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  • Assessment Apps for the 21st Century Classroom

    By: Katie Becker | November, 2013 | 1,656 views | No Comments | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    What is one thing that every teacher has in common? I’ll give you another clue– teachers do it every day. Can you guess what it is?
    Okay, so it could be a lot of things. However, I am referring to assessment; more specifically the assessing and observing of students in the classroom. Thanks to mobile devices, doing this has been easier than ever before, especially when it comes to managing, recording, and even improving these assessments.
     
    That being said, I would like to share some apps that are great for assessment in …

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  • Dare to bring creativity to the classroom?

    By: Katie Becker | October, 2013 | 1,404 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    It takes courage to be creative. — E. Paul Torrance
    E. Paul Torrence, known as the “Father of Creativity,” spent the bulk of his life researching how to quantify creativity. Throughout his studies, he found that the levels of creativity can be increased through practice, and believed that creative thinking can be taught even to those who seem to be “non-thinkers.”

    Did you know that 82% of students wish they had more exposure to creative thinking in the classroom (source)? While most educators don’t focus solely on teaching creativity to their students, …

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  • Best Education Apps of 2013

    By: Diane Weaver | June, 2013 | 2,001 views | 3 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    Hopefully in your world, worrying about which day to reserve the computer lab is becoming a thing of the past; now many teachers can turn to bring your own device (BYOD) methods for learning. While implementing a BYOD program provides great opportunity, it also brings many factors into question: What devices should be used? Which apps are the best?
    New applications for mobile devices are released each day. (As if choosing which devices to use with students is not difficult enough, add on top of that choosing which apps to use …

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  • Six iPhone Apps for the Studying Student

    By: Aaron Morrison | November, 2011 | 3,885 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

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    As we get deeper into the school year, students may feel they have an overload of information they must learn and retain. Not only are they cramming facts into their brains, but they must also remember deadlines for assignments and possibly recall where they placed a paper they need as a resource. Among that, November is an especially demanding time for students as they prepare for finals, and some may even find this month a time they must dedicate to saving a failing grade. With all of the …

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  • Five Apps for Teacher Organization

    By: Aaron Morrison | October, 2011 | 3,468 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    With all of the lessons to plan, emails to read, and grades to calculate, it’s no wonder why teaching can be overwhelming. As educators, there is often a heap load to do in so little time, that it becomes difficult to squeeze it all in without surrendering quality. Being organized is the agent to managing time, remaining efficient, and even staying sane during the demanding moments throughout the school year. A few months back we shared “Apps, Software, and Sites Every Teacher Should Know About,” and since organization truly matters, …

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  • Apps for Educators: Science

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 4,516 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    Science is vital to human life.  In fact, it is intensely woven into our daily decisions and routines.  To put it frankly, “Science affects us all, every day of the year, from the moment we wake up, all day long, and through the night. Your digital alarm clock, the weather report, the asphalt you drive on, the bus you ride in, your decision to eat a baked potato instead of fries, your cell phone, the antibiotics that treat your sore throat, the clean water that comes from your faucet, and …

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  • Apps For Educators: Mathematics

    By: Aaron Morrison | August, 2011 | 4,775 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    This week we are highlighting apps that focus on a different type of literacy. The process of developing literacy skills such as reading and writing are well known, but there is another type of literacy that is often overlooked- Math Literacy. Oxford Learning states, “Math literacy, also known as numeracy, means having the ability to problem-solve, reason and analyze information.” To learn more about what it means to be literate in math check out this article, What Does Math Literacy Mean?
    Math is everywhere and is used everyday! With …

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  • Apps For Educators: History

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2011 | 3,750 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    I often meet people who are indifferent to hearing or learning anything historical. When these people start telling me how much they disliked history classes growing up, my eyes start to get real big and my mouth opens in shock. Usually these conversations end with me informing people they were taught history all wrong.
    If taught correctly, History and Social Studies classes should not only inform students about world cultures, governments, and religions, but also inspire creativity! This small list of History-based apps can give teachers extra inspiration to ensure historical …

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  • Apps For Educators: English Language Arts

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2011 | 8,600 views | 9 Comments | Posted in: Technology in the Classroom

    Today we are highlighting English Language Art apps. With the hundreds of apps available for English Language Arts, it’s clear that this resource has the potential to be a fantastic tool in the classroom! We’ve chosen these specific apps based on education potential, design, creativity and statistic capabilities. These apps help students with things like Spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Like the 7 literature apps we shared last week, these English Language Art apps are great to use in the classroom, share with parents, and find inspirations for lesson plans!

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  • Apps for Educators: Literature

    By: Aaron Morrison | July, 2011 | 5,961 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    It’s hard to believe that a few years ago apps were essentially nonexistent. While many of us were trying to wrap our minds around the idea of having Internet capabilities on our cellphones, the concept of apps was developed and beginning to be implemented.  Now there are thousands of apps for smartphones, iPods, and iPads! They range from the bizarre and goofy to the educational and inspiring. As we pondered the influence apps can have on education, we decided it would be fitting to dedicate some of our summer blog …

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