Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables. Visualize bigger table data online Filter and summarize across hundreds of thousands of rows. Then try a chart, map, network graph, or custom layout and embed or share it.
8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education The Education Tech Series is supported by Dell The Power To Do More, where you'll find perspectives, trends and stories that inspire Dell to create technology solutions that work harder for its customers so they can do and achieve more. Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, compares education without technology to the medical profession without technology. “If in 1970 you had knee surgery, you got a huge scar,” he says. “Now, if you have knee surgery you have two little dots.” Technology is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text-based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways. Its role in schools has evolved from a contained “computer class” into a versatile learning tool that could change how we demonstrate concepts, assign projects and assess progress.
10 Innovative Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom by Susan Oxnevad It starts with an image. Define the image through multimedia. Present ideas. Pack it full of content. Create links to amazing sites. Explore, share and create with ThingLink in the classroom! Summer Learning: Lesson Ideas Part Three Written on . We featured lesson ideas to improve student engagement and encourage better writing practices with the following classroom activities in the first and second part of our Summer Learning Lesson Ideas series. Summer is the perfect time to re-tool or refresh content and revamp approaches to better improve student learning, so this month, we’ve provided more creative and fun lesson ideas for students that add an extra instructional punch to promote feedback or teach plagiarism. Let us know what you think and how you can take what we’ve created and build on it! Lesson Idea #7: Voice Comments Workshop Challenge:My students aren’t interested the feedback they receive on their work.Idea:Use Turnitin’s voice comments to spark a classroom discussion on whether voice feedback is engaging or not.
Word Lens Translator Street Lens is an augmented reality application that gives dynamic information about your surroundings such as shops, restaurants, banks, ATMs, gas stations, landmarks, police stations and other points of interest, shown as virtual signs overlaid on or above buildings. Overview--------------1. Shows important places around you.2. Resource planning and project scheduling program by Ganttic Google Gantt Chart is not invented yet, so use Ganttic instead! Synchronizing your resources and/or tasks with Google Calendar helps to manage your workers, remote employees and other resources better and keep your staff members plans updated using Google Calendar app on Android or iOS. If you create a new event in your Google Calendar, it will appear in your Ganttic account automatically. It's the same with tasks created in Ganttic and in Google Calendar. The difference with the old version is that you don't have to press the 'Sync' button anymore.
Keeping it Simple with Wikispaces Classroom A big part of our focus for Wikispaces Classroom was making things easier. We removed features people weren’t using or got in the way. We made the layout cleaner, simpler, and harder to break. 5 Ways to Use Aurasma in the Classroom – Teq Post in Apps, BYOD, Classroom Tools, Technology by MarcBrea on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Aurasma is an augmented reality application that allows you to overlay any video or image on top of anything that your tablet, cell phone, or any other mobile device can scan with its camera. Using Aurasma is very much like using a QR code reader.
Using Labs When you join NOVA Labs, you'll be actively participating in science. The data are real. The questions are real. The challenges you'll encounter are the same challenges that scientists and engineers are grappling with today. Online Accessibility Program WAVE Extension for Chrome A web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM.org. Web Developer Extension for Chrome This is a Chrome version of the Firefox extension with the same name. With this extension, you can disable CSS, display alt attributes, show headings and other elements via the outline, and display ARIA roles and view a document outline (via "Information"). Color Contrast Analyzer 12 Google Chrome Extensions for Content Discovery The Internet is full of information ... too much information. Whether you're searching for breaking news, compelling longform narratives, or viral videos and GIFs, finding relavent content can seem impossible. If you're a Google Chrome user, the Chrome Web Store is full of apps and extensions to make your web browsing experience less painful.
50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been already reviewed here in the past.