Most all tablets and smartphones have cameras in them. In fact, many of them have nicer/better cameras than many of our regular digital cameras. With such a visual society, it is great to be able to snap a picture or quick video clip to post on-line or use in a class demonstration.
With the Sony Xperia S tablet, I was intrigued to find the time lapse feature of the... More →
As teachers we are always looking for ways to engage our students in learning so they don't even know they are learning, but rather, think they are just playing games. Mango Learning has done just that with their apps. This review concentrates on the Fractions Intro app, but having taken a cursory review of many of their other apps for Fractions and Decimals, they seem to really have hit... More →
Pictures Pictures Pictures. I love taking pictures, looking at pictures, and showing off pictures. Kids love to take pictures too, but quick viewing can sometimes be a hassle in the classroom. None of the desktops in our classrooms have built in card readers, so they have to be checked out from the computer lab.
That’s where the Xperia tablet comes in and one of the reasons I love... More →
Many kids love to read, and if they don’t, well we as teachers want to instill a love for reading in them. Reading opens new worlds to many students where they would never be able to go, or opens a fantasy land to their imagination.
Of course there are many story apps to use with your students, so I will just review a few.
Read Me... More →
Many of us are in classrooms that do not yet have HD connections to our projectors or TVs. In my case, all the classrooms in the school are equipped with a ceiling mounted projector that shows the tv cable shows with the click of one button, and the connected computer with the click of another button but has a VGA cable as the input to the projector.. What if you... More →
Kids Numbers and Math by Intellijoy - paid version - has 8 different activities for children from pre-school through second grade. First there is just the identification of numbers. A number is on the screen, it is said, child repeats it and goes to the next number. The second game is to count the number of flowers and choose the correct number. After 5 correct answers there is a little positive feedback... More →
As great as it would be to have a tablet for every student, and although it may seem a little more feasible than the one to one computer solution, it still may be a ways off for many teachers and schools. There are still lots of great ways to use the one tablet in the classroom.
For the primary classroom, one option for the tablet is to use it as... More →
Sony Xperia Tablet and Second Language Learners from Keri Duncan on Vimeo.
The above video is an example of how the Sony Xperia tablet is used in a one-to-one situation with a second language learner. Each week a volunteer at the school comes and spends the day working with different students. For about 40 minutes she works with this particular student to help him in his fluency for sight words.... More →
Black History People
by Quikthinking Software
This app has many of the “usual” people one would expect in studying Black History from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, Bill Cosby and Barack Obama. It has the people divided into categories of Authors and Poets, Civil Rights and Politics, Education and Sports, Entertainment-Art-Business, Inventors, Law, Medicine-Science-Aviation, and Music.
The information provided is limited, but does... More →