Apps to Support Diverse Learners in the Classroom Do you like apps? Do you use them in the classroom? Not every district, school, or parent has the ability to support apps in the day-to-day learning environment, but for those that can, there are some fun, effective, tried-and-true apps that can make a tremendous difference in the lives of diverse learners.
50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students 50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think by Lisa Chesser Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter. Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. Top 50 Totally FREE Educational Apps on iTunes (no in-app purchases!) ** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free. The prices of apps in our post are verified to be correct at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise. Please note: there may be ads and social network links in some of these apps.**
ClassroomDeskArrangement.com Looking for new ideas for how to set up student classroom desks? You have come to the right place! This site is designed to give you some new ideas and fresh perspective for our classroom set up! Book Creator 4.3: What have we improved? The latest update to Book Creator is now in the App Store with support for sharing audio, video, image and text straight into Book Creator from other apps. Sharing works from Google Drive, Dropbox, the Photos app, iMovie and more. Previously, you had to save any photo or video to the iPad Camera Roll first – now you can do it directly. What’s more, you couldn’t share audio tracks at all before, without exporting them to a computer with iTunes. But for example, you can now share songs from GarageBand into Book Creator in just a few taps, and then set them as a hotspot button or the book’s soundtrack. This has been a long-requested update – and we’re really excited to finally release it!
5-Minute Film Fest: Getting Started with Classroom Apps In a sea of ever-updating technology, it can be difficult to make sense of classroom tools. There are so many great apps out there, but how can you know which ones will work best for you and your students? We’ve gathered videos to explore 10 amazing apps that educators are already using for classroom management, collaboration, and assigning student work. Whether you have one tech device, or your school is one to one, if you’ve been thinking about introducing apps to your classroom, perhaps one of these will help you get started! Video Playlist: Apps for Teaching and Learning Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube.
English Grammar: a complete guide Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semicolon or how to place adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place. Edufind.com is a complete English grammar guide filled with the rules of English usage. Each grammatical rule is explained in plain English with several examples, and when needed, counter-examples. My Top 5 Free Apps for All-Around Elementary School Use Happy Fourth of July Eve, everyone! Today, I thought I’d provide a list of my favorite apps that can be used for many things in the classroom-both for students and teachers. I call these great “all-around” use apps; they can fit into many different content areas, promote the use of many different skills, and be used in a variety of ways. For some background, my district is currently in the midst of a 1:1 iPad/student initiative. We just completed the third year of a gradual iPad rollout for students in grades 2-8. I’ve been learning so much about how to make these iPads into meaningful technological tools for my fourth graders that don’t create simply “wow factor” projects or are used only for busy work/drills, but support and enhance content and skills.
Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: Division, Prepositions, and Robert Munsch! Not that I'm counting the days or anything but it seems that we have 16 days left... 1 is Field Day, 1 is the Field Trip, and 3 are half days (with awards, parties, etc). That means we have 11 instructional days left. That, my friends, is absolutely CRAZY! Comic Draw for iPad Start your comic today! Create awesome comics right on your iPad with Comic Draw! The app with everything you need: brushes, fonts and tools to make creating cartoons and comics easy and fun! We designed this app specifically for aspiring comic artists like you. Within the app you’ll find a digital sketchpad, perfect for experimenting your panel concepts. Then when you’re happy with the design you can switch to the inking and coloring interface and finish it off with a variety of brushes.