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Appy Hours 4 U

Educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker will guide you through a menu of app-ealing lesson ideas, apptivities, and pedagogical practices.

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Apps for Instructional Exploration and Educational Gaming

Educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker will be joined by Punflay. Punflay is responsible for a wealth of apps for Prek-High School in multiple formats ranging from books and games to edutainment. In addition to showcasing kid-friendly apps and talking about the design elements in creating apps for education and young children, we will also discuss how apps like frog and rat dissection can benefit children of all ages.

29mins

31 May 2012

Rank #1

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Apps 4 Language Learners: Pedagogy and Design

Educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker will be joined by Dave Wingler, of Futaba. Futaba is part of the  InKids family of apps which currently features a list of 8 apps: Flashcards for iPad, Futaba Classroom Games, Puzzle Land, Math Champ, French for Kids, Chinese for Kids, Futaba Word Games, Alphabet Blocks 3D. The app are designed for both language learners and small children. In addition to showcasing kid-friendly apps and talking about the design elements in creating apps for education and young children, we will also discuss the pedgagogy of using the iPad with small children: multi-tasking, hands-on with parents, spotlight search, and learning on the go.

35mins

29 May 2012

Rank #2

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Project-Based Learning in the iClassroom

Educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker will be joined by Aggie and Director of IT Services for Bastrop ISD, Bryan Doyle (Follow him @BryanPDoyle).  He will be sharing how the district's technology curriculum and assessment has changed with mobile devices and a focus on project-based learning. Other highlights will include a focus on the students as teachers model, structuring a successful BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology), and resources for living in an iWorld. Check out his blog: http://bryanpdoyle.blogspot.com/

59mins

23 May 2012

Rank #3

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iLearn App Development Project

Educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker will be joined by Carlotta Eaton and representatives of the iLearn App Development Project which focuses on the theme "students creating educational games for students". We will cover the idea of gaming in education as well as the process of student-created apps. (Check out their video series). The teams, New River Community College (NRCC Games) and Radford University (Games Lab at RU), will also be sharing their journey to the app store, upcoming features of their apps, how students and teachers are using their apps in the classroom, and some tips for those of you who choose to embark into app development.  Visit the Student-Created Apps 4 Students List.ly for a complete list of their apps.

37mins

21 May 2012

Rank #4

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Surprisingly Educational Apps: Part 5

Educators & App Enthusiasts Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker will guide you through a menu of Surprisingly EDU Apps (FREE edutainment apps) & explain how they can be used in the classroom in multiple content areas & grade levels. Featured: HGPlus for iPad,Snapguide,iK Calendar FREE, iBanner!,Tom's Messenger,Mover Lite,Weatherwise,Geometry Pad,Where's My Water? Free,Make-N-Match,Family Trees, TimeTours,Lego Super Heroes Movie Maker,Philosoraptor Pro

49mins

17 May 2012

Rank #5