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Top six Apps for creating word clouds - ICTEvangelist - 3 views

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    "I wrote in my book about the power of using word clouds in the classroom. They are such a good tool for activities linked to literacy, problem solving and much more.

    The classic Wordle and Tagxedo still rank highly in my estimation but as more and more use of technology moves to tablets and other mobile devices; so the search for a decent word cloud generator moves from the desktop to the mobile device too. Over time, more and more Apps have become available on the App Store and so in this post I'll explore my top six Apps for creating word clouds using iOS devices. Note, not all of these apps have Android alternatives although some have."
John Evans

7 Fun and Creative Apps and Websites That Teach Kids to Code - Emerging Education Techn... - 1 views

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    "Computer coding is becoming an increasingly popular activity for today's technology oriented kids. Even kids who do not plan to grow up and become computer programmers are enjoying the control and autonomy that coding delivers.

    Coding encourages kids to be creative, think logically and develop critical thinking skills that they will need throughout their lives.

    The skills young students develop through these early coding experiences can also help them to succeed in their education. With coding, kids get to try out new solutions to problems and tinker around with what can happen in various situations. The following seven visually oriented and child-friendly apps can help to teach even the youngest children how to code."
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    nice post...really helpful.
John Evans

Best Apps and Best Websites Reveals - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 1 views

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    "Each year many of us look forward to the annual reveal of the AASL Best Websites and Best Apps at ALA Annual Conference.
    In case you missed those big reveals a couple of week ago, no worries!  (Rather, worry. For you are in for a serious rabbit hole experience.)
    Summer is here and you will be able to squeeze in at least a few explorations of some new tools to bring back to school from among both of the committee's selections.
    There were so many goodies and you can enjoy them in a variety of publication platforms."
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7 Tech Tools to Capture Stories: Creation Apps & Websites - Class Tech Tips - 2 views

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    "A few weeks ago I heard the amazing Katie Cunningham discuss the power of storytelling - check out her new book here. She shared some of the ways you can support student storytellers and it got me thinking… how can we use technology tools to capture stories? I've put together a list of my favorite creation apps and websites to help you leverage technology tools to help students tell their stories.

    What I love about this list of tools is how you can tailor them to the needs of your students. Maybe your kids will tell their stories through voice recordings or a slideshow of pictures. Some students might write a thousand words in one sitting while others will retell a special moment in just a few sentences. The creation apps and websites featured below will let students capture stories with your guidance and support."
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12 Great iPad Apps for Librarians (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Lea... - 0 views

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    "Here is a handy visual for librarians featuring 12 of what we think are very good iPad apps they can use in their daily work. The visual is based on a post we shared here a few months ago. For more app suggestions for librarians, we recommend  Nicole Hennig's book : Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage which covers in more details over 100 Android and iPad apps. You can also check this infographic featuring 30 good web tools for librarians."
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10 Popular Apps for English Language Learners and Teachers | Getting Smart - 1 views

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    "The spike in the number of technology-enabled classrooms in the past few years clearly indicates what a crucial role technology already plays when it comes to education.

    The dawn of mobile phones has changed the way people access information. Almost everything we need is available at our fingertips and available on demand. The fact that the current breed of students is comfortable using cool new gadgets only goes to show that the influence of technology is here to stay.

    The market is full of apps that make any classroom an interesting place for both students and teachers. From easy-to-use user interfaces, to customizable features to suit individual needs, these apps have been built to deliver great user experience. My experience using these below listed apps has been great. While some of them were recommended to me by my colleagues, a few others were suggested by my students. I've greatly benefitted from their uber cool features and I hope you will, too. Here is my favorites list:"
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Great iPad apps for creating art | #stateoftheART by Creatubbles - 0 views

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    "For those lucky enough to have an iPad in the art room, there are a number of creative apps just waiting to be enjoyed. We've done a round-up of just some of the fantastic ones out there.

    But before you dive in, remember to set up a free account on Creatubbles, so that you can store and share all of the great results!"
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10 Free (or Cheap) Travel Apps Worth Downloading - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "After a week of downloading and trying out various travel and navigation apps, I reached an unfortunate conclusion: Most of them are worthless - clunky, buggy, seemingly desultory efforts by developers rushing a poor product to market. There are a few, though, that provide elegant solutions to some of travel's more common complications, doing what a good app should do: make life easier. Here are seven free travel apps that are worth your time, and three that are worth your money."
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5 Tools to Watch the Night Sky and Track Events in Astronomy - 0 views

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    "Remember how you felt when you first looked at the night sky through a telescope? All those stars, those distant planets - celestial bodies that form poetry in the blackness of deep space. A little help from technology can let you rediscover that child-like joy.

    Now, there are already programs like Stellarium to learn about the night sky from your computer. But we're going to be looking at sites and apps that accompany real-life star-gazers who need to know what to look at up above, and when to head out of town to capture breath-taking vistas."
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Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Read on for a list of 50 games trying new things on your mobile devices, often below the limelight at the top of the app store charts."
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