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AASL Recommended App: Kahoot!

kahootEach year, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) comes out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

This week we highlight Kahoot. Who doesn’t like an interactive quiz or survey? Kahoot is your tool to create just that! With any device, students can answer questions and instantly see the group’s results! AASL’s tip lets teachers know they can control the pace of the Kahoot quiz or survey by imposing a time limit for each question.

The app is recommended for students of all ages and is available through their website for FREE. It works on any device with an internet connection. Check out the video below on how to play a game of Kahoot!:

AASL Recommended App: Glogster

glogsterThe American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2015. The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

Get your students creating web-based interactive posters with Glogster. With the easy to use drag-and-drop Glog canvas, students will have them created in no time! “There’s an impressive library of educational graphics, categorized by subject, as well as handy templates and a sweet collection of text displays. Finished Glogs are sharable on Pinterest, Facebook, or may be tweeted, emailed or exported.”

The app is FREE for iOS devices and AASL recommends it for All grade levels. Check out the Glogster iPad promo video below:

AASL Recommended App: Motion Math Educator Suite

motion_mathThe American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

This week we highlight Motion Math Educator Suite. Really a suite of 6+ apps, these all cover “elementary math skills from addition & subtraction to multiplication & division, to fractions and decimals.” The apps even allow students to adjust the level. So games like Hungry Fish will work for 1st and 3rd graders!

The apps are recommended for Elementary 1-5 students. The apps are available on a host of devices and usually cost money. Educators can pilot the entire suite and dashboard for free by signing up at www.motionmathgames.com. Check out why teachers love Motion Math!:

AASL Recommended App: Remind

remindThe American Association of School Librarians (AASL) offers their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

This week we highlight Remind – an app that lets teachers text students and parents. In the app, “teachers, coaches, or administrators can send reminders, assignments, homework, assessments, or motivational messages directly to  students’ & parents’ phones.” AASL’s tip suggests teachers use it to let parents know what students’ homework is for the night.

The app is recommended for all students and is FREE on iOS and Google Play. They are available on a host of devices and usually cost money. Check out this overview presentation from Remind:

AASL Recommended App: Adobe Voice

adobe_voiceThe American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

We’ve heard the promise before: easy presentation creation. Well the Adobe Voice app actually lives up to the hype! Anyone can create beautiful presentations with virtually no learning curve. AASL’s tip is a good one: “Going on a field trip? Have a big event in the library or at school? Ask students to take pics and have a camera roll ready for the storytelling to come.”

The app is FREE for iOS devices, and recommended for All students. Check out the Adobe promo video below: