Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Links of Interest 2.27.13

Jeopardy Labs
https://jeopardylabs.com/
Create a Jeopardy game or use one that's ready to go. Ryan S. used this site to create a game for his "Read Across America" Tech Focus Day, and it worked really well!


Spree Learning Games
http://www.spreegames.com/
Spree Games is a site developed by Marc Prensky for the purpose of cataloging educational games that are available online. Spree Games currently lists 272 games. On the site you can search for educational games by grade level, age, and subject area. Spree Games provides a short overview of each game's purpose. Spree Games provides an option to register for an account that students can use to track which games they've played and their progress on those games. Or you can simply go directly to the site that hosts each of the games and play them there. (From Free Technology for Teachers blog)

Apps
Top Five iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas
Written by an instructional tech specialist from a Boston school district with a 1:1 iPad program.

This blog entry lists a few math, science, music, and art apps  recommended by CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology.)

Strip Designer allows students to create comics from scratch by drawing pictures, taking pictures, or importing pictures. $2.99 at the App Store.

Level It Books is a fantastic iOS app for educators/parents/librarians.  This app allows users to scan in ISBNs and get a Reading/Lexile level of a book and more. $4.99 in the App Store.

Digital Orchestra--Beethovan's 5th 
Integrating classic music of Beethoven and the modern technology of the iPad, the Salt Lake Pops bringing it all together.

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