Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom.
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An developing list of interesting articles and resources for technology in the classroom. Ill add any new ipad apps here, that we can use on our class set. Feel free to share, or give me suggestions.
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Combining backgrounds and colors

Combining backgrounds and colors | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
When we start designing something new, it’s always hard to find the correct combination of background and text colors that correspond to each other: This

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Some nice quick guidelines for designing presentations and graphics. Nicely written blog post, with some good examples.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 13, 2015 11:09 AM

Some valuable tips regarding the use of fonts and colours in your presentations.

Thanks for the suggestion to Payman Taei.

Allison Kenney's curator insight, January 13, 2015 12:24 PM

great branding information

André Manssen's curator insight, January 22, 2015 11:03 AM

Handig voor presentaties en afbeeldingen op het digibord.

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Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App

Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it

"It’s a beautiful thing when students can use digital tools to build real world creations. While 3D printing is still a little on the expensive side, the Foldify app does an amazing job allowing students to create their own three dimensional paper masterpieces. Using the app, students can choose different paper templates, paint them digitally, model them in 3D, then print for assembly in the real world. It really is a delightfully fun, creative and rewarding experience."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 13, 2014 3:25 PM

Great link between digital-real world!!! 

Catherine Wooller's curator insight, November 13, 2014 3:35 PM

Maths department idea?

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Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.

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So much eye candy in one place, amazing art, photography and information in one place. Beautifully presented! Would be very valuable in a history, art or humanities classroom.
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N Kaspar's curator insight, April 21, 2014 7:15 PM

An amazing, developing resource.

Catherine Wooller's curator insight, April 23, 2014 3:18 PM

For art & social studies :)

Jady Arriaga's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:10 AM

Awesome tool

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Measure Length - Tiny Chicken

Get Measure Length - Tiny Chicken on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Oresome World

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App about mining, resources, sustainability. Interactive challenges and good scientific info.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Math vs. Zombies - A Halloween Math Game

Free Technology for Teachers: Math vs. Zombies - A Halloween Math Game | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it

"Math vs. Zombies is a free iPad game with a Halloween theme. The game is has three virtual worlds each containing ten levels of basic math problems."


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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in Your Classroom

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in Your Classroom | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
I recently read an informative and interesting post about using QR codes in the classroom QR Codes: The nuts and bolts, an excellent introduction to QR codes and how they might be used in the class...

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Jumbled Sentences – A Series of Free Writing Apps for iPads

Jumbled Sentences – A Series of Free Writing Apps for iPads | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
Jumbled Sentences is a series of five free iPad apps designed to help students learn to construct sentences. The apps provide students with drag and drop activities in which they sort jumbled words...

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ShowMe: Get Interactive!

ShowMe: Get Interactive! | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
ShowMe is a great app for educators needing the functionality of an interactive whiteboard for the classroom.

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Essential Skeleton - An Excellent iPad App for Students

Essential Skeleton - An Excellent iPad App for Students | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
Essential Skeleton is a free iPad app that students studying the human skeletal system should download. The app puts a 3D skeleton on your students' iPads. Students can zoom-in, zoom-out, and rotat...

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Using Google Drive in the classroom

Using Google Drive in the classroom | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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App Store - Khan Academy: A Classroom In Your Pocket

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Khan Academy: A Classroom In Your Pocket on the App Store. Download Khan Academy: A Classroom In Your Pocket and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Dropbox and Microsoft team up to offer free Microsoft Office for iPad, iPhone and Android.

Dropbox and Microsoft team up to offer free Microsoft Office for iPad, iPhone and Android. | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it

 - THE VergeMicrosoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents or store them in the cloud. The move comes just days after Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox to integrate the cloud storage service into Office across desktop, mobile, and the web. You can now download Office for iPad and store all your documents on Dropbox without paying Microsoft anything at all. Microsoft is also releasing a brand new iPhone app today, alongside a preview of Office for Android tablets, all with Dropbox integration.


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Paul Wetmore's curator insight, November 9, 2014 4:51 AM

It's true! And it works! Have tried it out - now there's no excuse not to work... To be honest, I do find Apple Pages to be a little more user-friendly on my iPad, and it also allows one to save one's documents as Word documents which is what I've being doing. So it's understandable why Microsoft has gone this route.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 10, 2014 11:50 AM

This is what we are waiting for. Great news.

Jan Eade's curator insight, November 11, 2014 2:56 PM

Microsoft Office is now free for all mobile devices with Dropbox integration.

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Skwirk

Skwirk | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it

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Skwirk covers the core subjects studied in Australian primary and secondary schools including Maths, Science, Technology, English, History, Geography, Commerce, SOSE and HSIE.


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Seems to be great for differentiated work programs for kids who need some alternatives.

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PeteandJennyD's curator insight, March 9, 2013 8:35 PM

Although this is a commercial advertisement, it is interesting to hear the students appreciate the animations for their clarity, brightness and helpful teaching.  These types of resources could be motivating, empowering and engaging.

Rachel Gaskell's curator insight, February 27, 2014 7:04 PM

Skwirk is an online education tool that has been specifically designed to align with the current Australian Curriculum.  It can assist visual learners and accommodates P-12 students.  The interactive resources and videos can be viewed on interactive whiteboards, laptops or tablets and provide for both whole class and individual learning.   Each unit of work can be manipulated by the teacher to meet the needs of their students.  Personal or online images, YouTube videos and outside resources can be inserted into individualised lessons.  The animated videos attached to the lessons would work well in the introduction phase of a lesson to engage students and get their knowledge ready.  The assessment tasks allow  teachers to access student understanding and decide whether further investigation is needed.   The search option is designed for teachers to input the National Curriculum codes (e.g. (ACTDEK001)) or subject name (Skwirk online, 2013).   Mcguire (2012) asserts that as a teaching tool, Skwirk provides "a rich, real and relevant curriculum". 

Naomi W's curator insight, April 1, 2014 4:27 AM

It's not always easy to find different types of technology to use with Maths. Although I haven't used it yet, these are the reasons why I would like to investigate further why I want to use it:

 

Based on National Curriculum

Access from 4 levels: student, school, teacher, parent

Caters to different learning styles

Has different types of activites and tech: animations, videos, images, podcasts, activities and quizzes, etc. 

Students can learn in their own pace

 

It reminds me of the Universal Design Learning - there are multiple ways students can gain the knowledge (multiple entrances), practise the knowledge (multiple paths), and check for comprehension as well (multiple exits). 

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Daisy the Dinosaur to Teach Coding - Class Tech Tips

Daisy the Dinosaur to Teach Coding - Class Tech Tips | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
“ A great app to support STEM education is Daisy the Dinosaur. Teach students the basics of coding by giving commands to the dinosaur as it moves across the screen. Whether your students are completi...”
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Learning to Round on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Learning to Round on iPads - Class Tech Tips | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
Perfect for practicing rounding in the ones through ten thousands place, Tiny Chicken Learns Rounding is a free app from Tap to Learn that focuses on this single skill.  Apps that have multiple mat...

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Explore 7 Principles of Ocean Science On This iPad App

Explore 7 Principles of Ocean Science On This iPad App | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it

"Ocean Science is a free iPad app that at least six people have recommended to me over the last few weeks. The app is essentially a seven chapter, multimedia ebook about the basics of ocean science. Each chapter includes animations, pictures, video, and text."


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Hello Color Pencil

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A great app, along with its brother "Hello Crayon" for building fine motor skills, or pen control if using a stylus. These are build and recommended by educators for early motor skill development.

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Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog

Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it
Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a unique site. Make a free website, blog or online store with our powerful website builder.

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Flip Your Classroom with Educreations - Teq Blog

Flip Your Classroom with Educreations - Teq Blog | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it

"Educreations is a very popular screen casting whiteboard app. From its easy to use interface and robust collection of teacher-created screencasts,"


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Grammar Wonderland (Elementary)

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iPhone Time Lapse with iMotion HD

Shot with several iPhones* using iMotion HD from 2011 to 2012.


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Edmodo just got a lot better on the iPad

Edmodo just got a lot better on the iPad | Apps, Sites and Articles for Tech in the Classroom. | Scoop.it

"One of the justifiable criticisms of the iPad was that it was difficult to impossible to transfer files between many apps or networks. With the addition of some apps like PocketCloud and FileBrowser, and the improvement of the Open in… function in later systems , especially iOS 6, this has become even less of an issue. Still, I’m terms of downloading files on web based apps, you were often limited to photos from the camera roll. This was the case with the Edmodo app.

An Edmodo app update earlier in the year allowed access to the Camera Roll and Google Docs. This however, was still too limiting to use the Library/Backpack feature of Edmodo to upload, store and download most files.

Today that changed. The latest Edmodo iPad app now adds File Sharing functionality, both uploading and downloading to Edmodo’ s Library (for teachers) and Backpack (students)."


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