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No one codes who doesn’t understand algebra — you know, the hard stuff that looks like a Slavic language with some numbers thrown in. To get a lot more kids, especially ill-prepared urban kids, into the bright future that comes with computer science, someone had to build up their math first.
So later on, Schanzer would create Bootstrap’s curriculum. Because — buyer beware! — most of the apps and programs that currently promise to teach kids algebra are fun, but a total waste of time.
“When you hear, ‘This is so amazing! These apps teach kids to program!’ That’s snake oil. Every minute your students spend on empty engagement while they’re failing algebra, you’re assuring that they’re not going to college. Studies show that the grade kids get in Algebra I is the most significant grade to predict future income.”
image via flickr:CC | Ben Clinch
Got a mac? Use these apps to help keep you focused on tasks, make sure you take breaks, and boost your productivity!
the app store turns 5 this month and to celebrate they’re giving away some of their best apps. our personal favorite is the barefoot world atlas.
Does your school make use of digital learning tools that are specifically designed to be accessed via all mobile technologies? Is interoperability guaranteed across all device types?
Is your school developing its own apps for learning? For example, does your library have an app? Your science department? Not just a Web presence … I’m talking app, available in iTunes or in Google Play?
Is your school developing a mobile Web experience for your community that projects the expertise and the value that is your school, and showcases student learning and accomplishment?
Send your students home with some educational apps to work their creative muscle over the summer. The list is maintained by Common Sense Media and are grouped by categories and age to make it easy to age-appropriate tools.
image via flickr:CC | Toca Boca
I’ve been keeping a list of local schools that are using apps, and I’ve carved out some time this summer to do some personal development on creating apps. Conduit’s App Maker wouldn’t even require much time.
Have you created an app for your school or taken an online course to learn how? I’d like to know what you used, or if you took a class would your recommend it?
More challenging student populations: more poverty and mobility;
Common core: different and higher standards;
Online assessment: the rubber hits the road Sprint 2015;
Bottoms-up student, parent, teacher app adoption;
App explosion and the proliferation of point solutions;
The shift to blended learning; and
Device deployments (often without a plan).
Today is World Autism Awareness Day.
Edudemic shared 4 apps that can aid autistic students to better communicate with parents, teachers, and caregivers.
- AutisMate is an app for iOS and Android devices that focuses on improving both communication and behavioral skills in both verbal and non-verbal individuals.
- Proloquo2Go is a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for anyone who has difficulty speaking.
- TouchChat is an augmentative and alternative communication app, quite similar to Proloquo2Go.
- Autism Tracker Pro offers useful tracking for families that have an individual with autism. It allows you to track important items like mood, behavior, food, health, and more so that you can look at patterns, progress, and just keep track.
In a lot of cases, the OAuth authentication is all an app wants or needs. However, in other cases, you’re also granting apps and webapps access to your data.
Good personal security review here. Take the time, it’s worth it to:
- Think about why you may not want to use your social network logins with apps
- How to review your app permissions in Facebook, Google, and Twitter
photo via flickr:CC | soulzdead
You probably saw the title of this post and thought ‘okay there’s no friggin’ way anyone’s going to assemble a list of the best 50,000 education apps. But thanks to a partnership between Edudemic and FindTheBest, we’ve done just that. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build a robust directory of, as of this writing, about 56,000 education apps. But it’s not just a list… it’s a finely tuned directory capable of sorting out all the apps in ways not even available in the iTunes or Mac App stores. For example, you can now find out the average price of all education apps to see where your app falls.
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? BOOKMARK AND SHARE AND REBLOG AND USE this awesome resource! :)
College campuses are hothouses of data, including course schedules, degree requirements, and grades. But much of the information remains spread out across software systems or locked on university servers. Now a crowd of start-ups has emerged with hopes of prying out those rich data sets to build an app economy for universities—a world of new personalized services that could transform the student experience.
world-shaker bookmarks a good resource:
There’s an excellent list of alternative rubrics at the bottom of the article (or you could download a PDF version of the author’s).
I’m so impressionable, especially when it comes to news ways of organizing. I love this new app, Clear, because with one app I can quickly see all the things needin’ doin’. If only it integrated with Siri…
In late January when Google announced that it was replacing 60 different privacy policies across its multiple sites and services with a single one, you might have thought Congress had taken up SOPA and PIPA again. That’s how loud the outrage was from much of the social galaxy, as reflected in this Gizmodo headline: “Google’s Broken Promise: The End of ‘Don’t Be Evil.’” Other observers, such as Forbes “privacy pragmatist” Kashmir Hill, questioned what the big deal was; after all, she wrote, Google wasn’t changing much other than how it targets ads to users and creates new innovative services: “Using information from Gmail to suggest more appropriate YouTube videos or reminding an Android smartphone user that they have a Google calendar appointment in a half hour on the other side of town doesn’t strike me as the work of Lucifer.”