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Top 7 Apps for Earth Science Teachers

Top 7 Apps for Earth Science Teachers | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
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.

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

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Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 23, 5:18 AM

What a great way to make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Clyp.it - Create Short Audio Recordings Online, on iOS, or Android

Free Technology for Teachers: Clyp.it - Create Short Audio Recordings Online, on iOS, or Android | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
Earlier this week Larry Ferlazzo wrote a good post about how he is using Clyp.it to have his ELL students create and share short audio recordings. His post even includes an example from a student. I had not heard of Clyp.it prior to reading Larry's post so I had to try it out.

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 31, 11:48 AM

Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:38 AM

These all look good - much easier than using a combination of tools! Remember copyright though!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 22, 10:57 AM

Para capturas sobre páginas web (além de edição e anotações sobre as capturas) a extensão Fireshot (browsers Chrome e Firefox) é, para já, imbatível.

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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015 | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day


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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:08 AM
Worth a try
Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, December 25, 2014 12:41 PM

Might be useful for reading

 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, December 26, 2014 9:53 PM

Some great habits to pick in the new year. 

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:55 AM

Kathy Schrock rocks.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:56 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

Fiona Tavares's curator insight, January 5, 11:00 AM

Including use of Tellagami 

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A Framework for Differentiation

A Framework for Differentiation | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

"Differentiation is adjusting and modifying what skills and concepts student learn, what materials the use, and/or how their learning is assessed based on the needs of the students.

Our students are not all the same, so we cannot expect that teaching a lesson one way will reach every student."


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Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:57 PM

These differentiation flowcharts will prompt teachers to make good decisions around scaffolding of student learning.  

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 17, 2014 7:08 PM

Check out concepts, assessments, and activities for differentiation...

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 25, 2014 8:02 AM

Excellent resources for your teaching and learning environments. Thank you Mayumi for sharing.

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MyScript MathPad for Equations - ClassTechTips

MyScript MathPad for Equations - ClassTechTips | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
MyScript Calculator is one of my favorite apps but middle school and high school teachers might want to check out MyScript MathPad. It can handle higher level equations including trigonometry and logarithms.  This super cool, free app turns your handwriting into numerals and solves the equations in front of your eyes.  Definitely check out this powerful math tool!

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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, November 7, 2014 5:01 AM

La nétiquette ... version augmentée !

Pamela Hills's curator insight, November 18, 2014 5:24 PM

 This is something had not thought about. The digital world has changed many things And this is one we have over looked .

Qwertynomics's curator insight, November 29, 2014 4:32 PM

I love this Digital Citizenship Infographic. It is nice and clean and would look great in any classroom. 

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Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math

Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, September 10, 2014 4:26 AM

Not an app but close enough - love it.

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, September 12, 2014 7:52 PM

In addition to using Lego for maths, I've taken my sons (extensive) Lego collection into History and Society & Culture to have the students (high school) demonstrate their understanding of concepts such as globalisation, communism, nationalism, capitalism. Worked really well and classes sooo happy. 

 

Having been broken up into groups and given a concept each, They created cities or environments demonstrating the concept then talked the rest of the class through. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 2014 4:06 PM

Fantastic ideas for using lego in mathematics. Simple hands on tasks.

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Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software.

Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software. | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:15 AM

I am using screencast-o-matic currently, but this appears to have many similar functions and may be a way for you to investigate a screen recording product

tom jackson's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:16 AM

I am using screencast-o-matic currently, but this appears to have many similar functions and may be a way for you to investigate a screen recording product

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 2014 9:00 AM
General information

Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment. This program is a perfect tool when the users need to create:

  • Video clips
  • Video lectures
  • Video presentations
  • Game video records
  • Online video records
  • Records of video and audio conversations

Screen recorder software allows each user to make unique high-quality screen records and share them with other users on the web. Users don’t have to register or pay fee to use Screen Recorder.

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

"n less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing."

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz38DAMUBd0"


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 25, 2014 2:54 PM

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 2014 10:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

Barbara Paola Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 2014 2:06 PM

add your insight...

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 5, 2014 2:51 AM

Time for drills.... always useful!! Worth a look

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:10 PM

Several of these cost, but some are free. I like Story Creator and it is free.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:45 PM

I've been looking for some recommendations on book apps for ages - here are 15!

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2014 2:50 PM

Voilà de quoi créer de belles histoires pour tous les âges.

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Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

Code Blast is an excellent coding app that has gone free today for a limited period of time. This app is designed to provide young learners and kids with a solid initiation into the world of programming concepts and problem solving.

Code Blast teaches kids coding through fun and engaging activities consisting of programming a rocket to reach its final destination without being damaged by UFOs and other electric barriers found in its course. In running the mission, kids get to develop a series of key programming concepts and thinking skills such as : precise and accurate programming, forward planning to solve anticipated problems, ordering instructions sequentially and many more.


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asli telli's curator insight, February 15, 12:42 AM

another fun and engaging appi for Coder Kids:)

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 16, 12:52 AM

This looks good- think about how it could be adapted to Social Sciences and Humanities. learning to code is just the first step

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 16, 1:11 PM

General ed teachers: let's try this!

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, February 6, 5:08 AM

"The first rule is so important, it’s RULE 0.… The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now. Soon, the new thing will be better than the old thing will be." Seth Godwin

 
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2:19 PM

gosto da premissa que tecnologia não endereça/resolve necessidades emocionais, básicas na pirâmide aqui ilustrada.


A hierarquia tecnológica de segurança, sociabilização, cognição, estética, etc é um excelente passo a passo para utilização da tecnologia como ferramenta de aprendizagem.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:19 PM

This is a project which is ongoing. Maslow, like others i.e. Ellul, had reservations about computers, but his work is important in their uses.

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16 Habits of Mind Essential for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

16 Habits of Mind Essential for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

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Duolingo Is The Most Popular Educational App of 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Duolingo Is The Most Popular Educational App of 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:

 

Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 19, 2014 2:51 PM

This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

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An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity

An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
n a 1:1 classroom, I regretted not having a digital contract developed with my students last year. There were many times last year where I wished I had something to pull out of my files and point to when a student wasn’t being responsible with their iPads. Thankfully I have this year to make changes! I wanted a contract that showed some student character to it so that it meant something to them. I think it’s very important that the contract isn’t pre-made by the teacher. Here’s how I started:

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 6, 2014 4:05 PM

I wish I was so organised

Ruth

jordank's curator insight, November 6, 2014 6:39 PM

This is a cool idea! It is visual and easy to draw students' attention to when you need to. Kat

Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:32 AM

Good idea.  Our students will be receiving Chromebooks rather than iPads,  but this would apply to them as well.

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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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10 Terrific Ways to Use One iPad or iPhone in the Classroom | Scholastic.com

10 Terrific Ways to Use One iPad or iPhone in the Classroom | Scholastic.com | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

eiOne iPad? Lots of students? No problem! Check out these super sites and apps. Learn how to connect an inexpensive adapter ($29), or dongle to your iPad to project content for the whole class. 
 

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Only got one device you can use with your students? There's still a lot you can do.

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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

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Top 10 Free Apps for Physical Science - Updated with new apps! Now 15 FREE! - Smart Apps For Kids

Top 10 Free Apps for Physical Science - Updated with new apps! Now 15 FREE! - Smart Apps For Kids | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
One of the buzzwords at FETC was STEM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. These of course are the subjects kids need to learn if they want be employed in years to come. We've done a good job highlighting math apps and have had several recent reviews this...
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Every child's iPad should have these on them at some point.

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4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding - We Are Teachers

4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding - We Are Teachers | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

"If your class is like mine, the kids are always talking about playing video games! Rather than discouraging that interest, I want to harness it to encourage a higher level of thinking in my class. That is exactly what happens when kids explore coding. I love watching their faces as they try to process that people have to "tell" technology what to do in order for a game to work. 

For many kids, the thought of creating games is even more exciting than playing them. Supporting their interest in gaming is important because the process of coding promotes problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Below I have listed four apps that are great places to start learning about coding with young kids. '


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Ionel Nedelcu's curator insight, July 2, 2014 5:38 AM

Învaţă să programezi!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 4:23 PM

Games don't grow on trees. They have to be created by a human droid that writes thousands and thousands lines of code. Ask your class,"If you want to make video games when you grow up, raise your hand "? I'd bet as you glance around the room, most of your students' hands would be up. Coding is the source that makes it all possible. Introducing coding concepts at an early age also makes it easier to learn-- much like learning a foreign language as a kid is easier than learning as an adult. These apps are free and can provide a platform to at least introduce the beginning concepts of gaming. What should the character be doing, how do I end the story, who saves the princess, etc. One I've used in my classroom is Daisy the Dinosaur.