If your kids spend more time than you’d like on smartphones and tablets then why not take advantage of their love of technology and introduce them to some apps that will help them spend more time outdoors.
There are loads of apps that can help kids have more outdoor adventures. We’ve picked a few of our favourites.
Some iBooks in the Apple iBooks store include multimedia elements you can interact with, such as movies, diagrams, presentations, galleries, 3D objects, and more. But when you stumble across one of these multimedia iBooks, how do you navigate it?
There are a lot of changes in iOS 10, Apple's latest software update for the iPhone and iPad.
We've already shown you the biggest changes, like the new Messages app and improvements to the lockscreen. But there are plenty of smaller, more hidden features and tricks you probably don't know about.
For instance, did you know that Apple Music can show you song lyrics in iOS 10? Or that Apple Maps can remember where you parked your car?
pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list!
Looking for direction in the ever-expanding world of education technology?
You don't have to look hard to find education bloggers. But who are the true trend setters? EdTech is proud to spotlight some of the education industry’s most influential thought-leaders in our latest crop of the top K-12 IT bloggers.
These 50 blogs include veterans from years past, fresh picks from our editorial staff and nominations from our readers. This year, we've tried something new — dividing each blog into one of four categories to focus on where the bloggers’ expertise lies.
Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool
Rod Murray's insight:
Pedagogy and learning first. Tech second. A great checklist to help you choose apps for you and your students.
The popular Book Creator iPad app turns five years old this week. To celebrate its birthday the developers are discounting the app by 50% all week (September 19 – September 25, 2016). The discount even applies to those using the volume purchasing program.
Jackie Gerstein is an experienced educator who has been working as a classroom teacher and pre-service teacher trainer for years. With a background in experiential learning, Gerstein is excited about current trends in education that have more people excited to try project-based learning, maker education and other approaches that let students get hands-on with their learning.
She hopes all the excitement turns into robust, meaningful change in how mainstream teachers educate. To do that, she says it’s crucial that teachers not only focus on the materials and tools of a maker activity, but also carefully frame it and reflect upon it to make sure learning happens.
“If we don’t create a process of reflecting and framing them, then we are leaving learning up to chance,” Gerstein said on a panel about makerspaces hosted at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.
iPad provides great learning opportunities for students and when it comes to young learners possibilities are endless. iTunes app store is teeming with all kinds of apps with great educational potential for kids and young learners. However, sifting through the piles there can be time consuming. This is where collections such as the one below come in handy. This is basically a selection of some essential iPad apps you can use with you elementary students to enhance their learning and keep them engaged. We included apps covering different themes from doodling and drawing to creating animated videos and clips. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback. Enj
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First things first. As I started in my last periodic table post, it’s never just about the apps. End of. That said being guided around tried and tested apps from the classroom can be really h…
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"Below is a handy poster we have been working on over the last few days. The poster features what we think are basic and essential activities every teacher using iPad in their classroom should be able to do. For each of these activities (you can also consider them skills) we provided three apps to help you carry out the related activity. Apps selection is based on our previous reviews of hundreds of educational iPad apps. We invite you to have a look and share with us your feedback."
You can easily save any webpage to iBooks as a PDF file for later reading on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch by using a new feature built into the action sheet of iOS. This ability will create a PDF of the active web page and store it in iBooks in iOS, available for quick later access or offline viewing.
Who doesn’t love a great shortcut? If there’s an easier way to accomplish a task on my iPad or iPhone, I’m all for it. One of the apps I use the most on my iPad is Safari. From browsing the internet, to blogging on iPad Insight, to managing my finances, Safari on the iPad is a workhorse for me. There are many shortcuts that make your experience on Safari more enjoyable and easier to navigate., While some of these shortcuts might be known to many of us, hopefully you will find a few in this list that haven’t previously known.
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