Are you looking for a one stop shop for help when it comes to educational apps? Do you have a content area in mind, but just need a fun app for the classroom? The University of Nebraska Lincoln has the Youtube channel for you! They have videos on how to use apps that help with everything from math to music, and topic from Pinterest to pythahrian theorems. I found something new and useful in every video. While they have new information of popular apps like Twitter and Pinterest, they have ideas on how to use new apps that I had never heard of before like PhEt and Canary Learning. They even have ideas for Pokemon Go. As someone who will be teaching agriculture in my classroom these videos still showed me how I could use almost all of these in my classroom, or at least sparked ideas of how I could. Check out Mobile Learning in the Classroom at www.youtube.com/user/TechEdge01/videos
One of my favorites of videos that I watched was Episode 12, Presentation Apps. I am very familiar with Google apps, so I like the idea of Google Slides. I love collaboration with students. If you are wanting your students to work together while coming up with a present this app would be great. This app is great because students can work on it on any device. I see myself using this app when I am teaching a lesson and want students to take notes. The students can work together and share the notes so that they can take notes and pay attention at the same time. Any student that can read and write or type can use this useful app. Click on the picture (right) to access this free app on the Apple iTunes Store.
When I was in high school I used to use Khan Academy all the time. Unfortunately I thought it was mainly for math. Contrary to what I thought it's like an educational Youtube full of different topics. I totally believe that every student needs this app on their iPads or device for that go-to help when they need to learn something, or when something may not clique the first time. I see myself using this app for a lot of the science topics found inside. I also see myself sharing the circumference and area lessons as a review for my farm management classes. This free app is great for students of all ages from one to college aged. I would suggest students using this on their free time or have structured video viewing, so that they don't roam and watch videos on other topics when you don't want them to. Get started downloading it now by clicking the picture of the app on the left.
Now that I have shared a great app for students, this app is great for teachers. I know many educators out there like me who love organization apps and this puts students grades all in one spot. This app is like many others that we've probably seen before like Canvas, Powerschool and Blackboard. As I played around with this app it was easy to use and maneuver. While there are some features that might seem to get in the way, I like that it was organized and put everything front and center where you could see. This app is free and can be accessed to the left by clicking on the picture. A lot of times the app that teachers use for grades is determined by the school as a whole I know, but I would suggest the use of this one totally. Another benefit to this app is that it is a Google connected app that makes it easy to log in and doesn't mean another password to remember.
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