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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it

"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.

 

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.

 

Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."


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Emily Kate Hardy's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:35 PM

Inquiry Learning isn't something I do that often.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:30 AM

Many of these app are also available for Android - Dropbox, Evernote, Skype, all Google apps obviously etc. 

Mick Huiet's curator insight, March 15, 2014 2:06 AM

This is a very logical organization of apps.  It would be interesting to compares other schools or districts app usage in this manner.

 

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There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.

Via Jon Samuelson, Carla Arena
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A bit of a list overload here, but I'm all for 'making' in the classroom. Get going with the digital projects!

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ClassWired: Digital ESL Activities Ready to Go

ClassWired: Digital ESL Activities Ready to Go | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
ClassWired: Digital ESL Activities Ready to Go
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Want to know more? Send 'em yer email address! Definitely looks interesting.

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps f
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iMotion HD is nice!

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Talking Tom Cat Free - Android Apps on Google Play

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Nice app to encourage young learners to speak. Could be very motivating and engaging for their English utterances to be repeated back by a cartoon cat!

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Slidus - Beautiful presentations that work fine on any screen

Slidus - Beautiful presentations that work fine on any screen | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
Slid.us is a software based on html5 presentations or slides, where you can create your presentations and share them with others, that is why also makes social networking feature.

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Looks interesting, but you'll need to sign up to have a look, which is a bit annoying.

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Ángeles Mirón Martín's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:04 AM

Interesante....La forma es casi tan importante como el fondo, y hay que cuidarla....

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:18 PM

Un nuovo strumento on line per creare e condividere presentazioni in HTML5, ben visibili su tutte le piattaforme

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:21 PM

Check out this new slide presentation tool. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it

"Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. One of those that I recently learned about from David Kapuler is Read Write Think's Timeline creator. RWT Timline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create timelines for any series of events."


Via John Evans
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This could be nice to plan or summarise a story, for reading or listening comprehension with students. Or for reviewing the stages of a task, or process (perhaps a process, for passive grammar). In teacher training it could be an option for self-observation, reviewing the stages of a lesson and how it went.

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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:49 AM

With this Timeline tool, students could create timelines of the plot of a story they've read. Or they could use it to plan the plot line of a story they're planning to write.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:11 AM

alle platforms... daar moeten we naar toe, lijkt me

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:32 PM

Just another great tool from Read Write Think

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Pixiclip - Whiteboard for sketches and voice

Pixiclip - Whiteboard for sketches and voice | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
Pixiclip's web-based whiteboard makes it easy to create and share sketches online

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, December 23, 2013 5:59 PM

Pixiclip funciona como uma tela em branco online onde se pode fazer esboços, escrever, anotar sobre uma imagem, gravar enquanto fala e, no final, partilhar com quem quiser.

As ferramentas são mínimas e básicas, o processo de criação é muito simples, tal como o registo do utilizador.

Simples e funcional!

10AT's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:27 AM

herkese merhabalar

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

Via John Evans
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Well my mind remains intact, but there are certainly some potentially useful tips and tricks in this list, and 19 isn't too many (although 8-10 might have been better! ;). 

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Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:37 PM

I think of myself as an iOS device power user and I still learned a few things from this article!

Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

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Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App

Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
Unleash your creativity.

Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers!

 

Inkflow is perfect for:

-BrainstormingPlanning and scheduling

-Graphic design and layout

-Sketching and doodling

-Notes, Sketch notes, Mindmaps, etc.

And pretty much anything else you would use pen and paper for.


Via Baiba Svenca, Juergen Wagner
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Work of genius. Capture images of your notes, your course book, the white board, students work or whatever you want. Then edit as you please, save and share. 

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Christine Berthilier's comment, May 5, 2013 2:08 PM
Très bonne application
Michael Sabah's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:53 AM
Tolles iPad Tool um Ideen kreativ zu visualisieren - For FREE!
Mauricio Fierro's curator insight, November 12, 2014 6:19 AM

Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App | @scoopit via @baibbb http://sco.lt/...

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ThingLink

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Get ThingLink on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Nice app for project work I would think.

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How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education

How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
The design team at Khan Academy is helping lay the foundation for a revolution in education.
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I like this quote:

 

"The overarching goal of the design is to “make the software recede into the background,” says Rosoff, emphasizing that “the content is the experience; there is no separation.” For example, the videos take up almost the entire screen when you’re viewing them, adding to the feeling that everything else has stopped and Khan is sitting in the same room as you, as your personal tutor."


I think it's very important that the design of materials for education has this quality. It's about the learning, not the tools. 

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it

"In this quick post I want to share with you this beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. I learned about this resource from a tweet shared by our colleague David Fife. As you can see from the image below, iPadders provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy"


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Explains a lot about how digital tech can help, though on investigation this seems to be a model developed seemingly from nowhere without much academic work behind it. Example of a simple model stating the obvious? Does it matter that it's origins are hazy? Having had the chance to look into it and its creator, it's interesting to note how popular it is and how accepted it is, without much critique. Is it really that great a model?! Just wondering! Raises a lot of questions.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:40 AM

Useful way to think about productivity tools

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 2014 12:14 PM

Another example of SAMR model.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 2014 6:23 PM

I've heard a lot about SMAR but never really taken the time to look into it. It might be time now that I'm looking at integrating more technology into my classroom. This model clearly supports technology and expects the use of it. 

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PhotoVoice iPhone Camera App - Take Picture, Add Voice, Share With World INSTANTLY!

PhotoVoice iPhone Camera App - Take Picture, Add Voice, Share With World INSTANTLY! | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
PhotoVoice iPhone Camera App - Take Picture, Add Voice, Share With World INSTANTLY!
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This looks brilliant. Unfortunately it's iPhone only, not even iPad at the moment, but could make for very quick and simple activities for English students. 

 

Take a photo, record a short audio to go with it and share, email save or whatever. It's apps like these that make me wish I was back in the classroom to try it out! 

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Making Student Blogs More than Digital Diaries - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - blogging, edchat, EdTech, student blogging, stuvoice

Making Student Blogs More than Digital Diaries - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - blogging, edchat, EdTech, student blogging, stuvoice | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
How you choose to utilize student blogs is up to you. Nevertheless, choosing to integrate blogging into your classroom to support existing curriculum is fundamental to a new millenium approach to education.
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Some tips for class blogging

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AppCrawlr: the app discovery engine.

AppCrawlr: the app discovery engine. | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
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Came across this app review/ comparison site this morning. It's really useful. Search for alternatives for different platforms if something isn't available for yours, or just compare a series of similar apps if you aren't sure which one to go for.

 

Not just for games, all apps will be here somewhere (I think!).

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The World's Leading Augmented Reality Platform

The World's Leading Augmented Reality Platform | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
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Augment your school reality. Worth a look.

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Make Presentations Different

Make Presentations Different | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it

With SlideIdea, presentations are no longer a one-man show. SlideIdea gives presenters the tools to engage their audience through their audience’s smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Each SlideIdea presentation is provided a unique URL (i.e, www.sld.im/12345 ). Regardless of the location, an audience can simply input the URL into their internet browser and then immediately follow along with slides, participate in polls, ask questions, or even network.

 


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Does look good this, I've only watched the intro video, but the idea of audience interaction could be quite a useful affordance.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 16, 2014 4:38 PM

Slideidea, uma nova ferramenta online de criação de slides, permite-lhe criar excelentes apresentações a partir de uma coleção de templates moderna e muito completa.

Mas onde Slideidea se distingue verdadeiramente da concorrência é nas suas possibilidades de interação com a audiência: cada apresentação recebe um url único, para partilha, que permite, ao público acompanhar a apresentação slide a slide, fazer comentários, votações, questões, etc.

Slideideia permite ainda importar (e melhorar) apresentações Powerpoint e ficheiros Pdf.

Não chega? Muito bem: com Slideideia pode ainda gravar as suas falas durante a apresentação. Excelente!

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:40 AM

Otra forma de hacer presentaciones....

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:45 AM

This is an excellent idea for letting kids work through your presentations at their own pace. I wonder how it integrates with Keynote for importing existing work?

I am definitely going to have a play with this one. 

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Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.

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Don Karp's curator insight, January 5, 2014 10:55 AM

Lots o software here to consider.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:17 AM

To create your own digital content is a big step but not one out of reach for any of us.  These tools allow you to create resources for online use in the classroom OR give you an idea of what is possible.  Investigate some of the possibilities and then discuss with me and we'll see what can be done with a little thought and planning.

Anisa Dedej's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:42 AM

La creazione di contenuti digitali didattici non è mai stato così facile. In queste pagine troverai undici strumenti che rendono divertente per riunire i diversi tipi di media digitali - testi, immagini, audio, video - a "mash up" i propri materiali didattici on-line.

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Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
Today, we present an interesting showcase of screen capture tools that demonstrate effective and competent screen capturing.
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We need pedagogy, not just cool tools | ELT @ first site

We need pedagogy, not just cool tools | ELT @ first site | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
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Very good points. Narrow your field, choose a few tools and make good use of them. Think about why your using them and how exactly they are improving the learning environment in your classroom.

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Chromebooks and iPads: Rivals No More (EdSurge News)

Chromebooks and iPads: Rivals No More (EdSurge News) | Tools and apps for ELT | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a teacher or an administrator, you may be asking yourself, “Chromebooks or iPads for my classroom?” If a school is looking to go 1:1, which one is the better choice?

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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:38 PM

add your insight...

 
J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:31 PM

Room for both in my classroom. Schools should let teachers and students have input as to which devices they need. 

Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:17 AM

great (and concise) article. the pros and cons of each.