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Your EduTechspiration! - 2/19/14

App Requests, App Inventory and App Search Engines

Check out my webpage to find an app request link, an app inventory for your building's iPad cart, and a list of app search engines that can be filtered by subject and age! My page can be found within each building's "Teacher Sites" section.

I am most excited about the visual display of the apps on each building's "app page."

Each app is linked to a video or photo demonstration and includes ideas for use in the classroom! Feel free to provide links to parents so they can see which apps are installed on your building's iPad cart!

App Spotlight: Educreations

Educreations is an app that turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard! Click here for an Educreation created by two 4th grade students that teaches how to use a coordinate grid. This app is perfect for assessing student understanding because students have to explain their work! This app is also perfect for modeling how to problem solve. If you're interested in learning more about Educreations, click here.

App Experimentation

Within the next week or two, your building will be receiving an iPad that can be signed out overnight! You will have the opportunity to install apps on this iPad and experiment with apps to determine their usefulness for your students. Stay tuned for details!

Graduate Course - iPads in Education

It's not too late to sign up for Eduspire's 3 credit graduate course, iPads in Education, being held right here in Methacton in March! The price of the course includes an iPad Air for your use during the course AND after the course. The registration deadline is March 1st. Please remember to send the pink Course Approval/Tuition Reimbursement form to Chris Boyle with the Eduspire flyer attachment.