Apps For Educators Which ones are the best?

There are many apps out there for education, but which ones work the best? Which ones are suitable for you? Here is a brief presentation looking at a variety of apps and their purpose.

Students can create beautiful presentations with this app. It’s great for pairing short poems and images. "We built Haiku Deck to deliver powerful slides that make your presentations engaging and memorable."

Free to try in Public mode, then it is $4.99 a month for a yearly subscription. Essentially this is like PowerPoint, but the format is easy to use and focuses on one specific topic. This can be used both online and offline. *To download a copy of your presentation, you need a subscription.*

The Results: More time teaching and learning, less time struggling with software. More memorable presentations. Presentations look great on desktop, mobile, or embedded in web sites. The result is presentations are inherently visual, memorable, and engaging.

This app makes it easy to create new videos for learning. For example, “it’s a great tool for explaining math strategies with voice, pen and screen recorder,” says TED-Ed community member Melissa Julian. ”It also lets students make learning resources for other children to use.”

Record your voice and iPad® screen to create dynamic video tutorials that students and colleagues can access any time, as needed. Import documents and pictures from your Photo Library, Dropbox and Google Drive. Display a custom map. Insert any webpage. Snap a photo or search the web for the perfect image, right within the app. In addition to sharing your videos with other Educreations users, you can also send videos over email, post to YouTube, Edmodo and Twitter, embed on your website, or save to your Camera Roll, Dropbox or Google Drive. Finished videos are automatically saved to your Educreations account and are instantly ready to be viewed online and shared with others. You control who can see what.

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Basically, it’s an interactive whiteboard. “It’s one of the most versatile apps you can have in your toolbox,” says TED-Ed community member Caroline Taylor-Levey. Educreations

This program is only offered online. The Explain Everything Whiteboard edition is $15.99 (one time) or the Classic version is $7.99 (one time). You or your students can create presentations using this app. This app also allows students and teachers to collaborate on different projects. "Explain Everything™ is a platform for seamless thought sharing and inspiration. Draw, insert, move, rotate, and record - visualize your thoughts, ideas, and share them."

Google Apps For Education (GAFE) -- Focus on Google Classroom
Your Course, in one place!

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/05/15/10-ways-google-classroom-will-make-learning-better/

1. Put all of our Google Apps work in one place

2. Make more features available to teachers of all tech ability levels

3. Centralize communication between teachers and students

4. Simplify providing feedback on assessments to students

5. Make classroom creation a breeze

6. Make other learning management systems shudder

7. Become a permanent fixture for Google

8. Save some trees and sore muscles

9. Provide a grade-recording interface

10. Become a hub for all Google Apps work for all classes

Flashcards are a time-tested method of study, but they can be easy to loose track of given their size and durability. With Studyblue, teachers can create digital sets of flashcards, study guides, and quizzes, each complete with optional audio and video. Moreover, students can create and share their own sets of flashcards and study tools, giving them a convenient place to start studying outside of simple lectures and text books. For $8 a month per semester, students have access to more study materials with StudyBlue PRO.

Teach Learn Lead is like Facebook for teachers, where you can meet like-minded colleagues who may be anywhere in the country, but have relevant experience to share.

My personal spark page. Saves all of your projects in one place

From Adobe that allows students to narrate a story over an array of digital images. It doesn’t require any video, rather the tool moves images forward in a cinematic fashion.

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