Technology Tuesday

April 8, 2014

Free Apps of the Week

Math Splat

Free for a Limited Time!


Math Splat is a simple number based app aimed at helping the user improve their mental math abilities.The aim of the game is to splat the answers to all the questions as fast as possible. Each game is timed and up to 3 incorrect answer per game are allowed however each incorrect answer will result in a 3 second penalty being added to the final time. Each level consists of a +, -, x and ÷ game. Once these have been completed the final game of the level is unlocked which must be completed for the next level to be unlocked.


If using a iOS device, Click Here to download this app.

Long Division Touch

Learn the mechanics of long division with a touch interface. Drag digits down, slide the decimal into the correct position, and tap to identify repeating decimals. Say you have 8)256. Drag 8 into ‘25’ and find the correct multiple. Then drag the 6 down and finish the problem! Learning long division can be enjoyable when you’re not slowed down by pencil/paper or lost without instant feedback.


If using a iOS device, Click Here to download this app.

Tynker

Solve fun puzzles and learn to code. Simply drag & drop visual code blocks and program your characters to beat the level. The first adventure includes 20 puzzles that are free to play. Additional adventures and puzzle levels are available as in-app purchases. Geared for ages 7-12.


What can children learn with Tynker?

Get hooked on programming by solving puzzles that progressively build computational thinking and programming skills.
*** Learn to recognize patterns
*** Learn to break down a problem into smaller steps
*** Be introduced to programming concepts like sequences, repetition and conditional logic
*** Learn computer drawing and spatial orientation
*** Learn how to debug programs


If using a iOS device, Click Here to download this app.

Show Me the Vid's!

Intro to using the Google Drive App

Video credit to Richard Byrne who is a great resource for Educational Technology. I follow Richard on twitter as well as subscribing to his blogs.

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

http://ipadapps4school.com/

Getting Started With the Google Drive iPad App
5 in 5: 5 Tech Tools in 5 minutes by Katie Ritter


Katie is also part of my personal learning network on twitter. She also has a blog full of great information pertaining to digital citizenship, technology integration and video lessons including this one.

http://talktechwithme.wordpress.com/

5 in 5: Episode 4