Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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“The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.”

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Visual Mapping: Two iPad Apps for improving your computer mindmaps and presentations

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“During my visual mapping training in Spain and in France, people often ask me where I’ve found the images and icons I use in my presentations and visual maps. Most of these images are created using two powerful and intuitive iPad Apps: Paper and Tayasui Sketches. Here are some details and examples.”

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Beacon Teachers of ICT: 1-1 iPad Learning at Richmond

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“Thanks so much to Kim, Paddy and Matt for hosting us – wonderful hospitality, and most impressed that we got fed! Always memorable in my book! A thought provoking and thoroughly hands on day! I certainly had plenty to take away and reflect on.

I know that many of us have perhaps one or two devices per classroom, and it was great to discuss ideas about different ways to manage this. I took on Kim’s advice and just let a couple of kids have devices to themselves for their morning’s literacy time. The chosen children were, of course, thrilled, and I have now started to build Book Creator “experts” so that they can teach their peers.”

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Good Free App of the Day: Phonics Studio – Smart Apps For Kids

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“I was looking at free app notifications – nothing was getting me excited and I thought, why do I keep saving Phonics Studio? I need to share this app! We’ve done GFAOTD features on a number of offerings from Grasshopper Apps because they’re high quality, free and customizable. This one is certainly no exception.

 

If you have a child who is learning phonics, how sounds blend or needs articulation practice, this is a must-download. All speech therapists and teachers should definitely have Phonics Studio in their app arsenal.

 

It comes with over 2,500 gorgeous, high-quality flashcards. It’s totally customizable and supports multiple users. It tracks data. You can use the sounds that come with the app or record your own. Your child can record their own for practice. The app even does your ironing.

 

*That last statement isn’t actually true.”

 

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