What Makes an App Educational?

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  • iear.org where volunteer teacher/administrator app reviewers ‘grade‘ educational apps \n
  • Community:\nover 900 member\nplace where teachers, administrators, parents and app developers come together.\n\nMention Lan School partnership -- session after this one\n\nNotable members: Tony Vincent, Kathy Burdick, Meg Wilson\n
  • Let me tell you a little more about the IEAR initiative. \n
  • Let me tell you a little more about the IEAR initiative. \n
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  • Let me tell you a little more about the IEAR initiative. \n
  • Let me tell you a little more about the IEAR initiative. \n
  • Let me tell you a little more about the IEAR initiative. \n
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  • need to do on iPhone...need a camera\n\nI am all about the FREE apps, but this one is pretty amazing “in app purchases 9.99”\n
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  • Storyrobe...take a screenshot and put into storyrobe, pictures from a textbook>take a photo\n
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  • gflash+ is free and iPhone/iPod Touch\niTunes store link has link to the support site that has templates for making flashcards\nFlashcard creator: add your own images, text, and audio\n
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  • Magnetic Full version has numbers, shapes\nAnimation: full version has audio capability, iTunes review talked about “throwing it into iMovie and rendering a finished project”\n\n
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  • Over 200 words in 11 categories\nOnce you know the words, the game is still fun and challenging.\nItalian and Polish versions are ready to go, just need to verify the spelling of the translators’ names\nWorking on a version that can be customized.\n
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  • What Makes an App Educational?

    1. 1. What makes an app educational? http://www.iear.org Judith Epcke Northbrook, IL Twitter: IEAR
    2. 2. The Plan..• iEAR• Share some apps• Grade an app• Audience participation Twitter: IEAR
    3. 3. Twitter: IEAR
    4. 4. Twitter: IEAR
    5. 5. 50 App Reviewers Twitter: IEAR
    6. 6. Over 900 Members Twitter: IEAR
    7. 7. Partnership with Ben Cahoon Twitter: IEAR
    8. 8. Twitter: IEAR
    9. 9. Twitter: IEAR
    10. 10. Student App Reviewers Twitter: IEAR
    11. 11. Components of the IEAR Community Twitter: IEAR
    12. 12. What are somegood educational apps? Twitter: IEAR
    13. 13. http://www.bodelin.com/proscopehr/proscope_mobile/ Twitter: IEAR
    14. 14. Twitter: IEAR
    15. 15. Twitter: IEAR
    16. 16. Digital StorytellingSock Puppets Toontastic Storyrobe Twitter: IEAR
    17. 17. Coming Soon...http://plasq.com/products/comiclife/ipad Twitter: IEAR
    18. 18. Flashcards gFlash+ & gFlash Pro integrates with Google AppsIdea: Export PowerPoint or Keynote as image files. Then sync to Photos Twitter: IEAR
    19. 19. Science AppsThe Elementals App designer is... 14 years old! Twitter: IEAR
    20. 20. Drawing and Writing Use Your Whiteboard AnimationHandwriting Creator HD Twitter: IEAR
    21. 21. Easy ChartsMagnetic Alphabet HD or ABC Magnets iBrainstorm &iBrainstorm Companion Twitter: IEAR
    22. 22. Grading Apps on iEAR •Grade Level: •Purpose: •Program Functionality: •Overall Educational Value: •Classroom Use/Ideas: Twitter: IEAR
    23. 23. EdgeMates Twitter: IEAR
    24. 24. Audience Participation Come share your favorite app! Twitter: IEAR
    25. 25. What makes an app educational? http://www.iear.org Twitter: IEAR

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