"Using an iPad is simple due to its intuitive interface, elegant touch interface, and user-friendly operating system.
Below we’ve listed 23 different tasks a teacher should be able to perform with their iPad. We’ve tried to focus on the basics, along with some typical tasks a teacher may be required to complete. We’ve also (roughly) arranged them from less complicated to more complicated, so consider yourself an Unofficial iPad “Basic Hacker” if you can get to the bottom. For more complex iPad tasks and functions, we’re doing a follow-up post. Stay tuned!"
From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...
A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...
Dealing with pre-teens and teenagers is tough. To survive, middle school teachers need to have a lot of tricks up their sleeves. The top 10 app for middle school teachers provide teachers with the tricks they need to keep students engaged and organized, thereby making working with middle school students much easier and more enjoyable.
We had a great reaction to our Top 7 YouTube Channels for Learning Math, and so we have listened to you guys and put together our favorite YouTube Science Experiment Channels. These channels are great to look through to get ideas for the classroom, and liven up a chemistry, biology or general science class.
As a high school theatre teacher, you dream of taking students to see shows on Broadway and engaging them in productions and readings of classic and contemporary plays. Unfortunately, funds are often limited and not only can you not take them to see high-end shows, you also often struggle to find a suitable performance space and quality works for them to perform. The 7 best apps for high school theatre teachers provide you a way to bring new dramatic experiences into the classroom for your students. Through the apps students will learn to express their creativity and also learn from some of the best in the world of theater.
Everyone has a story to tell, and gone are they days where you need an agent, a publisher and a bank balance to share your stories. Digital storytelling gives students a chance to share their thoughts and creativity with others, and is a great technique for helping them to unlock their artistic side and delve into their imagination.
If angles and planes confuse you or you have trouble finding volume and area, there’s an app for you. These top 8 apps for geometry provide interactive representations of geometrical concepts and activities to help geometry students build their skills. They’re ideal for students needing homework help and teachers who want to spice up instruction in the geometry classroom.
"A few weeks ago I posted here a poster on iPad basics which many of you have downloaded to use with their students in the class. Today, I am sharing with you another great resource on iPad. This is not a graphic but a quick reference card on everything you and your students need to know about iPad. From the hardware to networking features , this little manual can serve as a leading guide to a better manipulation of your iPad. I am not sure how much iPading you are doing in your classroom but whether you use iPad just occasionally or you adopt it as a consistent learning and teaching tool, the reference card below will definitely give you a hand in improving your iPad use. I suggest that you share it with your students and go through it with them section by section and make sure they understand it before they start using their iPads again.
Ask a student what the capital of Burkina Faso is and most will give you a blank stare. Most would be lucky to even tell you the continent the country is a part of. With these 8 must-have apps for geography, not only will students learn the capital of Burkina Faso (it’s Ouagadougou by the way), but they will learn a lot of geographical facts, as well as information that will help them navigate and better understand the world.
Teaching creative writing can be a lot fun, especially when it comes to reading the creative pieces your students write. However, getting them to come up with ideas for those pieces is often difficult. The top 8 apps for teaching creative writing give you multiple resources to help spark your students’ creativity.
Learning about earth science from a textbook is nothing like experiencing it in action. Through videos, pictures and other interactive material, students can better understand the concepts they are learning in earth science class. These top 7 apps for earth science teachers offer multiple ways for teachers to make the content of their earth science classes more interactive and engaging.
The old models of capturing great ideas—the hasty scribbling on a spare bit of paper—just don’t always translate to an increasingly electronic world. To capture these ideas, to plan a presentation, or to record a set of meeting notes, we are often left only with our computers or mobile devices. Many apps are now available that can capture those ideas, providing a multitude of options that are sure to increase your productivity.
Now that more and more classrooms are becoming digital it seems there’s a market for note taking apps over writing long hand. While there is some practical value to handwritten notes, like being able to use the margins and free space to jot down anything that seems helpful, many students now are proficient or extremely proficient when it comes to typing skills and may even be faster note taking through an app than through long hand. Students are living their lives through computers and tablets, so it only makes sense to eliminate the bulk of paper notebooks from their backpacks in favor of their multipurpose tablet. These 5 note taking apps go above and beyond the default notepad and make retaining information from the classroom both fun and extremely organized.
Even though older adults might still carry a negative association with video game consoles and devices, today’s technology is vastly different than it was 20 years ago. Apps have exploded on the scene, and while there are plenty of time wasting games available on the market, today’s offerings also include a wide range of affordable apps that enrich learning and allow for quick on-the-go play. Whether your child is waiting for the doctor or relaxing on a long car ride, the following apps are some of the best games that pack an educational punch.
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