"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."
From zombies to cryptography, there are a ton of awesome free online courses you should consider taking this Fall. They're all free, run by entertaining and educational (edutainment anyone?) teachers who will teach you a bit more than you expected.
"For Babble's annual roundup of the 50 best apps for kids, we looked at some basic criteria that you and your family might also consider before downloading an app. Every app we tested had to have received an age-appropriate rating ("4+" in Apple's case; "Everyone" in Google's). We also considered whether the app allowed parents to participate in, or at least oversee, whatever their kids were doing onscreen. In addition, even if the apps were designed to do nothing more than keep kids busy while you're in line at the store, there had to be some positive or educational element to them."
The Incredible Art Department is for art teachers, art students, parents, homeschoolers and artists. Math and Art lesson, Grade 2. Easily adaptable to stencils and pastels. Story problems for older grades.
ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.
"Creatorverse is an awesome new and FREE app available for your IOS or Android device. You can make your creations come to life with this app- the objects you add and create have physical properties that you can set in motion. The objects you design can bounce, roll, accelerate, and more. Users can build simple machines and games and designs can be shared so you can play with other users' creations too. Watch the video to see the app in action:"
"Pad is a versatile tool that can be used like a Swiss Knife, you mention it and there is an app for it. One of the cognitive areas we can improve through the use of iPad is creativity. There are several excellent apps out there that are specifically designed to unleash learners creativity, drawing and painting tools are some of them. Having access to apps is one thing but using them effectively is another thing and that's where a practical guide such as the one below comes in handy."
With the rise of the blended learning model of education, video is becoming an increasingly important medium for instruction. The essential components of blended learning - such as flipped classrooms, MOOCs and “Bring Your Own Device” programs - are facilitated by video instruction to ensure the personalization and flexibility of a digitized education system.
"Here's a list of art education apps I've gotten from IEAR, I.e.a.r. is short for i-education apps review: a website dedicated to using apps in an educational way. I've also posted some from The Teaching Palette (her blog: http://theteachingpalette.com/2009/08/03/30-best-iphone-apps-for-art-teachers/ ) All the apps listed art education related, so if you have the chance check them out, and even better than that, if you have access to ipads for your classroom, have your students check them out!"
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