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An App To Help Students Practice Social Skills

Overview A basic app to help students 4+ to practice what is ‘appropriate’ or not in certain social situations Platforms: iOS:iPhone   iOS: iPad  Android Cost: Free with in-app purchases Developer Description The “Say It… Or Not?” app helps children with autism understand and practice what to say… and what not to say… in real-life social situations. Filtering thoughts can be a challenge for children with autism or ADHD. This app helps children find appropriate words for over one hundred common social situations. Kids also learn to think about how their words make other people feel. The “Say It… Or…
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48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow by TeachThought Staff Updated for 2019-2020 If you use iPads in your classroom, you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of workflow–how work, data, and thinking are distributed, collected, and aggregated. We’ve talked before about an iPad workflow in the classroom, and there are no easy solutions, if for no other reason than every classroom is different. This time, however, the collection is titled towards students–student-centered workflow that allows students to access content, turn in work, or collaborate with one another by design. If you know any not on the list, let…
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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary

 The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary Drew Perkins talks with Angela French about her work and experience in helping to develop learning apps geared towards elementary learners. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Really Good Stuff Facebook Live Video Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Listen and subscribe on: iTunes Stitcher Podbean PodcastLand YouTube Also available on Google Music for subscribers! Thank You For Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it. Also, please leave an honest review for The TeachThought Podcast! Ratings and…
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25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning by TeachThought Staff Critical thinking apps aren’t the sweet spot of mobile app design. Most of the more popular apps are focused on social media, productivity, or what always seem to be mindless games (we’re looking at you Kim Kardashian and Candy Crush). The fact that most apps don’t force users to think critical doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible, however. The lack of cognitively demanding apps is more of an indictment of the users than the technology itself. There are many apps that do promote critical thinking–and often extended critical thinking and learning…
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12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication

12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication by TeachThought Staff Teacher-parent communication is, ideally, a two-way street. It is best thought of in terms of purpose: Why do teachers and parents need to talk? How can learning experiences be designed that require that interaction? What systems can be put in place to respond when the communication–for whatever reason–doesn’t happen? Apps and technology are secondary in terms of design, but once that curriculum–and those learning models–are in place to really benefit from close parent-teacher communication, then apps like the following can come in handy. 5 Adjustments To Make When Communicating With Parents…
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12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2021

12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2021 by TeachThought Staff 1. Civilization 6 Cost: Varies by platform from around $15 on eBay on PC, to $47 on iOS for the full-version (these prices obviously change over time and are only included so you can have a sense of what the cost is/might be-check your preferred platform for updated pricing info). Developer Description: “Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the…
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15 Apps & Websites For Teaching Math Online

15 Apps & Websites For Teaching Math Online contributed by Jennifer Smith With the increasing popularity of STEM-focused learning more and more students are taking on more and more challenging math courses. However, for some students, the subject can present a real challenge; but knowing where to turn to for help can greatly mitigate the struggle and improve their understanding. Online charter schools offer students the ability to get creative with their math resources—turning to apps, websites, and online programs to help them literally solve the problems in front of them. Choosing the most helpful, appropriate, and enjoyable online math…
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30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning

30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning Project-based learning is a matter of identifying needs and opportunities (using an app like flipboard), gathering potential resources (using an app like pinterest), collecting notes and artifacts (with an app like Evernote), concept-mapping potential scale or angles for the project (using an app like simplemind), assigning roles (with an app like Trello), scheduling deadlines (with apps like Google Calendar), and sharing it all (with apps like OneDrive or Google Drive). With that in mind, below are 30 of the best apps for getting this kind of work done in the classroom,…
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