What better way to help kids explore the world of fonts than with mobile apps? With a host of handy apps available for a number of platforms, you are sure to find one that will keep you and your students happy. Our choice of apps include educational type apps, font resource apps, and apps that allow students to design with fonts.
Take your art class to a portable device with some fantastic apps for learning about pop art. Whether you want to share a little pop art history, have your students create some of their own pop art, or open your students’ eyes up to pop art from around the world, the mobile device is a great tool to integrate into your classroom.
One of the skills we probably don’t teach enough to our students is how to develop their memory. Though we increasingly ask them to remember content and skill strategies, how often do we help them exercise those skills in a low-stakes way? These fun apps and games will help every user—young or old—to develop better memory skills.
Environmental Science is an all-encompassing topic, which can make finding additional resources both daunting and fun. Depending on your approach and the age of your students, you can find a wealth of online and mobile apps to help you demonstrate the science behind environmental issues.
No student likes a quiz, but teachers know that they are essential for checking understanding and identifying areas that need further explanation. Making classroom quizzes more interactive can be an easy and fun way to do the same checks on understanding and comprehension without hearing the inevitable groans from the students.
Social science apps personalize learning; students can move through the content as quickly or slowly as they need to, explore areas that interest them, and practice recalling facts to solidify their knowledge. They can also have a lot of fun! These apps will enhance students’ learning of social studies.
Finding resources to help you engage students in their quest to learn about plants may seem difficult, but the help is out there. A wealth of apps and online resources are available to you, from games to botanical encyclopedias, to help you develop lessons and activities about plants.
he Bard can be daunting for most students, not to mention for many teachers teaching his works in the classroom. Since Shakespeare will always be a part of our curriculum, these online tools and apps can assist teachers prepare lessons and lead their students through an exploration of Shakespeare’s canon with enthusiasm.
The old models of capturing great ideas—the hasty scribbling on a spare bit of paper—just don’t always translate to an increasingly electronic world. To capture these ideas, to plan a presentation, or to record a set of meeting notes, we are often left only with our computers or mobile devices. Many apps are now available that can capture those ideas, providing a multitude of options that are sure to increase your productivity.
Now that more and more classrooms are becoming digital it seems there’s a market for note taking apps over writing long hand. While there is some practical value to handwritten notes, like being able to use the margins and free space to jot down anything that seems helpful, many students now are proficient or extremely proficient when it comes to typing skills and may even be faster note taking through an app than through long hand. Students are living their lives through computers and tablets, so it only makes sense to eliminate the bulk of paper notebooks from their backpacks in favor of their multipurpose tablet. These 5 note taking apps go above and beyond the default notepad and make retaining information from the classroom both fun and extremely organized.
Everyone has a story to tell, and gone are they days where you need an agent, a publisher and a bank balance to share your stories. Digital storytelling gives students a chance to share their thoughts and creativity with others, and is a great technique for helping them to unlock their artistic side and delve into their imagination.
Learning how to code has many benefits for kids. As the world becomes more dependent on technology, the need for computer programmers and software developers will only continue to increase. Kids who know how to code are preparing to compete in a competitive job market. However, the promise of a job in the future may not be enough to get kids interested in learning to code. These 11 tools to teach kids how to code are designed to make learning to code engaging, entertaining and relevant.
Surprisingly, there are quite a few anatomy and physiology apps available on the market. Not all are created equal, however. Some have such poor illustrations, there is little advantage to having the app versus looking at the pages of a book. A few, however pop out with greatness, with images in vivid color, rich with detail, and explanations that are valuable.
Finding supplemental material for the classroom in the form of educational videos can be quite challenging, especially since the definition of “educational videos” is broad and quite varied. The following online resources should point you in the right direction as you look for valuable multimedia content for your classroom.
Teaching young children about insects is often a delightful process, because they are simply fascinated by the world around them. Finding ways to encourage and cultivate that enthusiasm can and should lead you to technology.
Feeling like archeology is a bit dry for the kids of today’s classrooms? Today’s fast paced society makes fascinating topics like the study of humans in bygone eras seem dull to kids. Drawing in some of the technology of the day certainly does not completely replace classroom teaching activities, but can be a great way to draw kids’ interest and get them hooked on a bit of archeology. Take a moment to explore the following apps for iPhone, Android, and iPads to get a feel for how you can utilize the latest technology to help your student’s discover the exciting secrets of the past.
Engaging students and getting them up out of their seats in your drama class is essential to your success. When you are running low on creative ideas for your creative students, these apps and online resources may help you spur those students into action.
Teaching geography and map skills in an increasingly global world is more important than ever, but it seems as if students are less prepared to understand the world around them than they were in years past. Utilizing technology may help teachers find a way to engage students who don’t always see why knowing where a country is or how a map works is relevant to their lives.
If you have ever tried to convert units in your head, you already know that it’s a difficult task to perform on the spot. Thankfully, with the advancements in today’s technology, you have a powerful tool in the iPhone that can do the hard work for you. There are hundreds of different units that you may need to convert, so it is best to have a variety of tools in your arsenal.
Language is a wonderful thing. It is the common thread that binds entire societies, allowing ease of communication and understanding. Finding yourself in a situation where you are unable to adequately communicate, on the other hand, is extremely frustrating. Whether you are travelling abroad or seeking to learn a new language, the more tools you have at your disposal the better.