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John Evans

The Impact of Student-Created Apps | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills-they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence."
John Evans

15 apps to power up your productivity | Technology | The Guardian - 3 views

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    "If your working day is being ruined by distractions or admin errors, try these apps to improve your focus, time management and output"
John Evans

20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ... - 2 views

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    "Here is a list of some useful iPad apps students can use to unleash their creative thinking and engage in hand-son learning activities. The apps, curated from iTunes App Store's collection called 'Explore Your Creativity', will enable students to create short movies, edit and share visuals and photos, tell stories using a wide variety of multimedia materials, create and learn about music, and draw beautiful sketches to share with others."
Sheri Oberman

Drum machine - 1 views

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    I'm going to keep gushing about Glitch some more, and not only because it allows me to finallyt play in the band with Jim and Brian and others. First, try this drum machine, then, have a look at the code, and then, realize that you could clone it and make your own in about as long as it took me to type these words. Upload it to GitHub and share with your friends. Making apps is becoming as simple as making websites was in the 1990s. It took a bit for the idea to catch on, but when it did... (p.s. remember the 'blink' tag and Geocities websites? This home page might be the 21st century equivalent.) Text copied from Stephen Downes OLDaily
John Evans

5 Interesting Ways to Read the News Every Day - 7 views

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    "News has evolved, and how you read it needs to evolve too. It's not about going to one site any more. It's also not about reading through social networks.

    Reading the news today isn't as simple as it used to be. There is an information overload that you need to counter. Plenty of sites have their own biases that you have to manoeuvre. And lots of smaller news outlets have the most interesting articles.
    The 5 Best News Curation Apps to Fight Information Overload
    The 5 Best News Curation Apps to Fight Information Overload
    You've got so much vying for your attention -- news articles, Reddit posts, tweets, Facebook posts -- but what if you could get it all curated in one place?
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    So change how you read news: take small bites, track a single subject, or read the most trending articles. These sites and apps will give you an interesting way to consume news."
John Evans

11 Must-Have Meal Planning and Nutrition Apps [Infographic] - 2 views

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    "Eating healthy and staying fit can be a challenge. You want to eat right without sacrificing deliciousness or spending a fortune. You want to stay motivated to exercise and stay in shape.

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    The good news is that tech can help. Handy apps can help you plan meals that are healthy, delicious and nutritious. Using these apps you can find recipes, check out nutrition information, plan grocery lists, schedule meal plans, track your exercise and more.

    This infographic shows 11 highly rated apps that can help you eat healthier and stay fit more easily."
John Evans

12 Excellent Chemistry Apps for High School Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobil... - 1 views

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    "Another collection of good educational iPad apps specifically curated from iTunes App Store for high school teachers and students. These are apps to help students with chemistry learning from understanding the elements, molecules and atoms to exploring chemical reactions.They provide students  with activities, video lessons, simulated experimentations,  periodic tables and several other materials to boost their chemistry learning."
John Evans

Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic audiences, explain their thinking through screencasting, or use scannable technology in the math classroom, for example. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their math fluency. You might decide to use an app on this list as part of an intervention plan or add it to a newsletter for families."
John Evans

13 Useful Apps for Off the Grid Adventures - 1 views

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    "Though purists may say nothing can replace a printed topographic map, the world's leading smartphone apps are getting close. Technology is making it easier than ever to get lost in an adventure without getting lost in the wilderness, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy these benefits even when you've ventured to signal-free zones. Try one of these useful off-line apps on your next remote mountain trek, camping trip, or deep-sea dive to stay connected and informed without an internet connection."
John Evans

Best Must-have Apps to Edit Your Instagram Pictures. - DESK of Tobias van Schneider - 2 views

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    "After so many people asked me this question, I wanted to take some time and walk you through my process of editing pictures for Instagram."
John Evans

AASL Best Apps and Best Websites - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 2 views

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    "On Saturday, AASL committee members announced the 2017 Best Websites and 2017 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

    In case you missed those big reveals, no worries!  Actually, worry-big time. You are in for a serious summer rabbit hole adventure.
    Now in its ninth year, The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning list presents 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher partners."
Phil Taylor

Developing critical reading skills with media literacy apps on Chromebooks - 6 views

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    "Developing critical reading skills with media literacy apps on Chromebooks"
John Evans

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. X - 0 views

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    "Welcome to the weekly edition of The Edtech Smackdown-a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities, tools and articles curated from various social media spaces throughout the past week.

    Check out some super cool edtech gems right here, right now and get ready to use these ideas to support learning and to engage students in your classroom!"
John Evans

The Tech Edvocate's 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps - The Tech ... - 4 views

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    "Technology is changing the way we teach and learn at a rapid speed. So, how can teachers make learning more interactive and more fun with technology? True, teachers can make up games to teach a concept that involves every student. But, when teachers need to help students in small groups or one-on-one, how can they make sure that other students are actively practicing subject-area skills?

    One of the great aspects of having tablets, laptops, and desktops in the classroom is the availability educational apps. With these apps, students can individually learn, practice, study, and have fun with different subjects and concepts. Luckily, there are many good, quality apps for students of all ages. It is important to note that this list is separated into categories, and the apps in each category are not in rank ordered. Here are 116 of the best teaching and learning apps for 2017."
John Evans

12 Good iPad Coding Apps for Middle School Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile... - 1 views

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    "Here is a collection of some good iPad coding apps we curated for you from iTunes App Store. These are apps you can use with your middle school students to teach them everything related to coding and programming.  These include tutorials, guides, interactive games and several other materials ideal for use with students in class. "
John Evans

The Best Windows 10 Apps - 1 views

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    "Here, we've rounded up some of the best Windows 10 apps. Make sure you let us know what we missed!"
John Evans

3 Free Virtual and Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom | MindShift | KQED News - 2 views

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    "Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have never been more accessible for teachers and students. Of course, the technology isn't perfect yet, and the content offerings can be hit or miss. But, considering how many students carry smartphones, and with cardboard-style VR viewers starting at about $15, it's easier than ever to give kids immersive VR and AR experiences in class."
John Evans

12 Good Mac Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 1 views

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    "Below is a selection of some good Mac apps curated specifically for Music teachers. These are applications you can use to help you with songwriting and editing on Mac, designing new sounds, processing audio, building synthesizers, recording digital audio, and many more. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.
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John Evans

12 Great Social Studies Apps for Elementary Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobil... - 1 views

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    "This is the seventh post is a series of posts covering educational iPad apps to use with elementary students. We are trying to build a repository of good apps elementary students and teachers can easily  access and use in their learning and instruction. To learn more about the previous posts we have published so far check out this section. Today's collection features a number of useful apps to use with young learners when teaching social studies. These apps, which we curated from iTunes App Collections, cover 3 main themes: Geography, History and World Cultures."
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