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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Technology | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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11 Storyboarding Apps To Organize & Inspire Young Writers

11 Storyboarding Apps To Organize & Inspire Young Writers | Technology | Scoop.it

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For students who dread writing class, a blank page can look a lot like a ten-foot monolith; an imposing, empty slate towering over their homework list. Visual storytelling is one way to break students out of writer’s block, and storyboarding apps are a pre-packaged strategy you can use to bring images to the narrative. Whether your students are afraid of writing or you’re simply looking for a way to break up a brainstorming session, these 10 storyboarding apps for iOS and Android devices can help inspire–and organize–students of any age.

 

The best part might be the flexibility of these apps. While they can be used for strict storyboarding in the creation of fiction, they can also be used for other tasks, including documenting project-based learning, sharing assignments, or capturing research notes."


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 6, 2013 11:40 AM

Thanks to Chris Carter

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Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder! | Technology | Scoop.it

"FluencyFinder http://www.fluencyfinder.com/ the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update.  

What is FluencyFinder?  FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1st-8th).  This is done by printing out a Reading passage (6 per grade level w/ more on the way) and then having the student read while following along on an iOS device (iPad/iPhone).  The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake.  When the student is finished the teacher will end the timer and then press the finish assessment button to get instant real-time results.  These detailed results will include WPM, word counts, number of mistakes and more."


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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:00 PM

this looks good but it needs to be available for android

Gabrielle Dunn's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:49 PM

This a great tool that teachers can use in the classroom to assess reading fluency. The app will provide information on where mistakes were made which will allow teachers to get a more detailed report on a students reading ability. This can then go on to determine reading groups in the classroom and will allow the teacher to work with students to improve in areas they struggle with.

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RoomRecess | Educational Games for Kids & Elementary Students

RoomRecess | Educational Games for Kids & Elementary Students | Technology | Scoop.it
Free educational online games for children. Our games reinforce the skills that are vital to elementary students. We offer many math and reading games.

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Audrey's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:41 PM

These educational games can really help youngsters use their brains.

 

Sharla Shults's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:27 PM

Games are what they are...games. Making them relevant and an addition for enhancement is the key AFTER appropriate strategies for learning are in place. What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree?

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 7:51 AM

Geared for elementary students, there's a few flash type games that can help students with spelling, writing, and math. For review purposes, I tried Shot Clock. I just so happen to love basketball. It offers addition, subraction, multiplication, or division problems. After the question is displayed, you must use the answer to know which basket to shoot at. Not to toot my own horn or anything but I had today's highest score with 41 points. Can you beat it? Pics or it didn't happen...

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A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it

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22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic

22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic | Technology | Scoop.it
For many teachers that I’ve spoken with recently, back to school is a stressful time. Not only because of the inherent stresses, but because many take the opportunity of a new year and a clean slate to try out some new things. We’ve been trying to bring you a lot of handy tips and tricksthis month for you to fill your educational toolkit, and this handy Google+ cheat sheet fits right in with helping you understand some of the ins and outs of Google+ by offering up some of the most useful Google+ shortcuts you’ve ever seen. From explaining things users commonly want to do to keyboard shortcuts, you’re sure to find something here that you didn’t know before! Keep reading to learn more.

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Andy Kenworthy's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
I really need to explore google and its capabilities more
Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:31 AM

Useful - especially as Google+ becomes a more popular network

Naomi Monson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:23 PM

Great infograph to help you with using Google!

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APPS 4 SCHOOLS

APPS 4 SCHOOLS | Technology | Scoop.it
Although it's important we up-skill the teachers (Teacher Apps also listed below), it's what the students are doing that's important. Keeping it simple and general is still the key. Don't get depen...

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readmusync's curator insight, August 17, 2013 3:54 PM

La vuelta al cole! / Go to the school!

Teresa Wandek's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:44 PM

We do still need to remember that to get it right with the student you need to get it right with the teacher. As John said "keeping it simple and general is still the key"

Jan Eade's curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:17 AM

Some interesting apps here which are worth looking at, but I am not sure why some of them are classified as teacher apps. 

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Trends | Apple Education site revamp

Trends | Apple Education site revamp | Technology | Scoop.it
Just in time for the new school year, today Apple launched a new education site. Focusing on teachers and showcasing ways teachers can enhance their lesson plans and engage their students with the ...

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Nerdy Mili's curator insight, August 23, 2013 3:07 AM

Apple launched a website for Education. Check it out!

http://www.apple.com/education/

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GUIDES - IPAD4SCHOOLS

GUIDES - IPAD4SCHOOLS | Technology | Scoop.it
How to Youtube as a Teacher Making kids think BIG!. Making iPad resources with a Windows PC. Transition to teaching with devices: Step 1 iPad workflow and collaboration for Schools Google docs are ...

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Infoactive - Create and share interactive, visual stories

Infoactive - Create and share interactive, visual stories | Technology | Scoop.it
InfoActive lets you create and share interactive, visual stories.

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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:17 PM

"Infoactive" is a simple and interactive resource, suitable for both teachers and the upper primary student. 

this enagaging website allows users to  create andmost importantly share viual stories. It allows the audience/ the reader to explore their ideas through a collaboration of images, videos, audio and text.

perfect for the modern day classroom teacher, this website is sure to engage students by placing a fun, interesting and interactive vibe on a average lesson in the classroom. 

 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:08 AM
Amazing
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ClassBadges

ClassBadges | Technology | Scoop.it

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:06 PM
Preservice teachers might find this useful...
Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:19 PM

Présentation d'un outil pour générer des badges.( pédagogie de la réussite, visualisation des réussites)

Armando's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:35 AM

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Technology | Scoop.it

"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Great, Maria. Thank you.
BI Media Specialists's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:51 AM

What a great list of apps for iPad classrooms!  Check them out and tell me what you think!

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:02 AM

A good up to date resource for teachers and parents.

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | Technology | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:58 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 9:24 PM
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321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology | Technology | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:06 AM

321, really? Free?

Dean J. Fusto's comment, August 31, 2013 10:11 PM
A bit overwhelming, but I am gradually checking them out and will add the best ones to my website over at Weebly. Thanks.
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Visual Poetry - Create Word Clouds On Your iPad

Visual Poetry - Create Word Clouds On Your iPad | Technology | Scoop.it
Visual Poetry is a nice iPad app for creating custom word clouds. The app's name implies that it only works for poetry, but it will work with any text that you write. Visual Poetry allows you to ch...

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Lenora Polk's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:35 AM

I'm going to incoporate this with vocabulary words with my pull-out classes when reading required curriculum text.  We listen to the text on CD but will explore the vocabulary words in numerous ways.  Just another tool to use! :)

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Numbered Wallpapers - Learning in Hand

Numbered Wallpapers - Learning in Hand | Technology | Scoop.it
A great management tip for school or class sets of iPads, tablets, and
iPods is to number each device. Setting the lock screen wallpaper to an
image with each device's number will make it easy to identify devices.

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Cindy Powell's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:13 AM

From Tony Vincent. Learning in Hand TCC 4-1

Podcasting was my first exposure to Tony Vincent (@learninginhand, @tonyvincent or on FB) and his website. He still has the most amazing lesson plan for a podcast about your town. 

But as you can see there is a Twitter feed and FaceBook addition. A blog page has instructions on ideas you can use in class. QR code cubes for selecting a reflection topic, ipad uses, instagrams 10 feet long, jigsaw puzzle makers, and on and on…

Terri Roberts's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:05 AM

Great idea carts of ipads, especially for elementary students! 

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iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks | TechCrunch

iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks | TechCrunch | Technology | Scoop.it
Remember turning the corners of your class notes into flipbooks with a sequence of tiny drawings? iPad app Loop recreates the glee of watching your doodles come to life by making it easy to create frame-by-frame animations...

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iPad Responsible Use - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

iPad Responsible Use - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Technology | Scoop.it

"My school had a list of responsibilities in regards to using iPads in school.  So I set about producing a visual version and recently tweeted it to a Tweep friend. The Tweet was popular and got a number of RTs. So I’ve re-titled the slides for general use and here’s the full PDF version you might want to use in your school."


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Terri Roberts's curator insight, August 23, 2013 8:57 AM

Love the idea of visuals! 

John Pearce's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:08 AM

Useful as an example of what might be included in any iPad expectation/responsibility documentation.

Connie Wise's curator insight, August 26, 2013 8:51 AM

Visual version of iPad user responsibilities