Tag: apps

Introduction to Evernote for education

Main Function: Save and sync your digital life across all your devices Platforms: Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android (any way you can get on the web) Website: http://evernote.com Cost: free and premium ($5/month) Company Support: http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb Video Tutorials: https://evernote.com/video/ How

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Introduction to Socrative

Main Function: Student remote response system (See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning) Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (any web-enabled device) Website: http://socrative.com Cost: free Company Support: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works Video Tutorials: http://www.pinterest.com/socrative/socrative-media/ How to get started: Get registered with any browser as a

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Power in the pocket

I recently came across MyScript Calculator – a terrific and free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch app.  I can’t count how many calculator apps I’ve tested over the last several years, but most of them have just mimicked what you would expect from a hand-held

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Prensky and Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs

Bringing back a video from 2010 that’s relevant to teachers implementing a bring-your-own-device program in their classrooms. Marc Prensky and Stephen Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs… In short, emphasize the “verbs” in your learning outcomes and

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Profitability in developing iPad apps for education

Since making a connection yesterday with an alum of our university whose begun a new venture producing iPad apps for teaching writing skills (theWRITEapp), I’ve been thinking about the challenges of gaining a foothold in this vast market of tablet

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Appreciation for categorized lists of apps

I am thankful for bloggers that pull together and post lists of apps, links, and blogs. But, even more, I appreciate those who categorize lists of apps in a way that gives me a sense of how they might be

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Keeping Up and Staying Connected: Growing your professional learning network

Last week I did an afternoon of staff development with the faculty of Pacific Lutheran High School in Torrance, California. The title I put on this presentation was “Keeping Up and Staying Connected: Growing your professional learning network”.  I think

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Richard Byrne’s 60 of the Best Websites and Apps for Teachers

If you exist in the education world and you don’t follow Richard Byrne’s blog “Free Technology for Teachers”, you are missing out on frequently useful and most often practical educational technology tips and news bits. Last week, Richard rolled out

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Assess tasks with rubrics offline from an iPad using ForAllRubrics

There are very few apps for iPads that can do rubrics; fewer that allow the creation of the rubric from the iPad; and even fewer that allow you to assess with the rubric while offline and then later sync to

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New guide from edutopia… Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know

This is worth checking out for classroom teachers.  Edutopia, sponsored by Google Apps for Educators, has published a free, downloaded guide titled “Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know”.  Downloading requires free registration. I appreciate that the authors

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