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26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching

26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching
June 29, 2014 Today I am bringing you a great find I learned through TechChef4U. This is a list of useful iPad apps to transform your teaching. The list is created by Rachel Jones ( from Create Innovate Explore ) and features some really great titles that every teacher should know about. And though most of these apps have already been featured here in this blog in several past instances, the list also contains some new apps I never had the chance to share here ( e.g., Moldiv, Memrise, and Green Screen Movie FX). Rachel embedded these apps in the visual below this table, but unfortunately the visual is not hyperlinked and therefore to access and download the apps you will have to look for them on Google. To avoid this hassle I did the job for you. Here is Rachel's visual

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28 Creative Ways Teachers are Using Twitter This post has kindly been shared by Best Colleges Online where it first appeared on their blog. Between the cat images and celebrity porn, the Internet actually manages to boast educational potential. Considerable educational potential, in fact. Even that Twitter thing the kids are into these days, with its 140-characters and its perpetual haze of pound signs, has its uses.

Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads This is a guest post from Greg Kulowiec of, an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can create video content on iPad, share their creation with a teacher, and then have the teacher upload to their YouTube channel or a class YouTube channel. For the creation process, students can use any video creation app that allows the final product to be exported to the camera roll. My two favorite options for this step are to have students use the external video camera or Tellagami.

Leave Virtual Notes Around the World with Space Tag for iOS Israeli startup Shopcloud has just launched its latest app that lets users create digital notes with photos and leave them around the world for others to find. It’s kind of like graffiti minus the vandalism. With Space Tag, users can snap a photo and add a note to create a post; they can then share it on social networks, or simply leave it on Space Tag universe for others to stumble upon when they visit the same location. Learning through Sport: Using Technology to teach movement skills The Australian Curriculum includes ICT Competency as a General Capability [ Students therefore need to be taught how to use ICT's effectively across the curriculum. This includes inquiry and investigation using ICT's, creating with ICT's and communicating with ICT's; as well as managing and operating ICT's. The Australian National Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2012) also emphasise ICT skills within the Standards.

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom Today, however, I am sharing with you a set of some wonderful apps that you can use to create short video lessons and tutorials to share with your students. You can also use them to : Easily explain a range of topics from math to chemistry to music theory to basket weaving.Attach a personal message to any travel photos you want to shareDiagram offensive and defensive strategies for sportsGrade student work with commentary explaining the reasoning behind their performanceImplement a “flipped classroom” Showcase your tutorials online and share your knowledge with your students, friends, family, or the world! I have meticulously handpicked the apps mentioned below and only included what I personally see as the best available out there. 1- Educreations This is my favourite of them all.

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will find 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy! Do you support Free Technology for Teachers? If Yes, I highly encourage you to share this Free Educational Technology Resource with fellow teachers interested in implementing Free Technology in Classroom. I am a great supporter of Free Educational Technology.

Google Classroom OR Schoology? Here's How I Use BOTH Effectively Google Classroom was rolled out to a group of teachers during the summer, and was made available to everyone at the beginning of the school year. With the introduction of Google Classroom, some teachers find themselves torn between using Classroom or a well-known Learning Management System. My answer to that question? I use both! Yes, I know that using both of these tools requires my students to manage two different accounts. Yes, my students often ask, "is this on Classroom or Schoology?" 4 Innovative New Tools to Try Next Year Last week, at the annual ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, hundreds of developers and thousands of tech-forward educators converged for the year's biggest edtech show-and-tell. Virtually every developer in the edtech space was there to show off their latest products. And teachers, tech specialists, librarians, administrators, and other educators gathered to exchange ideas on best practices for tech implementation and to discover the newest tools for teaching and learning. With the expo hall dominated by some of the biggest names in edtech, ISTE's Startup Pavilion and Pitchfest competition served as a way to highlight an impressive collection of startups and newer names in the field. The three rounds of the Pitchfest were standing room only, and along with my Graphite colleagues Tanner Higgin and Erin Wilkey Oh, I was honored to be one of the judges. Curriculet combines the convenience of an e-reader with the power of an online instructional tool.