It’s back-to-school season for most educators and this year, the TechSmith Education team is writing a series of blog posts with some ideas for the classroom. Today, we want to take a look at using video in the classroom.
Using Legos in the classroom is not a new concept at all. There are so many different classroom applications for the popular brightly colored bricks, and despite the myriad of uses, the go-to task for Legos is most often math.
When I first looked at Frolyc I thought it was a lesson planning tool. Somewhat like Khan Academy's mashable lesson plans or Mentor Mob's playlist of activities--or Knowmia's carefully-crafted ma...
Katherine Page Burdick's insight:
Perfect for the teacher who loves to create their own activities or foir the teacher who like to use teacher created activities. EVEN better for Open Content schools, OER and MOOCs. Create an on-the-spot test, or upload maps and have students trace trade routes. Templates give you the format, all that is left is your imagination to make it real! Enterprising teachers can place their created lessons up for sale. The best thing? IT'S FREE!
Here is a list of apps and sites to help kids get started programming, learning code, in elementary school and beyond. | Cargo-Bot, Lightbot - Programming Puzzles, Magento Go to Magento Community Edition Migration Services, Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share, i-LOGO, Hopscotch, Programming Designed for Everyone: coding for kids, Simduino, Move The Turtle. Programming For Kids, littleBits, and Teach Your Kids Tech Basics With Electronic Building Blocks
These are the 70 iPad apps I'm using on my STEM iPad cart. More curriculum is available on: http:/stem.wesfryer.com | Brushes 3, Audioboo, Instashare - Transfer files the easy way, AirDrop for iOS & OSX, i-nigma QR Code, Data Matrix and 1D barcode reader, Kidblog, Singing Fingers HD, All-Star Guitar, cascadr, Beatwave, and SpectrumView
First announced earlier this summer, the LEGO Fusion toys that blend the timeless bricks with iOS gaming are now available to purchase. Even though there are number of LEGO-themed games available on the App Store, the Fusion system is different.
"I just learned from Tony Vincent that Math Tools iPad app is now free for a limited time. It used to cost $4.99. Math Tools is a great Math app that is designed specifically to cater to the math needs of kids and preschoolers. Math Tools comprises a collection of familiar math learning tools that allow young learners to:
Learn to count Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and times tables Develop an understanding of number ideas and number values Create number bonds Learn to use and practice multibase and number bond theories Challenge themselves through setting numbers and operations to create complex equations"
They don't becaus ethere is no money to be made. Parenst will gladly pay $15 for a hardcover book but rarely for that same book as an app with many more features and that will be as new as the day you bought it no matter how many hands touch it..
This is an awesomely cool platform for special needs teachers and therapists. It lets you roster your students then assign them specific apps. Once they log on all they can see are the apps assigned to them. This cuts down on distractions and reinforces the skills they need to work on. Not only does the app come with 100 built-in apps specifically chosen for special needs students but you can also track student progress, email reports, and therapy logs and monitor IEPs. Too good to be true but it is!
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Ebooks are all the rage these days, and your iPad is a perfect device for reading them. Textbooks, too, are becoming de riguer for many students in college and even high school, as educators, schools, and publishers find a greater demand for electronic instructional materials.
But studying from a book requires interacting with the text at a greater level than just reading it, of course, as students need to keep track of specific passages, or comment on them as they relate to their learning or lecture notes. Most eReading apps, like Nook and Kindle, have these features as well, but iBooks definitely has the most well designed, so let’s take a look at how to use it to study with your electronic books."
Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live. You can now project PDF documents (such as exported PowerPoint or Keynote decks) to a computer on the same local network, then annotate them in real time, all from your iPad.
What is the future of the book? In this interesting but flawed piece from the New York Times, David Streitfeld notes that the 'book' is apparently "embedded so deeply in the collective unconsciousness that no one can bear to leave it behind".
He says much that has been produced digitally so far is hampered by skeuomorphism.