Free apps for educators

Free apps for educators

first_imgCourtesy of Google ImagesClassroom technology has come a long way since chalk and the blackboard. Now, more and more classrooms are being outfitted with laptops, SMART boards and even iPads. In order to keep up with the changing times and technologies, it is a good idea for teachers to be aware of the many apps available for them and how they can be used in the classroom.Here is a list of just a few helpful apps to help you or the teacher in your life get started.Teacher ToolsEvernote: lets you take notes, create to-do lists, search through images, and share your memories. Everything is seamlessly synchronized across all the devices and platforms you use, including Evernote for Mac, Evernote Web, and Evernote for Windows.DropBox: free, online storage accessible wherever you areShowMe: turns the iPad into an interactive whiteboardTime Timer: free timer, great for testing and reading breaksEdu Teacher: lists best web tools and reviews educational websitesSocrative: Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.Multimedia ToolsVoice Thread: create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos — basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. Story Wheel: allows the user to spin a wheel of images and create a story, complete with animation, based on the image chosen.Math ToolsClockMaster: helps students learn to tell time and establish an understanding of the relationship between hours/minutes and analog/digitalGraphing Calculator: includes the usual arithmetic functions and exponentiation, along with roots, intersections and a unit converter among otherScience and Social Studies Tools Discover: “Wikipedia in a magazine”The Weather ChannelMolecules: 3D renderingsBe sure to check out the complete list and email Karen Janowski at [email protected] if you have any questions.Also, be sure to listen to the INDATA Podcast about iPads at Danville High School, Part 1 and Part 2, if you want to know more about what one school is doing to stay ahead of the technology curve.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU164 – Trick my iPhone with Wade Wingler *special episode*July 18, 2014In “Assistive Technology Update”AM119 – EvernoteSeptember 6, 2013In “Accessibility Minute”ATU082 – Livescribe Smartpen (Brian Rodriquez), Top 10 Podcasts, Time Magazine’s Top 10 Tech, NFB’s Protest of Amazon’s Kindle, Bridging Apps reviews EvernoteDecember 21, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img

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