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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 for mobile devices.
Here are the free ones:
- iMotion HD (iOS: Free, Upgrade Available)
- Magisto Video Editor & Maker (Android: Free)
- Andromedia Video Editor (Android: Free)
If you are also an ESL student who wants to learn English or improve his or her English language skills, these apps will be helpful for you:
A new analysis of published research suggests the practice of meditation may provide as much relief from some anxiety and depression symptoms as antidepressants.
This might be fun to try, since we’re at the beginning of the year and for many of you it’s a time for personal renewal.
Need an iOS app to get you started? One of my favourites is The Mindfulness App. You can set daily “mindfulness notices” to help you get in the habit, try a guided 3 or 5 minute break when you need it, or start/end the day calm with a 5 minute body scan.
Use your phone to create .pdfs of paper docs or pages and upload them to Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox. OK!
I suggest that teachers should all give the app [Things to Think About] a download and take a look regardless of what grade you teach. It may provide you with some inspiration for your own app, or idea to pursue with YOUR students this year.
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.