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Feelin’ That Beat: Free Apps for Music Lovers & Novices

Today we’ve got apps for anything and everything, so why would music education be excluded? Learning how to read notes, more about music composers, even playing an instrument has never been easier than now, seeing that everything can be found at our fingertips. You don’t have to pay for those pricy piano lessons anymore when you’ve got apps that help ...

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Editors’ Welcome

On behalf of The App Teacher’s editorial board, we are delighted to present our inaugural edition. The App Teacher is an open-access journal that features peer-reviewed articles dedicated to educational apps, the professionals who use them, and trends in mobile technologies that impact PreK-16 education. The journal will feature articles that chronicle the successes and challenges teacher-practitioners face in their ...

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“Zooming” into Synchronous Teaching Online

So, we are at the end of the fall semester (or at least up to Thanksgiving Break), and I am teaching one of the final classes for my Masters of Education in Literacy program. It is the capstone course, and there are nine students in it. Throughout the semester, eight of us have met face-to-face and one student has joined ...

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Ideas for (un)Duplicating Similar Apps

A challenge I have been having lately is the overlapping of apps. Recently, I was reviewing dictionary apps such as Dictionary.com and the Oxford English Dictionary. As I was comparing these two apps, I was challenged in that they essentially performed the same function and provided similar information. To be frank, a word’s definition, its pronunciation, and part(s) of speech ...

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Backwards Planning and App-Based Lessons

With the move to backwards planning as the lesson-planning model, it includes app-based lessons as well. In my classes, I explain backwards planning as planning with the assessment in mind. I explain that we need to think about what we want our students to be able to do at the end of the lesson using the content we taught. I ...

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