Archive for the ‘Apps’ Category
Inside our first collaborative studio, Scoot & Doodle on G+ Hangouts, young people connect face-to-face, teaming up with others to tackle creative challenges, draw, tell stories, do homework and collaborate on projects in real-time. All this is done while naturally practicing the ‘Four Cs’: creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking—which educators know are vital elements to a student’s future success in life and work.
L’Escapadou is a family design studio dedicated to creating fun, creative and entertaining apps for iPad and iPhone, with a focus on educational apps for kids. We are a homeschooling family, and watching our children – 4 and 7 years old – learn has always been a great inspiration for the educational tools we make. Most have also been inspired by the Montessori method. We also have a strong belief that creativity is essential to a kid’s development and well-being, which led us to create toys such as Draw with Stars! All the family is working to create great user experience for kids. Design and graphics are done by Dad and Mum, Programming is done by Dad, and testing and feedback is done by our two daughters !
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.
There are plenty of apps you can use in education. There are even apps created specifically for use in education. Apple has a whole category dedicated to education in the App store. But how do you really know which ones are worth downloading, or possibly even paying for? TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) to the rescue! TCEA regularly tests available apps and recommends apps that teachers should be using. TCEA maintains a list of recommended apps in a shared document via Google Docs. The list is organized by subject area and free apps are color coded in white.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Easy Notecards is an online studying tool that uses interactive notecards to makes it quick and easy for you to learn new material. Easy Notecards is a great tool for both students and teachers.
What sets Easy Notecards apart from the other notecard/flashcard sites out there is it allows you to create notecards for a specific book. Easy Notecards even goes one step further by allowing you to enter the chapter(s) the notecards are for. This makes it so much easier to find what you are looking for since Easy Notecards organizes notecards by chapters within a book. And since each notecard set has a Helpfulness Rating you won’t waste time studying notecards that aren’t very good.
SoapBox is a controlled digital space, designed to improve student engagement by breaking down the barriers students face when deciding whether or not to participate in class, and gives teachers a concrete assessment of student comprehension, in real time.
Snaplr is a simple way to capture and annotate your desktop’s activity. Its Free to download, a great addition for your email/collaboration tool.
After taking your screenshot, you can highlight a specific screenshot area further with a set of drawing tools.
Copy your screenshot to the clipboard and paste it to an outlook email or save it as a png attachment instead.
After purchasing an iPhone or iPod Touch, maybe even both, you may be wondering what apps are available to support your learning in current or future adult education courses. Wonder no more! There are a number of free and low cost applications available for use in college education or continuing education courses.
These education apps are designed to take advantage of the digital capabilities of iPod Touches and iPhones. They also reduce or even eliminate the need for other digital devices, such as a Netbook computer. One example is an app which turns an iPod Touch into a graphing calculator. There are also several EBook applications which allow you to read books and documents in plain text, PDF, html, Kindle, or Nook formats. The following are 10 education programs suitable for adult education. These are a sample of what is available from the iTunes App store.