This month's "The Digital Buzz" radio broadcast focus is on Back to School with tips and tricks with shared resources of Apps, Authentic Assessments, Creating Curious Readers and Roll Out's of Technology Plans and Initiatives. These topics were generated from posed Twitter questions and insights from my Twitter PLN during August and the beginning of September.
Thanks to Michael Fischer
@fisher1000 on Twitter and Jenna Linskens for sharing and recommendations of the following apps to find free educational apps! Apps to find free apps: Free Apps, AppsGoneFree, AppShopper, AppStar Picks, Edu App Center, TechChef4U. Also tap into Moms with Apps http://momswithapps.com/ every Friday for a great collection of apps that are free or greatly reduced for iPads, Androids and Windows based. Don't forget to checkout these two great app respiratories to find the right educational app to get the job down and meet the individual student learning need in your classroom! TCEA http://www.tcea.com/ipad and Appitic http://www.appitic.com You will NOT be disappointed :-)
Also look to this great collection of Android apps for schools: http://www.android4schools.com/
And Kathy Schrock's amazing collection of Bloomin' apps for iPads, Androids, Google and Web 2.0 for education: http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html
How to create curious readers from Scholastic "Instructor" magazine. Many educators ask me how do I get reluctant readers to enjoy reading and ask good thought provoking questions- well this article sums it up with meaning results! http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/how-create-curious-readers
Three other great app mentions to support authentic assessment and to flourish question creation and critical reflection include the new KWHL Chart app & Sticky Notes HD with Bump app & Paper Port Notes app. The KWHL and paper Port Notes are free and Sticky Notes is $1.99.
Message was edited by: Naomi Harm