Top 10 iPad Apps for Teachers
1. Alphabytes Perfect for early childhood educators, this app helps teach your students the alphabet, reading and writing. Children learn each letter through interactions with animated figures, tracing practices and memorization games.
2. ABC Pocketphonics Another perfect app for teachers of young students, ABC Pocketphonics combines visual, tactile and audio cues to teach the alphabet to children ages three to six. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
3. Times Table There’s no way around it: Memorizing the multiplication takes practice. While Times Table doesn’t pretend to create a shortcut, this iPhone and iPad app does help get children engaged and keeps them interested by using a series of interactive tools and games.
4. Solar Walk The night’s sky has a powerful ability to capture the fascination and imagination of children. This app taps into that magic, allowing children to explore the solar system and learn about each of the planets through a 3-D tour. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Solar Walk is also the first app in the AppStore with 3-D television support --- for extra-large adventures!
5. Math Quizzer Help your students practice their math skills with this app that challenges them in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The game-style approach keeps students trying, with scoreboards and increasing levels of difficulty to track progress. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
6. U.S Geography by Discovery Education With puzzles, stories, facts and videos, this app will get students interested in and keep them learning about the United States. The stunning visuals alone make U.S. Geography an invaluable tool in the classroom. Brought to you by the Discovery Channel, this app is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and was lauded by Scholastic Magazine as a “Key Tech Tool for Educators.”
7. Dropbox Not only are iPad apps useful for teaching students, but they can also help teachers stay organized. Use Dropbox to effortlessly store and access all of your lesson plans, files and videos. Simply upload files to Dropbox, and you will be able to access them from your laptop, home computer, iPad, smartphone or any other device that can connect to the cloud.
8. Evernote Another tool for teachers, Evernote allows you take down notes, ideas, reminders, snapshots and even recordings, and synchronize them all from your mobile device to your personal computer. Listed by The New York Times as a “Must-Have,” this app for iPhone and iPad can do wonders for the busy teacher who’s juggling classes and life at home.
9. Dictionary.com -- Dictionary & Thesaurus This free iPad app bridges the divide between tools for teachers and tools for students because, let’s face it, everyone needs to a dictionary or a thesaurus at some point. The Dictionary.com app gives you access to 2 million words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms at your fingertips --- all without the need to connect to the Internet.
10. Print Magic HD Another tool to help everyone in the classroom --- particularly in middle school and high school classrooms, where printing out assignments and other paperwork can become a bit too chaotic. Print Magic HD allows you wireless queue files to the classroom printer, avoiding the unnecessary hustle and bustle of each student coordinating their printing jobs.
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Take this holiday season to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones and reflect on the past year. What's been especially good? What have you enjoyed? Who are the people that you've enjoyed sharing it with?
This time of year is a great opportunity to think about the teachers who have made a difference in your life. As you recall the positive impact great teachers have had on you, think about how you can have that same impact on a student.
Or many students.
In this season of generosity and giving think about all the great, lasting gifts that a teacher can give. Give the gift of great teaching all year round!
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