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Tag Archives: education apps
Creating a Content Strategy for Mobile Devices in the Classroom
I feel so fortunate to have been asked by the Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL), at Temple University, to prepare a classroom guide for content strategy and mobile devices. As most of you know, this has been a long-time passion … Continue reading
What I’ve Learned about the Common Core State Standards and Educational Apps
Today I wrote a blog piece for Balefire Labs about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and educational apps. Over the past few months I’ve been doing a ton of aligning apps to the CCSS and I wanted to share … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, App Reviews & Recs, Balefire Labs, Implementation, Technology Tagged CCSS, common core, edtech, education apps, Educational technology, Teacher, teaching, Technology Leave a comment
How Can We Encourage Co-Creation in EdTech?
It’s been a long week for me. I’ve been working on the next big thing that we’re launching next week at Balefire Labs. I won’t give it away here, but suffice it to say that only something really cool brought … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Design, Learner Behavior, Technology Tagged Adaptive learning, apps, Balefire Labs, Child, Classroom, co-creation, edtech, Education, education apps, Educational technology, implementation, instruction, Instructional design, IOS, IPad, K through 12, Learning, scaffolding 6 Comments
Does Price Predict Quality of Educational Apps?
Skeptical about the instructional value of paid educational apps? Our research at Balefire Labs shows that you should be. We pretty regularly get questions and comments about paid versus free apps. There seem to be two general (and competing) schools … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Balefire Labs, Technology Tagged App Store, Apple, apps, Balefire Labs, edtech, Education, education apps, Educational game, Educational technology, Higher education, IOS, IPad, iTunes, teaching, Technology Leave a comment
A Great Math App for Kids
Just in case you didn’t catch it someplace else, I thought I’d share the free math app review that we published this week over on Balefire Labs. I’ve talked to you guys about the Native Numbers app before, but here … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs Tagged App Store, Balefire Labs, Blogger, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Elementary school, instruction, Instructional design, IOS, IPad, K through 12, Mastery learning, Math, math apps, math education, Mathematics, Native Brain, Native Numbers, Teacher 1 Comment
What I Learned at my CHIFOO Talk
This past Wednesday I had the opportunity to give a talk at the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO). CHIFOO is a really interesting group. They are a local chapter of SIGCHI, the premier international society for professionals, academics and students … Continue reading
Only Two of the Top 10 EdApps in iTunes are Worth Buying
This blog post originally appeared on the Balefire Labs blog. A lot of teachers and parents we talk to have told us that when they are trying to find apps for their kids they look at the Top Charts in … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Technology Tagged App Store, Apple, apps, Arts, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, Friday, IOS, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, ITunes Store, K through 12, Learning, Student, Teacher, teaching, Technology Leave a comment
Teachers LOVE Technology!
Here’s a really cool infographic to kick off your week, from the folks at OnlineUniversities.com!
Posted in Technology Tagged Android, Apple, Classroom, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, IOS, IPad, IPhone, Student, Teacher, Technology 2 Comments
Diane Ravitch Doesn’t Understand EdTech Entrepreneurism
I really try my best not to read what Diane Ravitch writes. I usually disagree with her and I find her to be quite inflammatory, and not in a good way. But this time I feel like I really need … Continue reading