Apps for Learning, Middle School: IPad, IPod Touch, IPhone

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Corwin Press, Oct 19, 2012 - Computers - 160 pages
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Turn your classroom into a digital adventure in learning!

In the 21st-century classroom, mobile learning plays an increasingly significant role for our students. The authors take you on an exciting journey through the world of educational apps. Learn about some of the best apps for middle school classrooms, such as:

  • Creative storytelling apps like Puppet Pals HD 
  • Powerful language skill builders like Play2Learn and SpellBoard 
  • NASA HD and Solar Walk, which take you on a trip across the galaxy 
  • Book Creator to make your own unique digital books
  • Drawing Pad to produce a work of art

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Chapter 2Tools for Literacy 13
Chapter 4Tools for Mathematics 47
Chapter 5Tools for Science 61
Chapter 6Tools for ESOL 79
Chapter 8Tools for Sharing and Talking 107
Chapter 9Tools for Creating 127
Apps List 142

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Learn more about Harry Dickens' PD offerings

Harry Dickens is an Instructional Technology Consultant for several school districts in Arkansas and other states. Previously, he was the Technology Director for the Arkansas Public School Resource Center. Prior to his position at the center, Harry was a classroom teacher in Texarkana and El Dorado, Arkansas. He left the classroom to become the instructional technology director for the Texarkana School District. Harry teaches professional development classes on infusing technology into instruction throughout Arkansas, as well as at national conferences. He is a member of the core Technology Infused Education (TIE) team, a technology group of more than 100 instructional technology trainers in Arkansas. Harry is also a member of the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL), which is a cadre of administrators that contributes new technology resources and provides orientation and training sessions throughout the state. He is currently serving on the Arkansas State technology planning committee and is chairing the teaching and learning subcommittee. Harry believes that receiving education content extends beyond district or state boundaries. He also believes we must embrace mobile technologies as a teaching tool, as well as a delivery mechanism for relevant content for classrooms. Harry has a wife named Quita and two young sons, Harrison and Jordan.

Andrew Churches is a teacher and ICT enthusiast. He teaches at Kristin School on Auckland’s North Shore, a school with a mobile computing program that sees students with personal mobile devices and laptops. He is an edublogger, wiki author, and innovator. In 2008, Andrew’s wiki, Educational Origami, was nominated for the Edublogs Best Wiki awards. He contributes to a number of web sites and blogs including Techlearning, Spectrum Education magazine, and the Committed Sardine Blog. Andrew believes that to prepare our students for the future we must prepare them for change and teach them to question, think, adapt, and modify.

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