Some Very Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

October 24, 2017
Looking for some good educational apps that work with Google Classroom, the list below has you covered. The apps are arranged into four main categories: connect with school systems, engage students with interactive teaching tools, improve reading and writing skills, and teach coding and STEM. Check them out and share with us your feedback.



Categories
Tools
Connect with school systems
Engage students with interactive teaching tools
Improve reading and writing skills
Teach coding and STEM


16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

18 Good Educational Chromebook Apps to Use in Your Class

October 23, 2017
 For those of you inquiring about educational Chromebook apps to use with students in class. Here is a collection of some of our favourite titles you can start with. These are tools that will enable you to :'create timelines, design educational videos and tutorials, make beautiful posters for your class, engage students in digital storytelling activities, gather students feedback for formative assessment purposes and many more. We have arranged these apps into the visual below which you can download in PDF format from this page. Links to the apps are included in a table placed under the visual.'

Links to the apps are in the chart under the visual
   18 Good Educational Chromebook Apps to Use in Your Class


Categories
Apps
Apps for creating videos
Apps for digital storytelling
Apps for creating timelines
Apps for taking notes
Apps for collecting students feedback
Apps for creating educational posters

9 Fundamental Android Apps for Every Classroom

October 23, 2017
Here is a collection of some good educational Android apps we recommend for teachers using Android devices in their instruction. These are apps you can use for a variety of instructional purposes. Some of the things you can do with them include: boost students learning with easy to make flashcards, get help with math homework using the camera of your phone, ‘play fun learning games and cool quizzes anywhere and anytime’,  connect and communicate easily with parents, create a virtual space to connect with students and share learning resources, create digital portfolios, learn through educational videos and tutorials and many more. Links to the apps are under the visual.


9 Good Android Apps to Try Out in Your Class
1- Google Classroom
‘Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized. ’
2- Quizlet
‘Quizlet is the easiest way to practice and master what you’re learning. Create your own flashcards and study sets or choose from millions created by other students.’
3- Photomath
‘Simply point your camera toward a math problem and Photomath will magically show the result with a detailed step-by-step instructions.’
4- Kahoot
‘Play fun learning games and cool quizzes anywhere and anytime, on your own or with your friends. Kahoot! makes learning awesome - and homework, too!’
5- Remind
‘Remind (formerly Remind101) is a communication app that helps school communities connect quickly and efficiently.’
6- Edmodo
‘With Edmodo, you can reach every student in your class. Students can login and participate from any phone, tablet or computer, and can check assignments from within the app. Facilitate discussion within a single class group or browse topics for resources related to your subject.’
7- ClassDojo
‘ClassDojo helps teachers build a positive classroom culture by encouraging students and communicating with parents.’
8- Khan Academy
‘Learn using videos, interactive exercises, and in-depth articles in math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra), science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics, and even the humanities with playlists on art history, civics, finance, and more.’
9- Seesaw
‘Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of all ages to independently document and share what they are learning at school.’

Grab These Apps They Are Free Apps

October 22, 2017
Here is a collection of some good iPad apps you may want to try out. These apps are free today and only for a limited period of time. Some of the things you can do with them include: learn to create beautiful 3D models, easily learn English grammar, create awesome formatted text document with just plain text, learn about shape identification and recognition, effectively manage your time using a powerful timer and many more.

Grab These Apps They Are Free Apps

1- Blox 3D
‘Blox 3D is a fun and easy way for kids to learn 3D modelling. Create beautiful objects in a simple and intuitive manner using tap and double tap to delete.Add animated objects like gears,propellers and wheels to make them come alive. Blox 3D has been designed to develop children's creativity and visualization skills.’

2- Tayasui Blocks
‘Tayasui Blocks is a uniquely creative app that allows you to build amazing universe! Make great models and share them with the world or enjoy other users creations.’

3- Pronto — Timer App
‘Pronto is a minute-based timer app with a faible for good design. It fits in perfectly as your any-time reminder. Just turn the knob to set a time. Push start to begin the countdown. It’s that easy.’

4- Preposition Master
‘Learn English and grammar free by putting the prepositions in place to form correct sentences and sayings.Preposition Master is a fun and educational game for kids and English language students of all ages who want to learn and improve their language skills in a more entertaining way.’

5- Colorburn - 1000 filters camera for photo and video
‘Colorburn is a camera app with 1000 filters, the most amount filters in App Store, created especially for those who love to stand out. A photo-filter app with a unique twist, Colorburn makes it easy and fun to turn your favorite moments into cool-looking memories.’

6- Shape Game Colors Free Preschool Games for Kids
‘Teaches shape identification and recognition by combining exciting card matching game play with professional narration, fun music and positive feedback. It's fun and easy for kids to use.’

7- MarkLite-A delicate markdown editor
‘MarkLite is an markdown editor,you can use it to create beautiful formatted text document with just plain text. MarkLite is a pure editor specifically for writers who use markdown,there is no any advertisements in app,you can focus on your creation.You can export your markdown file as html or pdf,and it is easy to sync your files with iCloud&airDrop.’

4 Excellent News Sources Apps for Young Learners

Looking for some good news sources for kids? The collection below is a good place to start with. It features four excellent iPad apps to use with your kids to help them connect with the world and become global citizens. The apps feature a wide variety of news stories and articles that are reader friendly and tailored to kids reading levels. Besides helping them read to learn, news stories will also enable them to develop their vocabulary and enhance their reading skills. We have curated these apps from Common Sense Media list that features a number of other interesting news sources for kids. Check it out to learn more.
  4 Excellent News Sources Apps for Young Learners

5 Great iPad Strategy Games for Students

October 21, 2017
When it comes to strategy games, the educational benefits are noticeably manifest. Learners get to develop a complex set of thinking skills that include strategic, mathematical and computational thinking. They also get to practice and improve other cognitive competencies such as decision making, situational awareness, problem solving and many more. To this end, we have curated for you five of the best strategy game apps (as featured in iTunes App Store) that will help your students and kids reap the cognitive benefits of gamified learning.

5 Great iPad Strategy Games for Students

1- March of Empires
‘Brace yourself for an age of massive medieval war, where you will march over your rivals’ burning remains in an all-out quest to conquer! Fortify your castle, forge an army and enter the ultimate MMO of global domination! But as your civilization grows, you’ll clash with ambitious powers, and only one king can claim the throne! ‘

2- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
‘Live your Star Wars™ dreams as you fight with your favorite dark and light side heroes across iconic locations to become master of the galaxy. Create and customize your dream squad using characters from every era, including new characters from Star Wars™: The Force Awakens and Rogue One™: A Star Wars™ Story. Engage in epic turn-based battles, confront giant bosses, progress your characters, and take your experience to the next level!’

3- Hearthstone
‘Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. In minutes, you’ll be unleashing powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. Whether it’s your first card game or you’re an experienced pro, the depth and charm of Hearthstone will draw you in.’

4- Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion
‘Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion is a turn-based strategy game, set on the edge of Imperial space, where your Space Marines will take on the Tyranids in a series of tactical engagements. From war ravaged cities, to the insides of Tyranid bio-ships, the missions will see your Kill Team rise in strength and skill as you face ever greater threats and peril.’

5- SimCity Buildlt
‘Be the hero of your very own city as you design and create a beautiful, bustling metropolis. Every decision is yours as your city gets larger and more intricate. Make smart choices to keep your citizens happy and your skyline growing. Then trade, chat, compete, and join clubs with fellow Mayors. Build your way to extraordinary with the most popular city builder on mobile!’