With an ever increasing demand by learners, parents and teachers for educational apps and the growth in Android, Windows and iOS devices, the team at the Educational App Store (EAS) have created a marketplace to bridge the gap between Education and Application Publishers. An independent store that identifies the very best apps and certifies them from a curriculum / learning outcomesperspective.
Jayne Clare, Special Education teacher and One of “20 to Watch” Leaders Advancing Education Technology (2013), and Anne Rachel, Early Childhood educator, co-founded TWA to help teachers, therapists, parents and students wade through the vast number of educational apps being released on a daily basis. We hope you find our site helpful and reap the benefits of our efforts.
Docs Story Builder is a fun tool for making short videos that appear to be a Google Doc with multiple editors. When you create one, you choose your characters and then add the text they type, (or modify) as they take turns editing the document. There are several fun ways to use this in the classroom.
Como he dicho anteriormente, es un artículo publicado hace varios años y la tecnología aplicada al aula también ha evolucionado en este tiempo. Muchos de vosotros recordaréis como años atrás la bandeja de entrada de nuestro correo se saturaba con todo tipo de Powerpoints sobre animales, paisajes naturales, historias cómicas, críticas a políticos, etc. Afortunadamente, esta tendencia ha ido desapareciendo de un tiempo a esta parte. Por algo será…
Pero no quiero irme por las ramas, sino responder a la pregunta que da título a este artículo: ¿Por qué no utilizo powerpoint en clase? Lo cierto es que nunca me he sentido cómodo con un formato como el de Powerpoint por las razones que paso a comentaros a continuación:
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced, throughout the school year. Explore the different sections below to get a better understand of how Classcraft works.
inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.
He estado buscado fórmulas sencillas que permitieran crear podcasts desde Google, a través del alojamiento de audios en GDrive. De esta forma se pueden realizar tareas colaborativas y gestionar todos los recursos desde un solo entorno de aprendizaje que compartan alumnos y docente.
APPitic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning. These apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
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There are thousands of educational apps created for the iPad, yet only a precious few are worth downloading. appoLearning lets parents know which educational apps they should encourage their kids to use, while also detailing the skills that are taught within each recommended application.
Here's another neat thing that I learned about from Jen Roberts. On Back in March on her blog,Literacy, Technology, and Policy she shared how she has students use Google's Story Builder tool to create short stories. Through Story Builder you can create a short story that appears to be written by multiple editors but is really written by just one person. I used it to create a short story about conversations in my house. On her blog Jen shared examples of her students' stories including a neat demonstration of using Story Builder to tell a story about using proper punctuation. I encourage you to read her post in which she includes some helpful planning tips for teachers.
Stormboard es una fantástica herramienta 2.0 muy útil para realizar tormentas o lluvias de ideas entre varios usuarios, todo ello de forma online y con la posibilidad de añadir imágenes y otros elementos multimedia al tablero virtual donde se desarrolla la actividad. Interesante, ¿No? Con solo realizar el registro correspondiente podremos crear tableros para las tormentas de ideas e invitar a los que vayan a participar añadiendo el correo electrónico. Es una herramienta práctica a la cual podemos dar muchos usos educativos, especialmente para comenzar proyectos donde tengamos que intercambiar ideas, sugerencias, opiniones, etc. y organizar trabajos de clase.
Kahoot is a new service for delivering online quizzes and surveys to your students. The premise of Kahoot is similar to that of Socrative and Infuse Learning. On Kahoot you create a quiz or survey that your students respond to through any device that has a web browser (iPad, Android device, Chromebook). Your Kahoot questions can include pictures and videos.
Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways. From simply polling your class to get information and opinions to taking quizzes and having your …
Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better. All you need is Office 2013 and the free Office Mix add-in.
Helping kids show what they understand by making their thinking visible should be at the heart of most pedagogically sound technology integration. Chrome apps can help you do just that if you choose the right ones. Here are some of my top picks for achieving this in the Chromebook classroom. BookTrack This ingenious platform puts …