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Unleashing Creativity: Greg Kulowiec App Smashing - from Beth Holland

Unleashing Creativity: Greg Kulowiec App Smashing - from Beth Holland
Greg Kulowiec begins his session by asking, “Why limit our students to one tool at one time?” With App Smashing, students can create content with a variety of apps and then publish it to the web – don’t let content “die on your iPad.” The general concept between App Smashing is merging content from a variety of apps. Toolkit for App Smashing – keep it simple! The key to App Smashing is the camera roll – use apps that can save to camera roll or take screen captures and bring them in. While the concept is to create content, get it into a central location, and make something with it, now, what can you do???? App Smash Creations Create a multimedia book about whatever concept, topic or idea is happening in class. Create a published web-book that can be exported to the web as a PDF. “Making books if fun, but advanced video can be more fun,” says Greg. The ThingLink Smash is one of Greg’s favorites. Common Craft Videos are also possible as App Smashes. >> View Greg’s presentation materials Save Related:  iPad EducationTeaching ToolsApp iPad

Chirp Download free PowerPoint backgrounds and templates - Brainy Betty SiteBuilderReport Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Excellent Android Apps for Unleashing Students Creativity May 25, 2015 Here are some excellent Android apps to enhance students creative thinking and boost their imaginative faculties. Using these apps, students will get to engage in a wide range of digital activities such as creating story books, designing mind maps, creating and sharing short animated videos, recording and sharing audio files, creating beautiful drawings and photo collages and many more. All of these activities are geared towards stimulating and unleashing students creativity. 1- Book Creator “Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. 2- Explain Everything “Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.” 3- SimpleMind “SimpleMind Free for Android™ is a mind mapping tool that turns your android phone or tablet into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device.” 10- Draw

Once Upon a Device: 20 Reading Activities & Apps “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke Epiphany is one of my favorite words. I remember discovering the word in high school and thinking that finally I had the right word to describe the “aha” moments I would get after reading a good book. I want my learners to have several epiphanies throughout their learning journeys. I want them to make connections to what they read and personalize the content. Often, teachers have to teach books that are much older than the kids, written in archaic language, and that take place in countries and imaginary worlds our learners have no experience with. Enjoyed these resources? Challenge: Try one of these lesson ideas to inspire reading. Enjoyed these resources?

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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. *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. WordSearch Kids Kids search and highlight vocabulary words by tapping the first and last letters. Mad Libs Just as goofy and fun as your remember. SmackTalk Annoying?

Docs - Google Apps for the iPad While Google does not provide an app specific to Google Docs (although many third-party apps exist), Google Docs can be accessed from the Safari browser. To make access simple, it is recommended that a shortcut to Google Docs be saved onto the home screen. Google Docs can also be accessed from the Google Search app, although it is merely a shortcut to Safari-based Google Docs. Google Docs on an iPad provides two viewing options. The default view is the Mobile view that offers a slimmed-down version of Google Docs, with limited functionality. To gain access to more features, scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Desktop view. Even in Desktop view, Google Docs on an iPad can be somewhat limiting.