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The best educational apps for kids, plus educational technology news and reviews.
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iTutor to Introduce Online Learning Management System

iTutor to Introduce Online Learning Management System | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

After unveiling a new look and feel for its website back in February of this year, iTutor hasn’t skipped a beat in the ongoing development of its online tutoring platform. The company announced yesterday an impending release date of mid-May for its online learning management system. “The LMS will bridge the gap between what students need to know and what administrators and parents want to know,” says iTutor VP Marketing, Thomas Lippolis.

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Boo Radley or Katniss Everdeen: Who's Motivating Kids to Read?

Boo Radley or Katniss Everdeen: Who's Motivating Kids to Read? | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

What do The Hunger Games, required reading lists, and state standards have in common? According to the largest annual report of its kind, all three have a huge impact on what today’s students are reading. With the increased influence of popular culture, the report also finds that students are increasingly choosing books with lower text complexity, a concern for many educators.

 

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New i Learn With App Teaches Children About Nutrition and Healthy Eating

New i Learn With App Teaches Children About Nutrition and Healthy Eating | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Tribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company and developer behind the award winning PBS KIDS PLAY! online learning program, announces its latest app, i Learn With Bo: Nutrition! - now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Cyberbullying and E-Safety Facts [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration

Cyberbullying and E-Safety Facts [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Cyberbullying is a hot topic in many schools, and this infographic from Osiris Educational gives some startling facts from a student survey, and their experiences with cyberbullying.

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Getting a Grip on Good Grammar

Getting a Grip on Good Grammar | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

We’ve all done it — misplaced an apostrophe, confused “their” with “there” or “they’re,” mismatched subject and pronoun, or left a participle dangling. Is it really such a big deal?

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Top 5 Ways to Know if Online Learning is Right for You

Top 5 Ways to Know if Online Learning is Right for You | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

K12 Inc has made available a free, fast interactive tutorial to help gauge whether online schooling would be a good fit for a family. Online schooling differs from traditional schools in that classes do not take place in a building, but rather at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. Students typically take courses online from their teachers via web classes, with added instruction by phone and e-mail, plus support from a parent or other responsible adult.

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“Submit” Moving Cyberbullying Documentary Released

“Submit” Moving Cyberbullying Documentary Released | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

It’s becoming more and more common that teachers are having to deal with the fall out from cyberbullying in classrooms. ‘Submit’, a recently released documentary on the stories of families affected by cyberbullying is a stark and poignant tale of how technology can be used in emotionally harmful ways. It documents the shared experiences and testimonials of victims, survivors and experts expose the rapidly growing, dark world of cyberbullying. The film has since been selected for the Atlanta Film Festival.

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‘A is for Ampere’ Teaching Kids Electronics with Adafruit

‘A is for Ampere’ Teaching Kids Electronics with Adafruit | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

A new web series for teaching kids all about electronics ‘Circuit Playground’ has just been launched by online electronics learning website Adafruit. The first video ‘A is for Ampere’, features a friendly robot, Adabot who learns all about what amperes are, and why they are important for electronics. This is a good video that would supplement young kids electronics and science learning.

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Happy Geese: A New iPad Gaming App for Children with Autism

Happy Geese: A New iPad Gaming App for Children with Autism | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, Appically has launched Happy Geese, a new gaming app specially designed for children with special needs that runs on iPad and iPad mini. Happy Geese is an innovative app that offers an easy and accessible version of the classic board games of Snakes & Ladders and The Game of the Goose.

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The History Of Classroom Technology [Infographic]

The History Of Classroom Technology [Infographic] | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

From the days of Skinners teaching machine to smartphones and tablets, technology in education has come a long way! Check out this infographic from the University of Phoenix.

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Education Portal Offers 13 Free AP Courses to Help High School Students Ace Their Exams

Education Portal Offers 13 Free AP Courses to Help High School Students Ace Their Exams | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Education Portal, a Silicon Valley start-up that develops free online courses that lead to real college credit, today added 13 Advanced Placement (AP) courses to its roster of over 40 college courses. The AP courses are designed to help high school students pass the upcoming AP exams in May.

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iversity – a platform to develop your own MOOC

iversity – a platform to develop your own MOOC | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

The iversity open course platform provides a structured course environment that features multimedia teaching materials, assessment features to keep students engaged and provide them with feedback, and a discussion board where students can engage in peer-to-peer learning.

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Dictionary.com Breathes New Life into an Old Friend with "Thesaurus Rex"

Dictionary.com Breathes New Life into an Old Friend with "Thesaurus Rex" | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Dictionary.com have announced the release of Thesaurus Rex, now available for iPhone and iPad. The app is the latest addition to Dictionary.com’s growing collection of fun, useful and educational resources, and will complement an online version which is set to launch in May 2013.

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Teachers Needed! UNESCO Interactive Infographic

Teachers Needed! UNESCO Interactive Infographic | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

The supply of teachers is failing to keep pace with the demand for primary education. According to the latest UIS data, the world needs to create 1.7 million new teaching posts by 2015 to reach Universal Primary Education (UPE). In addition, 5.1 million teachers are expected to leave the profession and must be replaced.  In total, 6.8 million teachers will be needed to ensure every child’s right to basic education.

 
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Pop Culture in Education

Pop Culture in Education | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Launching our fourth issue of the AvatarGeneration iPad magazine, we focus on using popular culture in education, and give our readers hints, tips and links to the most innovative popular cultural resources on the web for teachers.

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Jess's curator insight, October 19, 2015 7:52 PM

I hope this will be a useful resource for pop culture in the classroom.

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Best Practices For Creating An Online Course

Best Practices For Creating An Online Course | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

To help you create the best online courses, ProProfs have come up with an awesome infographic on the “Best Practices For Creating An Online Course“, which provides you answers to these 3 critical questions...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:41 PM

A neat infographic brings this to life

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Scholastic Launches 6 new products for Common Core Math and Reading programs

Scholastic Launches 6 new products for Common Core Math and Reading programs | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Bringing together leading cognitive scientists, instructional experts in reading and mathematics, cutting-edge game and app designers and adaptive technology innovators, Scholastic Education is transforming the K-12 classroom with six breakthrough programs designed to help all students reach Common Core proficiency – no matter their starting point.

 
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Barobo Launches 3D Printed Robot Kit

Barobo Launches 3D Printed Robot Kit | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Barobo, Inc., an innovator of educational robotics, have announced the launch of the Mobot-A robot kit, a 3D printed robot for schools in need of educational application for their 3D printers.

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Transforming Science Education

Transforming Science Education | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

People who understand science and technology are smarter, more competitive, more productive, and more engaged global citizens. Check out this infographic from the Smithsonian Science Education Center.

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10 Ways to Inspire Your Colleagues As An Educator

10 Ways to Inspire Your Colleagues As An Educator | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

A recent story on The Onion, the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. In “Inspirational English Teacher Cancelled out by Every Other Teacher at School,” the problem of teacher burnout is readily apparent:

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Innovative New App Teaches Kids the Joys and Responsibilities of Pet Care

Innovative New App Teaches Kids the Joys and Responsibilities of Pet Care | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

A new mobile app by Startled Cat, Inc. and the SPCA of Wake County, NC is a fun, interactive way to for kids to learn about pet care, encourage adoption, and save puppies’ lives. Can a mobile app help save the lives of puppies by educating, encouraging adoption, and teaching children values such as compassion, respect, responsibility, and empathy?

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Kidaptive Releases New Educational Appisode for Leo's Pad Preschool App

Kidaptive Releases New Educational Appisode for Leo's Pad Preschool App | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Following the worldwide success of the first and second Leo’s Pad apps for iPad, Kidaptive has released the next animated appisode of the Leo’s Pad Preschool Kids Learning Series. Stanford-trained educators have teamed up with an Emmy-award winning director and feature film animators to create this highly acclaimed series of adaptive learning apps. The animated stories follow the adventures of eight-year-old friends: Leo ( Leonardo da Vinci ), Gally (Galileo), and Marie (Curie) . In appisodes 1 and 2, the friends construct a telescope and build a rocket to travel through space while learning valuable skills, which are assessed by the app.

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Amazing 24 Piece iPad Performance In School

Amazing 24 Piece iPad Performance In School | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

An oldie but a goodie… This video shows how music educationalists Store Van Music, conduct a 24 piece iPad performance in a school. A great idea made amazing through using technology and collaborative group work.

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LurnQ Social Learning Platform: How we learn

LurnQ Social Learning Platform: How we learn | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

LurnQ is an online social learning platform for learners and teachers. Users can create, share and find lessons on a variety of interesting topics.

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EggMania: Interactive eBook from ManiaTales

EggMania: Interactive eBook from ManiaTales | Educational Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Sherry and Stephen Maysonave have developed a new ebook series, ManiaTales, that combines interactive storytelling and lexical humor to stimulate children’s imaginations. The first ebook in the series to launch is ‘EggMania: Where is the Egg in Exactly?’, an enhanced ebook aimed at children ages 6-12.

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