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A Great Tool for Students to Create Their Own Android Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Tool for Students to Create Their Own Android Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
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There are many students who have ideas and expertise. This offers a way for students to extend their knowledge and be very engaged in their learning.

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
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A good discussion about the introduction of ipads into the classroom that works just as well for all tablets.

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iPad vs. Chromebook: A Comparison of Key Features

iPad vs. Chromebook: A Comparison of Key Features | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
  As I mentioned in my last post, I am currently working on vetting out device options for a brand new 1:1 program. The iPad and the Chromebook were two of the early forerunners, so I figured ...
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In this comparison (Teachbytes) the Samsung Chromebook features alook better to me than the iPad in everyway other than battery life. The Samsung is heavier but I like the bigger screen so the weight is not an issue for me.

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Presentation Apps: A New Take on an Old Task

Presentation Apps: A New Take on an Old Task | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
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Ideas how 4 presentation apps -Pic Collage, Prezi, Screenchomp (and iMovie) -could be used in class by students.

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Apps and Sites That Work on All Devices for BYOT

Apps and Sites That Work on All Devices for BYOT | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it

"“Honestly, I think we should be delighted people still want to read, be it on a Kindle or a Nook or whatever the latest device is.” By J.K. Rowling

With more and more schools launching, ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ or ‘Bringing Your Own Device’ (BYOT/BYOD) I created a symbaloo of all apps and web tools that work on all devices to help educators get started. Even though I am a firm believe, it doesn’t matter what site/app the students use to show mastery of a concept, some educators need a starting place and many have loved this symbaloo so I, of course, want to pass it along."


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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:50 PM

BYOT is a bit of a sticky wicket, but with proper planning, and an awareness of the differences of devices, it can be a reasonable and cost-effective alternative to a 1:1.

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Vocabla: Build Up Your Vocabulary For Spanish, Polish & Advanced English - MakeUseOf Directory

Vocabla: Build Up Your Vocabulary For Spanish, Polish & Advanced English - MakeUseOf Directory | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Vocabla is a web service that helps you expand your vocabulary in various languages. Currently the languages that are supported by the website include Spanish, Polish, and advanced English. Using the website is really quite simple.
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Explaining how to use Vocabla to Improve your vocabulary. This is a simple tool that will assist with learning English (to Advanced English), Spanish, and Polish vocabulary. More languages may follow. It can be used online or with a free Android app. It is similar to a lot of other language learning applications. You can create lists of words and phrases that you want to learn or you can select a list that was made by someone else and shared to the Vocabla library. You can study each list as a type of flashcard and when you are ready you can take a practice quiz. Teachers might like using Vocabla to create a list of words and share with their class. All the students could use the list to study on their own. 
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Google Play for Education Promises What We’ve Been Waiting For

Google Play for Education Promises What We’ve Been Waiting For | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
While I was busy leading a day of learning about iPad apps at Bridgton Academy  Google announced a new service that could make Android tablets a stronger challenger to iPads in education. Google Pl...
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"Google Play for Education will be an app store designed specifically for teachers and students. Developers will be able to submit their apps this summer. Some selected developers announced at I/O include NASA and PBS. The best part of Google Play for Education will be the ability for teachers (or administrators) to purchase apps and push them out to all of the devices in their schools."

"One thing to keep in mind about pushing apps and videos to Android devices through Google Play for Education is that all of the devices will have to be part of a Google Group created through Google Apps."

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Educators’ Guide to RSS and Google Reader Replacements | The Edublogger

Educators’ Guide to RSS and Google Reader Replacements | The Edublogger | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
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Post that looks at Google Reader replacements that are suitable for educators and their students. Many have Android options.

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Facebook 'erodes any idea of privacy'

Facebook 'erodes any idea of privacy' | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Facebook Home for Android phones has been dubbed by technologists as the death of privacy and the start of a new wave of invasive tracking and advertising.
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 Article worth reading "Facebook Home for Android phones has been dubbed by technologists as the death of privacy and the start of a new wave of invasive tracking and advertising."

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The FREE Dictionary by Farlex - App Review

The FREE Dictionary by Farlex - App Review | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Is The FREE Dictionary by Farlex OK for your child? Read Common Sense Media's app review to help you make informed decisions.
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Primary level. "Parents need to know that The FREE Dictionary by Farlex -- though not slick or sleek (basically Wiki-style) -- may be the best all-around dictionary app for content and functionality available in the app stores. The free version has banner ads at the bottom and Google ads embedded into entries with links, but these can be removed with a $1.99 in-app purchase." 

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34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf

34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
A collection of assistive technology & software that can be used for students with disabilities, such as Dragon Dictation, iTalk, Moody Me, Quizlet, etc.
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Use Weebly? Use Android? Try Weebly for Android

Use Weebly? Use Android? Try Weebly for Android | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Last week Weebly released a new Android app. The app doesn’t allow you to create new sites or edit the look of your site, but you can use it to create new blog posts. The free app also allows...
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Sky Map - Applications Android sur Google Play

Sky Map - Applications Android sur Google Play | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Sky Map transforme votre mobile Android en fenêtre ouverte sur l'univers. Open source et offert par Google.

Mots clés : planétarium, astronomie, carte du ciel

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A free Android app for your phone or tablet. With this app you can point find out what star, constellation, or planet you are observing at that time. Automatic mode - the app uses GPS data, compass data, date, and time- to determine where you are and what you are looking at.

Manual mode - explore the night sky almost in the same way as you use Google Earth to find a places on Earth.

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Mobile learning is being discussed in many forums and "apps" are so new, relatively speaking.This is an interesting take on their development.

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Samsung challenges Apple for educational market | Toronto Star

Samsung challenges Apple for educational market  | Toronto Star | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Worldwide tablet shipments continue to surge according to most recent estimates but only 10 per cent of U.S. teachers reported the use of tablets in class.
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4 Pics 1 Word game, Make your own to use in the classroom!

4 Pics 1 Word game, Make your own to use in the classroom! | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
After watching the whole of my tutor group playing 4 Pics 1 word app on their iPhones and iPods and getting very enthusiastic about finding out the answer I decided to try and use the concept of th...
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An interesting way to use the app to enhance student learning. There is an Android version of this tool.

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50 best apps for kids from 2013 that parents can trust

50 best apps for kids from 2013 that parents can trust | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
These iPhone, iPad and Android apps won't leave you with a big bill, but will provide stimulating education, creativity and entertainment for children. By Stuart Dredge
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Android 4 Schools

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Apps and Devices for Schools
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Another interesting and practical way to use currently available apps to assist student learning. The idea is one that could be adapted for many lessons.

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Bloomin' Apps

Bloomin' Apps | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!
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Kathy Schrock has put together some great lists of tools that address Bloom’s. Her site lists of Google specific Blooms tools, iPad/iPhone specific tools, and Android specific apps to support Bloom's revised taxonomy

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Some links to useful apps

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4 Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy Apps - Edudemic

4 Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy Apps - Edudemic | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Today, we're looking at some apps and web tools that address the Bloom's taxonomy objectives - helping bring Mr. Bloom into the 21st century.
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A few different visual guides some of which have Android apps too

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Catch – Capture Notes on Your Android Device and Desktop

Catch – Capture Notes on Your Android Device and Desktop | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Catch is a service that allows you to create bookmarks, text notes, voice notes, and images anytime you’re on the web. You can use Catch on Android and iOS devices. And now if you have an A...
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SyncSpace Shared Whiteboard - Applications Android sur Google Play

SyncSpace Shared Whiteboard - Applications Android sur Google Play | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
SyncSpace for Android provides a zoomable drawing space that can be shared in real time over the net, a sort of shared whiteboard. Turn on synchronization and send a l...
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Create drawings and documents on your android device. You can use free-hand drawing tools, typing tools or a combination of the two. They can then be sent to and synced with other users so that they can comment and edit.

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Grade 7 Vocab Audios and Pics - App Review

Grade 7 Vocab Audios and Pics - App Review | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Is Grade 7 Vocab Audios and Pics OK for your child? Read Common Sense Media's app review to help you make informed decisions.
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20 Evernote Search Features You Should Be Using

20 Evernote Search Features You Should Be Using | Android Apps in Education | Scoop.it
It’s one thing to use Evernote, but it’s entirely another thing to master Evernote. If you’re new to Evernote, I don’t want to come across like it’s something complicated – it’s not, in fact, it’s the complete opposite.
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Usefultips for getting the most out of evernote

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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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Gives some good info about the features of each and links

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