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BEST teaching, learning, and organization APPS

Don't fight technology! You know that many students have an unhealthy obsession with their smartphones or iPads so instead of getting frustrated, use their technology as a way to motivate them. There are thousands of APPS that supplement direct instruction and foster learning. Look through the sampling in this collection for a quick survey of teacher-approved APPS.
A Collection By Melissa Mirabello
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BEST teaching, learning, and organization APPS
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    The flashcard apps are very helpful for all students, but especially students with learning disabilities. Smudge and Sketchbook Pro are very effective apps for differentiated assessments and supplemental learning. The language arts apps provide great resources for texts when students do not have their book or need additional information.
  • rasmussen.edu
    rasmussen.edu

    100 Apps for Teachers

    8 minute read
    Melissa Mirabello says:
    There are many math-oriented and language apps that will enhance your students' learning experiences. Students can use these apps during class or at home. Although many of the apps are for younger children, they are also useful for differentiated instruction. The Socratica app can be used in history or English class; UpToDate can be used in an upper level/AP Science class; and Animation Studio works well for student projects.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    I love this video because it is created by a high school senior. His app selection focuses on students' needs from a student perspective; therefore, the apps could be shared by content teachers, resource room teachers, and special education teachers.
  • rossieronline.usc.edu
    rossieronline.usc.edu

    Best Apps for English Teachers

    5 minute read
    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Heaven on earth? These apps help both new and veteran teachers survive the hefty amount of planning and organization that permeates every part of the job. I have used Writing Prompts and Stanza with success and some of my colleagues in the primary grades have used Alphabytes and My Story.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

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    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Although some of these apps have a price tag, the reward is well worth the money spent. Kids tend to enjoy writing and creating on their devices; their work is neater, and easier to store and share. I love the Haiku Poem app and Writing Challenge app for high school students.
  • ww2.kqed.org
    ww2.kqed.org

    Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

    8 minute read
    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Who would you trust to gather information? A librarian, of course!!!! This list includes outstanding apps for projects such as digital storytelling (30Hands) and Adobe Voice. SlideIdea is another effective app for presentations.
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