Over 200 Art Books Are Now Free to Download and Read

April 27, 2017
We have just learned through Open Culture that New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has made several of its digitized artworks available for free. This includes a collection of 200 art books that are now free to read and download in both PDF and ePub formats. All of these items are available on The Internet Archive.

 Guggenheim Art books are organized by topic, collection, creator  and language. You can run a quick search to locate specific art books you are interested in. You can also filter your search results using criteria such as title or date published. Additionally, you can search for artworks published by a specific creator. Once you find what you are looking for, click on its title and you will be directed to a page on The Internet Archive where you can read or download the book.

50 Good iPad Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten

April 26, 2017
Looking for some good iPad apps to use with young learners? The chart below has you covered. We spent sometime going through iTunes App store collections for preschool and kindergarten and curated for you the list below. Most of these apps have already been reviewed in previous posts here in EdTech and mLearning. The apps cover different topics from learning math and languages to learning coding, have a look and share with us your feedback. (Links are under the visual).

50 Good iPad Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten

Here are the links to the apps featured in the visual above:

iPad Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten

26 Effective Ways to Use Twitter As A Teacher

April 26, 2017
Twitter is probably one of the most popular social media platforms among teachers and educators. Our Twitter section here in EdTech and mLearning features tons of interesting resources to help you make the best of this social media tool in both your instruction and in your professional development. In today’s post, we are adding another excellent resource to our Twitter archive. This is a handy infographic created by the folks in Fedena featuring 26 effective ways teachers and educators can use Twitter. We invite you to check it out and, as always, share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

26 Effective Ways to Use Twitter As A Teacher
Courtesy of Elearning infographics

9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students

April , 2017
Chrome browser has a number of interesting educational extensions to enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Over the last few years we have reviewed hundreds of these extensions which you can access from this page. Today, we are sharing with you 9 effective tools students can use to help them with their online research.  From conducting image searches to saving relevant content to Google Drive, students will absolutely love these extensions. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

This visual is also available for free download in PDF format from this page. Below are links to the extensions featured in the graphic:

9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students

Over 40 iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students

April 25, 2017
Here is an interesting resource specifically designed for elementary school teachers and students. This is a handy chart featuring a number of key iPad math apps for elementary students. These are all apps that have been featured in iTunes App Store  Elementary School collections. The apps are arranged into 6 main categories: Measurement and Data; Shapes and Spacial Reasoning, The Number System, Drill and Practice, Beyond Drill: Strategy; and Brain Busters.

Make sure you bookmark and save the chart for later reference. We also welcome your feedback on our Facebook page. Enjoy

Measurement and Data
Shapes and Spatial Reasoning
The Number System
Drill and Practice
Beyond Drill: Strategy
Brain Busters

An Interesting App for Adding Maps to Photos

April 25, 2017
Photo Mapo is a cool iPad app that allows you to add maps to your photos.You can use it to add context to photos you include in your instruction and create mapped collections that can be easily shared with others. Photo Mapo, as we have indicated in an earlier post, is on sale now for free and only for a limited period of time. This deal is valid at least in the Canadian and American iTunes App Stores. Hopefully it will be still free by the time you are reading this post.

Photo Mapo provides a number of interesting features. There are over 20 predesigned styles to choose from. You can customize your photos the way you want, you can change the background, select different map types and add descriptions to your mapped photos. There is also the option to add GPS locations to pictures that do not have one. When you are done, you can share your final product through social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Instagram, or send it via email or save it to camera roll. Give it a try and see if you like it.