I first saw Blippar at Bett 2015 and the content they showed off back then was pretty amazing. I’ve played with Blippbuilder which is a great platform for creating AR content. However the release of their first Education Blipps (you can find them here) is very exciting! The one that really grabbed my attention, naturally, was the volcano Blipp.
With only a few more chapters to go in Andy Weir’s The Martian and the recent news of water on Mars, outer space has been on my mind more than usual. If your students are curious about the moon, planets, or space travel, they’ll want to check out these fantastic apps for the iPad. Each one will help students explore outer space as they read informational text, view video clips, and interact with the content on their screen. These apps can inspire young scientists and take students on a virtual trip beyond the walls of your classroom!
Below is a collection of some very good iPad apps for creating educational movie slideshows with students. You can use your selected photos, add a video and/or a soundtrack and mix all together in a beautiful and engaging slideshow. While features provided differ from one app to the other, most of these apps let you use existing photos and videos to create animated slideshows.
Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For students who are into making new creations, these terrific apps and other digital products can help them develop their creative chops.
"When we're reviewing educational apps, we find that the toughest academic subject to find high quality educational apps for is Social Studies. It seems like there must be a million drill-and-kill flag apps, but really strong instructional content is much more rare than we'd like. To make your hunt for high quality geography apps a bit easier, today we're sharing our 10 top rated geography apps.
These apps have stronger instructional design than the bulk of the geography apps on the market that we've seen. Hope they're helpful to you in finding resources and helpful to your kids for learning geography!
As we all know, it's difficult to find toys and apps that are educational for our kids. Tiggly has a line of educational toys and games for kids, and I recently took Tiggly Shapes for a spin with my two-year-old.
It’s Halloween, and that means time for fun and a few playful pranks placed into our daily routines. Many Ed apps have updates that include holiday play, so you may want to take a peek in the update section on your devices. By seasonally updating their apps, developers provide something new and help to generalize skills. So go ahead, try on new identities and keep the exploration and discovery at its peak with these Spooktacular apps.
Over the last 100 years in teaching, how much has changed? Could you take a teacher from 1915 and drop them into a modern classroom? Apart from the strange haircuts and unfamiliar clothes they’d barely notice the difference, because the majority of school is still lecture driven. The teacher stands at the front, disseminating knowledge to the students. Now undertake the same scenario but with a surgeon. Bring a surgeon forward 100 years and it’s a different story. In a modern operating room our time traveller would be overwhelmed with sights and sounds. This is because technology has revolutionised surgery.
MOBILE METRICS REPORT iOS vs. Android Development in 2015 A Ship.io Study for Mobile App Developers, Testers, and Product Managers Published August 2015DISTRIBUTION OF IOS VS ANDROID APPS WITH INTEREST IN MOVING TO CLOUD CI Of all developers surveyed with an interest in Cloud CI, but not necessarily using CI systems today, the majority (50%) are only focused on iOS—ignoring Android altogether. Other developers are focused on both platforms, with a small minority focusing only on Android.PUBLIC vs PRIVATE APPS Developers with an interest in CI are overwhelmingly building apps for Google Play and the App Store. Only a small fraction of these developers are building apps for internal use, or with a limited number of customers. Many of these internal-facing app teams have smaller app teams and longer release cycles, presumably diminishing their need and interest in continuous integration systems.iOS developers commit code more frequently. Of the top 40 apps with the most frequent commits
Since the iPad in education continues being the number one requested topic on our polls. On this next post, on our ongoing series we’ll examine some of the top iPad presentation tools for the classroom.
I’ll take you through a list of 15 essential iPads apps for teachers (and students) to use — to help inspire learning, engagement and interaction. And share my insights into what type of projects and solutions these apps help to solve.
En este artículo se presentan las conclusiones y los materiales elaborados a partir de un proyecto de investigación en la acción desarrollado en torno al uso educativo de las tabletas durante el curso 2014-2015 con un grupo de alumnos/as de 6º de Primaria en el CEIP. Virgen de los Volcanes de Lanzarote. Esta iniciativa ha sido posible gracias a la dotación de tabletas y apoyos recibidos por parte del proyecto TSP (Tecnologías al Servicio de las Personas) coordinado y promovido por el Área de Tecnología Educativa de la Consejería de Educación, Universidades y Sostenibilidad del Gobierno de Canarias. La difusión de esta experiencia está dirigida a docentes de todos los niveles educativos interesados en desarrollar un proyecto de uso educativo de tabletas en su aula incluyendo material formativo de apoyo.
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