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Storia: eReading app for kids

Storia: eReading app for kids | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Scholastic in agreement with Twin Sisters Productions is offering a selection of their musical and non-fiction books on Storia®, the teacher-recommended eReading app for kids.  A collection of books from Twin Sisters will be available on Storia, through Scholastic Book Clubs and Scholastic Book Fairs beginning in Spring 2013.

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Phonics Genius App

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One of the toughest challenges for any teacher charged with younger grades education is finding a way to teach phonics awareness while also keeping short attention spans engaged. “Phonics Genius,” a simple app for the iPad and iPhone, offers a way to do just that, as well as work on fluency and decoding skills that are all instrumental to literacy skills.

 
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The Future of Games in Education

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For today’s students, games are a more popular medium than television. Reaching and engaging them requires an innovative approach. This infographic from GameSalad explores the ways games have impacted the classroom and where the future may be headed.

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Champs of Numeria: Connect Four-Style Math App Game

Champs of Numeria: Connect Four-Style Math App Game | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
Evanced Games has launched its latest educational app for kids, Champs of Numeria. The Connect Four-style game is based on the award-winning Edupress board game, Math Dash.
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Chimply Marvellous Monkey Tales Educational Games

Chimply Marvellous Monkey Tales Educational Games | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
The award winning Monkey Tales Games is a sterling example of how to do this right, and have had highly positive feedback from teachers and students on the impact of the game for math proficiency.
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Randy Kulman's curator insight, January 23, 4:31 AM

Increase focus and task persistence.......and math abilities with the best educational games.

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Using Technology in the History Classroom for Project-Based Learning

Using Technology in the History Classroom for Project-Based Learning | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
Project-based learning in the history classroom has been a common pedagogical technique used by many teachers.
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Top 9 Apps and Tools for Learning Grammar

Top 9 Apps and Tools for Learning Grammar | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
If you ask students what their favorite subject is, it’s a rare kid who will say grammar. If you ask teachers the same question, it’s also a rare teacher who will say that s/he enjoys teaching grammar more than any other subject.
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Jim Harmon's curator insight, January 27, 2:06 PM

Not sure how I feel yet about strict grammar apps, but I do know most of my students struggle with conventions and I'm willing to spend some instructional time finding out if there is an imapct.

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Mecanika - Game For Science

Mecanika - Game For Science | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Game-based learning opportunities often help students to develop skills and apply knowledge that would otherwise remain too abstract, but few have evidence of their success. Mecanika, focused on developing student understanding of the principles of kinematics and dynamics, offers a unique, creative, and engaging way to see physics principles in practice.

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Teaching Kids to Code Through Battling Robots in ‘Hakitzu Elite’ App

Teaching Kids to Code Through Battling Robots in ‘Hakitzu Elite’ App | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Conceived by the London based Kuato Studios, Hakitzu Elite is the first of many planned titles from the studio that focuses on teaching kids STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills through gameplay. The learning-while-playing concept is fundamental to Kuato Studios’ philosophy to help kids (and interested adults) develop these important life skills.

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Tracie Hightower's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:11 AM

Great way to expose students to code through an engaging action-packed game.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, December 20, 2013 3:50 AM

Time to code and play games in the library! 

Baba A Baba's curator insight, January 28, 3:11 PM

centeric point , then expansion with pattern repeated 360 degrees

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15 Of The Best Social Bookmarking Tools For Educators

15 Of The Best Social Bookmarking Tools For Educators | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
Social bookmarking tools make the process of finding, organizing and sharing online resources much easier, and can also be put to use in a variety of ways within the classroom.
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50 Awesome Facts about Languages [Infographic]

50 Awesome Facts about Languages [Infographic] | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Do you know how many languages are currently spoken across the world? Or that there are endangered languages just like endangered species? 

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7 Fantastic Apps for Teaching Typography

7 Fantastic Apps for Teaching Typography | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

What better way to help kids explore the world of fonts than with mobile apps? With a host of handy apps available for a number of platforms, you are sure to find one that will keep you and your students happy. Our choice of apps include educational type apps, font resource apps, and apps that allow students to design with fonts.

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Immersive 3D Experiences For Classrooms With WorldViz CornerCave Virtual Reality System

Immersive 3D Experiences For Classrooms With WorldViz CornerCave Virtual Reality System | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

WorldViz has released the CornerCave Virtual Reality (VR) system, which turns nearly any room into an immersive 3D experience theater. It fits in the corner of a conference or class room, requires practically no footprint, and can operate on one or two walls.

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Gord Holden's curator insight, January 16, 10:49 AM

I've seen some examples of an entire room being transformed into what almost looks like a holodeck. I believe it was PlayStation technology. 

Eugene Love's curator insight, July 19, 9:31 AM

This article shows how VR could be economically integrated into a classroom using WorldViz technology. 

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The Science in Science Fiction

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Science fiction involves much more than one eyed-aliens, shiny robots and fantastical spaceships. In fact, many of the most outlandish pieces of science fiction have their basis in scientific facts. At the heart of a science fiction novel is the question, “what if?”  What if we lived on another planet? What if robots had human characteristics? What if a strain of bacteria grew and infected the world?

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Social Learning Platform eduClipper Releases iPad App

Social Learning Platform eduClipper Releases iPad App | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
eduClipper, the social learning platform for teachers and students to curate, create and share educational content, is now available for free on the iPad through Apple’s App Store.
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9 Apps and Tools for Teaching Physics

9 Apps and Tools for Teaching Physics | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Physics is one of the most difficult subjects for students to learn and an incredibly difficult one for teachers to find quality apps for use in the classroom. With tools for a variety of ages, this list will hopefully help students solidify their skills and teachers diversify their instructional tool kit.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, February 4, 8:27 AM

Great tools for teaching science in your classroom.  

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Common Core Failure

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Besteducationdegrees.com have put together this informative infographic on the failure of Common Core in schools. 

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Padlet in the Classroom

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Padlet is an online resource, free to anyone, that allows you to create “walls” where you can gather content. You can customize the background of the walls you create and onto which you drag and drop (or upload) files, images, and multimedia content so that, at a glance, you can see everything that you have collected.

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Slice It! Math App Review

Slice It! Math App Review | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Slice It! is a sneakily simple and completely engaging way of teaching users of all ages to visualize geometric figures. The goal of Slice It! is really quite simple: cut the provided shape into whatever number of pieces the level asks for, with just the number of lines the level offers you. Oh, and just to keep it interesting: make all of the pieces EQUAL.

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How 3D Printing Can Really Be Incorporated into Schools

How 3D Printing Can Really Be Incorporated into Schools | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
3D printing really does sound more like a plot point in a science fiction film than an implementable educational tool, but it’s swiftly becoming an accessible option to educators everywhere.
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9 Infographic Tools For Data Visualization in the Classroom

9 Infographic Tools For Data Visualization in the Classroom | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:43 AM

Here are some tools both teachers, students and others can use when you want to focus visually on the key connections.

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10 Serious Games From The ClarkChart

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The ClarkChart has been hailed as the IMDB of the Educational Simulation and Serious Game Industry. Created by renowned serious games pioneer and award winner author Clark Aldrich, the website is the fastest growing database of educational sims and serious games available on the market.

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Introducing Tablets To Your Class

Introducing Tablets To Your Class | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Tablets can be a great way to aid instruction and learning in a classroom, but they must be used effectively with careful planning and background thought. Getting to grips with tablets starts on day one with how tablets are introduced in the classroom.

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7 Great Dictionary and Thesaurus Apps

7 Great Dictionary and Thesaurus Apps | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Words on the go… this has to be one of the best uses for smart phone apps out there. Having words, definitions, pronunciations, and synonyms at your fingertips is one of the marvels of the modern age. Check out the following list of some of the best ones you’ll find.

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3 Learning Tools of The Future

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Learn more about learning tools of the future and how they might be used by future students
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Top 5 Anatomy and Physiology Apps

Top 5 Anatomy and Physiology Apps | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Surprisingly, there are quite a few anatomy and physiology apps available on the market. Not all are created equal, however. Some have such poor illustrations, there is little advantage to having the app versus looking at the pages of a book. A few, however pop out with greatness, with images in vivid color, rich with detail, and explanations that are valuable.

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