A few days ago we shared with you a new Google feature that allows you to easily fact check online content. Today, we are sharing with you 10 good tips that will enable you to critically assess the veracity and credibility of online content (e.g. news stories). These are guidelines Facebook Help Centre provided for it users to help them spot fake news. However, these tips can also apply to any other type of content. Students can use them to evaluate digital content and enhance their critical reading comprehension. We have embedded these tips into the visual below so you can print and share with your students in class.
Seedling Comic Studio is an iPad app for making comic books. By combining photographs with backgrounds and stickers, students can tell their own stories. Graphic novels and comic books are fantastic ways to get students excited about reading. If you’re looking to keep students interested in the writing process, a comic book can be a great final project for a narrative, opinion, or informational piece of writing.
Organizing photos into albums is super easy on iOS, but even if you do that a lot, things get pretty unwieldy. Thankfully, you can put those albums inside folders, but creating one is a little hidden away. Finer Things in Tech found it by long-pressing the + button.
If recent predictions are to be believed, the podcasting scene will explode in 2016. For me, that’s great to hear because I am a big fan of podcasts, but it is also great news for teachers who are looking for new ways for their students to communicate their ideas and reach a global audience. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best apps for podcasting on the iPad.
This week’s pick is Photomath – Camera Calculator by MicroBlink Ltd. Photomath is an application that uses your iPad or iPhone’s camera to take a picture of math problems you would like solved. The amazing result is a detailed step-by-step answer neatly presented for your convenience. In addition, you can also use the recently updated math keyboard to edit or manually enter math problems you would like solved.
Many Mac users rely on their iPhone as their primary digital camera, but even if you have a separate camera, or use a variety of memory cards stuffed with images, you may wish to copy pictures from any of those devices directly into the Photos app of OS X. Importing images from any camera, iPhone, iPad, Android, or memory card directly into Photos app is really easy, so if you like using the Photos app as your picture management software, you’ll be happy to know that regardless of the device type, it’s a quick process to copy the pictures directly into Photos app with little effort.
I'm often approached by educators looking for the best iPad app. While my students have their favourite go to apps, what works for my students may not work for theirs. In fact even my own students can't decide which app is best because each has their own preference depending on what they are trying to do. It's far less about the specific app, then what that app can do to show learning.
For me, the beauty of the iPad and more specifically the apps available for it, is that it allows my students to create, and show their learning in ways that work best for them. For this reason I have created an iTunes U course titled Show What You Know with iPad: Using an iPad to Create and Self Assess in the Early Years. This is a free course but does require an iOS device to access it through iTunes U . It can be downloaded onto an iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
This FREE iTunes U course explores five open-ended creative apps including Skitch, Popplet, Book Creator, Draw and Tell, and Explain Everything. The course walks the reader through how to use these specific apps and provides examples of how the various apps can been used in a variety of content areas. The course makes you think about how these apps can work best for your students' learning."
This week’s pick is Notability by Ginger Labs. Notability is a Productivity application that makes note-taking and PDF annotation simple and enjoyable. Recently selected as an Apple Editors’ Choice on the iPad, iPhone, and Mac, Notability also was recently recognized as the best selling paid productivity app of 2015–their 3rd year in a row! Now, for a limited time, it is on sale at 83% off, for only $0.99! You will not find a better productivity app for note taking, lecture and meeting recording, PDF annotating, sketching or drawing–especially a single app that includes all these capabilities and more.
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.
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