Friday the 13th Free Apps

Happy Friday!!

Here are tonight’s free apps:

iTrace — handwriting for kids – https://appsto.re/i6Bv7Gx
Hairy Phonics 2 – https://appsto.re/i6Bv25f
Poetics – create, write and share visual poetry – https://appsto.re/i6Bv2WM
i Get… Going to the Hospital and Accessing Child Life Services with Medical Photo Vocabulary and Pr… – https://appsto.re/i6Bv2CF

Thanks to Mark Coppin for his suggestions!!

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Tuesday Free Apps!

Here are today’s free app suggestions by Mark Coppin:

Imagina – Vox4all 2.0 Free – https://appsto.re/i6B26Vz

Magnifying reader for restaurant bill and menu (30x zoom) – https://appsto.re/i6BG9nL

Tell Note 2 – https://appsto.re/i6BR53z

Color2Sound – https://appsto.re/i6BR5Ph

StudyRoom: Power to the Students – https://appsto.re/i6BG5jF

DIY Human Body – https://appsto.re/i6BR6SQ

GoTalk NOW LITE – https://appsto.re/i6BR6Yg

Math Subtraction Operator App – https://appsto.re/i6BR5pv

Free Apps!

Just saw these! Some free apps still available for you:  Thanks to Mark Coppin for sharing:

There are lots of free apps today. A big thanks to Kristine Rinaldi for the heads up on all the SLP apps.

Frog Game 3 – https://appsto.re/i6B74bG
Frog Game 2 – https://appsto.re/i6B74bM
Frog Game 1 – https://appsto.re/i6Bh4F4
Frog Game – SCHOOL – https://appsto.re/i6Bh37d
Kids Sound Lab Pro – https://appsto.re/i6Bh4FW
ASD Tools – https://appsto.re/i6B74br
Flip Writer AAC – https://appsto.re/i6B74bc
Carl Crazy Piano – https://appsto.re/i6BB5pr
OCR+ – Image to text converter, PDF documents to text – https://appsto.re/i6Bg5d9
eClicker Audience 2 – https://appsto.re/i6BB2H2
Splashtop Classroom – Annotate, Share, and Collaborate – https://appsto.re/i6BL2sj
One hand keyboard for iOS 8 – https://appsto.re/i6BY38s

Friday Free iPad Apps

Here are today’s free app suggestions from Mark Coppin:

Everyday Mathematics® Baseball Multiplication™ 1–6 Facts – https://appsto.re/i6Bg97y
Everyday Mathematics® Equivalent Fractions™ – https://appsto.re/i6BL8vG
Everyday Mathematics® Monster Squeeze™ – https://appsto.re/i6BL8vr
Everyday Mathematics® Name That Number™ – https://appsto.re/i6BL8vt
Everyday Mathematics® Addition Top It – https://appsto.re/i6Bg97Z
Everyday Mathematics® Beat the Computer™ Multiplication – https://appsto.re/i6BL8vc
Everyday Mathematics® Tric-Trac™ – https://appsto.re/i6Bg9dX
Everyday Mathematics® Divisibility Dash™ – https://appsto.re/i6BB9bV
Everyday Mathematics® Subtraction Top-It™ – https://appsto.re/i6BB8bM
Everyday Mathematics® Baseball Multiplication™ 1-12 Facts – https://appsto.re/i6BB9bk
Wireless Remote HD Document Camera and Overhead Projector Replacement – https://appsto.re/i6Bg9dm
Equate Formula Solver – https://appsto.re/i6BB9mF
LumiKids Park by Lumosity, Early Learning Play for Kids – https://appsto.re/i6BB9mB

Wishing everyone a great weekend!

These are a few of my favourite websites!!!

These are a few of my favourite websites 🙂

My current favourite Twitter Chat is #1to1techat which occurs Wednesday evenings at 8:00 CST.  Started by Shawn McCusker (@ShawnMcCusker) and Shaelynn Farsnworth (@shfarnsworth) to discuss everything from assessment to digital citizenship in the context of effective 1:1 programs.  Be prepared for thought provoking, informative and reflective sharing with educators from around the world.  Educators willingly share examples of what’s happening in their class.  This is the chat that inspired my “Why Join a Twitter Chat?  What can one hour with fellow educators do for you?” blog post.

There are many wonderful Twitter chat’s and @thomascmurray , @cevans5095 and @cybraryman1 have compiled an informative list:   Weekly Twitter Chat Options


Te@ch Thoughthttp://www.teachthought.com/

Te@ch Thought is a website dedicated to “exploring new learning models, including blended learning, project-based learning, self-directed learning, and the role of play in learning while also supporting existing K-20 educators as they seek to improve their own craft in practice today.” (TeachThought, 2014).  Numerous articles are available about Learning, Teaching, Common Core, Technology, Apps, iPads, Culture and Social Media. Posted articles are relevant to many aspects of teaching that we encounter every day and provide thoughtful reflection and ideas for planning forward.


Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites – Jerry Blumengartenhttp://cybraryman.com/

Started in April of 1999 as his school library website, it has evolved into an amazing collection of resources for educators, parents and students.  Resources for educators include everything from assessment, blended learning, leadership, rubric, TED, universal design for learning to YouTube.  He also has an informative collection of blogs. If you are looking for information related to education chances are Jerry Blumengarten has found it and organized it for you.


Leadership Freak – Dan Rockwellhttp://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/

A daily blog written by Dan Rockwell that highlights insights into effective leadership in 300 words or less (something you actually have time to read).  Rockwell started the blog in January of 2010 to share what he was learning about leadership.  If you want a quick read with suggestions that you can put into action today, this is the blog for you.  From the value of gratitude to success to positive action and transformative change, this blog will provide daily reflection and provide you with ideas to move forward as a leader today.


Curriculum Corner – (North East School Division) http://curriculum.nesd.ca/

A collaborative collection of resources developed by educators in the North East School Division and curated by the Coordinators of Learning.  Resources are organized by grade and subject from K-12 and include rubrics for every outcome in the updated Saskatchewan Curriculum.  Each outcome includes an unpacked outcome, examples of assessment events & rubric and learning and reflection resources (for those that have been shared by teachers).  Other resources include assessment (from understanding rubrics to student led conferences), instruction and data.  This is a great place to start when you are beginning with the end in mind.


A Principal’s Reflections – Eric Sheningerhttp://esheninger.blogspot.ca/

Ericsheninger.com

Sheninger blogs about “educational leadership, effective technology integration, best practices and creating a student-centred learning culture.” (Blog overview, 2014).  He is an avid user of Twitter and shares many valuable resources on daily basis (https://twitter.com/E_Sheninger). He openly shares his journey into the world of social media and the positive impact that it had on his school.  He is currently a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) (About Eric, 2014).

Three years ago after a conversation on Twitter, Eric agree to Skype into a Twitter workshop that I was leading.  It was an informative experience as he shared his journey into the world of social media and the value it has added for teachers, students and parents.


Educational Technology and Mobile Learninghttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/

This site aims to deliver the best EdTech content and is curated “by a team of dedicated teachers located in Canada” (Disclaimer section).  This website include resources on 21st century education, android and apple apps, blended learning, digital citizenship, Facebook, Google, iPads, Multiple Intelligences, TED talks and YouTube.  Posts are filled with useful links, valuable ideas and useful infographics. They are active on Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/medkh9

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Educational-Technology/202077286473233

Categories: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/p/site-map.html


Free Technology for Teachers – Richard Byrnehttp://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Free Technology for Teachers is a personal project of Richard Byrne (Policies and Disclosures section) has a subscriber network of over 60 000 educators (About section).  Bryne has reviewed many ed tech tools and created free guides such as Google for Teachers (I and 2), A Short Guide to Using Google Drive on Your iPad and Making Videos on the Web a Guide for Teachers.  You can easily search his site to find ideas for free tech tools and ideas to use in your classroom. A great place for quick overviews of useful tools. Richard Byrne also curates iPadApps4School.comAndroid4Schools.com, and PracticalEdTech.com.

References

About Teach Thought. (2014). Retrieved 11 25, 2014, from Te@chthought: http://www.teachthought.com/about/

Blumengarten, J. (2014). Retrieved 11 26, 2014, from Cybrary Man’s Educational Website: http://cybraryman.com/

Byrne, R. (2014). Retrieved 11 21, 2014, from Free Technology for Teachers: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Coordinators of Learning . (2014, 11 28). Retrieved from Curriculum Corner: http://curriculum.nesd.ca/

Ed Tech and Mlearning Team. (2014). Retrieved 11 28, 2014, from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

Sheninger, E. (2014). A Principal’s Reflection. Retrieved from Eric Sheninger: http://ericsheninger.com/contentm/easy_pages/view.php?page_id=261&sid=28&menu_id=215

Tuesday’s Free Apps :)

Thanks to Mark Coppin for tonight’s free app suggestions.

There are several free apps today. Remember to download as soon as possible before they go back to paid.

He has also updated his app wheels. Take a look: 
–  App Wheel for ASD to version 3. Here is the link – http://bit.ly/ASDWheelV3 
– App Wheel for Apps to Support a Successful Transition – http://bit.ly/TransitionWheel 

Here are his free app suggestions:

Swype – https://appsto.re/i6BD9CW

ArtikPix Levels – https://appsto.re/i6BD8Qh

First Grade Math Greenbutton – https://appsto.re/i6Bj6rf

First Nouns – https://appsto.re/i6BD73s

FX Math Solver – https://appsto.re/i6Bj2Sz

Please Take My Picture – https://appsto.re/i6BD2rD

TeamChooser – https://appsto.re/i6Bj7jh

Be On Air Pro – https://appsto.re/i6Bj2mv

Free Apps

Here are today’s Free App suggestions thanks to Mark Coppin!

ResponseWare® – https://appsto.re/i6gQ2tM
Socrative Student – https://appsto.re/i6gQ7bc
New Hear & Spell – https://appsto.re/i6gy75b
Socrative Teacher – https://appsto.re/i6gQ7b4
Super Sight Words – A fun learning game for children in kinder, first, and second grades that will he… – https://appsto.re/i6gQ2yb
Super Readers – A Dolch Sight Words Based Story Book App That Will Help Turn Your Child Into a Super … – https://appsto.re/i6gW2sf
Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) – https://appsto.re/i6gy3s7
Resume Maker – https://appsto.re/i6gC7kr
Front Office Assistant Pro – https://appsto.re/i6gy2ps
Handouts: Simple classroom workflow – https://appsto.re/i6gC7cS
TalkBoard Free – https://appsto.re/i6gZ3X8
Magnifying reader for restaurant bill and menu (30x zoom) – https://appsto.re/i6gZ3yY
Advanced Video Sequences – https://appsto.re/i6gC4pD (may no longer be free but you can check)

Have a great weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!