Apps for Learning
40 Best iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone Apps for High School Classrooms
- Harry J. Dickens - 21st Century Fluency Project
- Andrew Churches - 21st Century Fluency Project
The 21st Century Fluency Series
How to teach "generation app"
This first book in a three-book series offers a wealth of strategies for integrating 40 of the most effective applications—or apps—for the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone into K–12 classrooms to cultivate 21st century fluencies. The authors show how to use them to enhance teaching and learning and to address curricular objectives in an engaging, relevant, real-world environment. Written by practitioners for practitioners, key features include:
- Apps with an extended shelf life, such as Pages, Keynote, iMovie, and Google Earth
- An overview of each app's cost, application type, curriculum area, basic functions and features
- Examples for using each tool in practice
"With the push for a technology-centered classroom, it is useful to have a book such as this one to help teachers navigate through the applications available to determine their usefulness in the classroom."
"The authors clearly describe the apps and highlight connections between classroom instruction and student learning."
"The chapters provide comprehensive information on each app including the subject areas, cost (if any), developer address, background information, and how to use the specific app. This is an important contribution to the myriad resources available for teachers who like to use technology in their classroom."
"The authors encourage educators to think outside of personal comfort zones to capitalize on young learners’ inquisitiveness."
"This is a very important resource for teachers. The authors offer many creative uses for these apps, the ideas are easy to implement and are sure to increase student engagement and excitement about learning. An outstanding asset for the teacher who wants to build a foundational toolkit that will support 21st Century learning."