Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 28th Online Courses - Final Call






In This Issue

Final Call for March 28th Courses
Plan Ahead - Summer Online Courses
Tools to Evaluate Educational Apps

Best Educational Apps
Tech Tip: Manage Your Mobile Files
Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook

Featured Courses 


Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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Final Call for Online Courses Beginning on March 28th





Tools to Evaluate Educational Apps

There are over 80,000 educational apps and it is difficult to determine which ones to purchase and which ones to ignore.

Kathy Schrock’s Critical Evaluation of a Content-based iPad/iPod App
Tony Vincent’s Educational App Evaluation Rubric
Tony Vincent’s App Evaluation Checklist


Explore the Best Educational Apps

Explore reviews of apps for Android, iOS, Chrome and other devices.

How to Find Educational Apps
Kyle Snow shares the 4 pillars of learning, as described by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and her colleagues, to help parents and educators choose apps that inspire learning in children.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning
Each year the American Association of School Librarian team compiles a list of apps that encourage inquiry-based learning and describes the intended audience, key features, and a tip for classroom use.

The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools
Noodle provides a list of 32 recommended apps with a detailed explanation of why each app was chosen.

Best Apps for Kids
Best Apps for Kids provides a feature to search by grade level, content area, category, and to identify free apps.

22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know About
The Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Website lists apps for classrooms using Chromebooks or the Chrome browser.

Educational Apps and Games
Common Sense Media rates apps for games and websites by age and skill.

Kathy Schrock's iPads4Teaching
Kathy Schrock provides an all-inclusive review about iPads for teaching and learning.



Featured Courses

EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (for Chromebooks, cell phones, tablets, and iPads)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Our students say…
"The collaboration that took place during this class was amazing. It was like a professional development opportunity hopped up on steroids. I not only met professionals from all over the country who use mobile devices to maximize their instruction and overall learning in the classrooms, but I learned specific strategies to use apps effectively."
~ Don Smore, Coleman, Wisconsin
EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning (for online and face-to-face classes and training)
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Our students say…
“The best things about this course are Dr. Manning's feedback, class discussion and interaction, high quality resources, and the ability to make the projects personalized and relevant for educators, instructional designers or trainers.”

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Summer Online Courses



Plan ahead! Register soon. No registration fee and no tuition due until July.

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Dates to Remember

July 20 - Summer Tuition Due!




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Tech Tip: Manage Your Mobile Files


6 File Manager Apps for iOS and Android
Brett Nuckles offers apps to help manage file storage on your mobile device


Manage Apps on your iPhone and iPad (Video: 2 minutes)
Sarah Whittaker offers a few tricks to manage apps and available memory on your iOS device.




Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook


24,180 on 3/13/2016
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