Upon the request of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning, we went ahead and curated for you some very good physics apps to use with your students. Besides a rich and widely varied educational content, the apps provide access to tutorials, guides, lessons and video explanations to help students understand key concepts in physics.
Gmail is a powerful mail service that we have been recommending for teachers over the last couple of years. The strength of Gmail lies in the arsenal of features it provides to users from tips on how to organize and sort emails for easy access to setting auto-replies and automatically saving attachments.
Pixar in A Box is a free online course created out of a partnership between Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios. The course introduces learners to the fundamentals of the art of animation. More specifically, learners get to experience first-hand knowledge of the techniques and methods Pixar engineers use to create movies and animations.
Gmail is a powerful mail service that we have been recommending for teachers over the last couple of years. The strength of Gmail lies in the arsenal of features it provides to users from tips on how to organize and sort emails for easy access to setting auto-replies and automatically saving attachments
TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics
This chart contains some very good resources for math teachers. We have arranged these resources into 8 main categories: iPad math apps, Android math apps, Chrome math apps, Graphing calculator apps, Math games, calculator apps, and web-based tools for math teachers. You may want to bookmark this page for later reference.
Everystockphoto is an excellent search engine that allows you to conduct quick searches for free photos. Students can use it to look for images to use in their class projects and/or in their blogs and websites.
When it comes to doing complex mathematical calculations on iPad, yo will definitely need the help of a third party app because iPad comes only with a very basic calculating functionality. To this end, we have selected for you some of the best calculator apps you can use on your iPad to perform full-on arithmetic equations. Browse through the list and see which ones work for you.
The reference section at the end of Wikipedia’s articles, besides being a gold mine of information in and by itself, can provide students with useful links to help them with furthering their research. We are introducing you today to some handy Chrome extensions to help you make the best of Wikipedia.
Mathspace is another great math resource we want to draw your attention to in this post. This award-winning platform combines three useful functionalities: an online maths textbook, workbook and mark book.
There is a growing need for teaching students the fundamentals of coding and computer programming not only because these are the skills needed for the future job market but also because coding allows learners to better understand their digitally focused life and therefore enhance their interaction with digital media.
Today's post in EdTech Charts series features a compilation of some of the best resources for social studies teachers. These are all tools and apps we have reviewed in previous posts here in EdTech and mLearning. Our purpose is to provide social studies teachers with a handy resource where they can quickly access and use digital tools to help them with the teaching of their subject matter.
Printing Press is a great web tool from ReadWriteThink that you can use with students in class to easily create beautiful newspapers, flyers and brochures. The tool is very easy to use and students will definitely love working on it.
Since its inception last year, our Pinterest board ‘Great Books for Teachers’ have grown so much in popularity with more than 16k followers and over 170 pins. During 2015, we reviewed a number of interesting books covering different topics from project based learning to teachers professional development.
Does the thought of solving a maths problem make you feel uneasy? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and there might be a reason for your apprehension: maths anxiety. Around two million schoolchildren feel apprehension about mathematics. Tutor Prathap Chandran looks for the signs and solutions
ViewPure is absolutely an excellent tool for teachers and students. It allows you to watch YouTube videos in a clean and distraction-free interface. All the distractive features such as ads, related videos, and comments are removed providing students with an ideal environment for watching educational videos.
Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the education sector where the teaching pedagogy is directly shaped by the theoretical traditions underpinning one’s teaching philosophy
Coding is believed to be the 21st century literacy par excellence. They are a universal language that every computer speak. Teaching kids coding will not only enable them to better understand the digital world surrounding them but, more importantly, will equip them with skills integral to their overall learning.
K12 Periodic Table of the Elements is a great iPad app for Science teachers and students. As its name indicate, this app allows students to explore the elements together with their key attributes in a simple and easy to use way.
As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered.
After having posted about the best Chrome extensions and Chromebook apps for teachers, here is another back-to school goodie for teachers using or planning to integrate Android-operated tablets in their instruction.
Looking for more resources to help you flip your classroom? Here are a set of teacher-tested tools that can aid in video capture and editing, digital storytelling, and organizing all of your online materials.
Udemy is one of the best platforms where you can access a plethora of online courses. There are actually over 40.000 courses covering different subjects from programming and media to communication and photography.’Courses are offered in more than 80 languages and range from free and short tutorials, to complete master courses’.
Comprehending science jargon can sometimes be a really challenging task for students especially those who don’t have access to special dictionaries. General dictionaries are not always helpful and most of the time they are lacking in technical definitions.
In today’s post we are sharing with you three good periodic tables to use with your students in class. These are Chrome extensions that provide you access to periodic tables featuring almost all of the elements together with their corresponding properties. These resources are particularly useful for chemistry, physics, and science teachers.
Grammarly is an excellent Chrome extension students can use to help them with their writing. It provides a free spell and grammar checker that can be used across different platforms. It’s true, most of online editors now come with sophisticated spell checking services but only few provide contextual spell and grammar checking. Grammarly ‘spots erroneous use of lose/loose, affect/effect, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, and many more commonly confused words.’
Homework is a topic that is hotly debated within education circles. It is also a divisive issue that divides the education community into two main camps:those who view is as a pedagogical necessity that boosts students cognitive and intellectual development and those who consider it an overload that burdens learners, demotivate them and suffocate their creativity.
The following advanced Google search tips are based on my own experience and things that I actually find useful. I’ve kept the descriptions of the search tips intentionally terse, as you’re likely to grasp most of these simply by looking at the example from Google anyway.
Note Anywhere is a great note taking tool to use on your browser. It is not as powerful as Evernote or Google Keep but this Chrome app has some interesting distinctive features. It allows you to easily make notes anywhere on a webpage.
Many organizations and institutions offer different kinds of scholarships. You just have to submit the much needed requirements and you will have to undergo the screening process. Most scholarship programs would require students to submit scholarship essays. Below are some good resources to help you craft a successful scholarship essay.
Language learning has never been this easy especially with the proliferation of web technologies and mobile apps that enable learners to learn a new language right from the comforts of their own places.
As you know, Google has recently revamped several of its Drive services including Google Forms. This latter has particularly been redesigned to incorporate several of the features that were missing in the old form.
An important part of an effective integration of technology in your instruction besides knowing the ‘pedagogical whys’ behind the tech choices you make is finding out the appropriate web tools to enhance your teaching. And this is where curated lists such as the ones we provide in NewEdTech series come in handy.
The advance of web 2.0 tools and mobile technology has made language learning a much easier and enjoyable endeavour for students. There are now tons of websites and apps that provide free language practice in almost any language area.