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50 Must-Have Educational Apps

50 Must-Have Educational Apps
It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate. If you have other apps you want added to this list, just add them in the comments. *Most of the links below are to the iTunes store which will open another window and/or iTunes. Great Apps For Kids (And Adults) Alphabet Animals Perfect for your talented toddler, this game is packed with colorful animations, animal sounds, and tons of tips for learning their letters. Mad Libs Just as goofy and fun as your remember. SmackTalk Annoying? Super Why! Plants Vs.

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The iPad and Maths – Are we there yet? Pt 1 My last two posts on iPads and good teaching have focused on teaching and learning writing. Now I’m moving on to my favorite subject as a teacher – Mathematics. I love Maths – both learning and teaching it. For those who don’t know me ( which is obviously most of you reading ), I am a Primary ( Elementary ) School teacher but I have spent most of my 25 year teaching career also tutoring High School Maths on the side, supporting many children who have missed out on understanding important Mathematics concepts. Maths involves an incredibly diverse range of processes, ideas, skills and concepts. Both children and teachers alike enter into Maths teaching and learning at different levels, depending on their personal experiences, successes and challenges with the subject.

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Could Doceri be the IWB killer? Just before Xmas I reviewed a potential IWB killer app called Idea Flight. This was the first of a batch of iPad apps that I have found which attempt to replace the need for an IWB. Idea Flight attempted this by enabling the networking of groups of iPads and one of the primary criticisms that readers pointed out with this system is that it was limited to contexts in which students all had iPads.

How To Manage A Classroom Of iPads The following is a sponsored post by Datamation Systems, Inc. . They’ve worked with more than 10,000 schools to help deploy and secure classrooms full of technology. Want to learn more? Check out their ad in the Edudemic Magazine or visit the Datamation website here . iPads are fun. Apps are fun. Happly For iPad Helps Curious Kids Discover The Web…Safely iPad guilt? There needs to be a technical term for that feeling in the pit of a parent’s stomach that arises from handing over the iPad to their kids, only to watch them play brain rotting Outfit7 games or level after level of Angry Birds. Fortunately, some startups are focusing on developing more educational content for the iPad to help parents assuage some of their guilt over their kids’ ever-increasing screen time.

Sure, I hope you find them helpful. by jkmatt27 Feb 28

Thanks Jeanie, I am new to all this. It does seem as though it maybe an excellent resource. by socialmediahive Feb 25

I hope this pearl was helpful. by cleave21 Feb 25

That's wonderful! Keep reading and finding great stuff that will benefit you and those individuals whom you teach. Cheers! by jeanie Feb 25

Great. I am a social media tutor, so I will be reading this pearl with great interest. by socialmediahive Feb 24

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