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John Evans

Educational Technology Guy: Virtual Reality Apps for Education - 0 views

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    "Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the newer technologies moving into the classroom. Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are the two most popular, but here are some more great VR apps for education:

    (these are links to the Google Play store, but they all have iOS versions also)"
John Evans

Some of The Best Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technolog... - 0 views

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    "Below are two handy visuals we published awhile ago featuring what we think are some of the best educational web tools and iPad apps curated specifically for librarians. The web tools are organized into the following categories: Database portals, research tools, curation tools, animated video tools, poster creation tools, note taking tools, timeline creation tools, tools communicate with parents, presentation tools and reference tools. "
John Evans

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom | EdSurge News - 1 views

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    "We've all heard it before: "A picture is worth a thousand words." That famous idiom (or is it a cliche?) first appeared in a 1911 newspaper and has been widely used since. In today's society, however, the phrase has taken on a whole new meaning. Using images instead of text to convey ideas-known as "picting"-is becoming the norm among today's digital-first students."
John Evans

6 Great GPS Navigational Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mo... - 0 views

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    "In today's post we are sharing with you some very good iPad apps students can use to help them navigate the world in an easier and faster way. Using these apps will enable them to save time planning for trips, get the fastest routes to specific locations, avoid traffic disruptions, navigate the urban transit system  effectively, access offline transit maps and many more. We tried to include apps that work worldwide"
John Evans

7 Must Have Digital Literacy Apps, Tools, and Resources - The Edvocate - 2 views

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    "Teaching in a digital world, while essential, can be a difficult task. The digital world is constantly evolving, and it can be hard to keep up with new trends. And while students often enter the classroom with a high degree of digital awareness, it is often confined to the world of social media. How then, do educators learn about digital literacy, so they can model and teach it to their students?  Thankfully, there are tons of apps, tools, and resources that can help. We decided to profile the best ones."
John Evans

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding | Common Sense Education - 1 views

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    "Computers intersect with every aspect of kids' lives, but most kids don't understand how they work. Through coding, students build essential literacy skills, gain an understanding of logic and sequence, and learn the mechanics of iteration. These tools support project-based learning and give students the freedom to create, collaborate, hack, remix, and tinker with their own unique designs. Using these picks, kids can unlock the logic of code and the basics of programming, turning computers into tools to make new things.

    If you're looking to begin coding lessons in your classroom, check out our Teaching Strategies for how to Get Started With Coding in Your Classroom."
John Evans

A List of 15 Apps That Will Engage Students Outside Class - 4 views

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    "Chances are if you're a teacher that you've considered how to continue to engage students once classes are over for the day, or even the year. Above all, beyond our daily interactions with learners, we'll always want their curiosity to continue and this is a commendable mindset. So what about a selection of apps that can make this happen?
    Thankfully, Dave Saltmarsh from eSchool News has recently come up with a terrific list of apps that are designed to engage students during "rainy days, road trips or any time in between." Check out the links he has compiled below."
John Evans

6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips - Class Tech Tips - 3 views

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    "You might watch Netflix, HBO Go, or Hulu Plus for personal use on your iPad, but while these may not always be appropriate for students, there are many free iPad apps for streaming video that will work great in your classroom. The days of running to the VCR to record a clip from a television program are long gone. If you want to hook students with a film clip, to connect your classwork to reality television, or to inspire children's interest in a topic through educational programming, there are many apps that can be used to stream content on your iPad."
John Evans

The Impact of Student-Created Apps | Edutopia - 1 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 - 4 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 ... - 4 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."
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