A Simple iPad Model For Teaching by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we love models and frameworks. In a single visual, they describe how things work–context, function, potential, and interdependence.
Rhyme to Read - Complete Set of Books is a sight word book app for iPad that comes complete with 20 books to read filled with stories that revolve around basic word families. Each book focuses on a different word family. This app is great for emergent readers just beginning to use basic phonics.
The popular web platform Canva has recently released a great free app for iPad users. For those of you who are not yet familiar with Canva, this is a web tool that allows you to create beautiful visuals, posters, and flyers. The simplicity of Canva is what makes it a viable tool for using in class with students. You do not need to be a graphic designer to use Canva. All you need is a computer or iPad and internet connection. Canva provides you with a variety of pre-made templates and layouts that you can choose from to create your poster. It also provides numerous images and illustrations to use on your layout.
Joining the other updates pouring from Apple’s servers recently is one for iBooks Author 2.2, which brings some new templates, the capability to import from EPUBs, and a collection of other enhancements to the ebook authoring software.
Below I have compiled a list of what I think are the best FREE iPad apps for children in preschool through third grade with disabilities. This list focuses mainly on autism and building social skills as well as children with low fine motor skills, but the skills acquired from these apps can be beneficial to a wide variety of students, with and without disabilities.
“Time-lapse videos allow you to condense hours into seconds with stunning results, and with the arrival of iOS 8, your iPhone makes the process easier than ever. The feature is ideal for giving you a taste for the technique without having to process RAW photos, stitch frames, or render a final production. Today we'll be looking at getting the most…”
"When you begin a new iMovie project, you have a choice of creating a movie or a trailer. A trailer follows a template to create a Hollywood-style movie advertisement. iMovie for iOS has 14 trailer templates, and each has its own musical score and graphics. To make your own trailer, choose a template, insert your text, and fill each shot with a video or photo."
"Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8. Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in."
What iPad Apps are most useful for student learning and engagement? We have listed our top apps that promote CREATIVITY and ORIGINALITY. Please help rank the most useful, leave a comment, and add to this list of the BEST apps for art education!
After officially being announced earlier today at a special media event, OS X Yosemite can be downloaded now from the Mac App Store. Here’s the direct link. The free softwareupgrade is available for users running OS X 10.6.8 and above.