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Top 11 Math iPad Apps for Students and Teachers - TeachHub

Top 11 Math iPad Apps for Students and Teachers - TeachHub | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"We recognize the value of technology in the classroom, so on the heels of our popular article, 20 Amazing iPad apps for Educators, we have compiled a list of the top 11 apps for math teachers and students. The functionality ranges from a platform for lectures all the way to basic math flash cards - and everything in between!"


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As a potential Math teacher, this article was useful for math lectures and games.  One of the apps listed was a Team Umizoomi math game; as a babysitter for elementary age children, I know they like Team Umizoomi the TV show.  That is definitely an app that children can have fun with while they learn about numbers and operations.

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The invasion of the online tutors

The invasion of the online tutors | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
These academic coaches, accessible 24/7 with a web connection and a credit card, teach via chat windows and digital whiteboards. Can they stave off those midnight homework meltdowns?
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When I was in elementary, middle, and high school I had an in-person tutor who came to my house once a week.  As stated in the article, paying for her time in my home was expensive.  With all of the technology now, having online tutors can be a cheaper, faster alternative and I think these tutor sites are a great solution.  The drawbacks that were addressed--lack of attention and expense--are a real concern for parents and tutors; however, I think they are cheap enough to maintain low income families' kids and because they are on computers, they will still manage to keep kids' interests, since almost everyone loves the computer.

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David Merrill: Toy tiles that talk to each other | Video on TED.com

MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables -- cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?
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This talk about Siftables was really amazing to watch because David Merrill's idea of toy tiles brings me back to chilhood, playing with blocks.  With that type of mentality, learning math, spelling or music becomes more like a game than a school subject, and automatically more interesting to learn, in my opinion.  I would love to beta test these and even have them in my classroom, even they are only used as a learning center in between subjects, assuming they can be muted.  I think they would be useful to have especially because the music application can foster creativity and the math application, my area of emphasis, can be supplemented or reinforced without me needed to be there to say whether or not an answer is correct. 

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Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education | Video on TED.com

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects.
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This talk was given by the creator of the popular website, Khan Academy.  It has helped me get through geometry and proofs and it has helped other kids nationwide, as he discusses.  He also talks about how teachers have used the site in class and as homework for their students.  He said that teachers were assigning the Khan Academy videos for homework, which frees up a lot of in class time to get more done and be more interactive in the class.  

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Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
It's time to start asking the tough question about iPads in education. Why are we using it, not just how should we use it?
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THis article answers one of the fundamental questions that teachers and parents alike should have regarding iPads in the classroom, and that is Why?  Why are these tablets useful for students and necessary to their educations?  Why should schools spend an exorbitant amount of money for them?  I think it is extremely important to understand why we should use these as tools of education, even before we figure out how.  

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15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"I am revisiting this topic of enhancing students creativity using iPad apps for the second time this year. Almost 10 months ago I featured here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a selection of some great apps http://bit.ly/185Tusc that can be used in class to boost students creative thinking; and today and after having reviewed hundred of new educational apps since that post, I decided to compile an updated version of that list and include some newly featured apps in the category of creativity.

Of course by creativity I mean giving students the chance to take their learning to the next step, one in which they are active producers and participators in knowledge building. Creativity is all about creation and iPad is an ideal device to support this creative thinking. Check out the apps I have handpicked for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions :"


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I like that there are a multitude of apps to help teachers but I am unsure about using some of these in class, like popplet.  I would have to investigate the merits of these further if I wanted to use an iPad in the classroom or any of these apps.

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Gordon Shupe's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:04 AM

a worthwhile endeavor!

Evgeniy Beloshytskiy's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:35 PM

More Apps are discovered on http://appcurl.com

Shona Leitch's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:11 PM

Great apps that students could also use to assist in building their portfolios by thinking in a more creative way and using technology to support it.

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That’s Pinteresting! How Educators Use Pinterest Effectively

That’s Pinteresting! How Educators Use Pinterest Effectively | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I love Pinterest and use it currently to get ideas for my classroom, and to get templates for teaching.  If I can use Pinterest to help my students, that would be ideal.  This is supporting my idea that there are many tools out there for teaching that we wouldn't think of first.

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What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology?

What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology? | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Wrong Answers: make Prezis, start blogs, create Wordles, publish Animotos, design flipcharts, produce videos, post to Edmodo, use whiteboard, develop apps

 

Right Answers: raise awareness, start conversations, find answers (to THEIR questions), join partners, change minds, make a difference, take action, drive change

 

Technology is a TOOL, NOT an outcome


Via Felix Jacomino
Hannah Roukas's insight:

This post was short but to the point.  Technology should be one of the subjects kids learn in school, it should be used to help kids develop ideas.  Teachers should use technology to keep lessons interesting so kids don't fall asleep or become uninteresting.

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Mike Garcia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:59 AM

This is a great thought. People should use technology and their knowledge to help people.

Oscar Melendez's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:39 PM

On incorporating technology in the classroom

Geoff Findley's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:08 AM

Good to think about...

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Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child | Video on TED.com

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."
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This was interesting to listen to but it has a long way to go I think.  In theory, the idea of giving students a $100 laptop for them to use at school to learn is great because there are many schools who can't afford big name computers.  Computers also get stolen frequently and Dr. Negroponte is hoping that the design of the computer will eventually be a deterrent to theft.  However, in practice I am wondering if the US will ever be on board with this and what the software will be like because he said it himself, education software not included.  So I am wondering if it comes with the internet and it's up to teachers to keep kids off twitter, facebook, YouTube, when they shouldn't be there.  

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Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers | Video on TED.com

From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it?
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This Ted Talk was interesting because Conrad Wolfram suggests that we use computers to teach calculation in math.  This, he says, will give children more time to determine real world applications and we can teach subjects like calculus early.  He suggests using computer programming and refutes claims like, "Doing it by hand teaches understanding."  Since I don't program, or know anyone who does, I have a hard time believing this is true.  If this type of curriculum is accepted, I would mostly likely have to go back to school, which is fine, but only if this is an effective way to teach.  I like doing my math by hand because I think it's easier but if the benefits he poses are true, then I could learn to switch.  He says that by using computers we can ask more real world questions about things like life insurance policies, which is a real application and important.  In that sense I agree with his proposal to use programming, for the real world benefits.

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, KB...Konnected, ICTPHMS
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I found this article on Twitter and it gives a comprehensive list of the top 197 YouTube channels for educators.  The channels are broken down into categories, starting with "general" and touching upon every subject taught in schools--Math, History, Language, Science, Technology, etc.  For each channel listed there is a short description that describes the main goal of the channel.  As a future educator, I would like to use various media methods in order to help my students learn.  Many of these YouTube channels--Khan Academy, Bad Astronomy, The Real Bill Nye the Science Guy--have already helped me get through some classes when they proved to be challenging and I found that they did help me out.  While I understand that all students may not find these helpful, it would be good to introduce them to the class because the channels may help some. 

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Armando's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:49 AM
197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About
Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

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Top 11 Math iPad Apps for Students and Teachers - TeachHub

Top 11 Math iPad Apps for Students and Teachers - TeachHub | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"We recognize the value of technology in the classroom, so on the heels of our popular article, 20 Amazing iPad apps for Educators, we have compiled a list of the top 11 apps for math teachers and students. The functionality ranges from a platform for lectures all the way to basic math flash cards - and everything in between!"


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Hannah Roukas's insight:

As a potential Math teacher, this article was useful for math lectures and games.  One of the apps listed was a Team Umizoomi math game; as a babysitter for elementary age children, I know they like Team Umizoomi the TV show.  That is definitely an app that children can have fun with while they learn about numbers and operations.

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Multiplication lessons

Multiplication lessons | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Choose a multiplication fact to learn using this grid of times tables. Clicking on the multiplication fact will take you to a series of lessons.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This website is amazing!  It uses games, pictures, colors, and words to explain multiplication in depth.  It even includes a "More Tips" button, in case the kids need more practice, or the teacher needs a new way to present the material.  You can choose any multiplication fact, too.

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Nine Things Schools Should Consider When Creating a Technology Plan

Nine Things Schools Should Consider When Creating a Technology Plan | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This article lays out a comprehensive plan for school who want to implement technology.  Many schools just use the technology without knowing how to make it an effective teaching tool.  This can help put an end to that, and the blogger opens up the forum for anyone else to include their feedback about what works, what doesn't, what he missed, etc.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:53 AM

Consistency, adaptability, portability, vertical- alignment, cultural relevance or adaptibility, credibility, ease of use,and accountibility! These for me are the nine important things that a school should consider when creating a Technology Plan! Thanks so much for the article, I teach in a progressive school which believes in having a technology plan for almost everything including attendance, lesson plans, performance trackers, remedial trackers....you name it!

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10 Pieces Of Technology That Changed My Teaching Practice And Others That Didn’t

10 Pieces Of Technology That Changed My Teaching Practice And Others That Didn’t | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
It is no mystery that the education world is saturated with technology.

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This article offers great tips about to properly implement technology in the classroom.  The author created a comprehensive list of tools for teachers and went the extra bit further to explain why each tools was worthwhile for a teacher to have.  As a teacher for the past 6 years, the author has had time to develop a list in depth.

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Rachel Solomon's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:45 PM

I think this is a really good article because it is written by a teacher, and he explains certain pieces of technology that "changed his teaching practice." This article could be very helpful to current teachers, as well as aspiring ones. Technology is very important now in our society and is becoming increasingly important in the classroom. It is important for teachers to know how to utilize all of these different pieces of technology. 

Danielle Delgado's curator insight, January 21, 9:54 AM

There's a lot of lists out there, but what I like about this one is that it gives you a lot of food for thought on the lack of usefulness of some tools.

Fanny Villagra's curator insight, February 17, 8:35 PM

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