Today, I am sharing with you a set of some great iPad apps that are really good for language learning. The two basic skills emphasized here are reading and writing. I invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other titles to add to the list
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As an instructional technology facilitator my goal is to weave together digital tools to design engaging, interactive learning experiences that support all learners and encourage higher order thinking. Of course, in order to be useful for teachers, these learning experiences need to be aligned to standards, initiatives and hot edtech topics.
PowerPoint file and workshop handout from presentation made by Andrew Walsh on this topic in Oct. 2013. The handout, particularly, contains numerous valuable links and resources regarding the most current developments in this field. Very useful
From the session abstract:
"Games are ideally suited to the development of skills, often requiring players to problem- solve, plan, and critically consider strategies to win the game. These are core information literacy skills underlining their suitability for use in the development of information literacy skills we try to help our library users develop. Game based learning can be used in several aspects of information literacy instruction. These include introducing elements of play to encourage reflection on students’ learning; using digital and tabletop games to teach information literacy topics within more traditional information literacy instruction (such as the game SEEK!); and more in depth digital games that students interact with outside library teaching sessions.
"This session will cover some key ideas of game based learning and gamification and describe how these ideas may be used in information literacy instruction. It will include a range of examples, including those the presenter has implemented. These include an online library gamification project, Lemontree (http://library.hud.ac.uk/lemontree); and a range of non-digital information literacy games including SEEK!, a card game for improving search skills (http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/15377/). It will draw on experiences from workshops the presenter has facilitated, where librarians design and prototype their own information literacy games.
"The session attendees will learn how they may use games in information literacy instruction in their own institution and how they can create games either by themselves or in partnership with others."
Best Free Educational Android Apps For Children Newswire (press release) iStoryBooks provides the best free educational Android Apps for Children and lets users enjoy free interactive children's story books with audio.
New iPhone apps worth downloading: Speakaboos, Pocket Ranger Trophy ... Appolicious Today's haul of apps worth downloading starts with Speakaboos, a read-along storybook app for kids that packs lots of content for children learning to read.
"Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel."
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