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Use these 4 apps for phonics, art exploration, and more

Each week, we feature a new App of the Week on our website and in our newsletters. These apps are for students or educators and offer a range of uses. But one thing is certain: educators and students are using apps now more than ever. Here’s a round-up of the apps we’ve featured over the past month. Check back each Monday for a new App of the Week. And don’t worry–if you miss one, you can find a summary of recent apps at the end of each month. 1. Create art like never before Name: Drawing Desk What is it? With more than 1,000,000...

Mobile and Handheld Technologies
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How important is informal learning?

Learning is changing. It is moving from a primarily school-based, formal process to include more informal opportunities. Learning is just as likely to occur among a group of…

Educational apps have huge potential for today's students.

5 stimulating web apps that will engage K-5 students

Sheree Schulson, a second and third grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Coral Springs, Fla., shares five interactive apps for K-5 students.…

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Get ready: iOS 8 is almost here

Apple’s new iOS 8 release has big potential for education, but school networks must be prepared, experts say But as most school IT leaders will agree, iOS 7…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: From 1-to-1 to ‘one to many’

No. 3 on our list of top ed-tech stories for the new school year is the trend toward students using many different devices while at school.…

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50 apps for the new school year

As some schools welcome students back and as others gear up to do the same after Labor Day, teachers and librarians have a chance to become familiar with…

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New app makes reading fun, prevents ‘summer brain drain’

Encouraging children to read at a young age and to continue reading throughout life is a huge challenge for educators and parents. The real trick is to encourage…

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5 ways to choose and use K-5 apps, mobile devices

Students are typically not shy about showing their enthusiasm for using the latest mobile devices, and they're eager to share apps with teachers and friends. Sometimes, teachers are so…

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4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more

4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more This round-up ensures you won’t miss any of our weekly highlighted apps Each week, we feature a new App of the…

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The top ways digital tools transform learning

Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning, and an annual survey reveals just how deeply these tools continue…

Many iPad apps serve to boost student engagement and collaboration.

How apps are surpassing the traditional tutor

Deciding whether you want to use a tutor or just download an app is becoming more difficult these days. Technology has and will continue to amaze us with…

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Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…