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9 Apps for Environmental Science

9 Apps for Environmental Science | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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10 Tools For Classroom Quizzes

10 Tools For Classroom Quizzes | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 31, 2013 10:50 PM

Here are some great tool for quizzes - Socrative is one of them that we have used quite a bit! There are some other web-based quiz app mentioned that alsodo a great job - eClicker is excellent because students don't have to have the app to use it. 

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Top Ten Apps for Teaching Social Studies

Top Ten Apps for Teaching Social Studies | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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6 Tools For Learning About Plants

6 Tools For Learning About Plants | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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6 Apps & Tools For Learning About Shakespeare

6 Apps & Tools For Learning About Shakespeare | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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10 Tools For Mind Mapping Ideas

10 Tools For Mind Mapping Ideas | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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5 Apps for Note Taking

5 Apps for Note Taking | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

 
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10 Digital Storytelling Tools with Teacher Support

10 Digital Storytelling Tools with Teacher Support | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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11 Tools to Teach Kids How to Code

11 Tools to Teach Kids How to Code | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:45 AM

The thing is to learn computational thinking.

Jeannine Huffman's curator insight, October 6, 2013 11:59 AM

...some new players

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10 iPhone Apps To Help Manage Kids Behavior

10 iPhone Apps To Help Manage Kids Behavior | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

When it comes to managing personal and professional productivity, few tools are as powerful or as effective as the smartphone. While it probably comes as no surprise that the iPhone is capable of streamlining your work, you may not suspect just how useful of a parenting tool it can be as well. These 10 iPhone apps are designed to help you manage and monitor kids’ behavior, and can be a tech-savvy parent, educator or caregiver’s best friend. Take a look at this list of 10 iPhone Apps That Help with Managing Kids Behavior from Fulltimenanny.com

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 4, 2013 12:36 PM

This is worth taking a look at to see how modren tech can assist parenting.

Ellen Belluomini's curator insight, February 7, 2013 9:50 AM

Parenting uses of the iPhone...giving behavior charts a whole new format.

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Top 8 Apps for Geometry

Top 8 Apps for Geometry | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

If angles and planes confuse you or you have trouble finding volume and area, there’s an app for you. These top 8 apps for geometry provide interactive representations of geometrical concepts and activities to help geometry students build their skills. They’re ideal for students needing homework help and teachers who want to spice up instruction in the geometry classroom.

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Richard Angeloro's comment, November 19, 2012 8:57 AM
A series of application to discover. The GEOBOARD one is particularly interesting.
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The 30 Best Educational Games for the iPad: Kid’s Edition

The 30 Best Educational Games for the iPad: Kid’s Edition | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Parents and teachers who trust little Muffy and Junior with their shiny iPads don’t have to worry about how access to shoot-‘em-up video games will rot their precious little gifted and talented program minds. Instead, they can download some of the following alternatives to help them build up their brilliant brains that will totally go on to win Nobel Prizes someday.

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Top 7 Apps for Earth Science Teachers

Top 7 Apps for Earth Science Teachers | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Learning about earth science from a textbook is nothing like experiencing it in action. Through videos, pictures and other interactive material, students can better understand the concepts they are learning in earth science class. These top 7 apps for earth science teachers offer multiple ways for teachers to make the content of their earth science classes more interactive and engaging.

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7 Apps For Learning About Bugs

7 Apps For Learning About Bugs | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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Top 10 Apps for Teaching Archaeology

Top 10 Apps for Teaching Archaeology | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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5 Great Resources for Teaching Drama

5 Great Resources for Teaching Drama | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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Top 10 Map-Based Apps and Online Resources

Top 10 Map-Based Apps and Online Resources | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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Top 10 Drawing Apps for Pre-Schoolers

Top 10 Drawing Apps for Pre-Schoolers | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Whether or not one of your students is the next Leonardo DaVinci or Frida Kahlo, the best place for exploring their artistic creativity at a young age is with a drawing app.

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10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Making Unit Conversions

10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Making Unit Conversions | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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.

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10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Translating Languages

10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Translating Languages | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

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. 

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20 Apps (Games) for Play-Based Learning

20 Apps (Games) for Play-Based Learning | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Even though older adults might still carry a negative association with video game consoles and devices, today’s technology is vastly different than it was 20 years ago. Apps have exploded on the scene, and while there are plenty of time wasting games available on the market, today’s offerings also include a wide range of affordable apps that enrich learning and allow for quick on-the-go play. Whether your child is waiting for the doctor or relaxing on a long car ride, the following apps are some of the best games that pack an educational punch.

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10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function

10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Check out this list of 10 great brain-training apps from Becomeananny.org that are supposed to increase brain function, actually making you smarter! 

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7 Must-Have Apps for Elementary School Teachers

7 Must-Have Apps for Elementary School Teachers | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Elementary school students have short attention spans. Teachers must change gears every 15-20 minutes, which means having multiple activities and resources at their fingertips. Transitioning so often will become easier with these 7 must-have apps for elementary school teachers. Whether used as a whole class or individually, students will be so engaged their attention may last beyond its usual short span.

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8 Great Apps for Teaching Literature

8 Great Apps for Teaching Literature | Top iPad Apps & Tools | Scoop.it

Teaching literature involves having great texts on hand at every moment. You also want to make those texts more accessible to students and teach them how to analyze, evaluate and simply understand them. These 8 great apps for teaching literature make all of that possible. Not only will these apps provide your students with a wealth of free texts in multiple formats, but they will provide them with information on how to make meaning with those texts and, possibly help them develop a love for literature like your own.

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